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December 07, 2009

Movies Galore.

It has been a movie marathon for the past couple of months.

About two little school boys who fight all the time. And their families.

It was a cute, sweet, real, feel good movie with a filmy climax. The two little boys were wonderful to watch without the over the top acting which is very common with child actors in Tamil movies. I could nt name even one actor in that movie. Every ones new but what a fantastic performance! I especially loved the female who plays Anbus mom. The way her expression changes when her husband disappoints her on their anniversary is fantastic. I always like movies with a rural touch in them. I fondly remember my Dindigul days, the Madurai slangs and get nostalgic.

A super natural thriller. A young wife dies. Her ex boyfriend whos now a Police officer investigates the case.

Brilliant movie. I was blown away by how sleek the movie was. Agreed that I had expectations since it was from Sankar productions but this from a first time director? Awesome. Not that the movie was without flaws but I could easily overlook them because of the brilliant dialogues, the cinematography and the wonderful performances by all the actors. A must watch. Sent a shiver down my spine when I went to the restroom after this movie and saw a red tube of hand cream on the top of the sink staring at me while I was washing my hands! :) Water and the color Red are a constant part of this movie.

Achamundu Achamundu
Set in the USA, its about an Indian family's ordeal when the guy who comes to paint the basement turns out to be a paedophile.

The movie was OK. Prasanna and Sneha have done a good job. The dialogues were good. Kannil Dhaagam song is awesome. But I did not like the story. What was the point of this movie? What does the director want to convey? One has to be very careful with messages like this in a movie. According to me, most of the target audience is going to take this movie in a wrong way. That these bad things happen only in the US.(since its set in the US and the painter guy is an American) That even little girls should be "properly" dressed and be adakkam odukkam in this Kali Yugam! And the people who will take the right message from this movie - well, they already are aware. So whats the point? I would ve liked it if this movie was set in India. And if the child were a boy. Now that would send the right message.

Wake up Sid
A carefree, rich boy gets life lessons from a girl with whom he falls in love with.

Cute movie. The one which would ve made my heart go flippity flip if I had watched it while I was in college! :) Ranbir and Konkana have given a beautiful performance. Actually, every one has done a good job in this movie.

A stupid movie about a stupid treasure.

Who does Akshay think he is? John Travolta? Oh please!! And Sanjay Dutt - dont put wordsu in my mouthu!!

Tha Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Hostage situation. Sleek Villain. Smart Hero.

I can never get tired watching John Travolta scheming some bad, bad things! ;) and add Denzel Washington to the mix, its a treat to watch them just talk. One lazy Sunday last month, I just wanted a break(shut up, sis!) and took off to watch this movie alone not knowing anything about the movie. It was a good time pass.

Inglourious Basterds
Is it a war movie? Is it a Tarantino movie? Hey, its both!

Now that's what I call a movie! Oh boy! What a treat to watch a movie like this. Amazing, just mind blowing. I just did nt want the movie to end. Christoph Waltz steals the scenes. The first 20 or so minutes of the movie is so gripping that even if the rest of the movie had Sanjay Dutti in it, I would nt have noticed!

Another Doomsday movie. Yawn!

Agreed that the visual effect are mind blowing. But after a point, I stopped caring. Tell me this. When the ENTIRE world is being wiped out and billions and billions of people have died, do you really care if a big bunch of rich snobs and the protagonists family live or not? I dont. Die, die, die. Lets kill everybody, I say.


utbtkids said...

OMG, the first to comment?!!
Unless some one else had already commented and it hasn't been approved yet. *Looking around with an evil expression*

Hey I have watched 1.5 from this list. Taking of Pelham was good. Pasanga, I slept after an hour, so it counts as half.

Praveen said...

Agree with you on Eeram and Pasanga.

Eeram: There were so many idiots who didn't really get what that red color was trying to convey. Some morons asked me why was that guy gazing at the kid's umbrella in the climax!!

Achamundu Achamundu: Apparently Arun wanted the movie to be set in India and then backed out coz of the problem the censor might create. The movie could have been way better.
You can discuss the movie with Arun if you like: Arun's Blog.

Iktara from Wake up Sid is a beautiful song isn't it?

Blue: dont put wordsu in my mouthu!! ARR should learn to say NO sometimes.

2012: I guessed it would be a yawn, so skipped it.

Agree with you on the rest.

Do watch The Reader, UP (with kids if possible), 500 Days Of Summer, Kaminey (Not seen yet?!!)

I am hoping you would watch Paa and write about it.

aargee said...

Dindigul days!!!! Even I lived there between 1989 and 1993. You never know...we might even know each other hahaha
Because few months back I came to know, I studied in a school(in Dindigul) where DDmom's dad used to be the principal and her sister whom I knew had been my senior!

MLC said...

'eeram' was AWESOME le? i was thrilled to watch it in the theatre! the hero (cop) looked gd toooooo!;-P

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

You have watched quite a lot of movies ... nice breaks. I hope you haven't had to give up sleep to catch up on movies :)

Rohini said...

wordsu in my mouthu? LOL!

DDmom said...

Ah!! I saw quite a few the last few days.. One one from this list :)

Wake up Sid - nice, cute. Ranbir is edible :)

Ajab prem ki gazab kahani - Sort of dosed of in between.. too predictable. Reminds me I am getting old and need to start filtering kiddo style movies.

Kaminey - Not my kind, but I think the direction, pace of the movie and the acting was exceptional.

Dil Bole Hadippa - Rani was pathetic. Concept was good, but thats about it.

Mr and Mrs Khanna - One big piece of CRAP!

Gulliver Travels - Kids dosed off half way, I sat through it :)

Alright, I need to take it to my blog.. I know.. I know..

Bouncing-Bubble said...

I strongly feel Shankar is one lucky person. As director, he spends millions of his producer's money, but as producer, he hits off with just the minimum.

As for achamundu-2, that's the misconception of movie makers as to how it'd go down among the Tamil audience. Some are just not bold enough to call a spade a spade.

Shobana said...

Intha padam poduma innum konjam vennuma? Seriously, I loved Earam for it being from a 1st time director and that it had a cute looking hero!

Poppy said...

I've watched only one from this list - Wake Up Sid. Thanks for the tamil picks - will try those sometime!

Anonymous said...

Oh!Kannil thagam song is awesome because of sowmya's voice and the lyrics is good are right..what is the point of that movie..
And haven't watched any other movie except "Inglorious Bastards" - will choose the "week-end movie" based on your reviews....

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Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I really want to know more about the best Tamil movies to watch. I am a total fan of Tamil movies. Of course, I understand the language as I am a mallu:)

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