Monthly Archives: January 2015
Allu Aravind’s Geetha Arts and joins hands with KE Gnanavelraja’s Studio Green to introduce composer GV Prakash Kumar in the lead in comedy horror film Darling. The film revolves between Kathir( GV Prakash) , Kumaran ( Balasaravanan) and Nisha(Nikki Galrani) who decide to commit suicide as they are frustrated and depressed of their individual lives . They plan to this in their friend’s house situated in the outskirts of the city. On the way they meet Athisayaraj ( Karunas) who also joins them as he is also determined to end his life. The minute they land in the house, nothing goes right for them and Nisha gets possessed by an evil spirit. How they deal with this evil spirit forms the rest of the story.
The film which was remade from a Telugu blockbuster “Prema Katha Chitram” fails to impress the audience. Even though GV Prakash and Nikki Galrani give a decent performance, repetitive comedy scenes make the audience yawn with boredom. Few scenes brings laughter and the scene with “Naan Kadavul” Rajendran is one of them. Music was ok but none of the songs tend to stay in the mind. A very predictable story and amateur editing makes it even worse. I give it 2/10.
‘I’ the much awaited movie of the year was released this festival season, which took nearly two years to finish. Lingesan(Vikram) is an aggressive body builder who’s only goal is to become participate in Mr.India competition. He is also obsessed with a model Diya(Amy Jackson), so obsessed that he even buy women products which she represents and does ad films for. When Diya Approaches him to act with her in an ad film, he even gives up the opportunity to compete in the Mr.India competition and agrees to act with. While shooting they fall in love and become the most beautiful couple pair in the AD industry. A chain of events creates a number of enemies to Lingesan and they plan to eliminate him and inject a deadly virus into him which makes him into a hideous hunchback. How he takes revenge on them is the rest of the story.
Vikram’s commitment stands out throughout the film, generally when Shankar directs a film he takes credit, but this film belongs to Vikram. Amy Jackson has also done a good job, minus her lip sync. Cinematography stands out in the first half where it features the scenic Chinese background. . Music is amazing with complimenting cinematography .Art department and the costume department has done an extraordinary job. . Weta’s magic in makeup is amazing and VFX in major sequences looks seamless The simple story has lot of unnecessary scenes, first half editing is very messy and the length of the film is a major drawback. A lot of AD campaign scenes could have been reduced. The bicycle fighting sequence too ends up boring. Shankar’s weak story telling has been compensated with an amazing performance and a great technical team. I give the film 6/10 .
Aambala, Sundar C’s latest directorial venture with Vishal also produced the film under his home banner, Vishal Film Factory. Saravanan (Vishal) runs a company that supplies man power to political meetings and public campaigns.He meets Maya (Hansika) by chance and its love at first sight for him. Fate makes them meet on several occasions in which Saravanan helps out Maya, and they fall in love. Unfortunately their love breaks and Saravanan is distraught. A brief flashback from his mother reveals of his long lost father who is accused of an extra-marital affair and his grandfather’s death. He goes in search for his father and his little brother. He finds them, but living as petty thieves. He then comes to know his father has been disowned by his three sisters who now control his wealth. He then decides to clear his father’s bad name and bring back his family together. How he does this is the rest of the story.
Vishal has done a decent job though the role has more comedy scenes than action scenes. Hansika looks gorgeous throughout the film but still lacks acting skills. Santhanam is the main reason you forget all the nonsense in the film, he makes the audience laugh effortlessly. A huge ensemble of actors fills the screen in the second half, whose names you would never remember. Song are too loud and action scenes louder. Except for one song, courtesy Hip Hop Tamizhan others barely reach you. Despite a very old story and a weak screenplay with zero logic, Sundar C manages to pull it off with overdose of comedy and masala. I give it 4/10