Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Imsai Arasan... - New Trailer

A new trailer for Vadivelu's Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi is now online. Slightly longer and funnier than the previous trailer, it appears to be one of the better trailers in recent times. It has a few lines of dialog apart from clips from the song sequences. The Aadivaa Paadivaa... clip looks great and the Aasai Nilave... clip elicits a chuckle as soon as we look at it.

The trailer has certainly whetted my appetite. Wish the censor issue gets cleared soon so that the king can arrive...

19 Comments:

At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Honestly, Balaji, all those poor filmmakers and producers in Kollywood live in a bureaucracy every minute of every day of their life (it seems so cruel that the Censor Board and the Animal Welfare Board has the time and energy to gang up against one film over the use of horses). The horrendous thing about this is, neither of the boards know the first thing about how much jurisdiction they have in the matter and just keep bouncing the ball from one to the other like little kids' do. If they keep this up, our king would have lost his kingdom (box office) which I fear will be the fate of the two other kings (Kamal & Ajit) whose kingdoms are already essentially lost (VV & Godfather!) even before release.

Such is the respect people like Shankar, Kamal, Ajit and K.S.Ravikumar command within our industry. What's worse, the producers of these films (Manikkam Narayanan and Nic Arts Chakravarthy with the exception of Shankar, possibly), will definitely need a higher calling if their films will ever see the insides of even a preview theater (let alone regular movie theaters) anytime this century. I fear this is the start of a dangerous trend, that will come to haunt the industry for many years to come! :-( It may be the case that Imsai Arasan faces bureaucratic bungling, but financial bungling, as in the case of VV & Godfather, continues to be a larger problem within this industry. Hopefully, someone out there actually cares for these films.. does anybody?

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Looks like most of the issues are due to the financiers of these movies ("Naan Kadavul": Bala - Ajit, "Perarasu": Vijayakanth, "Sadurangam": Srikanth in addition). Will big Studio and production houses solve the issues (some professional management with higher percentage of documentation)? Another solution could be Banks financing with stringent clauses and agreement (Anniyan a case example). Some anonymous seemed knowledgeable on these issues on a discussion earlier. Anon come in :)

 
At 12:15 AM, Blogger Bart said...

When I said big Studio and Production houses, I referred to "Hollywood-like" set up.

 
At 2:15 AM, Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

brilliant trailer...

 
At 7:14 AM, Blogger Suguna Purushothaman said...

just waiting to see the movie.
hype seems to be increasing. hope its worth watching. nice trailer

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous ram said...

I dunno why but I didnt find the trailer all that funny...sure it's unique but therile, it maybe just that I was in a bad mood and this trailer did nothing to make me smile or laugh...!

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out www.spictures.org - has a couple of more teasers and some hilarious pics of Vadivelu.

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imsai arasan-a viduppa... Whennnnnnnnnnn is vettaiyaadu vilayadu going to see the light of the day.
:(
Shwetha

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous ram said...

seriously, Shwetha...looks like Kollywood (incl. Kamal) has forgotten abt the movie!

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

You have to read this... This has to be the epitomy of everything that could possibly go wrong!.. What I feared has come true, Godfather's & VV's miseries are linked!.. Is it just me or is Kamal purposefully staying away from this mess?..

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

sandya, its pretty sad actually. 2 organizations have problems and this film is being used as a pawn in their fight! the weird thing is that its the hyped movies with big names associated with them that r going thro all these problems. the smaller movies r getting released without many problems. and with no big movies, they are doing good at the BO too...

bart, at the time of 'anniyan's release, there was talk about more movies getting some financing(or was it insurance?) from banks since the production of 'anniyan' moved so smoothly inspite of its huge budget. but havent read much about it since then...

ram, i'm guessing its ur bad mood :) i definitely laughed at 2 places... the ominous tone and long gap after vadivelu utters the challenge. and his getup and actions in the 'aasai nilave' song...

shwetha, sandya's comment and the news item she has linked to illustrate VV's problems pretty well. i've been reading about so many issues for the movie that i really doubt if it can ever hit the screens. and both gautam and kamal have started their next ventures. so they won't be spending much time on VV either...

 
At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Bart/Balaji, I'm pretty sure that Anniyan was 'insured' and not produced by this company. Oscar Ravichandran produced the film and continues his happy trend with distributing films like Chithiram Pesudhadi and producing films like Dishyum. Wierder, he initially dumped Bhagyaraj and got back on Bhagyaraj's band wagon after he joined the DMK (as Mr. Ravichandran is himself a DMK supporter! This you should know from the Top 2 films on the Super 10 countdowns (Parijaatham at #1 and Chithiram Pesudhadi at #2) the last two weeks (and Nenjakoottil (Dishyum) ruling the countdown when TFPC stopped providing clips from Feb to May '06, while Oscar loyally continued to provide Dishyum clips to Sun TV :-)..

The on again and off again producer that he is, he once had his hand in VV as well.

There is no fairytale ending to this story, except that Mr. flip-flop continues to make big bucks at the BO.

 
At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Can't believe I forgot to mention Oscar's Thalainagaram (surely, doing well at the BO as well!).
One of these days, he is going to end up like all these other producers, with his hand in the cookie jar. He's no angel (from what I have read so far!), so I don't think much can come out of his current joy ride!.. :-(

 
At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aiyo Ram! Dont say that.. was one of the movies Im still waiting for. Very few movies in the thriller/ cat and mouse chase genre get made and im still keeping my fingers crossed for this one to get released. But looks like it prbably wont in a lo---ng time.
:( again
Shwetha

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous ram said...

Shwetha, meez a theeeeeeevira Kamal rasigan...so, I want to see the movie badly...just the harsh reality that a movie involving an ace Director and the greatest actor of 'em all, cant see the light of day due to all these financial constraints.

I feel bad that talented filmmakers like Agathiyan (Kadhal Saamraajyam), Karu. Pazhaniyappan (Sathurangam) and of course Gowtham have these movies lying in the cans.

As a friend of Director Vasanth, I used to ask him about the long gap between Nee Paathi Naan Paathi... (1991) and Aasai (1995). He said that he was supposed to direct Annamalai but that fell through coz he and Rajni had creative differences and then he had shot 50% of a movie called "Ninaikaatha Naallilai" (nothing to do with the Parthiban starrer of the same name) with Ramesh Arvind and Ranjitha when the producer ran out of funds...just feel incredibly bad for these guys when all the hard work goes down the drain...a flop is different but for a movie to never reach the theaters is a tragedy I think few can recover from. Glad Vasanth did, with his Aasai.

But R. K. Selvamani, I dont think could ever recover from the fact that his movie about the Rajiv Gandhi assassination never got released, the blow coming a few days before its supposed release date...in the 15 years after Captain prabhakaran, only his Makkal Aatchi did good business...

 
At 3:31 PM, Anonymous ram said...

erratum (last line of my prev comment) :
I guess Chembarathi and its heroine did more than just good business for R.K. Selvamani ;)

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

that was a gr8 trailor. Guess Vadivelu has done a gr8 job in the film. And the luks of the trailor seems to be a very rich film. Waiting for the movie to get released. And hope the censor clears it soon.

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the film is good too. Too many times, the trailors are made to be slick to promote film, and then the film is average. I too want to catch this film on big screen to savour the full feeling of watching a fantasy movie.

-kajan

 
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