Villu – Will Flop Thalapathi Vijay Score a Hatrick?

Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad 

Tamil film star Vijay’s last two films were not merely pitiful disasters but also turned out to be hideous torture for viewers.

Given Vijay’s pathetic track record lately, we wonder whether his new movie Villu is more of the same trash.

Let’s take a quick look at some of Vijay’s recent movies:

Azhagiya Tamil Magan was utter garbage. After suffering the misfortune of watching this piece of crap, we wrote that Asingamana Tamil Magan would be a more apt name for this repellent farce of a movie featuring Vijay in a double role opposite the young Delhi girl Shriya Saran. Even in the long gone days of silent movies, film-makers would not dare to put out an abomination like Azhagiya Tamil Magan on viewers. Horribly amateurish, completely bereft of a story or any semblance of logic, Azhagiya Tamil Magan brings disgrace to the entire Tamil movie industry.

As for Kuruvi, seldom in the annals of human depravity has such a nightmare been unleashed on the unsuspecting public. As we wrote last year, in Kuruvi the story was not remotely credible, music was intolerable, the acting was unbearable, action scenes unendurable and overall the movie was just insufferable.

Is it any surprise then that Vijay now wears the mantle of Flop Thalapathi.

With Villu now set to debut this Pongal, the big question is whether Tamil film star Vijay will deliver yet another piece of crap.

It’s been two years now since Pokiri (directed by Prabhu Deva), Vijay’s last decent effort.

By the way, some of the key members of the Pokiri team are associated with Villu as well. Maybe, that’s a good omen.

Besides Vijay, other members of the Villu team that were part of Pokiri include Prabhu Deva (the director again) and Prakash Raj (the villain again).

In Villu, Vijay stars opposite Nayanthara, one of the worst actresses in the eastern hemisphere and Lucifer’s choosen disciple brought forth upon this planet solely to torment earthlings.

The trailer we’ve seen of Villu and the fight scenes on YouTube are laughably silly.

There’s some chatter on the Internet that Villu is a remake of the 1998 Bollywood film Soldier featuring Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta.

It remains to be seen if Shani is still firmly entrenched in Vijay’s corner and more importantly if his fans will get a reprieve with Villu.

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16 Responses to "Villu – Will Flop Thalapathi Vijay Score a Hatrick?"

  1. halfMonkHalfHitman   January 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    SI you write “By the way, some of the key members of the Pokiri team are associated with Villu as well. Maybe, that’s a good omen.”

    I think you are being too optimistic here. 🙂 Responds:

    We’ll know in about 10 days.

  2. shuaib68   January 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Can we then call these flops as “(Loose)Motion Picture”?

  3. gk   January 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Yes.It is the remake of soldier-son revenging father’s death,apparently vijay s doin both the roles as father & son….Y should the son always be a xerox copy of father ? Is this genetically viable? Responds:

    You write: Y should the son always be a xerox copy of father ? Is this genetically viable?

    Good question.

    We think singgakutty also raised a similar point earlier.

  4. StrYngLad74   January 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    “Soldier” is not a bad movie. It has a decent amount of suspense and the pacing is pretty good, though the action scenes are…Meh!!! Yeah, it has the typical Bollywood elements, e.g., some Johnny Lever jokes thrown in and some goofy caricatured acting by the baddies, but good pop-corn flick.

  5. terraferrous   January 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.” Responds:

    The Matrix Reloaded.

  6. SRINIVAS   January 5, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Soldier by Abbas – MAstan is itself a remake of a English Movie as is the case with all Abbas – MAstan movies ….so that takes care of the script part ….decent script …

    Now this script has to be modified to suit “the hero of the masses” – VIJAY and that means ….senseless songs , dance , fight’s …heroine and a comdey track …which will only act as interruptions and mar the pace of a suspense movie …

    The outcome is predictable ….

    Vijay means hardcore masala …its a genre …which is not meant for SI …cant be called as great cinema ….but entertaining ??? …at times yes …mostly no

    Since Masses outnumber …..and this will be entertaining by their standards ….this will hit the bull eye … Responds:

    You write above: Vijay means hardcore masala …its a genre …which is not meant for SI …

    We liked Pokiri.

  7. joeantony   January 5, 2009 at 3:59 am

    I saw the trailer of Villu…. I think your premonition is gonna to be true… Vijay looks as sick as he looked in kuruvi, they tried copying some style (!!??) tips from Ajith’s Billa, Vijay appears in Mahakavi Barathiyaar’s getup and say ‘villu power fullu’… ah so sick. More to add to this comedy, prakash raj comes in the getup of ‘Vellai Tamilan’ – sivaji rajni… god please save Tamilians from such movies… Responds:

    Parkalam (we’ll see).

  8. SRINIVAS   January 5, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Vijay as such is a good actor ….but he has decided to do only hardcore masala …. good directors dont approach him ….because he asks them to modify the script …by including all those Vijay elements …

    Can you think of a Vijay doing a movie like Pithamagan …..he can …but he won’t …

  9. StrYngLad74   January 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm


    “Soldier by Abbas – MAstan is itself a remake of a English Movie”

    It’s no doubt that the Abbas-Mustan duo have constantly stolen Hollywood scripts, like Baazigar- A Kiss before dying, Daraar- Sleeping with the enemy, Baadshah- copies both If Looks Could Kill and Nick of Time, and a remake of The Italian Job is also being planned. However, I just couldn’t figure out which movie is the original source for SOLDIER. Do you know the source? I’d be very interested to know.

  10. tkktalks   January 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Pokiri worked because of the right amount of masala, except for some over acting by Prakash Raj, let’s see if this flick produces something not regrettable on the time spent.

    BTW, are you not expecting Naan Kadavul. I am looking for that. Responds:

    You write above: BTW, are you not expecting Naan Kadavul. I am looking for that.

    We are not sure if Naan Kadavul will make it to the U.S.

  11. tkktalks   January 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    [Deleted because of repetition] Responds:

    Do not repeat your comment.

    We usually get to 99% of comments.

    Yes, we have already processed your previous comment (please see above).

  12. singgakutty   January 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    my prediction… vijay will appear as a sportsman doing unbelievable stunts eg. jumping from plane without parachute but still lands safely etc..

    followed by a song, right after it he will meet the heroine, fall in love right away.. oh i forgot to mention the fighting scene of where there will be stupid punch dialogues such as ‘villu na bloodyfool ne arthum’..

    in comes the villain, followed by another fight.. there will be comedies in between (why we need an extra comedian when vijay is already there??)..

    by this time you will cursing yourself for watching this movie and get out of the theater Responds:

    You write above: why we need an extra comedian when vijay is already there??)..

    Funny. 🙂

  13. Chinnu Babu   January 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

    SI you wrote.” Nayanthara, one of the worst actresses in the eastern hemisphere” is that true? Responds:

    We are not playing true or false games here.

  14. Chinnu Babu   January 19, 2009 at 2:00 am

    SI you are not supposed to say like cannot insult a popular actress like Nayanthara. Responds:

    You write above: you cannot insult a popular actress like Nayanthara

    Oh, no…we never insult anyone here…least of all a popular ahem ahem actress like Nayantara.

    We thought this ahem ahem actress should have got the Golden Globes for the way she flaunted her globes in some of her recent movies.

  15. SJ2009   February 14, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    [Trash Talk] hatrick is nothing to this thing…anyway where is the review for Silambattam? Its an entertaining movie is all I can say. If you dont want to risk again paying for it, you can watch it HQ at wud be nice to see you rip that so-called sombhu.. Responds:

    Silambattam had a limited release in the U.S. Not sure if it made it to the East Coast.

  16. SJ2009   February 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    [Trash Talk]

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