Thankful for the few & rare good movies that come along once in a while. You know this will never get accepted at the state level. How can it be when you have the likes of Vijay, Ajith, Surya and a second rung set of wannabes who will act as supermen, woo girls, dance item numbers, beat up Vadivelu (which is supposed to be comedy) etc. and that's all they will do for the rest of their careers. They will then all mutually congratulate each other in a stage in Kodambakkam where Karunanidhi's goons will attend en masse and awards & ludicruous titles will be bestowed on each other.
These kind of movies thankfully will be available in DVD to watch peacefully on a Suday afternoon.
Meanwhile the talaivar brigades with their cacophony, rhyming dialogue (that is supposed to be sweet poetry) & army of political goons will continue with their festivals. Well who is to blame. To each his own.
by King Cobra on Apr 07, 2010 11:27 AM
How dare you insult Thalai! I dont care for the rest of the ratbags but Thalai is unique. He is the best actor who has ever graced this planet. It is unfortunate that he has missed at least 5 Oscars by now. Be careful with your language Fullhouse, or you will face the ire of Thalai's fans. Mark my words, this is my final warning.
by Arun Kumar on Aug 07, 2010 03:53 PM
yes this is one of the few good movies. When I used to go to Saravanna Stores I never even dreamed that those employees were being treated so horribly. I hope they will get to work in humane conditions. And i hate those award ceremonies with Karunanidhi.
by Kamal Rajini on Apr 07, 2010 07:55 AM
I admire your vocabulary. At the same time, fancy words doesn't make facts. Every movie industry makes film in different genre. Bottom line is to entertain people. If people gets entertained and the content if the content is not anti-social, who cares?
We need a dozen vasanthabalan to clean the dirts caused by our veththu heroes who charges crores of Rs to create a garbage movie. No punch dialogues no thigh beating challenges no build up no romancing in nethrelands . Great relief
I saw the movie in Chennai a couple of days back. And the film made such an impact on my mind that I still get tears in my eyes whenever I replay some of the scenes from my mind. Oh! my God! What a sensational movie!. In fact it's not a movie but a stunning real story happenning in almost all over the urban city shopping malls in India. Just think some of those youngsters as your brothers or sisters. You may cry loud to get them out of this profession. But then, poor youngsters from rural areas, getting exploited due to their poverty, by rich crocodiles is a very common thing going on for decades in our country. Will the situation improve after watching this movie? Congrats to Director Vasanthabalan for exposing the truth in cinema painfully.
by jacksparrow on Apr 06, 2010 12:55 PM
You can pick your best film(CD/DVD format) in Burma bazaar where non Tamilians have given fabulous performances in many different angles,no repetitive scenes surely with good positions,there will be related songs and the best you can watch with your family ,if you could reduce the volume of the movie neighbors will not peep at your window while watching your perfect movie...
Re: Re: Re: Terrible
by jacksparrow on Apr 06, 2010 01:59 PM
pen should explain about the position of hands in bathroom or alone ,if its position is where it was then Mr.Pen is known as member of hermophrodite else an pretending sex maniac..
I have not seen the movie but hear from people who have seen it that it is really good.Must admit that some of the new directors from Tamilnadu are taking Tamil cinema to a different level.Many of the movies that have been a hit in the recent past have been movies which have been more down to earth, more realistic showing the lives of real people rather than movies which have been made on star value. Movies like Nadodigal and subramanyapuram were very good . For a person like me who is from Bangalore and who has been viewing all movies- Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, should admit that although bollywood has taken India to the world, it is tamil movies which such talented new directors which are taking us back to our roots. There have been any many movies which have been remade in Hindi from movies of Tamil, Telugu or even kannada but once it goes to Bollywood, they tend to loose the essence and becomes more of sheen and glamour... While iam a big fan of hindi cinema due to its sheer size and some bold themes in the recent past.. Must also admit that being in a metropolitan city like bangalore has also helped me enriching my cinematic experience by way of such classics from Tamil, kannada and Telugu movies.
Why the interviewer is so bothered about Suhasini Maniratnam's remark on the host's film? I don't think neither she or Maniratnam is deserved for commenting out on some good experiments happening in Tamil society through tamil cinema. Cheran, Vasanthabalan, Balaji sakthivel are among those. Suhasini's film "Indira" just talked about upper caste as well as rich people in a village and their struggle to retain their power to do "good" ( as they feel ) to the people. They never have guts to portray the poverty and equality among people. Mostly these Brahmin film makers and story writers are creating an illusion that the society is healthy, but really they are not as such.
Re: Condemnation to interviewer
by Srikanth on Apr 06, 2010 11:14 AM
With all due regards to your views, i think it does not matter here whether suhasini has praised the movie or not, it was more for a affirmation of the success of the movie. Even if you replace suhasini in the article with a say-Radhika or Revathi the fact is Angadi theru is a exceptional movie.The subject is more of Angadi theru rather than what suhasine feels or says. I personally feel that is what is more important.
Re: Condemnation to interviewer
by Vaempuli V on Apr 06, 2010 11:31 AM
oh dear ... K.Balachander, Maniratnam have come down harshly on the society.. but for a true blue dravidian like you, only movies that criticise brahmins and turn a blind eye to the happenings at paapapatti/keeripatti will be good, after all in your jaundiced eyes, equality is for you with a higher caste, not for you with a lower caste. One thing i agree with you though, presence of individuals like you, who cannot think beyond the confines of caste, clearly shows the society is far from healthy.
Re: Re: Condemnation to interviewer
by globalian on Apr 06, 2010 12:00 PM
I accept that, K.Balachander has touched on social issues which affects poor people on films like "Thanneer Thanneer" , "Achamillai Achamillai", "Unnal mudiyum Thambi", etc. But, the later films mostly talked about upper class women's problem and their rights for survival. Maniratnam is a mere a story teller and interested in social change in the society. He used to take a story line and color it rich colors so that they can be sold at big markets. If you notice the new film makers who really take a problem and deal with it to find a solution. Cheran is among the one who has social consciousness on film making. I respect these new people rather than the people who simply hasn't done their responsibility on social problems.
Let us destroy the caste system so that there won't be any higher or lower from ours. I think you will be gladly agree with this.
Yes. Caste is one of the biggest evil and root of all evil in the society now. Let us wipe it out first. If you are agree that this evil should be wiped out, why don't you render your efforts to abolish the caste system?
if ever there is a movie that can both touch your heart and pain you at the same time, but still you'll love it, this is the one. After watching so many craps like VTV, this has come as a breathe of fresh air. All actors have done a marvelous job especially heroine Anjali. This surely is an award winning performance. And finally hats off to Vasantha Balan for his guts and sensitivity. He is one of the best we have now. We need more Vasantha Balans.
PS: This is Vasantha Balan's 3rd movie and not 2nd as mentioned here. His first one is Album.
Re: truly a masterpiece
by Vijay ramanathan on Apr 06, 2010 10:56 AM
No doubt tat this is a masterpiece, but that does not give u the rightd to ridicule VTV...it is a suave and practical love story which is a rarity nowadays in indian cinema...dont let ur words loose...
Re: Re: truly a masterpiece
by vimalan sadhasivam on Apr 06, 2010 08:40 PM
oh god, pls don't talk about that crap called VTV to me. it definitely does not deserve the hype it got. i have seen many better love stories