Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hero Hero...Heraadhi Hero

Disclaimer 1: I - am dark skinned, wear flowers in my hair, am comfortable in sarees, like Kamal, adore RAJNI, consider Madras the best place to live, speak and live Tamizh. If any of the above doesn't make sense to you, don't read further. Thank you and have a good life!

Disclaimer 2: This is not a review. If you want a good one, please read Balaji's, KayKay's, Filbert's or HawkEye's.

Staro Staro Nee SuperStaro!

Sivaji rocks big time! There is no other actor, and I mean NO ONE who can carry a movie with such style as Rajni does. Every frame is lit by Thalaivar's charisma and style. When he does his signature walk with the helicopter in the background, man it is just mindblowing! I almost lost my voice screaming "THALAIVAAA" throughout the movie, much to the amusement of The Mr who sat quietly and watched the movie.

Digression1: I still can't fathom how he can sit like that. The entire theatre was rocking as if a jolt of lightning hit them and screaming hoarse for the Teakada scene and this man sat quiet as if he was watching the ocean. Reminder to self: Said person is husband! Forgive him :p

Mottai Boss is the sexiest and handsomest I've ever seen Rajni look after 'Thambikku Entha Ooru'. My biggest gripe with Shankar was he didn't give Mottai Boss more screen time. Seriously, he just rocked the scene.

I loved the movie. One of the cleanest movies in a long time and it provided wholesome entertainment. Just the "Athiradee" and "Style" songs & Mottai Boss covered the ticket price, the rest were bonuses :)

If I wanna take cudgels against anyone, it would be Shankar and Sujatha for the screenplay and script. Who ever told them Rajni movies don't need a strong story? You don't need a complicated story yes, but even a simple story of revenge of a woman scorned can be elevated to Himalayan heights, if only it is water-tight and solid. Like Padayappa. And seriously he could have done away with that silly truck fight scene and it would have made the movie a li'l crisper in the second half.
But then again, I got to see Thalaivar in his most STYLISH avataram yet and I will definitely thank Shankar for that :) I can't wait for this weekend. The Mr promised to take me to the movie once more. The movie is worth watching multiple times just for Thalaivar's Ishtyle!

Enna thaan sonnalum, Rajni padathula irukkara gethu vera entha padathukkum kidayathu.
If I may plagiarise Kamal's dialogue in PKS, "Rajni padam partha anubavikkanum, arayakoodathu" [If you watch a Rajni movie enjoy it, don't analyse it]

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Blogger Shirsha said...

So off late 'Thalaivar' is what it takes to get you posting, eh!?
'Thalaivar, Thalaivar Thalaivar...' all around me all the time.. hmmph!

1:03 AM  
Blogger Saju Muthalaly said...

Remarkable reading this raw stuff!

3:55 AM  
Blogger pagala'k' said...

Parava illainga, Thalai padam vandhadhaan avan-avan blog-ay thorakaraan. Ungala kuripitu sollala ;)

5:20 AM  
Blogger Arul said...

Yup, tea kada and walk infront of helicopter scenes made the theatre go berserk...
Kathi kathi thondai varandu poyuduchu.... but no complaints.. :)

Longtime visitor first time commenting... your posts make a good read.

Atlaaast comment vittaaachu..

1:16 PM  
Blogger Balaji said...

that last line was awesome. perfect answer to those who've been nitpicking about logic in this film. i may hijack it as i answer similar questions from now :)

btw, even said line was first uttered by thalaivar. he uttered that in 'aval appadithaan' with peNNgaL instead of pazhamozhi :)

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Dubukku said...

Yours is one the few posts abt Sivaji which makes me feel I need to see this ASAP

Nice one :))

7:40 AM  
Blogger Loga said...

long time silent reader of ur blog...niraiya commonaa irukku namakkuelly..tirunelveli ooru,kootanchoru, susiyam, ratna talkies, i am also from tirunelveli and lastaa naanum thalaivar fannn...i also liked the teakadai scene a lot

9:04 AM  
Blogger Vijayeta said...

I have been dying to see that film!
I've been told it's just as kitschy as i like 'em to be... But the friend who speaks Tamil and would have been translator is too busy to go with me right now :(
So, i wait...and wait...And I read your blog and I thanked heavens you translated that last line :p

If you watch a Rajni movie enjoy it, don't analyse it.

I say, why only Rajni movies? Any Bollywood film for that matter :p

8:07 AM  
Blogger Piggy said...

Agreed. Every single word of the post!!!

12:47 AM  
Blogger Inca said...

Hey Kumari - Just got your blog URL from Vidhya.
Do mail me if time permits -

Ram - probably ExpressPASS will remind you who am I ;)

12:02 PM  
Blogger Su said...

The first time I watched the movie, I had overly high expectations from Shankar and left feeling a tad disappointed. The second time, I forgot that it was a Shankar movie and enjoyed every bit of Thalaivar's screen presence. There is some charisma that he holds which cannot be explained.

Have you read about the whole Sivaji and Anuradha Sengupta controversy.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya thala rocks! :)

7:57 AM  

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