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Jul 152011
 




Deiva Thirumagal has the odious perversion of not merely being stolen (from the 2001 Hollywood film I Am Sam) but also the dubious distinction of being a downright trashy movie.

Too Hard for Vikram

Folks, one of the biggest disappointments of Deiva Thirumagal is Vikram’s mediocre acting.

Truth be said, Vikram is not even a millionth as effective as Sean Penn was in the Hollywood original.

For his jaw-dropping performance in I Am Sam, Sean Penn won an Oscar nomination. The man is a delight to watch for pulling off a remarkable performance in a difficult role, a feat that surely is still spoken of in hushed tones.

The best that can be said of Vikram’s performance in Deiva Thirumagal is that he pees all over himself.

Vikram just does not have the acting chops to pull off the role of a mentally handicapped father, one with the mental age of a six-year-old.

In scene after scene, Vikram’s mannerisms appear grossly affected and not one-bit convincing.

And that is a mighty shame!

Same Story

* In both movies, the principal protagonist is a mentally handicapped man raising his normal young daughter alone, then having the daughter forcibly taken away from him and how his feisty lawyer helps to restore the girl to him through a tough court battle. In Deiva Thirumagal, the mentally handicapped person is Krishna (Vikram) and in the Hollywood original I Am Sam it’s Sam (Sean Penn).

Besides the above overarching common story-line, there are several other similarities for Deiva Thirumagan to be anything but a shamelessly stolen copy of I Am Sam.

* In both movies, the handicapped man works in the food business (coffee shop in I Am Sam and chocolate factory in Deiva Thirumagal).

* In both movies, the handicapped man is reminded to go to hospital to meet his wife who’s in labor.

* In both movies, the handicapped man’s wife disappears from the scene soon after the little girl is born.

* In both movies, the handicapped man plays bedtime games with his daughter.

* In both movies, the little girl asks simple questions for which the mentally handicapped father has no answers.

* In both movies, our handicapped hero has four mentally handicapped friends.

* In both movies, there’s a helpful neighbor woman who gives tips to the handicapped man in raising the kid.

* In both movies, the four handicapped friends pitch in money at the shoe store when the handicapped hero falls short of money to buy school shoes for his daughter.

* In both movies, the lawyer for the handicapped man is initially reluctant to take up the case but subsequently relents.

* In both movies, the four handicapped friends come to court to testify in the custody dispute.

* In both movies, the handicapped man is forced to take the stand in the court battle and gets badgered by the opposition attorney during cross examination.

* In both movies, the opposition attorney raises the question how an adult man with the mental age of six can take care of his five year old daughter and how he will supervise the growth of his kid daughter into an adult woman.

* In both movies, the handicapped man gives up the custody of the child in the interests of her need for a motherly figure and better education.

* In both movies, the handicapped man gives a list of daily schedule of his daughter to the foster mother – 7:00 a.m big glass of milk; 7:30 a.m – breakfast, 8:00 a.m. shower, 8:30 a.m. school….

* In both movies, the school kids make fun of the young girl’s father.

* In both movies, the handicapped hero falls off the steps with a small bag in his hand.

Deiva Thirumagan’s writer and director Vijay, one of the biggest thieves in Kollywood, has made some minor changes to the story-line in a desperate, futile effort to avoid charges of plagiarism.

But in making the changes, Vijay makes a complete ass of himself, particularly in the end where the opposition lawyer (played horribly by Nasser) essentially surrenders the case to the defense lawyer (Anushka).

The comedy track centering around Santhanam draws some laughs now and then but is a silly distraction from the central theme of the movie – that of a mentally handicapped man’s struggle to regain custody of his young daughter.

The clumsy grotesquerie that make up the court room scenes in Deiva Thirumagan is an embarrassment to Indian cinema. Surely, this must be the nadir of Nasser’s long career in South Indian films.

Anushka is Hopeless

Anushka Shetty plays the role that Michelle Pfeiffer essays in the Hollywood original.

Completely clueless, Anushka goes about wearing a frown and acting like a nitwit for most of the film. As if that’s a badge of honor indicating great acting prowess.

It’s really hard to find a parallel to such poor acting in recent Tamil movies.

Au contraire, in the Hollywood original Michelle Pfeiffer brings great verve and energy to her role of the caffeinated lawyer struggling to balance family, motherhood and her job.

That as inept an actress Anushka made it into this film is yet another indicator of the near-bankruptcy of talent plaguing Tamil cinema.

Sara – No Dakota Fanning

Sara, who plays the young tot Nila, is by no stretch of imagination anywhere near the talented Dakota Fanning.

But by Indian movie standards where child actors are plain unwatchable, Sara does an alright job.

Amala Paul – Decent

Amala Paul has too short a role in the film to make much of an impact but acquits herself in the limited screen-time allotted to her.

The Mynaa girl has some acting skills in her and could go places with a right script and by working with the right director.

But a few more films with jokers like this director Vijay and she can kiss her career goodbye.

Bottom Line – Garbage

There’re no redeeming elements in Deiva Thirumagal.

Zilch. Nada. Zip.

Not the central character’s acting, not the music and most certainly not the stolen+butchered story.

No, we do not buy the argument that Vikram was unaware that the story of Deiva Thirumagan was stolen from I Am Sam.

The greedy Judas just did not care because he thinks Tamil movie fans are ignoramuses who can easily be bamboozled and will lap up any nonsense dished out to them!

Tamil film fans who spend their hard earned money in hopes of an entertaining hour or two deserve better than this rubbish a.k.a. Deiva Thirumagal.

Folks, do not even consider seeing this rotten stolen trash a.k.a. Deiva Thirumagal. Life is too short to be wasted on such junk.

Related Stories:
I am Sam Review – Will Vikram Pee All Over Himself?
Deiva Thirumagal – Disaster at Box Office

  105 Responses to “Deiva Thirumagal – Rotten, Stolen Trash”

  1. Aha Enna Rusi!

    Ithai thaan naan ethirparthein!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Must have released in your country too because they’re talking of a W I D E release for this film.

  2. Even “I am Sam” wasn’t great.. long and meandering.. so this must surely be unwatchable.

    I heard that Aaranya Condom and Azhagarsami Kudhirai are good.. haven’t watched them.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Compared to Sean Penn, Vikram is the dust on Penn’s shoes.

    We wouldn’t call I am Sam a gem of a movie. By God, certainly not.

    It has its good moments and it has its awkward moments.

    The script is sloppy in part, the court room scenes are ridiculous, the little girl sometimes talks in a grownup tone and the movie tends to drag in the second half.

    But it’s still an eminently watchable film.

    Source: http://www.searchindia.com/2011/05/25/i-am-sam-review-will-vikram-pee-all-over-himself/

    • I think Muni Andy Next time if you comment like this i will [Trash Talk].

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      No trash talk against other commenters!

    • Muny andy [Trash Talk]….Your [Trash Talk] you dont have right to comment on vikram… Your name shows you are from village so you dont know about good cinema…

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You have every right to disagree with Muni Andy, Sori Andy, Kadi Andy and all other Yandys and Yaunties….but we don’t want to see such filthy language from you ever again.

      Comprende? :(

      • Abu, [Trash Talk]….You [Trash Talk]. Even Anniyan and Sethu were over-rated [Trash Talk]

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Way to go! ;)

        • Did you see the netflix price change from sep.. I am definitely dropping the DVD plan.. thank you redbox..

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          How could WE miss it.

          Mad as hell, we tell ya. Motherf*#$*&**^ have increased the price by 60% without providing any extra benefits.

          We might cancel streaming and keep the DVD option alone. Or ditch the whole thing on Sep. 1.

          The problem with Red Box is that their collection is so anemic.

          And the Blockbuster stores are closing in our area. Soon, the nearest Blockbuster store will be some 40 or 50 miles away.

          BTW, the Blockbuster kiosks have started showing up in our area but some of their new movies like Cedar Rapids are expensive ($2.99 or $3.99) not all $1.02 like RedBox.

          So, at the end of the day can we really pull the plug on NFLX even though we’re pissed off at those motherf*%@&)s.

          • Movies don’t interest me any more as they used to do before.. so it may not be tough for me to ditch NFLX.

            Haven’t watched King’s Speech yet :(. Social Network, Salt etc. are still on my DVR unwatched. Have completely abandoned Tamil movies.
            I have ventured into the gaming world more than before.. Based on the scores.. – they provide higher entertainment value than most movies.
            http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/ps3/metascore?view=condensed
            Vs
            http://www.metacritic.com/browse/movies/score/metascore/all?sort=desc%20&tag=supplementary-nav;item;7

            Speaking of scores, the new HP movie seems to gotten better acclaim than its predecessors.

            You said sometime back that you are planning to move away from cable TV. Dish Network may be a good option. I have a 40$ (including taxes and DVR charges etc.) / month. You can add an additional 1 TB HDD to the DVR and store plenty of movies that you can watch later. I believe you will get a introductory offer at a much lower rate and then you can switch to the cheapest plan..
            And order PPV movies whenever you feel like watching newer movies. They are pretty awesome on HD. You’d probably need to upgrade your TV to 1080p to enjoy them to the fullest.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            1. We’ve almost stopped watching all TV now, except NDTV and the shrieking breathless clowns on Times Now via Roku when there’s some big news.

            Even that we do so mostly on the iPad 2 these days (at a cost equal to a 1080p TV!). As we type this, the peerless Shammi Kapoor is ‘singing’ one of our old favorites Badan Pe Sitaare (nearly a million views on YouTube) on NDTV.

            2. Regarding Games, we toyed with the idea a couple of years back but then decided against it to avoid spreading ourselves completely thin. As it is, SI is kinda unfocused (has its pluses and minuses).

            3. As for Tamil movies, most are horrendous trash. Ditto with Hindi films.

            As we’ve said ad nauseum, any place else but India these jokers would be laughed off the screen or hauled off to prison for stealing.

            We’re considering getting out of Indian movie reviews and doing other stuff.

          • Netflix – I will most likely switch to the DVD only plan or pull the plug. Paying so many $s more for no additional value is utter waste.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            DVD-only plan is the only viable option.

            RedBox & Blockbuster are far too anemic in their stock.

          • Qwikster?! I don’t what that controller is.. next to the popcorn in
            http://qwikster.com/soon2.jpg

          • nevermind.. it is going to carry games too.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            That should make you happy!

          • yes!!!.. depending on the price/plan, I may become a Qwikster member..

            As you may have read, there is a beavis-que dopehead owning the “Qwikster” twitter account now.. he has got 10k followers in 1 day.
            http://twitter.com/#!/Qwikster

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Yeah, much ado about nothing.

            The media focus on nonsense and trivia like that Qwikster Twitter account is getting on our nerves.

            The obsessive iPhone 5 coverage has gone beyond all rationality. :(

          • What are the idiots at netflix thinking.. Just realized that Blockbuster already offers DVD/BR/Games for 11.99.. And they also have in-store returns (although the nearest store is 5 miles away – there was one much closer, but 5 miles is not bad)..

            I will give their free trial a whirl once Uncharted 3 is released.

            Massive screw-up by NFLX.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            That’s what monopolists do after Blockbuster got BlockBusted! :(

            Blockbuster’s death (well, almost) has emboldened NFLX.

            Our nearest Blockbuster store is about 35 miles away.

            All we now have are the RedBox and Blockbuster kiosks. Plus the county library video collection for what it’s worth! :(

          • SI: We’re considering getting out of Indian movie reviews and doing other stuff.

            not a bad idea… can review world movies (the good ones). everywhere there’s trash.. right..

            idea: go on a road trip and write a book on it.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            After sitting for over 300,000 miles (5-lakh plus km) in front of a steering, hate the thought of driving. :(

          • Hi,
            Do you have a private channel code for NDTV and Times Now on Roku ?

            thanks…

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Sweetie, just add Yupp TV to your Roku Channels on the TV.

            You’ll automatically get a code on your TV screen, then go to YuppTV.com/roku on the PC and add it there (at least, this is how we remember doing it).

            You get NDTV, Times Now, ET (Economic Times), and a bunch of other Indian channels on Roku. Good quality.

            If you have iPad, download Yupp TV app from the Apple App Store. You can also get NDTV Live on iPad by downloading the NDTV app for iPad (but quality is not good for the NDTV iPad app).

  3. We liked Michelle Pfeiffer as Rita Harrison – particularly her expressions – while she screams – “call home, hommeee..” to the voice recognition system which always fails to make it and calls office, when she she tries to get close with her son whom she ignored, when she tries to make others believe that she undertakes pro-bono work, when she prepares people to testify, etc.

    Although it was a fine performance overall, Sean penn looked a bit inappropriate – when he laughs out loud, holding a pair of shoes for the kid at the shop. And we felt really annoying during the scene – where sam reads from the menu – ‘you can have your favorite breakfast all day’ and demands for his favorite breakfast (french pancakes) as in IHOP in a different place – the child looks clueless with an expressionless face (that says a lot). I mean, that is, a real performance – by Sean penn and the kid.

    SearchIndia.com Responds::

    Hey, what’s with the “We”

    You’re trespassing on SI’s ishtyle. :(

    • Ha ha.

      Few of us watched this movie together. Hence, ‘we’.

      By the way, I just learnt that the habit of using of ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ is found mostly in the people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (commonly, multiple personality disorder).

      For ex., look at her symptoms – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel#Legacy

      Yesterday, I watched the movie – Exorcism of Emily rose, which was based on this real incident above.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: Yesterday, I watched the movie – Exorcism of Emily rose, which was based on this real incident above.

      Who Cares Who Killed Emily Rose

      • i remember watching emily rose on christmas eve 2006,just about wanted to smash the damn dvd with a sledgehammer….unfortunately it(dvd) had to be back the day after christmas

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        What was wrong with Emily Rose?

        • the person or the movie? im saying i wanted to smash the dvd…NOT the real emily rose,who i think suffered from epilepsy

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          What was wrong with the movie?

          • did you have a blindfold on and mute the tv when you watched it?”what was wrong with it”?

            1.compared to the original exorcist movie,this was just plain dumb

            2.the plot made no sense compared with the original exorcist and its two sequels

            3.while the other exorcism movies scared people back into church,this movie just scared people from going to the movies (not because the movie was scary)

            4. I would sooner believe in the fictional (while i admit it was based on supposedly true events, they changed the name and a few other things) character and the fictional (again supposedly based on true events) exorcism and demonic possession in the original exorcist from the 70′s,than believe in the real (name and person) “exorcism” of that “emily rose”! since i remember back in grade school of one of the local father’s being arrested for a similar thing,this was obviously blown out of proportion. More on that later.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Can’t remember much of the original Exorcist now.

          • my dad had the book which the movie was based off of,unfortunatly he gave it away to a friend shortly before they stopped publishing it.

          • Off-topic: Exorcism of Emily rose was not supposed to be a real-horror movie, but it is just a film based on true events in the life of Anneliese Michel from Germany, who died of starvation and dehydration due to continued Exorcism. Especially the court trial room events and arguments explain how a demonic possession is perceived in a Medical world and try to provide scientific views on the behaviours exhibited by the ‘possessed’ girl.

            For ex – Different voices by her during exorcism – being explained by the activation of secondary vocal cords under abnormal psychotic conditions. Her weird positions and behaviours as if being pushed by a demon – were explained by convulsions resulting from epilepsy. Speaking in different languages during exorcism – was being explained by her early knowledge of languages like Ancient Greek, latin and hebrew during her training, etc. Those things were really interesting. It DID have a nice screenplay to hook us to the screen.

            But, what was unsatisfactory in the movie is – it did not take either of routes completely scary / completely scientific. It did not explain how the doctor who comes forward to testify dies of an accident. It did not explain the demonic events faced by the lady advocate and the priest. I think those things were added only to spice it up little bit. And the final statement by the advocate – starting “I’m a woman of doubts” was cheesy and not convincing.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            We can barely recollect the film. Maybe, time to rewatch it.

          • BTW demon is a christianized form of “deamon” which meant a benevolent entity until the christians came and corupted it like they did with the god seth.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(classical_mythology)

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Your link says Daemons are good or benevolent “supernatural beings between mortals and gods,” – Sounds like an apposite definition of SI, doesn’t it?

          • quite so yes

          • Nice info.

  4. I think this website is owned by actor surya. So only the reviewer showing these much disrespect to vikram.

    Please if you dont know how to review please dont do it.

    I think the reviewer from village dont know how to review….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I think this website is owned by actor surya.

    You are 100% right.

    We confess that Surya Sivakumar is a secret investor in SearchIndia.com. But, please, let’s keep that a secret between just the two of us, shall we.

    To prove that SearchIndia.com is owned by Surya, we offer the following reviews as solid evidence:

    1. Singam Review – Sin to Watch Such Trash

    2. Aadhavan Review – Sickening Piece of Shit

    3. Ayan Review – Aiyo, Sori Padam

    4. Vaaranam Aayiram Review – Cooum Dump

    Any one who reads the above four reviews will not have the least shred of doubt that Surya is indeed the owner of SearchIndia.com, right?

    Abuhameed, Caput tuum in ano est.

    BTW, why do you ignore the fact Vikram and Deiva Thirumagal director Vijay are partners in crime and thieving swines. We’ve provided ample evidence in the above review that Deiva Thirumagal is nothing but stolen shit.

  5. People from villages would not possess good knowledge on world cinemas or good knowledge on anything? Shows how extremely-ignorant one can be :( Such a statement is as blithering as saying – all Muslims are terrorists.

    By the way, I loved the word ‘Canis filius’ from the above link – sounding like a botanical name for something, it means – son of a ‘beach’ ;-)

  6. off-topic: I logged in to share an interesting fact. May be, you were aware of this already.

    Just came through this picture in another link, and I realized what it meant.

    http://www.fasena.de/courage/images/021.jpg

    People are performing a nazi salute (supposedly for Fuhrer – Hitler, or some other official of higher rank.) and the man encircled is not doing it. I thought, it was a funny photograph at first, and decided to a search on google image – which now provides the feature of searching similar images through images [awesome, really. Hail google!]. And it pulled up articles related to this image.

    The man who is not performing the salute was – “August Landmesser”.

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

    He was found guilty of dishonor to the race, and was imprisoned.

    Further details: http://www.fasena.de/courage/english/5a.htm

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Two books make for interesting reading and argue that the vast majority of Germans were willing supporters of Nazism

    * Hitler’s Willing Executioners:

    [T]he vast majority of ordinary Germans were as the title indicates “willing executioners” in the Holocaust because of a unique and virulent “eliminationist antisemitism” in the German identity, which had developed in the preceding centuries. Goldhagen argued that this “eliminationist antisemitism” was the cornerstone of German national identitiy, that this type of antisemitism was unique to Germany and because “eliminationist antisemitism”, ordinary Germans killed Jews willingly and happily. Goldhagen asserted that this special mentality grew out of medieval attitudes from a religious basis, but was eventually secularized.

    Source: Wiki profile of Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen

    * Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State
    by Gotz Aly

    http://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-Beneficiaries-Plunder-Racial-Welfare/dp/product-description/1844672174

    So, the point is that common citizens are as responsible for the destruction wrought by War and other bad policies like Holocaust, Loan Melas, Fake Police Encounters and the like.

    We often blame just the leadership or the military or the police for the harmful/bad policies. That is wrong.

    For instance, Fake Police Encounters happen with monotonous regularity in India because the people want it.

    Comprende?

    • The point of above comment was to talk about an “August Landmesser”. Just an interesting event (perhaps, not-so-interesting event) that he did “not salute” the nazi way, remained calm, he was imprisoned later, then it was photographed and became a noteworthy figure.

      I doubt you really looked into the links (especially image and wiki) provided.

      Where came the argument if people really were happy cracking the skulls of jews or not, when it is so obvious.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: I doubt you really looked into the links (especially image and wiki) provided.

      Of course we did. How long does it take to look at a picture, read a two-para Wiki profile or four-bullet points?

      Has no one told you that NRIs read faster. ;)

      BTW, our previous response was not obiter dicta.

      Also, keep in mind that SI’s mission is not merely to entertain the unwashed masses but to educate them as well. A hard, thankless job, the latter, if you ask us. :(

      • “SI: Has no one told you that NRIs read faster”

        I understood how long it takes for you to read – when it took almost an hour for my “comments” to get published after I posted. ;)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You write: I understood how long it takes for you to read – when it took almost an hour for my “comments” to get published after I posted.

        That is because after a lousy Indian meal outside we had a rare siesta today. Ergo, it took long for all comments to be processed, not just yours.

        See, this one took just a minute or two.

    • the nazi salute was originally called”roman salute” and it was done for thousands(well at least hundreds) of years,hell even americans did it until we entered WW2, see Wikipedia’s page on roman salute for more info

  7. @SI: You write: “Not the central character’s acting, not the music and most certainly not the stolen+butchered story.”

    But, I feel you may have over looked the music because, the fact that the plot of the movie is a direct lift from “I am Sam” pissed you off.

    I felt the BGM and RR were good, the theme music personally appealed to me very much and I felt it to be very haunting music.

    Saw the picturisation of the first song “Varudhe enakku paappa” – It was picturised well and the camera work showed the hills in good light. The camera man Nirav shah is one of the best in business.

    Meanwhile, “The Hindu” has good things to say about the movie:
    http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article2233163.ece?homepage=true

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But, I feel you may have over looked the music because, the fact that the plot of the movie is a direct lift from “I am Sam” pissed you off.

    Not merely the plot but plenty of frame by frame lifts (we’ve cited several of them in the above review).

    We didn’t think much of the Varudhe Ennnaku Papa song or its picturization either.

    Further, a mentally handicapped man with the brain of a six-year-old suddenly bursting into a song seemed plain ludicrous to us.

    • Well, actually I’m a bit curious here and my question may even be silly.

      How can a mentally handicapped guy with the brain of a six-year-old become a father of a child? Because, after all, he can only think and act like a six-year-old kid.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Other than saying that some ‘actions’ don’t require thinking, we’ll leave it to more fertile minds to explore this topic further. ;)

  8. Director Vijay’s responses to an interview:

    How do you choose the script for your movies?

    I first think of the plot, then the screenplay and then the characters. I strongly believe in content and so always go for a good script. I like to portray human values in my films and choose the script accordingly.”

    Is Deiva Thirumagal based on the English movie I am Sam starring Sean Penn?

    Only the character is inspired by that film, not the story. Deiva Thirumagal is about love being more important than anything else. It deals with retardation.”

    Source: http://www.rediff.com/movies/slide-show/slide-show-1-south-interview-with-vijay/20110714.htm

    Note: Not the story. Ha ha ha.

    What is the big deal in giving credits to original thinkers, get copyrights and directing the movie?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Director Vijay = Thirutu Nai

    With Vikram;s connivance, the shameless thieving swine Vijay has done several frame by frame lifts

  9. Indian public have a totally different view on what good acting is – I think that’s why movies out of India are so pathetic.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Indian public is too dazzled by the stars to pay attention to anything else.

  10. I don’t care what this crap is.

    I saw a promo, and stayed away as far as I could.

    Why’d you guys even bother watching it?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Why’d you guys even bother watching it?

    That’s the question we’ve been asking ourselves for the last four days! :(

    • Can you review ‘Main aisa hi hoon‘ … another remake of “I’m sam”, that will make you sing paeans about the Indian artistry, and entertain the blog readers… spoiler.. the lawyer marries sam.. so battle won.!!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Just checked Netflix.

      Main Aisa Hi Hoon shows up in the Netflix database but they don’t carry it now. You can only ‘Save‘ the movie but not rent the DVD or stream it.

      Sorry, sweetie!

  11. It seems the name Vijay is synonymous with Thiruutu nai be it the Director [Deleted]…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We deleted the latter part of your comment because you’ve not provided any supporting evidence.

  12. Well the whole Tamil community knows abt it.

    No evidence required to justify it.

    I guess but I’ll still try to provide you some links which has the complete list..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    When you make a strong charge against an individual, it should be based on supporting evidence.

    In the director Vijay’s case, it’s clear he is a Thirutu Nai based on a viewing of the two movies and the similarities.

    But in the other person’s case, we need strong strong evidence.

    • Badri was a copy of Aamir Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, which itself was probably a copy.

      Ghilli, Pokkiri etc. are copies of Telugu movies.

      I doubt if any of his movies are copied from non-Indian films.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      From one Indian movie to another (Telugu to Tamil as in Pokiri or Hindi to Tamil as in the upcoming Osthi/Dabanng, we’d assume they’re usually re-makes involving payment of money to the original producer.

      There’s no way Arbaaz Khan is going to let Osthi be made without getting some $$.

      But when it comes to foreign movies, Indians merrily steal – Deiva Thirumagan, Ghajini, Murder 2, Zinda, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin ad infinitum.

      • That is quite true… Sajid Khan stole “You Me and Dupree”, “Meet My Parents”, “Kaadhalaa Kaadhalaa”, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” and who knows what! to make “Housefull”. The producer for Kaadhalaa Kaadhalaa chased him down.

        http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/housefull-hindi-movie-remade-from-kadhala-kadhala-complains-the-producer/

        I think they settled it for 1 Cr finally.

      • By the way, a must needed cultural event was needed for the people in Madurai and this is how they chose to spend their time.

        http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news-1/jul-11-03/vijay-18-07-11.html

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Just you wait, one of these days the Chicago Online Vijay Fans will convene for the first time at the Aurora Balaji Temple. ;)

        Vijay is just laying the foundation for his political entry hoping that Jayalalithaa will kick the bucket sooner rather than later.

        • off topic: I’m watching (well was) watching season premier of HK and saw the ugliest Naan EVER made in my life: this woman “krupal” (a gujju housewife) made four small pieces of naan with some monstrous green slime (she claimed it was chutney but I’m no fool!) anyway for those of you who doubt SI’s claim that “anyone who can’t turn out decent naan out to be exiled from the kitchen forever!” needs to get a load of this woman! I couldn’t bear the sight of this abomination to Indian cuisine so i came upstairs to tell the world about the nightmare that I witnessed.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Can you cook Indian food? We mean, like cook well.

          • im not a chef but i can cook DESCENT naan,rice kheer,chaana masala,samosa’s ect.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Jesus, don’t you know the difference between Descent and Decent?

            Really, American education has gone to the dogs Naans.

            With difficulty and only at the point of a gun, we can make Black Coffee. :(

          • Really?? What did you do to the nice soul that made http://www.searchindia.com/2009/04/12/easter-strawberry-kesaribath-yummilicious

            I believe I have seen some other SI recipes too.. Not able to dig them up.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Well, like God the pronoun ‘We‘ works in mysterious ways. ;)

          • D.delicious

            E.extravagant

            S.specialty

            C.cooking

            E.enourmous serving

            N.naan

            T.Thoroughly made

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Beta/Beti, you’re ‘enourmously’ ishsmart.

          • hey im not a spelling champion alright! my speciality is history/philisophy,not grammar.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            The 2010 Spelling Bee Champ Anamika Veeramani is from your state.

            Of course, she is of Indian descent.

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

          • $hit i mean philosophy!sorry i dont have my light on so it’s kinda hard to see my (black as night) keyboard.

            mabe you can recommend me one from amazon?

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            You write: mabe you can recommend me one from amazon?

            When the old Compusa was still in business (now we’re talking 20th century), we got plenty of those FAR (free after rebate) keyboards. Yes, we’re cheap desi bastards! ;)

            Still going through those old keyboards.

            So, we wouldn’t know which one to recommend now.

            We use a Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard. Decent one. Besides the standard QWERTY keys, this one has all kinds of buttons (volume, mute, FF, Rew, Play, Stop, Webcam, Browser Favorites, e-mail, Messenger and the like). We have a feeling it’s also programmable but never tried it.

            N.B.: If you have a tendency to bang on the keys, buy one of those old IBM keyboards on eBay. Very robust ones.

          • Dyslexics of the world untie.
            #####
            Some of the winning words include “initials”.

            Balu Natarajan sounds like the first desi to win.. Don’t think “milieu” would be considered a spelling bee word anymore.. except may be in the preliminary rounds at elementary school level.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            1. It’s turned Pro now.

            No place for amateurs.

            2. Initials is far too simple a word for any year. But then many of the pre-1960 words were simple.

            BTW, we vaguely remember reading somewhere that Balu Natarajan is now a state-licensed killer.

          • Dunno what you mean by state-licensed killer..

            http://chicagosportsmd.com/bio/

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            We meant a doctor since doctors don’t go to prison even if they mess up big time and end up killing the patient. They’ll probably be sued in a civil court for damages, of course.

            You can’t practice medicine without a license.

          • At least he is doing better than the potatoe boy who humbled Quayle.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            True. But then nobody is doing well in Trenton, NJ, these days.

            For the benefit of our non-American readers, here’s the context to MuniAndy’s above comment – http://www.capitalcentury.com/1992.html

  13. There is another controversial stuff going on around “Deiva thirumagal” movie that composer G.V.Prakash have copied a song called “Whistle Stop” from Walt Disney’s “Robin Hood” (1973) and which featured in Tamil movie as “Pa pa”.

    Here is the source:

    http://reviews.in.88db.com/index.php/movie/movie-news/11250-gv-prakash-admits-copying-deiva-thirumagal-song

    It is such a shame that even Indian composers cannot think of composing their own tunes and shamelessly justify their actions. Damn it!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Beyond disgusting.

    Folks, here’s Walt Disney’s Robin Hood – Whistle Stop

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzFYb7_ySbU

    Here’s the stolen version:

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

    Any doubts?

    • Thiruttu Kabodhi!

    • Is there anything we can create original other than our kids? :(

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Is it true that a lot of Indian movie-folks’ kids are not original and fathered by Pakistanis?

    • This is hilarious….Looks like the second youtube video is now off-limits due to a copyright claim by ayngaran international !!!

      A copyright for plagiarism perhaps !

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Only in Incredible India can you copyright theft. :(

  14. Off topic: Dear SI, have you seen Robin Williams and Robert De Niro Starrer “Awakenings”? if not, don’t miss that movie. Mind blowing performance by Robert De Niro. You may cry.

    Cheers.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Awakenings looks interesting based on a quick look at its Wiki profile.

  15. You bloody ass better [Trash Talk].

    BUSTARD.

    Your title shows tat ur a rotten piece of shit…u got no rights to comment on Vikram sir.

    I can say tat vikram is the best ACTOR and living LEGEND.

    Not only me, all over india it is accepted tat vikram is great. so,u can just shut your [Trash Talk].

    DEIVATHIRUMAGAL ROKZZ….May be its a copy of hollywood but vikrams performance was greater than the hollywood version.

    Because its a remake Vikram sir might not get OSKAR but im sure tat he will be honoured with a national, filmfare and vijay award.I challenge u tat Vikram sir will recieve all the three awards.

    Then u go [Trash Talk] if u write again bad about Vikram sir, il find out ur address and burry u in a GRAVEYARD.

    BE CAREFULL U [Trash Talk] IDIOT…….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Why are we not surprised that thieving scumbags like Vikram have guttersnipes like you as fans. :(

    BTW, one more word of trash talk from you and you’ll be booted out before you can yell Vikram.

    Comprende?

    Scoot now!

    • @Vinojan

      You say: Not only me, all over india it is accepted tat vikram is great.
      You are so correct if you are referring to Vikram Tempo (a.k.a Share Auto) is a popular means of transport in several North Indian cities and especially smaller towns and villages.

      You say: Because its a remake Vikram sir might not get OSKAR
      By remake if you mean immoral, shameless, disgusting theft then you are correct. By the way who needs Oscar when you have your own ASSCAR :p

      Vikram must be so proud to have fans like you who have orgasms with just the mention of his name.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We’ve always believed Indian cinema has little hope and bozos like that commenter only reinforce our hypothesis!

      He/she/it has not even seen I Am Sam and doesn’t have a frame of reference to compare Vikram and Sean Penn but has no hesitation in declaring that Vikram is the better actor.

      • I am Sam? Vikram fans probably think hollywood has copied Saamy into I am Sam.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We have never understood this blind Indian adulation for film stars (most of whom are unworthy of praise in the first place).

        Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are the honorable exceptions.

        • I agree with your list with the exception of Anil Kapoor, who I think hasn’t done anything extraordinary. or did you mean Annu Kapoor?

          The sad thing about the names you mention is that they let themselves get stereotyped into certain types of roles.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          1. True, Anil Kapoor is not in the same league as the others in the list but compared to the regular freaks like SRK, Salman, Abhishek, Hrithik, John Abraham etc he seems alright.

          2. You write: The sad thing about the names you mention is that they let themselves get stereotyped into certain types of roles.

          Beggars can’t be choosers!

          • Nana Patekar and Naseeruddin Shah cannot be called “Beggars” especially the latter.

            He has been in the industry for more than 3 decades and he has had ample opportunities and respect. It is hard to imagine that he is acting for money after all these years. Sorry to say, he is at best a whiner. Not a single interview goes without him grumbling about the industry. He is part of the problem although it would be fair to say that he is among the least culpable. Nana Patekar has taken a similar path.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            If they’re whining, we’re inclined to take their side.

            We haven’t seen Indian producers making a beeline for their houses.

            Even in ZNMD, Naseeruudin Shah had only an itsy bitsy role.

            The simple fact of the matter is that the Indian audience couldn’t care less about Pankaj Kapor, Naseeruddin Shah or Om Puri. All they care about and crave for is SRK, Hrithik, Akshay, Salman and Aamir no matter the drivel these bozos dish out.

    • Mr.Vinojan,

      All I can do now is laugh at your ignorance. If you like Vikram, that doesn’t mean whole world should worship him as great actor.

      Honestly speaking, no wonder why plagiarism cannot be stopped in India. As long as you fanboys live in this country, the more thieves and copycats would arise in Indian Cinema. People should have discourage these kind of directors who copy or steal from others. But our people seems to be encouraging these kind of copycats. Shame big shame. This is something equal to encouraging Corruption in India.

      You say that you don’t care whether this film copied or not. I don’t know what kind of person you are. This doesn’t mean that you are patriotic but you are a fool. If you write your own story and you spend 3 years to finish but within 3 minutes I steal your story and claim it as my own. Would you accept that?

  16. Hi Si,

    I do not whether Deiva Thirumagal is good or not.

    But your review of his Kandasamy was bang on target.

    Watched that film. Kind of a boring, irritating and pointless film with an overdose of action.

    And some of the stunt scenes were downright laughable.

    Shriya’s character was the most irritating one in the film.Also Vikram’s avatars as rooster,old man and a woman..completely irritated me.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hello Sweetie!

    Deiva Thirumagal is worse because, first, it steals from a well-known Hollywood film I Am Sam, and second, butchers the film making it unwatchable.

    Do not even consider watching this Deiva Thirumagal shit.

    If you’re tempted, we suggest you see I Am Sam and stop at that.

    Sean Penn deservedly got an Oscar nomination for his performance in I Am Sam.

    Vikram should get a kick on his derriere for a pathetic performance!

  17. I watched both the original “I am Sam” and the duplicate “I am Sam”.

    If there is something that the thieving swine (to borrow SI parlance) Vijay can be credited with is, bringing a nice movie to the tamil audience.

    I do not understand, why can’t these directors add just a single statement in the title card thanking the makers of “I am Sam”

    Both Sean Penn and Vikram did their job in acting department. The child artistes were so cute and adorable!

    I do not agree with your statement “Vikram should get a kick on his derriere for a pathetic performance!”.
    It was by no means pathetic.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Vijay can be credited with is, bringing a nice movie to the tamil audience. I do not understand, why can’t these directors add just a single statement in the title card thanking the makers of “I am Sam”

    God, You are so incredible.

    So, you think the swines can steal with impunity and can just thank the original Hollywood producers with a ‘single statement.’

    You don’t seem to understand that the Kollywood bastards don’t want to fork out money to the original Hollywood producers and they want to fool the Tamil movie fans that they are bringing out great original works.

    • You say: “You don’t seem to understand that the Kollywood bastards don’t want to fork out money to the original Hollywood producers and they want to fool the Tamil movie fans that they are bringing out great original works.”

      Not only that. They shamelessly copy the works from others and claim it as their own. Our indian audience do consider these copycats as great directors in the world. So, these copycats gains money, fame and people’s appreciation by stealing others’ works. The worst thing is even though audience knows that these directors are copycats, still, they encourage them. That’s really pathetic.

      Hmmm….. i am looking forward the following movies will be copied and made into Tamil or Hindi:

      1. Lorenzo’s Oil
      2. Awakenings
      3. Fly Away Home.
      4. The Man without a Face

      Because above movies has more emotions and sentiments, which would attract our audience when it is made in Tamil or Hindi. Watch out…..

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Indian movie directors have even started copying Korean movies like Chaser (Emran Hashmi’s recent film Murder 2). A few years back, they lifted Oldboy and turned it into Zinda (Sanjay Dutt, John Abfraham).

      Please see Damn, these Korean Guys Make Great Crime Movies.

      The thieves are able to get away with it because people (i.e. movie fans) don’t care.

  18. http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=61cfjfFPRuc&feature=related

    have a look, that’s Anukokunda Oka Roju on Youtube MaaTV channel

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Looks interesting.

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    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Did Thiruttu LaKaBa Vikram pay you to write rubbish?

  20. Hey, where is your review on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Never watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 but just saw Life is Beautiful. A classic.

  21. Having seen Jakob the liar on Tv recently, I could say it wasn’t great but certainly watchable. It was just a minor holocaust film and when there are enough films which give a much better picture of holocaust like Schindlers List and Life is Beautiful, Jakob doesn’t stand a chance being one. To see Robin williams portrayng a serious character(a downtrodden Jew) was refreshing.

    I saw the movie Missisippi Burning yesterday. Wow what a powerful movie!!!! It’s about FBI’s investigations on the real-life murder of 3 civil rights workers by Ku Klax Klan in 1964
    It gave a near perfect picture of how America was during that times. Gene Hackman and his FBI partner(not sure of his name) give us some powerful performances, that’ll remain etched in memory of every movie buffs .Some scenes of the movies were disturbing and you could sense what could have been the conditions of the blacks way back then.

    If there’s a good movie wouldn’t our Bollywood swines leave it??? Yes, it was ripped off as Aakrosh(2010)

    Have you ever been to Mississippi? Is it still that racist??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. There are two versions of Jakob the Liar.

    The German version is considered to be the better film.

    2. No, we have not been to Mississippi.

    The South (Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana) is generally more racist compared to the North-East (NY-NJ-MA-CT-PA) or California, states/areas that have large immigrant populations.

    • ‘Mississippi Burning’, I saw it when I should have been watching mindless violence, so all I remember is the car chase, a long one.. would like to watch it again… and another movie is ‘Malcolm X’ both have excellent rating

  22. SI, A lot of very “knowledgeable” people disagree with your review :-)

    http://behindwoods.com/features/visitors-1/jul-11-03/deiva-thirumagal-a-l-vijay-27-07-11.html

    Some standout comments
    “Deiva Thirumagal is a KURINJI POO.”

    “DEIVA THIRUMAGAL IS AN OUTSTANDING FILM EVEN FAR BETTER THAN I AM SAM

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: SI, A lot of very “knowledgeable” people disagree with your review

    When Hitler’s henchmen were unleashing the Zyklon B pellets on the Jews in the gas chambers of Bergen-Belsen, Auschwitz, Dachau and Treblinka and later making soap from the fat in their bodies, a lot of Germans disagreed with all notions of humanity and agreed with Hitler.

    2. You write: Some standout comments “Deiva Thirumagal is a KURINJI POO.”

    No, Deiva Thirumagal is a Kunji Poo. :(

    If there’s a God on Earth, Thiruttu LaKaBa Vikram and his entire family will catch AIDS.

    • Where does this Hitler and his henchmen come from? Still can’t get rid of ‘Life Is Beautiful’?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      For some groups of people, redemption lies in filth and trash.

    • @ Naveen, Even i read those idiotic and baseless comments. Deiva Thirumagal is completely stolen shit, so, it clearly shows that our audience loves other person’s shit not their own shit. Completely cockamamie nonsense. I wish i could take tranquilizer gun and make these people run naked in the middle of the street and shoot at the mid of their asses. To hell with Indian cinema, to hell with Indian film audience.

      • @ filmlover: ‘tranquilizer gun’?!! you are humane in your anger..

        • @Filmlover – Your intention is noble but i hate the idea of having to see those disgusting clowns naked ;)

          I agree with vjcool.. you are too kind. I would recommend atleast roasting them over slow fire under their ass!

          • @ Naveen & @ Vjcool, hmmm…. it seems that you both are quite displeased with tranquilizer gun. All, righty then! i will go for “Rail Gun” which was used in the movie called “Eraser”. I think that’ll do.

  23. SI – Any plans to review Cowboys and Aliens?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We wanted to but we’re not keeping good health and can’t go out. :(

  24. If it was remade officially with copy rights, your tone towards vijay and vikram would have changed?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, considerably lessened.

    Karan Johar seems to be the only honest director when it comes to remakes. He acquires the copyrights and displays it clearly in the titles.

  25. Now, director Vijay speaks about his inspiration of doing Deiva Thirumagal film but not with open heart.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.southdreamz.com/2011/07/vijay-reveals-his-inspiration-of-deiva-thirumagal.html

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The movie should have been named Devva Thevadiyamagal. :(

    Stealing swines.

  26. Where is your “Mankatha” review?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    http://www.searchindia.com/2011/09/01/mankatha-review-%e2%80%93-ajiths-50th-atrocity/

  27. After seeing Deiva Thirumagal, I can say that you were too pissed that it was a rip off of I am Sam that you over looked all the positive things in the movie. Now, now, don’t come to any conclusion that I’m supporting the thieving swine Vijay. I liked the movie very much. It was very touching. But that’s no justification for his actions. He’s still a shameless thief. At the end, I felt very sad that such a touching and beautiful tamil movie was just another rip-off. I was so pissed off.

    The music was beautiful SI. Let’s leave out the stolen number Papa paapa. The other songs were all wonderful, especially Aariro aaraariro. The little girl Sarah was so cute. Santhanam’s comedy was good although I felt it was unnecessary in some places. Nasser made a fool out of himself. Now coming to Vikram, his performance as the autistic Krishna was very good. I haven’t seen Sean Penn in the same role. So I can’t compare the two.

    If DT was original, I’d have considered it as the best movie I’ve ever seen. But it’s not. And I guess the thirrutu naai still hasn’t accepted the fact that his Deiva Thirumagal was copied from I am Sam.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: you were too pissed that it was a rip off of I am Sam that you over looked all the positive things in the movie

    They say Nathuram Godse had some positive qualities (go, ask the RSS). So what if he murdered the Mahatma.

    Stalin loved his daughter. So what if he butchered over 20-million.

    Mahmud Ghazni was probably a devout figure and beloved of his family and followers. So what if he laid waste to India multiple times.

    Hitler loved Eva Braun and was well liked by the average German. So what if he gassed and incinerated Six million Jews in the fiery ovens of his concentration camps.

    If you dig hard enough you’ll find Ivan the Terrible had some positive qualities too. So what if he was a monster.

    Judas was one of the key disciples of Jesus. So what if he betrayed Jesus for a few silver coins.

    Let’s overlook all the negative qualities of all the aforesaid folks and go down on our knees in a desperate search for some redeeming elements that we can then tom-tom to the world as their “positive qualities.”

    *Vikram is a Thiruttu LaKaBa, a stealing swine, a shameless scumbag, a worthless piece of shit, a Sori Nayi, a Judas who’s so desperate for a few pennies that he’ll scoop and swallow the shit off your backside for the right $$$.*

    There’s nothing of any merit in Deiva Thirumagal.

    The movie is rotten, stolen trash made for Tamils like you who’ll overlook theft if it gives them a momentary hard-on! :(

    And you have the audacious temerity to say that we “over looked all the positive things in the movie.”

    2. You write: I liked the movie very much. It was very touching.

    Bet you find Nathuram Godse touching too.

    Bet you feel like touching Judas’ hands that accepted the silver coins to betray Jesus.

    Bet you find every cheap, stolen piece of trash and every gutter-rat in the world so touching.

    3. You write: I haven’t seen Sean Penn in the same role. So I can’t compare the two.

    Excellent.

    Knowledge and familiarity with original art works of any kind is dangerous.

    Steer clear of original works lest they pollute you.

    Who needs the mesmeric sight of an original Rembrandt’s Night Watch or Picasso’s Guernica when you can feast your eyes on a $9.99 copy and find some “positive things” in the imitations.

    4. You write: Now coming to Vikram, his performance as the autistic Krishna was very good.I haven’t seen Sean Penn in the same role….If DT was original, I’d have considered it as the best movie I’ve ever seen.

    There was nothing natural in Vikram’s acting. Hopelessly affected mannerisms litter Deiva Thirumagal the rotten, stolen trash.

    But under no circumstances must you see Sean Penn in I am Sam lest you understand the difference between an actor (Sean Penn) and a Neanderthal (Vikram).

    5. No, we’re not one-bit interested in learning how deeply hurt you are by our considered response to your comment, how you have a right to like stolen trash (your words: ‘I liked the movie very much. It was very touching’), why you will never visit the wonderful SI blog ever again, why you think we are the spawn of Satan, why we ought to slow down on our Gin etc.

    • “No, we’re not one-bit interested in learning how deeply hurt you are by our considered response to your comment, how you have a right to like stolen trash (your words: ‘I liked the movie very much. It was very touching’), why you will never visit the wonderful SI blog ever again, why you think we are the spawn of Satan, why we ought to slow down on our Gin etc.”

      Ha ha. SI at his/her/their/it’s best!

      I wasn’t hurt. Rather I was laughing my ass off that you over looked some of the points in my comment as well :P

      Hey, were you drunk?

      You didn’t see the “Now, now, don’t come to any conclusion that I’m supporting the thieving swine Vijay” did you? Just as I expected, you didn’t :P. Typical of SI to miss such things.

      What about this line.. “He’s still a shameless thief”. Bet you didn’t see that one too.

      “Hitler loved Eva Braun and was well liked by the average German. So what if he gassed and incinerated Six million Jews in the fiery ovens of his concentration camps.”

      Oh C’mon, you’ve said this a zillion times already. Can’t you think of anything else?

      Since you totally didn’t understand or rather you didn’t care what I was trying to say, I’ll tell it again.

      The positives (the word that angered you so much as to go on a rant) I was talking about was the Santhanam comedy, music(except for the stolen papa paapa), the little girl Sarah and I guess I left out Amala Paul. She was cute in her role.

      “The movie is rotten, stolen trash made for Tamils like you who’ll overlook theft if it gives them a momentary hard-on!”

      I agree it’s stolen but I strongly object to the next half. I never overlooked theft. Of course, if you had read my comment fully, you wouldn’t have said such asinine things. :)

      “Bet you find Nathuram Godse touching too.

      Bet you feel like touching Judas’ hands that accepted the silver coins to betray Jesus.

      Bet you find every cheap, stolen piece of trash and every gutter-rat in the world so touching”

      Great! Btw, have you forgotten that I used to repeatedly rave about the rampant plagiarism in Indian movies and songs in the SI blog? and how I’m fed up of Indian movies releasing lately?

      “why you will never visit the wonderful SI blog ever again, why you think we are the spawn of Satan, why we ought to slow down on our Gin etc”

      Too much drinking definitely has taken a toll on your mental health.

      “And you have the audacious temerity to say that we “over looked all the positive things in the movie.”

      I said it once and I’ll say it again, you DID overlook the positive things in the movie. If you just had the patience to open your eyes and read WHAT THE HELL THE POSITIVES THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WERE, you wouldn’t have needed to spend so much time and space in replying to my comment. I did say I liked the movie and I did say it was touching. What touched me wasn’t the direction or the story(no credits to the thieving swine) but the acting of the little girl and some cute scenes like how the little girl communicates to her autistic father in sign language towards the end(I’ll comment about Vikram’s acting after I watch I am Sam)

      Lastly, I had mentioned in my earlier comment that I was pissed that such a movie had to be stolen from Hollywood. After watching I am Sam, my opinion about DT might change, as definitely I am Sam must have been better in all aspects.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. We’ve read both your original and the latest comment carefully.

      It’s just that we find it impossible to discern anything positive in such brazen theft.

      2. Truth be said, we’re trying hard to cut down on our drinking. Yesterday, after a long time we didn’t touch a drop despite a strong craving. Honest.

      Maybe, sobriety is not a worthy ideal to pursue. Because when we stop, people ask us whether we’re drunk (see above comment). ‘Tis a weird world.

      So, from today the status quo ante will be restored. ;)

      • @SI: “It’s just that we find it impossible to discern anything positive in such brazen theft.”

        This is a very valid point.

        “Maybe, sobriety is not a worthy ideal to pursue. Because when we stop, people ask us whether we’re drunk (see above comment). ‘Tis a weird world.”

        You got me on this one. :P

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Ice-cold Lemon Ginger Echinacea (available at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods) mixed with Gin makes for a nice cocktail. ;)

      • @SI : Maybe, sobriety is not a worthy ideal to pursue. Because when we stop, people ask us whether we’re drunk.

        hey that’s happened to me too, when I used to drink. Now I’m sober for last 6 years, dont have the friends that used to do anything to get a drink.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        As Ogden Nash once wrote:

        Candy is dandy,
        but Liquor is quicker.
        ;)

    • @1012900: Thanks for letting the beast out….. Enjoyed every bit of it especially when we missed SI’s own review on a Ajith film… (No offence Naveen, your review still stands out)

  28. hey check this out the makers of devia thirumagal actually believed they could get an Oscar Nomination!! http://expressbuzz.com/entertainment/television/%E2%80%98tamil-entries-for-oscars-lack-originality%E2%80%99/320375.html

    deluded fool!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We haven’t stopped laughing.

    Only when the Academy institutes an Award for theft will Deiva Thirumagal (shamelessly filched from Hollywood film I Am Sam) get it.

  29. In both movies…16th similarity ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ighSB9YqGTE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLB2IrMT6qg

    Have a good Easter weekend, SI!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thank You, Sweetie.

    I’ve added your above point to the review.

    Happy Easter to You too!

    Are you planning on watching any new movies over the weekend?

    Can you follow Hindi well?

  30. Bahut acha nahin (not very well). Thoda thoda (little). Had some close Jain friends from school and college.

    I sent you an email. I will be back home this Sunday.

    Which Hindi movie?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I’ll respond to your note shortly.

    Regarding Hindi, it was a general inquiry for possible future use.