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Posted: 14 May 2007 at 7:47pm | IP Logged
Thanks for the updates guys.

Although the story Chennai sounds/look familar to me. Coz I have seen some C grade movies with the same theme. Girl = cheerleader in her school,famous, leader,proud, etc. rivalry, relocate, school.

Well I hope the director has done better than this american move. Smile

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chennai 28 is really a nice movie and guys will relate more to the movie than girls.
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chennai 28 is a good movie. sivaji is coming out on june 15. again they changed the date.

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Review Sivaji - The boss
Rajnikanth, Shriya, Vivek, Suman, Manivannan

It can't get bigger than this- Rajnikanth the real superstar and style king and Shankar the showman of Tamil cinema coming together for the first time in Sivaji. The good news is that this awesome combo is able to whip up an entertainment extravaganza that is delicious and good to savour.

The moot question is: does the Rajnikanth- Shankar combination measure up to the stratospheric expectation of their fans? The answer is that it does-to a very large extent, as it has freshness and novelty in the coming together of two giants of the industry. As a film, it acts as the vital bridge between the old Rajni films and new commercial packaging that makes Shankar tick with the generation next audience. Rajnikanth has never looked so-good on screen with his stylized look and presentation, body language, mannerism and dialogue delivery. Shankar has been able to get the right balance in a tight rope walk between Rajni's larger-than-life image and the changing taste of today's mass multiplex audience without loosing his famous touch. In short, Shankar has given us a more peppy and upmarket Rajni that is sure to work with today's youth audience. There is only one hero here, as in all Rajnikanth films- Rajni himself. Such is the overpowering screen presence of his cinematic charisma in every frame of the film. The film works big time as Shankar has made the film on a grand scale, in a riot of colours, lavish song picturisation and is a visual treat with superbly choreographed action scenes. All this comes with top-of-the line techno-finesse, perhaps the best ever in Tamil cinema. Sivaji (Rajnikanth) comes back from US with big dreams of doing something good for his fellowmen mainly free education and medical care. He wants to set up 'Sivaji University' but our corrupt system, greedy politicians and red tapeism stands in his way. Sivaji's right-hand man is his Mama (Vivek) who not only helps him with his dream project but also finds him a perfect match in Tamilselvi (Shriya). Sivaji faces opposition from Adhiseshan (Suman) a kingmaker, businessman and educationist who runs a successful medical college and hospital. After realizing that nothing works in our corrupt system, Sivaji succumbs to pressure and bribes the entire bureaucracy to start his pet project. Adhi crosses swords with Sivaji and is determined to sabotage the project and he succeeds in bringing our hero to the street. Now it is the turn of our superman hero to strike back. How he does it with just one rupee forms the rest of the story. Technically, 'Sivaji' is a revelation. Incase you feel that it has a predictable story, then there are stunning visuals which is paisa vasool. K.V.Anand's cinematography is top class. Art director Thotta Tharani work is enticing especially the sets in songs. Musically the film is a treat, as Rahman has given his best in recent times. Song picturisation like in all Shankar film are out-of-the world and what really keeps the viewer hooked, is the packaging and the way it is picturised. Every song is a visual treat, with Vaaji … and Sahaana… adding glitz to the proceedings. The Style song shot in Spain with where Rajni is shown as a white man is mesmerizing, though the much hyped Ballelakka.. number reminds you of the manner in which Andankakka in Anniyan was shot. Thotta Tharani's sets enrich the proceedings. Manish Malhotra's costumes especially the suits and denims suits Rajni to a T. On the downside, there is nothing new story-wise. Shankar has rehashed his pet theme of a one-man crusader who cleans up the society of the scum of the earth, seen in his earlier socio-commercial fantasies like Gentleman and Muthalvan . There is a sense of dj vu- as you have seen similar plots too often from his stable. The script is too thin on logic. There are far too many banal dialogues and familiar homilies and messages associated with a Shankar film are thrust in and at times the pace is too sluggish, especially in the first half. The action scenes are well choreographed by Peter Haynes. The two fights in the first half are done in typical Jackie Chan style with the emphasis being to provide light hearted comedy. The climax fight between 'Motta' Sivaji and Adi is adrenaline-pumping with gravity defying 'Matrix' style visual effects. The graphic work in Style and Athiradi songs is mind boggling. Shriya has given an outstanding performance. Body language, glances, expression.... you name it and she has it all. She looks bewitching and has enough scope to perform. Suman's new look as the suave, polished Adhi is perfect foil for Rajni as he does not go overboard and utters only a few words. Vivek has equal footage with Rajni and some of his one-liners are really wacky and hilarious especially when he takes a dig at young heroes who have taken a leaf out of the superstar by mouthing punch lines and aping his mannerisms. Though this is a film without any punch lines associated with Rajni film, a "Pera ketta chumma Adhirudhilla.. or "Cool" could drive his fans into a frenzy. Please note that for the first time, there is a lot of English dialogues for Rajni, keeping the global audiences in mind. The comedy in the first half is rollicking and the surprise packet is the 'Motta' Rajni who comes in the climax.

Go for it… Its entertainment guaranteed.

Verdict: Cooool!


Edited by meli - 15 June 2007 at 1:59am
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The long awaited Sivaji movie released today here and I just saw it.

It contains all the ingredients for a typical Rajni movie and though he looks increasingly old (quite naturally!), still he carries off the role with lot of finesse.

Plenty of typical Shankar patent stuff like computer animations, rap songs etc and some Rajni type fighting mixed with comedy and also with the general concept of "good prevailing over evil".

All in all I am sure this will be a super Hit!
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Someone who has seen Sivajii, can you guys just send me a PM about the ending? I don't think I can watch Sivaji, its houseful here Cry

I have to wait for the DVD and it wont come so soon Cry Cry
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                       KREEDOM - Movie review
Director: Vijay
Producer: Adlabs & Suresh Balaje
Music: G.V.Prakash
Cast: Ajit, Raj Kiran, Trisha, Saranya, Vivek, Ajay, Santhanam

For once a Tamil remake of a Malayalam classic, lives up to our expectations. Kireedam is quality cinema, one that is daringly different from the run-of-the mill superstar films that are dished out in the name of mass movies.
High on adrenaline as well as human emotions, it turns out to be a well-packaged family entertainer. It is not your typical Ajit film as there is no larger-than-life hero bashing up a dozen men at one go or a vigilante trying to clean up the society. It is about real people and their anxieties that you can relate to – a loving father, a sincere policeman whose dream is to see his son wear the police uniform before he retires from service.

There are many scenes and moments that touch your heart. This film wouldn't be half the film it is if it weren't for the remarkable performance of Raj Kiran and Ajit who play father and son. It has an intelligent screenplay, sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant and gripping which leaves a lump in your throat.

Rajarajan (Raj Kiran), a policeman, is a doting father and upright head constable posted at a Tiruchi police station. Sakthivel (Ajit), his eldest son, is the apple of his eye who is waiting for his selection to the police force. Rajarajan is a policeman who follows the book and believes that policemen are guardians of the society and should do good for the public.

He has a large family of a loving wife (Saranya), two daughters with one of them married to a good-for-nothing guy (Vivek), and two sons. Meanwhile Sakthi meets Divya (Trisha) a college student and after a few comic incidents they fall in love. Both the families agree for the marriage but in a sudden turn of events, Rajarajan is given a punishment transfer for slapping the local MLA's son who misbehaved with another policeman in public.

When Rajarajan refuses to apologise to the MLA's son, he is transferred to Kodaikal, a notorious small town, ruled by a gangster Varadarajan (Ajay). When he arrives there, he finds that the local Sub Inspector (Ravi Kala) has been brutally beaten up by Varadan, and the cops, fearing the don, have not filed an FIR!! It is the beginning of more trouble for Rajarajan and his family, especially Sakthi, who gets sucked into a difficult situation, for no fault of his. On the day Sakthi gets selected as an SI, something untoward happens, that changes the course of their life.


Kireedam showcases Ajit as never before, it is his best performance in a very difficult role. He looks so dashing and at the same time exudes menace with his expressive body and eye language, and the climax belongs to him. Don't miss his on-screen chemistry with Trisha, especially their romantic encounters. And Trisha can't ask for more in an action-based family drama about father-son relationship. She spells magic on the screen with her bubbly comedy act, the naughty and talkative girl who falls for the soft spoken guy. She is irresistible, and looks great in the dream song Akkam Pakkam…, which is beautifully picturised by cameraman Tirru, with the backwaters and forest green as background.

Raj Kiran as the doting but strict disciplinarian father writes an actors' manual for impeccable acting. Saranya and K P A C Lalitha are adequate for the mother and grand ma act. The Vivek-Santhanam comedy track raises a few laughs. However, Trisha steals the thunder with her comedy antics especially in the scene when she speaks her heart out to Ajit on what she thinks about his family sitting in the water tank, as Vivek and rest of the family overhear their conversation.

On the downside, the main villain character done by Ajay is a little weak, and does not have the necessary menace in him. The introductory song of Ajit could have been better picturised. G V Prakash's music is rocking, especially the song Kanavellam… on the father-son relationship and their aspirations with meaningful lyrics of Na. Muthukumar.

Antony's editing is crisp without using any gimmicks, which enriches the story telling. Tirru's camera work is eye catching and has used Vizag and Kerala locales suitably to fit in with the mood of the film. What makes the film work is the charm of the central characters, the father-son bonding, and the sentimental ending contributes considerably towards tugging at your heart strings.

The film may not be typical Ajit mass masala formula movie, but there is an elegant charm and a straight-from- the-heart feel about it. Bravo director Vijay, producer Suresh Balaje and his team for making a gutsy, daringly different film within the commercial format. It needs a lot of guts and conviction to make a realistic film without resorting to crass clichd formula associated with a superstar film.

On the whole, Kireedam is an engaging entertainer which is so rare to find these days. Go for it!

Verdict: Good

Edited by meli - 19 July 2007 at 6:49pm
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Wah Meli. With this kind of reviewing who needs to see the movie? I feel i've seen it already.Excellent reporting!

Edited by Hosanna - 21 July 2007 at 10:16pm

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