Yennai Arindhaal (2015) Movie Review: Well, The Same Old Menon World

Language : Tamil | Running Time :  176 Minutes | Director : Gautham Vasudev Menon

A Gautham Vasudev Menon film. It isn’t a phrase that makes me go gaga but I look forward for this man’s films. I look forward because there is almost no other filmmaker who caters to the urban middle class youth like he does with his self portrait of a hero who remains courteous to women, walks beside them with his hands in his pocket, shuffles like a 17 year old crushing on the hottest girl in school when he finds the love of his life, has the sentimental attachment to a scooter his dad used and takes his kid on it, be this man of honor and sensibility that makes you smile and feel like it might be a reflection of you. But more importantly, I look forward to his portrayal of the heroine.Continue reading “Yennai Arindhaal (2015) Movie Review: Well, The Same Old Menon World”

FORCE is relentless!

Right from the casting I had major inhibitions about this project. John Abraham taking over the role of Suriya, Genelia in Jyothika’s role. It all felt very odd and totally unthoughtful on part of its makers. Then one day I see the Khwabon Khwabon song shot like a routine music video. It immediately took me back to the original, which was uniquely visualized and executed by Gautham Menon. Though super tacky, the way the song is thrust at the beginning seemed strangely effective in retrospect. The concept is simple and clear, the hero down and out, about to die, but then the memories of his wife give him the drive and energy, and this is almost literally put on screen.Continue reading “FORCE is relentless!”