Folks, it’s Deepavali day (in India but not yet in the U.S.) and here we are watching sori-padam Surya’s Aadhavan. 🙁
There are about 50 people in the theatre.
Considering it’s a Surya-Nayantara film and a movie directed by K.S. Ravikumar we have little expectation.
Movie is about to start. Our Tamil makkal are screaming. 😉
More later, folks.
Best of Luck 😀
thats all i can say .
Sick movie 😀
Full review coming in a few hours.
Aadavan is super crap. Peranmai is supposedly good. Will you watch and review??
Peranmai – Not watching, not reviewing.
Blue, All the Best (Hindi) and Aadhavan reviews only.
Peranmai is trash say critics.
We decided to skip it.
Three movies on one day – Blue, All the Best and Aadhavan is enough.
And the winner is All the Best.
Just back from the 10:30 show..awful movie.. easily the worst movie that I have seen in my life. Surya stoops to new low levels… 1 msg for him -> 6 pack mattum irunda poradu pa, mandai le masala vum irrukanam..
Review coming in about 30 minutes. It’s now 2:57AM ET.
yea.. I thought u guys would have caught the 7:30 show. was waiting for the review before i went out to the 10:30.. gotta have a nice sleep to get over this load of horse crap..Music-> plain awful.. Nayanthara -> disgusting. Ramesh Kanna and a bunch of 20 clowns -> yuck. KS ravikumar and his huge shit of laptop,bluetooth, pendrive,webcamera needs to be burned alive for this diwali
No, we didn’t go for the 7:30 PM show because we were watching All the Best (Hindi).
We went for the 10:30PM show.
After Aadhavan, we are in a state of profound shock.
In extremis, if you will.
whats the verdict for aadhavan ?
Review coming soon. 😉
It’s now 3:24 AM ET. Hopefully in about 20-30 minutes.
i heard different views abt peraanmai…three of my friends saw the movie and said its definitely worth atleast watching one….
normally all the 3 guyz used to say every movie a crap…so a comment of this sort looked like vasishtar vaayala brahma rishi!!…probably it would be a trial in spending the last $ for peraanmai
1. You write: i heard different views abt peraanmai…three of my friends saw the movie and said its definitely worth atleast watching one….
You heard different views about Peranmai?
If the three of your friends who watched the movie all felt it was worth watching at least once, aren’t they all the same views.
2. We are definitely skipping Peranmai.
Hard to believe that Jayam Ravi will offer anything remarkable.
Jayam Ravi is the kind of C-grade film star whose movies people go to if they don’t secure tickets for other movies.
You know, years ago when we used to live in India when we failed to get tickets for an Amitabh Bachchan movie we’d go to a Jeetendra or Shatrughan Sinha film.
SI wrote “Hard to believe that Jayam Ravi will offer anything remarkable.”
From when did Jayam Ravi become a director?
Peranmai is an excellent movie. The director of this movie Jananathan is definitely different from the masala directors. Hope you have watched “Iyarkai” and “E” before.
I would rate “Peranmai” on par with Iyarkai (If not better). “E” probably was worst of his 3 movies and still passable compared to majority of Tamil mssala movie craps.
I feel sorry you SI, your $$$ would have been well spent on Peranmai compared to junk “Aadavan” and you know how important those $$$ are in recession times 🙂
1. You write: Peranmai is an excellent movie.
Ho ho ho. Bet ‘Excellent’ has a different meaning in your dickionary.
Can Jayam Ravi even spell the word acting? No, no that’s not a question. Just a rhetorical question.
Running around like your tail is on fire is not the same as acting. Hey, if acting smacked Jayam Ravi square on the face he wouldn’t recognize it.
Vandatangapa comedy pasanga (here come the clowns).
2. You write: From when did Jayam Ravi become a director?
We were speaking of a Jayam Ravi movie.
3. You write: Hope you have watched “Iyarkai” and “E” before
We’ve watched and reviewed E.
Here’s the E Review.
4. You write: I feel sorry you SI, ….compared to junk â€œAadavanâ€
You are right. Aadhavan is junk, plain and simple.
BTW, save your sympathies for yourself. Anyone who’s gushing about a Jayam Ravi film needs all the sympathies he/she/it can porikify. 🙁
Watched Peranmai last night.. it is definitely a “different” kind of movie..
the director has got stunt men from Central/Eastern Europe (they must strapped for cash?) and has asked them to act
they seem to have gone to same acting school as
there are more such funny scenes involving those actors.. their “boss” Kickinger looks and sounds like the CA governor (6’6″ and 300 pounds).. and gets beaten up by our boy Ravi.
the girls-next-door show good amounts of cleavage*.. so it is all good. they are slight less comedic than the European actors. Ravi’s eyes look weird.. The right eye is significantly bigger than the left.. so that adds to the fun.
*I didn’t know if “amounts of cleavage” is grammatically correct, so queried it up on Google and got
From your above video snippet, Peranmai doesn’t seem like that big a deal.
Not sure if it’s worth our time.
BTW, the biggest in-person cleavage we’ve seen is that of a Big (at least 38D) Black sales woman at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in NY many years back. Still haunts our memories. 😉
Well I can only suggest you to watch better movies for review. Peranmai is definitely worth it for a different try.
Though it can’t be called as remake, the movie is loosely based on “The dawns here are quiet”. If you haven’t heard of it have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dawns_Here_Are_Quiet.
On a seperate note if you pass a judgement on an unknown person’s character based on if he watches Jayam Ravi’s movies keep going 🙂 Good luck with all your future Vijay movie reviews.
1. Kadavule, won’t you let us enjoy our evening drink in peace.
We were just trying a new cocktail – London Dry Gin mixed with the 99-cent Mexican Jarritos Tamarind Soda. Not bad. The drink goes very well with our dinner of two Tacos with coleslaw salad and hot salsa.
2. Read your above Wiki profile on The Dawns Here Are Quiet. Surprisingly, Netflix doesn’t have this Russian language film.
Going by what we’ve read about Peranmai, the story seems similar to The Dawns Here Are Quiet. The difference being that in the Russian movie the girls were army gunners but in the Tamil version they are NCC cadets.
Oh, we almost forgot. The Dawns Here Are Quiet was nominated for the Oscar in the 1973 “Best Foreign Language Film” category. Unlikely, Peranmai will ever find its way into any Oscar category. Asscar, maybe. 😉
3. You write: Peranmai is definitely worth it for a different try.
We might have seen Peranmai the week of its release if we did’t have Blue, All the Best and Aadhavan.
Now it’s too late.
Wonder if the Peranmai producers acknowledged the inspiration from The Dawns Here Are Quiet in the credits.
“Wonder if the Peranmai producers acknowledged the inspiration from The Dawns Here Are Quiet in the credits”
No 🙂 Though the concept is “loosely based” on the Russian movie, it’s heavily Indianised (for once in a good way). Especially I liked the way how the movie handles relationship between a lower-caste forest ranger (appointed on reservation) and his upper-caste boss.
The analogy that comes close to my mind to describe the relationship of this movie with original is that of Anbe Sivam to Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
And yeah not sure if it could be termed as spoiler alert -> similar to Anbe Sivam, knowing Jananathan’s soft corner for communism the movie does sprinkle communist thoughts without slinging mud on capitalism.
You can now get back to your drink now. Throw in a Rum with your current mix. Might sound weird but I liked it. Happy drinking 🙂
1. You write above: Though the concept is “loosely based” on the Russian movie
Based on what we’ve read, it doesn’t seem loosely based on The Dawns Here Are Quiet .
Not acknowledging the source really gets our goat. Just because you Indianize or Tamilize a foreign movie with a few songs or Tamil Language doesn’t mean the original fella should go uncredited.
2. You write: Jananathanâ€™s soft corner for communism the movie does sprinkle communist thoughts without slinging mud on capitalism.
Anyone with sense would fling on the current version of Capuitalism, the bailed-out American Style crony capitalism.
3. You write above: You can now get back to your drink now.
We’re quite high…otherwise we’d write more. 😉
(BTW, Akismet flagged your comment as spam. Not sure why.)
SI: Just because you Indianize or Tamilize a foreign movie with a few songs or Tamil Language doesnâ€™t mean the original fella should go uncredited.
Agreed!! It hardly ever happens in India.
SI: Based on what weâ€™ve read, it doesnâ€™t seem loosely based on The Dawns Here Are Quiet
Lots of difference in the screenplay except for the concept of one hero and 5 heroines battling for their homeland. I have watched both the Original version and tamizh version. You can request for the original version in your local library.
SI: BTW, Akismet flagged your comment as spam. Not sure why
Hmm don’t know why….
Unfortunately, our local library system doesn’t carry The Dawns Here Are Quiet.