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Maryan – movie review

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Maryan

A Story of love, pain and sacrifice marks the debut of the Ace ad filmmaker Bharathbala in Tamil Films with Maryan . The story starts with Maryan (Dhanush) in Sudan as a contracted worker leading to the flashback where he is an energetic fisherman who falls in love with Panimalar (Parvathy). At a crucial point he takes the job in Sudan to clear her family’s debt, and when he is about to come back he is taken hostage by terrorists. With Dhanush and Parvathy in lead roles and AR Rahman to drown you into a sea of harmony is worth a watch.It’s all Dhanush in the film, his charismatic role and screen presence charms the young crowd in the theatre. And there are a few scenes in the film in which he would be praised. Parvathy as Panimalar is superb in her role; she shows her emotions and proves she is a terrific actress.

But the film lacks pace and the whole of first half are just scenes randomly shot and placed with no proper screenplay. A story formulates only by the end of the First half which makes you sit for the second half. The cinematographer has used different tones for the scenes in India and Africa. Some of the angles are too good, but mostly the frames lack composition. Other than Appukuti who acts as his friend other characters proved to be mediocre in their roles. Songs  proves to be the highlight in the film ‘Nenjey Ezhu’ stands tall so as Innum Konjam Neram. Direction resembles that of Mani Ratnam style in some places in the film. Overall a directionless first half and a director’s second half gives Maryan 6/10 .

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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Movie Review

 

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Movie Review

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Is the true story of Milkha Singh also called as”Flying Sikh” – world champion runner, who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition to become one of India’s most iconic athlete.  The film starts in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome in which he loses the race while still haunted from his childhood memories and trauma. “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” may be the best told film of a sportsperson in India and certainly leave you with a sense of pride for having the legendary athlete as a fellow countryman. Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh was great; he has portrayed the athlete’s role to the core, whether it was the young Jawan who ran the cross country race for a mug of milk to the determined athlete who asks his coach the world record time for the 400m race. Great performances from Divya Dutta as Milkha’s devoted elder sister and Japtej Singh the boy who acted as young Milkha Singh.

Having such great Performances in the Film, it still lacked good screen play, the editing was never tight, unwanted long scenes in the film (the film was 187mins long). Sonam Kapoor’s portion of the film never had any depth in the film. The story had lot of pot holes and a clear 25mins could have been cut in the Film. The art direction was very poor; the costumes were just looking retro and did not blend in the film. The Locations in which they had shot was the only thing which gave a periodic composition, but most of it was just the race track. Good work from the VFX team who had undergone pain to restore old footage and recreating stadium and crowd multiplication. Finally the only thing which makes the film remember will be the Farhan Akhtar’s career best acting (till date). I give the film 5/10.

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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Movie Review

 

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Pacific Rim – Moview review

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Pacific Rim

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea.To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots.

Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo Del Toro was one of my most expected film this year, to my expectations the action sequences and effects are spectacular , the detail the giant monsters were given in terms of texturing and animation was just superb .Saying that the film didn’t have anything else to offer. With a very weak and a predictable storyline the only thing which was entertaining was the action sequences between the robots and the monsters. The action sequences are well thought out and the sound effects compliment the visuals without fail, but at time you just see only part of the monster or the robot. Visually the frames looked colorful and attractive but during the action sequence u just simply see fire, sparks and metal alone. With no great performances from any of the actors you just have to wait for an action sequence to follow. the so called ‘Drift ‘ which blends the minds of the pilots and basically enables them to know each others thoughts and memories which they need two pilots to work in tandem to control the Jaegers is the only original idea of the film.I saw it in Dolby Atmos and 3D which was not worth at all, 3D maybe at times but I did not feel the Atmos experience. But if you are a hardcore fan of Giant robot the Series and spectacular CGI action sequences like me, you will love Pacific Rim. I give it 10/10 for CGI and visual effects but I give it 5/10 for the movie.

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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Movie Review

 

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Singam 2 Movie review

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Singam 2 releases with much expectations, with 2 lead heroines 2 comedians and a bonus of 3 villains . Singam 2 starts were it ended in Singam part 1 when Duraisingam (Surya) resigns from his duty but is secretively assigned to monitor the coastal area for illegal activities, where he finds out the illegal drugs being imported by the local heads and the international drug dealer Danny.

The Film races fiercely in the first half hour but drags with many unwanted scenes and songs. Santhanam’s leads in screen space than Vivek and gives a few laughs in film. Hansika’s character starts strong but fails in the end with no logic. Anuska‘s scenes were placed in wrong places in the film often followed by a song. Suriya roars in his role, but there is hardly any noticeable contribution from the rest of the cast. In fact his and Anushka’s and Hansika’s family members and characters hardly have any purpose  and just adds unwanted scenes in the film. DSP fails to deliver, none of the songs register and the background score lacks energy. The director desperately tries to make a better film than its prequel, but eventually fails in the process by just dragging it for 165 mins and without a proper finish.  I give the film 4/10.

P.S.  Singathe kaatala pathirukalam , but Singam dance intha padathula than paakka moodiyum

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Movie Review

 

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