Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vetrimaaran

There is a scene where Pettaikaran is in the police station talking to the Inspector. And for some reason Pettaikaran yells at the Inspector. We are immediatley shown another room inside the police station where a constable is writing something. He hears Pettaikaran yell, gets up to find out whats going on. We are shown in slo mo the constable walking into Inspector's office. No Sound. And we are shown the constable walk out. Everything is left unsaid. And it becomes one of the most powerful scenes in the movie. He could have shown the scene any which way. But Vetrimaaran chose this way.

18 comments:

anantha said...

It was a brilliant movie, but somehow the climax chappunu mudinjiduthu! Apparently there is something key in the climax, but I am missing it. Need to watch the movie again. Btw, please do watch Azhagarsaamiyin Kuthirai & Yuddham Sei also.

Ashok said...

do anyone know what happened on that scene ??

anantha said...

Ashok: This is the scene when the police constable itself roughs up Pettaikaran (till then shown to be a very respected man) for screaming/abusing the inspector. Correct dhaane, Hawkeye? Same scene you talked about, no?

MLC said...

awesome movie le? the scene u hv mentioned here took a few secs fr me to u/stnd while watchin the movie (since we're so usd to seeing it in the usual way) but the way vetrimaaran hndld tht scene (and the whole movie) is def something to b talkd abt!!

Alan Smithee said...

What do you think happened inside?

Anonymous said...

brilliant movie pa. my wife is a pure northie & she looked at me in total awe after watching it. like "i didn't know you southies could pull off shit like this" awe. ofcourse after watching that nasty yuddham sei shit, all that awe has disappeared & its back to "neenga thirundhave maatenga" look.
k

KK said...

K,

"my wife is a pure northie & she looked at me in total awe after watching it. like -i didn't know you southies could pull off shit like this-"

inda karumatha inga vandu perumaya solriya?

Anonymous said...

impressing ppl within your own cultural setting is one thing. but when someone who has probably seen atmost 3-4 tamil movies in their entire lifetime sits up & takes notice, some perumai is justified. personally i could only understand 30-40% of the dialect. but rest was so universal, didn't require translation.
ymmv.
k

D.N.A. said...

There is one other scene, early in the tournament sequence, when Pettaikaran realizes Karuppu might have outdone him in evaluating his seval. That stood out for me...

Aside, under appreciated part of the movie was Radha Ravi's voice modulation for Pettaikaran.

Anonymous said...

K, Have your wife seen any Hindi movies? Just asking...

anantha said...

Hmmm, the version all you guys saw (outside India?) seems to have been more tightly edited. Unless you are all talking about a completely different scene.

Anonymous said...

Vetrimaran said in a recent interview that he has made an international version which runs for one hour and fifty eight minutes. Did you see this version? I am told that this version is better than what was shown to Indian audience.
Amas32

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why northies think Hindi movies are in some way better ! After watching crap from directors like David Dhawan and crude actors like Govinda, I dont get how anyone can consider Hindi movies as superior to any other language movies. Govinda's english is worse than Captain's english! That "K" guy must have a serious complex about himself and probably doesnt get any respect at home since his is from the south.

Anonymous said...

Ya hindi movies are worsrtuu

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Babs said...

I loved the movie too..but some how felt something was missing either the editing was done in a way to cut short n please audience etc which was not intended by Vetri or he chose unpredictable path over tying loose ends.....that said it was simply a taut script, well narrated and acted (never thot I wud say this about Dhanush :)....3 years hard work paid off

Sarang said...

Finally saw the movie. Agreed that the scene was handled very nicely.

Sarang-

mukech said...

Actually in the scene which takes place inside the room was that the constable hits pettaikaran in his (Wat to say)private part bellow the belly and thus he stands up crying and leaning on the chair after that scene...