Velayudham Review – Mindless Mayhem

By Naveen

On the unenviable lines of his past monsterpieces Tirupachi, Madurey, Villu, Sura and Vettaikkaran, Vijay has taken Tamil Cinema eight steps backward this Diwali with Velayudham.

Oh, if you are one of those elitists turning your nose up at Vijay’s films, then let’s see your Brando, Al Pacino or De Niro even try what Vijay does effort-lessly! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Produced by โ€œAascarโ€ Ravichandran and ejaculated directed by M Raja, Velayudham stars โ€œIlaya Thalapathiโ€ Vijay, Genelia Dโ€™Souza, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam matrum palar (and others) in a casting coup that would put Asscar Oscar winners to shame.

Diving into the Telugu Cesspool

As if there were no more sophomoric drivel left in Tamil Cinema and all combinations of puerile junk had been exhausted, M. Raja dives into the cesspool of Telugu cinema by shamelessly stealing (or borrowing, if he has bought the rights) this fiendish plot from Azad, a 11-year-old movie starring Nagarjuna and Shilpa Shetty.

Of course, where else would he find the most uncreative scripts or unoriginal ideas in India but Tollywood!

Story & Screenplay

With minor changes from Azad, the storyline of Velayudham goes like thisโ€ฆ

In a plot that resembles Vijayakanthโ€™s movies, Tamil Naduโ€™s Home Minister is in cahoots with Jihadi Terrorists who wish to destabilize India by bombing Chennai. Yeah right! Even terrorists are bored of bombing the same old Mumbai or Delhi.

Bharati (Genelia), a journalist and her two male colleagues launch a crusade against the evils plaguing society.

A sting operation goes awry, both her colleagues are killed and Bharati too has a close shave with death.

The stupid thugs who killed them blow themselves up accidentally but not before giving a vaakumoolam (confession) to Bharati that they were involved in the previous bombing and another one is coming next week.

Bharati has a brainwave, conjures up a fictitious character called Velayudham, writes a note signed by Velayudham warning all criminals that he was responsible for killing the thugs and he would stop the next terror plot.

Meanwhile, a village milkman, Velayudham (Vijay in a never before seen role), his sister Kaveri (Saranya Mohan) and a bunch of cronies come to Chennai to collect the money he had invested in a chit fund company.

Velayudham ends up accidentally and unknowingly saving the public from the terror attacks while still staying unknown to the public. As usual, the stupid Tamil people start believing the existence of Velayudham just as they believed in the Indian Thatha, Kandasamy and Anniyan.

Once this news reaches Bharati, she solicits the real Velayudham to continue to play the fictitious one but he declines.

However when the chit fund company turns out to be a fraud and he loses all his money Velayudham, the milkman has a change of heart and Velayudham, the crusader is born.

The rest of the story is about how he foils all the terror plots and saves the people of Tamil Nadu.

With eyes like a tiger, lion like ferocity, legs like Cheetah and a body like Bruce Lee, what chance do the bad guys really have?

The screenplay is typical of Vijay films โ€“ forced songs, loads of fist fights, Thangachi (sister) sentiment, unrelated comedy track, preachy, people extolling the heroโ€™s virtues and topped off with a political tinge.

M. Raja tests the patience of the audience when describing the paasamalar (loving) relationship of the Anna โ€“ Thangachi duo and their playfulย  pranks on the villagers in flashbacks coming one after the other in rapid succession making you want to pull the hair off your head i.e. making the audience a Mayira pudungi (a Tamil cuss word).

Cast & Performances

It would not be a sin to leave this section blank as new words need to be invented to describe performances in Vijay movies. However, I’ll try to be kind.

Vijay is a perfect fit for this role as it does not require great skills (besides Vijay doesnโ€™t have much to boast of anyway). However, he looks physically fit โ€“ has a shirtless fight scene in the climax that would make Salman Khan cringe.

Vijay also continues to excel in his Kakavalippu (epileptic seizure) dance moves. He seemed to have put some effort into a scene where he is required to cry and Iโ€™ll give him some marks for trying.

If Shruti Haasan was expressionless in 7aum Arivu then wait till you watch the clueless turkey Hansika Motwani.

With her puffy cheeks, fluffy breasts and a milky body, Hansika Motuwani will soon give sex siren Namitha a run for her booty money.

With zero acting skills, total inability to speak Tamil and a plump figure one wonders what Hansika Motuwani is doing on the screen besides hiding the scenery behind her and occupying so many pixels.

Mercifully Hansika does not have much of a role save appearing in a couple of songs.

Geneliaโ€™s role is pivotal but her limited acting skills, poor dialogue delivery (due to lack of Tamil knowledge) and inability to convincingly play a journalist leaves her as just another heroine.

Santhanam runs the completely editable comedy track that evokes a few chuckles now and then.

The cast also includes seasoned actors like Pandiyarajan, Shiyaji Shinde, Manivannan, and MS. Bhaskar who are underutilized and wasted in inconsequential roles.

Music

Vijay Anthonyโ€™s music is no contender for the Grammys or even the local โ€œTalentโ€ shows but it sticks to the basic Kuthu songs and some romantic numbers without giving a headache.

The โ€œMolachi Moonuโ€ and โ€œChillaxโ€ numbers are ok.. just ok.

Recommendation

On the positive note, Velayudham is evenly-paced, sticks to its basic premise and plot without diversions and shamelessly delivers what is expected of Vijay โ€“ Mass Masala.

For Vijay fans, Velayudham is an absolute treat. They can continue to retain the unused state of their brains without feeling least offended. The 7 pm show on Wednesday at a Chicago theater had an impressive turnout for a Vijay movie.

As for the rest, if you are willing to ignore the following creative liberties (a.k.a. illogical, mindless, impractical, unintelligent drivel) then Velayudham should be made Indiaโ€™s official entry to the Oscars this year:

ร˜ย  Tamil speaking terrorists
ร˜ย  Vijay knows precisely where to find the bad guys at any point with absolutely no help
ร˜ย  The Terrorists smuggle AK47 and plant bombs at will but they always fight with MGR-era swords and bare fists
ร˜ย  Gravity defying stunts
ร˜ย  A Milkman can in one punch kick the living hell out of a person (Did tickling cowโ€™s tits make his hands that strong?) ๐Ÿ˜‰
ร˜ย  A village full of useless people do nothing but bid farewell or welcome Vijay besides giving recommendation for his sisters marriage or organizing the wedding
ร˜ย  Etc.

Indian Cinema sets absolutely abysmal standards.

Kollywood ranks near the bottom of Indian cinema.

And the absolutely nadir of Kollywood is Vijay’s brand of cinema.

Only if you set your expectations at that low, low level, is there a chance that you’ll enjoy Velayudham.

By the way, there’s nothing family-friendly about this movie. There are a number of gory scenes involving beheading, stabbing and chopping off limbs. I’d rate it PG13.

Happy Diwali!

60 Responses to "Velayudham Review – Mindless Mayhem"

  1. Hari Jr   October 27, 2011 at 6:00 am

    (Did tickling cowโ€™s tits make his hands that strong?)

    This line made me laugh till my tummy started aching !! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ha ha ha ha

    incredible sense of humour by Naveen & SI!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    All credit to Naveen.

    • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Ha ha.. thanks. You should have seen bad guys scattering to pieces with one loud punch from Vijay.

      Those outside India who are missing the noise of Diwali fire crackers can watch Velayudham. You get ample decibels bouncing off your eardrums in the fights sequences.

  2. Hari Jr   October 27, 2011 at 6:03 am

    so none of the Diwali releases managed to live up!!

    Isn’t that a mighty shame for Tamil & Hindi movies??

    ๐Ÿ™

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Why should it be surprising considering the majority of Indian movies are trash.

    • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

      7aum Arivu shows were all running houseful. Really loooong lines.

      Velayudham had brisk crowd.

      Crowd for Ra.1 paled in comparison to the Tamil movies but it is possible that the show had already started.

      Considering that this was the crowd for mid-week, all three movies may make profits within a short run.

  3. Hari Jr   October 27, 2011 at 6:24 am

    sad.

    have you seen this movie Aalavandhan featuring Kamal hassan in a dual role, Ravenna Tandon, Manisha Koirala released in 2001??

    It could have been made better if not for the screenplay which was below par & i believe that the editing staff did no work as the movie dragged for 3 hours!!

    What’s your say?? ๐Ÿ˜›

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, have not seen Aalavandhan.

    • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Aalavandhan was Megalomaniac Kamal’s wet dream those days. The movie evokes extreme reactions ranging from Aiyoooooooooooooo to aha aha aha. Mostly the former.

      I had the “distinction” of watching the premere show along with Kollywood stars. Seated next to that time starlet Meena, my most cherished memory of that movie was when my hands accidentally (yes it was, believe me!) touched Meena and she turned around and smiled.

      Like Bharatiraja’s movies, the sea paused the birds froze and there was music in the background. My day dream collapsed as the music ended and Kamal started groaning “Kadavul Paadhi Mirugam Paadhi”.

      1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DynY-d3w-G4

      Some links that may tell you why some people loved and most people hated this movie :))
      2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPamUI5tGNk&feature=related
      3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVwDA3xECxs&feature=related
      4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0M4w1oPV74&feature=related
      5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxzGF3ldgCQ&feature=related
      6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZuvhwA2d9Q

      Aalavandhan wasa highly hyped Kamal project that became an utter flop. As Hari says above, the screenplay was tedious.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Watched all the videos (above).

      Looks very interesting, much different from the run of the mill Tamil drivel.

      Makes us greatly feel like watching Aalavandhan. Unfortunately, Netflix does not have it.

      Video # 3 is part of #2 and can be skipped.

      We wouldn’t describe Kamal Haasan’s acting as exemplary but, by God, it’s hard to imagine any other Tamil actor being even a third as effective.

      Liked the Kadavul Paadhi Mirugam Paadhi in video #1 as well as its antithetical video #6. We always felt Manisha had greater class compared to the Kareenas, Priyanka Chopras etc.

      Overall, we’d say our interest in Aalavandhan is greatly piqued.

      Will definitely watch and review it if we can hold of a DVD.

      • Hari Jr   October 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        Naveen, You had a good time watching Aalavandhan it seems with Meena ๐Ÿ˜‰

        By the way Kamal as the villain & as the hero was decent but Manisha in her guest appearnace completely messed it all!!

        And the second half drags on needlessly & endlessly!!

        The scene where both the roles of Kamal jump from such a high building & land exactly on that balloon was so crude beyond belief that I started laughing on seeing that buffoonish attempt!!

        That flashback moments had some impact but the step-mother hardly seemed cruel in that movie barring the ending moments of the fllashback!!

        Instead the father is displayed to be more cruel in the opening stages!!

        That rain dance & the other cartoon images were absolute nonsense and it proved that even after having a decent story, they wish to make a film as unwatchable as possible by adding some crude & unwanted dance sequences.

        And this film also raised an appalling doubt whether there was any editor at all.

      • Hari Jr   October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        Hey Naveen your reviews are great!

        Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Congratulations

        • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

          Nandri!

      • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        SI – Pls watch the links and post your comments ๐Ÿ™‚

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Done.

        • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

          Read your response. Precisely why I asked you to take a look ๐Ÿ™‚

          Aalavandhan was an excellent opportunity at superior film making but a botched up screenplay and commercial compromises made sure that the film never really rose above mediocre. Nevertheless it was a bold attempt by Indian standards with flashes of fine acting by Kamal.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Just read the Wiki profile of the film. Getting hold of the 10-year-old film here would be difficult.

          • Hari Jr   October 28, 2011 at 5:49 am

            Yes.

            Kamal Hassan was really good in acting particularly as the pyscho or the killer!!

            Though a good attempt at movie making, it could have been miles better than the actual end product which was flawed in many aspects!!

      • Dr.Logu   October 28, 2011 at 12:38 am

        Aalavandhan was a himalayan disaster, both for Kamal and Producer Thanu…

        Producer Thanu still regrets why he produced such a third rated sh*t and vowed never to work with Kamal again.

        The movie ended the dinosaur’s narcissistic streak for a while..It was a filmi adaptation of his tamil novel “Dhayam” which was written wayback in 1983…I still remember the day i watched the movie, police resorted to lathi-charge as the crowds were uncontrollable in Udayam theatre( Ashoknagar) and our group received quite some spanks in the mayhem that followed.

        After bearing the brutal police attack, we watched the film only to be utterly disappointed and one of my friend vowed never to watch a Kamal movie again in his lifetime which he holds tilldate…It took Rajinikanth’s “Baba” to break the dubious distinction of all the mayhem and hype surrounding a movie, only to be a dud in the box-office.

        I suggest SI to immediately abandon any plans of watching the movie as watching the movie could further aggravate your illness.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Don’t worry, sweetie!

        It’s unlikely we’ll be able to locate a copy of the Aalavandhan DVD any time soon in this country.

  4. Dr.Logu   October 27, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Fantastic job Naveen!!!

    Great that you have started to inherit the legacy of SI and are carrying it forward effectively…

    You for sure have saved a handy sum atleast for SI readers from this drivel…… I didn’t watch any of the 3 releases and I am going to watch Velayudham tonight (as it seems the only passable out of the 3) braving your word of caution as Diwali holidays don’t seem complete without a movie….

    It seems like Santhanam is the only saving grace of Tamil movies these days similar to “Thalaivar” Goundamani during the 90s…

    Special thanks to SI for reviewing Ra one and 7am arivu inspite of their ill-health… Get well soon dear SI

    • Naveen   October 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks Doctor.. Bury your expectations 6 feet deep and watch the movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. vinith   October 28, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Vijay fans, as always, are ejaculating about the movie and how “Thalapathy rocks in Velayudham” and Surya sucks in 7th sense. They are even up to mocking Surya to a large extent in facebook.

    I ask, WHAT THE HELL are these nincompoops thinking? Surya is any day a better actor than the “tharu”thalapathy, who doesn’t seem to learn even after several of his movies have flopped back to back. This guy needs to be chased out of the industry.

    In a good script, Surya can definitely do justice to his role, as he demonstrated in Khaaka Khaaka, Nandha, Pithamagan. He did a decent job even in Sillunu oru Kadhal. Of late, he seems to be treading down Vijay’s path of mass masala, which is only going to ruin his career.

    Btw, SI, you said you would do a blog post about the attacks on this blog. Are you going to?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Btw, SI, you said you would do a blog post about the attacks on this blog. Are you going to?

    Will disclose some details now.

    The attacks on SI were carried out by rabid fans of that Ultimate Korangu actor aka Ajith around the time of its latest piece of shit, Mankatha.

    It’s hardly surprising and, of course, fitting that an Ultimate Korangu actor should have rabid mongrels as his fans.

    Many of the pages with graphic threats have disappeared now but we retained copies.

    Thala’s rabid, stupid c*nts aka Ultimate Korangu fans even contemplated a fund-raiser to hack SI. No kidding.

    Here’s the fund-raiser related excerpt:

    The website can be hacked or shut down
    Oru nalla hacker ah approach panna ithu nadakum. Can be hacker from outside india or someone from india itself. Bringing down a website cost more. Their are lots of Rasigar madrams in TN for all actors. If Every fan contributes some 10 rupees podum we can bring the website down.

    That’s just one among several threatening excerpts to bring down SI blog.

    2. There are also some local (U.S. based) motha*uckas that have hired criminals to attack SI site.

    3. Bottom line, SI was hit by massive DOS (Denial of Service) plus other attacks in the last few months. As we’ve mentioned on a few occasions in the past, SI must be one of the most attacked India-focused blog.

    • vinith   October 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

      ROTFLMAO, reading the excerpt. OMG, are the people of TN so silly? See, you’ve been under estimating these cheap mongrels.

      About the fund-raising, if these fuckers did the same thing to help those millions of homeless people in India, then India would have become a much better place to live in.

    • Naveen   October 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      aha! so I can proudly claim that it was my review that gave SI and Ajith fans sleepless nights (for different reasons of course) ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Based on the hate comments and threats fans of which actor are more rabid? Ajith or Vijay? Kamal or Rajini?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: Based on the hate comments and threats fans of which actor are more rabid? Ajith or Vijay? Kamal or Rajini?

      We don’t think this is the right question. Because some fans might be more vocal about their hate and display clear and unambiguous symptoms of rabies while others might be less vocal but actually suffer from a severe attack of rabies that’s not prime facie apparent.

      Who can fathom the depths of depravity rabidity (our neologism of the day) that lurks in the dark recesses of the human mind.

      2. The attacks/plans started before release of Mankatha. It was as if they anticipated your ‘atrocious‘ review.

  6. Aswin_Kini   October 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

    SI Wrote:
    “Hereโ€™s the fund-raiser related excerpt:

    The website can be hacked or shut down
    Oru nalla hacker ah approach panna ithu nadakum. Can be hacker from outside india or someone from india itself. Bringing down a website cost more. Their are lots of Rasigar madrams in TN for all actors. If Every fan contributes some 10 rupees podum we can bring the website down.”

    Heights of fan extremism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whichever mongrel did this should be shot in his balls, not only for attacking SI, but for arranging a fund raise for such a lousy reason. Fund raisers are meant for good purposes, not for such idiotic uses.

    Make no mistake. Ajith ain’t god and his films ain’t no monuments!!!!!!!!!!!!! Films are worth only 2.5 to 3 hours of your time.
    Films are ONLY FOR ENTERTAINMENT, ONLY FOR F**KING ENtertainment.

    And finally no bastard, no matter how good an actor he/she is (includes all Hollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, and Mollywood actors and actresses), is worth of such god-like attention. If you love an actor or a film, keep it to yourself. You are entitled to every right to praise or curse your actor. But don’t heap your faith on others. We have ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to agree with your so-called THALA, THALAPATHY, ULAGANAYAGAN, or Superstar.

    If you don’t like criticism, stay away or react in a positive manner. Indulging in such criminal activities only make your “STAR” look even cheaper than he is already.’

    @SI: I hope US has a better cybercrime cell than India. Please do report these ugly activities to them. Let no scoundrel go unpunished.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Does SI believe in turning the other cheek? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hari Jr   October 28, 2011 at 5:59 am

      That fund-raiser excerpt was really shocking to read!!

      I can’t understand why people here treat actors & stars as Gods and not as professionals!!

      Ajith isn’t a great actor by any means & him having such a mind-boggling fan base is really the height of stupidity!

      And these type of fans not only reduce their own class but also bring down the stature of their favourite star!!

      Here in Mumbai, speak something against Salman or SRK in front of their die-hard fans and you’ll hear some dialogues like – “I’ll kill you next time if you speak rubbish about such a legendary actor!!”

      Seeing actors like Sanjay Dutt & Salman Khan having such crazy idiotic fanbases really boggles the mind!!

      Such is the infernal nonsense to which the fans have descended here!!

      Can anyone find any Hollywood actor who has such a mindless fanbase??

      I don’t think as such.

  7. Hari Jr   October 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

    And SI, how do you defend yourselves from such fund-raiser attacks??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You really expect us to discuss our response in a public forum? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hari Jr   October 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      Yeah

      I asked out of curiosity & care for you!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Aswin_Kini   October 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    “Does SI believe in turning the other cheek? ;)”

    You kidding!!!! You let these folks slap your face. Being the wild beasts they are, they will bite off a part of your face instead of slapping your cheek!!!!! Showing mercy to your enemies is absurdity, Jesus did that and we all know what happened. Do you want to get cyber-crucified, SI? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You really want us to discuss our response in a public forum? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No, we’re no Jesus or Gandhi! Their ultimate fate is not one we’d like to experience.

  9. Aswin_Kini   October 30, 2011 at 2:46 am

    If you thought Indians plagiarized Hollywood concepts and did a very poor job, you must really watch these ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cVM9sADdT0&feature=related (If the rocket carrying Superman had landed on Turkey, this is how he would have been ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=DFrRuzScnE8 (If Vijaykanth had been born in turkey, this is what he would have done)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDcxMuPiPGY&feature=related (And here’s a ghost movie that makes you laugh and not fear. And I thought Ram Gopal Verma made the funniest scary movies )

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just watched all three videos.

    Now, you know why Turks like Indian movies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’d have been better/hilarious with subtitles.

    The third video was the least odious.

  10. shadowfax_arbit   October 30, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Utter crap movie and a good review!

    Happened to watch this junk since 7aam arivu was houseful. Heard same is the case everywhere.

    Had a feeling like I saw some Jetix cartoon!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Our hypothesis is that Velayudham is faring better than 7Aum Arivu at the BO.

    After all, crappier the movie better the response with our makkal (people).

  11. Naveen   October 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Surprise Surprise… not a single Vijay fan to hurl abuses at the review! ๐Ÿ™‚

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    They are too busy fantasizing about their zero oops hero as a college student in the upcoming Nanban. ๐Ÿ™

    • Naveen   October 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      yes or perhaps very few of them can read. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Hari Jr   October 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Off topic:

    Salman bhai has planned to hash a remake of the so-called Tamil superhit Kanchana which had the likes of Raghavendra Lawrence, Kovai Sarala, etc.

    What do you want to say about Salman’s brains now?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We can’t say anything because we have not seen Kanchana.

    Salman is a smart businessman who gives the people what they want.

    Going by the success of Salman’s recent films like Dabanng and Bodyguard, people like us who dislike his films are clearly in a minority.

    • Hari Jr   November 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

      Yes you are right!!

      Many think that he has got a very good personality and also that he is the most versatile actor!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. raghavendrav   November 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Vijay’s costume was lifted from Altair of Assasin’s Creed game.. Ubisoft studios must sue/screw these a$$e$..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    From your lips to Ubisoft’s ears!

    • Naveen   November 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Copy? Don’t you dare say that! Raja thought about it when he was a 7 year old when reading phantom comics. any resemblence with any game is purely coincidental. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Ubisoft or Boobysoft cannot pull a single hair off Vijay or Raja’s.. well whatever!

    • gandhiji   November 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

      There are two highly-rated Assassin’s Creed games in the app store (iPad-compatible too) – for free..

      I didn’t like it much – after playing games on a 60″ TV, don’t feel like playing on iPhone’s tiny screen.. will stick with Angry Birds type of games on the iPhone. It may play better on the iPad..

      So I am sure that SI won’t like it but just wanted to let you know that they are there, just in case you want to imagine that the protagonist is Vijay and push him down the cliff. You can kill him as many times as you want.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Nonviolence is our creed.

      But will look at downloading the game for the iPad.

  14. deepa   November 3, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Absolutely to die for line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With zero acting skills, total inability to speak Tamil and a plump figure one wonders what Hansika Motuwani is doing on the screen besides hiding the scenery behind her and occupying so many pixels

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Kudos to reviewer Naveen!

    • gandhiji   November 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

      I liked the wordplay on Motuwani. The protรฉgรฉ is learning fast and well!

      • Naveen   November 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

        That was SI’s touch of brilliance ๐Ÿ™‚

        • gandhiji   November 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

          oh.. I liked the rest of the review too ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. dinesh   November 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Aiyooo!!!Aiyoooo!!!Thangala da swamyyyy!!!One guy makes 7 am arivu and test our senses and the other guy makes Velayuthum and kills us!!!AHHHH ithuku mudiva(End) kadiya thaaa???Seriously!!

    What upsets me is the fact that these so called filmmakers makes fool out of the audiences.

    OMG! and the way they market the movie -yabaaa!Movie ADs for every 10 minutes 24/7.[chutti Tv kooda vittu vykala!!]

    7 am arivu – by A.R.loosu dass (MEMENTO-Pay It Forward)
    Velayuthum — bY Mayur.Raja (Remake guy)

    Do these guys really love making movies? ……hmmm!i dont think so!!!!!They dont even know how a bad film looks like i guess!!
    Society ulaa Director ahh form aiyu tanga!!!!
    There is not even one promising director in Indian film->tamil industry who i can think of?

    Promising in the sense -A director who does not rips off hollywood-korean-foreign-movies.Or Atleast some one who has passion in filmmaking…
    I am commenting here in this blog with utter disappointment.I am sure there are many people like me.
    What those movie stars,Die hard fan boys (Thalavalii,Tharuthala,***..)Directors,producers dont get is we are the silent majority.There is only so much can a audience take..but this YAPPPA phew its atrocity.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: What upsets me is the fact that these so called filmmakers makes fool out of the audiences.

    100% Wrong.

    You can’t make fools of people that are already utter fools.

    Any other place, people would have raised their middle fingers and the banner of revolt at these trashy films.

    Au contraire, in Tamil Nadu, and for that matter across India, people/fans take pride in deep-throating these worthless actors and directors.

    That’s why we call the land Incredible India!

  16. Hari Jr   November 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

    SI : Off topic :

    Have you caught hold of that great comedian S V Sekhar’s comedy movies?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    He has a series of very good & hilarious comedy movies with sparkling dialogues!!

    Which ones have you seen??

    What’s your say on them?? ::-)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ve likely seen some of his movies but can’t remember the details now.

  17. Hari Jr   November 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Ok

    His movies like Sahadevan Mahadevan, Manal Kayiru and many such type of his movies are a laugh riot

    I have heard many of his old dramas were a royal treat ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Naveen   November 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      His dramas are fun to listen to. I felt the audio versions were better than the video. It is mostly silly comedy with wierd characters and typical tamil word play.

      Crazy Thieves of Palavakkam, Kathula Poo, Kaatule Mazhai are some of my favorites.

      All his dramas are available in VCD/DVD formats in Chennai. I have most of them convered into mp3.:)

      • Aswin_Kini   November 7, 2011 at 2:31 am

        Naveen wrote: “Crazy Thieves of Palavakkam, Kathula Poo, Kaatule Mazhai are some of my favorites.”

        Dude, just a doubt. Are you referring to S.Ve.Sekhar or Crazy Mohan here. Coz Crazy Thieves of Palavakkam is the drama, which made Crazy Mohan famous, not S.Ve.Sekhar. I think you probably mistook a similar play of S.Ve.Skehar.

        PS: Just checked Wikipedia. I donno why both S.Ve.Sekhar and Crazy Mohan have the play “Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam” credited to them ๐Ÿ™

        • Naveen   November 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

          It was written by Crazy Mohan and S. Ve. Sekhar acted in it.

  18. Naveen   November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Happy weekend SI and here is a lonk with your favorite bollywood star to get you started ๐Ÿ˜‰
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPQ7_xsm3o

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hey, did we hear the word ‘Masturbation’ in the trailer.

    Now, don’t tell us Abhishek is getting so desperate as to …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Some Hollywood reviews coming this weekend on SI!

    • Naveen   November 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Good ears!

      I heard that but wanted to check your alertness ๐Ÿ˜‰

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Just back from Tower Heist (Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy).

      One Funny Bitch of a Movie.

  19. Gummthalaka   November 24, 2011 at 4:33 am

    NAVEEN [Deleted],

    WHAT THE HELL U THINK OF URSELF? VIJAY MOVIE THIS TIME IS OK, VERY BETTER THAN PREVIOUS SURA AND VETTAIKARAN, THE COMEDY PART OF SANTHANAM WAS ROCKING AND IT HELPED THE MOVIE VERY MUCH

    KAIYULE KEYBOARD IRUNTHA ENNA VENA ELUDHUVIYADA? MANASULA ENNA PERIYA [Deleted] NENAPPA.
    HANSIKAVA PATHI ELUDHURIYHE NEE ENNA ROMBA OLUNGADA? KANNADILA MUNJA ENNIKKAVADHU PAATHUKIRIYA?
    ADUTHUVANA PATHI PESARADHUKKU MUNNADI UNNAYE NEE SUYA VIMARASANAM PANNI KO APPURAM ADHUTHAVANA PATHI PESSALAM,
    MAATU MANDAYA, PAATULAM NALLA THAAN IRUKKU IDHE VIDA ENNADA VENUM… INNIME VADHU OLUNGA REVOIEW PANRA PANNADA

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Naveen will likely respond to your ‘fan-mail’ later.

    Tamil words must include English translation and no use of upper case in future.

    • Naveen   November 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Dei Panja Paradesi! Va da va paithiyakkaran evanum innum varaliye nu parthen.

      Pannade! English padikka varuma da unakku? Review a mudhalle ozhunga padi da kuruttu kabodhi.

      Both your points are covered in the following statements.

      .”Santhanam runs the completely editable comedy track that evokes a few chuckles now and then.

      “On the positive note, Velayudham is evenly-paced, sticks to its basic premise and plot without diversions and shamelessly delivers what is expected of Vijay โ€“ Mass Masala.

      For Vijay fans, Velayudham is an absolute treat.”

      You Ask: “WHAT THE HELL U THINK OF URSELF?”
      I think so highly of myself that a podi paiyan like yourself with a microbe sized brain cannot even imagine.

      You Say: “VIJAY MOVIE THIS TIME IS OK, VERY BETTER THAN PREVIOUS SURA AND VETTAIKARAN”
      Yes but it is like saying Garbage is better than Sewage and Drainage. Garbage na theriyuma? It is how you should describe your vocabulary and Sewage refers to your taste.

      You Say: “THE COMEDY PART OF SANTHANAM WAS ROCKING AND IT HELPED THE MOVIE VERY MUCH”
      Yes of course! that nincompoop (or shall we just say Poop) Vijay needs everything remotely better than his talent to help his movies.

      You Say: “KAIYULE KEYBOARD IRUNTHA ENNA VENA ELUDHUVIYADA? MANASULA ENNA PERIYA PUDUNGINNU NENAPPA.”
      Unnode udhavakkara thalaivan camera irunda eppadi venalum nadippanada? adhe maari dhaan keyboard irundha andha kandravi nadippu pathu enna venalum yezhuduven da porambokku!
      and othukkaren da! naan ille, ne dhaan periya pudungi. Indha pudungare velai ellam neenum unnode thalaivanum serndhu room potu pannunga.

      You Say: “HANSIKAVA PATHI ELUDHURIYHE NEE ENNA ROMBA OLUNGADA? KANNADILA MUNJA ENNIKKAVADHU PAATHUKIRIYA? ADUTHUVANA PATHI PESARADHUKKU MUNNADI UNNAYE NEE SUYA VIMARASANAM PANNI KO APPURAM ADHUTHAVANA PATHI PESSALAM,”
      Unakku arive illaya ile illadhe maari nadikkariya? By comparing Hansika to me are you saying she looks like a man? Hansika ku therinja unne seruppale adippa da vetty payale. Secondly I am not the one torturing others by coming in front of the camera da thenga thalaya!

      If you liked the movie then good for you. You may also write a review about it in some website. If you want to comment then do so in a polite and respectful way in English and you will get an appropriate response.

      Other readers: The comments and my responses dont translate well in English so excuse us this time.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Bravo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. gummthalaka1   November 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    [Comment Deleted because it was Mostly in Tamil]

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Stick to English, kid.

    As we’ve said often, the occasional use of Tamil, Hindi words/phrases…etc is fine provided you give the English translation in parenthesis.

    But the entire comment can’t be in Tamil.

    2. And no trash talk.

  21. gummthalaka1   November 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Velayudham and mankatha was much better than stool mandayan’s 7am arivu. period.

    • Naveen   November 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

      Sure, you are entitled to have an opinion. For some of us mankatha, sura, velayudham, 7am arivu, sivaji, dasavatharam, kaavalan, asal, ayan etc. are all hideous crap. Some of us don’t see the point in ranking one garbage over another.

      Also unlike “fans”, some of us don’t let ourselves get drenched in a “star”‘s piss and shit.

  22. gummthalaka1   November 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    That some of us referred by you might love drenching in some one else’s part from film industry’s shit and piss.. thats the only difference.

    BTW, Mayakkam Enna was a real shit….

    Dont ever contemplate watching it….Got a severe headache after watching that lousy shit meted out by lazy selvaraghavan and co….It’s simply a rehash of his earlier kadhal konden and 7g rainbow colony. The only tolerable moments in the movie were that oda oda song and dhanush’s performance in last 30 mins or so….

    • Naveen   November 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      “That some of us referred by you might love drenching in some one elseโ€™s part from film industryโ€™s shit and piss.. that’s the only difference.” – No Thanks! I will let the fans exclusively enjoy such wet dreams. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I have no plans to watch Mayakkam Enna.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Gummthalaka may have a point on Selvaraghavan rehashing the same stuff in movie after movie.

      From what we’ve seen and heard about his movies, it’s the same crazy, wild, demented love in movie after movie.

      Aayirathil Oruvan was an aberration.

      • Naveen   November 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

        Never liked that Selvaraghavan fellow’s movies including Aayirathil Oruvan. I may be wrong but I feel that fellow uses “realism” and “demented love” in all his movies to show his perverted fantasies.

        By the way, I had some miga budhisali (super intelligent) company yesterday who made me watch Vikram’s Kandasamy. Utter torture! Read this very entertaining review of Kandasamy

        http://pravunplugged.blogspot.com/2009/09/kandasaamy-kappi-crusader.html

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Nice one. He’s rightly savaged the movie.

        What a piece of garbage!

        We got 59 comments for the SI review of Kuppaeswamy (including unrelated stuff).

  23. Dark Jester   November 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

    You guys seen Mayakkam Enna yet? Saw it last night. Its not bad, not bad at all.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No.

    Some of our other readers say Mayakkam Enna is just not worth it.

  24. Harish   December 8, 2011 at 2:21 am

    @ Naveen:

    I m surprised you even reviewed both halves of the movie.

    How more crappier can a movie ever get? Believe me when I say I “escaped” from the theater literally after enduring the first half even though i paid 100 INR for this (you know what).

    • Naveen   December 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

      ah… the sacrifices I make for SI ๐Ÿ˜‰

      By the way, does INR 100 still buy you a movie ticket?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Thank you, Sweetie!

  25. Hari Jr   December 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Off Topic:

    Please read the review of Osthi (Tamil remake of that harbinger of a farce Dabangg) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Specially read the Verdict as it is worth-reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://www.supergoodmovies.com/34214/kollywood/osthi-movie-review-movie-review-details

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your say?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Chutiya viewers get Chutiya films!

  26. Hari Jr   December 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Some other Korean thriller movies that you may enjoy are Oldboy, A tale of two sisters, Lady Vengeance and Memories of Murder.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks.

    Which ones have you seen in your list?

  27. Hari Jr   December 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I haven’t seen any of them but have heard they are very good movies hence I suggested you.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If you haven’t seen any Korean films to date, you may want to start with I Saw the Devil (the bad guy is the same chap from Oldboy).

  28. Hari Jr   December 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Ok SI. Will definitely watch it as you suggested!!

    You going to watch & review Oldboy in a few days’ time??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Maybe.

  29. Naveen   December 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Looks like SI sneaked back into Netflix ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Didn’t Redbox / Amazon / Blockbuster work for you?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Actually, we never abandoned NFLX completely….we jettisoned just the streaming part but then re-added that as well.

    AMZN is junk. Very limited stock.

    Redbox is only for new & some popular foreign stuff. Doubt the people at RedBox have heard of South Korea.

    Blockbuster is not worth it.

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