Yaaradi Nee Mohini or Yaaradi Nee Shani?

Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Director: Mithran R. Jawahar
Actors:  Dhanush, Nayantara, Raghuvaran
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Story, Screenplay & Dialogs: Selvaraghavan

What an ugly movie!

Is there no respite for suffering Tamil movie fans from garbage like Yaaradi Nee Shani oops Yaaradi Nee Mohini?

Yaaradi Nee Shani is the usual ugly Kollywood combination of a pathetic story, disgusting acting and hopeless music.

Three people deserve maximum blame for the disgraceful concoction that is Yaaradi Nee Mohini – director Jawahar, story/screenplay/dialog writer Selvaraghavan and actress Nayantara – but others like Dhanush and Yuvan Shankar Raja are also unstinting in contributing generously to the overall misery quotient.

In one scene toward the end of Yaaradi Nee Shani, an angry Dhanush yells Mundo at Nayantara.  Never has a more apt epithet been hurled at an actress in the annals of Tamil cinema.

An utterly incompetent actress bereft of any graces, Nayantara torments and heaps agony on moviegoers in film after film ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

In our view, Nayantara seems to be selected by Tamil film directors in fond and illusory hopes that the audience will focus on her bountiful physical assets and ignore her total lack of acting talent.

Nayantara can’t act, she can’t dance and she ain’t even all that pretty.

Lately, a scowl seems to be a permanent fixture on Nayantara’s face. You saw her ugly, irritating scowl in Billa and by God that same ugly scowl returns to torture us in Yaaradi Nee Mohini.

Just what is this wooden actress capable of? Not much, at least in the world of Tamil cinema.

Selvaraghavan deserves blame for his inability to weave a gripping tale in Yaaradi Nee Mohini. It’s yet another hackneyed, implausible love story with nary an interesting twist.

To boost the entertainment quotient, good storytellers pick an unusual theme and then build a fine story layer after layer after layer, a technique Selvaraghavan wouldn’t recognize if it hit him in the face. Yaaradi Nee Shani is the kind of trite and disjointed story that needs as much time to put on paper as one needs to brush one’s teeth.

As for that amateur director Jawahar, this bozo should be hung, drawn and quartered for unleashing such garbage as Yaaradi Nee Shani on unsuspecting Tamil movie fans. Apparently, Jawahar was an assistant to Selvaraghavan. Nice pair – Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

The movie centers round an unemployed youth Vasu (Dhanush), who lives with his ailing teacher father (Raghuvaran). Upon seeing Keerthi (Nayantara), a manager at a software firm, it’s love at sight for Vasu. To the great surprise of his father who’s given up all hope of his son amounting to anything, Vasu manages to secure a job in the same firm.

But for Keerthi, the crude buffoon that’s Vasu doesn’t exist. Before you can say Kadavule, Kadavule, Keerthi one day slaps Vasu and his father.

Dhanush doesn’t do a good job either in Yaaradi Nee Shani although he’s not as bad as Nayantara. It’s downright ridiculous to see this skinny, pencil-thin fellow bashing up a group of thugs, each of whom is at least twice his size.

In two crucial scenes in Yaaradi Nee Shani – first, during the confrontation with Nayantara at an Australian beach and later, in the village on the eve of her marriage – Dhanush fails to deliver the acting goods. He looks tired and just goes through the motions of acting.

Music by Yuvan Shankar Rajai s deplorable. What, oh what, is the meaning or purpose of suddenly introducing that ghastly song oh baby, oh baby in the train? The song is awful, the choreography atrocious and the entire song-distance sequence abominable.

The late Raghuvaran delivers a decent performance as Vasu’s father as does the girl who plays Nayantara’s sister Anandavalli a.k.a Pooja in the movie. What an irony that Raghuvaran’s filmi funeral in the movie was preceded just a few days earlier by his real funeral. Raghuvaran will be missed.

To be fair, the movie did get a few laughs out of us and the small group of people at that horrrid theater Movie City on Oak Tree Road in Edison (New Jersey) with some garden variety, cheap jokes.

All in all, watching Yaaradi Nee Shani amounts to a complete waste of time and money.

And the caravan of pathetic Tamil movies continues.

4 Responses to "Yaaradi Nee Mohini or Yaaradi Nee Shani?"

  1. dilip   April 12, 2008 at 10:07 am

    it is very clear that you are not neutral reviewers if a movie has ajit, nayantara, trisha or jothika in the lead you blindly and out of your mind write those movies are not good and use some bizzare words in the review which will not be used by any websites or papers or magazines that review movies.

    in all the blog i seen you write all the movies(including) are not good (nearly 90%) and all the viewers who are commenting will be against your review so you must be suffering from some nervous breakdown or you must be suffering from rabbbies go and consult the doctor immediately it is dangerous to leave and live like this.some mad dog has bite you i think.

    this is not review this is scribbling out of some agony.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You rabid mongrel, there is no cure for the hemorrhoids in your mouth.

    SearchIndia.com is one of the most objective, neutral and unbiased sites for Bollywood, Kollywood & Hollywood movie reviews.

    We are not here to win a popularity contest with viewers. Our reviews are based on objective assessment of the movies we watch.

    Since 90% or more of Bollywood & Kollywood movies are utter garbage, they get bad reviews.

  2. dilip   April 13, 2008 at 6:31 am

    if 90% of bollywood and kollywood movies are utter garbage then 90% of hollywood movies are bull shits only in india they take quality movies with some emotions and bonding in a family not in bullshit hollywood.

  3. THARANIROBUSTER   April 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Hey i just wanna say , that you guys rock . Most of the movies in bollywood (its the worst film industry in the world),kollywood,not to mention tollywood ,are only ways by which some cheap minded people invest , as they know there are dumb people are there to atleast give them , a weeks run for their films . These people are just too cowardly to enter in politics so they choose this easy way . Hardly 55% of indian population know about Environmental Conservation and Global Warming ,is all this crap about boy and girl ,,crap they call love which leads eventually to marriage and an addition to the global poulation ,,god india is already 2nd in world population ,,the country started running into dumps when the first commercial film was introduced ..and i wanna again congratulate you guys keep rocking i love your site i will visit it often ,,hereafter ,,bye.

  4. shuaib68   August 30, 2008 at 4:40 am

    I am glad to find that SearchIndia is one of the few sites (or maybe the only site) that gives a clear cut answers and reviews to the agony, we, the tamil movie lovers (with a sense of cinema) going through for some time.

    Dhanush is one actor I don’t like very much. I simply cannot digest this guy from the very beginning. I cannot accept him as an actor by any merit. I don’t know how he got into Rajini’s family circle.

    His way of presentation is so crude, you cannot watch his movie with children. Rowdysm is glorified in most cases and this can damage the younsgters’ minds if they take him as an “Idol”.

    What’s wrong with Tamil Movie industry?
    What culture they’re trying to give to the youth, we don’t know.

    The innocence of the Tamil movie goers’, and they’re simple entertainment taste is being thus murdered and dismembered with the onslaught of these types of characters being introduced and portrayed as “Heroes”.

    I don’t know where they’re getting titles from. Very funny ones being introduced each and everyday:
    Ilaya Thalabathy, Little Super Star, Ultimate Super Star,….!!! There are much more but I can’t remember all of them.

    The other one such character is “Rainbow Colony” actor. I don’t know his name. I don’t want to keep that name in my memory for it would destroy my existing files in the nrain of mine.

    Chellame, is another dumb movie, utter garbage, thrown at our faces in the name of cinema.

    And there are many director/producer turned lead actor movies. I simply don’t want to talk about them. Where are they coming from? How do they get the confidence of manufacturing garbage and selling them to us as yummeee ones though they would be seen in the world cinema as yukkeees?

    This has reached a cancerous stage. That’s why physically unfit guys are flying with wires kicking, and knocking big made villains. And more and more zombizee guys are entering from cooking, washing and even garbage collection jobs into cinema as heroes. They know they will be able to kick assess in the cinema flying like superman.

    The Indian youth’s main achievement in life would be getting a so..so pretty girl in the hardest way. Come on!

    Every talent of this youth is rounded up in falling in love and getting married against all odds. Strange!

    Some of the worst I’ve seen:
    Maayakannadi, Viyabari, Chellame’, Dasavatharam, Kuselan, Boys, Nee Wedumda Chellam, Ammuwagiya Naan, Alagiya Thamil magan, Kuruwi, Suri, Yaradi Nee Mogini, Rainbow Colony,Yuga… the list goes on. This is cinema???

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: I don’t know where they’re getting titles from. Very funny ones being introduced each and everyday:
    Ilaya Thalabathy, Little Super Star, Ultimate Super Star,….!!! There are much more but I can’t remember all of them

    Even that clown Vishal who was plain awful in the recent movie Satyam has a title Puratchi Thalapathi (Revolutionary Leader). Pathetic.

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