Page out of the life of a Gangster…!

“What is Dharma ?”
“Anything which is the need of the hour is Dharma”

With this quote of Chanakya, the movie starts. Only one and best of its kind in Tamil Cinema. “Aaranya Kandam” – Aranya Kanda / Jungle chapter as mentioned in the Ramayana ( EPIC). Its a story ( a day) revolving around the gangsters lives. Aaranya Kaandam was not a biography or history of a gangster but “a page out of the life of a gangster”. Movie revolves around a day in a set of gangsters. Before writing something I salute director “Thyagarajan Kumararaja”. Everyone says its his first movie. But I swear you will not believe it after watching the movie.

We cannot call it as a complete black movie, this is not a movie about the problems of gangsters, this not a movie about showing or portraying the dark or ugly side of gangsters. This is not the movie of big suspense’s and thrilling scenes…but every one will have a curiosity of wat is next.  Just a movie revolves around a day of gangsters and how they handle it.

Well defined characters , spontaneous and right delivery of dialogues, proper synchronization of cinematography, BG music attached with the story lines ( one cannot imagine this movie without YUVAN’s BGM ), crystal clear acting of all the characters, well matured and cultured editing, justified and unexpected climax…moreover a legendary screenplay..masterpiece direction skills…wat else to say…SIMPLY SUPERB.  Hats off to SPB Charan & team.

Five gems of this move, Jackie Shroff , Ravi krishna, Sampath Raj, Somasundaram, master vasanth. As always “Koothu patarai” has given another excellent actor “somasundaram”.  Sampath and Jackie are the best selection for this movie. Special notes on Somasundaram and kodukapilli (master vasanth). The BGM was another biggest plus to the movie. Yuvan just carries the movie in his shoulders with his extraordinary BGM. Yuvan has done his best whenever he is trusted. Really he deserves a big award this year. Still I can hear the BGM in the chasing scenes…!

Really proud to see these kind of movie in Tamil Industry. As already this movie got a international recognition and award…and this movie deserves more. A good and excellent for movie lovers and those who loves Cinema more than an entertainment. An Indian movie with a international quality in terms of cinema. Happy watching this movie…and proud too.

Just wondering …with more than 52 cuts from the Censor board..this movie still survives.   Its kind of movie u will never get irritated about gangsters and their activities….you just get involved and live the day with them.Tats the skill….TRUE SKILL of a director. The movie for Adults ends with the same note,

“What is Dharma ?”
“Anything which is the need of the hour is Dharma”

Really True one. Need of the hour is Dharma. Again thanks to SPB Charan & Kumararaja.

ps:As always perception varies from one to another…. this post just my (re)view about the tamil movie “Aaranya Kandam” and no intentions to hurt anyone or criticize.

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Strength of Thousand Elephants – Vaaranam Aayeram !

Vaaranam Aayeram – The most awaited Tamil movie. A Gautam vasudev menon’s 7th movie and I am very eagerly waiting for the movie to be released.Surya’s stills are stunning. Hope he have done lots of workarounds for this movie.Already his six pack body become more familiar and his role as a 18 year old , 40-60 year old makes every one to see him screens.

Surya

Surya - Vaaranam Aayeram

Music has been released yesterday , Harris scores the music and Gautam – Harris combination rocks always. Totally it has 7 songs and few songs along with video has been released in youtube several months back. Two songs were already hit. I always love Gautam’s way of story telling and surya’s most committed performance. After long time Simren appears in this movie. With lots of expectations ..hope this movie would be released on Diwali festival 2008.

Official website : Vaaranam Aayeram

Enthiran – The Robot (sci-fi Movie)

Enthiran is in back and shooting is in progress. The ROBOT (renamed as Enthiran) team is now in US for the shooting of the sci-fi movie. As it is billed as one of the biggest flick in Indian History , expectations are in peak now. May be some controversies lies on the previous movie Kuselan , but sure it won’t affect the market of Enthiran.

Robot - poster

Enthiran - The Robot

One thing I wonder is , how Shankar is going to display Rajini in Robot story. Becasue he discussed with Sharuk khan for this movie and finally he decided to do with Rajini.How come Sharuk’s role will match with Rajini ???  According to the original story (written by Sujatha), there are three powerful characters in the film ( sibi , nila and a dog ).Hope some will remember a play displayed in Doordarshan channel  several years back (En Eniya Enthira). I guess there would be lots of changes in story (may be whole story line would have been changed for Rajini). Any ways we can expect lots of wonders and blunders in the Enthiran (as it was in Sivaji ). Still thinking of the songs in a sci-fi movie … no option there will be min 5 songs with at least two duets with Aish. 🙂

Some interesting things are about the technicians working in the movie are ,

While Mary E Vogt – Designer worked for Men in Black, Batman Returns and Inspector Gadget will be designing the scientific outfits.

Stan Winston Studio (USA) –  which was responsible for the impressive animation sequences in movies such as Predator, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Iron man and the Terminator will work on the animations part.

Yuen Woo Ping – stunt director worked for Tiger Hidden Dragon, Matrix and Kill Bill, has been put in charge of the action sequences of the movie. (good relief from Kanal kannan ).

Hollywood companies like ILM, Tippet, Café EFX; and Hong Kong companies like Centro and Menfond have been roped in to work on VFX.

Best wishes for a sci-fi movie from India and especially from Kolywood. I wish Sujatha’s thoughts and story should not be changed. As a rajini Fan, waiting to see him on big screens soon.

Dasavatharam …!

Creating expectation is the easiest job in this world…but meeting the expectations is the toughest job . Dasavatharam did it. The expectation was huge on this movie. Padmasree Kamal hasan’s hard work was paid. After watching the movie , every one speaks about kamal and ten roles. There is no wonder in every one praising kamal. 10 different roles, 10 different ascent, 10 different body language. He is the only one to make it.

Still I haven’t watched the movie…just waiting for a ticket in Sathyam Screen. Hope to see the movie by next week end. Got a chance to read  the review (analysis) of Dasavatharam from a blog. Really a good one to read. Bit lengthier one but worth reading it. I just wonder about , how much he would have been impressed by this move. Check the link for the review ….

Review (analysis) Dasavatharam

Eagerly waiting to see this movie. Hats off to kamal hasan’s performacne and dedication. Best wishes for his next movie “Marmayoge”. Dasavatharam – another golden page added in the Book of World cinema.