Monday, 25 November 2013

Irandam Ulagam (2013) ~ Review

Selvaragavan clearly following the footsteps of Darren aronofsky. Yet again his intelligence comes to play. The Title depicts the whole story, which showcases love & death. The Plot and things like switching the screenplay to parallel universe simultaneously reminded me of 'The Fountain (2006)'. Bunch of mistakes in the 1st half spoiled the fun. Second half is all about fighting the dumbest chauvinistic evil force. The Unknown second world contains contrasting visuals. Be it fantasy, including too much colorful essence to the celluloid was not a brilliant idea. Nevertheless, fabulous picturization. By this time, Ramji must be receiving adulation for his spectacular work.

The esoteric mythical love story taking place in another world is more or less a sparkling fairly tale and likely be told to kids during bed time. Budget cannot be an excuse all the time for bad visual effects. If budget is a constraint, it's best not to even try doing such a shoddy job (i.e applying hue tones everywhere in the field or showing dragon like creatures always flying around just because it's an alien planet).

Anushka's performance, a huge let down. I didn't expect anything from Arya because i know time and again he'll prove why he's a half-talented hero :P Our fellow audiences lost in translation trying to understand the motive. Aayirathil Oruvan had a strong story and made a tremendous impact. Even though Mayakkam enna was partly inspired from 'A Beautiful Mind (2001)', it was beautiful at some stages whereas Irandam Ulagam failed to deliver the hidden intensity. The director who preached the importance of love in his flicks Kadhal Kondein and 7G Rainbow colony in a distinctive way couldn't able to do the same in the fantasy world. Most of the play should have been improved. As i mentioned earlier, every good movie gets spoiled by its own content.

My Opinion: 
Don't come to a conclusion after hearing it from anyone (that includes me). Until you watch the film, make no change to your anticipation.

Rating: 5.5/10

Valiant effort from the courageous film maker. All i could see is symptoms of him falling into a trap in the near future. I'm also not sure whether this would be praised by current generation cinema fans.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Krrish 3 (2013) ~ Review

One more Indian-Superhero movie successfully added to the trash. The third installment of Koi... Mil Gaya series -[of which Krrish 2 is still missing] Krrish-3 is a compilation of all the comic superhero characters, particularly concentrated on X-Men. The Story is set up in Mumbai or should i say the whole Mumbai shown, is nothing more than just a unattractive useless Set, thus lacks creativity and originality.

Evergreen and charismatic Hrithik as Krishna (Krrish) battles Supervillain Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) and his mutants. Here kaal has telekinetic powers and moves in a hover chair, imitating Professor-X (which doesn't suit him). Perhaps, V.Oberoi  should stick to gangster films, that's where his ruthlessness looks good. Coming back to Hrithik, he kept nervous whenever things got a bit serious. Even though he played his own father, without much difference to his appearance, it did not seem like both characters were played by the same actor at all. Kangana ranaut plays a role of form-changing female mutant Kaya (Hench-women of Kaal) who later falls in love with Krishna. Apart from these two characters, there is no significant performances could be seen in the screen. Priyanka chopra has been used as a modern sentimental wife every there and then and to remind us that she is still a part of the franchise.

The whole 152 mins or so is entirely based on two concepts "Light is life" and "Fusion is future" but eventually fails to tell what its all about?

Kangana ranaut covers most of the opposite genders by uncovering most of her body, wearing half-naked costumes may help improve glamour but it surely does not make a film like this suitable for children's.

First half was enthusiastic with Krrish's energetic intro. Unfortunately the remaining half couldn't carry the same momentum. Coming to visual effects, even a PS3/XBOX game will have better graphics.
I often keep pondering why the makers are still believing in making songs in these kind of movies.. I know it has become a tradition and indian spectators will always love to watch songs and dance movements but instead of adding another extra cost just for 300 secs romance in a foreign location, why couldn't they rather invest more on VFX? At-least it would reduce the running time.

Climax stunt sequences are entirely copied from Man of Steel. Salim-sulaiman's music never lost the resonance at the crucial stages but Rajesh roshan's songs was not useful in anyway.
Krrish 3
ends in a way that still something left in the series.

Rating: 5/10

With preliminary suspense, it is more a emotional treat than a action based movie, could have been made much better. Another mega budget rip-off :/ Nevertheless, Krrish 3's packaging is fairly pretty yet the Roshan trio's (Hrithik, Rakesh & Rajesh) could not able to provide what the audience really need.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Arrambam (2013) ~ Review

The most wanted person in the most wanted film of the year, the protagonist Ajith Kumar a.k.a Thala, flies from country to country, place to place without getting caught or being noticed by anyone. The same thing happened in his previous blockbuster film Manktha and directors yet again failed to rectify. If i list out all the un-digestible flaws present everywhere in the movie, it may form a mega domino deck :P There's no logic behind most of the sequences. Cliched too much and added to this, we have a goofy villain. Infact, Mankatha was lot better than this in all way respective of the flaws it had. Our devoted fans will try to justify everything so i ain't gonna criticize about anything no more, i'm already done arguing with these people.

Whether its a boat or bike, it is always scintillating to watch him ride :) To admit, background beats were the true savior but even then, it turned out to be exasperating because whenever Ajith walks, the music is tuned-on. It's really effing to watch this stuff since we are dealing with this repetitive matter right from Billa.  For a film to be of better quality, the makers must stop depending upon specific person or their talent alone.Vishnu vardhan failed to bring the quality product. Arrambam is nothing when you take away Yuvan from the crew. It's a good for nothing mediocrity flick. Full of gimmicks.

Rating: 5.5/10

Never bother about the predictability or copied scenes. This one will be delight if you are a Ajith fan or a commercial movie lover. But if you're dedicated thy self to good cinema then stay away from this as you recently did to Thalaivaa and Singam-II (If possible, skip the atrocious All in All azhagu raja as well).

Pandiya naadu (2013) ~ Review

A Typical Tamil commercial film that begins in a way that irks us and soon catches pace thereafter. I never liked Vishal's previous flicks than Theeratha Vilayaatu Pillai but from now on, this would be his best till date and next to Avan Ivan in performance wise. Not enough to be considered as good, at-least he tried something new to come up with. D.Imman's score in the second half -cum- climax pulls the nerves,  an adequate booster! 

Legend Bharathi raja showed the meaning of the famous quote "Revenge is the best form of Emotion". Contributions from Soori, Vikranth and the Sharath (Who plays the antagonist) filled the remaining portion. With awkward films like Rajapaatai and Aathalaal Kadhal seiveer in his list, Suseendran's graph remains mysterious. Viewers cannot find much reasons to despise for it would be a perfect masala treat for tamil audiences, 150 mins of packed entertainment!

Rating: 7/10

Pandiya naadu, unsung winner of this year's Diwali race. Who would have thought?
Anyway, satisfied for 120 bucks;)