Kamal Haasan Speech at Big Boss Press Meet
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is all set to make his television debut with a reality show ‘BIGG BOSS’ to be telecasted in Vijay Television
Plot – Brindhavanam is quintessential Radha Mohan cinema; it has good humour, lots of mush, some romance, family drama and the feel good factor going in its favour. The main driving force of the film is the relationship between a deaf, mute youngster and a big cinema star (Vivek playing himself). How the latter plays a key role in shaping every aspect of the former’s life is the crux of the tale.
– Radha Mohan sticks to his guns and delivers all that he is known for; a completely family friendly film!
– It is Arulnithi’s best performance till date. He beautifully communicates using sign language and charms one and all.
– One film old Tanya is expressive and highly confident. After a lacklustre debut in Balle Vellaya Theva, she has been utilized well by Radha Mohan.
– Brindhavanam is like a tribute to Vivek; his fans will just love it. There are references to his earlier famous comedy tracks and his dialogs, topical counters work big time. The Arulnithi – Vivek combination scenes are cracking.
– The Radha Mohan regulars like MS Bhaskar, Thalaivasal Vijay and Senthil (also seen in Uppu Karuvadu) do their bits. But Bhaskar is getting typecast as the gentle, ageing do-gooder.
– Pon Parthiban’s dialogues, the funny ones as well as the serious ones, click well. The cool Ooty locations are a sight for sore eyes in this unrelenting summer heat.
– Vishal Chandrasekhar’s background score complements the sentimental scenes well. Among the songs, ‘Yaar’ sung by SPB is a delightful piece, though it does sound similar to ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’
– The film is long drawn-out towards the end, making the viewer restless for the final scene. This could have been worked out in a much crisper way by the director and editor.
– The melodrama quotient in the latter part of the second half could’ve been toned down.
Final Word – Brindhavanam is bound to work well with the elitist, multiplex crowd. Arulnithi continues to take confident steps forward while it’s a welcome return to form for Vivek, who is like a parallel hero in a full-fledged part.
Plot – Samuthirakani’s films are known to be heavy-handed, loud and over-the-top in their approach. He makes it a point to communicate his thoughts and ideas as ‘messages’ through his films. Thondan is no different and here he plays a non-violent ambulance driver who takes down a corrupt bigwig without compromising on his ideals and principles, despite being tested to the limit.
– The goodwill that Samuthirakani has among viewers is immense and he is instantly likable. There are heart-warming dialogues about how he considers his ambulance as dearly as his mother. The ambulance angle and the well-shot rescue scenes make the film stand out to a certain extent.
– The first half of the film grips us to a fair extent and the conflict heats up in dramatic fashion at the intermission point. Though presented in a brash manner, the scene in which a group of college girls strike back at a violent offender and stand up for themselves is impressive.
– The ‘Poi Varavaa’ song sequence, in which Vikranth sorts out his life by training to be an ambulance attendant, is the best part of the film. The visual montages in this song, composed by Justin Prabhakaran, make good connect. But Vikranth doesn’t get much in the latter half of the film.
– Soori makes us chuckle and also offers some food for thought in his brief appearance.
– Newcomer Arthana has a charming, innocent face and she also gets a key scene to perform. Her love track with Vikranth seems like a mandatory inclusion
– There are a whole lot of support actors such as Vela Ramamurthy, Kanja Karuppu, little actor Nasath, Sunainaa (the typical pair) pitching in with their parts.
– Seeing comedy actor Namonarayanan as a full-fledged villain just doesn’t fit in rightly.
– In the second half, Samuthirakani’s long monologue to a speechless politician about the recent jallikattu movement and the various cattle breeds which have gone extinct, is a forced inclusion just to play to the gallery. It doesn’t have any bearing on the film’s plot. The second half also has needless build-up shots for the hero.
Final Word – Samuthirakani considers his films as a medium to communicate good messages to society and not just as a means to entertain. In Thondan, the balance is skewed towards the message side and yet, it doesn’t hit the viewer hard
As we all know, amidst much expectations Superstar Rajinikanth’s next film which is being produced by actor Dhanush was released today morning and since then it has been making all go gaga over it. This film is being directed by Pa Ranjith after the super success of Kabali.
This film is said to be based on the life of Tirunelveli based Tamils who live in large numbers in Mumbai, and for the question why it is named as Kaala Karikalan is that Kaala Karikalan is a Pandiyan King who conquered entire south Asia all alone against mighty empires.
Meanwhile, the hot news coming out is that Bollywood beaty Huma Qureshi is all set to play the main female lead in this film.
Official confirmation regarding this will be made shortly.