Monday, January 09, 2006

Coming Soon - Paramasivan


Paramasivan is one of the two biggies hitting the screens on Pongal. With the launch being attended by Rajnikanth, the movie had a well-publicized start and for a change, considering the state of other Ajith-starrers, it has been smooth sailing so far.

It’s pretty amazing that an Ajith starrer can still create this much hype. The actor’s career, which I described as resembling a sine wave, is at another low right now. His lone 2005 release Ji bombed badly, Attagaasam and Villan have been his only two average grossers recently and I can’t even remember the last time he delivered a bonafide superhit (Vaali?). But he continues to be spoken about in the same breath as Vijay, who is probably at the zenith of his career, with a string of superhits. That tells us a lot about the size and loyalty of Ajith's fan base.

The biggest reason for the expectations surrounding Paramasivan is ofcourse Ajith, who almost seems to have reinvented himself. The actor, who looked quite flabby in his last few films, has shed a lot of weight and looks thin(though I thought he looked unnaturally thin in some of the pictures) and trim. News reports also said that he was putting aside his interest in racing and concentrating solely on his acting. Both of these suggest that he is serious about steadying his career and Paramasivan is going to serve as first proof of that.

Joining Ajith is Laila, his heroine in Dheena, one of his few hits in the last few years. The actress had a good 2005 with both her films, Ullam Ketkume and Kanda Naal Mudhal, turning out to be big hits (2006 too has started well on a personal level since she is getting married soon). Ajith and Laila showed good chemistry in the very cute romance in Dheena and if they manage to recreate even half that chemistry, it bodes well for Paramasivan’s success. Jayaram and Prakashraj are also part of the cast.

Behind the camera for Paramasivan is P.Vasu, whose floundering career seems to have been brought back to life with the success of Chandramukhi. I’ve never had much admiration for him even at the time he was delivering one superhit after another and I've felt his films have always been overly sentimental and melodramatic. But that side of him seemed to have been reined in for Chandramukhi and I’m hoping he continues the same in Paramasivan, which is supposed to be an action flick. Vidyasagar has scored the music. It seems to be an average soundtrack though the fast Undivil Kannil... has the chance to become popular.

Paramasivan is definitely an important film for all concerned and its box-office fate will be followed keenly.

15 Comments:

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Meera said...

Ajith is almost forgotten when it comes to superhits. Piece of bad luck and poor performance. I always thought he had potential and good looks but he failed miserably. Lets hope this one works wonders at the box office.
As always good review!!

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Balaji..
Is paramasivan going to release in ur place..
Hope acc to Sify, Laila already got married on 6th Jan itself..But not able to see a single photo of that..
Paramasivan did a roaring business..it is going to be a test for ajith to move forward..
He have another film godfather on screen from feb 14. Songs by ARR will be released last days of Jan.
Paramsivan audio has some good start than Aathi in Madurai..
For more details, see http://www.ajithfans.com/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=778

I'm looking to see thalai..

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Sirnapper said...

I am not a big fan of Ajith, but i am looking forward to this movie if its anything like Dheena...ist about time Ajith had a hit....We chall wait and see

 
At 5:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

karthikeyan paramasivan audio may hv had a gud start in madurai but not certainly in chennai .
according to radio mirchi the audio sales in chennai is like this .........
1)pudupettai
2)kalvanin kathali-yuvan at his best in both these films .
3)aathi
4)sandakozhi
.
.
7)paramasivan

this is how the audio sales is goin on in these films .

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Ajith and Laila are talented.
But, P.Vasu? Chandramukhi ran for Rajni. It was nearly a scene for scene copy(95%) of the mallu version.

Laila got married. There is one photo on galatta of bride and groom at wedding. I believe, as per the galatta report, she personally requested that photos be published at a later date, since Ajith and P.Vasu were upset over heroine getting married before films release.

Which brings me to wonder...how an actor of 34 years, married for 6+ years, who has to wear shades to cover his sagging eyelines, can get upset over heroine marrying? Kollywood.

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ajith should thank Vijay. Do you guys remember that Mumbai Express was given same hype as much as Chandramukhi? If Ajith release his movie alone then these hype will not be there. He is still trying to give a big hit after Vali when our Thalapathi had delivered series of super duper hits.

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger Ram C said...

Not yet convninced with the songs.. may take some more time, it seems.

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pattiya
Inthaala..
Adhike trailer ille

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

karthik, no looks like only 'aadhi' is getting released here...

anon, good point. but in hero-centric tamil cinema, we just can't wonder about such things :)

 
At 2:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so will it aathi or paramasivan first on bbreviews????????????????????????????????

heard tht all the films releasin for pongal r remakes
1)aathi-anthanokudu
2)saravana-badra
3)paramasivan-kartoos ( did i spell it correct , its an hindi film )

 
At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw the trailer for paramasivan in indiaglitz. ajith has long hair in one shot. hope this will not be yet another Citizen.

gayatri

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, will be 'aadhi' 1st since they r screening it here from friday.

i read somewhere that 'paramasivan' was a remake of a hollywood flick. 1st time i'm hearing of it being a remake of a hindi film. lets wait & see :)

gayatri, i hope so too. his career can't take another 'citizen' :)

 
At 4:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji.. Paramasivan opens on Friday also at Naz 8 Cinemas. Check out Indiaglitz for details!

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

sandya, yep just saw that yday night. so looks like we might be able to c all 3 pongal biggies on the big screen :)

 
At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after aadhi it seems tht vijay is goin to produce a film with vikram as the hero..............

Vikram to act under Vijay’s production.

To shut the mouths of wags who say Vijay is on a spree building marriage halls and investing in areas other than cinema, S A Chandrasekhara and Vijay combine have set up a film production company Suryan Arts. Coming Deepavali, are we going to see a Vikram flick produced by Vijay? Yes….it seems so. Vikram may sign for Vijay’s company after his Beema. Papa and son say that their production company will produce two films a year.

Vikram and Vijay’s family are considered very close. It was Vikram who presided over the audio launch of Aathi. The actors have immense respect for each other’s abilities. Vikram even suggested the ayurvedic treatment he underwent at Coimbatore to Vijay for a better feel and glow. That’s the way to go.

 

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