Friday, August 12, 2005

2 New Reviews, 3 New Releases

Reviews for February 14 and Chinnaa are online at bbreviews.

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3 interesting movies are getting released today...

Ponniyin Selvan - I'm looking forward to this solely because of its director Radha Mohan. He was the man behind Azhagiya Theeye, one of the most down-to-earth and subtly funny Tamil movies in recent times. The movie stars Ravikrishna and Gopika.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising - Aamir Khan's return to the big screen after a long break(his last movie was Dil Chahta Hai). A historical dealing with the mutiny of 1857, it's getting some good reviews.

Athadu - A Telugu movie with Mahesh Babu and a very cute Trisha. She's playing a village belle. Idhuvum hit aana Trishavai pudikka mudiyaadhu!

13 Comments:

At 2:37 AM, Blogger skanda said...

Nice reviews Balaji..i've not seen "chinna' yet but "febuary 14th" was a real bore...the onli thing i like about the film was the animated character....

Sorry Balaji.."athadu" has already been declared a hit...just pray that she does not accept anymore telugu films...

 
At 6:36 AM, Blogger Raju said...

I watched Chinna purely because the first half was shot in Rameswaram.. Some good locations apart, it was quite boring..

I wish PS was not the title of the movie, which has nothing to do with what Kalki wrote. When I was reading PS, I was imagining how it would be to have a movie based on Kalki's magnum opus.. the key is, Story, Screenplay and Dialogues all can be taken from the novel, but of course lots of editing from the original had to be done..

 
At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Rekhs said...

hrd mangal pandey is simply awesome
and amir engaaaaaayo poitaaaaar!!!
dying 2 c it...PS is i guess worth watching only for revathi as hero's mom!!!

 
At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mangal Pandey is definitely worth a watch..watch it for Amir's spellbinding performance and ARR's genius...Jai Amir...Jai Rehman..Jai Hind!!

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger bladehawk1404 said...

Chinna and Feb-14 was totaly boring and was a total failure. I saw Mangal Pandey - The Rising yesterday. Simply awesome and one of the most breath taking cinematic masterpiece i've ever seen in a very long time. Mangal Pandey will surely be the biggest blockbuster this year and bring indian cinema to greater heights. Aamir Khan gave an award winning performance and its his best since Lagaan. The music and bgm by ARR is superb and shows his great versatility once again. What can i say, when only the best can do it they sure does deliver! Mangal Pandey is Brilliant!!

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Why are you playing odi-pudichu with Trisha.!! LOL :) Just kidding.

Please review Ponniyin Selvan...( Did they pay royalty to Kalki foundation for using the name?)

Mangal Pandey - Let's see..if can beat Lagan.

Athadu - Trisha cute ok. Mahesh Babhu? Is he Shoban Babu's son?

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

gp, periodically there is some news of someone talking kalki's PS. but hasn't happened yet. i havent read it but from what i've heard, enuf justice can't be done to the novel in 3 hrs. so maybe a mini series??

bladehawk, lucky u. after a very long time i really wanna see a hindi film on the big screen. lets see if my wish comes true :)

narayanan, hoping to see PS tomorrow. if i do, then review will be up next week :)
mahesh babu is telugu actor krishna's son.

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous ram said...

am looking fwd to Ponniyin Selvan because it *s Gopika, one of my current favorites and, yes bb, coz i too loved Azhagiye Theeye...here;s what i wrote about the movie in my end-of-the-year recap for '04:

First-time director Radha Mohan could give a lesson or two, to the veterans who faltered this year. In terms of classical moviemaking, “Azhagiye Theeye” was almost a throwback to the glorious 60’s and 70’s where the script, and the script alone, was the reason to check out some of the movies (of course, the performers mattered too but…). But I’d take this any day over movies that seem to place style over soul. “Azhagiye Theeye” is a simple story of the travails of four youngsters aspiring to make it big in the movies (if you think this sounds like “Pudhu Vasantham,” well you’re right—it “sounds” like the Vikraman movie but the presentation here is totally fresh). The characters seem real, the friendships seem genuine, the twists seem plausible…and more than anything else, the movie raises several laughs out of the simplest, most natural of situations. Prasanna and Navya Nair are very good but the movie’s real scene stealers are its secondary performers- Prakashraj, M.S. Bhasker and Kumaravel (debut). All three of them demonstrate the fact that the real magic is not in the lines, but in the music.

 
At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the real magic is not in the line s, but in the music.


sir ebert fanaa?? :)

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

defly watching PS tomorrow. movie got '2 enthusiastic thumbs up' from my manaivi and my mamiyaar :-)

 
At 1:23 AM, Anonymous ram said...

sir ebert fanaa?? :)
--> aamam go! romba bayangara fanungo...yaenungo? avaru mattum thaan adhai sollirkaaraango?? thought it was a famous adage?? that the magic is not in the notes but in the music...?

 
At 1:33 AM, Blogger bladehawk1404 said...

Yes balaji, since the international version has already been released, i had the privilege to watch it on the 1st day itself. Btw, Mangal Pandey is a movie not to be missed and should be watched on the big screen to really experience it. I haven't seen Ponniyan Selvan yet and will watch it in a couple of days.

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger nattamai, India said...

balaji:

I watched PS yesterday just because of Radha Mohan. The movie is an average effort. Will write a review soon.

Have you listened to Kanda naal mudhal by Yuvan? I am looking forward to your review.

 

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