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Kandasamy – My Review

August 22, 2009 23 comments

Saw Kandasamy Yest Evening show at Albert Theatre . The show started only at 7.30 . I liked the movie overall, but none of my friends liked it . Vikram’s officer-look in the movie is definitely a great plus for the movie . Susi Ganesan has tried a ‘Shankar’ though i should say . Camera Work in the Movie is Extraordinary . Better than most Hollywood movies i’ve seen recently . I’ve always thought that the only thing which differentiates Tamil Movies from Hollywood is that our  directors are bound to take films with a standard template format .  Love Sequences , Songs , Item numbers . If you cut off all unwanted songs and masala sequences from Kandasamy, i am sure it’ll be a top class movie .

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Vikram . His mannerisms, walk, Voice  every thing is a plus. Shriya’s Skin Show, Suchi’s voice didn’t match well at all . She has modified her walk and look . But could have been better.
Camera . Some shots in the boat club were a real treat to eyes . Special Effects . They have worked too much on effects . Songs looked like Advertisements .
Art by Thottatharani . Sets were great . ‘Meow Meow’ song setup was fantastic . BGM was a bit off track . Devi Sri Prasad must have paid a little more attention to BGM .
Vadivelu’s Comedy was as usual historic . Laughed our ass out at the theatre . Prabhu must have been put to a better use.
Screen Play was very fast and energetic. Fight sequences even though good, were a bit lengthy .
Mexico part was very well filmed
Director had tried to tie every possible loose ends in the movie . Explain every single detail which most superhero movies won’t bother to explain

Everyone say it is a mixture of many movies . If you count Prabhu as Police and the hero running around in Expensive Armani Suits and wearing everybrand of Sunglasses present in the market and driving a dozen cars each of different ‘business-quizzer-know-how’ brand, it does look like Billa . If you see it as lots of people working together as a clandestine team for a cause it does look like Ramana . Else if you see it as Hero battling out black money , it maybe like Sivaji The Boss.  No , i didnt count ‘Yaavarum Nalam’ as Vikram comes out with a hammer and all . Don’t be ridiculous . Whatever it may, Kandasamy is a whole new movie with a class of its own . Worth seeing atleast once. I would give it 3 and half stars .

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Vikram . His mannerisms, walk, Voice ; every thing is a plus.

Shriya’s Skin Show, Suchi’s voice didn’t match well at all . She has modified her walk and look . But could have been better.

Camera . Some shots in the boat club were a real treat to eyes .

Special Effects . They have worked too much on effects . Songs looked like Advertisements .

Art by Thottatharani . Sets were great . ‘Meow Meow’ song setup was fantastic .

BGM was a bit off track . Devi Sri Prasad must have paid a little more attention to BGM .

Vadivelu’s Comedy was as usual historic . Laughed our ass out at the theatre .

Prabhu must have been put to a better use.

Screen Play was very fast and energetic.

Fight sequences even though good, were a bit lengthy .

Mexico part was very well filmed

Director had tried to tie every possible loose ends

In the movie . Explain every single detail which most superhero movies won’t bother to explain

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Making of a Mega Serial

August 19, 2009 7 comments

This infinite abyss of vettiness has pushed me into watching Mega Serials. I already am a fan of many English Series but Tamil Mega Serials which air during Dinner Time caught my attention only in the recent times. Everytime i see an episode of these serials, i wonder how much effort the story writer or the director would have put for this particular show . And thus this blog post takes shape . Every serial now has a Ex Top Kollywood Actress in the lead role . This is one more thing i don’t understand ; All series have strong female leads while there is no importance given to Men . Men in tamil series are usually old and drunkard father, useless husband, arrogant brother, cunning brother-in-law,  comedian sidekick etc. no strong roles given . And they call us MCP . Duh. Alright Alright now moving to our post . It is a simulation of what possibly happens in a shooting spot of a Nedumthodar .

[Heroine arrives in Innova half hour late, while the rest of the crew is drinking tea and not to mention the story writer is waiting for inspiration to strike]

Heroine: Hi director , innikku shot enna ?

Dir: Onnum illa madam. Unga thangachi unga sothula pangu kettu sanda podranga .

Heroine: Atha thaane pona vaaram eduthom .

Dir : Athu unga modhal thangachi Vimala , Ippo sanda podrathu unga rendavathu thangachi Kamala .

Heroine: Oh . Ok Sir . Seekaram shooting mudichidalam , enakku pala appointments irukku .

Dir: Dei Madam kku touch up pannunga da . Dialogue oru thadava padichu kaatidunga .

Asst . Dir : Madam inthaanga unga dialogue .

Heroine : ‘Ippadi aniyaayam panriye di paavi

Sir oru half hour time kudunga , dialogue memorize pannanum .

Sir , namma episode half hour la . En scene poga innikku vera yaar scenellam irukku ?

Dir : Unodathu mattum thaan ma .Half hour runtime a irunthaalum , advertisement llam poga 15 mins thaane footage time .

Heroine : Seri , 15 mins intha shotukku adhigam thaane .

Dir : Cha Cha . Neenga kovama unga dialogue solreenga . Unga face close up onnu podrom . Apram oru flip horizontal . Konjam Camera va shake panrom . Minnal effect podrom . Kadal la alaiyellam nikkudhu , Paravayellam parakkama pause aaguthu , roadla vandiyellam odama kedakkuthu , indha footage llam podrom . Apparam unga thangachi pesum bothu thirumbavum ithe sequence follow panrom . Aana namma inga oru twist vekkarom . Ellam reverse la oduthu !

Ithu mattumillame background sound . ‘Ho ohh , oh hoooo , ohoohohoh‘ . ‘ Jum ja Jum ja Jum ja jumja jum ja ‘ . ‘ Papapapaaaa, papapaaaa ‘ . Aprom unga perla oru rap . ‘ Here come arasi , she’s the man ‘ ‘ Yo people ‘ . Intha maarilam bg la asatharom .

Opening song oru 2.30 + shot oru 10.00 + special effects 2.30 . Avlo thaan episode over .

Heroine : Romba nallathu director .

Dir: Madam, take porathukku munnadi innoru matter . Innikku namma serial 1200 vathu episode . So openingla oru cake vetra scene vechirukkom . Unga 2 thangachinga , auto otrare andha kozhundhanaar , apram namma kudikaara gopi , appa sir , villan thambi ellarum serndhu cake vetramaari . Apparama sandaikku poidlam .

Heroine : Cake vetna porumla ? Cake Sappadra maarinna en dietitian a thaan call panni kekkanum .

Dir: Vetna podhum ma . Vetnale podum .

Dei, Ungala ellam modhalla vetnum da . Velinaatlellam evlo yosichu , plan panni , season 1 season 2 , season finale, Fall Break nnu release pannittu irukkan . Neenga ennanna setukku vandhu than kadhaye yosikkareenga . ‘Dr. Who‘ llam 1963 la irunthu oduthu , ippo varaikkum 750 episode thaan vandhirukku . Aana namma Kolangal , Arasi llam ippove 700 touch panni stronga poittu irukku . Villana pathu ‘ Vandhutan paaru sandalan , Kattaila poravan , Abhi seendalanna ivanukku thookame varathu’ nnu solra thaaimaargal irukkara varaikkum indha serialkkelam mudive kedayathu’ .

Top 10 Kollywood Technology Breakthroughs

August 9, 2009 28 comments

Everybody loves Technology . And with the invent of new technologies, life tends to become a bit more easier . But there’s always a strong between Kollywood and Tech Breakthroughs . I’ve seen many Technologies ‘unveiled’ in Tamil Movies . In these lines , well see the Top 10 Tech Breakthroughs of Kollywood .

10. The Point Blank Sniper-Modhi Vilayadu

Modhi Vilayadu is a Comedy Circus . So lets concentrate only on our part . A trained Assassin from HongKong is hired to kill Vinay . And guess what , he rides along in a van adjacent to Vinay’s car in a attempt kill scene . He sports the usual full black dress with a gulla-face mask . The gun he uses is a high tech Sniper rifle which pans and zooms at the target automatically .  Eventhough the target is a punch away from the barrel , it focuses exactly and the assassin any how misses the shot . Point Blank Sniper is at Number 10.

9. Finger Pistol – Newtonin Moonram Vidhi

This is NOT a kollywood breakthrough actually , it was invented by the Director of the Mega Hit Holly movie ‘Shoot ’em Up’ . Ya , the one with Monica Bellucci 😛 . In NMV , S.J. Surya has a set of bullets but unfortunately couldn’t find a gun . So he keeps each bullet in the gap between his fingers and keeps his hand in fire . The bullets fire like party pops and kills the Villain . Seems Surya don’t need guns after all .

8. The Auto Corrupt Pen Drive – Billa 2007

Ajith gives a Pen Drive to Rahman at the Climax scene . At first he checks it and it ‘Works’ fine . ‘works’ here means there is a extremely complex User Interface design on the Pen Drive which on Plugging autoruns and shows the List of Names of All Felons associated with him . Such a thoughtful backup by ‘Jegadish’ . And the fun part is that after some time the PC screen starts shaking and a error message is shown saying ‘File Corrupted’ in Big Red Capital Letters . Apple, are you listening ?

7. Video Background Analyzer – Narasimha

The Terrorists send a video to the Police which is shot from a Desert Location . But it is actually not . The T forces shoot the video in a Snowy place and apply their CG expertise in it to change the BG . Vijaykanth on seeing the video , finds out that the BG has been tampered and hits ‘Enter’ on the Keyboard . Kaboom. The original snowy bg shows up and they zero in the Terrorists hiding place . Highly Advanced Material .

6. The Parachute Coat – Villu

Before going to the Parachute Coat, this whole sequence from Villu is Futuretastic. The Laser Room copied from Resident Evil, the biometric , voice and retina testing machine which projects the message ‘Voice code accepted’ in mid air and the Pocket Knife which cuts through Industry Grade Aluminum like Processed Cheese , the list goes on . Anyway, when Vijay jumps from the Plane , he doesn’t seem to wear a Parachute. But when he tears open his Coat, a fully functional Parachute kicks out and he flies and lands in Nayanthara’s lap . Ya , HE WAS WEARING THE CHUTE THE WHOLE TIME ! .

5.  Do-it-Yourself Phone Explosives – Madura

The Villain owns a Mobile Network . So what ? He plants explosives in SIM cards . Soon most of the phones in the city have this Remote Controllable Any Time Activation Explosive in them . When Villain threatens to detonate it by Calling A NUMBER , Vijay destroys a nearby telephone tower and thus saving millions of lives . The city is safe , Thanks to Powerpuff Vijay .

4. Bullet Proof Archana Plates – Sabari

This Video is probably the most watched Video in YouTube . Vijaykanth has a archana plate under his shirt. The Bad Guy takes out a .38 and takes a clean shot at Captain’s Chest area. The bullet cruises towards him , hits the plate takes an inverse swinging parabolic path and hits back the bad guy clean an square . NYPD R&D guys have watched the video zillion times , reports say .

3. Pyro Tactics – Sanda

Nadiya and her Daughter arrive in a car . Our hero Sundar C takes a Knife and throws it with deadly precision towards the Fuel tank of the car . The knife clean shaves the Tank cover along with the lid . Then he ignites his cigarette using his BARE HANDS , how cool is it . Then throws the Cig with the same accuracy , it gets into the tank and blows off the damn car . Sundar C scores a 3 pointer .

2. Powerpoint v.135.9 – Sivaji The Boss

Rajini somehow has a ppt which shows the list of bogus assets of people . And as the slideshow progresses , the ppt pulls info from complex servers across the country and finally shows what ? THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF BLACKMONEY IN INDIA . Tax Officials , don’t you worry . The file will be mailed to you soon .

1. Age Miracle – Singaravelan .

This is probably why i thought of writing this post itself.  In Singaravelan , Kamal has a photo of Khusboo shot at the Age of 5 . He wants to know how she looks like after 18 years . So they go to a place called ‘ Computer Point’. The gentle man there scans the photo and does some Coding which makes it possible to create a image of her as she grows year by year . Wait up , after reaching a ‘considerable’ age they decide to cloth her up . And we see the lovely Khusboo dancing around wearing a pink dress in AVM sets filled with dry ice smoke. This by far is the most advanced piece of engineering i’ve ever come across in Kollywood .

I may have left out certain other far more advanced feats . Just let me know . Hail Kollywood .