Monday, July 03, 2006

2 Starts

Looks like they finally shot some publicity photos for Vijay's Pokkiri. The low-key nature of the film's publicity continues since the stills are pretty simple compared to the first few publicity shots we saw for movies like Ghajini, Bheema, etc. No fancy sets or props or backdrops. Just Vijay in a variety of poses (even Asin appears in only 2 of the photos). But he looks a lot more scrubbed-down and presentable comparable to his appearance in Aadhi. The bird's nest on his head and the tired look on his face from that film have both thankfully disappeared.

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Another star son has been launched. This time its P.Vasu's son Prashanth(rechristened as Sakthi) and he's been launched with a lot of fanfare as his movie's launch was attended by the likes of Rajni, Kamal, Satyaraj, Jayaprada, Balakrishna, Prabhu and A.V.M.Saravanan. The film is titled Thottaal Poo Malarum and is being directed by P.Vasu. Sakthi looks better than many of the heroes we've seen recently and resembles Vijay a little bit.

P.Vasu's one lucky guy. He's a pretty bad director whose filmmaking style seems to be stuck in the 80s. But both Chandramukhi and Paramasivan, which had heroes who were making comebacks after career dips, became hits. So Vasu is now considered as a director who turns things around for heroes! Lets see if some of his luck rubs off on his son...

9 Comments:

At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enna kodumai bb ithu?:-)

Will the dawn of the 'suns' never set permanently?

He doesn't look all that great. Hopefully, he has some screen presence. For some reason, he reminds me of Satyaraj's son. Watch, papa may pull off another Vijay act with him. I hope to the contrary, but hopefully, this one is talented to begin with.

Disappointing promo pics for Vijay's Pokiri. Maybe, they are trying to cut off miscellaneous costs and putting it all into production. Let's see.

-kajan

 
At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enna kodumai bb ithu?:-)

Will the dawn of the 'suns' never set permanently?

He doesn't look all that great. Hopefully, he has some screen presence. For some reason, he reminds me of Satyaraj's son. Watch, papa may pull off another Vijay act with him. I hope to the contrary, but hopefully, this one is talented to begin with.

Disappointing promo pics for Vijay's Pokiri. Maybe, they are trying to cut off miscellaneous costs and putting it all into production. Let's see.

-kajan

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

kajan, when i was comparing him to other heroes, i was thinking of other star sons like manoj, sibi, etc. he looks better than them for sure :)

and disappointing's the right word for 'pokkiri' pics. i feel they're trying to keep a lid on the hype. lets wait and see...

 
At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Sandya said...

They probably should keep the hype low for Pokiri.. I think Vijay has royally burned his hands with Aathi.. so much so, that keeping a low profile might be a smart move.

About star sons, well.. I don't think P.Vasu has that much of the 'go-getter' spirit, 'squash anyone who stands in my way,' 'My son is better than anyone else'-kinda attitude that S.A.Chandrasekar did (and still does!) in making sure his son succeeds. Agreed that Vasu's career by itself has been rejuvenated, but I don't think he has the kind of clout or self esteem to hold his son up high and give him all the breaks that someone like Vijay has gotten so far.

In the tamil film industry, you need a dad like SAC

(pillar of strength, sly/cunning whenever need be, cut-throat, a complete 'go-getter' and a bank account that can steadily flush money into 'B' & 'C' grade flicks, until one of them actually clicks)

or a dad like Sivakumar

(tons of acting experience, well-respected, polite and ever friendly with the ability to ease his child into the industry and then let him learn to fend for himself (and with some luck, skill and experience, he can hold his own!)..

I don't think Vasu fits into either of these gloves very well.. Prasanth/Sakthi, you are on your own kid! :-)

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

It's a time for sons of biggies to be introduced.. But he looks better than many new hereos.. And Sandhya did Phd in father of heroes :-))

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

sandya, yes vijay might be thinking the same thing. the long gap and multiple films he turned down since 'aadhi' show that was pretty rattled by its failure. so the low hype might be a ploy by him.

on star sons, wouldnt vasu fit into the 2nd category? he definitely seems to be well-respected and friendly considering the turnout for this launch. so he might well be able to give shakti the initial push...

karthik, yes he seems better than many photos of guys i see being introduced as heroes...

 
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