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Apr 012010

(Via iPhone)

It’s 9.28PM ET and the intermission.

Folks, Paiya is disappointing.

Same ol’ boring shit.

Nothing different from what we’ve seen in a 1,000 different movies.

Karthi is pleasing, of course.

Tamannah is alright.

The third song on the screen now. Adada Mazhada.

Karthi can’t dance.


Back home now.

Working on the full review.

Will have it up soon.

Bottom line: Disgusting

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We were delighted thrilled to see Karthi in Selvaraghavan’s charmer Aayirathil Oruvan.

At last, a fella in Kollywood who can spell the word acting.

The fella can teach a thing or two about acting to his older brother Surya, sister-in-law Jyothika and even to his old man Jillu Jillu Gullu Gullu Sivakumar.

So it’s no surprise that we’re in the theater now waiting for Karthi’s new film Paiya to start.

Yes, we’ve listened to all the Paiya songs more than once:

The pleasing Thuli Thuli; the fast-paced Poongatre Poongatre with the heavy beats; the prosaic Adada Mazhaida; Suthude Suthude with its suggestion of an inebriated Karthi; and En Kadhal Solla with its interesting lyrics.

If you pressed us hard, we might confess that we like En Kadhal Solla best of all.

What we’ve read here and there suggests Paiya is a romantic film.

By the way, Tamanna plays the female lead opposite Karthi.

Paiya is directed by Lingusamy, the bozo who gave us the Vikram starrer Bheema.

There are about 50 people in the theater for the opening show at a theater on the East Coast.

Our hopes are high and we’re gonna be mighty pissed to be let down.

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Apr 012010

Since we’ve been in a French mood for the last couple of weeks, we followed up A Prophet with Battle of Algiers and two more FrenchiesRead My Lips and The Crimson Rivers.

Both Read My Lips and Crimson Rivers are nice movies but Read My Lips is without doubt the superior movie.

* Read My Lips: Directed by Jacques Audiard (also the director of A Prophet), Read My Lips is a pleasing film about what happens when a stressed out deaf, single secretary at a Paris construction firm hires an ex-convict as her assistant.

A work of beauty with an off-beat story, this is a must watch film marked by a solid performance from Emmanuelle Devos as the secretary Carla and ably supported by Victor Cassel as her assistant.

* The Crimson Rivers: This is a crime movie featuring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel as two cops chasing a vicious serial killer in a small university town in the French Alps.

We could guess the identity of the killer but the ending, though, still turned out to be bizarre.

Reno is not unfamiliar to both American and Indian audiences. We’ve seen him alongside Robert De Niro in Ronin and as the assassin in Leon (remade by our Bollywood bozos as Bichoo).

Apr 012010

Telugu film actor star Allu Arjun woke up this morning to find pee flowing all over his face.

No comprende?

You see, Allu Arjun’s latest crap-show Varudu is at the receiving end of critics’ ire.

Here’s what a sample of Indian movie critics had to say on Varudu (sure, some of them do note some positive points but the tone seems to us to be critical):


It is a laudable thought to come up with a presentation of an authentic Telugu wedding but the difference between a thought and getting it onto the screen is like chalk and cheese which is evident here. Gunasekhar has missed the way to do ‘Varudu’ impressively…..

Gunasekhar failed not just in the narration but also in conveying anything to the audience. His focus to bring about visual appeal looked more but he neglected the fundamentals like a strong script, deep content, and attention towards details. Cinematic liberties were used to the fullest and there were some absolutely ridiculous scenes which perplexed the audience at many points. Gunasekhar has always been revered as a brand and not just a director but it is with regret that he has lost it…and that too big time.


The posters and trailers of Varudu evoked lots of expectations and hype. However, all the expectations were proved wrong with the director once again utterly failed in translating his ideas on the screen properly….Despite a lavish spending, the film failed to give anything worth to the audiences, nor it had a good message that traditional marriages are the need of the hour. Continue reading »