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May 2, 2008

Kuruvi – Unfortunately not a Gilli

Filed under: Cinema,Movie Reviews — Directhit @ 6:37 pm
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If giving a blockbuster is difficult, even more difficult would be to follow it up with another one. Dharani with a hatrick of sorts in the form of Dhill/Dhool and Gilli comes up with yet another fast paced ‘hero smashes villain and saves people’ formula. With a big family to take care, Vettrivel (Vijay) in an effort to go to Malaysia takes up a one time job as a Kuruvi (a guy who moves stuff from Malaysia – Chennai). The issues he faces after reaching there in the form of Suman and gang and how Vijay brings Suman’s and Ashish Vidhyarthi’s illegal diamond business to CBI’s notice is the movie’s story. In between ofcourse is a love track between Vijay and Thrisha (Suman’s sister). Movie is an entertainer with comedy sprinkled (including a couple of non-parliamentary ones 😛 ) generously in the first half and action packed in the second. Scenes involving the diamond theft and escape with Thrisha to Chennai and the flight scenes and the ones involving Jeeva are taken from Vettam, malayalam movie. Contrary to reactions after audio release, Mozha Mozhanu seems to the winner in picturisation along with Happy New Year song. Thaen Thaen is unnecessary in the movie and could have been removed. On the other hand editing and Cinematography is good and Vidyasagar’s BGM in some places (the Malaysia club scenes/Cuddappah scenes) are very good. Suman is good as a villain though his voice is a bit soft to be menacing, the heavy built villain in the diamond ‘kvaary’ is good. Ashish Vidyarthi with doses of telugu dialogues does ok.

Pros :
Vijay’s comedy sense and dialogue delivery (he is becoming thinner and thinner day by day though 😳 )
Vivek

Cons :
Lots of logical potholes (surprisingly from Dharani)
Gravity defying stunt scenes including the ridiculous intro race scene (though the first fight in Malaysia is top notch)

Movie should get a good run in the B and C centres and for general audience should be ok for a one time watch and a good treat for Vijay fans. My personal verdict – can watch once, dont expect logic.

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April 17, 2008

Kuruvi – Flies FAAAAAST!!

Filed under: Cinema,Music — Directhit @ 9:45 am
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Happy New Year – A good attempt of rap + folk mixing. The rap bit in the song resembles Pettai Rap very much. The lyrics are really cute and the ‘You know you know’ bit is too good 😎 . The song’s picturisation in Malaysia together with the Malay lyrics add to the glamour – different kinda song. Picturisation should decide the hit factor. Awesome voice by the hot Sunidhi Chauhan in the song

Dandanaa Darna – The intro song for Vijay sung by a newcomer (Sangeeth) is catchy after a few hearings. Should be a big hit with the children and would definitely be a chartbuster with the Vijay dance factor added in

Thaen Thaen – Only melody in the otherwise fast based album. I feel like i have heard this song already – cant recall where. If this would be a hit in the Kandaen Kandaen (Madurai) mould is anybody’s guess 😀

Palaanadhu – Thought for a moment its a Himesh song with Vidyasagar singing in his nasal. Attempts for a punjabi song (perhaps a situational song) gone wrong. This one could be a dark horse song though with the picturisation. A funky type of song.

Theme Music – Rap in this song is AWESOME!! Was not so impressed with the ‘appadi podu’ techno mix in the song. Guess would be used in fight sequences in the movie

Mozha Mozhanu – the yamma yamma bit for some reason reminds me of ‘Ek lo Ek Muft‘ (no offense to the original). Song is in full fast mood and in one different kinda rhythm. Gotto see picturisation of the song – cant imagine the dance style for this yet 😳

Overall an album with a possibility of 3 chartbusters mainly dependent on Vijay and the BO status of the movie. Compared to an album like ATM, Kuruvi is very different, but songs definitely would be a bigger hit than the former, that’s for SURE!! Definite hit with the B/C Centres.

Also all the songs are only about 4 minutes or so effectively reducing atleast 10 minutes of the film, its gonna be a racy one for sure!!

Update : After multiple can’t get enough of Happy New Year and Sunidhi Chauhan’s voice – the girl ROCKS – ‘you know you know you know’ 😛

April 15, 2008

Kuruvi – Album on the way

Filed under: Cinema,Music — Directhit @ 3:33 pm
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Kuruvi is all set to fly high. The expectations on the album are very high after the blockbuster album Gilli and the combination of Vijay/Dharani/Vidyasagar is going to be rocking. Going by the promo stills and news in the web, the songs should be all fast based and it would be very lucky if we get atleast one melody. I liked all songs in Gilli – but hope atleast one melody is IN since Vidyasagar gives very nice melodies. Also in the news is a song by Yogi B (Polladhavan ‘Engeyum Eppodhum’ Fame) – so with all these factors my expectations are very high on this album. Gotto wait and see 😀

updated : Above is the CD image and looks like no intro song – yet to listen to the songs and would post a review after that. Songs should also be available for download pretty soon in the web as is the trend nowadays. Can’t wait to listen to the songs!!!

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