Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Looks

Simbhu's movies have so far been targeted towards the B and C center audiences - the so-called mass rather than class audience. But his next film Poda-Podi, inspite of the name, is supposed to be a film with urban sensibilities that focuses on a young married couple's life. Simbhu's look here in the film's promo poster seems to reflect that tone with the spiked hair and the trendy dress. Gotta wait to see how well the role sits on him.

PS: His heroine in the film is supposed to be Varalakshmi, Sarathkumar's daughter. But I can't really tell if that's her.

'Jayam' Ravi has so far been comfortable playing lover boy and has found good success with boy-next-door type roles, the last such success being Santosh Subramaniam. He tried out playing an action hero in Dhaam Dhoom and looks like its success has given him confidence that he can carry it off successfully. He's going a step further and trying out the tough-guy look in Peraanmai, an action film where he's supposed to be playing a forest officer. He seems like an unlikely candidate for the action hero slot but you never know...

Jai has so far played down-to-earth, realistic roles in both Chennai 600028 and Subramanyapuram. Looks like he's getting the chance to play dress-up as a regular Tamil cinema hero in his next film Vaamanan. Replacing the beard with a stubble and trading in the 80s dresses for some designer clothing, he looks all set. We can only hope we haven't lost one more young hero to commercialism.


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

They all seem to have a cool swagger about them...except for Chimp. Dunno what but something kinda doesn't quite gel for him.

Can't put a finger on it but is has to do with him aging and morphing into TR... shudder!!!

At 12:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only designer clothing and funky hairstyles were all it took to make at good movie!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Bart said...

I think this obsession with designer clothes, funky hairstyles, six pack, shaving the head, buck tooth, hunched back etc should become passe. Story, narration should take the center seat.. [this year's good hits - Anjathey, Subramaniapuram show this]. But then you always have a hit in Dasa which will spur creativity in disfiguring a person.

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

simbhu: mogarakatta
jayam ravi: sadhuravetta
jai: styleu satta!

At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chimp looks incredibly funny in his new makeover.
No matter what he does people are not going to watch this kid unless he parades a few Fashion models n**e.

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

Ewww, I like Jeyam Ravi and in that picture he reminds me of Sarath Kumar- Eww..ewww...

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, maybe the problem is that its not gonna take a lot for him to morph into TR :)

priya, i agree but there's a better change that the movie will atleast look better :)

bart, bingo. i think our heroes are resorting to these flashier things only because kollywood's become creatively bankrupt :)

ram, LOL as always :)

anon, our Tamil audiences have been known to be extremely forgiving :)

sivajini, LOL :)


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