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Review time :)

Three movies for this weekend :) One Telugu, one English and one Tamil :) Plus finished reading Chetan Bagat's latest "Revolution 2020" and started with "Arthamulla Indhu madham" by Kannadasan.

100% Love (Telugu Movie) - When my friend gave me the DVD i thought it would be another of those rusting discs unwatched in my collection. But was feeling so bored that wanted to give it a try, remembering his promise that it had subtitles. And man...it WAS impressive to say the least. The story from the Geetha films is nothing earth shattering and typical candy floss (more eye-candy i should say :D )romance from the stables of Allu Aravind. Its the love story between a boy who has been topping studies from kintergarten to college and his uncles daughter, who not only competes with him on his studies but at every step there onwards, only to get his attention to win his heart. The guy doesnt relent till last reel as he wants to be one above everyone to win her attention. Endingla - subam. The movie belongs to Tamanna. Be it paavaadai thaavani or jean or saree or...any costume or lack of it ;) she is just...mesmerising (for lack of better words). Has started acting a bit too apart from flashing that syrupy smile :)  Hero..huh..one sodabutty kannadi is wat comes to mind. Doesnt even know his name. Evan paathaan avanelaam :) Comedy scenes in the movie were too gud. Especially the ones with the kids, left with the nerdy brainy weirdo, to improve on their ranks. The way their names get replaced with their ranks, beginning their lunch with prayer on algebraic formulae, ellaamay cute. Movie oozes with cuteness in songs also. Typical romance masala movie for weekend watch.

Bad teacher - Cameroon Diaz paathu emaanthu paaka ponaa...avvvvvvvvvvvvvvv. Marana mokkai movie. Dont even go near its poster.

Now for the main course :)

Velaayudham- Intha deepavali releasela onnu kooda paaka maatomonu nenachitrunthapo thaan..namma movie sponsor, cum companion this time, messaged me :D Ennoda movie watching plan on deepavali releases went like first preference to Velayudham next Ra one and last for 7th arivu. So the plan has began with the right sequence for now.
One word to describe the movie - Vijay. He is well and truly back. Vijay is that type of actor, who very well knows his limitations on what he is good at and what he is not. At times he over does the "i-am-adutha-mgr-cum-rajini" bit and ends up biting the dust more times than one in recent past. To me THIS movie should have been his 50th. It has all the ingredients for a festival release and in perfect proportions.
The movie opens with Af-Pak border sequence, wondering if it belongs vijay or vijaykanth. Cut to the intro scene for Vijay. I was actually scared to watch the movie any further considering the strong "resemblance" of the scene to one, from another dud from Vijay "Kuruvi". With the hero racing against train, flying across the field to enter it..poachudaa nu nenakrapo, the comedy scenes begin. And man..they are sure to find a place on the classics list. Its such a lengthy portion and tickles every single second of it. Forget the fact that, some scenes were lifted from "Singgh is Kingg". It is a sure laugh riot. Santhaanam-Vijay chemistry works out big time and he helps to carry the comic tempo into the second half. Fights are inserted at regular interval to stop the movie from becoming a laughathon. Hansika Motwani as the mora ponnu does the role of other vijay movie heroines to the T - looks cute, chases vijay like Hutch dog, wears skimpy clothes and has dream duets. Genelia  dons the journalist with a will to change the naadu for the better role and stares and stares and stares throughout the movie. Paavam antha ponnu. Terinja oray acting is to flash her pearlies. Sirikavay koodaathunu 144 poattu nadikka sonna. Looks cute on the songs though as she gets to smile. Saranaya mohan - paavam. Aayusukkum ini sister role thaan. She does the cute and thyaaga sister role as per the formula and doesnt disappoint. Now comes the Villain. Tamil cinema villainsoda genes eduthu 7aam arivu mathiri ethaachum padam kathai yosikalam.. Even nuclear bombs wont kill them for 2 hours and 55 minutes of the movie only to die hearing the hero mouth his words of wisdom and not due to some stray bullet. Intha padam is no vithi velakku. Vijay bashes him to his bloddy bones. He comes back. He again bashes him. Villain comes back. Finala Villain bashes vijay and prouthathu pothumnu vijay chops the villains head. Itha oru one hour munnaidye pannirukalamay. Athennanu terila.. "Manohara" kaalathulenthay cinemala cement panjam pola. Be it Sivaji or any hero for that matter..chain poattu katti vacha..oray izhuppula sevuthoda pichitu vanthiruthu. "Imsai arasan 26 pulikesi"la vara blacksmith use panni chain panraangalo? Vijay TVla solra mathiri adutha padathuku Rana Tor muruku kambi use panna suggest pananum. Lastly - Vijay. Konjam weight potrukara mathiri teriuthu. "Kaavalan" kudutha confidence nalla terithu in performance. I can go out on a limb and say, this could well be his next big break post "Ghilli". Dance stepslaam CDyaa poatta gym classesku use aagum. Comic timingla current cropla Danush and Vijay adichika aalay ila. They rock if the script helps them. Danush aana comparitively better actor thonuthu.
Konjam Anniyan saayal climax plus motha movieyumay "Azad"nu pazhaiaya Nagarjuna padathoda remixnaalum.."Remake" Raja lives upto his name. Oray kurai..the length. More than 3 hours. First half semma racy and lengthy..second half less racy and more lengthy.
Gils verdict - Enjoy the show with a bucket of popcorn. Logic paakaatha masaalaa movie.

Intha listay jaasthi aaitathaala..Books review thania paathuakalaam :) varta

Comments

Ramesh said…
Book review, book review .........
RamMmm said…
Bad Teacher - +++++1 to your review (kannai moodikkittu)

Tamannah mela appadiyaey urugitteenga. Mmmm. :D Naan paaththa orey Telungu padam - Magadheera, after eppovO paaththa Shankarabharanam. Summa sollakkoodaadhu, pinni pedal eduththirundhaanga.

Velaayudham-kuduththa kaasu vasoolnnu sollreenga. Hmmm... 7aam Arivu over-hypedngaraanga. kazhatti utturunga. 200 rooba minjum.
RS said…
Revolution 2020 review please. Oh, and I should mention that I have read the 2 states and re-read the Fountain head after reading your reviews. So, expecting revolution 2020 review very soon...

Aaana, neenga evlo build up kuduthaalum Vijay padatha online-la freeya kooda paaka maataen enbathai thaazhmaiyudan therivithu koLguraen :D....
Asha said…
yaaayyyyy! appo naan daan first, ungalukku munnadi i saw Ra-one and 7am arivu.....

Every body gave mixed reviews before i saw the movie...

But i liked both especially 7th sense superlike..
Swaram said…
I searched for the book review amidst all those reviews Gils :P Worth reading?
gils said…
@thala:

soor..aduthu athaan :)

@rammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

vanga vaanga :) embuttu naalachu paathu :)
neengalum bad teacher paathu mokka vaangineengalo? :D
tammu is current fav :) magadheera pakanum..all telling movie is gud. hype no hype..7am arivu and ra one paakanum :)
gils said…
@athivasi:
intha padam comedy nallarukunga :) u wl like it i guess..mathabadi typical vijay movie..fountain head thirumba padichingala :) sooperu
gils said…
@asha:

aahaa...kalakiteenga :) ra one reviwum podunga :)

@kettabommi:

heyyyyyy...luk who is here :) hws u..2020..can give it a try :)
lakshmi said…
athena movie review na.. chumma neendu kitae poguthu, ana athae sonthama yosichu yezhuthanum na pathiyilae nonduthu :)

naanum scroll panni parkrae unga reviews ku "subam" kandu pudikrathukula naan tired ayidraen...

U like "yelumbu thundu" ohhh sorry "Tamannah".. interesting!!!!
gils said…
elo...ithelaam overu..tammu chellam paatha elumbu thundaa..naaansense :)
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