Aadhavan Review – Sickening Piece of Shit

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Folks, Aadhavan is a dystopian nightmare unleashed on unsuspecting moviegoers by a litter of sadistic pigs and pickpockets (Surya, Nayantara, Vadivelu, producer Udayanidhi Stalin, director K.S.Ravikumar et al) with the sole intention of pissing on your Deepavali celebrations.

A harrowing journey through the hades, no less.

We had a hard time not puking our guts out after sitting through the lengthy, torturous ordeal.

How Tamil movies can be so horrendously bad in this day and age boggles the imagination.

But then we console ourselves with the thought that this is after all Sori-Padam Surya’s film.

Quality and entertainment are the last things you ought to look for in a Surya movie these days.

Over the last few years, Surya Sivakumar has specialized in delivering only Sori-Padam, the worst possible movies: Trash like Vel, Ayan and now this ugly monstrosity Aadhavan.

Aadhavan – Beyond Garbage

A wretched melange of all the pathetic elements including a horribly asinine story, mediocre acting, so-so songs, poor picturization of all songs and a disgustingly grating comedy track, Aadhavan is not something you expect from a veteran director like K.S.Ravikumar but from an ambattan (barber) you hire off the street to direct a film.

In Aadhavan, Surya is cast as an eponymous assassin tasked with killing a judge who is readying a report on the murder of children for their organs.

Alas, this is no slick Jason Bourne we encounter here. But a jackass of a kitchen help cum assassin.

Alas, this is no Bourne Supremacy. But a Korangu Lunacy.

Alas, this is not a fast-paced action thriller. But a tedious killer.

After an abortive assassination attempt on the judge to prevent release of an inquiry report, Aadhavan (Surya) with the forced help of Banerji (Vadivelu) enters the household of the judge to carry out his nefarious goal.

If the movie is bad so far, it now enters the realm of unyielding nonsense for the next 2 plus hours.

When the ‘twist’ comes, it does not surprise but au contraire seems so silly and utterly implausible. It only drew hoots from the audience, who were completely disengaged with the film (as evidenced by the continuous chatter and jeers).

Surya is not in the least convincing, either as an assassin or as a lover boy. Also, there’s little chemistry between the lead pair Surya and Nayantara.

Cast in the female lead, Nayantara’s sole raison d’etre is to inflict maximum agony on viewers. Par for the course for this schmuck.

As usual, this worthless actress makes you wonder why a movie should include a female at all.

Both Surya and Nayantara are awful dancers. Surya seems worse than his old man Sivakumar.

The comedy track with Vadivelu dominates much of the movie (more so than in Kanthasamy or Villu) and every minute is painful.

Despite gallivanting across the globe to the farthest corners, every song in Aadhavan is pitifully picturized including the better numbers like Hasile Fasile, Maasi Maasi and Deko Deko.

Don’t Waste Your $$

Folks, if you have any gray-matter at all, avoid Aadhavan like the plague.

One member of the audience was heard complaining about forking out money to get a headache as he was leaving. We wholly endorse the sentiment considering our $11 was completely down the drain.

Do not even remotely consider watching this nauseating, mind-numbing sickening piece of shit a.k.a Aadhavan.

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58 Responses to "Aadhavan Review – Sickening Piece of Shit"

  1. Guru   October 17, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Please post your review of the tamil film mozhi and thiru thiru thuru thuru
    What do u think about these 2 movies?

    Explain about them individually…..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Here’s the Mozhi review. We haven’t seen Thiru thiru

  2. Vivek   October 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

    But this movie might become a hit because this is the only major release apart from peranmai. Meanwhile are you aware of a movie paranormal activity? Making waves with a very min. Release in U.S.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Of course, if it’s shit it will become a hit with Indians. Their culture or lack of it embraces all things hideous.

  3. Vetti Jijaji   October 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

    as internut’s most popular blogger often says UnF*ckingBelievable! How did you manage to sit through 3 movies and then write reviews for 3! Glad that you got some respite through Dev(ar Ma)gan.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. We think three movies in a theatre on the same day was a first for us too. 😉

    2. Watched Blue first, then All the Best and finally Aadhavan. Had a gap of over three hours after Blue.

    Put our new ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 10.5 Hour Battery Life to test. Handled it remarkably.

    3. All the Best was funny.

    Laughed a lot. 🙂

    4. Aadhavan was so UnF*ckingBelievably bad. F*cking imbeciles.

  4. arshad2   October 17, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Finally u have wasted ur money watching a crap movie 😀

    CHECK out the funny review of sify :

    Aadhavan is good fun while it lasts. It’s a roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated masala. 😀

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Finally u have wasted ur money watching a crap movie

    Wasted our money, have we?

    Remember, you were the one who repeatedly implored us to watch Aadhavan. Do you remember your hilarious comment on Oct 14, 7:45 AM: Ur review will save many in India 😉

    2. Don’t know what the Sify reviewer smoked.

    But we’d like some of ‘that’ too. 😉

  5. arshad2   October 17, 2009 at 9:28 am


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Rubbish.

    Made no impact, absolutely.

    2. Aadhavan will go down in Tamil film history as one of the crappiest movies ever made.

    Of course, it might even become a hit but that won’t change the fact that this is stinking kuppae (trash).

    These are rank amateurs.

  6. shuaib68   October 17, 2009 at 10:55 am

    This is “atpudha kalai”- the magical art of garbage recycling. They’re helping us to test the faculty of smell – Yeah, stinking better.

    Have you ever tried this website:

    You must see how the Queen has been murdered in cold blood. I mean, the many funny english signs/Signboards and notices in Japan, Thailand etc.

    UnF*ckingBelievably hilarious. Better than “ALL THE BEST”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Thanks for the Engrish site.


    Some of the comments below the pictures are even more hilarious.

    2. BTW, has Aadhavan release in the Gulf region too?

    Yesterday, 5 Hindi movies were playing at some of the Regal theatres in NJ, an American theatre chain on the East Coast. UnF*ckingBelievabe.

  7. arshad2   October 17, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I have passed ur review link to many friends and ask them not to watch 😀

    what is the film Running Length ?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Aadhavan started about 10:30PM after the previews for Akshay Kumar’s Blue. We were out, roughly by around 1:40 AM. There was a 10-15 min interval since it’s an Indian film.

  8. Aswin_Kini   October 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

    So, yet again, SI did it. Spending ‘N’ number of dollars on thrash movies. You never learn, do you??

    Instead of reviewing movies (Yawn!!!!!!) whose results have been written all over the wall, why can’t you spend your dollars on reviewing some good old movies in French, Thai, Marathi, and other languages!

    “You become what you think”- stop watching these movies for heaven’s sake. If you do so, I am sure you will land yourself in a mental asylum one day.

    By the way, you can ask suggestions from other SI movies for any of those rare, once-in-a-blue-moon, good Indian movies. You should review those and enlighten us on the fact that there are/were good Indian movies. What Say SI?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    We’ll start with Iruvar (mallukuttan’s old recommendation). What say you?

  9. Aswin_Kini   October 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Nice decision SI, by the way, have you watched the Kamal Haasan-Sri Devi starrer “Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu”. Can’t say it was a great film, but it was certainly better than any of the films released over the last 15 years.

    By the way, this film carries a nice pictorial representation of the jobless youngsters in the eighties.

    My dad always says that I am lucky to be in a time where getting a job is easy, whenever I see this film, I realize that my dad is hundred percent true!

    How was it during your period? Was the job situation here so worse?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. No, we haven’t seen Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu although we’ve heard of it.

    2. We never had any hassles in getting a job in India.

    For engineers, landing a job in a public sector outfit like Bharat Electronics was considered a big thing those days. Our neighbor was the envy of many when he secured a job at Bharat Electronics in Navi Mumbai.

    Also, vaguely remember there was an organization called employment exchange, where people used to register their names.

  10. Aswin_Kini   October 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Hilariously funny scenes 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Funny scenes all.

    Liked the pheromones H2O9 and the funeral scene toward the end best of all.

  11. shuaib68   October 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

    SI: 2. BTW, has Aadhavan release in the Gulf region too?

    I didn’t check it. But, I know for sure that it has been released. B’cos, there’s a sizeable tamil community living in Abu Dhabi.

    I have given up going to cinemas to watch re-cycled garbages. Rather, I wait for the “Pirates of The Kollywoodian” to emerge with their booty. Pirating of garbage is not a sin (Joke).

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I have given up going to cinemas to watch re-cycled garbages

    You are a very smart man.

    Paying cash for trash like Aadhavan is a sin.

  12. Aswin_Kini   October 17, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Oh, the employment exchange, that one still exists here! A total waste of time registering there! I have heard from my Aunt that her friends didn’t get any interview calls for nearly 13 years!!!! My dad tells me many instances where his college friends followed up with the employment exchange for years and didn’t even land up with a single job.

    Indian government was and is pathetic at creating jobs. Even today, the government has no alternate plans if the BPO/IT sector crashes.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Indian government was and is pathetic at creating jobs.

    Sad, considering the enormous population growth. God, the people there breed like mosquitoes.

    2. Now, based on what we hear and read the income disparities are widening enormously.

    Some talk of Ducati motorbikes and Porsche cars, build $1 billion homes while many live in fetid slums with little to eat.

    Notwithstanding all those fancy marketing slogans like Shining India, Mera Bharat Mahaan et al, we see little hope for the blighted land.

  13. indianmaster   October 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Watched this movie in Pondicherry.

    I enjoyed the vadivelu comedy scenes. I thought the comedy is decent in this movie. Didn’t you enjoy the comedy? or did you got bored by the repetitiveness of Vadivelu’s body language and dialogue.

    Between, what is your position (liking/disliking) on the comedians in Tamil Cinema? — Vadivelu, Vivek, Karnas…. May be, you can blog your thoughts about the comedians in Tamil Cinema.

    Something wrong with the graphics of the 10 year old boy – his head looked too big compared to other boys who were at the school. The Initial chase scene reminded me of the Casino royale chase scene. 9thara looked very ugly as usual. I think the makeup man must have really tried very hard and gave up – you can notice the facials very clearly. Saroja Devi was treated like a clown in the movie – I heard she is appearing in a movie after 12 years.

    I think loosu payya’s grandson (udhayanidhi stalin) may be appearing as a hero in his next production – he appeared in a few scenes after the climax and also gave some hints in an interview about becoming a hero. Very bright future ahead for Tamil Cinema!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I think loosu payya’s grandson (udhayanidhi stalin) may be appearing as a hero in his next production

    We think Udayanidhi Stalin should appear as a loosu (nut case). Won’t require any makeup or extra effort considering that this bozo’s specialty is making crazy films like Aadhavan and Kuruvi.

    Yeah, we saw Udayanidhi Stalin and K.S.Ravikumar at the end. Found it very silly.

    But since the whole movie is silly, what’s an extra 5-more silly minutes.

    Udayanidhi Stalin looked and acted like a retard in those brief moments he was on the screen.

    2. The Vadively comedy track has gotten extremely tiresome.

    How many times can you enjoy seeing Vadivelu getting slapped around by one and all. In Kanthasamy, he is often beaten up by the cops. In Aadhavan, the family members keep slapping/jerking him around.

    3. You write: Between, what is your position (liking/disliking) on the comedians in Tamil Cinema? — Vadivelu, Vivek, Karnas….

    Vadivelu is probably the best among the worst. But the script is often so badly written we find it so irritating.

  14. medytrance   October 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    It’s a pity you don’t review Malayalam movies, because some of the best movies to ever come out of India have been Malayalam.

    Wish you would review Manichitra Thazu — a horror/psychological thriller and one of those rare movies where all elements fall into place to give you that perfect entertainer. Shobhana is a class act in the movie.

    Also, wanted to direct you to this: http://passionforcinema.com/pazhassi-raja-worthless-lives-priceless-freedom/

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Read the piece (from above link) on Pazhassi Raja. Thanks. We were unaware of the film.

    Will definitely see it (preferably in a theatre) if it releases in a radius of 150 miles here.

    Agree, these films deserve encouragement.

    2. Netflix doesn’t carry Manichitra Thazu.

  15. iamsumu   October 18, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Its unfair that there’s no return policies for getting my money back for watching crap like Adhavan, Villu and probably coming soon to a restroom Vettaikkaran.

    Great blog.

    Love the honest opinions and analysis.

    Your team should think of promoting this blog more. In the midst of bad reviews among other sites, this blog tells stuff like Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe would.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Its unfair that there’s no return policies for getting my money back for watching cr@p like Adhavan, Villu and probably coming soon to a restroom Vettaikkaran.

    Ah, if only, if only.

    Considering all the crap Tamil and Hindi movies we’ve splurged mucho $$ on, we’d be berry berry rich if there were a return policy.

    2. Feel like rewatching Pulp Fiction. 😉

  16. Deenendra   October 18, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Actually, when a comedian pens the script of the movie, we can’t expect anything much from it.

    In this movie’s case, the writer is Ramesh Khanna, who makes an appearance in every KSR movie. However, there are comedians who write good stories, like Crazy Mohan and Yugi Sethu (who will write Asal’s script).

    I haven’t watched the movie, but I bet it wouldn’t have been as bad as Kanthasamy right?

    Looking forward to the review of Iruvar.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I haven’t watched the movie

    You are so much wiser than the rest of us.

    If other Tamil movie fans had any sense, they’d follow your lead.

    2. You write: I bet it wouldn’t have been as bad as Kanthasamy right

    Aadhavan is such a sick movie that it has few parallels in the art world.

    Aadhavan is the equivalent of a terror(art) strike on innocent Tamils on the happy occasion of Deepavali.

    Surya should shave his head as repentance for the sin of shaving people off their money by falsely claiming this sickening piece of shit is a movie.

    3. Just can’t fathom the need for a stupid Vadivelu comedy track in every Tamil movie.

    It’s taking the easy way out for unimaginative writers.

  17. Guru   October 18, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Thanx 4 the good review of mozhi… Its perhaps one of the best movies in tamil!!! Watch Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru and review it … Its somewhat good and entertaining!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’s hard to get hold of a new movie like Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru. Going to be a while before it lands on Netflix.

  18. Deenendra   October 18, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Shaving his head? Probably he had it done in Ghajini because he had fathomed that one (or a few) of his future movies will be lousy.

    For sure the upcoming Singam will also be another no-brainer.But he still has RGV’s Rakta Charithra to redeem himself.

    Anyway watching Aadhavan should prepare us for the upcoming mother of all crap movies – Vettaikaran.That guy Vijay will never change.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Shaving his head? Probably he had it done in Ghajini because he had fathomed that one (or a few) of his future movies will be lousy.

    Ghajini is stolen shit.

    Surya, like most shameless Indian film stars, is a beneficiary of theft.

  19. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Manichitrathazhu is one word that roughly translates to The Ornate Key (wiki). Its been remade in Kannada, Tamil (Chandramukhi), Telugu, Bengali and Hindi (Bhool Bhulaiyya). But the Multiple Personality track (dual personality here) is so beaten to death now (unlike in 1994 when it was released) that you wouldn’t enjoy it. It was path-breaking for its times and Shobhana CAN ACT!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. We first came across this multiple personality thing many decades ago when we read Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber.

    As a medical student, you may be aware of the book.

    2. Yes, Shobana can ACT.

    Where did we see her? Must be in Thalapathi.

  20. Vivek   October 18, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Have u seen paranormal activity?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


  21. medytrance   October 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Vijay TV is showing Slumdog Millionaire in Tamil right now. Got bored of it after a while. Too raw, dark and depressing for a lazy Sunday evening watch. Also, I thought RGV’s Satya of a similar genre was far more engrossing.

    Simbhu has given his voice for Dev Patel in the Tamil SM.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Slumdog Millionaire in Tamil? Weird.

    BTW, we too liked RGV’s Satya. Here’s the Satya review.

  22. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    SI, don’t take the hype for Pazhassiraja seriously.

    It released in 130 centers in Kerala (4 in my city) yesterday. The ticket price was 150% (45 INR, the cheapest). All points to an effort to rake in as much as they can in as few days as possible. Saw the trailer (bland), songs(boring) and some clips (not that encouraging).

    M T is a great writer but a lot of things can go wrong with a film. Some of my friends saw it. They said the 2nd half was good.

    I am going next week. Has hopes of prices coming down. I will be the scapegoat for all out here this time 😉

    And don’t feel sorry for the producer too. He is filthy rich. I mean really really humoungosly rich. 25 Cr won’t put even a small dent in his pocket.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I am going next week.

    If you review Pazhassiraja for SI, We’ll pay you $15 toward two tickets (for you and your girlfriend/gayfriend) by PayPal. The money can be paid in advance too if you wish.

    Besides the obvious advantage of knowing Malayalam, you are also familiar with the context of the movie (stuff like the historical aspects, the actors et al).

    2. If you agree to do the review for SI, we have three reasonable requests: You must watch the movie, Review has to be original and we’d like it by Tuesday night (unless you have exams or something like that).

  23. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I have Sybil at home. Athough my mother did make me aware of what it was about, i haven’t gotten around to reading it. Looks really interesting now.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Please read our response to your previous comment on Pazhassiraja.

    We’ll be on the road in a few minutes but will respond to you via iPhone or the netbook.

  24. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I will watch the movie tomorrow.

    Will write up and submit by night. So that gives you one day to reject/modify the review.

    I’ll pay for myself 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ve just sent $17 ($15+$2 to cover PayPal fees) to the e-mail address you used when you registered with SI.

    Please accept it to cover the cost of your tickets.

    Pazhassiraja will mark SI’s advent into Malayalam movies. 🙂

  25. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I have Sybil at home. Athough my mother did make me aware of what it was about, i haven’t gotten around to reading it. Looks really interesting now.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Worth a read, particularly for those unfamiliar with Multiple Personality Disorder.

    Will be on the road in a few minutes in pursuit of the holy grail of free Indian sapad (food). 😉 But will carry the iPhone and netbook with us.

  26. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I’ll do my best.

    And thank you for covering my expenses. 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You’re welcome.

    All of us (SI + Readers) look forward to your review of Pazhassiraja.

  27. medytrance   October 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    All the best to the doctor with the review.

    Luckily for us Malayalees, since SI won’t be reviewing Pazhassiraja, we won’t have to deal with such titles as ‘maanga madayan’ and ‘ulaga madayan’ for our very own Mammooty. 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Who knows….HalfDaktar might out-SI SI when it comes to titles. 😉

  28. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 19, 2009 at 12:50 am

    10 minutes to show..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Enjoy the movie!

  29. Aswin_Kini   October 19, 2009 at 3:31 am

    SI Wrote:
    We’ve just sent $17 ($15+$2 to cover PayPal fees) to the e-mail address you used when you registered with SI.

    Please accept it to cover the cost of your tickets.

    Pazhassiraja will mark SI’s advent into Malayalam movies.

    Wow, yet another job outsourced to an Indian ;0

    Jokes apart! Good job! Hope Pazhassi Raja turns out to be a worthful watch for Dr.UnkHaf D.Akthar

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: yet another job outsourced to an Indian

    We were waiting for this. Thanks for not disappointing us.

    You guys want us to watch and review a much ballyhooed Indian movie that’s not made it to the U.S.

    And when we think of an ingenious way involving an SI member knowing the language, there come the inevitable outsourcing jokes.

    We can’t win. 🙁

  30. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 19, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Just got out. Mixed feelings..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Given all the hype, we guess it could recover its money and maybe even become a ‘hit.’

  31. singgakutty   October 19, 2009 at 5:35 am

    yet to watch this movie.. not released yet here in malaysia.. i will wait for next year deepavali when they show in on free tv..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: i will wait for next year deepavali when they show in on free tv..

    Are you crazy?

    Watching this movie on any Deepavali or any day, night, evening, afternoon, morning is a sin.

    Aadhavan is a saavu padam (a dirge).

  32. trishna147   October 19, 2009 at 10:11 am

    mmmh…its not as bad as your making it seem

    i read your review before i watched the movie, so my expectations were really low…it’s a lot better than those Kanthaswamy, Villu and Aegan crap…

    i think the script was average, KSR should have made the screenplay a lot tighter – there were a few loose ends here and there…

    the songs were good, i thought that Hasili Fisili and Yeno Yeno Panithuli looked the same…its weird cuz one of them was shot in Iceland and the other one was shot in Cape Town =S

    despite having such a huge cast, the director failed to utilise them, cuz they all had such restricted roles…

    I think Surya’s acting was good, the only think missing here (unlike his other movies) is the chemistry between him and the heroine. but then, how can we blame surya if the heroine is Nayanthara?? i’ve not seen 1 movie were she has chemistry with the lead hero..

    and can someone please tell me why such a useless, ugly woman is the heroine in this movie?? that nayanthara cant act to save her life (shes just another version of Shriya, but uglier, despite kilograms of make-up)

    I pray to god that she stops acting.

    And as for Surya, he can act.we’ve seen that by looking at Kaaka Kaaka, Nandha, Perazhagan, Pithamagan, Mounam Pesiyathe,Aayuthat Ezhuthu etc..now he need to continue with those kinds of movies, and stop acting in these so called ‘commercial movies’ which only wastes can do ie. vijay and ajith…

    Luckily he does have an interesting project in his forthcoming films. its a hindi and telugu bilingual, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and its called Rakta Charitra, and its based on a telugu politician Paritala Ravi, and Surya’s gonna play the opponent (Vivek Oberoi has the lead)

    Looking forward to that…

    btw are you planning to review Pithamagan (Vikram and Surya), Perazhagan (Surya) and Ayutha Ezhutu (Madhavan, Surya, Siddharth, directed by Mani Ratnam)??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: its not as bad as your making it seem

    In hindsight, we think it was worse than we first thought.

    2. You write: are you planning to review Pithamagan (Vikram and Surya), Perazhagan (Surya) and Ayutha Ezhutu (Madhavan, Surya, Siddharth, directed by Mani Ratnam)??


    Netflix doesn’t carry Pithamagan, Perazhagan and Ayutha Ezhutu.

  33. shuaib68   October 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I happened to see Adhavan and a few other movie trailers in Sun TV very often now. I mean, what’s wrong with these guys. Why they attempting to plagiarise hollywood movies.

    If we want to see a truly action movie, none can match the Hollywood. Then, why attempt to imitate them unless you have the least required basic resources (Creativity & acting) needed for a movie to match them?

    Now, I can feel how much it is, SI’s grievances. We simply cannot tolerate more than this something has to be done. We protest in the harshest terms of their inability to produce creative movies. They MOVE-EASE when it comes to aspiring for quality and standards.

    It can be termed more appropriately as “LOOSE-MOTION-PICTURES” this is my suggestion.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    As long as the producers continue to make money from such crap, they will continue to churn out more Aadhavans.

  34. Dr.UnkHaf D. Aktar   October 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Have you checked your mail? I can mail a complete spell-checked version with your suggestions tomorrow morning.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, got it. Thanks.

    Looking at it now.

  35. arshad2   October 19, 2009 at 10:55 am


    Aadhaavn is much worse than kandhaswamy . IMO

    SImply because Kandhaswamy was done by a better actor Vikram and a social message was there but what abt agadhaavan(aadhavan)? t was plain nonsense stuff from surya.

    Apart from his costumes (gayish costumes) in this movie nothing is great. Dance was again kind of monkey jumping dance 😀

    IMO Villu and Aegan are 10 times better than Aadhavan.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Any idea how Aadhavan is faring in Tamil Nadu?

  36. arshad2   October 19, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Damp squib in Tamilnadu 😀

    The movie was pre booked in some centers till today, so people have no other option but to watch this movie (i.e. people who have pre booked) .

    Already many are saying that this film is the worst movie released this year.

    Poor word of mouth is affecting the movie’s BO impact (in single screens where the tickets are issued just before the show).

    Budget is also high (rumoured to be more than Rs 35cr).

    But nothing to worry abt the running days. Udhayanidhi has already designed the 150 days poster 😀

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Udhayanidhi has already designed the 150 days poster


    2. You write: Damp squib in Tamilnadu

    Any links to support this claim?

  37. Aswin_Kini   October 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    SI Wrote: We were waiting for this. Thanks for not disappointing us.

    You guys want us to watch and review a much ballyhooed Indian movie that’s not made it to the U.S.

    And when we think of an ingenious way involving an SI member knowing the language, there come the inevitable outsourcing jokes.

    We can’t win.

    Aswin’s reply: Sire, the first line was a PUN. I was actually appreciating your idea!!! Why do you always hurry up while reading our comments?????

    We may be sarcastic, but never pessimistic sire.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, we do realize it was meant in as a punny tongue-in-cheek comment.

    We were just kidding. 🙂

    We’ll try to upload Pazhassi Raju soon.

  38. Aswin_Kini   October 19, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    By the way, here is a common man’s perspective of EERAM (strictly from a layman’s perspective). Read this when you find time.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Will do.

    We’d have seen Eeram but by the time it came here (a week or two later), it clashed with Dil Bole Hadippa and Wanted (at least that’s how we remember it).

  39. kurf   October 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Hey SI,

    Since its Halloween, I thought if you could review the movie Halloween by John Carpenter (available on netflix)


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Will do it by Oct 28, in time for Halloween.

    Has almost 300 reviews on Netflix, a lot of it positive.

  40. mallukuttan   October 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Great to see some discussions abt Pazhassiraja goin’ on. 😉

    The movie is getting rave reviews, and it’s said to be a very well made movie, but never a classic, unlike the previous film of the same team “Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha”.

    I won’t recommend SI to watch any of these movies, but yeah, if UnKHaf could review it for ya, that’d be cool.

    I’ll probably put a review too.. Not sure though 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    UnKHaf Daktar has already sent in the review.

    We’ll put it up shortly.

  41. singgakutty   October 19, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    err.. what i meant was that i am not going to waste my money watching it in cinema or buy/rent the dvd..

    i prefer to wait until deepavali (deepavali is when they show so called ‘commercial’ tamil movies on free tv)..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Do you have a separate TV channel for Tamil stuff in your country or is it the usual Sun, Vijay et al?

  42. Deenendra   October 20, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Responding on question posted to Singgakutty

    Yup Malaysia has its own in-house Tamil channels like Vaanavil and Vellithirai, provided by the satellite broadcaster Astro, apart from the India channels like Sun, Jaya, Makkal etc.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    TV in the U.S. is junk, with all these stupid reality shows or opinionated, shrill talk shows either from the left (MSNBC) or right (Fox).

  43. Deenendra   October 20, 2009 at 12:57 am

    On a separate note, have u watched the movie Gemini by Vikram? Its a typical masala gangster movie, but the performance by Kalabhavan Mani as the villain was good. He mimics various animals like a snake and a camel, sort of an eccentric villain.

    Check out the second half of this youtube clip.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, haven’t seen Gemini.

    Very interesting clip. The action starts at 2:38min.


    Will watch the film.

  44. SRINIVAS   October 20, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Reviews for Peraanmai (Jayam Ravi) are good …..none of the diwali releases except for Jaganmohini released in Mumbai ….so waiting to see them

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We don’t think Jaganmohini made it to the East Coast at all.

    Maybe, the reels were ‘two heavy’ for this Namitha film. 😉

  45. arshad2   October 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    SI: don’t watch gemini , it will not suit ur taste , it is an commercial film and good acting by both vikram and kalabahvan mani. Film was a Block buster for Vikram.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just started watching Gemini. 😉

    We have the DVD with us (a 2-DVD set, our Saiva Mudaliar got us from Chennai).

    Completed the opening court scene…Jeeva has been killed outside the court.

    We’ll have the review up later today or tomorrow.

  46. Vetti Jijaji   October 20, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Kalabhavan Mani looks 10-15 years younger without the mustache.. His animal antics was amusing in this movie, but he kept repeating the same in subsequent movies.. became stale very quickly.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: His animal antics was amusing in this movie,

    Got past the elephant antics, outside the court building.

    We’ll return our Blockbuster DVD Into the Blue, get our caffeine fix and complete the movie.

  47. pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism   October 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Paarai is one the better films to be directed by K. S. Ravikumar. Btw, thanks for the review.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Netflix has Paarai. But the story didn’t seem interesting. 🙁

  48. arshad2   October 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

    AADHAVAN [Tamil film] has debuted at No. 16 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 57,582 [approx. Rs. 43.48 lacs] on 11 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 5,235.


    do start a new post for this disaster in UK BO 😀

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, that is not a disaster. Let’s keep things in perspective.

    Aadhavan has done better than Vikram’s Bheema, Ajith’s Aegan, Surya’s Vaaranam Aayiram but worse than Kanthasamy and Kuruvi.

  49. Whatever06   October 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I thought it was hellishly boring. Bourne Ultimatum became Boring Ultimatum.

    Too many songs, Zero chemistry between the for once well dressed Nayanthara.

    Yesteryear heroine Saroja Devi was made too look like a Chinese Opera Singer with 6 inch make up plastered on her face!! And for a guy who ran away from home at a tender age and joined a bunch of assassins he sure can dress well and speak better English than a guy who studies in a private English school in India. What a crap!!!!

    Worst, the childhood character has to be done by the same actor??? I was pissed actually. I think its time for actors like Surya and Kamal to understand that you don’t have to do 20 roles in one movie to impress fans, just KISS ( keep it simple stupid) Looks like some one chopped of his head and it landed on a kids body.

    Vadivelu was the saving grace, and even he was irritating the audience. I rather watch Love Aaj Kaal, Kaminey or even Sathi Leelavathi, Indra 100 times than this one.

    Anu Hassan is prettier than the lead actress and she can act. I really liked her in Indra with my favorite actor Arvindswamy, she doesn’t deserve to be ugly 9thara’s onscreen mother!!!

    I rate this one as BORING.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Bourne Ultimatum became Boring Ultimatum

    Nice one. 🙂

    2. You write: Too many songs, Zero chemistry between the for once well dressed Nayanthara.

    And to think that they went all the way to Iceland for the crappy songs.

  50. singgakutty   October 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    deenendra.. correction, there is no jaya tv in malaysia.. only some of the jaya tv shows that are shown on vaanavil channel..

    vaanavil – nothing to shout about.. ‘very good’ in showing tamil movies dubbed into telugu/malayalam

    vellithirai – good movies only sunday evening.. ‘very good’ in showing telugu/malayalam movies dubbed into tamil..

    makkal tv – more on documentaries and talk show.. good channel, but if they can do without the political talk, it will be better

    sun tv – serial.. serial.. what else.. yes.. serial.. usual crap

    can you come out with an article on tamil mega serials?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: can you come out with an article on tamil mega serials?

    Alas, we’ve never watched a Tamil TV serial in our life. Not even one.

    Not even the Hindi Ramayana, Mahabharata et al.

    We’ve only watched a few episodes of the Hindi serial Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi some centuries back when we were in India.

  51. ajm2009   November 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    See the aadhavan’s BO performance in chennai…


    I didn’t like the film much…. But the film is doing well in TN…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: See the aadhavan’s BO performance in chennai…

    Moron, will you stop writing nonsense. That’s not a request. But an order.

    When you talk of Box office performance, there should be some numbers to support it.

    Are there any numbers in the link you provide above? No, none at all. Zero numbers.

    Then, how the f*ck can you claim that the film is doing well in TN.

    Anybody can write Suriya’s Aadhavan continues to rock the Chennai Box Office in its third weekend. Such a sentence is plain drivel without numbers.

    Go ahead and claim that Suriya’s Aadhavan did better in its third weekend in Chennai than James Cameron’s Titanic did globally in 10+ years.

    In future, when you have nothing to write do not write anything.


    Vandatangapa comedy pasanga (here come the clowns).

  52. ajm2009   November 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    ha ha ha ha…………….

    very funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


  53. shuaib68   November 6, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Two days ago when my cousin was having a chat on the net I overheard somebody on the other line (from Sri Lanka) asking him ” Did you watch Aadhavan?” He said no.

    Then came a reply (from the other side) with a long groan following with ” It’s f***ing dead” I was laughing from behind. That was the first genuine public reaction I came to know instead of the SUN TV crap shows showing the fans of there gremlin actor’s coming out the theatres saying happily “Soooper padam saar” (Super Movie, Sir)

    Or they will say ” Padaththula oru vithyasamana kadha, oru vithyasamana nadippu irukku…” (The story and the acting is something different/excellent in their meaning)… Oh, yeah! It’s different. The chicken shit and the pigeon’s shit has a slight difference. What a movie and what a comment.

    You may ask me if I have seen the movie? No.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: You may ask me if I have seen the movie? No.

    You are a wise man.

  54. shuaib68   November 6, 2009 at 4:26 am

    @ Singakutty: You are more than a Singakutty. You are a Dragon Kutty blowing fire on the tamil crappy TV shows. Thank you for bringing this topic in SI. I am always fuming with anger at my wife who is an addict to these F***ing TV serials.

    What you say exactly true 100%. SUN TV is one of the worst, least creative TV channels I happen to watch due to my wife’s bloody addiction to crap like:

    That bugger, kalanidhi maran should be shot in the face for dishing out garbage and if that is not enough he produces more garbage and shit for the silverscreen.

    Singakutty, you’re a Thangakatty,Thangakatty,Thangakatty…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    When we leave this planet, it’ll be with the distinction of not watching even a single episode of a Tamil TV serial.

  55. shuaib68   November 6, 2009 at 7:47 am

    @ SI: When we leave this planet, it’ll be with the distinction of not watching even a single episode of a Tamil TV serial.

    Whoa!! ! That’s Guinness matter. You’re the wisest.

    But, it might be helpful if somebody wants to end the misery of this life on earth.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: You’re the wisest

    You mean ‘vicest,’ right. 😉

  56. shuaib68   November 6, 2009 at 8:33 am

    SI:You mean ‘vicest,’ right.

    Yeah, of course the vicest and the concerned. Manidhan Paadi, Mirugam Paadi kalandu seiydha kalawai nee…Ulleay mirugam (After watching Bollywood/Kollywood) Veliye manidhan (SI:Blog) vilanga mudiya, kavidai nee….

    English Version: Part man,part animal (Manimal) you’re a mysterious mixture. Inside animal (after watching crap shows from Bollywood/Kollywood) outward human (Writing SI Blog) misunderstood thing you are….
    Sorry: This is a crap from me. Please take it lightly.

    BTW, this Kalanidhi Maran, have I written properly? or is it Kalanidhi MORON?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sun TV is the opium for the Tamil masses to distract from the Loose Paiya’s atrocities.

  57. Vetti Jijaji   November 6, 2009 at 9:18 am

    When we leave this planet, it’ll be with the distinction of not watching even a single episode of a Tamil TV serial

    you more than compensate for it by watching every movie released in movie shitty.

    wow, i haven’t posted here in 2/3 days.. sort of a record.. I am actually busy at work.. no coolie can take my work (I think)!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: no coolie can take my work (I think)!

    Don’t be too sure.

    The Republicun*s are in the ascendant again.

    2. You write: you more than compensate for it by watching every movie released in movie shitty.

    It’s been some time now.

  58. kayjay   December 24, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Aadhavan is an excellent action movie with ample dose of suspense & comedy.

    It gives Tamil audience the much needed break 4rom run-of-the mill masala films.

    Notably, Surya has chipped in a brilliant and scintillating acting in this movie.

    SI must have lost all their rationale thinking by brazenly & moronically dismissing Aadhavan as rubbish and Surya’s efforts as garbage.

    Alas u numbskulls at SI has no right to call a good actor like Surya=korungu lunacy.

    The sad truth is SI cannot even hold a candle to Surya’s superb acting.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Aadhavan an “excellent” movie that is different from the “run-of-the mill masala films”?

    If Surya heard you, he’d promptly contribute a hefty sum for your immediate treatment at Kilpauk (a mental hospital in Chennai).

    A few more asinine comments from you and the quality of the great SI blog will go down several notches! 🙁

    BTW, what do you eat and drink every day? I ask not out of idle curiosity but from a public health perspective…because whatever you eat and drink ought to be banned forthwith on the ground that they are injurious to mental health.

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