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July 24, 2007

Kreedom – Imitation Crown

Filed under: Cinema,Movie Reviews — Directhit @ 4:30 am
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Ajith’s next movie after the tragic aalwar and before his almost HIT movie Billa (courtesy Vishnuvardhan), is Kreedom.

The movie narrates the story of a honest cop rajkiran who yearns to make his son, Ajith, a police officer and dreams to salute his son one day. Because of one incident which involves both him and his son and because of his son’s own love for him Ajith gets into huge trouble with the biggest local henchman, after which life is not the same for him. The father sees his own son’s would-be police career and personal life going down right in front of him and it comes to a real shattering climax.

Remade from a mega hit classic from Malayalam with the same name, the director has tried his level best to stick to the original as much as possible unlike his FALSE claims of just inspiration. It is to be noted that the Malayalam film’s hero Mohanlal got a special National Award for this movie. So Ajith has(had) that much of scope in the script of this movie.

The first song is the stale one “velayadu” — perhaps a song for audience to take some rest and be prepared for the tight storyline following. Comedy scenes of Thrisha (has done it to good effect with Santhanam) are all newly done for the tamil remake, while the role of Vivek as the bad brother-in-law is a take from the original. He is no way near his best. The villian of the movie is the main drawback. Varadarajan doesn’t give you that irritation or scare whenever he comes on screen (just shouting Aee in high pitch is not a great villain), whereas the original villain was menacing as Keerikaadan Jose.

The main trouble with the movie is that it is a remake from the 80’s and there have been many stories inspired from the same mould, of the hero being unnecessarily pulled onto a bad situation and then his life becoming miserable afterwards. It is the main storyline in most of Dharani’s movies like Dhill, Dhool and even Ghilli to some extent. Infact Dhill also speaks of a hero who wants to become a police and his fatal clash with the villain at the prime time becoming his main trouble.

Rajkiran has excelled in his role as a father. G. V. Prakash has done a commanding performance in the BGM though the songs are a rehash of many recent tamil songs, it works. Ajith’s performance in the climax is to be surely appreciated. He is miles above his normal acting in the climax. He is one actor who would perform even well with an great director in his side which is why Billa is sure to be a hit. Perhaps Vijay, an assistant of Priyadarshan could have made some more changes to the script which IMO looks more like Dhill because the movie is changed to suit the tamil audience with more masala which is perhaps what Dharani did long back.

All in all, the movie should be a good one for Ajith’s fans who would get to see him without all his normal punch dialogues and flying in the air kinda stuff which IMO was his downfall. But how far it would pull in family audiences is to be seen, with the movie becoming a regular routine except for the climax. Some movies just ought not to be remade, unless you have the best director or the best actor in the lineup.
Kreedom would have done wonders with Ajith alongside a more talented director or with Kamal acting in it with any director.

Plus :
Not much of filmi stunt stuff
Rajkiran
Ajith in climax (though no way near the original)

Minus :
Villain
Too much of resemblance to Dhill
Vivek
G.V.Prakash and his copied songs

July 18, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – A Fairy tale ending?

Filed under: General — Directhit @ 2:25 am
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3 more days to go and the whole world is wanting to know what the 7th book is going to unravel. Petitions flying on broomsticks to Rowling to not kill Harry and a million fans breaking their head on what is R.A.B and 10 million pounds on the security on the book — Its Potter time again.

With the arrival of the next blockbuster of the movie series, it has started off an euphoria of sorts and the HP fever. IMO, neither Harry nor Ron nor Hermoine are going to be killed in the 7th book. Its going to be end of fairy tale series where everyone happily lived ever after and from what we saw of Draco Malfoy in the final moments of Half Blood Prince, even he is going to be friends with Harry and group. It is going to be marriage time of Ron and Hermoine and Harry and Ginny and ofcourse Bill and Fleur. And yeah, Harry would be having a son whom he would be naming as James in remembrance of his father.

As for R.A.B it is going to be ofcourse Regulus Black as many of you would have already guessed.

July 10, 2007

Sivaji & Rajini – yet another victim of Racism

Filed under: Cinema,Racism — Directhit @ 9:22 am
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It is really pathetic that we Indians made such a big hungama about racism against Shilpa in UK and well did in the process make her very popular etc. But all we see is Racism in India itself. North vs South has been a constant fight and it was really pathetic to see such a blog post in the IBNLIVE’s website – Click here

The reason behind the post is very clear. Earlier post by his coworker, Anuradha had got some 1000 odd comments and ofcourse a hell lot of visitors into the site. So the author – sexy sam (god knows who gave his nick name, that too seeing his foto cant stop laughing) also tries to provoke the people into commenting by putting up such a post. But what is pathetic is the route he has chosen. Atleast Anuradha had commented about the Sivaji movie and her view on that, where in the mistake IMO was to put that in her company’s website. Had it been on her blog space, it could have been a different case.
But this guy or girl (can’t make out from the picture) has come out with pure racist remarks and way of pronounciation and even proudly bringing in the “you dravidians” “we aryans” – What a load of Crap!! Didn’t believe IBNLIVE has become so substandard. What next, perhaps the author would come up with more insights into the relationships amongst filmstars in the aryan film industry and dravidian film industry or try for something ala casting couch. Or they can start putting some sexy glamourous photographs in their home page. Perhaps would start getting more viewership.

The blogpost is written in such bad taste and the moment you read it, you forget that its not even a personal attack on Rajinikanth, but a direct provokation and insult to all the south indians. The guy/girl(perhaps both) deserves to be kicked in the A$$

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