Friday, October 13, 2006

3 New Reviews

Reviews for Manadhodu Mazhaikkaalam, Perarasu and Jaambavaan are now online @ bbreviews.

24 Comments:

At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best movie about male-female friendship is that one with Revathi, Karthik and Raghuvaran, which ends with the latter apologizing. But my favorite relationship is Shanmughasundaram and Jiljil.

anon "arya's wet t-shirt" ymous

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger vicknes_pd_malaysia said...

anon...the title of the movie is "thotha chinungi"...great movie...!

 
At 6:11 PM, Anonymous ram said...

oh yeah, thotta chinungi...what a wonderful movie...strip away those stupid segments with nagendra prasad and devyani, its a near classic in terms of how it explores te complexity of relationships...one of Raghuvaran's best...

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That movie had awesome music!

~Merino

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous vijay said...

Balaji,did you catch these movies on DVD? if so,how come DVDs already out?

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous ram said...

merino, andha music director paeru jerry or something, ille? i remember that guy used to come to the gym that i went to, 11 yrs ago! paeru nyabagam ille...

 
At 3:39 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Balaji,

Really dissapointed with your review of **Manathodu... ** 2 stars for this movie, were you drunk when you wrote this :)

Shaam was pathetic in the movie, when Tamil industry is heading in the right direction, movies like this are pace blockers ...

Guys, even if you are home and don't have anything to do, don't go to this movie, go to Captain's movie instead :-P

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Ram/Merino, sounds like you are talking about Philip Jerry. They also had a remix album out within a few years of TC, but that didn't get them anywhere either. I don't know if you have heard the music for the film "Sakthi." It was by Anand (who later became part of "Agosh" ("A" for Anand, "Go" for Gopal Rao and "Sh" for Shalin Sharma); they composed for Kooteswaran (which never came out!) and Harichandran (which had a couple of really good songs!)..

Anyways, I was reminded of Anand when you mentioned Philip Jerry, since neither of these made it big. You'll find a lot of info about Philip-Jerry, Agosh etc. at tfmpage.com, if you are looking for it.

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous ram said...

the gopal from the agosh trio is composing music for a small independent film...care to fill us in on the details, rekhs?!

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger narayanan said...

That remix album by Philip-Jerry was 'Dance Natyam'. guess I'd be the only person who bought that cassette =))

Sandya, Kodeeswaran never came out ? I thot it came and disappeared in a week or so.

BB, If you get the DVD or VHS there, do see 'Sasanam'. Havent heard any personal review. It was one of the long delayed (since 1998) Mahendran movies.

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

No, Narayanan, you would not be the only one.. I bought Dance Natyam too... just couldn't remember the name. :-) There was a time that I scrounged through hundreds of albums to find a Philip-Jerry soundtrack somewhere. Sad that nothing came out besides TC and DN..

Yes, Kodeeswaran never came out. Nobody came forward to distribute the film, despite Simran as heroine and Karishma Kapoor ('Naan Keelnaattu Cleopatra') who did an item number.. still didn't yield any result since the hero was Ebi Kunjumon! :-).. Paavam, he couldn't even see light of day when people like Ravi Krishna and Jithan Ramesh are able to achieve the same now! :-(. They ran trailers and did all the marketing they could.. but then again, Kunjumon never made it as big as A.M.Ratnam or Oscar Ravichandran did as a producer.. as a result, things just didn't happen for Ebi.

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon/vicknes/ram, yes TC was a pretty good movie. when i was writing the MM review, i kept thinking back to other films with a man-woman friendship. surprisingly, couldnt remember many. 'piriyaadha varam vendum' was 1 i remember clearly but TC never crossed my mind...

vijay, downloaded and saw these...

srivatsan, i can only say "opinions differ" :)

sandya, yeah i remember 'shakti'. vignesh and yuvarani i think. did have great songs. movie didn't become a hit though...

narayanan, surprisingly i haven't even come across a download of 'saasanam'. really want to c it. hope they release the dvd soon...

and sandya is right. that movie never came out. my friends and i really liked the songs and were waiting for the movie. but it never came out... havent seen even a dvd of it. so apparently it didnt even make it direct-to-vcd like a few other movies. i'd done a post a long time ago on ebi since i saw an article that said he acted in a mallu movie and that it was being dubbed into tamil. not sure what became of that film either...

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger skanda said...

i have heard the songs from "Kodeswaran" and "Sakthi" when it was release in 1997...do u know what has happen to KT Kunjumon...he was the one who introduce S Shankar as a director through "Gentleman"...some of his movies which he produced like "Sakthi", "Kathal Desam" and "Ratchagan" were really pathetic despite being big budget ventures...

Ebi was suppose to do "Swasamae" which i heard now the film had been stalled..the film had Priyanka Trividi with music by AR Rahman...

 
At 7:04 AM, Anonymous ram said...

narayanan and bb, if u happen to see sasanam on the web or if its available for purchase online (on dvd or something ) let me know...my grandma (elaar paatiyum vazhakamaa saami paithyamaa irupaa...enge paati aravind saami paithyam) saw the movie during its short theatrical run in india and said that swamy and gowthami were absolutely brilliant...am a huge fan of mahendran's works...really wish i could see this one...

the only thing i remember abt shakthi is that terrific song, "achchu vellamey"...used to hum that quite @ lot...

 
At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ram, that is sami/arvind sammy line is hilarous! That would be enough for a whole comedy track.

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Krishna often tells me that the use of the flute in "Achchu Vellame" is very reminiscent of the work Jethro Tull does. I have never heard of Jethro Tull's work.. have any of you?

BTW, Balaji, Sakthi starred Vineeth and Yuvarani.. not Vignesh! :-).. The last I heard, K.T.K. got into the import-export business (clothing, I think!) and though there is some word that he tries to make a comeback as a producer, I am sure sob stories of Producers V.A.Durai (whose eternal bout with Director Bala over Pithamagan has yet to be forgotten), Salem Chandrasekhar (even after producing Ghajini, could not recover!), SK Krishnakanth (Indian Theaters) should have solidly made him reconsider.

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous ram said...

Sandya, Krishnakanth is the one whose production house was messed up by Simbu, rite? If I remember, he was already in the doldrums thanks to pudhukottailerundhu saravanan...If u guys have a sec, check out danush's interview in indiaglitz (from a couple of months ago) - he makes a PrETTY thinly veiled reference to Simbu's 100-day shoot for Manmadhan!

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Simbu can claim anything he likes, Ram. But it looks like Manmadhan was what really did Krishnakanth in. That film needed to have done marvellous business, if Krishnakanth had to recover, but that didn't happen. He could temporarily shut up his financiers; thanks to Manmadhan, but could not make them go away. Added to the fact that Solli Adippaen looks like it will never come out, is also not good for him.

But this continues to be the fate of many tamil producers at this time. Aazham theriyaama kaalai vittaa....

By the way, even if Vallavan becomes a huge hit and has a fantastic opening, I honestly doubt Thenappan will have the guts to make a film with Simbu again.. I know I wouldn't! :-) (Actually, I would have learned a lesson from Krishnakanth and not even have bothered to finance Vallavan if I were Thenappan.. but then again, who is listening to me?! :-) ;-)

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

was devyani's thambi in thotta chinungi prabu deva's brother?

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger narayanan said...

Lucky you ram. The movie hardly ran for a week or 2 on a noon show in Sree (Sathyam complex).

Shall keep you guys posted if i find the VCD/DVD.
~~~~~~
Sandya, u too ? :) Yeah I guess the pair returned back to Australia after that album.

-narayanan

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous ram said...

narayanan, naan enge lucky? enge paati thaane paathaa nu sonnen!

sandya, i guess they're all once bitten, twice shy! just that simbu is a dog who barks and bites!

 
At 1:50 AM, Blogger narayanan said...

sorry ba neenga dhaan paatheengalo'nu thappa purinjikitten.

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous rekhs said...

hey that awsome song by agosh is tholaivinilae vaanam by hariharan,suno @ http://www.dhool.com/sotd2/39.html
if u hvnt so far..
.
ram, gopal isnt doing that indep movie....
he opted out as he had 2 many ads 2 do..
thottachinungi also had a lovely HH solo..maname thottaachiningidaadhe...

anyways...watch out for julykaatru( director jeeva)name to b changed and music by HJ and vijay who sang vellinilave in VV has sung few lovely songs in this..he is also acting in "idiot" ( changed 2 azhagiya asura now) as sec hero and is fm NY...watch out for this talented lad:)

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous ram said...

rekhs, my fav. in Thotta Chinungi is definitely the sogn u mentioned...a very soothing number.

 

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