October 5, 2018 by Ajay
Mani Ratnam seems to be tired of people calling his films too mani ratnam-esque so he went out and made Chekka Chivantha Vaanam trying to be as least mani ratnam-esque as possible but he just couldn’t help but have his signature all over the film. Be it associating characters with colours (tones of red all over, monochromatic dresses for single tone and straight forward characters like Varadan, Chitra, Senapati, but more flamboyant for Ethi and Thyagu), the way people talk and respond to questions (as soon as Senapathi wakes up, Chitra tells about Lakshmi in a Kanden Seethaiyai way), power play of characters shown by where they are standing when talking with each other, the list keeps going. And when I have all these things on screen to keep me entertained, I can’t help but be impressed with a film even if the overall story is meh. But in case of CCV, even the story ties all these things together really well.
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July 23, 2017 by Ajay
“Oru kadha sollatta” asks the cartoonized Vedha, breaking the three and a halfth wall before the movie begins, thereby making us question our own morality and judegement for the next 2.5 hours of mind blowing filmmaking. We get ready to listen to the story of a protagonist cop chasing the antagonist villian but Pushkar and Gayathri unexpectedly hit us with such an astonishing story that we also feel like one of the characters in it. We can see the amount of detailing that needs to have been taken care of for writing a screenplay like this and seemlessly integrating it with a mythological story that is used to teach moral lessons to kids. This film also teaches us moral lessons, but the only difference is that it doesn’t treat us like kids.
Category English | Tags: madhavan,pushkar and gayathri,pushkar gayathri,Vijay sethupathi,Vikram Vedha | 1 Comment
June 12, 2016 by Guest Author
Someone recently pointed out how reviews of anything are now titled ‘Thoughts on …’, in what is possibly an attempt to straddle the middle ground and emphasize that they’re just that, one’s thoughts. In that sense, this post is aptly titled, as Iraivi is a movie that will force you to think. And like the other meaning of the word, it will force you to chew the cud for quite a while, be it by watching it a second time in the theater, or multiple times in your mind.
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June 12, 2016 by Ajay
Today Ajay and I have decided to create as many spoilers as possible for ‘Iraivi’ in a Q and A format.
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May 2, 2013 by Ajay
A few days back in an interview, Nalan said “Not even a single scene or a dialogue in the whole movie will be unrelated to the script. Every single thing that is happening and every character who appears on the screen will provide a strong support to the story”. This is what intrigued me the most to watch this movie. It is surprising to see that the movie has actually lived up to his word.
Category English | Tags: nalan,nalan kumarasami,sanchita shetty,soodhu kavvum,soodhu kavvum review,Vijay sethupathi | 1 Comment
December 1, 2012 by Ajay
You don’t see many movies without any major promotions releasing nowadays. They either decorate the cities with the ’50 days’ poster even before its audio gets released or TV channels play serials and movies in between the movie’s trailer. Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom mainly used social networking sites for promotions (the trend that is catching up). This movie has still managed to be the talk of the town during its release – partly because of the promotions given by various cine personalities in social networking sites. In the era of ‘over hyped – under performing’ movies, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom is the exact opposite.
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