Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pokkiri


When I saw the Telugu original of Vijay's Pokkiri after news of the remake had been announced, I felt that Vijay would have a real hit on his hands if director Prabhu Deva toned down the violence and improved the comedy track. He has done the latter but not the former. And that violence is the only sore spot in the otherwise entertaining masala film that should help Vijay bounce back after the dismal failure of Aadhi.

Thamizh(Vijay) is a rowdy who is ready to align himself with either of the two big gangs in the city as long as the money is right. Priya(Asin), a dance teacher, is impressed with Thamizh after he helps her and her liking slowly turns to love. Thamizh finally becomes a part of the gang of Ali Bhai(Prakash raj), who is holed up abroad and rarely comes into town. Things come to a head when Thamizh eliminates most members of the rival gang led by Narasimman(Anandraj). Thats when Priya sees his true nature too.

When a movie's hero is a rowdy, how acceptable the romance is comes down to how it is presented and Prabhu Deva, who is no stranger to directing romances, does a good job here. Vijay and Asin have a number of cute meetings and the fact that she develops feelings for him doesn't require complete suspension of disbelief inspite of his 'profession'. Though their track does start off a little vulgar, it proceeds decently from then onwards. The two have good chemistry and encounters like the one in the elevator are good proof of that.

While Prabhu Deva adds something original to the romance and the comedy, he has imported the action sequences almost scene-by-scene from the Telugu version and that makes the movie quite violent. The body count is real high and people are disposed off in gory ways using a wide variety of sharp instruments. But the film proves that the situation and the picturization do have an impact on how the violence comes across. The sequence just before the intermission is relentless, bloody and sustained. But because of the location, the unexpectedness of the violence, Vijay's fury and Asin's horror at his acts, it is thrilling and intense.

By Vijay's recent standards, Pokkiri is quite a classy movie. The entire movie has a nice sheen to it and Prabhu Deva uses techniques like quick editing, split-screens, etc. to add some style to the visuals. Vadivelu is his usual crude self though and pulls the movie's classy tone down. While he does have a link to the main story, he mostly has his own segments and they decrease in quality and laughs as the movie progresses (the water tanker bit is the worst of the lot). But his short dance for Suttum Vizhi Chudare... almost makes up for all his other misses. His near-perfect imitation of Surya's steps for that song brings down the house. Apart from Vadivelu's track, Prabhu Deva's touch is evident in the way Dhamu and his mother, after a hero-centric scene to boost Vijay's image, make appearances in the rest of the movie.

The film's pace is upped a little once Prakashraj makes an appearance. The big twist is quite predictable but manages to be thrilling because of the way it is presented. A couple of other revelations do manage to be surprising(i.e. if you haven't seen the original) though. Like the pre-intermission sequence, the climax is also very violent and bloody. But here, the violence comes across as gratuitous and over-the-top.

Vijay has really cleaned up after Aadhi and probably looks the best he has ever looked. He has obviously tried to imitate Mahesh Babu with a low, understated dialog delivery but it doesn't look very natural since we're familiar with his style and it makes him look less energetic than usual(except in the song sequences). Asin looks gorgeous though she doesn't get a lot of chances to show off her acting talent. Prakashraj has by now perfected the art of combining villainy and humor and makes us laugh when he tries to stave off sleep in jail. Nasser is solid as usual while Mukesh Tiwari makes a really detestable cop.

The combination of Prabhu Deva and Vijay doesn't produce as many sparks as expected in the song sequences. While all the songs have their moments, none of them stand out on the whole. Vasantha Mullai... is the most entertaining of the lot while Dolu Dolu... contains some nice visuals and sets.

74 Comments:

At 10:25 PM, Blogger Bart said...

I almost agree with you 100%. The violence and body count was the main grouse. The songs didn't spark enough for the combo as you rightly put.
I enjoyed Vadivelu's comedy inspite of it being in repeated lines. Mukesh Tiwari reminds us of Ashish Vidhyarthi (Dhil) and many other similar screen cops. Prakashraj did a wonderful job (esp the keeping awake scene). His confrontation with Nasser was a well executed scene.
Vijay should avoid all these self-praising scenes("Naan siricha azhaga irukkunnu solraanga". "Ini pokiri pongal" (though the scene had no reference to pongal). the irrelevant opening song (showing the hero caring for thaikkulam et al)). Only thalaivar is natural in these kind of scenes :)
Vijay's usual takes on women, Prakashraj using "Chellam" in almost every other movie are minor sore points.
Overall, a good masala mix :)

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Vadivelu..BB don't you think has lost his class he had in earlier movies like *Winner*, *Friends* , *Giri*?, except Suttum Vizhi song rest of it quite repetitive and low class :-{. Even his last film Rendu was pretty decent.

Just wondering Vaigai puyal has lost his steam?!! :)

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Balaji.. good to see your review. I should tell you that Krishna and I enjoyed Pokkiri a lot (but each of us for different reasons, of course! Imagine Krishna liking a Vijay film?! What are the chances of that happening? Forget that, I can't believe he agreed to come see the film with me!).

And I did something that I have never done before after watching the Tamil Pokkiri. My curiosity killed me so much to see what Mahesh Babu had done in the Telugu Pokkiri, that I rented the DVD and saw over last weekend. I will send you my Pokkiri PhD shortly. Interestingly, I found the tamil Pokkiri to be a lot classier than the Telugu Pokkiri, obviously because the budget was a whole lot more and I felt the songs were much better picturized than the original Pokkiri.

I had the same gripes about Vadivelu, but I also feel that maybe he didn't write his own material for the film or had a lot of unnecessary artistic input from Prabhudeva or Vijay. Either way, he lost out. But you have to give it to him:

Him looking at the mirror and asking the salesman: "Indha karadi bommai enna vilai?"
Salesman: Adhu Kannaadi, sir!
and his nice retort "Vara Vara namma karadi maadhiri aayitu varomO?"

brought the entire house down laughing. Of course, I laughed so hard during the Suttum Vizhi sequence that Krishna told me that I laughed too much! :-) ;-)

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

bart, all those vijay fans in udhayam sure enjoyed those scenes. namakku thalaivar madhiri avungaluku ilaya thalapathy. so no surprises in vijay catering to them, esp. after a flop in 'aadhi' :)

srivatsan, i don't think vadivelu's ever been classy. he's been very funny for sure but i can never imaging him in, say, a manirathnam movie. but u're right, except the song clip and a few lines, he was far from funny here...

sandya, i think the main reason for the telugu version seeming less classier was the comedy track. it was less classier than even vadivelu's track. i do think mahesh babu was better though...

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manirathnam is a classy director but his comedy tracks are the crap except if its part of the movie.

His comedy tracks in movies like Agni Natchatram and Geethanjali are crap to the core.

As soon as he realised that he stopped casting comedians in his movies or comedians in tone down roles like Vivek in Alaipayuthe as Character roles.

So when's the review of Alwar(ku poovaar ellam Aluvaar)

- KP
- KP

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger Karthik said...

"Interestingly, I found the tamil Pokkiri to be a lot classier than the Telugu Pokkiri"-Vijay's film classier than Mahesh Babu's?It is the greatest joke.
"obviously because the budget was a whole lot more and I felt the songs were much better picturized than the original Pokkiri."What is obvious is that you have no knowledge of the economics of Indian films.

Balaji,the next superstar of tamil films has tried to shamelessly copy his much junior telugu counter part

 
At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

vijay can work in photocopy shop .
pokiri-scene by scene remke.
wardrobes and mannerism also copied from maheshbabau .
he has never done anything different in his career and he ll never do .

 
At 1:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mahesh ababu is miles ahead in acting and looks . how stupid of u people to compare mahesh with vijay.
he may be god looking for tamil people but only tamil people

 
At 3:19 AM, Blogger S.Ganesh Kumar said...

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At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't like this film. The only plus for this film is the gradeur look and presentation. Instead of watching thi, we can shuffle some of old vijay films and watch. There won't be any difference. Vijay chases behind Asin, but when asin says ok, vijay says that he is not the man for her. WHY? Also, if you see the sequence then it will be song/fight/comedy/song/fight etc. There is no point in remaking frame by frame. instead if they could dub teh telegu version that would have earned more profit. ULTIMATE WASTE OF MONEY... When did vijay gave a direct HIT ?????

 
At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Napolean is also wasted in this film. Why can't Napolean save her daughter from the villains. Also, in the climax vijay ould discuss that there is a plan for keeping bomb etc etc. but he goes direct to prakashraj and fights. nothing happens. no logic..In all fights vijay will fly and beat everybody, but nobody can touch him. Its a big joke...Even after teh fight vijay walks cool. no tired nothing. It is all gimmick....
There should be some logic...

 
At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good review Balaji. Is this vijay vehicle gonna garner 2 1/2 stars? Btw have you watched the trailer for Mozhi? I have a feeling it'll be an adaption of the movie Sideways and Jo looks so simple and yet so stunning.

Gayatri

 
At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji,
sorry u too got sucked in by the hype..may b i'm wrong..no offence meant...but i think vijay imitating mahesh or our own beloved superstar is "edhayo parthu yaaro soodu potukitta madhiri"..honestly vijay has no intensity whatsoever...his portrayal of angst/intensity is just a constipated expression..pls dont compare him with mahesh,who IMHO oozes fire,style & charm in his roles post okkadu..
The only thing that was likeable in Pokkiri was vijay in Raja get up, which was truly the comic highlight..i thot maddy was most hilarious in that get up remember desingu raja song frm dum dum dum

 
At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant believe you people liked this movie.
if there is an actor who doesnt know acting ,irriates people with his old antics but still praised by everyone it is vijay,vijay,vijay,vijay

 
At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what next . another nahesh babu remake

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

Balaji,I agree with so many other anonymous commentors here. I completely detested the movie, particularly the final 30 mins. The dance sequences were a big letdown. But I would sure be disappointed if this movie gets 2.5 stars :) Folks here in the theater had a lot of fun, though, at the expense of Vijay & Prabhu Deva's stupid direction.

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger Balaji Sivaraman said...

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At 7:41 AM, Blogger Balaji Sivaraman said...

Nice review Balaji but I felt the movie was worth watching only once and that too with great difficulty. The thing I hated most was some of the romance between Asin and Vijay. Me and my friends (who are Vijay fans) agreed that it was boring especially in the second half: for example, the scene where Asin calls Vijay and tells she knows he is looking at her, is that really necessary? And Vijay trying to imitate Mahesh Babu ended up in him looking like he has an expressionless face. And the hype for Ali Bhaai was all false in the end since he ended up being a comedian than an international don who is being chased by Interpol.

I also felt the action sequences before the interval and in the climax were too long and violent. In fact, the action sequence I enjoyed the most was inside the closed room with all the lights flickering around which comes in the middle of the first half. And the two songs in the second half were totally unnecessary especially En Chella Peru Apple.

I found the comedy track very crude and detestable from Vadivelu even the Suttum Vizhi bit (and me being a Surya fan has nothing to do with it). I felt like Tamil Cinema comedy has lot much of its natural humour (like in the days of Nagesh) and is beginning to look very crude with Vadivelu and Vivek and is relying a lot on comedy that comes from making fun of others. The only scene I liked best was the once which Sandya mentioned with the mirror and the monkey. In fact, the scenes with Asin and Vijay (like in the lift) were more funny than the comedy track.

On other notes, I expected a lot when Prabhu Deva made his entry in the Pokkiri Pongal song but it ended up being very ordinary like others have suggested.The movie had style as you said, I liked most of the camera work and the way in which the twist was revealed. The scene which begins with Prakash Raj questioning Nasser to Vijay's entry in the Police uniform and his arrival with dozens of officers by his side was very well taken and looked very stylish unlike Vijay's recent movies. Overall, the general opinion of me and my friends is that Pokkiri can be watched once and is better than Aadhi. Even my friends who are Ajith fans are asking to stay away from the theatre for Aalwar. If you have not yet watched it, please don't.

And I would ask you to watch Guru, the best of the Pongal Indian releases in my opinion. It has some flaws especially in the climax but definitely better than what the tamil pongal releases had to offer.

PS: Sorry for the long post.

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

usually you post bad reviews for good movie but for first time ever u ve given a good review for an utter crap movie . may be because packed house and whistles all around made this average movie look good to you.

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous SOLDIER said...

not a surprise since you ve accepted that you like vijay more than ajit/vishal etc . any way this movie is not even 50% of varalaru and you gave such bad review . its better than alwaar and we accept our defeat this time.

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous SOLDIER said...

not a surprise since you ve accepted that you like vijay more than ajit/vishal etc . any way this movie is not even 50% of varalaru and you gave such bad review . its better than alwaar and we accept our defeat this time.

 
At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anon 21 said...

I haven't seen the Telugu original nor am I familiar with Mahesh Babu. So I cannot make comparisons. But I thought the movie definitely had better pacing than Vijay's previous entries from the recent past. Its a blast if you are willing to suspend disbelief (a normal requirement for Vijay movies really). This movie is not a classic...especially when one has admired the likes of "The Departed", "Casino Royale" and so on.

2.5 stars, bb?

 
At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anon 21 said...

Me again...on second thoughts, I feel a little bad about bringing "The Departed" into this thread :)

 
At 10:41 AM, Anonymous ram said...

agree with u on Pokkiri...nice time pass...was pretty entertaining...sometimes I feel that masala movies dont deserve too many detailed analyses coz you just go in, have fun and forget abt it later but still, a cpl of points - I agree with you on Vijay's dialogue delivery...almost gave me the impression that he was disinterested...I really hope he invests as much enthusiasm in the normal scenes as he does for the buildup moments, stunts and dances...I somehow liked him a lot in Sachein more than his other action movies...thought he was absolutely cool as the carefree student...konjam overacting but he played his part well..

back to pokkiri, asin was cute...prakashraj was cool...yep, i do agree with balaji on his point that the movie had one song too many...but it was great to see vijay and prabhu deva dance together for the pokkiri pongal song...of course, nothing can match that incredible dance number with vijay and lawrence in thirumalai!

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

if u people like horrible movies like thirumalai , sachein then pokkiri is still better.
come on vijay fans .
stop talking abt ajit .
tell me has he ever given performance in his entire career ,
superb copy - the first actor to copy his junior .
usually people copy rajini/kamal

costumes to face expressions everything copied .
waste actor but still favourites .
his monkey style goes in sync with low class people.

 
At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how did this prakashraj/chellam thing start? i was startled to see him referred to in some bulimia dhanush movie as "ungal chellam" prakash raj.

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

when you blasted a good movie like varalaru i ll not be surpised if u blast alwaar which is indeed a crap movie . and stupid fanatic ajith fans ll post 150 replies.

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Balaji, when I meant 'classy,' I was referring largely only to the technical handling of the film. Despite the fact that most of the Tamil film remains faithful to its Telugu original, I felt some of the stunt scenes had more editing tricks and special effects in them and seemed more apparent than in the original. (There may be a difference in watching the original on the big screen, as I saw it only on DVD last week!) More over, special effects are pretty much unheard of in Vijay movies, unless they are cheesy. This film is a huge departure in that department alone.

I found the dance choreography in Dol Dol Dhaan alongside the sets/picturization of even songs like Maambazham were tastefully done (which is very rare in most Vijay movies, if not all!).

The things that have been clearly avoided and I'm thankful for are some of the unnecessary chit chat between Mahesh Babu & Ileana about how difficult her life without a man in the house etc. etc. The stunt sequence involving the lady thug is not part of the remake and the scenes that follow with Mahesh & Ileana are not there either. That these scenes were nicely edited out as they serve no great purpose, should be commended.

I noticed the effectiveness was lost sizeably with Asish Vidyarthi in the original and Mukesh Tiwari was far more convincing in the remake as well.

I find 'classiness' to come from how much more time and effort a team takes to spruce the material they already have. It is true that their source material is terribly good to begin with (Telugu Pokkiri), but they have tried at least to some extent to make it more entertaining from a Tamil movie point of view.

Karthik, who made a comment shortly after mine, didn't even bother to find out what I meant by classy. If we are talking about classy and only looking at actors and performances, obviously Mahesh Babu is leagues ahead (and my god, I don't even understand a word of Telugu to being saying this with utmost enthusiasm and glee!). Mahesh has great sceen presence, a very casual acting approach and is a delight to watch. No wonder Vijay has tried hard to emulate him in the remake.

What bothers me is people like Karthik (and even you, Balaji, I gather from your comment), measure classiness to be in performances alone (Vadivelu/Vijay/Mahesh etc.).

I beg to differ!.. The film being technically sound (be it in editing, special effects, cinematography, dance choreography, music, background score etc. etc.) is as much of a basis or more to be categorized as being 'classy.' Performances alone do not make a film (especially a mass masala film like Pokkiri - be it in any language, because all of the ingredients matter to make it appealing!)

Obviously, these guys are not making art films to win awards where performances alone define 'class.' I'm sure you'd agree!

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous SOLDIER said...

watever you people say this movie is not equal to varalaru - neither in mass nor in performance but you people ll definetely overrate him .
4.5 stars for this movie?

 
At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry 'neither in class'

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its stupid to compare him him with mahesh babu . he has a class which can be compared with vijaykanth /sarathkumar only

 
At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The original story from which the the screenplay for Pokiri(Telugu)came is a Rajini movie called Pandian.

Only difference and of course thats the only thing original these days is the presentation,hence Pandian was a flop.

Vijay is always the first guy in theatre to watch Mahesh Babu movie to buy the rights, since Sainikudu flopped we were saved from a remake.

Anyway guys Mahesh Babu's next one is a bilingual and to prepare us for this he is releasing one of his earlier movie as a dubbed one in Tamil, Varanda Madurai.

Lets see what Vijay does after this :).

- KP

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

KP, yes i agree. mani's separate comedy tracks were horrible. thank god he got out of that mode!!

karthik, yeah, he himself has admitted that he copied mahesh's mannerisms and dialog delivery...

gayatri, Sideways? i didn't get that. but yeah, jo looks great. will surely miss her :)

anon, no hype. i've watched more-hyped movies and come out disappointed. i liked 'pokkiri' but for its violence...

filbert, was surprised at how harsh u were towards the movie :)

balaji, thani review panitengale :) u make some nice points. we agree on some and disagree on others as always :) will be waiting for 'guru' dvd. want to watch it in hindi only :)

anon21, u're right about the pacing part. was nicely paced and defly better than his recent movies.

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Ram,

same blood :)

I liked Sachein, some how felt the movie was fresher than other releases last tamil new year. May be because of Vijay/Genelia or locations not sure..

 
At 3:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

".....Prabhu Deva, who is no stranger to directing romances, does a good job here......." bullshit the romance scenes with dat 'bommai horse'involving jeyam ravi and trish in 'something something.....' is all a lift from a hindi movie called "i love you "...saw da movie in star utsav(guess its da same in da telugu original) plus heard dat da 1st half is inspired by sum hindi n da 2nd haf by sum oder movie.....so wer does he go.....

 
At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to blogger-
for god's sake dont say that you are neutral and unbiased .
you ve told that you are a fan of vijay in you previous posts.
after rajini vijay is your fav rite?

 
At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the movie. I will say that i am a pretty good fan of Vijay. Haven't seen the original or any of Mahesh Babu's movies but from the comparisons i've read, it seems that Mahesh babu is far better than Vijay and i accept that. My questions goes out to all the Ajith fans.
Why do u people like Ajith? i liked him at one point as well but after Kandukonden... he lost it. I saw some movies after that where i seriously wanted to shoot either myself or him. Raja, Aanjaneya, Jana, Ji... i guess his ability to stretch a sentence out for an hour excites you guys and makes you want to clap and whistle (just a joke, but u know its true).

You might not care but personally, i feel that Vijay has a lot more charisma and energy in his movies (even though he might not look it), than Ajith.

But even still, pokiri was much better than most of Vijay's other movies and like said above, it has much better special effects than Gilli(where he jumps balcony to balcony) or Tirupachi(w/ the glasses). As said before, i haven't seen the original but i can say that it is one of the few stylish tamil movies made by a non-shankar director :). Asin was good and had excellent chemistry. Vadivelu was awesome in the Suttum Vizhi... song but ws pretty boring in the rest of his parts. Prakash Raj was freaking awesome as Ali Bhai. Not too much overacting this time but that Chellame thing does get annoying espcially since it was more than 2 years ago. That sleazy, police guy did a good job too. Violence didn't bother me too much since i had seen Pulp Fiction and Godfather 3 days before i saw Pokiri but i can see how it would be a big deal in India.

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha ha you failed to mention vijay neck shaking dailougues in thirumalai-dhoosi ,poochi, n sivakasi - aappu kanna ka theriyadha and a nonsense one where he talks abt dressing sense . he was looking damn stupid

one does not require to shoot himself he sees pudhiya gethai,tamilan,badri,madurey,sivakasi,youth,kanukl nilava aadhi etc because that guy ll automatically die.

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

yep...pokkiri was good entertaining movie...was better than the recent crap movies like aadhi , tirupathi ( OMG wat a crap) n paramasivan..

Like all said the film had some class which was absent in vijay's previos films n the film was technicallly sound...eventhough manisharma din give blockbuster music the songs r pretty good n i liked the tamil tamil song n vasantha mullai song a lot...

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya true ajit lost but he never lost to vijay . he lst to suariya and vikram which i ll agree.

vijay has managed to saty in the industry only because of gilli.

varalaru,ji , mugavari was a far better performance than any of vijay's

tell me a single movie in vijay's career where you can say he has performed or you remember it because of vijay's acting?

kushi ,gilli,tirupacchii and now pokkiri were the only big hits that he has given.


i forget to add vijay's classics
vaseegara,bagavati,udaya,pudiya geethai ,shahjahan ha ha ha

Seeing him without make up ll make you vommit.

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

its not the performance which counts in the indutry ...its money matters...n we all know who the claer winner is in terma of tht..

if u want success based on performance thn i will say pasupathi was teh most successful actor last year will u agree ??

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

as long his movies get more revenues he will continue to stay at the top no matter wat people say abt him..

its tht people shud expect more from him thn he will try to change him..wen people are not doin it n wen his films are making helluva money wat the need to change ...tht wats vijay's doin...he is goin in a path thts fruitfull to everyone..he doesnt get bored by it...if people get bored by it he will change...

 
At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@pravien
yes of course i agree . he indeed was better than ajith in varalaru.

but ajith acting in varalaru was better than any of vijay's . you ve to accept that .

vaali , mugavari is uncomparable

vijay was having more harsh times during 99 -02 than ajith is having now okay

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell me honestly does thirumalai desreves to be a hit not at all friend.

gilli, thirupachhi and pokkiri i agree .

 
At 11:33 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

acting wise ajith is far better thn vijay ....knowing how to make a film a hit , vijay is far better than this ...


vijay was not havin harsh time durin 99-02 ...kushi released in 2000 , friends in 2001...it was between 01-03 tht he was havin a harsh time..same way ajith was havin it durin 02-06 with films like ji , jana , raja , anjaneya with only 1 hit in between attagasam i guess..

if u compare both these phases both of them are equally bad

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

its not amtter of if it deserves or not...dont ever go by the critics..go by the masses n collection ..thts wat counts @ the end of the day...

wat help if a producer will get if gets loads of praises frm the critics but does not perform well at the box office??? @ the end he is a loser only

in that regard i must say even though thirumalai din satisfied the critics it satisfied the collection department very well. ..

as i said earlier tht wat matters @ the end of the day

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey vijay fans you ve no rights to talk abt stuoid movies of ajith's

ajith is the best romantic actor ever and vijay strength is only masala . all his romance failed xpt for KM.

for people who talk abt jana,anjaneya we had a beautiful movie where you had ramba,devayani and ou hero wants to marry a girl who has a mole in her stomach .

Such a utter crap it was .
take some memory recall pills and first did in to vijay's history before talking abt ajith.

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

@pravein
vijay movies did well at box office only because of the media support . everyone knows abt tht.
he was called in a stamprelease function .
when we ve great sceintists,researchers ,people who ve achieved so much in literature,human they selected vijay for stamp release???????

 
At 11:42 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

@ anonymous u forgot poove unakaga , love today , once more , etc...

maybe u have a long term memory loss..lol..

 
At 11:45 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

thts his way of marketing movies n he had done it...look at the number of interviews he gave during pongal to market his film..

this is the age of media n marketing...wat gain will ajith gets if he sits at home n never appers in the media ??

the media people will only market the film of the people who help them....vijay does it n they r reciprocating it by marketing it...

i feel tht ajith shud do it more ...but he is doin it ...which i for one dont know y ?????????

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous pravien said...

Make it "he is not doin it "

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

even then madurey ,aadhi ,sachein failed at box office and sivakasi was only an avg hit.

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

genuine hits given from or are
gilli,thirupachhi and pokkiri among ajith i say only varalaru

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

0r = 04

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ajith is better in acting but never used his skills or misused his skills and vijay an average actor made a full use of his limited skills and is doing better than ajith .

if u say that i ll agree.
THE END

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous pravien said...

@anonymous

yep...the END...:):):):)

thts wat i have been sayin all the time...


neway am off to sleep now...bye to all of u ....

 
At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good night to you pravien

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous ram said...

anon, TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU on your statement that "ajith is better in acting but never used his skills or misused his skills and vijay an average actor made a full use of his limited skills and is doing better than ajith."

Amen!
SIP (Sleep in Peace!)

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes yes. Let s compare Ajith with Suriya and Vikram. Let's take it even further; compare Simbhu with them ;).

If Ajith is a better actor than Vijay (if being the keyword), then its only by a small amount. And no i don't think Vijay is a good actor. That shows u what i think of Ajith.

Someone earlier said that Vijay's movie with him searching for a mole on his Devadhai's stomach was crap. All i can say is that at least it was watchable, unlike Aalwar which even die-hard Ajith fans refuse to see.

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS Where can i find the aforesaid memory pills?

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in my home .come i ll show you

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that movie was watchable .
only sick people like vijay fans ll watch that movie.

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey stupid ajith fans how dare you comment abt ilayathalapathy- prubhu deva combo

one searches for mole and one makes omelette .
wow what a great combination.
vijay - prabhu deva combo rox .
dont listen to this stupid ajith fans .

we want to see ore from this combo

 
At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anonymous

*/If Ajith is a better actor than Vijay (if being the keyword), then its only by a small amount. And no i don't think Vijay is a good actor. That shows u what i think of Ajith. /*

you dont need to tell that vijay is not a good actor to downgrade ajith.we all know how horrible actor vijay is .
form past 15 years no vraiations in his acting .

 
At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are both overgrown juveniles with combined intelligence of a squirrel for which their only motivation in life is make moolah...read $$$. The rest of us can hoard weblogs to discuss our obsessive compulsive adorations of these egomanicas that quite rightly reflects our pea pod brains!

 
At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Venoth said...

"ajith is better in acting but never used his skills or misused his skills and vijay an average actor made a full use of his limited skills and is doing better than ajith"

machi, i agree with you. ajit is much better than vijay in terms of acting, but what's the point of it if he doesnt know how to choose good movies to act in? and even when he does choose good movies sometimes, he never takes any effort to market the movie? in this era, marketing and media are very powerful tools which can make a big difference to a movie. look a vijay, he gave numerous interviews for pongal, including rivals suntv and jayatv. but ajit still remains adamant regarding this matter even after getting so many flops! what a loser's approach is that?
on the other hand, vijay who has pathetic acting skills manages to stay afloat and even get many hits because of good marketing strategies (but of course rubbish movies like aadhi will have to flop). so who's losing the race in the past few years?
vikram and surya choose their movies more carefully and also show good acting and marketing skills. i hope both of them will have a better prospect than vijay or vikram.
pokkiri...good movie in terms of technical handling (camera, screenplay, choreography, music). vijay did try to come out with a slightly different role with a negative shade in it, but not much difference with other vijay movies because he refuses to show exceptional acting like vikram/surya and sticks to action+comedy+romance formula in all movies

 
At 3:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys, don't tell me you go to a movie based on some Inteview some actor gives and when has any actor ever said that his upcoming movie is not worth your time??

If any the trailor is what plays a major role and not what the actors say in their interview. So stop complaining that Ajith does not market his movies, frankly speaking no actor needs to, its all a myth.

- KP

 
At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The continual debates on who is better than whom ...Kamal & Rajni, Ajit & Vijay, Yoghurt or Buttermilk,cigarette or cigar, whisky or brandy etc etc, simply reflects the lack of one fundamental flaw...proper upbringing!

 
At 3:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me who was the side villain's moll? she kind of looked familiar and cute!

vengayam

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol.....my good god

 
At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tamil pokkri nothing special .just copied ans pasted the original version.mahesh is the fire.his looks,action everything is the sky limit for him.wat bout vijay?vijay is great in tamilnadu.but who cares?mahesh was accepted as an universal hero.anyways my best wishes to vijay who always try to remake films from the original version which was acted by the indian latest superstar mahesh babu.

 
At 6:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey pokkiri is gr8 entertainer ...u see the movie either u like it or u dont why do keep comparing with telgu...just see as away in which the same story was put forward for tamil audience.

 
At 12:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dola dola has been coreographed in an awesome way!

 
At 3:15 AM, Anonymous joshva-f78 said...

not a good movie

 

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