Thursday, June 28, 2012
Unlike Sirutthai this is not a horrible movie. This isn't a very good movie either. It is sort of boring and mindless in a well-meaning sort of way. This has the same storyline as Dhool. But Dhool was really entertaining and fun to watch. I have long given up the hope of finding any sort of logic in the masala movie genre. It is a very good skill set to have while watching this movie. However, either I haven't practiced this skill hard enough or this movie tests the boundaries of what is tolerable. From the first frame to the last frame this movie completely disregards any rules that happen in the real world.
In such circumstances, it is common to switch on the rajini-movie mindset and think "dei logic ellam thooki vittu eri, entertaininga irukka?". Unfortunately, I didn't find the movie entertaining at all. It felt long and linear without any great surprises or highs. I thought the biggest weakness of the movie was it couldn't decide if it was an out and out comedy entertainer or if it were a intelligent political satire. It ended up being neither. Santhanam's comedy was laughable in a few places. Karthi didnt't have any scope in the role to do comedy. I think guest actress Anushka and Andreah appeared longer than the heroine Pranitha. I was actually expecting a political satire like "Amaidhipadai". But this turned out to be poor man's Dhool - if that is at all possible.