And a reflection of the utter poverty of ideas and the current comatose state of Bollywood.
Because Pammal K. Sambandam is garbage, plain and simple.
Except for a couple of crass jokes, there’s nothing in Pammal K. Sambandam.
We were misled into believing Pammal K. Sambandam was a romantic comedy.
Alas, no. Pammal K. Sambandam is a movie that falls in the genre of utter garbage.
With a story that’s beyond ridiculous, Pammal K. Sambandam is yet another reminder that Kollywood is not a movie business but a futile attempt at waste recycling.
Trash in = Trash out.
Kamal Haasan plays Pammal K. Sambandam, a stuntman and a diehard bachelor in the movie.
When his close friend Anand’s (Abbas) marriage to Malathi (Sneha) turns sour, Pammal steps in to assist his friend only to be thwarted at every step by Malathi’s doctor friend Janaki (Simran).
You see, Janaki is a misogamist and hardened spinster, who’s completely wedded to her medical profession. At her urging, Malathi files for a divorce.
Before you can say Pammal Sambandam, a quirky event forces Janaki to get close to Pammal Sambandam.
By now, the movie has ascended the Himalayan heights of nonsense from which there is no escape for the suffering audience.
Kamal Haasan throws in a tolerable performance while Simran (a popular yesteryear Tamil actress) is below mediocre.
Ironically, we see little by way of extraordinary stunts although Kamal Haassan plays a stuntsman in movies.
The few stunt scenes we see are the garden variety kind that Hollywood probably abandoned in the 1940s.
As for Sneha or Abbas, the duo wouldn’t pass muster for a high school drama production.
As we said earlier, there are a few comic lines but they are few and far between to provide much relief from this sophomoric drivel.
Yes, now we know why they say Keep Left or why some people don’t get the Madras Eye infection in India.
Save that, the comedy track involving the hero’s sidekicks amounts to little more than a migraine.
Deva’s music adds zero value to the movie.
Rather, the song and dances amplify the misery quotient of the movie.
Whether it’s the first song Kandasamy Ramasamy or the subsequent ones like Thindukallu, Gadothkajaa and Sakalakala Vallavaneh, they afford little joy.
Neither were the picturizations of the songs anything to write home about.
Yendi Soodamani inflicts the least damage.
Parts of the movie have been filmed in some foreign locales but make zero difference to this garbage.
Same old. Same old shit.
While neither Kamal Haasan nor Simran are graceful dancers, Kamal is slightly better than the babe.
Hard to believe this mediocre actress was once the queen bee of Kollywood.
Folks, the omens are not good.
We just watched the trailer of Kambakkht Ishq and it does not look good.
Not good at all.
Akshay Kumar is indeed a stuntsman in the movie while Kareena Kapoor plays a supermodel.
If Kambakkht Ishq hews to the Pammal K. Sambandam story line, even if it’s just broadly, it can only portend insufferable agony for movie fans (even if the Bollywood production is a slicker version of the Tamil film with some changes to the script).