Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ayan

Nowadays we are compelled to watch a cinema with an assumption that "this may look stupid to me but the C center guy in Nagercoil may like it". The 'C' center guy in nagercoil is probably thinking "this looks ridiculous. Maybe the Chennai guy will like it". On the whole everybody appreciates the movie in the hope that some common denominator village idiot may ultimately appreciate it. Ayan is kind of a movie where the director decided to have a conflict-diamond-smuggling theme a'la Blood Diamond, Die Another Day - but did not know how to frame a story around this theme with a beginning and an end. As a result we don't know why the villain (played by a ridiculously funny looking actor) exists and what is it about Surya that upsets him. The entire second half you are left wondering if the movie has already ended (or) whether it will end at all.

It is hard to understand how this movie got good reviews. Masala genre has been devalued this decade as a result of Hari and Dharani movies. So this movie appears to be better in contrast. If 'Vel' is a hit then Ayan can be a hit. However, I am curious as to what the director and film crew discuss behind the scenes. Do they go "this scene is ridiculous, illogical, and complete nonsense but I think people are idiots and so will like it". Most of the movie is illogical and kind of buffoonish. Thamizh movies still have not developed to the point where they can have "google" "chemical reaction" or sightly technical terms appear in a dialog without the audience laughing their ass off.

The whole love sequence between Surya and Tamanna is laughable. Cinema characters seem develop 'lauve' in a peculiar way. There was a sequence in Congo that has been shot well. One can overlook the fact that they've tried to clone Casino Royale's opening scene. Outside of that every scene was plain ridiculous. Some scenes, such as the ones where the villain goes to Surya's contacts to offer his services is poorly executed and looks amateur. Did the director assume that any villain is bound by law to put angry face, speak fast and shout at everybody? And we still have hero jumping up and flying ridiculously above a truck and fall on the other side of the truuck. dei thirundhungada. idhellam oru padam. Headache.

13 comments:

Suchitra said...

//It is hard to understand how this movie got good reviews.//

Sun Pictures, annen.

Sreekrishnan said...

i think you took more pains to write a readable review than the director who made the movie. As Suchitra puts it .. Sun Pictures - ellam vilambaram !

Thats why i ended my review with one word
"Mokka"

Gradwolf said...

ppl like Ayan because it is not impossible to sit through it. In fact, it has some good comedy. Especially after masalas like Villu and Padikathavan which were impossible to sit through till the end. And vayishal crass comedy...

Anonymous said...

We can understand the standard of this movie when our people compare it with useless movies like Villu and Padikathavan.

Saravanan said...

Come on dude, with the exception of his last movie Kuruvi, Dharani made good tamil masala movies in recent times. Agree with you on Hari though.

I haven't watched Ayan. I can't comment on it. My friends who saw the movie liked it.

Anonymous said...

Saravanan,

Your friends must be a bunch of losers!

Hawkeye said...

i don't why we have commentors pouncing on each other suddenly.

is this blog in that phase now?

Gradwolf said...

ah, when did you start worrying about anonymous bloggers, B?

Saravanan said...

kelambitaraya winner anonymousu
losersa kandupidikka..

Sango said...

Completely agree with you..

Btw, You have given a label saying Anand kannan.. If you meant the guy who played surya's friend and Tamanna's so called brother, his name is Jagan.. :-P

I said...

Hari ku enna kurachal? Saami was superb. Thamarabharai was good. Arul was okay. Aaru was watchable. Even Kovil was not that bad, for a Silambarasan movie.

Murali said...

Hawkeye,

I'm looking forward to your review on "Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu"

Plz post quickly!

Cheers,
Murali

Deaths Head Roy said...

Haha, how did you end up with a guy from Nagercoil.. LOL