Kadavale Kapathu (God, please save us).
Surely, never in the history ofÂ crap movies oops cop movies has there been as disgusting a film as Satyam.
Compared to other recent Tamil cop movies like Kakkha Kakkha (Surya, Jyothika), Vettaiyadu Villaydadu (Kamal Haasan, Jyothika) or Pokiri (Vijay as the undercover cop, Asin), Satyam is a pathetic piece of shit.
An odiously horrible movie, Satyam is an ugly herpes sore on Kollywood’s dirty backside.
VishalÂ Reddy, the so called puratchithalapathi, has thrown in a how not to act grotesque performance in Satyam that should make him the butt of ridicule of all serious fans of Tamil cinema.
This podi paya (kid) Vishal was not so awful in some of his previous movies like Thimiru and Sandakozhi but in Satyam he’s just so pathetic.
Mouthing platitudes when he’s not executing ridiculous fight scenes (Stunt Siva), Vishal casts a pitiful portrait for much of this movie.
Unlike Surya, Kamal Haasan or even Vijay, Vishal lacks the screen presence or the talent for the challenging role of a determined and upright police officer. The result is that the sick-pack (no typo)Â Vishal looks silly for much of the movie, a fact made worse by the horrible screenplay and effete dialogs.
Playing Vishal’s love interest, Nayantara is worse than her usual incompetent self in Satyam. In more than one scene, Nayantara’s facial expressions led us to wonder whether this vacuous bozo had Down’s Syndrome. Well, to spend any time cataloging the inadequacies of this bimbo would be a waste of bandwidth.
Bringing in a bunch of kids with their contrived antics is an irrelevant sideshow that greatly adds to the Irritating Quotient of the movie.
The Satyam story is a disjointed piece of crap.
Vishal is Satyam, the eponymous Assistant Commissioner of Police of this garbage, fighting someone or the other for much of the movie. Arrayed against him in this righteous battle are the usual corrupt politicians.
Unlike in Kakkha Kakkha, the story and roles are poorly developed in Satyam. No surprise since Kakkha Kakkha director Gautam is any day a better director than the mastermind of the Satyam disaster A.Rajasekhar.
Cast as the politician aspiring to be a Chief Minister, Kota Srinivasa Rao screams like a hyena for much of the time with an over-the-top performance.
The stunt/action scenes in Satyam, whether in the ice factory or on the highway, are a bleak reminder that chimps continue to dominate the stunt business in Tamil movies.
It’s hard to believe that a talented actress like Shreya Reddy (of Thimiru and Veyyil fame) is associated with a piece of shit like Satyam. She is the co-producer of this garbage a.k.a. Satyam.
Besides Vishal and Nayantara, the other blithering idiot responsible for the Satyam mess is A.Rajasekhar, who claims credit for the story, screenplay and direction. If anything, Satyam is marked by lack of all three elements – story, screenplay and direction.
Music is of a piece with the rest of this movie – mediocre.
With its awful picturization, the Ada Gada Gada…Dona Hey Dona song inflicts the maximum damage on the eyeballs and the eardrums.
The final moments of Satyam with a head tonsured Vishal ranting and raving on the stage like a lunatic were unendurable torture. What would we have given for a remote control with a mute button to shut out the maniacal noise emanating from the screen.
If Satyam proves anything at all, it’s that a bunch of retards can come together and make a Tamil movie.
P.S: Unless you have time and money to waste (2hrs 50 min, $11), skip this garbage a.k.a. Satyam. There were just six people for the 5:15PM show of Satyam (the very first show of the movie) at the crappy Movie City theater on Oak Tree Road in Edison, New Jersey.
I had high expectations of this movie before reading this review. I am fed up of directors concentrating on fighting scenes and not on the storyline. Vishal was saying that this movie was going to be a trendsetter. Now I see that he was lying to us. I hope the same doesn’t happen to Vikram’s Kanthaswamy and Ajith’s Aegan.
You write above: Vishal was saying that this movie was going to be a trendsetter.
If Vishal said that, he must have been high on snowwhite. Satyam is not a trendsetter but a crapsetter from the first frame to the last.
Even that Ultimate ‘Billa’ Korangu Ajith is a better actor than Vishal.
I watched this movie too. They started movie with a stunning title “Puratchithalapathy vishal in” and the rest was story of disaster. Vishal thinks people don’t know about Kakka kakka and VV. Now i see searchindia compare to a piece of shit, but it’s even worser guys. I am surprised to see you guys did not loose temper.
Another crap is coming up – named Sakkarakkatti (Sugar crystal? Eh, my tamil is the worst!) marketed with inspired and recreated ARR songs.. And i think there is no promising future Tamil projects in the moths to come (GRR..)
And i am eager why Subrahmaniapuram is not shown in US. Because i see some critics around praising the movie, and the movie did fairly well when Kuselan was showing.
I don’t know whether it’s right to post here, but please excuse me if i posted this in wrong place.
I came to hear that protests are going on against a magazine who called Rajni a mental. Why not. When he is eager in delivering craps like Kuselan, Baba etc and spoil the image he got in good films like Thalapathy and Mullum malarum. Can’t we see an actor collapse. And nothing good about Kamal in DASA too.
Next Ajith. I see him being called Thala. Now Billa is aa piece of trash which deserved a crash on the box office.
Director Shankar. You may screw me up. But Sivaji the boss was not even near his potential. And i wonder is it the only topic to choose for shankar – Corruption and a modern day Robinhood who fights against it. Waiting for robot.
Vijay dug his own grave after he gave us a fairly decent movie like pokkiri.
NB: Hail Searchindia. But please be a bit liberal (not to ugly craps like this) or we are not gonna see a single movie in this millenium! Yo!
Satyam is a disgusting piece of shit.
Sick-pack Vishal makes Shakespeare’s Caliban (The Tempest) look attractive.
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So, except for Santosh Subramaniyam,you did not find anything worth watching among Tamil releases this year! 🙁 Let’s see if Subramaniyapuram appears to be a good film for you! 🙂
We are still recovering from our Satyam nightmare…What a pathetic piece of shit.
Never got a chance to watch Subramaniyapuram because it did not release on the East Coast of the U.S.
Santosh Subramaniyam was not excellent by any measure but it was better than Kuruvi, Yaaradi Nee Shani?, Bheema, Kuselan and now Satyam.
Wow its so amazing how some people who are just so vetti and jobless who know no piece of shit about the strain taken to produce a movie that releases world wide is all about. You all just sit there and tear that movie about not just Sathyam but any movie that even gets released in the theatre is definetly a hit because there r so many that have been shot and produced and have not been released.
All of you need to get a life and give these guys a credit for their effort taken to give you all just a mere entertainment. Cinema does not die with just one movie but many more to come so no matter how much you all u jealous idiotic jobless people try to say anything you all are just wasting your time as Vishal is going to continue to act and so is Rajinikanth. Some gutts all of you all have got to comment about Shankars films and Rajinikanth. You all are just making a fool out of yourself dont you see by publicly criticizing people you can never dream of even coming near in your lives. Why dont you produce a movie that is much better than sathyam, or a shankars direction and then i am sure the public will salam you and encourage the peice of crap you all are commenting. To criticize you must be a beter talent than the person you are criticizing you jobless fools. Until then shut up get a life and sit aside and watch these people shine in lime light while you people just sit there with your jealous asses aside so called criticizing these people you jobless idiots.
1. You must be the red-bottomed, frothing-at-the-mouth epileptic monkey that escaped from your neighborhood zoo.
Did watching Satyam unhinge you completely. Satyam is like your head – full of shit with not a single redeeming element.
What Vishal accomplished on the big screen is not acting but jumping around like a bloody buffoon, screaming like a lunatic and fighting like a street ruffian. Every single frame in Satyam screamed amateur.
Tell us one single thing in Satyam that had even a semblance of artistic value.
Acting? – Both that sick-pack Vishal and that bimbette Nayanthara wouldn’t recognize good acting if it hit them on the face.
Decent Music? – Sheer cacophony and merciless assault on the ear-drums
Screenplay? – Seems like director Rajasekhar wrote the screenplay for Satyam on one side of his handkerchief
Stunt/action Scenes? – Funny
Dialogs – Hopelessly banal
Comedy – Gosh, no
With nothing to recommend it, it’s no surprise then that Satyam is turning into a BIG disaster.
2. You write above: Some gutts all of you all have got to comment about Shankars films and Rajinikanth.
If Shankar or Rajinikanth ever knew they had ass-kissing, jackass, sycophantic fans like you, they’d probably weep.
Nobody is above fair and balanced (Thank you, Fox) criticism.
3. You write: no matter how much you all u jealous idiotic jobless people try to say anything you all are just wasting your time
Restrict your asinine prattle to comments about yourself not to us or the other readers.
4. You write above: All of you need to get a life and give these guys a credit for their effort taken to give you all just a mere entertainment.
Like the rest of your ranting nonsense, the above sentence too makes no sense.
Cinema is no charity. When we pay $11 for a ticket, we are paying for entertainment not to watch or listen to unadulterated crap. If crap is all that we seek, we might as well listen to a blithering idiot like you or read your comment. If charity is what we are interested in, we’ll donate the $$ for your treatment. But when we pay $11 and enter the movie hall, we expect decent entertainment. Comprende?
5. its so amazing how some people who are just so vetti
Are you talking about your-silly-self?
6. Until then shut up get a life and sit aside and watch these people shine in lime light
Are you completely out of your mind. Limelight? Vishal and Satyam are now the laughing stock and objects of ridicule of the entire Tamil film industry. Get real, you schmucko.
As we said at the outset, there’s a close resemblance between Satyam & your head – both are full of shit.
There werejust six people in the entire theatre for the 5:15 PM show of Satyam on Friday (Aug 15, 2008) at Reliance ADAG’s Movie City, Oak Tree Road in Edison (New Jersey). Does that not tell you something about Satyam, you dummkopf?
Impatient, are we?
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Firstly, i would like to say that i’m certainly not a red-bottomed, frothing-at-the-mouth epileptic monkey that escaped from a neighbourhood zoo. Why am i saying this??? Because i am about to say something that many won’t agree with. I did not find the movie satisfying as well. BUT…but, i do not think giving rude or hurtful comments is gonna make tamil movies any beter. Instead, we should be giving constructive comments. Of course, we cannot expect tamil movies to have amazing actors or mind-blowing screenplay. Even if there are tamil movies up to such standard,bear in mind, its just a handful. Hence, i just hope that we immediately stop giving not-so-constructive comments but start off by giving them a credit for their effort.
( Not intended to hurt or offend anyone in anyway)
1. You write above: Of course, we cannot expect tamil movies to have amazing actors or mind-blowing screenplay.
It’s very frustrating that you have such low expectations of Tamil movies. Such low expectations tend to work like a self-fulfilling prophecy and the end result is garbage like Satyam, Kuruvi and Indralogathil Na Azhagappan.
Give us one compelling reason why we should not expect quality movies from the Tamil movie industry?
Are the buffoons in the Tamil movie industry charging less per ticket than Bollywood or Hollywood movies. Of course, not.
Do you know that some of the greedy idiots running the Tamil film industry charge as much as $25 per ticket in the U.S. (where SearchIndia.com is based) but keep delivering rotten movies?
Here are some of the Tamil Movie Ticket Prices in the U.S. (we use U.S. figures because SearchIndia.com is based there)
Sivaji – $25
Kuruvi – $13
Dasavatharam – $16
Kuselan – $15
Satyam – $11
By your distorted logic, the Tamil film industry can charge ticket prices that are 300% higher than the far-superior Hollywood movies but can deliver movies that are 10,000% inferior in quality. That is absolute nonsense. Even Bollywood movie tickets are priced lower in the U.S.
2. You write: i just hope that we immediately…start off by giving them a credit for their effort.
Satyam is not a movie. To give any credit to this pathetic piece of shit, would be to subject ourselves to ridicule.
3. You write: i do not think giving rude or hurtful comments…
We are not rude but like to consider ourselves as providing objective Tamil Movie Reviews so that others do not get duped into watching garbage like Satyam.
To be frank, now a days whenever a movie is getting released, the first thing I do is come to searchindia and read its reviews. I enjoy the reviews. I have become the fan of it.
Why searchindia says most of the movies as crap?
Because they are.
Uma – Even for a Porn movie, lot of ” strain taken to produce”. so do you go and watch it with your friends?
to appreciate the ‘hard work’ put in… and give credits?
Vishal was always a dumb ass…
Chellame – he is not a hero but a supporting actor in this movie.. his contribution is zero
Sandakozhi – It was meera jasmine’s performance saved this movie
Thimiru – again this guy is a spectator in the movie
Thamirabarani – one pukin performance
no wonder Satyam is a piece of shit…
You write above: Uma – Even for a Porn movie, lot of â€ strain taken to produceâ€. so do you go and watch it with your friends?
to appreciate the â€˜hard workâ€™ put inâ€¦ and give credits?
You write: Thimiru – again this guy is a spectator in the movie
Shreya Reddy stole the show in Thimiru.
Many who make Movies in India are weirdos. Those in the Tamil industry like T.Rajendar ,Vijayakanth are complete buffoons .. The way they deliver their dialogues,i detest why they call themselves as artists.The entire music industry thrives due to plagiarism. Apart from Ilayaraja and A.R all other so called composers are actually bandmasters ,apt at reproducing someone’s art.
Some of the dialogue makers in Tamil movies are fit only for comedy shows.
Satyam is a terrible piece of work.A nice way to have a headache if you want one. Nayandhara does not know what grace means while acting is an alien to Vishal.
You write above: Those in the Tamil industry like T.Rajendar ,Vijayakanth are complete buffoons
You forgot to include Ajith in your list.
you wrote” Ultimate â€˜Billaâ€™ Korangu Ajith is a better actor than Vishal.”appadi atlast you accpet the fact. By the by sathyam is definitley a bad movie in deed. all my friends have warned to keep away from theatre. by now you must have been clear who are really the big stars in kollywood.
You write: By the by sathyam is definitley a bad movie in deed. all my friends have warned to keep away from theatre.
Your friends are 100% right.
Why just Ajith? Anyone or anything is better than this bozo Vishal.
you wrote”Anyone or anything is better than this bozo Vishal”.but tough to say that there are craps like simbhu who are worst even than this bozo.
What a coincidence that you bring up Simbhu…just yesterday we were watching the Ammadi aathadi song on the iPhone via YouTube.
you wrote”You forgot to include Ajith in your list”.
ha ha nice comedy.watch movies like mugavari and vaali.atlest thru you tube. you understand the caliber of ajith.after kamal he is the second best actor in tamil film industry.
you wrote”You forgot to include Ajith in your list”. haha what a comedy only craps like you who do not know what is good acting will add ajit in that list.y u have stopped just with ajit.add vijay, vikram, rajni kamal ,surya and anybody as you wish to this list.
You write above: haha what a comedy only….
Very True. Watching Ajith on screen is like watching a bad comedy.
Good thing you reminded about Simbu, Dilip.
Oh, he’s such a joker like his father. He seems to be over the moon on his “acting”. I had the misfortune to watch “Mannan”. What an ugly performance!
This phenomenon is like eating “Kaakkaa Biryani”. It’s only 5 Rupees, You’ll get sometimes a Small Leg Piece, but tasty…(According to Vivek – “RUN”)
All this makes out to me:
Tamil movie – The Kaakkaa Biryani
Rupees 5/- – The cheap publicity
Small leg piece – The acting, story and the screenplay
Tasty – Big following by the fans and never say “flop…etc.
We’ve seen Vivek & that Kaakkaa Biryani scene you mention but can’t remember the movie’s name.
Satyam was a horrible movie even by Tamil movie standards (or lack of it).
Kaakka Biryani joke was in “RUN” (Madhavan,Meera Jasmine, Athul Kulkarni…)
I still haven’t seen Sathyam.
I would like to see a review on the New joke in town “NAYAGHAN” by a new joker. Any news????
Now we remember..we’ve seen Run and reviewed it too.
You write above: I would like to see a review on the New joke in town “NAYAGHAN” by a new joker. Any news????
We don’t think it’s releasing in the U.S.
Nayagan has collected mo’ money than Kuselan and Dasavatharam last week.. it is a blockbuster :D..
that clown J.K. Rithish is no more than 5 foot tall, I think.
challenges T.Rajhendar(or whatever his new spelling is) for the ugliest tamil hero ever
Watched the YouTube video, Kadavule, kapathu (God, pl save us).
Oh! Yes, I had the opportunity Yesterday to get a look into few scenes from “Satyam”. The Sun TV’s movie reviews showed few of the so called “stunning” scenes (according to the program) from the movie. What a patehtic performance by this gook Vishal.
I don’t see him in scene although he’s right there in front like a peace of sprat. There’s no screen presence at all. There’s this scene in a court where the villain challenges the court defending himself and after he’s been given the sentence of 14 days imprisonement Vishal walks out of court with anger. He walks down the fleet of stairs but you don’t see him electrifying. I think the famous villain “Kaanda Mirugam” (Muthu -Famed) will do a better expression, although comical.
The other thing is the investigation for the rocket attack is so easy and forensic evidence he collects looks very simple. I might recommend the methods to our Sri Lankan police to follow for investigation and prevention of Terror attacks.
Good thing I didn’t see this movie in the theatres. Now I know why SearchIndia is so reasonable in criticising this piece of shit day and night.
Vishal’s get up is so lousy that he’s just better than the famous comedy actor of 80’s “Oma Kuchchi” (Famous for the scene in which mental patients participate in an Auction sale quoting repeatedly “Naalaayiram, Ettayiram)with Kaundamani/senthil pair.
I don’t want to grope too much in this and all I can say is SearchIndia’s review is very, very reasonable.
You write: Vishal’s get up is so lousy that he’s just better than the famous comedy actor of 80’s “Oma Kuchchi” (Famous for the scene in which mental patients participate in an Auction sale quoting repeatedly “Naalaayiram, Ettayiram)with Kaundamani/senthil pair
We’d be very surprised if this lousy movie is not a dud at the box office.
I did not watch Sathyam or Kuselan in theatre.But I should say that most of the Tamil films,whether good or bad have decent dialogues or scenes.In kuselan,there is one song Perinba, in which all people praise Pasupati because he knows superstar. All people praise him to get favours from Superstar.This kind of thing happen in our real life too.If somebody is close to our higher authority,do we not praise that person to get favours from manager or do we not place recommendations. Are we all god like in nature? In that film,Vadivelu uses new kinds of tricks to increase his business.Every businessman also does the same when he is faced with competition. Kuselan is a film that is mirror which human characters of selfishness, friendship,finding happiness in simplicity etc. Unfortunately,after sivaji,people(rajni fans)expected the film to be a mass hero story. So it did not do well. Agreed that the scenes are over the top at times in Kuselan,but one should understand the inner message in every movie. In Sathyam,the message is that police should be honest and abide by the rules. I am not trying to support tamil movies.If you people see many English movies are also crap movies.They also make stupid college love stories or sex-based movies.If those movies are released in India,we try to praise them to the skies, but for tamil or any other language movies made in India having the same kind of theme,we critise them.I do not know why we adopt double standards?
1. You are right. Kollywood does not have the exclusive copyright on making bad movies.
2. You write above: Agreed that the scenes are over the top at times in Kuselan,but one should understand the inner message in every movie
Over the top at times is a gross understatement that does not reflect the total nonsense we saw on the big screen.
When we pay $15 for a ticket, we want to be entertained first.
Let Tamil movie-makers focus on learning the craft of making movies first before aspiring to provide lesser mortals with homilies or an inner message (to use your phrase).
3. You write: Kuselan is a film that is mirror which human characters of selfishness, friendship,finding happiness in simplicity etc
The tragedy of Kuselan was in its execution. Everything was so horribly crude that even if there was an underlying message or the movie attempted to mirror society, it was completely lost. The end result was an ugly disaster.
4. You write: In Sathyam,the message is that police should be honest and abide by the rules
You are right to the extent that police should be honest and abide by the rules. That, however, is not the point because we are not discussing whether the message is good or bad.
Sathyam the movie was a piece of shit with nary a single saving grace.
Take for instance, the final scene on the stage in which Vishal was ranting and raving like a lunatic…it was as if the poor bloke was suffering from diarrhea of the mouth.
On the whole, Vishal is a complete disgrace to all notions of art and needs to learn the basics of acting. Pronto.
one more problem
a couple of points,
1) your command and usage of the english language is excellent so are your reviews
2) i think that you should not deign to reply to people who rant meaninglessly on the forum. for ex: your red bottomed monkey repartee was excellent, but why allow such cretinous comments to be published in the place?
last, sorry havent cared much about punctuation 🙂
You write above: i think that you should not deign to reply to people who rant meaninglessly on the forum. for ex: your red bottomed monkey repartee was excellent, but why allow such cretinous comments to be published in the place?
As Mao once said (but actually did the opposite by killing the dissidents), Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend makes for a livelier discussion/forum.
Further, one man’s rant is another’s gospel.
one more question: aren’t you folks rather too acerbic? do you feel that way anytime?
(personally: i like it the word selections are rather deadly!)
You write above: arenâ€™t you folks rather too acerbic?
Naah, you must be confusing SearchIndia.com with some other blog. 🙂
😉 nice reply!
do you see any hope at all for kollywood n co? or are we gonna be bombarded with unwatchable drivel for the foreseeable future?
any guesses on the thought process of the directors on how exactly they think/conclude that people would be enthralled by crap like satyam?
frankly i find it very insulting that a director could assume i would like the shit dished out in kuruvi or satyam! sadly there is no way of letting these imbeciles know!
why do you call ajith ‘korangu’?
1. You write above: do you see any hope at all for kollywood n co?
Decent Tamil movies that are not stolen will be a rara avis, like the Halley’s Comet.
2. You write: any guesses on the thought process of the directors on how exactly they think/conclude that people would be enthralled by crap like satyam?
Bottomline, Tamil movie directors are for the most part unimaginative and wholly lacking in talent. They take the easy way out by stealing or dishing out crap like Kuruvi or Satyam. Predictably, they get their comeuppance when their crappy movies bomb badly at the box office.
3. In the context of Billa, Ajith was prancing around like a Korangu (monkey). But as best as we can remember, we have yet to see Ajith on all fours. So while simian (not Simran) like in his acting, Ajith is not a Korangu in the quadruped sense of the term.
Agreed. Vishal is the ugliest so-called hero in this world. He is the ugliest stink and I dont know when these idiots started calling each other with ‘thalapthi’ names..huh..Yuck. There should be a website setup to vote him as the ugliest hero-attempt in this world..he is there as dhrishti pathigaram for Tamil film heroes I gues… 😀 lol!
Who do you think you are – Adonis or Helen of Troy?
vishal is ok only actor.. he has also given us evtertain ing movies like sandakozhi, thimuru, and thamirabharani
yaanaikku(ajni,vijay) sarukkum podhu poonaikku (vishal, jeyam ravi)oru vaati sarukkadha
movie is kind of boring.saw the movie in local cable TV just some days back. but was looking forward to see only nayanthara..im just crazy abt that girl she is my beauty queen. her looks are becoming sexier day by day. she’s slowly progressing to great heights. she’s climbing the ladder slowly but steadily. but i was dissappointed with her pairing with karupatti vishal(we call that man as theechatti govindhan)there was no chemistry between the two.looking forward to more nayanthara movies and expecting some good reviews abt her “……… ” chiiiiiiii dont think dirty acting skills
You write above: im just crazy abt that girl she is my beauty queen. her looks are becoming sexier day by day. she’s slowly progressing to great heights. she’s climbing the ladder slowly but steadily.
The Diana of your dreams is still single (at least as far as we know). Why don’t you propose.