Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lafangey Parindey - Skates with Identifiable emotions & lifting perfor

What is it all about?
After not a quite memorable experience with ‘Badmaash Company’, Bollywood premiere production company YRF comes down on the streets of ‘Amchi Mumabi’  to find the ‘pyaar’ of the audience and succeeds to a considerable extant.
The Story…Of course
‘Lafangey Parindey’ is about a group of youngsters living in the backstreets of Mumbai. It is an unusual love story of Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Pinky (Deepika Padukone) whose path to love is paved by friendship, grit and hope.
For Nandu the raw, champion street fighter, one-shot is literally what it takes. Absolutely wild, fierce, and hungry to win, this fighter takes boxing to a new level by knocking down his opponents – “Blindfolded”. He meets Pinky Palkar and his world changes.
Pinky who losses her eyesight in an accident is a fabulous dancer, she is born to fly. On one hand she works at a regular, boring 9-to-5 job at a mall but on the other hand, she is a kickass dancer on skates! Her life's ambition is only one - to rise above all the 'losers' living in her locality and carve a niche for herself.
‘Lafangey Parindey’ is the love story of this two different people.
What to look out for?
Pradeep Sarkar after the miscalculations of ‘Laga Chunri mein Daag’ makes sure that this time he doesn’t slips and skates with identifiable emotions, positive energy and a delightful Deepika and the growing up actor Neil to come with a love story not set in Manhattan or New York and minus the candy gloss feel that was once synonymous with this production house.
Set in Amchi Mumbai, the production designed by Madhu Sarkar Kuriakose is done with perfection and gives the required feel that comes with detailing like the tulsi planted in a  Dalda ghee dabba, the bindiees on mirror at homes etc etc.
Dialouges by Gopi Puthran are punchy and well written with typical Mumbaiya lingo.
Fine background score by Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samel.
Eye pleasing cinematography by N Natarajan Subramaniam. Sharp scissor work by Sanjib Datta. Music by R. Anandh sounds better while one is watching the film.
Production values are first rate.
Pradeep Sarkar narrates Gopi Puthran’s screenplay with smartness and keeps the pigeon’s away from its crows by concentrating on the lead characters of Nandu – well played by Neil Nitin Mukesh who grows as an actor and shows significant improvement. He shows his versatility in fight and emotional scenes and is a good dancer.
 Deepika – Well the movie belongs to her as she is the backbone of this flick, portraying the role of a dancer who dreams big of being the no.1 at the top reality talent hunt show does her act with varied shades as matters proceed.
It’s delightful to see her dance with skates on and the dances are well performed by Neil and Deepika thanks to the choreography by Bosco Martis and Caesar Gonsalves, the lifts are finely done.
The side actors also impress and once again Piyush Mishra as Osman makes his mark. K.K. Menon in a cameo impresses.
‘Lafangey Parindey’ skates with identifiable emotions, positive energy and delightfully lifting performance.
What not?
On the flip side, the story is predictable and the pace in the second half is lazy.
The length and slowing of place during the end makes the movie miss the knock out punch.
The movie losses point on telling us a predictable story, getting lazy in the end and not having much time for laughs.
Conclusion: ‘Lafangey Parindey’ comes with the desi punch and the vada pav munch that gives the flick its ‘lifting’ moments; go if u don’t have anything more important this weekend.
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Antardwand - A real art house item

What is it all about?
Bollywood gets real, reel after reel, week after week. After Peepli (Live), it’s time to get more serious amidst Commonwealth scam and our neta’s pay hike.
‘Antardwand’ Sushil Rajpal’s ‘Antardwand’ re introduction to our ‘Incredible India’ where grooms are kidnapped and marriages take place by creating a hell – a phenomenon rampant during the eighties and still is active. Its told there where around 1000 odd cases last year, is a slow-burning slice of magical realism whose power lies in its subtlety rather than heavy-handed sensationalism.
The Story……of course
Groom Abduction or "Pakrauah Shaddi" once rampant in Bihar and Eastern UP during the 80’s is touched upon in Antardwand.
It’s a story of boy- Raghuveer who has just appeared for his Civil Services exams is admonished by his father against marrying his pregnant girlfriend in Delhi. Distraught and defenseless Raghu terminates his visit home in the interiors of Bihar and leaves for Delhi. But before he could get out of the village he gets ABDUCTED by another headstrong and ambitious father of a girl wanting to have a potential IAS officer as his son-in-law.
The boy is forcibly married off at a gun point much against his and the girl's own wishes. Once married, they are locked up in a room for days end till they consummate their marriage and accept each other completely....but do they accept each other in the face of inevitability?
What to look out for?
Finding resonance in its light handling of a practice popular in Bihar amongst a section of upper caste, its tells a disturbing yet engrossing, frustrating yet sympathetic (towards the couple especially the bride in the end) without overstating its themes or sentimentalizing the drama.
Filmmaker Sushil Rajpal tells a story where you are’ forced’ to react.
At first, the movie seems a slow-moving, it only gradually becomes clear that Sushil doesn’t wanna play and keeps the setting s as it should be.
The film which could have been easily fallen prey to sensationalisms and bowed to the commercial push and pull of bollywood as the screenplay writer after the show told us about the atrocities done on the married couple in real but they omitted it and avoided the flick to become heavy handed.
And successfully create a vivid picture of our society where we live in and its problems.
Yeah there is a serial on Colours ‘Bhagyavidhata’ on the same issue but ‘Antardwand’ deals it more realistically and doesn’t go overboard as TV serials do.
Set in the 80’s, the movie is blessed with natural performance giving the movie more strength. Raj Singh Chaudhary as the abducted groom is simple and lives the role. Vinay Pathak is delightful in his Bihari accent. Swati Sen as the helpless bride is spontaneous and leaves her mark. Akhilendra Mishra as the egoistic father of the bride is perfect. Himanshi as Raj love interest is fine. Jaya Bhattacharya as Swatis bhabhi is wonderful.
Technically fine with good production values, Cinematography by Malay Ray is absorbing. Special mention for the art work by D.K Singh and Rajeev Dwivedi has to be made. Editing by Aseem Sinha is crisp. Amitabh Varma takes care of the bihari lingo in the dialogues.
The movie has scenes which get register like how the groom is forcibly told to consummate the marriage by making him drunk and hurting his male ego by calling him impotent.
The groom is made to take the saath pheras at a state when he is dead drunk with goons holding gun and giving him support.
What not?
So is there any problem.. yes.. For the ‘filmy’ junta it’s not happening.
The era of the film is 80’s but the wardrobe especially of Raj and Himanshi in Delhi isn’t. The helmer doesn’t bother to say whether Raj comes to know that he has a child from his forced marriage.
Raj’s father is worried about his son but the maker doesn’t make it feel for us on screen. Raj’s mother is mysteriously absent.
Conclusion: ‘Antardwand’ has bowed in 55th National Film Awards as the best in social issues, it’s provocatively infused with local colours, the film is a real art house item that should find champions as well as a few naysayers and need passionate support wherever it goes.
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Hello Darling - A tasteless chewing gum

What is it all about?
Honestly, this comedy on male chauvinism had enough potential to ensure a decent run but the 2010 inspiration of the 1994 Kamal Hassan starrer ‘Magalir Mattum’ which in fact was inspired by Jane Fondas’ 1980 laughter ‘9 to 5’ is a tasteless chewing gum which lacks originality, humor, and any semblance of charm.
The story……of course
The writers Pankaj Trivedi and Sachin Shah are clueless on laughter and rely on double meaning ness to evoke laughter and fail even there. They tell us a story of three working girls - Candy (Celina Jaitly), Mansi (Gul Panag) and Satvati (Eesha Koppikhar) who bond together in a posh office of Mumbai, though each of them belongs to a different stratum of society. The biggest issue they face is in their work place. It is headed by their smart boss Hardik (Jaaved Jaffrey) a chronic playboy. He is smart. They have to be smarter. Who wins this battle of the sexes?
What to look out for?
The only funny moment is the pati sudhar Kendra where Seema Biswas brings errant and wayward husbands back on track is amusing. Javed does a fair job. Celina Jaitely is strictly okay and Gul tries hard but in vain. Seema Biswas is competent. Sunny Deol does as expected. Technical values are okay. Production values are rich.
What Not?
Neither naughty nor hottie in its premise, ‘Hello Darling’ becomes object of scorn that tries every thing possible but ends up as second-rate sex farce that again cements the thought that comedy is a serious business.
Mostly clunky and vaguely unsavory ‘Hello Darling’ won’t provide any comfort for Mukta Arts in this week’s release onslaught. Amusement level slides rapidly as the story of the male chauvinist progresses. What a waste of opportunity.. even worse, the girls don’t delight much.
Eesha looks pretty but is miscast as a Haryanvi. Divya Dutta overdoes. Mukesh Tiwari, Vrajesh Hirjee & Chunkey Pandey are wasted.
Conclusion: ‘Hello Darling’, it’s a tasteless chewing gum that goes on and on as the writing is feeble and it worsens scene by scene.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Portable SwishMax2 2008.1.31.0 | 25 MB

Portable SwishMax2 2008.1.31.0 | 25 MB

SWiSH Max2 is packed with features that make producing stunning interactive Flash animations a simple and painless experience.

Creates Stunning Flash Animations and Websites with Ease Includes 250 Preset Effects and Many Ready-to-use Components Import Images, Graphics, Sound and Video from all popular formats Export Presentations to Flash, Video, GIF Animation or Image Sequence No Coding Required for Beginners, Powerful Scripting Language for Advanced Users Tools to Control Motion, Draw Shapes, Edit Text, and more.
Use Over 100 Designer Templates to create Professional Websites Instantly.

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Adobe Flash Professional CS3 Portable | 102 MB

Portable Adobe Flash Professional CS3Adobe Flash Professional CS3 Portable | 102 MB

Adobe® Flash® CS3 Professional software is the most advanced authoring environment for creating rich interactive content including websites, online advertisements, instructional media, presentations, games, and mobile device content.

Flash CS3 Professional offers nearly limitless opportunities to student designers and developers who are interested in building careers using interactive design technology. Flash CS3 is a common denominator that integrates with and supports a broad spectrum of emerging technologies, including Ajax, 3D animation, online video, and open source development.

Flash CS3 Professional is now part of the Adobe Creative Suite® family. Learn more about Creative Suite 3 and education.

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Download Flash EXE Builder 1.0 Portable | 7.5 MB

Flash EXE Builder 1.0 PortableFlash EXE Builder 1.0 Portable | 7.5 MB

Flash EXE Builder is a tool to quickly convert Flash movie files (.SWF) into an executable file (.EXE).Flash EXE Builder can create professional Windows application from .SWF files created using all IncrediTools products or any Flash authoring tools such as Adobe Macromedia Flash, SWISHMax, KoolMoves, etc. It is easy to use, flexible and produce high quality professional output.

With Flash EXE Builder you can now add skin, splash screen, customizable context menu and ability to create full application installer for easy distribution. Add customizable image and text watermark, background music, local online help, and many more. Use Windows API in your Flash application such as registry, local file access, system information via extensible FSCommand. Specify serial number, expiration limit for selling your Flash application online. Publish as executable file (EXE), screensaver, or autorun CD/DVD.

Flash EXE Builder supports all Flash version to date and requires Microsoft Windows to run (Mac OS is not supported).

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Download: Typeit! 4.76 software

Typeit! 4.76

A simple to use text editor for your personal computer.

Typeit! is a Free Malayalam language editor that allows you to type and edit documents in Malayalam.

Typeit! supports five Malayalam Keyboards. They are Inscript (ISM), GIST, Malayalam
Typewriter, Panchari and Varityper Phonetic keyboard Layout.

The user interface is very simple and user friendly. Any user who is familiar with Windows can use this. You can switch between Malayalam font and English font by pressing Caps Lock.

You can change keyboard layouts easily by pressing F2 for ISM, F3 for GIST and F4 for Malayalam Typewriter.

The another feature is hyphenation. Typeit! automatically hyphenate your documents, so that you can export it correctly to other applications. If you don't want hyphenation you can switch off by Hyphenation->Auto Hyphen command from Tools Menu.

It is easy to export the typed text in to other applications. It can be done by two ways. One method is to copy the typed matter and paste in to the other applications such as Word, PageMaker, Quark Xpress etc.

Or you can save the document in RTF (Rich Text Format) and import in to other apllications.
By default, Malayalam font is ML-TTRevathi. Font and FontSize can be changed using SetFont Command from Format Menu.

You can convert your documents to Unicode. Unicode is very useful if you are using internet.


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Thillalangadi - Get the kick out of it

What can one expect when the likes of director Raja and his sibling 'Jayam' Ravi come together? A full-fledged racy commercial entertainer that never lags anywhere. Living up to their expectations, the brothers have come out with an engrossing fare in 'Thillalangadi', but only in parts.

Half the battle was already won by Raja, when he chose to do the remake, for he had a winner in his hand. The original 'Kick' with a racy screenplay and interesting storyline had swayed the masses in Andhra Pradesh.

Giving it a local touch, Raja seems to have embarked upon the journey with great energy and gusto. But unfortunately the end product lacks the necessary punch and power.

The movie has a mix of comedy, action, romance and sentiment. The script is woven in such a way to ensure that there is pep all through. However the eyesore at many places is some lengthy scenes and a feel of deja vu thanks to predictable scenes.

The movie boasts of huge star cast that includes 'Jayam' Ravi, Shaam, Tamannah, Vadivelu, Prabhu, Suhasini, Santhanam and Radharavi among others and interestingly unlike other films, all have a part to play.

Ravi (Krishna) is a happy-go-lucky youth who loves challenges and cannot live without getting a kick out of doing things. He falls in love with Nisha (Tamannah), but she leaves him after Krishna lies about his job.

Nisha goes to Malaysia, where she forms an alliance with a tough cop (Shaam). However, the cop has a mission. He is there to catch a notorious thief (it's Ravi again) who has been stealing money from rich people. What happens then forms a climax.

The energetic 'Jayam' Ravi, bubbly Tamannah, Shaam (who played the same role in the original) and Vadivelu have combined well in their attempt to recreate the magic of 'Kick'.

Jayam Ravi as callous and bubbly youth Krishna impresses in parts. Tamannah as Nisha oozes glamour. She has loads of dialogues too. However the lacuna has been the dubbing voice, which sounds alien at times.

Vadivelu as Jackson tries to tickle the funny bone in you. Otherwise his role is almost seen and enjoyed in several films before. Shaam repeats the Kick act. Hitherto seen as romantic hero in Tamil cinema, Shaam plays a different and a daring role.

Watch out for Radharavi who plays a Minister. A seasoned actor, the veteran has proved that doing such roles is a cakewalk for him. Prabhu and Suhasini play caring parents of Ravi.

Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has pulled it off in the background score, missed it off in songs. But for a couple of hum-able numbers, the songs fail to impress.

Cinematography by B Rajsekhar is cool while editing by L Sasikumar is crisp at many places though he could have trimmed few portions.

On the whole, the movie produced by Jayam Company and presented by Sun Pictures, is a raw 'Andhra Masala' presented in a Tamil palate. Interesting in parts, the movie would have ended up more shining and bright, had few loose ends been stitched together.

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Baana Kaathadi - Flies high

Expectations ran high for 'Baana Kaathadi' as Atharva, son of popular actor Murali, is making his debut in Kollywood. Thanks to pacy screenplay and the good performance of the lead cast, the movie directed by Badri Venkatesh (a national award winner for one of his short films), ends up as an engrossing fare.

The debutant filmmaker has chosen to do a movie around kite-flying that is considered a passion in some parts of the country. At a time when Madurai has become a preferred destination for movie makers, Badri Venkatesh has narrated the story in a Chennai slum.

His detailing of life in north Chennai is realistic. The director should also be complimented for getting the best from all stars. Equally deserving credits is T G Thiyagarajan's Sathyajothi Films, for 'Baana Kaathadi' is whiff of fresh air among commercial cliches.

Ramesh (Atharva) is a plus two student living in Chennai slum. A passionate kite-flier, for Ramesh his kites are everything in life. He along with his group of friends spends all his time flying it.

Once when he goes running after a 'Rajinikanth' kite that flew off, he comes across Priya (Samantha), a fashion technology student. Interestingly her pen drive gets misplaced and goes with Ramesh.

Severely reprimanded by her college for losing the pen drive which has her project details, Priya manages to trace Ramesh. What begins as ruffled encounters between them ends up in friendship.

Eventually realising that he is in love with her, Ramesh goes to propose Priya. But an unfortunate incident leads to more trouble and Priya decides to leave him and go.

Meanwhile, more trouble awaits Ramesh. He witnesses a murder committed by local goon Ravi (Prasanna). Ravi is a good-natured youth, who warns Ramesh to leave the place and go elsewhere for he had now become a witness to the killing of an ex-MLA. What happens then in his life forms the rest.

Atharva deserves all credit for making a decent opening. He looks comfortable in front of the camera and does the job, that was expected of him, well. Samantha as fashion technology student is there to deliver a good performance. She looks pretty and does have more scenes to perform.

Prasanna as the menacing goon is a scene stealer. Karunaas as Kumar (friend to Atharva in the movie), evokes fun and laughter, while the likes of T P Gajendran and Monica as Atharva's mother are adequate.

Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs are hummable while his re-recording sets the tone, especially for the kite flying scenes. The seasoned composer seems to have tried variety in terms of music and does bring out one of his best.

Due credit should be given to cinematographer Richard Mahesh, who captures the slums of Chennai well. The kite-flying scenes especially the ones at Gujarat have been canned colourful and catchy. What starts off as a breezy entertainer ends as an emotional pot boiler.

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Kadhal Solla Vanthen - Love in the air Movie review

Director Boopathy Pandian is known for commercial pot-boilers. His movies ('Devathaiyai Kanden', 'Thiruvilayadal Aarambam', 'Malaikottai') have had loads of humour and action.

This time however he has opted for a different route with 'Kadhal Solla Vanthen', which is a romantic entertainer. Scripted and directed by Boopathy Pandian, the movie speaks about a youth's desperate love for a girl. Though it begins as a routine commercial cliche set in a college campus, it takes twists and turns and ends on an interesting note.

Romance always sells. The success of recent flicks like 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya' proves this point. Keeping this in mind, the filmmaker has opted to go for the theme. More of '7G Rainbow Colony' meeting 'Kadhal Konden', the movie has smart one-liners that evoke instant humour, quite typical of Boopathy Pandian's films.

'Pattalam' fame Balaji plays the male protagonist and newcomer Meghna as his love interest. The latter has some resemblance to Nayantara and carries herself well onscreen. Balaji is cool and comfortable before the lens. He is good in both emotional and comedy sequences. A welcome addition to the set of young heroes who have been making a mark in Tamil cinema.

Equally impressive is Sabesh Bobby who is a refreshing relief from regular set of comedians on screen and brings the roof down with laughter. His body language and dialogue delivery evokes instant laughter.

Giving able hand to the script is Yuvan Shankar Raja's musical score. The songs are peppy and youthful and so are the background score. Na Muthukumar's lyrics oozes with energy and youthfully vibrant. Rana's cinematography is another highlight. It captures the Tiruchy town in fresh and a new colour.

The movie begins with 'Nanu' Prabhu (Balaji) who joins an arts college in Tiruchy. He comes across a final year student Sandhya (Meghna) and is love at first sight for him. They become friends and spend all time together.

Prabhu along with his friend (Bobby) wins the hearts of everyone in the college. When he tries to open his heart out to her, she walks away from him. However Balaji is determined to win her heart. But fate has it that she walks away from him.

Turn of events leads to Prabhu's parents coming to know about his son's affair and ensure that he gets his TC from college and leaves his studies. However Prabhu is still confident of wining her heart. As it happens, the movie ends with a twist.

All said, the movie has been made targeting youngsters and dialogues do help the director achieve it. However a lengthy second half and scenes resembling few earlier films takes away the sheen. The movie is a treat for youngsters.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vamsam Movie Review

'Vamsam' is a significant movie for reasons a many. Primarily, it is the launch vehicle of Chief Minister Karunanidhi's grandson Arulnidhi, the hero of the movie and the second movie of Pandiraj who had offered 'Pasanga' before. Comparing both the movies would be a bad thought because 'Pasanga' was special for its own reason and 'Vamsam' is different from the usual.

Though rural and rustic scripts have been on the rise thanks to the background of the directors and the enormous scope, a village script can offer, 'Vamsam' offers an assortment of entertainment that caters to all sections of the audience and all members of the family. The movie's start itself talks it all. The director introduces the villages involved and the traditional celebrations that take place in these villages.

The Plot

As the title goes, 'Vamsam', talks about family heritage, traditions involved and the feud existing among various families. This movie talks about one such grudge between two families, the hero's 'Eppadu Pattalum Pirpadu Kedathavar' and the villain's, played by Jayaprakash, 'Nanjunda Ma O Si'. The hero is the only descendant of his family. His mother played by Anupama Kumar, brings her son up in a traditional way so that he doesn't glue to his family's ancestral violent nuances. Between all this, a love story happens between Arulnidhi and Sunaina, a bubbly, happy yet brave and courageous girl.

A certain incident entangled with revenge and rivalry takes place. The result leads to the clash of the families again. How Sunaina is involved and what happens to the love story forms the rest of the plot. The movie progresses with unusual and unpredictable twists and turns.

The Ingenious Pandiraj

Pandiraj proved his mettle in narrating in 'Pasanga' itself. Therefore consistency and expectations would naturally have to be dealt with, in his second movie! He's fabricated a clever screenplay. The movie talks about feud and revenge, and at the same time, love and peace and combining it with family and traditional values. So the story offers an enormous scope to present variety and director Pandiraj has succeeded in every bit.

Pandiraj has also penned the dialogues for the movie. When it matters, they are subtle and straight forward. A cheerful person he is, he has made sure the fun element in the movie is not lost. Comedy as an ingredient is abundant in the movie. Thanks to Ganja Karuppu and Arulnidhi, a few scenes are quite funny. Scenes to be noted: look out for the hilarious scenes where the villagers face difficulty in accessing their mobile networks. They climb on trees, water tanks and anything reaching the sky, to 'get their signal'.

The Characters and Performances

Arulnidhi, the debutant, has performed really well. He seems to be a promising actor and if groomed well, will go a long way. His performance in flirty scenes and his variation for the intense scenes are commendable. Sunaina as the courageous village girl is impressive. Her character will be talked about and so will her performance. Watch out for her!  Anupama Kumar as Arulnidhi's mother has a lot of screen time. She's done her role well.

Now we go to the villain's camp! Jayaprakash seems to be Pandiraj's favourite for important roles. We saw him play a caretaking teacher in 'Pasanga' and now he plays the villain in 'Vamsam'. As the villain, he is wicked. Rajkumar as Jayaprakash's son has also acted fiercely. As an avenging son, he fits the role perfectly.

The character to take notice of is Kishore. Appearing in the flashback, Kishore plays the role of Arulnidhi's father. Though he comes only for a brief while in the movie, he has made his mark! He's executed an emotion-packed performance! Something similar to what he did in 'Porkalam' but an improvised version in this movie.

Technical Supremacy

'Vamsam' though a rural subject has a lot to offer technically. The movie is high on technical standards.

The first technician who will have to be appreciated is Mahesh Muthuswamy, the director of photography. His camera has managed to capture rustic details in every frame. The celebrations in the village, the 'jalli kattu' scenes, etc have been shot amazingly that even the villagers may not have been aware of the shots being taken.  The action sequences and chasing scenes have been brilliantly captured as well. Scene to be noted: Watch the scene where Kishore shakes head and so does the camera, giving you a feel of dizziness. Well shot!

The next is stunt director Silva. The hero's not a hunk with muscular physique. Hence the stunt director has adopted an intelligent fight design. The fights are practical and nothing really cinematic.

Music by Taj Noor, who also debuts, is decent but he scores full marks in his background score. The rerecording in the movie, especially during intense scenes holds the grip of the audience. The editor, Yoga Basker also deserves appreciation for his apt pruning, yet further more would have impressed the audience!

The sound department of the movie, i.e. the audiography by Lakshmi Narayanan is classy. He's got hold of valuable sound inputs from the villages, especially during the customary celebrations in the villages. On the whole, kudos to the 'Vamsam' Team!

IndiaGlitz Verdict

'Vamsam', is a screenplay rich movie! People in the cities wouldn't know what is happening in the villages and this movie will take you on a journey to those places, entwined with humour, action and love!

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Inidhu Inidhu Movie Review

Prakashraj's penchant for meaningful movies is known to everyone. His production ventures never failed to entertain and appease the film- loving audience. After a handful of such films like 'Mozhi', 'Vellithirai' and 'Abhiyum Nanum', he has come out with 'Inidhi Inidhu', a remake of Telugu hit 'Happy Days', which speaks about love, friendship, fun, hatred and jealousy in a college campus, in a realistic manner.

A feel-good film, this Tamil version by cinematographer-turned- director Guhan is breezy and takes one to the college campus. Though a host of films set in college life is there in Tamil cinema, what works wonders for 'Inidhi Inidhu' is its fresh casting, catchy visuals and simple and casual dialogues.

The story penned by Shekar Kammula is straightforward and a sincere attempt. It doesn't get preachy or goes too dramatic. Close to reality, the movie shows the life of teenagers, their pressures in academics, friendship and the bond they share with parents.

Sidhu (Adhith), Tyson (Narayanan), Vimal (Vimal), Shankar (Shravan), Madhu (Reshmi), Jiya Umar (Sangee) and Appu (Benas) are a bunch of freshers in a college. They all together make a fine gang. Soon Sidhu and Madhu, Shankar - Sangee, Appu and Vimal make a pair. Meanwhile, Tyson ends up falling in love with a senior Sravanthi (Sonia).

There comes a host of fun-filled moments besides hatred, jealousy and emotional moments in their lives. The rest of the story is how they spend their four years of their education in the campus and express love for their respective dear ones.

All the new kids have done well. Narayanan as Tyson walks away with all honours. As an innocent and intelligent youth, he is an apt cast. Vimal who plays a comical role is fresh and impresses with his one- liners.

Reshmi in the female lead (enacted by Tamannah in the original) plays it with ease and elegance. Sonia as final year student puts up a dignified performance, while Benaz is impressive. Unfortunately Adhith as Siddhu fails to recreate the bubbly energy when compared to the one who performed the role in 'Happy Days'.

Guhan has not just wielded the megaphone well but cranked his camera in an engrossing way. He has brought out emotions well in the scenes of separation and reunion between the pairs. Also the visuals are soothing. A couple of songs by Micky J Meyer is ok. But the rest sounds very alien.

On the flip side, at many places, the ego clash between the pairs reminds one of 'Kushi' and also the narration becomes very slow towards the second half. However on the whole. Prakashraj and Guhan deserves credit for giving a feel-good and a healthy entertainer amidst mindless masalas.

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Naan Mahaan Alla Movie Review

 Expectations ran high on 'Naan Mahan Alla' for it comes after a hat-trick success for Karthi ('Paruthi Veeran', 'Aayirathil Oruvan' and 'Paiyaa') and an impressive debut by director Sussendhran ('Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu').

What more, the movie's title does evoke a curiosity for it is inspired by a yesteryear hit of Superstar Rajnikanth. Living up to all hype is 'Nan Maahan Alla', produced by Gnanavelraja's Studio Green and released by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies.

What begins as a light-hearted fare ends with adrenaline-rushing action with blood and gore, the two things which are of late considered in Tamil cinema as essential ingredients for a commercial fare.

Jeeva (Karthi) is a cool youth who lives life in his own way. A typical Chennai youngster, for him everything is friends and fun. His father Jayaprakash (Jayaprakash), a call taxi driver showers all love and affection on him. They lead s simple life and they derive happiness in whatever they do.

One day, Jeeva comes across Priya (Kajal Agarwal) in a wedding ceremony. After few interesting encounters, they realise that they share a great rapport and propose to each other. When all things seem to go well, a murder attempt on Jeeva's father disturbs everything.

Jeeva's father had to witness a girl being taken by a gang in his car. The girl gets killed and the gentleman decides to knock the doors of justice. Sensing trouble, the gang eventually murders him.

The death of his father shatters Jeeva. He vows to revenge the killers. He sets out on a mission to identify the culprits and goes running around the town baying for their blood. How he avenges the killers form the rest.

Karthi is right there in almost all frames. He reminds one of Karthik of 'Mounam Ragam' days in the first half. Resembling the boy-next-door, he leaves an impact with his spontaneous, cool, casual looks and he speaks straight from his heart.

Giving him right company is Kajal Agarwal. Jayaprakash, after donning the role of a menacing villain in 'Vamsam', has played a caring and a dotting father. Soori of 'Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu' does tickle the funny bone in you. The rest of the cast including Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Neelima, Raviprakash and Rajivan are adequate

Director Sussendhran has proved Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu is not a stroke of luck. The director has yet again proved he is a master story teller. The way he blends serious incidents for a commercial entertainer is vey new. He deserves all credit for keeping up the tempo of the film breezy till the every end. As it was in his earlier film here also Suseendhran makes a hard hitting statement with a superb climax fight. Surely this director has moved up on the expectation ladder.  Just can't wait for your next film Sussendhran Sir.

Due credit should go to Yuvan Shankar Raja. The rock star has come up with a couple of catchy tunes, especially 'Oru Malai Neram…'. His re-recording adds more strength to the script. Madhie's cinematography and Kasi Viswanathan's editing add value to the work on screen. Anal Arasu deserves all kudos for stunt sequences that resemble close to reality.

On the flip side, the movie's pace slackens towards the second half. It needs some urgent trimming. Also the events unfold at predictable way especially towards the climax. All said, 'Nan Mahan Alla' should be a movie to cherish for Karthi fans. A commercial entertainer that is impressive in most parts.

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