I haven’t been in the blogosphere much lately, thanks to some changes happening in the physical world, more about that will in a few weeks. But this is something I have to share. The Tamil movie 2.0, a sequel to Enthiran (or Robot), was released recently. My family (along with the kids and friends) went to see the movie on Saturday and let me know that it was amazing and that I shouldn’t miss it. Luckily we had a screening of the same in a nearby theatre and I happen to have a discount card for that too. So we decided to try it out. They had only one show and it was for 7.40 pm.

Mr M hasn’t seen the prequel to this movie so I filled in with the basic storyline about Chitti and we were there ready for the moving, hoping that they had subtitles. Thankfully, they had and I should say it was the best ever subtitles that have ever been done so far. Even the very colloquial lines were well translated. Whoever did the subtitles, hats off to you!

The movie is very grand, hovers between fantasy and modern or even futuristic technology, has very very few songs, very fast paced and doesn’t make you sleep. Rajni does look aged and tired in many scenes. The one-liners are very cute, especially with the humanoid. References to the prequel are there but nothing you can ignore if you haven’t watched it. Mr M enjoyed it and thought the storyline was very good and very appropriate for current times. I am purposefully not giving away anything about the story because it will kill the interest. The only thing I thought could have been done was to cut short the last fight. I had this issue with the prequel too. I thought the last fight scene was going on forever. They could have edited it a lot. But then most people love that and I might be in the minority. Even though they have pitched for a sequel, I sincerely hope they stop here. Otherwise, it would get very repetitive and end up being boring irrespective of how grand it is and it could be.

I really enjoyed the various facts presented throughout the movie which forms the premise of the story and they are very interesting. Makes you think and read about them too. That is a big positive out of the movie. Bringing the huge and difficult topics which might be too technical for a layman to understand and presenting it with a healthy dose of facts and a generous helping of masala. Overall it is a movie well done and the visual effects are a treat. We enjoyed it and it was a well-spent Saturday night.

+1 for Mr Pool, Dead

Instead of making it over the weekend, we ended up watching it on a Friday afternoon (purely by accident, you know)….yay!!!! Yeah, yeah I am talking about Mr Pool, Dead, the one that triggered my rant post a day ago?

It was Awesome! It could have been better with those unmuted lines (can’t even lipread Mr Pool because of his mask….damn!) but looks like they got away with f*** word and honestly, they can’t do much with some of the visuals which are very detail, graphically 😉 Obviously, some of the very intimate scenes are totally cut. You see the couple getting all close and then suddenly they are standing together and trying their hand at a ball game. OK, now that that is out of the way, I should say the film is a hit right from the moment the magazine where Ryan Reynolds is shown as the sexiest man alive comes up 😛 I ain’t gonna spoil it for anyone who is gonna watch the movie by telling you if Hugh Jackman does a surprise cameo or not. You have to watch it for yourself 😉 There is no dearth of laughter, puns, humor, cheeky lines or even gory action sequences. Will definitely have to watch the uncensored version later to know what was cut from this movie. The hip hop songs made me wanna groove to the music in my chair and thankfully the audience was mostly comprised of college kids and hence me shouting and clapping and whooping wasn’t exclusive.

Long story short, I just loved the movie 🙂 Definitely a hit. I did have my reservations about it even before the first trailer came out. Wasn’t sure about seeing Ryan Reynolds in such an action packed movie, but man, he was amazing. And do wait until all the credits are done, yeah? We were only a select few in the theater to watch the final few scenes after the credits.