The next venture of Dhanush, where he is donning an all-in-all azhaguraja role with lyric & singing is (VIP) வேலை இல்லா பட்டதாரி. Except that the music director is Anirudh. Reminds us of movie ‘3’ in most of the songs. My pick of the lot. The rest are OK to listen once.
The next Vijay Sethupathy movie, ரம்மி (Rummy – yes the card game) by the Music Director D. Imman. This had a better listening lot than the previous movie. Its more of a village based theme but made for a pleasant listening even though it has that trademark D.Imman’s touch.
A few Tamil soundtracks which were good for me from the recent movies. Sadly none of the recent movies have captured my attention. Its sad that not much interesting is happening in terms of music.
I was browsing some short films, Indian short films actually, today and was very impressed by these two.
This one is in Malayalam, but has subtitles in English. Title: Bridge. Its a little intense and sad but very good.
This one is in Tamil, and has subtitles in English too. Title: Roadside Ambani’s. A little uplifting this one 🙂
Some people frown at how we mix English words while creating songs for Tamil movies and all. But if it can bring across a point and additionally a smile or two, why not I say !!! I have liked lyricists who used to do that. Earlier it was Vaali Sir and now it seems Madhan Karky has taken that position and he does a fine job of it. There is this movie ‘Thuppaki’ (translated to ‘Gun’) in Tamil which has this song, ‘Google Google’. It is a cool song , the actor Vijay is a good dancer, the heroine is a cute and bubbly girl and a good dance number too. But apart from all this I really loved the song for its lyrics. I am going to give you a sample of a few lines translated in English. You can see for yourself 😉
The girl says most of the interesting lines related to technology:
he never asks about my
he wont torture asking
me to check his status
when I get close to him to talk
he will get engrossed in Twitter
he will give a perfect kiss
like a tweet in my cheek
I asked him for a date
he said OK seeing his watch.
I asked for shopping
he showed me ebay.com
I asked for a movie
he opened YouTube giving me popcorn
standing like an innocent guy- but
selling this whole world
Biriyani – Venkat Prabhu’s Diet. Same old Venkat Prabhu MO. Just like in Saroja. Two close friends have fun in life and one being a Casanova and a total flirt. The other always getting beaten up because of this flirt. They stumble upon by accident on someone’s plan of becoming big and their life becomes messy. How they come out of it with the help of friends and find the real culprit. And yes, you will be led to believe that the culprit is one person but eventually it will be someone whom you would never think of.
What a train load of actors in this movie ? Toooo many known actors , even if it is a small role. Ramki making a comeback as a suspected villain. Madhumita coming back after a long hiatus as Karthi’s sister. Nasser having some fun here. Jodi No. 1 Prem as a police officer. The other usual gang of Venkat’s friends are in this movie too, even if they come for a scene. He never gives up on his friends. Jai, Akash, Mahat everyone are there. Uma Riyaz Khan as a hit woman. And of course Premji in his usual role as the hero’s friend, which is becoming a repeat and boring too. Same kind of dialogues for him, same actions, same reactions. Please change the MO Premji.
Karthi – one of very few actors whom I like. He is very easy on the eye. When I said this , one of my friend rolled his eyes so much that I thought it would have get stuck looking up. And he has cleaned up well in this movie 😉 .. And thankfully this movie of his is much better than his other movies (which I couldn’t even watch for a few mins.. ..just because he is good looking I cannot watch any pathetic movies of his…that is not me) And he is the flirt, Casanova, dear brother, main hero, loving friend et al.
First half was total drag. I couldn’t help but keep squirming in my seat to find a way out. The story gets all hot only after the interval. At times too much flirting also gets boring to watch. It has to be limited. But yes, those small incidents and how they are linked together at the end is well done. As usual, the screenplay is OK. And it doesn’t get too serious or too comical and hovers in between. Thank God they did not kill any of the family members for sympathy. I am so tired of that. There are lot of loop holes, but in the second half the movie goes a little fast for you to even concentrate on it. Songs – No change in my views.
All in all, a total time pass masala movie with all flavors as you see in a biriyani (a food item)