Is it the “curse of over exposure” or unbridled passion for the medium?, Which holds true for the maker as well a casual reviewer like me that one can spot influences all around, right from the first frame. At times it seems that all creative art forms are in this constant passage through ages taking the shape of contemporary values, interpretations, versions of entertainments and influences; And then there are some that leaves such strong impact for a very very long time, and across many future generations that eventually changes the basic definitions of grammar transforming a proper noun to adjective ; (case in point Orwellian, Tarantoinsih, Kafkaish….et.al) leaving in the process an everlasting creative ripple.Continue reading “Kurangu Bommai Movie Review: Isn’t flawless but works to an extent”
They say that making a film is like reliving one’s dreams in a way, now if your dream manages to reach out to people and leaves an impact on them, it becomes their dream too. Aren’t there many among us who get nostalgic when we think of our days back in school and/or college? And if you are a budding filmmaker isn’t it likely that at some time you have thought of reliving some of those memories in the form of a film that you would probably like to make? Well there are quite a few who think on those lines, some are even lucky enough to turn their dreams into reality on the screen. Vijay Kumar seems to be one such dreamer as well, someone who has patiently taught himself filmmaking the hard way. When it came to finally realizing his dream he has certainly revisited his past in a way, but then his debut film Uriyadi is not a fun and frolic venture and in a way the nostalgia factor doesn’t override the central theme of the film.Continue reading “Uriyadi Movie Review: An Honest Gut- Wrenching Political Thriller”
Balaji Mohan went on to start his movie making career with a bi-lingual film, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi in Tamil and Love Failure in Telugu,based on his own short film. Interestingly he has now once again come up with a bi-lingual film, this time in Tamil and Malayalam, titled Vaayai Moodi Pesavum and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram respectively. Being a film with an interesting premise, even experimental to a large extent, I felt the need to move away from a conventional review and hence here’s a video review of VMP, albeit with a difference. If you know what the film is about (even if you don’t the review will highlight the same to you) then you may probably appreciate this attempt of mine even more.Continue reading “Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Movie Review: Balaji Mohan’s Interesting Experiment Which Works”
Balaji Mohan shot to fame with his very first feature film project, a bi-lingual in Tamil and Telugu called Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (KSY) and Love Failure respectively and it was based on his own short film of the same name (KSY). He is now ready once again with another bi-lingual project, called Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (close your mouth and speak) in Tamil and Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram (speaking is injurious to health) in Malayalam. VMP introduces the dashing and popular Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan into Tamil Cinema. Nazriya Nazim who was paired with him recently in Salala Mobiles, is paired with him here as well. The rest of the star cast includes Pandiarajan,Madhoo, Vinu Chakravarthy, Kaali etc. Most of the actors are common to both versions though it is known that Pandiarajan’s character in the Tamil version is performed by Manianpilla Raju in the Malayalam version.
VMP/SAH is produced by Varun Manian and S.Sashikanth while music is by Sean Roldan. Soundararajan is the DOP and editing is by Abhinav Sunder Nayak. Both the versions will be releasing shortly. Check out the trailer of VMP.
Also check out the trailer of SAH (Malayalam version)