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pokkiri26

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Kaalai

Cast : Silambarasan, Vedhika, Sangeetha, Nila

Direction: Tarun Gopi

Music: G V. Prakash

Production: NIC Chakravarthy

First things first. You wouldn't expect a classic tale of movie making from a director Tarun Gopi whose previous credential include a commercial potboiler, Thimiru. Having said that, we did expect a racy entertainer with Simbhu's return after a brief sabbatical creating enough and more hype. However, Kaalai, Tarun Gopi's second venture and first with Simbhu is a classic case of too much in too little time. With too little scenes that substantiate the sense of logic, Tarun Gopi has royally squandered an opportunity


 


Lal tries - but to no avail - to nail somebody from the village for any charges and ends being thrashed up the villagers. Predictably, he returns back with a vengeance and in the dirty war, burns Seema alive. Enough reason for Simbhu to seek retribution for his loss. Simbhu returns to Chennai, uses the tried and tested formula to woo Lal's daughter Vedhika, and after a couple of duets abducts her as a hostage on revenge of his grandmom's death.

With a script that has more holes than a fish net, it's evident that Simbhu could just not help the ship from sinking. However, his mind-boggling stunt scenes and the sequences especially for songs 'Kutti Pisaase' and 'Kaalai Kaalai' are stupendously performed. Particularly, Kutti Pisaase might send his fans on a nostalgic trip to the good old days when Simbhu sang and danced 'I am a little star'.

Vedika's character is left to deal with a few duets in measly outfits in exotic locales with an almost innocent face. Alas, she vanishes from the movie abruptly even before its end. Santhanam Simbhu duo's comic act has lesser than desired results.

 


Veteran Seema's grandmother-godmother act refuses to fade after she is brutally charred alive in the movie. Sangeetha plays Simbhu's aunt and yes, her role is of utmost importance. If you must insist, here is how. It's only when she gets spanked by Lal that violence erupts uncontrollably in the village. Lal's villainy seems to be born with him and he is prominent with his viciousness in the movie that is also swarmed with many other such likes.

R.D.Rajasekar's camera brings in unsullied frames of fresh locales during the duet scenes. G.V. Prakash stands out in two songs and scores an average for background music.


Had Tarun Gopi worked on the script for a taut screenplay coupled with some interesting twists, Simbhu's Kaalai would definitely have been a ride.

Verdict: Action - nothing more, nothing less



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I saw the song sequence of Kutty pisase - it was good.Vedhika managed to
follow Simbus tempo and steps--kudos to her Wink


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Is it me or someone thinking this movie is a waste to watch. Big smile

Thx Payya for the lovely review.

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Originally posted by usha_pooja

Is it me or someone thinking this movie is a waste to watch. Big smile

Thx Payya for the lovely review.

thanks payya...dont worry usha, i am totally with you on this oneLOL

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What a nice review pokkiri.
Simbu has gone over the top. His pride has gone over the fall. Meli has been a Sangeetha defender. Let's hope Sangeetha chooses better roles.

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i have always felt one should not waste money on simbu...

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You are hundred percent right Jas.

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When did I become a Sangeetha defender? I just liked her acting in some of
her movies LOL

About Simbu, I sometimes watch a movie just for his co stars or director,
like I did with Manmathan and Saravana and Thotti Jeya Wink Tarun Gopi did a
good job with Vishaals Thimiru, but looks like he missed it here LOL

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