Anniyan - The first Tamil movie screened at Lexington.
In srirangam temple, you are supposed to visit 'Thuluka Naachiyyaar' sannidhi and then only, get the darshan of Ranganathar.. Adhu maari, for the past three weeks, I get up, listen to anniyan songs and only after that, I get ready for lab.. Great expectations!!! Yeh, I finally watched the movie.
Movie: Another 'Indian - Ramana' masala. Though the concept was not new, I thought it was ok.
Concept: The 'iyengar saadhu' vikram conveyed nicely that "If everyone does a mistake, it may not become right'. The '5 kaasa, 5 kodiper, 5 kodi murai thirudina chinna thappu Periyaa thappu aagum' example would reach even the illiterate.Good!!
Acting: Vikram and Vivek - sooper. Sadhaa - Konchamaadhu dance panna try panniyirukalam..( thalaivi sim irundhirundha kalaki irupaanga). Actkku badhil overaction varudhu paatu paadarache.. Charlie did his small role quite well. 'Puzzle' Prakashraj was okay.
Script: I liked Vikram's portion of the script esp. when they show heights of his perfection when he writes love letter. But, split personalitynnu therinja udane namma prabhu 'chandramukhi'la "enna kodumai sir idhu"nnu oru azhukai azhuvaar- Inga sadhaa/ vikram's appa rolela oru sad reactione illa..highly unnatural.
Many subtle errors like perumal 'kubitutu' instead of 'sevichutu'
Song choreography: My greatest dissapointment was on 'Remo' song.. Though, they wanted to portary him just as rampwalk model, the music demanded better dance steps. But emaatram!!
Iyengar veetu azhage song - waste of money in all those sets - simplea half-saree/veshti pottu (nethichuti,odiyaanam pottu) kovila eduthirundhakooda bettera irundhirukkum..
kannum kannum nokia was better.
Andangkaakaha song was good but, sadhaa vaayila lipstick pottundhadhunaala vaaya moodave illa..pretty odd!!
O sukumari songla I liked the way she showed 'kaadhal sikki mukki thiki vikudha' in action!!
Lyrics/music: 'Naan thotru poven enru anjiye, en thervaiyellam otthiveikiren' - very realistic.. I just love this line and the music!!!
'Un pol azhagi ulaginil illai,inemal pirandhal adhu nam pilla' - 'nachunnu' ava beautyaa sonnan.
'Magarandha podi..vannam kondaano'- sooper.
'Thayangathey thodangattum azhakiyaa thavarugal'- cute!!!
'Andangkaakha - 'Eera udhatula soodu parappi isthiri podendi'- sama lines...Jessi gift kural apt..
Filler: Harappa, Mohenjdara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki in remo song (as felt like VS)
Fight: I enjoy good fight in movies. Here, avlo pikala..Martial arts fight was shot well but some portions were not natural.
Anyway, I had a good time watching a tamil movie- 3 hrs ponadhey theriyala!!