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Thanks for the review meli. Much appreciated.

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thanks meli Clap

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Naan Avanillai Movie Review



Cast: Jeevan, Malavika, Namitha, Sneha, Jyothirmayee, Keerthi Chawla
Direction: Selva
Music: Vijay antony
Production: V Hitesh Jhabak


Naan Avan Illai is the story of Joseph Fernandes (the original name of Jeevan's character); a genius who does not believe in hard work. He uses all his natural talents at conning people and drives his elder brother to desperation. Jeevan is soon placed under the watchful eyes of a friend of his elder brother. But as fate has it, the friend is a politician and the fraud that was struggling to grow within Jeevan finds fertile soil. With a little bit of encouragement, Jeevan is convinced that swindling people out of their money is the best thing to do in life. After that Joseph Fernandez disappears from the film, but Jeevan remains there. Well, it's like this. A permanent name and identity can prove harmful to the health of a trickster and so Joseph Fernandez changes identity even before you realize.

From here on, it is the story of five beautiful but gullible women (one at a time) and Jeevan. He befriends, promises big things, sometimes marries and always in the end disappears with a big amount of money leaving no trace behind. Saying more about the story would not be in the right spirit. From Namitha to Malavika, all the ladies fall into the trap without exception.

What makes the movie interesting is the way in which he cons all the ladies. The writer-director of the movie, Selva must have worked overtime to device such foolproof methods. One can't help but wonder whether the movie is a biopic of the writer. There is not a single loophole to detect in any of the methods used. Jeevan is at his best while swindling women, as he proved with Thiruttu Payale. His playboy looks and body language fit the character like a glove. Jeevan is the automatic choice for playboy in Kollywood.

Coming to the heroines, there seems to have been a glamour contest in the movie. Each of the ladies has a song all for themselves and all of them have used their opportunity to the fullest, they sizzle. Anyone going to the theater expecting a heavy dose of glamour will not be disappointed; the five leading ladies have not been wasted.

On the technical front, one must commend both the camera (E.K.Sendhil Kumar) and the editing (Suresh Urs). Both of them have lent certain richness to the movie. Dialogues - crisp and sharp, by Pattukotai Prabhakaran add strength to Jeevan's character. Finally, the music by Vijay Anthony too does not let you down. The only glitch in the movie may be the stunt effects that could have been better taken care of.

All in all, a commercial entertainer that is close to flawlessly scripted and neatly executed. There's lots of color, lots of glamour and lots of excitement; enjoy your time in the theater. But remember, the techniques that have been used in the movie have been conceived and performed by professionals, do not try it in your life! You could end up in jail.

One final word: 'You get as good as you give'. Jeevan, for all his fraudulence, does get the wrong end of the stick towards the end and that's where the sixth lady enters. Does he survive the bad turn of fortune, does he carry on as Casanova, watch Naan Avanillai to find out. It's worth it.

Is it a remake of the yesteryear Gemini Ganesan starrer? Well, don't bother yourself with unnecessary details. It's a good movie, enjoy it.
At last, Paruthiveeran has competition.

Source: Behindwoods


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Thanks rhodes. I have not seen this movie, but it seems to an exact remake of the Nan Avan illai of the 70's with Gemini Ganesan as the male lead and the female leads include Lakshi and others. Same story, different era.

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Yes Pat! Gemini Ganesan starrer Naan Avanillai was directed by K Balachander. And recently even balachandar watched the new version and appreciated the technicians and artists. And also heard Sneha is doing the role of what Lakshmi did in the older version..And in new version, i think she plays mother role to Sneha.

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Posted: 24 April 2007 at 5:17pm | IP Logged
Thanks Rhodes Wink

It's maybe a coincidence, but Jeevas suits to play "playboy" characters. He did the same in "thirupayale", tricking woman. LOL

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thanks for the review rhodes. hmmm... jeevan in another playboy character? cool, he's one of the rare gems in cinema who can actually act well!ClapClap i'd watch this film for him though sneha & namitha are just DeadDeadDead.

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REVIEW: Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram

Director Suresh Krishna
Music :Guru Kiran
Cast :Dhanush, Archana, Meera Jasmine, Nassar, Livingston, Riyaz Khan



Why did Rajnikanth chose this Kannada film as remake for his son-in-law? Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram is a steamy sob story harping on mother-son sentiments' reminding you of 60's tearjerker's laced with lot of violence.
And Rajnikanth's favourite director Suresh Krishna's presentation and direction is old fashioned, to put it mildly. He has tried to be faithful to the original film Jogi, but the script lets him down and Dhanush as an action hero is a strict-NO, NO! The mother-son sentiment on which the film is based becomes boring and irritating after a point especially when they start dancing at regular intervals.

The story is about Azhagu Sundaram (Dhanush) a village bumpkin who comes to Chennai city from Tirunelveli to earn money to buy gold bangles for his mother! He gets entangled in the big bad world of dons and goondas and is unable to get back home too see his beloved mom. On the other hand, Meenakshi (Archana) the loving mother lands up in Chennai in search of her son without even knowing his address or whereabouts (this happened only in the 60's or 70's, films when lost and found formula used to work) Meenakshi bumps into Shwetha (Meera Jasmine) a journalism student who takes pity on the old lady, takes her home and promises to help her find her son.

Azhagu is now known as Parattai, in Chennai and is taken under the wings of Bhai (Nassar) a tea shop owner. Parattai is forced to take the aruvaal as gang wars erupts and single handedly he wipes out Deva, Kesavan and Suri (Aditya, 'Kathal' Dandapani, Aryan) all dreaded criminals in the city. On parallel lines he never sees his mother and finally accompanies her dead body to the crematorium thinking that it is an orphan's corpse! He dances with others, offers flowers and finally after her body is charred, he realizes that it was his dear mother!!

Oh God, do you want to hear more about this film which is totally going bonkers? A piece of advice for Dhanush- in future chose your own scripts and play to your strengths. Why does Meera Jasmine a fine actress do such inane roles in which she tends to over-act? Guru Kiran's music fails to create any impact and duets come at regular intervals though there is no love established between the lead pair. Archana is the only saving grace though the script lets her down badly.

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