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Bangalore naatkal – Movie Review

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Bangalore Naatkal is an Indian Tamil comedy drama film directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar, which is a remake of the 2014 Malayalam film Bangalore Days written and directed by Anjali Menon. Arjun (Arya), Kannan alias Kutty (Bobby Simha) and Divya(SriDivya) are inseparable cousins who have different dreams of their future , but one common dream is that they settle down in Bangalore and enjoy rest of their life. Arjun is a rebel from his childhood days, lives away from his from a dysfunctional family and enjoy lives to the movement but lacks commitment, Kutty lands in Bangalore in a software job but soon misses his native place and feels awkward living in the city. Divya who wants to pursue her studies is forced into marriage with Prasad (Rana) who resides at Bangalore. Arjun joins them in Bangalore as a racing Bike Mechanic and rest of story is how their lives go through a roller-coaster ride in their city of dreams.

Remakes are never easy as the original always has a cultural flavor, and the actors performances are always in a comparative mode. But the director made sure that he stuck to the original script and didn’t deviate and gave us a decent remake. SriDivya and Parvathy are key actors who never let their character down, For Rana it was huge step to doing a character like this but it could have been better. Arya gave us a decent performance, but Bobby Simha was a total mismatch for the character and his narration throughout the film made it sound awkward. Bangalore Naatkal maybe a decent flick for the ones who skipped the original version. I give it 4/10

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Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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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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