Saturday, February 09, 2008

4 New Reviews

Reviews for Pazhani, Vaazhthugal, Pirivom Sandhippom and Bheemaa are now online @ bbreviews.

10 Comments:

At 6:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

balaji, did you see the way bharath danced with just one leg for the song in a foreign location? i nearly died laughing. when my father watched it and said sometimes its embarassing to watch tamil movies.

raj

 
At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Vishal said...

Vaazthugal literally had me reaching for the bucket as I found my gag reflex hard to keep in control! It has be one of the cheesiest & god awful movies that I have ever had the misfortune of seeing! Some of the romantic dialogue was so over the top (for example - "neenga ennai thavira en nizhalai kooda kadhalikka koodathu!") I guess I have to give props to Madhavan for saying some of the dialogue with a straight face! Oh well.. That's 2.5hrs of my life I'll never get back!

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous ram said...

i am going to watch "vaazhthukall" just to see how seeman has handled the all-thamizh script...i dont know but i dont think one needed a script fully in thamizh in 2008. what does seeman think? that if i wanna go to the loo, i'd say, "naan ondruku sellavirukiren!" there're so many writers in thamizh who make people sit up just with sizzling dialogues that showcase their love for the language. R. Selvaraj, Balachander, Balakumaran and Sujatha have all penned some wonderful lines that make u love the language...but they didnt shove it down our throats...but seeman thinks he's the savior of thamizh and thamizh culture...and, he's ended up making something so awkward...too bad...
a dialogue that popped out at me during a recent viewing:
"manasa thoonga vekkanum-nu maathara poatta, naalaiku andha manasey maathraiya jeichidum ma, apram nirandharamaa thookam poidum" - Janakaraj in "Vidukathai"

 
At 9:23 PM, Anonymous fans_usa said...

vikaram,lingusaamy, trisha,harris,srisuriya movies combine to give a 1.5 star movie. shockingly disappointing.
lingu always has good story in hand but mess up screenplay n dialogues.

 
At 9:46 PM, Anonymous ram said...

lingu always has good story in hand but mess up screenplay n dialogues.

--> fans_usa, not really...think abt all his previous successes...aanandam, run and sanda kozhi actually didnt have great stories but had superbly paced screenplays..."Ji" had neither a strong story ("aaytha ezhuthu" influence was looming large!) nor a good screenplay...

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

raj, can't say i remember that. if it made u laugh that much, i'll defly look for it :)

vishal, maddy's phone conversation with his mom about bhavana and the scene where they admire nature together were a couple of other scenes that had me laughing :)

ram, nicely said. the story and the direction were so old-fashioned that chaste tamil should've seemed natural. and he still managed to make it look awkward. so i think the blame goes to seeman and the actors rather than the fact that tamil was used throughout :)

fans, the story was also at fault in 'bheema'. shockingly unoriginal and cliched :)

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course one needs a purely thamizh script in 2008, 2009, 2010 and every other year. the pure thamizh dialogue made a bland movie like ilakkanam stand out, and made imsai arasan more enjoyable. (i haven't seen vaazhthukkal, so i'm not defending it.) having pure thamizh dialogue might be a great way of sifting out the terrible actors/actresses in the industry too.

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BB,
Can you review pudichirukku ? Its the suprise hit of pongal..
Pushpa

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had my own suspicions about Bheema and Pazhani which Balaji has confirmed.

Vaazhthugal had a pace similar to one of those regional movies they used to telecast Sunday afternoons on Doordarshan. Maybe the director of Vaazhthugal was somehow inspired by Vivah?

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, having pure thamizh dialogs isn't wrong. but making that the sole selling point of the film is what made 'vaazhthugal' bad i think :)

pushpa, i really want to see it but haven't gotten the chance so far. was really impressed with a song they showed on Sun TV yesterday :)

anon, haven't seen 'vivah' but remember reading reviews and u may well be right :)

 

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