-ulaga tamil cinema rasikarkaley,ungalukku oru anbu vanakkam,aneha namaskaaram,oru peria kumbidu... nethiadiai sollanumnuna,num kala rasanaiai romba naala- romba shaemamaa uyarthivantha kamal hasan ambi-tamil rasikarkalai -dasaavathaaram enum ulagatharam[yaaravathu ulagatharathirkku konjam vilakkam koduthaa nannaa irukkum] vaaintha thiraipadathin peyaraal,hmm...rombavey sothichutandaapa
if you are not a kamal hasan fan,its convenient to say it now.
i hear someone saying
" naan appavey sonnaenla,-too much hype-romba late-aa release aana entha tamil padamum odiyathaa sarithram illa"-
for a change, appavey naan sonnaenlanu solla virumbum anaivarukkum-U R RIGHT-
kamalukkum adi sarukkum,sarukki vilundu vittar aazhkadalin adhala padhaalathil-avar thiraipadathil varum-vainava veerar rengarajan nambi-aipoal,[but this role is one saving grace-role of that avtar singh too]
numma-sorry-unga- ulaga nayaganakku-semathiyaana adi-avar tendency to take-kalarasikamanikaalaana nammai- for granted-ukku,taking the producer for a very expensive ride-ukku.In cinema jargon-flop- is one son of a b!#**- where everyone disowns it.
"its doomed from the beginning"-an oft used expression-here, it begins with a bang-the first fifteen minutes of the flick-live up beyond hype, rises like a wave of tsunami,so high that-when it comes crashing down-it goes downhill all the way and ends with a whimper-paradoxically-it ends with a poor man's english cinema like tsunami -like a B-grade hollywood flick's III grade spl eFX.
pala koadi selavu seithu make up pannaangalaampaa kamal hasanukku- adhukku bathila andha andha charecterla sila pala nalla nadikarkala nadikka vaithirunthaal naalu kudumbam nalla irunthirukkum-producerukkum makeup selavu minji-irukkum. every so MADE-UP kamal looks like a GROTESQUE,GIGANTISM AFFLICTED PLASTERED version of himself-visually unappealing,intellectually uninspiring-patthu avathaaram padathin kadaikku thaevai padavaey illainu adichu solrein,boss-GIMMIx for the sake of GIMMIx.
himesh parava illai- oariru paatu -"kallai mattum"-at the beginning and the bhangra-pop song at the ending-are quite,really impressive.
devi sriprasad BGM- typical telugu movie stuff-romba iraichal perumbaalum,occassionally appropriate.
HIPPOCRATIC and SUPERFLUOS treatment of existentially as well as philosophically serious issues like- existence of god,violence in the name of religion,corporate greed,unethical science,violation of environment,dalit emancipation-are dealt in banal and hackneyed typical mainstream tamil cinemasque pretentious tones-worth condemning for trying to talk about such paramount issues of concern in one stroke of a stupid cinema.to add to that ,this movie has hurt to the hilt-those who believe in idol worship-oru urchava perumaal silaiai-kanda idathil thooki eriyuraa,thalaikeela puratti edukkuraa-hindu munnani rajagopalan pola aatkal kothicu poiduvaa-minority appeasement laesaa vera- aanaa kadaisiyila muslims-seemed to have been saved by perumal-ngra maathiri oru underlying suggestion vaera-enna vishamam,paarungo.
TO top everything said and done in the movie,the film has grossly insensitive dialogue about the poor victims of HIROSHIMA,PEARL HARBOUR and TSUNAMI.post production workla kooda intha maathiri GLARING ANOMALIES ai yaarumaey kamal hasan sir-ukku suttikkaatalai?
Voluptous with a BIG - V- Mallika Sheravat provides visual relief-HMM..adhuvum interval varaikkum thaan...
ASIN keeps shrieking " AIYO -PerumAALAE"in a shrill tone all thru out the movie-namakkum appadithaan solla thonuthu-ADA ANDAVA-UNSOATHANAIKKU ORU ALAVILLAIYAA?.oru kamal hasan padathil naditha perumai avarukku,namakko porumai thaan sothikkapaduthu...
PAAVAM-jayaprada,naagesh,KR vijaya,napolean-laesaa thenpaduraanga,vanthu vasanam paesi kamal natpukku thalai vanangittu poaraanga-matterku varuvoam
may be kamal hasan has forgotten-
there exists-an expression-" TO CUT TO THE CHASE"-he has interpreted it literally,concretely and what not?-this film is one long dreary-EPPADAA MUDIUM ?-kinda-chase,chase,chase- from a rolling contraption to car to helicopter to aeroplane to jeep to van to train to bike to running on foot,again to train-chase. "hmm,ippavey kanna kattudhaa" -you defenitely feel tired [ kamal too,appears so] at the end of the movie-especially your feet,eyes and ears,huh-on-a longgg ... journey-with hope-to begin with-and exhaustion -to end with-thats the right way to cut to the chase...
the most diehard kamal hasan fan-comes out -saying insecurely" padam paravaillaipa-enna solra?"- then-the so called KAVIPAERARASU vairamuthuvin "AI.NAvum allaikkum ULAGANAYAGAN"-aen antha AI.NA, aen intha aarukodi tamilmakkalai thaun kalaithimiraal kaaya paduthi kodumai seithirukkum kamalhasan avarkalai alaikkum enbathu avar tharkka vaatham seithirukkum-andha oruvaelai illiayo endru ninaikka thonrum kadavulukku mattumaey velicham.
BUT there is one IRONY-kamal has- thru his disjointly entertaining series of wise cracks -all thru the movie-uppilla,sathilla thinpandathirkku-sakkarai saerka muyarchikum vaelaikalin mudivil- quips something like
" NAAN KADAVUL ILLAINU SOLLALA- kadavul irunthaa nalla irukkumnu solrein"- one gem of a dialogue,i believe-[ at last,something positive to say about the movie]
I WISH THAT TOO- KADAVUL irunthaal kamal hasan-ukku nalla puthiai kuduthu-pirathiyaa panathai vaari iraithu veenadikkaama, nalla pillaiyaandaan aatum-makkal manam noakaama-uruppadiyaa aduthu oru padam eduthu ilantha maanamariaadhaia olungaa kaapathikitta avarukkum nallathu, namakkum nallathu.