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Jan 112009
 



Machi, Idhu Oru P**lu Padam da (Buddy, Villu is Total Garbage).

To describe this satanic piece of shit Villu as a movie is akin to considering nature’s freaks like Hitler, Prabhakaran and Stalin as humans.

Are Prabhu Deva, Vijay and Nayantara utterly bereft of shame that they stoop so low as to unleash bizarre rubbish on Tamil movie fans and dare call such stinking offal a movie.

Folks, unlike other Tamil movies there are no weak links in Villu because the entire beastly movie is one long weak link featuring the missing links in human evolution – Nayantara, Vijay and Vadivelu.

Villu belongs to the kuppa category of Tamil movies like Sathyam, Aegan and Kuruvi.

Compared to the blithering idiot Prabhu Deva (screenplay and direction), Gautam Menon and even that thieving swine Venkat Prabhu are master storytellers.

And if you are deluding yourself that Vijay is the new James Bond, let’s set the record straight – this bozo is not even anywhere close to being James Gaand. For the most part, the stunt scenes in Villu are hopelessly amateurish be it the ones involving the water scooter in the beginning, the many ridiculous fight scenes in the middle or the helicopter scene that comes later.

Monumental Folly

With a fatuous story that scales the Mount Everest of nonsense, Villu is a monumental act of hubris that presumes just because some moving images are flashed on a screen they morph into a movie.

Director Prabhu Deva and his ugly spawns in Villu, Vijay and Nayantara, wouldn’t recognize a movie – we mean a real movie – if it whacked them hard on the face.

Villu’s story is hopelessly silly and centers around the crude antics of a young fellow Pugal (Vijay) chasing around the bad guys in as cartoonish a manner as posssible.

As Pugal goes gallivanting around in India and Switzerland with his skimpily-clad lady love Janavi (Nayantara) in tow, the dazed moviegoers are left rubbing their eyes in sheer horror at the grotesque spectacle unfolding on the screen.

Prakash Raj, who delivers the most lethargic performance of his career in Villu, is cast as the baddie JD (drugs/arms smuggler and a traitor).

As if one Vijay is not torture enough, bizarre meets stupidity in Villu with a flashback revealing another Vijay!

Boy, who needs guns when a mother’s tortured wails to the gods can raise a dust-storm, opening up the very earth.

Mon dieu, are there no limits to Prabhu Deva’s nonsense.

And what’s with the repeated instances of multi-image photography. Awful.

Flop Thalapathy Vijay

For a guy who’s done 50 films, Vijay is a pretty pathetic actor with a grossly limited repertoire of expressions.

The fella can’t even deliver a punch dialog well and needs to get back to acting school. Pronto.

And while you’re there,  Vijay, do learn some nice dance steps and the meaning of nuance as well.

To see this puny eli-kunji Vijay fight and pummel dozens into the dust is a Faustian bargain requiring us to endure a slow, agonizing journey through the hades.

No, Vijay is neither Bruce Lee nor Jet Li (as the villains in Villu refer to him in the beginning of the movie) but a Sundeli (mouse).

Ugly as Only Nayantara can be

Nayanthara is her usual hellishly ugly self, trying the utmost to look as slutty, crude and vulgar as humanly possible. Guess what, she succeeds wildly in that slutty mission.

Whether in the songs (wearing mini skirts that give you a liberal display of her thighs seemingly all the way up to the mons veneris and a bra masquerading as a top) as she sways her ample ass and shakes her bountiful bosom, or in the sophomoric comic scenes or in the crude parts such as the one near the well, Nayanthara makes you want to puke your guts out.

When Nayantara brags in her Dionysian stupor na pathinanji vaiyasale vaiyasakhu vandha ponnu, tears rolled down our cheeks.

Ah, the injustices man has to endure on earth.

This Nayantara thing is the dregs of the Kollywood dregs and that’s being charitable.

Vadivelu Drivel

The repeated insertion of juvenile drivel like the Vadivelu or Vivek comedy tracks without any connection to the main story in one Tamil movie after another can only mean that Kollywood film makers consider the Tamil film audience to be still perched on the lowest rung in the ladder of evolution.

These comedy tracks are not merely bad but offensively bad.

In Villu, this completely unnecessary comedy track with zero integration to the rest of the movie reaches its acme. With a weird hairdo, Vadivelu is made to look and act like a chimp in heat.

Starting from his introduction in a bullock cart headed to a marriage while listening to English songs to getting kicked in his cojones by a cow to his banshee-like screaming on a beach later, the so-called comic scenes in Villu are asinine beyond description and a gratuitous insult to the paying audience.

For instance, when Vadivelu lands at the airport, the Swiss police confer among themselves that an African Chimpanzee has escaped and upon discovering that this Chimpanzee is actually a human from India, they offer to let it go if it’ll do a Bollywood dance for them. And guess what – Vadivelu obliges by dancing on the table and the cops are soon dancing away too.

Such is the infernal nonsense that Tamil movies have descended to.

Other equally pathetic crap like having yellow paint flung in his face, hot water thrown on his body, a cow expelling dung on his face or cast into a well by a small kid or loudspeakers thrust into his body make Vadivelu an object of pity than a source of mirth in Villu.

Pedestrian Music

No great shakes in the music department too.

Whether it’s the absolutely disgusting Daddy Mummy with those fat-thighed girls or the boring Hey Rama Rama or the dragging Vaadaa Mapilley, music in Villu is no more than a synonym for cacophony.

Nee Kobapattal (reminiscent of Nee Mutham Ondru in Pokiri) inflicts the least damage.

Yes, all the songs are very badly picturized. No exceptions.

Overall, a Luciferian Nightmare

Paying $12 to watch this hellish nightmare is Prayaschit for the sins of seven lives.

Several members of the audience at MovieCity in Edison (NJ) were quite disengaged with the movie, playing with their phones, chatting and frequently walking out (our neighbors left and never returned).

If Vijay’s ATM was Asingamana Tamil Magan and Kuruvi was plain K**thi, then Villu is no better than P**lu.

Folks, do not consider seeing this piece of junk a.k.a. Villu even if you are paid $$ to watch it. Villu is not a movie but a sickening assault on the senses.

  130 Responses to “Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad”

  1. Hi Guys n Gals..

    Some Scraps are given wrong reviews on Villu review… Do they watch movies?? are they humans??. Nuts dont see movies but enjoy to comment on movies….

    Coming to Villu…. Its a nice entertainer…. Villu will be a Blockbuster in India….. Come on Guys watch villu the Great…..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Your IP address tells us that you are coming from a country where Villu has not beeen released yet.

    So how can you say it’s a nice entertainer unless you are involved with the movie in some way or you are merely engaging in wishful thinking. Either way, your comments lack credibility.

  2. Thanks a lot!

    This review made my day.

    I knew exactly this is wat Vijay can offer.

    Movie names differ but its always the same old shit (thirupachi, sivakasi, ATM, kuruvi to name a few)…Iraiva wn will Kollywood come out of this rut (if at all it can)??

    Wn will we be liberated frm being subjected to these so called horrific ‘entertainers’???

    VILLU — ‘Uyira KOLLU’ ;-)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    BTW, has Villu released in your country?

    We ran a quick check about Villu in your country but not sure one way or the other.

    If Villu has been released in your country, what was the response?

  3. No…It releases tomorrow in UK.

    But my frnds in US hav already seen the film & didnt like a wee bit.

    Thts y I was waiting for ur review.U saved me £8 & more importantly precious time!! See ya.

  4. Thanks for saving £8 ….probably i will watch “Beautiful Mind” couple more times……..

  5. Happened to watch this horrific movie yesterday.

    The only entertainment in the entire theater was provided by a 6yr old. He couldnt control his laughter(A big one that could be heard from every corner of the theater) at Vijay’s acting. He kept laughing when Vijay cried, when Vijay danced and when Vijay fought all those villains. The best was when Vijay was taking the villains one by one and breaking their bones. :D (His parents had a tough time trying to control him))

    Interestingly he never laughed at any of the Vadivelu comedies, not even at the one which involved the animated cow (Prabudeva mentioned in one of his interviews that he had included this scene especially for kids!!!!!)

    Somewhere towards the interval,this little guy went quiet( probably fell asleep) and people started getting fidgety and was waiting for the little one to start. Thankfully after the interval he was back to business….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Interestingly he never laughed at any of the Vadivelu comedies, not even at the one which involved the animated cow (Prabudeva mentioned in one of his interviews that he had included this scene especially for kids!!!!!)

    Funny.

  6. i want to see this movie badly.. I got used to the rubbish in tamil movies these days. I gez its to be enjoyed and made fun of… thanks for not revealing the storyline.

  7. P**lu, K**thi.. Kathula Thaen Vanthu Paayaramadhiri Irukku.. (haven’t got to use those poetic words in a long time).. what will happen if Villu is inserted into Kuruvi? Looks like Vijay is naming his movies so that you can have fun punning them.

    Searchndia.com Responds:

    You watch movies like Gran Torino & Slumdog Millionaire.

    And then you watch Villu. Is there anything more painful in the world.

    Watching Golden Globes now (8:30 PM EST).

  8. I told you, I told you…

    Just after seeing the trailer I felt it. Ah, this dumb guy Vijay’s career has ended.

    I think he will now have to get in to politics…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    This movie Villu is so disgustingly bad that the only Indian movies that have any quality are mostly those made by outsiders like Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) or Mira Nair.

  9. Atleast vivek is sensible in his some movies….vadivelu is total crap . ” P**lu, K**thi ” do you have any tamil urban dict. or u knew all these words?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: ” P**lu, K**thi ” do you have any tamil urban dict. or u knew all these words?

    Funny question. ;)

  10. Yesterday I watched ‘Aviator’ for second time, I don’t understand one thing how come when hollywood movie makers are able to deliver unique and quality movies again and again and the Indian movie makers deliver junk, I think this guy Vijay is suffering from OCD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive-compulsive_disorder) just like Howard Hughes had, OCD on acting in masala junk again and again… ah how many basgavathi, madura, sivakasi, thirupaachi, aadi, atm, kurvi, villu all same junk…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Most of our filmmakers, whether Bollywood or Kollywood, are rank amateurs.

  11. not surprising …on expected lines …both the movie and the review …..

    your liking for a masala film like Pokiri was surprising

    I have not seen the movie , but saw the songs …vijay is supposed to be a great dancer …you have mentioned that he should learn dancing ?

    Despite the snow …you went to watch the movie …we have a lot more crazy people here in India …that’s how these kind of movies run … and more of them will get made …..after this is declared as a hit…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: we have a lot more crazy people here in India …that’s how these kind of movies run

    The strong emotional attachment of fans to their movie stars is a particularly unique Indian phenomenon. We don’t see such intense attachment here although there are occasional reports of stalking..

    2. You write: Despite the snow …you went to watch the movie …

    Yes, we sacrificed ourselves for the public good. ;)

  12. Hello boss , I read your review ,what are you trying to do…. r u writing reviews for a movie or writin some articles for porn magz.

    I appreciate that you have watched the movie in theatres.

    But comparing Prabhakaran to Hitler is utter nonsense. If you want quality movies from kollywood we have directors for that, But going to mass entertainer like villu and expecting martin scorcese, or danny boyle work in the movie is crap. Watch villu for festive entertainer, there are people to watch it …

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: But comparing Prabhakaran to Hitler is utter nonsense

    Are you saying Prabhakaran is worse than Hitler. Maybe.

    2. You write: If you want quality movies from kollywood we have directors for that

    Where have you hidden them?

    3. You write: Watch villu for festive entertainer

    There was zero entertainment in Villu. What a ghastly movie.

  13. I’m diehard fan of Dr.Mr.Vijay, but what to do unfortunately movie turns to be great Disaster, even we cant expect this type of package from Vijay, repeated concept Triple meaning and double meaning jokes Irritating comedy scenes.. As usual dance is good, but Mr.Thalapathy you have to concentrate more on Story not in dance pls…

    BGM is poor, Prabhu Deva is thinking that they given Bond type of movie..is not Bond it’s a Bad MOVIE..

    Oh God Please save us from these type of Calamities……

  14. Hello hello, Whomsoever you are!!!

    Just because you have the mode to write, it does’nt mean you can write whatever you feel like writing about Vijay. Some people may like the movie and some wont…What sort of review is this.

    Just because you have used some HI-FI english words (whatever possible ones you could use) it doesnt mean the movie is bad….

    LOL at your comment on Vijay’s dance…hez one of the best dancer in Tamil film industry…this one point is enough to prove that your review is bullsh**. Dont write such crap again.

    Regarding Nayanthara, it because of guys like you who like actresses to expose, movies are taken like this. You guys stop watching songs and movies of such kind.

    Surely, there will be better movies and neatly dressed actress’ (they wont be wearing dresses which are revealing).

    BEFORE YOU WRITE ABOUT FEMALES “MIND YOUR LANGUAGE” Actress’ wear clothes ACCORDING TO WHAT IS GIVEN TO THEM by directors, they dont have a choice.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: What sort of review is this.

    An Objective, Fair & Balanced review of the hideous nightmare that Villu represents.

    2. You write: it does’nt mean you can write whatever you feel like writing about Vijay

    The little kids in Slumdog Millionaire (Chota Jamal & his elder brother) can teach Vijay a lot about acting.

    3. You write: Just because you have used some HI-FI english words …it doesnt mean the movie is bad….

    You are so right.

    Villu is not merely bad. Villu is a disgustingly bad, amateurish piece of shit.

    4. You write: at your comment on Vijay’s dance…hez one of the best dancer in Tamil film industry

    Compared to Vadivelu, Vivek?

    Guess, Vijay’s dances appear graceful compared to Vadivelu’s dance-antics on the table in the airport police-station in Villu.

    5. You write: Regarding Nayanthara, it because of guys like you who like actresses to expose, movies are taken like this. You guys stop watching songs and movies of such kind.

    Surely, there will be better movies and neatly dressed actress’ (they wont be wearing dresses which are revealing).

    What?

    We (poor, helpless we, sitting 10,000 miles away) are responsible for Nayantar’s lavish display of fleshy thighs, bountiful bosom and ample derriere in movie after movie?

    You need a long vacation at:

    Kilpauk Institute of Mental Health
    Medavakkam Tank Road
    Kilpauk, Chennai, 600010, India

    We’ve attached a Google Map in the above Kilpauk link to help you to reach your destination quickly.

    6. You write: Actress’ wear clothes ACCORDING TO WHAT IS GIVEN TO THEM by directors

    Our point is not that Nayantara is wearing clothes. Au contraire, our point is that in movie after movie Nayantara is not wearing much clothes.

    Look at Nayantara in Sathyam, Aegan, Billa & now Villu. Very little clothes, very little acting…just lots of tit-illation.

  15. sir,
    nalla review. i just can’t stop laughing after i read ur reviews. p**u :-)

  16. [Trash Talk] vijay …enna da.. padam ethum … [Trash Talk]…..

  17. Someone has to ask this sometime…

    “Who died and made Prabhu Deva a Director?”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We doubt Villu will resonate with the audience.

    If it were to flop, it’d send a signal to Indian movie-makers & actors to put more effort for the high ticket prices they charge ($12 for Villu & as high as $25 for Sivaji).

  18. @SI

    Read this and enjoy…and try not to laugh

    P.S. The movie has poor reviews from SIFY, Galatta, Behindwoods, and IndiaGlitz.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    James Bond?

    What is Prabhu Deva smoking…we want to know?

    Maybe, Khana Peena Chokalal Ramseth Beedi (wonder if it’s still around)

  19. $215 for Sivaji? So I see that you got your weed from somewhere..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    That’s what they call a Lapsus calami.

    Fixed. Thanks.

  20. haven’t watched the movie yet but based on your review, i think i will have a great time laughing at the movie.. will watch it this week..

    p/s – i love watching this kind of movies, its like watching road runners cartoon..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What’s the price of a ticket for a Tamil movie in your country?

  21. here in malaysia? for hollywood movies, its rm6 before 12pm, rm8 on weekdays, rm10-12 on weekend and midnite shows

    but for sivaji, i remember paying rm15..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks.

    12 ringgits = $3.35. Is it the same for New Tamil movies too?

    Ticket price for Hollywood/Bollywood films here is $9.50-$12.50 (non-Matinee shows) depending on where you live.

    Compared to Hollywood/Bollywood films, Tamil movie tickets are expensive in the U.S. $12-$15, perhaps because they are crappier.

  22. “What is Prabhu Deva smoking…we want to know?”

    Probably the same thing the Golden Globe judges were smoking, and pretty positively, the Academy Award judges too will be smoking :)

  23. I have always loved vijay’s movies.. but this one is not one which i loved.. though most of the time the movies defied logic they carry thro the couple of hours.. but this one was horrible..

    Apart from English or tamil movies i don watch movies from other languages at the cinema. and watching this one made me feel alien..

    I don know wats wrong with Mr. Prabu deva… even the rerecording was pathetically bad… most of the dialogues even hardly audible(it was not the cinema hall’s fault thats for sure.)

    i feel like writing more but time doesnt permit.. but i do hope this movie is thrown into the garbage and at least then My Thalapathi will introspect and come back with an wonderful piece, an entertaining one for us his fans…..

    Neo..

    (ps. have you guys watched ” The Good, the bad and the Ugly. 5 man army.. wonderful master pieces.. apart from acting and direction the storyline itself is Shakespearean awesome.. )

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Adding them to our ever-growing list.

  24. S.I. : What’s the price of a ticket for a Tamil movie in your country?

    Multiplexes sell around 150-200, but this kinda funny movies we can get a CD or DVD for 50 bucks even before the release of the movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    For Tamil movies, it’s $12-$15 here.

    You can get the Hindi DVDs at the Indian grocery store for rental ($1 or $2) within 1 or 2 days of the movie’s release. Not sure about Tamil rental. Probably similar.

  25. Actors like Vijay , Bharath , Arjun , Sunder C and Directors like Perarsu , Dharani etc and Music directors like Deva , Shrikant Deva , D Immam etc …. have decided to make movies only for the masses ….stick to formula films …

    no point in hoping / expecting something else and then saying oh they have disappointed us … they have already made their intentions clear and warned you before ….

    Satyaraj is one more addition ….nevertheless his movies have that lollu factor ..which raises a few laughs …

    Recent ones like Mahanadigan – where he shows how a common man becomes a actor ..then a politician is hilarious …he spoofs virtually everybody in the movie .

    Then there are others like Ajith and Simbhu who come up with a mix …sometimes good …but …mostly formula films

    Good movies may be expected from Suriya / Vikram /Kamal / Madhavan ..the keyword again is ” may ”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: have decided to make movies only for the masses

    And who are these masses?

    We bet even your masses (whoever they are) won’t accept crap like Villu.

  26. Tamil film industry has been constantly bringing out quality movies for ages.

    Sreedhar, mahindran, balachander, maniratnam, balu mahendra, Bala, Cheran, vetrimaran ameer and more. They churn out quality movies for cinema lovers. Even directors who make off beat films love to watch mass entertainers like Vijays. Eg.Ameer has watched sivakasi 3 times and sakala kala vallavan more than 10 times. The industry need both kind of films. moreover you have written that the stunts are amateur…. if you can agree with keanu reeves defying bullets why dont u accept the same with our tamil actors doing it..

    Coming to Prabhakaran its not fair on your part comparing him to Hitler. Remember one thing if not there were srilankan tamils all around the world you wouldnt be watching the movies in the US theatres. Its because of them who are ardent lovers of tamil cinema and the market that they create in UK , US ,etc the movies get released there. If a leader like prabhakaran doesnt exist within no time srilankan tamils will become an history of past….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Even directors who make off beat films love to watch mass entertainers like Vijays

    But Villu is not an entertainer…it’s a crap show. Absolute garbage.

    2. You write: if you can agree with keanu reeves defying bullets why dont u accept the same with our tamil actors doing it

    Our Tamil directors bring nothing new on the action front. It’s all stuff you have seen in Hollywood movies years before or the stupid aruval fights.

    Action scenes in Hollywood films are usually handled in a slick manner & they often push the envelope.

    3. There are not many Sri Lankan Tamils here in the U.S. compared to Europe or Canada (probably because it’s tougher here to engage in all that nonsense).

  27. This is the probably the worst Vijay movie produced ever. There is no story. Prabhudeva and team that worked wonders in Pokkiri have miserably failed. If Vijay does not focus on the story and thinks that he can fool his fans with gimmicks, then his fans will start running towards another star.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: This is the probably the worst Vijay movie produced ever.

    That’s what we thought with ATM & then came the Kuruvi horror-show.

    We thought it can’t get worse than Kuruvi and now we get Villu.

    Don’t underestimate Vijay’s (mis)talent when it comes to putting out crappy Tamil movies.

    Vijay is turning out to be worse than Vishal.

  28. teez4u

    you are right …but in the context of a bad movie like Villu ..No

  29. Villu poi Pullu sapadapodhu

    (SI translation: Villu will eat grass)

  30. for all who were telling SI was too arrogant on the review… please read the review on behindwoods… it would sound to u barbaric :) http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-reviews/reviews-2/villu.html

    I am doing a social service for the first time in my life… sending the SI and other villu reviews to as many as people I could reach and saving them…

  31. I think for vijay movies, in theaters you can remove all the seats.. because the movie is made for ‘Thara tickets’ (front benchers) only …..
    Nayan can join mallu porn industry right away.. there is a good future for her there

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Nayan can join mallu porn industry right away.. there is a good future for her there

    We don’t agree.

    Look at Minissha Lambha’s attire in Kidnap, Shilpa Shetty’s dress in the opening scene of Dostana, Priyanka Chopra’s ugly dance in Dostana or Kareena Kapoor in Tashan.

    The problem with the Indian film industry is that Bollywood and Kollywood directors mostly use foreign locales, skimpily clad women or the Vadivelu/Vivek comedy nonsense as substitutes for a story.

    One of the serious problems (in addition to bad acting) with the Indian film industry is the almost complete absence of good stories.

    Look at Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Torino, Sweeney Todd or Forrest Gump. The stories are so bewitching and hold your attention throughout the movie.

    Since Indian moviemakers have no story to tell, they tend to focus on boobshows, thighshows, or exotic locales like Machu Pichu, Namibia et al.

  32. I think more than me need to go for a vacation in Kilpauk…for being so arrogant and rude….anyways oru kiruku than enoru kiruku identify seyum LOL

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Vandatangapa comedy pasanga/pisachi (here come the clowns).

  33. I am from malaysia i saw diz crab movie and many cum out frm the theaters edi….

    im so disappointed 2 see vijay’s villu…

    i wanna noe coz as d news villu is vijay’s costliest movie….but wat is d bdget of d film?????

    secondly hw is d movie boxoffice performance in india & overseas…

    plus 2day padikathavan releases 2day…so with dat hw villu will fare in box office….

    hw about villu release i mean d theater prints is it more than billa & anniyan…..plus d opening

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We don’t know the answers to your questions but Villu seems like a big budget ‘crab’ movie.

  34. Review :
    After Pokkiri, Prabhu Deva and Vijay are back with ‘Villu’ a ‘Power pack Pongal’ for Vijay Fans. Vijay Fans in USA are thrilled to taste the feast two days prior to release in India. After two not so good movies such as ATM and Kuruvi, Vijay is back in form. As a rigid formula everyone in the theatre expect only a Mass entertainer from ‘Pugazh’-Vijay, and Prabhu Deva has done his best to maintain all the elements needed to give a complete Vijay movie – with super hero intro, romance ,comedy, several fights, item songs and finally hero wins over the baddies.
    Story:
    Hero Pugazh (Vijay) is introduced as a local area super hero who is the savior of poor and the needy. He acts as a Villu (arrow) of a senior Police officer Manoj K Jain and follows his instructions secretly. In his mission he targets international Dadas and as a part of the mission he makes love to Jhanvi (Nayantara), who as expected is the Main Dada Prakash Raj’s daughter. Who is Pughazh and why is he back of these dadas is revealed slowly following a flash back in the second half. Director has succeeded in keeping the suspense till the end. Though there are logical flaws here and there, story falls in place.
    First half rocks the theater and major credit goes to Vaigai puyal Vadivelu. He tickles us every time he appears on the screen and especially his Nakka Mukka dance in front of Swiss Police is highly comical. Only Kids can enjoy his fight with the graphic cow. Nayanthara chills the screen now and then, its high time she start doing something than a regular heroine shouting at the hero and showing recession in costumes. She is the same in all her recent movies. Mam try to act for a change!
    Devi Sri Prasad rocks the floor in ‘Jalsa’ and ‘Nee Kova Pattal’ is nice to hear and to see. He could have worked more on BGM as they don’t sync with the movie, rather sounds too bold at unwanted places. ‘Vaada Maapla’ and item song ‘Daddy Mummy’ is gonna be sizzling in channels for the following days for sure. ‘Dheem Thanana Thillana’ is a good dance number and ‘Rama Rama’ is a typical Vijay intro song meant to bring out josh in his fans, Prabhu Deva shows his mark in all songs and Vijay has proved that he is no less a dancer than the director. Kudos to the Choreographers! Kushboo and Prabhu Deva’s special appearance in the song adds spice. Villian Prakash Raj fails to impress and has been wasted.
    Ravi Varman’s Camera has beautifully captured Zurich in songs and fight sequences are amazing. Prabhu Deva has brilliantly capitalized the talents of Ravi. Only one or two dialogues like ‘Enakku pottukudukka theriyadhu, Poda thaan theriyum’ pin the mind while others fly no where.
    Analysis:
    Villu has an entertaining first half, flash back in the second half is totally hindi ‘Soldier’ with added Tamil senti facts. Major Vijay, logic less Blue Ray Disc sequences, Drunk Nayanthara and no different villain Prakash Raj make the movie lag. Vijay imitates Superstar in some scenes which look very obvious and repetitive. Hero Vijay, song sequences, Cinematography and Vadivelu make ‘Villu’ a pretty good entertainer.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hey, we do the reviews here and you write the comments. Not the other way around. Comprende?

  35. The problem is you dont review good tamil movies-that happens very rarely.All that you have reviewed hav earned the crap status even before their release..pls try to review the very few tamil movies that come even though they don make it to US theatres…

    some of fine movies of 2007 & 08

    1.Subramaniapuram
    2.POO
    3.Anjathey
    4.Paruthi veeran
    5.Katrathu tamil
    6.pollathavan
    7.chennai 28 (decent movie from the thief)
    8.periyar & 9 RS.Note (only for satyaraj’s avantgarde acting)
    9.poi solla porom
    10.jeyam kondan

    But you haven’t reviewed any of them…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The problem is (as you acknowledge) most of them don’t make it to the East Coast.

    We’ll try to get hold of the DVDs on Netflix & review at least some of them.

    Having said that, let’s not forget even in Eelam Nadu (a.k.a. Tamil Nadu), it’s the Rajinikanths, Vijays, Surya & Ajiths that matter in terms of buzz, box office collection et al. This is mainstream Tamil cinema.

  36. Looks like your Villu review is pretty popular over the internet!

    Google “Villu Review” and Voila! The first link that appears is “Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad”!

  37. appa what is this…..idu oru site nu na padika vandutan… listen viewers… vijay has nearly 25000 fan clubs… so dont waste ur energy..film is flop like that… villu is good entertainer… good dance, good comedy, good fights.. etc.. but why this people.. scrap like this i dont know… may be they r all ajith fans… aegan flop agi villu hit agidachanu… polambathikngo… pa… here film get very good response….vill is vetri…. Good entertainer.. must watch… guys…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Vandatangapa comedy pasanga (here come the clowns).

    1. You write: vijay has nearly 25000 fan clubs

    So what?

    In a state that builds temples to Khushboo, Namita and Nayantara, it’s hardly a surprise that Vijay should have some fan clubs.

    So many Fan Clubs (if they really exist) only attest to the presence of many dolts in Tamil Nadu. Something to be ashamed of, not a matter to boast of.

    2. You write: but why this people.. scrap like this i dont know… may be they r all ajith fans… aegan flop agi villu hit agidachanu… polambathikngo

    Given your feeble intelligence, we doubt you are incapable of arduous tasks like reading. Perhaps, someone can click on Aegan or Billa and explain what’s written.

    3. You write: here film get very good response….

    And where would here be – Cooumpet, Kuppanathanallur, Korangupadi…..?

    4. You write: villu is good entertainer….Good entertainer.. must watch… guys

    When they lobotomized you at the veterinary hospital, did the vets remove all of your brain, or just 95%?

    Villu is an absolutely disgusting piece of shit. As we said in the Villu review:

    Folks, do not consider seeing this piece of junk a.k.a. Villu even if you are paid $$ to watch it. Villu is not a movie but a sickening assault on the senses.

  38. This Bad Review can’t stop the Villu’s Success or Vijay’s Career.

    P**lu and k**thi are main essential part of human body.

    So Villu got best review from the author.

    The Person who reviewed might be impressed with the movie, since he/she remembered each scenes. If it’s worst means u can’t even think abt the movie or write comments on the movie. May be for namesake u can rate as horrible and stand in queue to watch the next vijay movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: This Bad Review can’t stop the Villu’s Success or Vijay’s Career.

    We don’t give a flying f**k for some dodo’s success or his career. We’ve got bigger fish to fry.

    BTW, it’s not a bad review. It’s a good review of a bad film.

    2, Villu is absolute garbage, not worth watching for free even on YouTube.

  39. Saw Villu yesterday in Mumbai ….did not go with any expectations as it was a Vijay movie …so knew it would be hardcore masala ….

    Audience in general enjoyed the first half …it was tolerable ….Vadivelu saved it , those scenes wherein he ends up throwing the hot water on himself and he is pushed into the Well brought the roof down with laughter …

    Vijay as usual acts well …Vulgarity thy name is VILLU …Censor Board was sleeping ??? ….somebody should take this up ….small girls during the interval started repeating some of those words …without even understanding the meaning …

    Second half has some good scenes….but songs keep interrupting the pace and the movie after the father Vijay comes & climax is Horrible ….Soldier was set in Rajasthan ……. Do Desert Storms occur in TAMILNaDU ???? ….. no adaptation whatsoever ???….blind copying ??….even the temple …had a North indian structure and a Amman Image as seen in TN inside ….. Who was the ART Director ?? ..or was it fusion ??

    hardcore Vijay fans who were vocal till then said …Thalaiva Idhu Onku suit agada (this wont suit you)…

    Ravi Varman’s camera work in terms of capturing Munich was good ….but always jerky …too many close-ups …at some places even pixelated …that made me turn away from looking at the screen after some time

    BTW …comments which you get to hear in the theatres in the First day makes it worthwhile to sit in the stall along with his fans ….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: comments which you get to hear in the theatres in the First day makes it worthwhile to sit in the stall along with his fans ….

    Nostalgic…

    BTW, what was the ticket price for the stall seats (ticket price was $12 here)

  40. “if you can agree with keanu reeves defying bullets why dont u accept the same with our tamil actors doing it..”

    @Teez4u… Buddy, if you’re talking about The Matrix, I’d advise u to go and watch the movie PROPERLY again..

    The Matrix(all the 3 parts) s one of the BEST SCI-FI movies ever to b released(In my opinion)… and I agree with SI on one thing.. Stunt scenes in Hollywood movies don’t seem crude or amateurish(even if they are improbable) because of their execution..!!!

    @SI

    “You need a long vacation at:

    Kilpauk Institute of Mental Health
    Medavakkam Tank Road
    Kilpauk, Chennai, 600010, India

    We’ve attached a Google Map in the above Kilpauk link to help you to reach your destination quickly.”

    LOL.. now that was a SUPERB reply to Supriyam’s comment.. :P ..

    BTW Thanx for ur review.. You saved me precious time.. and money. :)

  41. I am a regular reader of this site and hence concluded this.

    CAUTION: All the reviews in this search India website is meant for a few close friends who don’t reside in India/Chennai but can’t forget their roots.

    Kindly forgive them as their foul mouth, arrogant, sarcastic, ruthless reviews due to lots of issues like Financial (can’t buy movie ticket but cant be without seeing it…as its their only way to vent the anger to the world..btw who is asking you to see movies pl dont watch tamil/hindi (indian) movies…is there any psychological word to mention this sick heads??), Failures ([Trash Talk] or they wud have run away to act as extras??!!or they are been failed in their interviews/college/school..Disappointment (as they are handicapped to do anything better besides scolding in all the forms in the earth..SI: You want me to direct a movie and win Oscar for this? Bhaskar??!!).

    They liked Slumdog mill…because it’s has an Englishman as the Director, shows the ugly India which is most wanted by SI…sounds like they all are from Pakistan??!! Some terrorist group..??!Poor kids..Just need treatment…Betrayal (shud we say Prabhu deva,Vijay.Ajith why those beautiful faces…lets say Kurnas,Director vasu.. [Trash Talk]!!), loss (they are now like LTTE captain), ignorance, loss of love,

    [Trash Talk]. All these been stated as the prime reason for this type of review.

    Please register in search india and give your comments for Search India review team a good treatment as its very much neccessary for them now.

    If not it will grow like cancer…wishing them to speedy recovery as these kids just need treatment..till then GOD BLESS AMERICA/UK!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. If you had the cojones, you’d have focused on Villu.

    Since Villu is indefensible rubbish, you have no alternative but to vent your fury on us.

    2. You write: They liked Slumdog mill…because it’s has an Englishman as the Director, shows the ugly India which is most wanted by SI

    Slumdog Millionaire is a classy movie. Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle knows the craft of making movies.

    Prabhu Deva is a podi paya compared to Danny Boyle.

    Let’s not deny the ugly reality – for the 500m or 600m Indians without food, clothing & shelter, India is an ugly country.

  42. Hi friends how are YOU? Got treatment??!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Hi friends how are YOU?

    With friends like you, we don’t need enemies. Out.

    You write: Got treatment??!!

    We recommend an enema for you to unclog your brain.

  43. The better ways to commit suicide are

    1. putting head in Railway track
    2. Drinking Poison
    3. Cutting the nerves
    4. Hanging
    But the simple and best way is “Watching VILLU”

    Villu makes Vijay as SUPER (flop) STAR..
    Puliye (Billa) Pathu Poonai (villu) Soodu pottukichu..

  44. Villu makes Vijay as SUPER (flop) STAR…

  45. Villu seems to be getting more response (number of comments) than ATM and K**thi..

    wondering how my new nickname will come through.. why people aren’t using space in their nicknames..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Villu seems to be getting more response (number of comments)

    Many of the comments are critical of the movie suggesting viewers’ patience with crappy Tamil movies is being sorely tested.

    2. You write: wondering how my new nickname will come through..

    Veera Pandia Kattabomman ??

  46. ^
    |

    That one.. I forgot to change the “Display Name” after I changed the nickname..

  47. Harry Butt was a first test cricketer to have played at #11 in one innings and then opened in the second innings..

    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/southafrica/engine/match/62442.html

    He must have had a tough time at school with a name like that.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thought of adding a few cricket posts to SI but then we thought of our weak heart and stopped (at least for the nonce)

  48. @ SI – Yeah., its the same case with tamil movies also.. you get the DVD’s within the first week normally at the local indian grocery store.. $1-$2 for a 3 day rental – or sometimes if you get groceries worth 20 bucks or more they give it to you for free.(atleast in the Bay Area that happens)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the info on Tamil DVD rentals in Bay Area.

    In the case of Villu rentals, since the movie is so pathetic the Indian grocery store has to provide additional discount like..Rent Villu, take one MTR heat-n-eat curry packet or Deep Kesar Pista ice cream free.

    BTW, did you get a chance to waste money on Villu?

  49. Nah., You wouldn’t expect me to see the movie after posting the youtube link giveaway of the introduction scene in Villu :D I had enough of the movie with that itself – Total trash.

    BTW, I watched Kuruvi a few days back – laughed away most of the scenes ( ended up with a headache because of the loudness of the second half though ). Vijay can’t act for peanuts- I was laughing away at his emotional scenes :P God save Tamil cinema industry with such screwheads as actors.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood) was lovely. It must have released in all parts of the U.S. by now.

    Other SI readers like Gora also liked it.

  50. Vijay says he sticks to the formula of “Introduction fight, Introduction Dance, Heroine introduction , Vadivelu introduction , Love scene, Vadivelu getting beaten by Vijay in Romance ,Dance with heroine-1, Fight, Vadivelu comedy, Sentiment,Dance with heroine-2, vadivelu comedy, Revenge Trash talk, fight, vadivelu comedy, Flashback, Fight, Re-joining at the end with Heroine”..( I think I watched too many)..

    In fact after Gilli.. Madurai, Sivakasi, Thirumalai, Thirupachi, Pokkiri, ATM , Kururvi are TOTALLY indistinguishable!!!! And he is a police officer in Madurai, Pokkiri and also Thirumalai I think..

    How dumb does he think are the masses? I am an average movie goer and a Masala movie addict with low expectations( need no message or epiphany in the movie but would be great if I had), but even I was squirming in my seat after the awkward squeezing in of unwanted dance and fight scenes under the disguise of a story..

    Vijay thinks openly declaring he is a “mass hero” exempts him from all responsibility of making a good movie. Tell u what these guys are insulting the masses!!!

    Check this Youtube link and u will know people’s frustration.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8bOpkqJAPA

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Nice one.

    But we doubt things will change in Kollywood anytime in the near future.

  51. Noble,

    Spare the Snark, Spoil the Movie industry!

    Although in my opinion I think SI is unjust towards Nayantara and Asin (my opinion.. I am not foisting on anybody) I think as far as movie is concerned they quantitatively give a unbiased review with sufficient proof of why they think so.

    They thrashed Villu and Kuruvi but they said Pokkiri was an entertainer. So I dont think they have to gain anything by deliberately berating Vijay.

    Your comments mostly were personal attacks on SI rather than why you think SI is wrong. All Passion, No proof.

    The “Masses” (who SRINIVAS interprets as people who like crap movies :-) ) cant just agree to forgive a senseless movie just because it is by Vijay.

    Whatever happened to that guy who performed well in Poove Unakkaga and Thullatha Manamum Thullum. They were liked by masses too. Werent they good movies?
    Seems like he is going back to his Rasigan, Deva, Vishu, Coimbatoor mappilai days :-)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just wondering…if you have any idea what the overall response to Villu is in your country?

  52. I saw in some old post that you told where a person is posting from the IP address used. Currently I am in China, so if you are asking the “nilamai” (Situation) here, recent Indian and that too South Indian movies are difficult to get.

    Anyways Wikipedia, Behindwoods, Indian friends, Youtube, SI, indiaglitz keep me updated on latest movies.

    I wont watch Villu anyway after bad experiences from Thirupacchi, Thirumalai even if DVD is available. I would rather spend my time re-watching vadivelu comedies in Winner, Giri and Maruthamalai (Check them out in Youtube, just the comedy tracks :-) ).

    Without watching, I can say Villu will have a wafer thing story line which will fill the back of the Cinema ticket. And as the review explained the salient features of the movie ( cant blame you for spoilers. Those things are the only things available in the movie. If you dont tell them ur review will be “Villu Bad.. Old wine.. Old bottle”) and the user “gandhi” explained the story, I wont be seeing .. neither will my friends..

    So the overall response in my country is “Villu?!! Shenme?” (Its “What” in Mandarin)”.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I saw in some old post that you told where a person is posting from the IP address used.

    No, we didn’t identify the country but asked the poster how he/she could claim Villu was wonderful when the movie had yet to be released in the comment poster’s country (the movie was released in the U.S., two days before it debuted elsewhere).

  53. Correction. Not My country.. Response in “Currently Residing” country..

    In My country (India) Vijay fans will be going to the movie just to freak out and dance with friends. You can probably expect Villu/Kuruvi in Sun TV as “India tholaikatchiyil Mudal muriyaga.. Thirakki vandhu sila natkale ana” ( First time in Indian televison.. A movie which was released some days back).. They will put it 3 times a week under different themes (action Thursday, Comedy Monday , Romantic Tuesday) and still people will change channels to Amman TRY kalakka povathu yaar! :-)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Villu is so pathetic we doubt it can be salvaged/saved.

    For a movie to make money, we suspect it needs more than just the die-hard fans of the hero/heroine to watch it. You’ve got to attract a wider audience.

  54. Villu…gave me some fantastic experiences.

    First me being an ardent fan of vijay decided not to spend not more than Rs.10 for this movie..(due to his previous craps kuruvi,aadhi,ATM)

    So I booked 10 rupees tickets in big cinemas thru net…Generally all the theatres here have a system where u pay money by net n show the printed ticket or the number when u go…This theater had a dumb system where they demanded the credit card which i used,to be shown..I booked it with my uncle’. Told him i don hve the card…i can ask the owner to speak..bring the card later…can tell all the account details…pay money….keep my id card as a security 4 now & will present the card later
    Ok fine..I’ll watch the movie later..I’ll show u the card tomo,will u refund me? Ans.NO…Nothin worked out.The mangager said we follow rules…For the first time i abused him wildly in the public. It ended up as a good experience 4 me.

    Next day I went to another theatre…1hr early…stood in the same Rs.10 line..Initially i was some 40th person in the line(the counter was not opened till another 1/2 an hr)….I have never seen such a line(that too in a 2nd day of a mass hero movie)…One by one everyone before me started to retreat!!(dono what’s the reason)…atlast when the counter was opened i was standing at the 5th place)..got the tickets..went in…

    I was bedazzled by the oscar winnnig logic used in the first fight…on the ship Vijay says the villain u r bein covered by police…no one’s here to save except me..if u dont beleive me see their shoes…Alas! Police boots!!-Doesnt the police who knows to change to orange uniforms dono to change the shoes!!!—Great Idea!!!

    Came out of the Movie hall in the 30 min n went to a restaurant

    I deeply regret myself for abusing a good human(the manager) who stopped me from seeing the movie…also for not thinkin abt the indication i got when evryone retreated from the line….God Save me!!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Is Rs 10 the lowest price for a ticket in big cities? What about smaller places like Chidambaram, Mayavaram, Villupuram…Are ticket prices cheaper there? Here (on the East Coast), it’s difficult to see Tamil movies for less than $12 (excludes the Samosa/popcorn, soda et al).

    As we said earlier, Villu is not worth watching even if you are paid $$ to do so.

    Regarding your online purchase, we doubt many people buy online here (Fandango is the leader) because you have to pay a service fee of $1 on top of the ticket fee.

    Only once in so many years, we did not get tickets to a movie in the U.S. – Vettaiyadu Villayadu (even here, we think there were tickets but the exhibitor & distributor messed it up because of late print arrival & confusion between online orders & counter purchase).

  55. 10 buck tickets are the cheapest you can get in Chennai city.. I think its the local law that forces even multiplexes to offer such denominations for the sake of it. I’m from a town in bet’n Chidambaram and Mayavaram. The last time I went there, the costliest balcony ticket was around 25 bucks. The thara ticket was 5 bucks and the chairs were 10 or something. (the movie I saw was Chennai 28 I guess ) Otherwise in Chidambaram theatres like Lena etc it should be around that 30 to 35 buck mark at the max.

    BTW, Delhi-6’s songs released on the net. Both the songs whose promos were released before- Maula Arziyaan and Masakalli are good numbers, especially the former. Rest yet to hear. Try listening.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the info.

    Chidambaram, Mayavaram…nostalgic. We even saw a movie in a tent-like structure many summers ago.

  56. Ya most of the theatres here have a Rs.10, but the no of seats is very less…some 50 odd.You have to rush in to buy one….
    10 is the min in all theatres be it villupuram or anyother…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the info.

  57. I paid 120 Rs./ticket for Pokkiri in MayaJaal.. almost 2 years ago.. have they changed the laws since then? Don’t remember what the lowest was at that time.. I think all tickets were 120..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks.

  58. Have you seen Kandukonden Kandukonden? I thought it was good decent fare, compared to the horrors unleashed by these idiots nowadays. (I have not seen sense and sensitivity, but either ways it was a pleasing movie to me. NO illogical sentiments, NO fights, NO flying around, dancing to gaana songs and the like) Would like you to review it. I thought Ajit was OK in it. Is it us who are making a mistake by making stars out of normal people like ajit and vijay?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Have you seen Kandukonden Kandukonden?

    No…we may have the DVD though. We’ll check.

    It features Tabu, so an added incentive.

  59. In Mumbai if screened in a single screen theatre –

    Stall – 60
    Executive – (last few rows in the stall) – Rs 70

    Balcony – 80

    For Villu it was 80, 90 & 100

    for Sivaji it went upto 150

    Tickets for Multiplexes range from Rs 200 to Rs 250 and sometimes special shows in the morning at 10.00 am for Rs 100 – Rs 150

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks.

    Overall, given the prices charges for the tickets the audience gets crap mostly.

  60. sankara.sr – The “Masses” (who SRINIVAS interprets as people who like crap movies ) cant just agree to forgive a senseless movie just because it is by Vijay.

    This is true for many others like Ajith , and now of late – Simbu seems to be the next in line …

    Nevertheless masses also bring in the much needed revenue – money .

    But for them – Kamal instead of Rajni would have been the superstar

  61. please watch vijay films after making sure that the stills and trailer are different from his previous movies. b cos he s always delivering the same movie again and again in different names with different heroines. You will never get your money’s worth with a vijay film. Instead i recommend you to buy a dvd of thirupachi and review it again and again whenever a new vijay film releases, i bet it will match.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Instead i recommend you to buy a dvd of thirupachi and review it again and again whenever a new vijay film releases, i bet it will match.

    Funny :)

  62. Watched Singaravelan yesterday for the umpteenth time.. Genuinely funny and a super entertainer :D Most of the tamil audience should have watched it earlier, but thats what I would define as a “super timepass movie”. Heroism and killings and reforming(supposedly) like what Vijay is doing in every movie shamelessly, only deserves the kitchen sink to be thrown at it.

    Why don’t you pick up some of the classic(but not too old) movies like Mouna Ragam, Thalapathi, Roja etc and review them.. atleast we would be happy about the tamil cinema that was, instead of the present state it is in.

    BTW, have you watched the tamil mythological classic, Karnan? I thought it was a good movie with terrific music.

    SearchIndia.com Responds via (iPhone):

    Standing in line for Chandni Chowk.

    Will add your suggestions to our evergrowing list.

    No, we have not seen Karnan.

    BTW, Karnan is our favorite Mahabharat character.

  63. Oh, ok. And there was one question I wanted to ask..

    Searchindia – the place to go for all your Indian Internet enquiries – BBC World

    This is what your homepage reads up like.. I’m curious to know if this site was featured on Click/Click online of BBC World by Kate Russell, and then that quote came about ;)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, not Kate Russell.

    Can’t remember the details (we have a printout in our archives) but BBC said that some years back.

  64. SI:BTW, Karnan is our favorite Mahabharat character

    Noble:How come you [Trash Talk] can talk about Mahabharat by calling Indian as Ugly nation?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We meant Mahabharat the epic. We didn’t say Mera Bharat MahaBharat.

  65. I know you should be hating me as I am telling you the truth about search india review team..at least take the advice of GK and try to review the following movies (listed below)…

    With your current pace of review all the ppl visiting here can expect what they can expected for Rajni movie”Robot” Kamal movie”Thalaivan varuvan” and suriya’s Aadhavan…as you will be using some ugly/new words by searching dictionary..btw search india searches words for scolding…and its easy for ppl visiting here to collect this ugly things to use for others!!! How grateful you guys are…so you the collectors of shits…to be reused to others??!! So its time now to wash yourself neatly and start watching the movies below and say a big sorry for calling India as Ugly nation. Just by facts of poverty you cant call the nation as ugly…you realy need to have some vengence to call it so…may be your could be of deep wound..anyway if our peace keeping force have done anything wrong to your family/your ppl…I am as a true India say my SOrry and request you to respect India.

    Ok..here we go
    Updated list from gk’s list
    some of fine movies of 2007 & 08

    1.Subramaniapuram
    2.POO
    3.Anjathey
    4.Paruthi veeran
    5.Katrathu tamil
    6.pollathavan
    7.chennai 28 (decent movie from the thief)
    8.periyar & 9 RS.Note (only for satyaraj’s avantgarde acting)
    9.poi solla porom
    10.jeyam kondan

    Hindi

    A Wednesday
    1920
    Rock on
    Fashion
    Page3
    Lagaan
    Rang de basanti
    Swadesh
    Dil chatta hai

    WHY ARE YOUR NOT REVIEWING ‘HIGH SHCOOL MUSICALS’ WHICH IS ALMOST LIKE A BOLLYWOOD MOVIE?

    Dont forget that there are some good indian directors like Ashutosh Gowariker,Madhur Bhandarkar,Farhan Akhtar

    btw I am not saying “Villu” is a masterpiece and Prabhu deva is a great director..I am just asking you guys to do your job properly.Pl undergo some professional training in review…otherwise you have to collect the thing which you throw!As you know “all the thing that goes up has to come down!”..even your justin timberlake has said it…

    WHY ARE YOUR NOT REVIEWING ‘HIGH SHCOOL MUSICALS’ WHICH IS ALMOST LIKE A BOLLYWOOD MOVIE? and scold the director, actors like you do for Indian movies.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I know you should be hating me as

    No.

    If we were to hate every clown we come across, we’d have few people left to like. ;)

    2. You write: Just by facts of poverty you cant call the nation as ugly…you realy need to have some vengence to call it so…

    A country that’s so callous enough to deprive at least 500 million people of the basic necessities of life like food, clothing & shelter (or for that matter even a private toilet) is not merely ugly. It’s hopelessly ugly.

    3. You write: anyway if our peace keeping force have done anything wrong to your family/your ppl.

    The last time you tried this peacekeeping nonsense on your own (in Sri Lanka), you got your ass whipped by the LTTE and luckily had the sense to beat a hasty retreat. Have you heard of reading…you ought to try it once in a while. It won’t kill, we assure you.

    4. We’ve seen many of the movies in your Hindi list & reviewed some of them too (Swades, Fashion, we didn’t think it was great, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti).

    As for the Tamil movies in your list, we’ll definitely get to your list eventually. But we are surprised by the inclusion of movies like jeyam kondan in your list. We remember reading fairly critical reviews of the movie.

  66. I guess your review is aimed at the US people since whatever you might say about the movie, its a big hit in TN and the weekend shows were houseful and people are loving Vijay and his antics like anything. The word in trade is this will turn out to be the biggest hit in Vijays Career.

    I agree with you on all the issues written in your review but the fact remains such movies is what Vijay will do in future and if we expect anything better from him we are fools.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: its a big hit in TN

    What’s your source?

  67. mmmmm… padatha pathi enna solla
    mudiyala!
    yaaravadhu yedhavathu pannunga…
    ivan imsa thaangala..

    and if u wanna see a movie watch “poo” really good.

  68. From the past movies of the so called Dr.Vijay (Donno how much was paid) movies, Villu would definitely run for 100 days in one theater atleast without any1 watching.

    Vijay has proved again in giving a hattrick of flops and i still cannot understand how can they come on Air and say that the movie is very good. I can rate the movie Nayagan (acted by Ritheesh) far far more better than this crap.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    In the Tamil film industry, it’s really hard to ascertain which movie has really made good money (except in the case of films like Sivaji, where the enormous buzz and the Rajini factor made a big difference) in the absence of credible external agencies.

    This business of immediately declaring a movie a Hit, running for 100 days et al is bizarre nonsense. Not sure if these weird features are part of other major Indian film segments like Hindi or Telugu.

  69. As a self confessed ARR fan, I absolutely loved Dilli 6. Wrote a review of it :

    http://shreenathaniel.blogspot.com

    Good work on the whole, you must hear it. I thought Ghajini and Yuvvraaj pale in comparison to this album. There are OK tracks, good tracks, better tracks and then the best. An absolute pleasure to hear.

    How did you like Rakeysh’s previous offering, Rang De?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Did not like Rang De. Here’s what we wrote about Rang De Basanti a few years back.

    2. Have yet to read your review. Will read it later today & add to this comment.

  70. i just dont understand why some people thinks it is allright to give ‘crap’ movies like villu, kuruvi, aegan, pazhani, and god knows what else in the name of ‘masses’, ‘masala’, ‘formula’ etc..

  71. SI

    The source is the housefull boards in 9 of the 10 halls I visited over the last weekend and also the trade in kollywood. I agree that Vijays last two movies were not hits but in reality they were commission earners which means noone lost money on them. Villu will be biggest hit due to the smart packaging and also due to the fact that TN public likes such punch dialogue movies and for them these kind of films are like eating aalva. They love a skinny black man being loved by a fair skinned girl and then beating up 100 people at one time.

    So the majority here in TN loves heroes like Vijay who does same formula movies wherein 5 fights, 5 songs, 4 comedy scenes and 3 emotional scenes would be there. They are clear they dont want anything different. This is the reason why Madhavan who dared to expriment has moved bag and baggage to Hindi movies.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the info on response.

    But it’s too early to declare it a hit.

  72. Yesterday, i watched the movie in singapore. The Film starts in a different way in a old song. Then starts the weird introduction of vijay.

    Guys whether it is really necessary to jump or fly to prove himself a hero. I agree vijay has lot of fans,but after villu MR.Vijay will be losing his fans.

    The whole film is a crap and doesnt involve any logic scenes {some tamil films lack logic to a certain extent,but for villu the whole film lacks logic }.guys u can be a die hard fan of vijay,but u should be accepting bad films like villu. But instead dont comment on guys who criticize the film.

    Also it cant be a hit in TN, becoz no people watch movie blindly.

    one kind advice is pls dont encourage these type of movies as it will ruin cinema. Also vijay can try hard to do good films,i think he is capable of that

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What is the response to Villu in Singapore? Were there big crowds, was the hall full….?

  73. What are you off to watch today? to cleanse off the CC2C dirt off you?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Plan to watch The Grocer’s Son (French) on Netflix Instant Play.

    It’s 11:36 AM ET & we still haven’t finished brunch, haven’t got the Sunday NYT, haven’t started Grocer’s Son…so much to do today.

  74. Hey Guys and Gals,

    Watched the so called movie “Villu” in Kuwait where 2 songs were censored and the rest very generously allowed for the bachelors to enjoy.

    What a crap movie.

    We wait eagerly for some good Tamil Movies and we get to see shit like this.

    Someone please forward some of these comments to Vijay,let him also know there are other Tamil Movie viewers who has to have their value for time and money spent.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Watched the so called movie “Villu” in Kuwait where 2 songs were censored

    Interesting that there’s censorship even in this day & age.

    Fortunately, we live in a country (U.S.) where almost anything goes.

    Please do tell us more us about censorship in your country. What gets censored in a Tamil/Hindi movie, who does the censoring, what about the Internet..is that also censored/monitored?

  75. 1. You write: I know you should be hating me as

    No.

    If we were to hate every clown we come across, we’d have few people left to like.

    Noble:Truth does hurt badly..it wud have hit your head thats the reason.Maybe next time it will hit your ass…for free kuruthadai

    2. You write: Just by facts of poverty you cant call the nation as ugly…you realy need to have some vengence to call it so…

    A country that’s so callous enough to deprive at least 500 million people of the basic necessities of life like food, clothing & shelter (or for that matter even a private toilet) is not merely ugly. It’s hopelessly ugly.

    Noble: Fool…you want 1Billion toilets in India?!! to say India is a great nation.You are sick..so you will see only sick…Mr.Refugee you need to understand my statement…I mean to say that you cant hate/say a nation ugly just because of some manipulated data/facts(even US is a bankcrupt nation)….as we see lots of foreigners appreciating India for its skillful ppl and the growing economy…you need to be a true freedom fighter like LTTE/Lasker-E-Toiba/etc for accusing India.

    3. You write: anyway if our peace keeping force have done anything wrong to your family/your ppl.

    SI:The last time you tried this peacekeeping nonsense on your own (in Sri Lanka), you got your ass whipped by the LTTE and luckily had the sense to beat a hasty retreat. Have you heard of reading…you ought to try it once in a while. It won’t kill, we assure you.

    Noble:…on your own (in sri lanka)???!!
    Now its got cleared that you from Srilanka…well if you think LTTE had given a great treat to india by killing Rajiv gandhi it shows your true colour…your cruelness…your devil mind…your real reason for hatred..your specific point to curse India…well..then you shud be a great admirer of Captain prabhakaran (not vijaykhant) who has killed our Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by sending his sitetu (what a taste man…cheei)
    and now going to jump in the sea with his fmly…so now you are comparing prabhakaran with hitler…so that ppl will think that you are not in LTTE anymore..that means you have been [trash talk] bothed sides..Puuuuuuuuuusssssssssssshhhhhh…sad! Hence your state of mind! Your reviews..your writing…your comments….Oh My GOD!!!You shud be realy undergoing treatment in other country by renewing your visa…I am extremly sorry for your state of mind/its a bad thing as the result of war…whom to blame now? I feel so pity for you.

    4. We’ve seen many of the movies in your Hindi list & reviewed some of them too (Swades, Fashion, we didn’t think it was great, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti).

    Noble:Ref the reason stated above (Pl keep this as my reference point in future comments)

    As for the Tamil movies in your list, we’ll definitely get to your list eventually. But we are surprised by the inclusion of movies like jeyam kondan in your list. We remember reading fairly critical reviews of the movie.

    Jeyam Kondan is a bad movie.

    My point is if you are from Srilanka..say it proudly then you write bad about India..if you are from other terrorist group or if you are fixed with a bad frame of mind towards India…now its time to change..read MAHABHARAT…not ramayanam as it will have srilanka..

    PS:I want your review should have decent words/not hurting the artist personaly/pointing out the defects correctly & appreciating certain things(if at all there is…)and defntly not comparing Hollywood movies.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Plain rubbish.

    (We delayed processing this comment earlier because of malicious and false content against us…now since this poster is whining repeatedly, we’ve processed it).

    Since the LTTE is adept at disinformation, we wouldn’t be surprised if this attack is from their treacherous playbook.

    BTW, we are originally from India.

  76. Hard to believe that these days censor do exist in this part of the world, but it’s true.

    All movies will have to go thro’ censor board committee controlled by Ministry of Information only then the movies will be be cleared for release in theaters.

    Bikini scenes are a definite NO NO and so is foul language.

    No bedroom/hot scenes, no kissing scenes and so on and so forth.

    You can watch movies in Kuwait theatres with your family without being embarassed.

    Regarding the internet,some sites are blocked by the internet providers and the Ministry of Communications.

    I guess now Rajnikanth can make a trip to Kuwait instead of Himalayas.

    What say Rajini?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We wonder how the Kuwait censors handled Minissha Lambha in Kidnap. Maybe, they censored her completely. ;)

  77. Hows villu doin der ? It seems it has collected 30 crores here in the openin week,till yesterday..

    SRC:Radio mirchi (official movie partner)

    n abt jeyam kondan..i included it only cos it atleast had a fresh cast & a decent story…

    btw Kandukonden Kandukonden is an inspiration of ‘sense and sensibility’

    saw Pirates of carribean-DMC a few weeks back..even it had some gravity defyin stunts…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We are skeptical that Villu will turn out to be a big money-maker. Let’ see.

  78. Just watched Villu movie at Pondicherry. The theatre was houseful and I somehow managed to get 40 rupees ticket (the lowest ticket) in 80 rupees. The movie was so boring and pathetic and it was definitely one of my bad days. I am still having headache because of that movie.

    Recently they had a live program with Vijay, nayan and prabhu deva in Kalingar TV. Most of the audiences who called up were praising Vijay for the helicopter stunt and his dance [Note: Vijay tried to be so humble during the entire program] Somebody said this is the best Vijay movie ever made. However, I did not find anything great about the stunts or the dance in the movie.

    I think the problem lies mostly in Tamil TV channels. If you note that most of the channels (sun/kalingar TVs) will declare Villu as a super hit movie and will definitely put this movie (and one of its songs) at the top in their rating. One of my friend said that Vijay throws away lot of money to keep his movie at the top in any of the TV channels top ten movie list. Also, Kuruvi and ATM were NO. 1 for some time in SUN TV’s top ten list. I think these TV channels will go to any extent to please the so called mass heroes of Tamil Cinema and portray crappy movies (like Kuruvi, ATM, bhagavathi, aadhi, sivakasi, madhura)
    as super hits.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Villu was kuppa (trash).

    2. You write: Just watched Villu movie at Pondicherry.

    We’ve had some of the finest moments of our life in Pondy…

    In a previous life, we’ve seen several Hindi movies movies in Pondy including Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Great Gambler.

    Which theatre did you watch Villu in?

  79. Sun TV’s Top ten movies is the worst show of all, it is run for Vijay ONLY, you wont believe you topped a movie called Sukran just because Vijay comes in a guest appearance…. it has topped vijay movie even ahead of Rajini and Kamal movies… I think indianmasters assumption of vijay throwing money to sun tv could be true…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We had Sun TV for some time…didn’t think much of it. But it’s popular with Tamils here.

  80. I watched Villu movie in Adlabs BigCinema (previously Jeeva/ Rukmani).

    Villu movie is running in three theatres here. But we found very difficult to get tickets. I think most of the theatres here sell tickets only in black.

    I remember in those days, we used to give only 10/20 rupees for even BOX and balcony tickets.

    Nowadays, even in Pondy, you need to shed out 100/200 for watching a movie. Watching a movie has became very expensive. I wont mind if the movie is good. But, wasting 100/200 for movie like Villu is definitely not worth. The only Vijay movies I liked were poove unakaaga/Kadhaluku mariyadhai and to some extent Pokiri was entertaining. But compared to Ajith movies, Vijay movies are much watchable in terms of entertainment.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But compared to Ajith movies, Vijay movies are much watchable in terms of entertainment

    Ajith wouldn’t recognize acting if it slapped him in the face, kicked him in the groin, shook hands with him, punched him in the stomach….

    Bottomline, Ajith and acting are like the mongoose and the snake – they can’t stand each other.

  81. Between, I dont understand why Prakash Raj was not able to recognize son Vijay’s face, given that it is identical to father vijay’s face. Is it not that Prakash Raj was an army colleague of father Vijay.

    I think Prakash Raj should be able to readily recognize (or at least doubt) that hero Vijay is the son of the army officer he killed.

    Is Prakask Raj, the villain, so dumb? or do kollywood directors think that Tamil audience is so dumb?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Good questions. ;)

  82. hi guys…. saw villu last week…. i would have written this post last week itself….. but i was not in a situation to write …. guess what?…. after watching this villu movie i got headache + fever + etc…. just now back to work.
    I’m a great fan of prabhudeva…. i like his dance…..
    and also his acting in some movies…. after ‘villu’ i started to hate him.

    better vijay can change his name to ‘Illaya Thalai Vali’
    Vijay. Not even a single scene is acceptable.

    What the hell is censor board doing? sleeping?
    Lot of Local bad words. I have never seen a tamil movie in which a heroine speaks bad language… it happens thru Nayanthara…..

    Nayanthara is getting too ugly as days progress….
    whats in her face.. some oil paint sort of thing…
    better she should take a shower before shooting…

    Atlast Vadivelu…. the only hope in tamil industry to make a moview success…
    He also fails here…… may be out of stock…
    For God’s sake…. People please don’t go this movie and queue up in a hospital.

    if i rate this movie i will give -0/10.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Please do not repeat your comments.

    We eventually get to most comments.

  83. finally watched the movie yesterday.. i would say its a must watch… for morons..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: i would say its a must watch… for morons..

    Funny.

  84. indianmaster asked – or do kollywood directors think that Tamil audience is so dumb?

    Tamil audiences ARE dumb.. where else you can find temple for kushboo, namitha etc? where else you can find people saying a ‘shit’ movie will be a ‘hit’?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Given the size of those gravity-defying Golden Globes, Namitha deserves at least four temples. You see, some Golden Globes are more equal than other Golden Globes.

    Wonder if Namitha uses a mechanical engineer to design her clothes (correct us if we are wrong but somehow we suspect a plain fashion designer may not be familiar with the Newtonian principles required to deliver the goods in her case).

    ;)

  85. Have you blogged as yet on the Barack Obama inauguration? I’m kind of finding it difficult to navigate within the site because everything on the today’s picks of searchindia is related to cinema. Please try to include at least something other than links to movie reviews and stuff on it.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Have you blogged as yet on the Barack Obama inauguration? I’m kind of finding it difficult to navigate within the site because everything on the today’s picks of searchindia is related to cinema.

    Yes, in future, please use the below URL to reach the blog…

    http://indiablogs.searchindia.com

    2. Yes, there were a few posts on Obama/Bush yesterday.

    Here they are:

    Good Riddance to Bad Rub-Bush
    Barack Obama is Here; Bush Nightmare Ends
    Barack Obama – Inaugural Address

  86. mechanical engineer for designin clothes for namitha?..I could think of a civil engineer designing a reinforcement underwear for her that lifts those heavyweights upto her shoulders…… I use to laugh at her when seen in such costumes..

  87. Dear friends,

    Please check the below website.

    http://malaysia.movies.yahoo.com/Box+Office/gate/

    Villu – Powerfullu.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Wonder what they eat & drink in Malaysia.

    But we remain skeptical of the numbers. It’s hard to believe that a trashy, shitty movie like Villu can be popular.

    After all, even that piece of garbage Kuruvi ran for 100 days in some theatre in Tamil Nadu. Or so they say.

    Folks, exercise caution about these wonderful Villu numbers.

  88. What happ to my previous comment? SI? Ohhnnuku varutha???
    3. You write: anyway if our peace keeping force have done anything wrong to your family/your ppl.

    SI:The last time you tried this peacekeeping nonsense on your own (in Sri Lanka), you got your ass whipped by the LTTE and luckily had the sense to beat a hasty retreat. Have you heard of reading…you ought to try it once in a while. It won’t kill, we assure you.

    PROVED THAT YOU ARE FROM SRILANKA NOW LIVING AS REFUGEE, CLAIMING THAT YOU ARE NOT IN LTTE NOW…JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE LOSING THE BATTLE…SAME LIKE COMPARING VIJAY WITH AJITH AND SAYING VIJAY IS A GOOD ENTERTAINER!! WHERE THE [trash talk] YOU BEEN? ASHLYUM??!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We delayed processing your previous comment because you made some malicious & false charges against us. Since you are whining so much, we have now processed it.

    No, we are not from Sri Lanka. We are originally from India.

    Like all Johnnies-come-lately, you talk rubbish without a historical context. The number of times we’ve inveighed against LTTE cannot be counted but explaining anything to you is like telling Ajith or Abhishek Bachchan to learn acting. Good advice inevitably falls on deaf ears.

    Since the LTTE is adept at disinformation, we wouldn’t be surprised if this attack is from their treacherous playbook.

  89. Y U R BLOCKING THE COMMENTS I HAVE SENT PREVIOUSLY?

    IS IT ONLY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND GOOD COMMENTS TO BE POSTED HERE? OR TO SAVE YOUR FACE?

    BY BLOCKING IT MEANS YOU ARE HEARING…HEARING AND FEARING! IAM NOT THAT BAD TO HURT SOMEBODY WITHOUT ANY REASON…YOU’RE REVIEW/COMMENT ARE NOT GOOD.

    I AM POSTING MY OPITION SAME LIKE YOURS WHY ARE YOU BLOCKING IT FROM OTHERS TO SEE IT? IAM HAVE NOT SAID ANYTHING WRONG..YOU KNOW THAT…HOPE THIS DOESNT HAPPENS NEXT TIME.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: IS IT ONLY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND GOOD COMMENTS TO BE POSTED HERE?

    No, this blog is not for our friends only. Nor do we cherry-pick only good comments.

    Truth be said, we like to think that we have no permanent friends or foes here (like a nation).

    2. We delayed processing your previous comment because you made some malicious & false charges against us. Since you are whining so much, we have now processed it.

    Other than removing some trash talk, we have not edited your previous nonsense (not even to fix grammatical or spelling errors) so that you stand exposed in all your true colors for the idiot you are.

  90. For TV channels all these star movies are hit movies …they act like crazy fans of these stars

    After SUN TV started producing ..all its movies regularly hit the No 1 spot in the Top ten movie programs
    Ex : Thenavattu (total crap) , Dindigul Sarthy (Ok ) and Kadhalil Vizhunden (hit movie)

    One more thing here is the channel wars — Vaarnam AAyiram distributed by the Karunanidhi family did not figure in the Top Ten list of Sun Tv at all …while in Kalaingar TV it was No 1 .

    In this whole meele …there is a program in Jaya TV called as “Hasini Pesum Padam” – hosted by Suhasini Maniratnam …she quite diplomatically rips apart all the movies …during her review …

    One of her gems .. Simbhu has great potential (to act)..but only if we can see it on the screen ..it would be great ..

    One more – Heroines nowadays seem to appearing for a live screen test in the movies ..dont know who selects them to act ..

    The format and the host are a bit dry ….but wry comments have a punch …watch this program for honest reviews ..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Heroines nowadays seem to appearing for a live screen test in the movies ..dont know who selects them to act ..

    Nice line.

    But it’s been that way for a long time (with a few exceptions, of course).

  91. one more thing ….

    Kalaingar TV was the only one to wish every body “Puthandu , Pongal Vazhutugal” ( New Year & Pongal Wishes) ….I was a bit surprised …then the host clarified —

    Kalaingar (Karunanidhi) has declared Jan 14th as the New Year for Tamils …and this is the first one after his declaration ….so a joyous occasion for Tamils all across the world ….then all stars who came for interviews repeated the same …Vijay was one of them ..for Villu Program …

    These same stars when in Jaya TV behaved diff …wished only for Pongal …..

    I was surprised as to how a Chief Minister of a State could change the date of Tamil New year from April 13-14 to Jan 14th ….

    I went to the net and found a lot of shocking stuff …God save TN from people like Karunanidhi …

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: God save TN from people like Karunanidhi …

    Saving Tamil Nadu from people like Karunai-Illadha-Nidhi is beyond even God’s powers.

    After Karunai-Illadha-Nidhi, you have Stalin (what a wonderful name..wonder who Stalin’s son is named after – Idi Amin??

    After Stalin, who? Guess, only Namitha & Khushbhoo (aren’t they the new Gods of Tamil Nadu with temples) know who will come after Stalin.

    We’ve said it in the past but will say it again…this intersection of politics-media-big business is very dangerous to the people of Tamil Nadu.

    Makes a mockery of democracy and makes it almost impossible to change your leaders. The only hope is that the two (Stalin & Azhagiri) will go at each other’s throats.

  92. Speaking of Idi Amin, did you watch “The Last King of Scotland”? It was alright.. but Whitaker looked very menacing.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, saw Last King of Scotland on DVD.

    Forest Whitaker richly deserved the Oscar and other awards heaped upon him for his sterling performance in the movie.

  93. Hi guys…

    Had to watch villu today again an obligation..

    This time the has done something about the graphics didn know how they did it.. but things have been fine tuned..

    And for the climax they had cut the scene such and vijay rising from the sand and another scene where his father goes into the sand.. etc.. still the mother sentiment was pushing us to nausea..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Maybe the theatre owner cut the scenes to save on electricity cost.

    Was the theatre crowded? Where is it?

  94. Once upon a time, there was a guy who accidentally became a carpenter. One day, he was asked to remove a nail from a table where it got embedded accidentally. The carpenter removed the nail and earned some money from that. Unfortunately, the nail that he removed was swallowed by his son. The carpenter took his son to the doctor who told him that it would cost him a lot of money to remove the nail from his son. The carpenter saw that he did not have enough money, so he borrowed a lot of money and got the nail removed from his son. But he was now unable to repay the money. Unable to repay the money, he committed suicide. Seeing that he committed suicide, his wife and child also committed suicide.
    MORAL OF THE STORY: “Aaniya Pudunga Vendaam”
    Carpenter = Vijay
    Aani Pudungardhu = Acting
    Carpenter’s Son = Irrational Vijay Fans (Oxymoron?)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Nice.

    But not to worry…we will soon see reports of 100th Day Celebrations at Thenampatti or Cowsilampatti Theatre.

  95. more on my earlier post :

    This link explains the significance and how Tamil New Year and Hindu New Year is derived and how they are one and the same …..which ever way you look at it ….

    http://forumhub.mayyam.com/hub/viewlite.php?t=1767

    And this one talks about Karunanidhi nonsense …..about him consulting Tamil Scholars and changing the new year accordingly ….those scholars might be as dumb as Karunanidhi and his gang …a**h****

    “Now, the Govt has ordered the Hindu religious and Endowment Board not to conduct any special pooja on the day of Tamil New year bcos according to Karunanidhi,, its is not celeberated on April 13/14, but on Pongal day. ”

    “I suspect that those who endorsed the government’s renaming quest must all be DMK supporters. If this government can do this, it can also announce new names for all the 12 months after Periyar, Anna, Stalin, Azhagiri, Kanimozhi and so on,” – political commentator Cho S. Ramaswamy.

    http://offstumped.nationalinterest.in/2008/04/12/karunanidhis-assault-on-hindu-temples-unacceptable/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_New_Year

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Interesting. When the country has so many pressing problems, idiots like Karunai-Illadha-Nidhi and his cronies waste time on such nonsense.

    In the U.S., we have a similar time-wasting issue – abortion. Almost as divisive as the Hindu-Muslim issue in India.

    We think in a secular nation, the govt must have nothing to do with any religious institution be it the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board, the Wakf board or the TTD…

  96. Thanks for posting my previous comments…and sorry for my spelling/grammar mistakes as I was really busy to take care for all this in this ever complaining review blog…

    Well, after reading the review and cont..bad comments, I happ to see Villu yesterday in Kuala Lumpur! The theater had some 50ppl out of 150 capacities not a gr8 hit like “Sivaji”..ticket is only RM6/-(Wednesday offer) compared to other days of RM12/-

    Movie started with energizing MGR song to be brave…so I prepared myself to face it.(Is it a warning??!!)
    Vijay was introduced with colorful clothes fully covered, it look like that Vijay was standing without any clue to take that clothes away…later helped by villains to take those clothes. much improvement from Kuruvi’s introduction of Vijay from the sewage!!!
    I really loved that Vadivelu’s introduction with Michael Jackson’s song (I just can’t stop loving you…) but after sometime you really feel pity for Vadivelu to humiliate himself to the core for his useless comedy.
    Nayantara looks cool…she has slimmed down very much!(why you guys are not appreciating it??!!) Acted much better than Trisha whose expressions are too artificial…
    Vinayagar statue swimming…electric shock..a fighter running towards vijay and taking a cyle and running away is a real prabhu deva mark of film making…

    I like that Baba segal song very much…

    Overall, if you go to medical shop and ask for geometry box its your mistake…same way if you ask Prabhu deva to make movies like Slumdog mill…its a mistake too…
    We have estimated Prabhu deva/Vijay’s package so without expecting anything phenomenal I wud say this movie is like Pokiri..not boring like Kuruvi!

  97. Really this is stupid and foolish blog. You are not publishing my previous comments. you are bull shit. you are against vijay. Villu – Powerfullu. This film is rocking in UK and Malaysis and India too. Stop writing this nonsence. stupid guys.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Your last comment was deleted because you were just repeating yourself.

  98. i want ask something from u. r u a tamilian or englishman coz ur always praising hollywood actors and their film….if ur a guy who loves good quality films u never appreciate hollywood films or actors……..coz everyone know hollywood films are not good movies in terms of story ……..for good quality film u should watch some afghanisitan or rushian movies……..

    and how u criticise vijay’s dancce coz everyone agree that vijay is good dancer..and u told that vijay has to learn some good steps…..what u know about steps.say someones steps …….ur idiot person i have ever konw…..u stupid man simply criticising all movies ……..can u direct a movie and show me for example…….its very easy to criticise but it hard to get in practicle….u make good film and run that movie for 100 days then we all agree to ur waste review about villu…….if shout ur mouth……..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Get back to us when you learn to write a sentence straight.

    No, we do not praise all Hollywood movies. Look at our reviews of Seven Pounds, The Other End of the Line, Body of Lies, Righteous Kill, ….

    So, the next time you feel like keyboarding (i.e. typing a nonsensical comment), take a knife to your fingers.

  99. Watched the Movie in PJ State Kuala Lumpur.It was like 15 people were put into a room to die of sheer stupidity.

    Nearly wept when I saw 9thara’s outfits and facial expressions… awful comedy tracks especially the one with the cow,it was like watching a dumb TR movie.Ten years from now. my kids are gonna laugh their arse if they ever watch Vijay in this movie.

    Even the boys were making comments about 9thara’s dumb role and awesomely awful costumes.. try wearing victoria secret outfits in a village… its like wearing a bathing suit for a black tie affair…

    A bad movie is a bad movie. Regardless who the actor is. But when a Vijay movie is said to be bad I js don’t get it why automatically the person who criticize has to be an Ajith fan?? Who cares about who the actor is?? A rotten egg is a rotten egg.

    The movie ws simply horrible… except for the fact Vijay looked younger than what he is.

    But 9thara seruizly needs to go back to acting school, stop rebonding her hair,stop wearing La Senza lingerie for unnecessary scenes, and seruizly get some respect by showing that you can act. Sathyam , Aegan and now Villu ws not worth watching her…

    Saroja Devi looked awesome on big screen, I ws actually watching her and MGR than 9thara… Saroja’s features and classy looks ws an eye to watch than trashy 9thara…
    Dont waste money peepz…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: A bad movie is a bad movie. Regardless who the actor is. But when a Vijay movie is said to be bad I js don’t get it why automatically the person who criticize has to be an Ajith fan?? Who cares about who the actor is?? A rotten egg is a rotten egg.

    Well said.

  100. YOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHO EVER MADE THIS [trash talk] REVIEW HAS NO [trash talk] NO LIFE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    VILLU IS A ACTION PACKED MOVIE AND THE COMDEY IS SICK BUT JUST THE STORY LINE IS SHIT BUT YOU NOE WHAT, VETTAIKARAN IS GONNA BE SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I AGREE ABOUT THE AJITH FAN!!!!!!!!!

    AJITH SUCKS [deleted]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. S.I. : Maybe the theatre owner cut the scenes to save on electricity cost.

    I have heard that some local theaters do their own editing on removing songs and comedy sequences that they feel as unnecessary(?!!) to the movie.. of course given the nature of movies like villu the first time watcher wont even know there is something cut from the movie as most of its comedy and fight sequences are unnecessary.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: I have heard that some local theaters do their own editing on removing songs and comedy sequences that they feel as unnecessary(?!!) to the movie.. of course given the nature of movies like villu

    With Villu, the theatre owners should cut the whole movie except The End. The movie was so awful as to beggar belief.

    Wonder what the overall response is? (yes, yes, we know it’ll run for 100 days in Kovilpatti, Usilampatti or Kirkupalayam)

  102. —>Whatever06

    you watched it in pj state? i hope you won’t watch any vijay movie in theatre after this.. the same goes to simbu, ajith, danush and any actor with stupid punch dialogues and illogical stunts movies..

    • Talking about punch dialogues, I was reminded of this clipping.

      http://youtu.be/gLyYAvL3jFs

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Many many summers back, we met a villager who insisted that fights in English movies were real but fights in our movies were ‘duplicate’ or something to that effect. Honest!

  103. Funny to see people comparing Villu to Matrix.The Matrix Trilogy is a one of the most logical movies ever. The genius of English movies lie in the fact that they can even make improbable story lines realistic (remember Spielberg’s adaptation of Jurassic Park.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The only thing Villu is worth comparing to is BS.

  104. Just read reviews on a couple of latest tamil movie releases of top stars of the industry and am not surprised that most are unfavourable.

    The last couple of years are by far the worst, as some of the outputs could be termed unpalatable;songs and scenes are the pits. (Stopped seeing them, even the kids)

    Pathetically senseless violence loosely termed as action/adventure, cheap depictions of romance bordering on vulgarity and crudity,comedy leaning more towards buffoonery than humor to be even considered within acceptable limits seem to have become generally accepted principle ingredients of a movie to ensure mass appeal?

    Pandering to the hero’s ego and gross distortion is more like it.

    Decency and Class are totally lacking in today’s productions.

    In the name of machoism, the overdressed hero presents himself as an insolent bum and the underdressed heroine has little to do with the plot except to flaunt herself, be asinine and be demeaned by crude displays of ‘affection’ by the cocky hero and be dispensed with imediately after that while our hero, who eventually saves the day, takes care of business.

    Talk about this huge hang up about the female form, love scenes and kissing. Can’t understand why our movies make such a big deal out of it and it inadvertantly becomes an issue.

    Can’t imagine these are products of a country that has progressed by leaps and bounds. Money should not be the motivating factor, aesthetic values do count.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Well said.

    Most Indian movies are crap-shows.

  105. [Trash Talk]. villu rocks. daba [Trash Talk] review panadha. neee ajith fan iam correct. get out damid, [Trash Talk], paradbhudeva great director.vijay superstar.pera keta suma adhuradhula. ayirdhan soanalum vijay rules the cineworld. get out damid dnt review any cinemas bloddy [Trash Talk]

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: neee ajith fan iam correct

    Schmuck, read our reviews of Aegan and Billa.

  106. [Trash Talk]

  107. hi

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Bye.

  108. hi dude.. this is really a bad review! vijay is usuall entertainer,this movie’s story is not good.But vijay is done his best.. He had a capacity to cover audience without a story.. Like that villu is vijay’s movie

    [Trash Talk]

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Bad review or bad movie?

    Perhaps, you are confused. Villu was a piece of shit.

    2. You write above: He had a capacity to cover audience without a story

    Thanks for the joke. Villu lacked even a fig leaf of a credible story.

  109. Dude – happened to stumble on to this site while on the internet. Really hilarious reviews, every one of them and I have to agree all of them are probably absolutely true (I have not watched all the movies).

    Anything featuring Ajit or Vijay has to be tripe and unadulterated bu**sh*t. To call them actors is an insult to cinema.

    Share your thoughts on the bimbettes on the loose – Nayantara, Namitha etc.

    The only grouse I have is some of the inconsistencies on this site. I actually watched Pokiri and can’t believe you can have anything nice to say about it! Other than Asin’s looks (not acting mind you) the movie was the crappiest cow dung ever shot. It was all of the nice succinct captions you had for Vijay movies like “hellishly bad, revoltingly bad, awful” rolled into one.

    Likewise Dasavatharam stank more than horse manure and I can bet anything that most of the audience wanted that Asin character shot dead midway through the movie for her constant mindless nettling about the idol. After all that stupid vial had the power to destroy the world, how could something else be more important? But I see that you have mentioned her role is a bright spot.

    How come??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I have not watched all the movies.

    Consider yourself blessed. Tamil cinema has plumbed the depths of the dregs.

    Namitha? Can it get any worse than this?

    Ajith? That fella Ajith is a disgrace to the notion of cinema. He can’t act, he can’t dance. Heck, that guy can’t even walk straight.

    2. Regarding Pokiri, we wouldn’t be as effusive in our praise today.

    3. As for Asin in Dasasvatharam, perhaps we were trying desperately to salvage some saving graces. Or maybe our hormones were acting up. ;)

  110. I watched Villu (30 mins of it actually) in youtube yesterday n I already had enough.. MY GOD.. Wat were Vijay n Prabhudeva thinking when they made this movie.. IT SUCKS.. An intro fight scene n song has become a trademark of Vijay films.. The action SUCKED BIG TIME.. i was yawning for the most part.. Since Villu was directed by Prabhu, I had some hope that this would b a come back film for Vijay.. n needless to say, I was disappointed.. Vadivelu’s comedy was actually crude n irritating.. Though I had already read ur review.. I decided to watch it just to see how true u guyz were.. n I couldn’t even watch 30 mins of this CRAP A.K.A Villu… however did u see the whole movie.??

    Vijay’s last decent film was Pokkiri.. lets atleast hope Vettakaran would be decent.. if not.. i think its high time for our Ilayathalapathi to retire.. :P ..!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: however did u see the whole movie.??

    To think that we paid $12 to watch this piece of trash at that pathetic Movie City.

    Flop-thalapathi ought to hang his head in shame.

  111. why dont u guys like our ilayathalapathi’s villu
    he’s good only he canb dance fight and act
    then wat do u want? this is enough only to become superhero in tamil cinema
    it is a biggest hit in theni district u know

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: why dont u guys like our ilayathalapathi’s villu

    Read the Villu review again.

  112. stalina pathi thappa ezhudhadeenga
    kalaingar kochpaaru apparam unakunnu thaanna kashtam

  113. na enunganna neeenga indha padatha review panna koodathu
    kila ikura linkuku ponna
    andha madhiri oru comedya un lifele paathuka mattana
    angha aaloda*(avan ale kedayathu ) expressiona paarunganna apparam paarunganna unakee janni vandhaalum surprise illangananna, andhala pughazndhu ezhidikira commentayum paaruna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0iXYpHXWIA

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Stick to English. This is not a Tamil blog.

    The dance in your link is funny though. Some of the comments for the dance are hilarious. Example: don’t trust Oscars anymore.How the hell did they miss this genius. He’s THE ONE the whole movie world been waiting for… Never mind Sammy boy,Tamil Cinema is proud of you son!…

  114. vijay is the only superstar

    no body in holliwood can act like vijay da [trash talk]

    no can body can also dance and fighht like our thalaphi

    villu was a ok movie only may be noytt good as a ghilli but anyway it is the best movie of pongal

    [deleted] why r u not revoiewing padikkathavan and silambattam?they r only good movies no according to you?

    even they are some what good than that [trash talk] ajith he’s not a male at all [trash talk]. so i liked aegan review

    [trash talk] vijay pathi dont write wrong and nonsense abt vijay

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Vijay is one of the biggest Flops in the Tamil film industry. Flop-thalapathi would be a better name for this clown.

    Look at the pathetic quality of his movies – Kuruvi, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Villu. Plain awful.

  115. Take a look at this video..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZJhWP8F7xo&feature=related

    Vijay shows his anger towards someone(donno who.. a cleaner i think)..

    this happened during Vijay’s Villu interview..

    and i also don’t know if it was before or after the film’s release.!!!!

    oh n take a look at this too.. AFTER u see that one..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLkLRkwYFg

    IMO.. it was really funny.. :P

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Funny.

    Loose-Thalapathi.

    Villu was not a movie but an abomination.

  116. guys wat happened to danush’s polladavan or sarath kumar’s 1977.. and last but not the least silambattam from our little super( not but soo***)star simbu
    please i love ur blogs and im waiting to see the review of polladavan . i have seen the movie and have quite few strong points abt it.. please start a discussion abt polladavan.. pls dont ignore it even if u consider that a ultimate cooum dump.. because we’ve seen even more cooums like sathyam,villu,,aegan, ATMetc… so i guess we can bear it.. cant wait for the blog to get started… bye have a nice time…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We never got around to seeing Polladhavan…not sure if it made it to the East Coast.

  117. Hi,

    I loved ur movie reviews..both Tamil as well as Hindi.

    I liked this review because,all words are straight from the heart.i know how u feel after watching this movie..it’s 150 mins of torture which will surely test human temper (for sure). It’s a shame that for the past 2 years in Tamil films ,only I think around 5 to 6 movies are good movies..i.e.good storyline and decent acting. some of the movies are..
    1. Paruthiveeran (2007)
    2.Tamil M.A(2007)
    3. Polladavan (2007)
    3. Aanjathey(i think 2008 ,not sure)
    4. Subramaniyapuram(2008)..try to see these movies ,if u got the DVD’s.

    I’m waiting for the review of this films..out of this five i thought Paruthiveeran and Tamil MA are very good movies..it’s very hard to hear that around 120 tamil movies has been released every year.

    So out of this 3 good films means the overall percentage of watchable tamil films is 2.5%.the remaining movies are total crap.

    It’s a pity that tamil movies are still using the same old formula which have worked in 1960’s or 1970’s.

    I think it will take another another 50 yrs for Tamil industry to double the ratio (5%) of good movies in a year.

    I’m waiting for ur reviews of above mentioned movies..to u guys, really i want to ask this question..Are all Tamil movies really have an Editor?..otherwise villu’s screen length will be 3 mins..(for credits)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I think it will take another another 50 yrs for Tamil industry to double the ratio (5%) of good movies in a year.

    Now, that’s being too optimistic.

    To fix a problem, you’ve first got to acknowledge that a problem exists and then look for solutions. The clowns in Kollywood do not even believe that a problem exists.

    So, it’s going to be a long while before we see any relief from the bozos, either in Kollywood or Bollywood.

    2. Unfortunately none of the movies in your list is available at the movie rental service we subscribe to – Netflix.

  118. hi,thanks for posting my comments..have u ever heard a name of the tamil movie, ‘YARRUKU YARO’?..or see the visuals of the movie in you tube..if not then click the following link http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=yarruku+yaro&aq=f… Warning: it’s probably the crappiest movie ever made in Tamil industry..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Someone posted a link the other day. Weird.

  119. I saw Villu the other day…when I noticed the comment written by someone below one of the villu videos on youtube..I couldnt stop laughing…it said Villu is a Lollu Sabha version of Billa…I couldnt agree more :-)

  120. Some one sent me a video of Vijay getting really really pissed at someone during a press conference, was really taken a back and prabhu deva was seen sitting next to him. I’m only guessing its Villu press conference.(Not sure its before or after the movie was released) SI:You guys should check out the video in You Tube.

    He really lost his cool, but the videos were edited and many didn’t even have the tiniest idea why he yelled and to whom he yelled. But the comment below the videos were very abusive.

    Foul languages are being used and all of sudden Ajith’s name is being dragged.These actors should clear up the air that they don’t have any issues amongst them , simply because at this rate, tamilians all over the world especially the scary kinda of Ajith Vijay fans are cussing and cussing and using derogatory remarks on each other.

    Shame on those small group of people, grow up. People are dying of hunger, poverty in India , losing jobs, AIDS epidemic is increasing and all they could do is talk smack about each other. Very disappointing and pathethic.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ve seen the video you are referring to.

    Another flop and Vijay will have to become a shouter at a bus-stand – Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Mayavaram, Tiruchi, Ulundurpet, Villupuram, yeru, yeru vandi kalambathu…Right, Right.

    BTW, we give these mediocre clowns far too much importance.

  121. Your reviews are interesting. Though you seem to be explicitly frank in your word usage for reviewing the films, I can find honesty in your reviews. I wont tear ‘Villu’ apart as much as you have done but couldnt disagree on quite a few parts.

    FMI (for my information), which is the best film that you’ve reviewed (can you provide the link to it)?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Your reviews are interesting….I can find honesty in your reviews

    Thanks.

    Not sure if you are asking for our favorite film or favorite review.

    We have many favorite films but no favorite reviews.

    2. You write: Though you seem to be explicitly frank in your word usage

    You scatophagous scumbag, do you think we forgot the foul words you used against us in your comment (which we deleted) on May 4, 2008.

    And you now have the audacious temerity to talk about our explicit language.

    F*** off and don’t ever show your face here again.

  122. Dear Reviewer,

    I watched Villu on a DVD expecting nothing more than a pile of garbage. Your review is more than true!

    BTW it would be more useful if you could avoid using some non-English words … I understand n-E words add more power to the tone that you use but an average reader would find it difficult to comprehend.

    Keep posting good reviews.

    Peace!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Keep posting good reviews.

    Amen.

  123. can’t wait for review of the upcoming vijay movie ‘vetaikaran’.. am 99% sure that vetaikaran will be another flop..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: am 99% sure that vetaikaran will be another flop..

    We have a feeling Vettaikaran will crush Avatar both in the U.S. and in India. ;)

    James Cameron must be pissing in his pant now. :(

  124. i presume you’re not gonna watch Vettaikaran on the first day (or will you?) i’ll only watch it after reading your review…but tbh, im not very fussed about it, because i saw a clip of a song, and i didn’t know whether to laugh or cry…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSvxQEdMM4M

    just to comment on that clip, vijay hasn’t got the ‘style’ of Rajini, the ‘good-looks’ of Surya, or the ‘dancing-talent’ of Prabhu Deva, so i really don’t know why he is doing such things…

    anyways, do you watch French films? if you do, i would recommend the films ‘Jules et Jim’ and ‘Tell No One’ (actual name is ‘Ne Le Dit A Personne’)…both are really good movies and have good reviews…esp ‘jules et jim’, it was hailed by critics as one of the greatest films of all time…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: i presume you’re not gonna watch Vettaikaran on the first day (or will you?)

    We are not gonna watch Velaykaran oops Vettaikaran on the first day or any other day.

    Just not worth it. That moron Vijay is just not worth it if you go by his horrible track record of the last few years.

    2. You write: just to comment on that clip, vijay hasn’t got the ‘style’ of Rajini, the ‘good-looks’ of Surya, or the ‘dancing-talent’ of Prabhu Deva, so i really don’t know why he is doing such things…

    But Vijay has got the ‘ishstyle’ of a red-bottomed Korangu (monkey). ;)

    His last three movies Villu, Kuruvi and Azhagiya Tamil Magan were utter garbage.

    3. You write: anyways, do you watch French films? if you do, i would recommend the films ‘Jules et Jim’ and ‘Tell No One’ (actual name is ‘Ne Le Dit A Personne’)

    Yes, we do occasionally. Both in theaters and on DVD.

    We watched Tell No One last year at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre in downtown Manhattan (they get nice arthouse movies at the Landmark Sunshine). Here’s the review: Tell No One – Gorgeous Movie . It’s now on Netflix Instant Play as well.

    We’ll watch Jules et Jim next week. Will likely be our first François Truffaut film. Will be available on Netflix Instant Play from 12/21/09.

  125. today i saw this movie villu on television & i nearly lost my sanity!!

    what a frigging nightmare!!

    it seems directors are bereft of any creativity at this point!!

    sad :-(

    they are taking a crappy 4 decades old story, mixing some hopelessly banal comedy scenes lacking nice dialogues, amateurish stunt scenes & bad music & try to call it as a movie & expect fans to receive it warmly!!

    Nayantara’s role in the entire movie was sheer nonsense