Small is Beautiful – 2
The second version of my tiny reviews. I am truly enjoying this more than the regular big ones. Imagine me wasting time for movies like Tashan, Kuruvi, etc.
Yaaradi Nee Mohini(Who are u, oh seductress?)– Directed by debut director Jawahar and scripted by Selva Ragahavan, this movie is a remake (Aadavari Maatalaku Ardhule Verule, starring Venkatesh and Trisha) of the latters directional debut in Tollywood. The story at no point in the movie is believable and goes on in a very predictable way. Yet the scenes that show the father-son relationship is noteworthy. Check out the scene where Dhanush informs his friends about his fathers demise; powerful. The cast comes out with good performances, but there is absolutely no chemistry between the lead pair. Watchable. Rating 2.5/5
Santhosh Subramaniam(That’s a name, no translation)– Another Telugu remake (Bommarillu, starring Siddharth and Genelia) to hit the screen in the same month. A saccharine sweet family concept wonderful performances from Genelia, Prakash Raj and Jeyam Ravi. The movie doesn’t drag at any instance, but there are a few cliché scenes at the end. The remake doesn’t end here, its being remade in Bollywood under Boney Kapoors production house starring Harman and once again Genelia. One of the best feel good movies to have released in Kollywood in recent times. Recommended. Rating 3.5 / 5.
Tashan(Style, Attitude, Whatever!)- I already wasted 2+ hrs watching this. Cant waste anymore. Strictly avoidable. Rating 1/5 (1 for Akshay Kumar and the songs).
Nepali(Again, self explanatory)- Though the basic plot offers nothing new, the story telling is unique; three different phases in a persons life coincides with a fourth one. Bharath comes in four different makeovers and is simply brilliant in all of them. The climax is different from what we usually see in these kinds of movies and for a change and the whole police investigation looked very convincing. Watchable; but not advisable for children due to violence. Rating 3 /5.
Kuruvi(Sparrow)- One of the most pathetic movies to have come this year from Kollywood. Much was expected from the Dharani-Vidyasagar-Vijay-Trisha combination. Vidyasagar did a good job in the music department whereas director Dharani spoiled his reputation with this movie. Vijay should take up acting seriously and Trisha should stop acting. Strictly avoidable. Rating 1/5 (1 for the songs and its picturisation).
Bhram(Illusion)- The promos were misleading and didn’t want me to approach as I thought it was another skin flick. Then the other reviews came out with misleading reports like good thriller, etc. Except for certain scenes that keep you hooked, this is also a waste of time. Dino Moreo proves again that he is a bad actor, but Milind Soman takes the cake this time for his restrained performance. New comer Sheetal Menon has nothing to do except look like a devastated drug addict throughout the movie. Avoidable. Rating 2/5.
Arai en 305il Kadavul(God in Room no.305)– An out of the box thinking for a script; god (brilliantly portrayed by Prakash Raj) comes down to earth to help two youngsters (played by comedians Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu) who are struggling in their life. The duo then steals a gadget that gives god the power to control the universe, which makes the god a common man. There are baseless rumours that this movie is a rip off of Bruce Almighty. The similarity lies only in the basic premise of God coming down to earth The second half of the movie at various points is a let down with too much of preaching and should have been a lot tighter; it looks as if the director and the scriptwriter lost interest in the movie. Watchable for a good time pass. Rating 3/5.