Sunday, February 11, 2007

'Oram Po' Trailer

We're all familiar with the trailers for our Tamil movies. The worst ones are simply clips from all the songs but thankfully, we're seeing less of such trailers these days. Nowadays, the trend is to present a collection of short snippets from the film(a dance step here, a flying kick there, a comedy scene here, etc.). But since all our movies have their quota of songs, fights, sentiments, comedy, etc., these trailers end up not looking very different from one other. Barring the occasional Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu or Veyyil, whose trailers gave us a couple of lines about the story of the films, we are none the wiser about a film even after seeing the trailer.

But we finally have a Tamil cinema trailer that manages to stand out from the crowd! The trailer for Oram Po, the upcoming Arya-Pooja starrer, is a lot of fun and actually does a trailer's job of making us look forward to the film. The voice-over, which itself is something new for Tamil trailers, is fun and keeps us smiling throughout the trailer. Though the trailer tells us nothing about the story, the collection of scenes presented (like Pooja and her questions) is selected well to go along with the narration by the voice-over and for a change, we get to meet a number of characters from the film. Among the scenes presented, the auto race sequence looks very stylish and is probably the best part of the trailer. The collage of scenes at the end is also good and has good background music.

The film, by a debutante couple Pushkar and Gayatri, looks like a lotta fun. Lets hope it lives upto the expectations created by the trailer...

10 Comments:

At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

I felt that way too.. that's why I forwarded it to you! :-) ;-)..

Very stylish..

The right word to describe Oram Po's trailer (in drastic contrast to tamil cinema's very hum drum approach to everything) is..

UNCONVENTIONAL! :-)

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous ram said...

should check out the trailer sometime...at my friend's behest, i listened to the "gann ganapathy thaan" song from "oram po." its a lot of fun...TR kalakitaaru!

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger Me too said...

Interesting! But somehow Arya, Pooja and the background settings reminded me of 'Pattiyal'.

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oram po is a Tamil version of "The fast and the furious" .. Lets see if it lives upto the original..

BBals, Can you write review for veerasamy ? I heard the movie is excellent and collections are picking up..

Pushpa

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balsu, Unnoda officela enakku oru vellai kidaikuma ?

Arivazhagan

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

sorta reminds me of the kill bill vol 1 trailer, but i am in agreeance it does look very sleek and stylish. one of the best tamil trailers i've seen, though the three seperate ayutha ezhuthu trailers was a unique presentation as well.

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Therein lies the fundamental problems with trailers...or teasers as they are also known as.

They tease and subsequently raise expectations, and finally when the finished product hits the screens, hopes are dashed and excitement subdued. Cases in point, VV(to some extent),even Hollywood's own Superman Returns.

I suggest trailers remain low key, basically enough to whet your appetite and keep the best for the full screen version.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Bart said...

An enjoyable trailer indeed. A very good closing punch too.
Hopefully the movie is as good too.

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger SS said...

Balaji, I dont want to digress. However have you watched the trailer for the movie "Lee"? Looks like the PRO had read your blogs.

Anal Arasu is now Annal Arasu :)

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

me too, true. but they do make a nice pair :)

pushpa, not sure if i'll see it. paatha review panren...

arivazhagan, opening irundha solren :)

anon, yes the 'aaydha ezhuthu' trailers were good too...

anon, but too lowkey makes the trailers unnecessary too. i think they should raise excitement about the movies and make us look forward to them...

ss, yes i did notice :)

 

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