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Discussion in 'Hangout' started by Bala, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. vigneshrace

    vigneshrace Amatore

    Hi All,

    I hope everyone would have watched the movie Kabali.
    Fans across the world are giving a good review about the movie whoever watched. Its late to post about the craze of the movie but i like to mention that this is only Indian movie with best box office collection so far and have overtook the collection of all other movies. Magizchi.
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  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

    Linea 1.3
    Well said Dr. Bala, historically Peshwas have been only remembered with these few incidences of a son uncle relationship and Bajirao's extraordinary fascination (or love and romance) for Mastani. Blame the historians or the art fraternity to only ever highlight those aspects more. The film wouldn't be a commercial success it seems if the director would have bothered much to portray about the intelligence of Peshwas or their penchant to be expert administrators and specialists in preemptive strikes esp. for which Bajirao was known. Cause that probably would be boring :(
    Bhansali takes up a theme and paints it like a canvas and portrays his art with more creative liberty, with lesser or least importance to intelligence of the script. Facts be damned..!
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  3. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

    delhi ncr

    Baahubali is as much a celebration and truth about 'Indian' 'culture' as....Lalit Modi's IPL is one of cricket, which is to say not at all! ;-)

    btw, 'bahubali' is NOT a term of any admiration in up and bihar. It signifies brutish corrupt criminality: protection racketeering+violent extortion with a lapsed born-again feudalism-facade!

    These 'warrior' films and associated books etc are imo puerile and childish: very contemporary pulp fiction avatars of some purported 'Hindu' (and/or other) percieved and completely not-understood, not-appreciated, misused mythological pieces, devices and templates merged with hollywood's video-game-inspired, escapist neo-medieval fantasies, albeit lavish, bombastic. Desi hong kong action flicks avatars, as well, at the same time?

    A fillum imo truly-worthy of and exploratory of 'Hindu' (and 'Muslim', 'gothic', modern-urban etc) mythopoetics-cum-theology/philosophy of politics/power/violence/male-female etc, for eg, is Anurag Kashyap's recent Raman Raghav 2.0 or his earlier 6 hour long Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, or his Gulaal or even the great Satya (in a way). Can't reccomend RR 2.0 enough: a must see, imho. Very hard-'hitting' realist and contemporary-world 'explorations of truth' too, at the same time with the 'mythological'.

    i.e., mythology's 'logics' are complex, poetic, layered, many-sided, contradictory and very-tense i.e., intelligent and subtle theatrics with no exemplary-in-all-respects 'Heros'. esp the greatest epic of them all: The Mahabharata. The furthest distance from the facile reductions of commercial 'big box office', superstar-centric, LowestCommonMultiple fillums that mobilize and manipulate the vast audience's vast lack of and therefore slightly-desperate hunger for 'pride', 'identity', 'sense of power' etcetera.

    Not that that is a valid critique or at least skepticism of only tamil mass-commercialist cinema: far from it, bollywood and hollywood are often the same, and provide exemplars and templates for each other, all of them being about maxing-out the money, er, 'earned'. But the potent, virile hero-worship approach to fillums/scripts/direction is surely the worst-in-the-world in the large South Indian commercial cinema and fan-cultures, historically and ever increasingly?

    PS: apologies for the slightly caustic quality of this post. I was er provoked by yours, i think! ;-) btw, i used to be a journalist, in which capacity i did a few film reviews: years ago! It's been years since i wrote or posted anything on movies. Thanks for the opportunity to 'jhaado' (hinglish slang!) some (not disagreeable?) filmi fundas. "A brief possibly all-wrong Pravachan on fillums" you might say! ;-)
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  4. bharath

    bharath Regolare

    I used to show a film every week to my mom..Last week it was Metro and she liked it very much but scared too..
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  5. KPR

    KPR Superiore

    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    I'm currently watching Season 2 of Narcos. Oh man! Pablo Escobar, his exploits. A grippy serial. Very well directed. One can spot many Fiats in these series. This one car still remains in my memories from Season1.
    Also this

    MODS: can TV series title be added to this thread so that we can share good reviews on TV series too?
  6. cliffhanger

    cliffhanger Amatore

    Movie: Acham enbathu madamaiyada
    Watched at: Escape Cinemas, Express Avenue, Yesterday, 10.05pm

    This movie has been generating a bit of a buzz off late, so thought why not watch it. I was hesitant because it is a Simbhu's film, but I'm a big fan of Rahman and Gautham, hence decided I will watch it.

    The big surprise in this film is Simbhu, he played his role superbly well. The heroine, Manjima, was very pleasant to look at and brings out a lot of feminity during the entire first half. The romance scenes between the lead pair is the highlight of the film, it was so organic. With ethereal music running in the background and shots beautifully captured, it made the entire experience a sublime watching experience. Credits to Gautham for keeping it so classy and still capturing every nuance of romance.

    Music by Rahman takes a special mention. The songs were not Chartbusters, but there was something ethereal to them. I find them to be extremely mature. Music generally expresses Love in a loud fashion, but here Rahman does it subtly and perfectly at that.

    Another special mention for Gautham, the way he captured Thalli Pogathey song is pure genius. Just when a person is about to lose consciousness, the person will think of what is strongly impacting his mind, right there Gautham has placed the song and it makes for a spell binding visual experience.

    Yes, the movie does have some not go so good moments, but I think the positives are too many to delve into the negatives.

    Rating - 4 Stars ( 1 for Gautham, 1 for Rahman, 1 for Simbhu, 1 for Manjima)

    Review coming up next
    Movie: Fantastic beasts and where to find them
    To be Watched at: Satyam Cinemas, Tomorrow, 7.10pm
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  7. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

    I watched Kabali on TV, I thank my stars that I did not opt to see the movie in theatre during the release frenzy. After seeing the movie, I need to change my psychiatrist too.

    What a dud movie. My respect for Rajni plummeted to a new depths. I think Rajni should retire now officially.

    My personal views only.
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  8. KPR

    KPR Superiore

    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP

    I was a fan of Gautham especially his Minnale / RHTDM, Vettaiyadu Vilayadu even patchaiklili Muthucharam. But after watching his Neethaane en ponvasantham, it turned me away from his movies. In fact ARR saved vinnaithandi Varauvaaya.
  9. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    That's exactly my feeling after watching this movie on TV. The last Rajini movie I saw in a theater was in 1999. :D
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  10. Bala

    Bala Esperto

    Watched a korean movie
    What happens when a man and another woman with her pug travelling in their cars get trapped when the tunnel they were travelling in collapses forms the story.
    A perfect lesson on how to make a 2 hour good movie with a single line story and a good lesson on how to make an edge of the seat thriller with no crimes involved.
    Not even edge,I was standing while watching the last 15 minutes.
    A must watch
    4 out of 5 stars.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 19, 2016 ---
    I differ from other's views,I felt it was very stylish and well made.
    2 things could have been avoided.
    1.excessive violence,for instance they could have blurred the image while showing a severed arm.
    2.pitting Tamils against Chinese.There was no necessity to make this movie about it being one race against another,easily the villain too could have been tamil.
    Otherwise the rerecording was class after a long time in tamil and I liked Rajini`s performane after a long time.
    Certainly,a one time watch.
    It was quite thrilling,keeping the audience engaged all along.
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 19, 2016 ---
    Aandavan kattalai,Tamil movie.
    How nice,total fun and perfect example of how a new gen neat movie should be made with a tight budget not compromising anywhere.
    A laugh riot with no comedians or comedy!
    How well all the actors have performed,especially the junior lady lawer,counsellor,judge etc.
    Even the smallest of the charecters have excelled and keep you engaged.
    Simply superb
    A must watch.
    4 out of 5 stars.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

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