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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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