Amma thaye, indha picture-karan Vijayuku pitchai podunga (please give alms to this movie fella Vijay).
Ha ha ha.
We knew it, folks. Just knew it.
We turned our back on this movie because we sensed all along that it was a piece of junk that few cared about. Chronicle of a disaster foretold, eh.
At the U.K. box office, Vettaikkaran has brought nothing but shame to Vijay in the opening weekend.
Oh well, for a clown who gave us crappy movies like Villu and Kuruvi shame is surely an old companion.
Folks, Vettaikkaran has fared worse than recent Tamil movies like Kanthaswamy (Vikram) and Aadhavan (Surya).
By the way, Vettaikkaran has achieved the impossible feat – it has done so much worse than even that abomination Kuruvi.
No kidding, 44% less than Kuruvi. Now, that’s straight out of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
For the December 18-20, 2009 opening weekend at the U.K. box ofice, Vettaikaran brought in a piffling £43,608 from 12 theaters. The film came in at No-14 and had an average gross of £3,634.
Here, take a look at how badly Vettaikkaran has fared at the U.K. box office vis-a-vis a few prominent Tamil movies:
Sura Review – Colossus of Nonsense
Vettaikaran Review – Punnaku Pandi & the Dysentery Before Sura
Thirupaachi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the Capture of Bin Laden
Madurey Review – Punnaku Pandi and the ‘Negro Problem’
Sivakasi Review – Punnaku Pandi and the art of Nonsense
Kuruvi Review – Nonstop Nonsense
Villu Review – Revoltingly Bad
finally.. the review for vettaikaran.. have you watched it? i am yet to watch it.. anyway, read some comments on the internet about this movie..
as i expected this is the same old shit that vijay has been delivering to tamil people all the while..
stupid vijay with stupid stunts..
No, we did not care to watch it having suffered enough of this bozo’s nonsense in his last three movies.
We’re still on the Avatar high.
Are you watching 3 Idiots? It’s from the director of Munnabhai series. Must be good enough.
You write: Are you watching 3 Idiots?
Just finished reading the book Five Point Someone on which Three Idiots is based.
Mediocre Shit. $14.95 down the drain.
Will have the review of the book later today.
Wats your take on AO trailer??
Yeah right…the girls look like the local redneck, white trash. 😉
Overall, trailer looks interesting. But who knows how the movie will turn out.
This is a better quality one, may be you can watch this…
Looks like it is some Hollywood rip off. Anyways I like Selva’s direction…
It could be original. Miracles do happen. 😉
Wasn’t Jesus born of a virgin, isn’t Islam a peaceful religion and weren’t the Jews behind the 9/11 attacks?
Seriously, this guy Selva has a decent reputation as an innovative film-maker. We haven’t seen any of his movies though.
Plus we like Selva’s ex i.e. Sonia-mami. 😉
LOL at the title. 😀
We knew it dude. We knew it.
Even before the release of Vettaikaran, there were hundreds of mails floating around, making ugly fun of Vettaikaran and Vijay. The guy does not seem to take any of those humiliations. One for example, [as far as I could remember]
Person1: Everyone, Go watch “2012” movie immediately.
Person1: They show exactly what would happen to us, if Vettaikaran is released.
[2012 is a movie based on doomsday, and shows the means how earth is likely to perish, based on the theory]
In the mean time, watch this short film and post your comments.. [will surely be better than Vettaikaran 😉 ]
Nice, feel-good film (we mean Validation not that other offal).
Victoria, where are you? 😉
Selva – little innovative.
You think, the guy who has made films such as ‘Yaaradi Nee mohini’ is innovative?
At first, we didn’t understand you.
Now we do – Selva directed the earlier Telugu version of Yaaradi Nee Shaniyane.
Plus, Selvaraghavan was credited for the story/screenplay/dialogs of Yaaradi Nee Shaniyane.
What an awful movie.
usually tamil movies copy from malayalam or telugu movies.. sometimes even english movies are copied..
but vijay is different.. he copies from his own movies again and again resulting in us watching the same stories for 100 times..
You write: vijay is different.. he copies from his own movies again and again
This one too seems like a dud.
If Prashanth can retire from acting, why can’t Vijay?
The jackass is making his 50th trite film. Worst part is Sun TV is playing the ad of the Pichaikaran with the tag line “Vettri Nadai…” WTF!
You write: If Prashanth can retire from acting, why can’t Vijay?
Prasanth who? 😉
Late pick up – you should have skipped at least kuruvi and villu already.
Sun Pictures is releasing 2 new movies for Pongal and they want this trash out of theater before that, I think they won’t have any problem in that as even vijay fans themselves are puking after seeing this one.
Vijay now seems to have moved down into the group of Vishal, Simbu, Jayam Ravi et al. 😉
sun tv in its news …had a very imp thing to say ….vettaikaran is a mega hit ….then came vijay …thanking all for the support …..and this on Sunday ….just two days after the movie had released ….
Mega hit in 2 days?
Ha ha ha.
At the pitiful rate his movies are faring at the box office, Vijay will soon be a ‘crier’ in the Salem town bus stand shouting – Erode, Attur, Talaivasal, Chinnasalem, Ulundurpet, Villupuram, Tindivanam, Chennai… vandi kalambathu, yaeru yaeru. Right, right. 😉
that is appalling results for Vettaikaran…i mean its unbelievably pathetic…
did you know, all tamil channels (except JayaTV and Kalaignar TV) advertised Vettaikaran like non-stop for the past week or so, and despite having so much publicity, it did worse than Kanthaswamy, Aadhavan, Billa, which never had any promotion. Kanthaswamy and Aadhavan were only advertised on Kalaignar TV, which only about a quarter of the tamil people have over here…
whats surprising here is that it did worse than Vaaranam Aayiram, which was hardly advertised even on Kalaignar TV…
btw, here’s a review of the film i found on the net:
it kinda reminds me of Bheema (you know, how vikram looks up to and really admires Prakash Raj in that movie)
anyways, Vettaikaran is sure gonna be shown on Pongal on Sun TV 🙂
As we said earlier, this clown Vijay is lately on a tear to prove that even Kollywood is beyond his ken.
I dont know abt Vettaikkaran’s performance in Tamil Nadu but here in Mumbai it is complete disaster.It was removed from cinemas within one week of its release.
It’s still playing here, mostly in Anil Ambani’s crappy theatres.
All These Tamil actors are compared to Rajinikanth by their fans in terms of box-office performance.
Just checked Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji’s opening weekend in UK box-office.
In Opening weekend it grossed Â£168,803 in 12 cinemas at phenomenal average of Â£14,050.
Even his worst film Kuselan does better than this so-called mega stars big-budget films.
Rajinikanth’s next movie Enthiran (with Aishwarya Rai) due in 2010 should break existing records.
Vijay is fit for nothing same reaction same expression all the time
I liked your reviews.
who are you? Do you know tamil? which place you are from? How can you write so boldly? Where is your office? searchindia name is funny what is the rationale behind keeping this name?
1. You write above: who are you? Do you know tamil?
En rathathin rathamana uyir nanbane….Naane Naana, Yaro Thana.
2. You write: which place you are from?
We’re originally from Porkistan.
3. You write: How can you write so boldly?
Because Allah is behind us. 😉
La ilaha il allah
4. You write: Where is your office?
Our global headquarters is in Saidu Sharif (Swat Valley, Porikistan).
5. You write: searchindia name is funny what is the rationale behind keeping this name?
Because all of us Porkistanis have this strange pull toward India.
Ha ha ha. 😉
why are you putting uk box office instead of indian box office? are you living in uk?
its doing badly in indian box office also. u can put indian bocx office it will be realistic
You write above: its doing badly in indian box office also
What is your source? You must post credible links to support your claims.
i guess vettaikaaran didn’t do well in UK because avatar was released on the same day.
by the way, it is performing much better than villu,kuruvi and ATM at the chennai box office.
i saw the movie today. i liked it very much. but i wouldn’t recommend u to watch it because i guess u won’t like it.
the reaction from the audience is that its not as bad as villu.
1. You write above: but i wouldn’t recommend u to watch it because i guess u won’t like it
How was Anushka mami in the movie?
2. You write: the reaction from the audience is that its not as bad as villu.
That’s not a good comparison because Villu was an abomination.
A better comparison would be with Pokiri, which was a decent entertainer.
@SI: Rajinikanthâ€™s next movie Enthiran (with Aishwarya Rai) due in 2010 should break existing records.
Yes I Agree.
I dont rate Aishwarya highly as actress but she has got a good following among desis in foreign countries.
As for Rajinikanth, Enthiran might not be good but will not be bad as this Villu, Aadhavan and Kuruvi type of films.
You write above: Enthiran might not be good but will not be bad as this Villu, Aadhavan and Kuruvi type of films.
We’ll know in about four months.
The movie is scheduled to debut on April 14, 2010. Source: Wiki
Vettaikaran is hopeless..
Have you seen Nadodigal and Pasanga..these 2 movies released this year were decent.
No, we have not seen both Nadodigal and Pasanga.
Doubt they released in theatres in the U.S.
U really think Pokiri was a decent movie?? Seriously? and not that I loved 3 idiots but u call it total garbage? Somehow the descriptions for these 2 movies don’t go well.
We watched Pokiri in January 2007 when our standards were not as high as they are now.
Since January 2007, we have seen countless movies, many of them infinitely superior.
Vettaikaran is huge disappointment for Vijay in Tamil Nadu.Vijay got clean bowled by James Cameron magnum opus Avatar.
Some SI readers report that Vijay went on TV in just two days after Vettaikkaran’s released and thanked fans for making it a big hit.
Maybe, he meant to say ‘big shit’ but it came out as ‘big hit.’ 😉
even i think this movie is a waste but i can’t find an answer to how it earned 1 crore rupees in chennai alone in 3 days….and it has done this what aadhavan and kandaswamy has done in 1 week….maybe the promotion has been gd…..still this guy vijay makes the same movies every time….but i dunna overseas but in India his fans have made it a hit ….such an unfortunate thing now he will continue to make this same kind of movies…..lets see what Ajith shows us in asal
You write: even i think this movie is a waste but i can’t find an answer to how it earned 1 crore rupees in chennai alone in 3 days….and it has done this what aadhavan and kandaswamy has done in 1 week
What is your source? We need a credible link.
@ SI: Some SI readers report that Vijay went on TV in just two days after Vettaikkaranâ€™s released and thanked fans for making it a big hit.
This was also being said when Akshay Kumar crap Blue has released. After few weeks we got to know that Blue was huge loser in India.
Hard to trust anything coming out of India. 🙁
Vettaikaran did about 89 lakhs business in Chennai box-office.
So what ? the film is huge flop all across India and this one will do worse than Vijay’s previous flops Kuruvi and Villu.
Vijay’s only hope is politics but that option too is closed as long as Stalin and his siblings are around.
Saw Vettaikaran yesterday.
OMG, Infinitely worse than even ATM.
I can’t believe Vijay agreed to do this film.
Purely unendurable. SI, don’t believe ppl who say Vettaikaran is better than Villu. Villu was better.
U heard me right. Villu(which i couldn’t endure for more than 30 mins even) was BETTER.
And pls don’t say Vijay has sank down to the level of Jeyam Ravi. Ravi’s movies were much better than Vijay’s recent films(excluding Pokiri that is)..!!!
You write: Saw Vettaikaran yesterday.
How was Anushka mami?
We have no intention of seeing this crap. Vijay is a clueless buffoon and obviously has bad advisers.
Anushka was hot 😉 as always.
But she didn’t have much of a role.
Right of u to skip this crap. Definitely not worth ur time.
BTW, have u seen The Departed?
I saw it today. Nice movie 🙂
1. You write: Anushka….didn’t have much of a role.
2. Yes, we’ve seen Departed (in the theater) but for some reason we never got around to reviewing it.
watched subramaniapuram for the 4th time yesterday.. i recommend you to watch it..
Will buy it next time we’re in Edison, NJ.
I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW CAN THE BLOGER DECIDES A MOVIE RESULT WITHION FIRST WEEK. COLLECTION FIGURES OF A FILM NEEDS TO BE SEEN ONLY AFTER THE TOTAL COLLECTION OF A MOVIE, NOT THE FIRST WEEK COLLECTION.
VETTAIKARAN HAS SO FAR DONE ABOUT Â£80,00O IN THE UK BOX OFFICE AND STILL RUNNING IN 12 THEATRES…
THE TOTAL COLLECTION OF AYAN IS ONLY Â£81,000… SO LET THE TOTAL FIGURE COMES OUT FISRT, THEN WE CAN DECIDE WHETHER THIS VETTAIKARAN IS A PICHAIKARAN OR NOT
Any truth to the rumor that Jim ‘Avatar‘ Cameron is remaking Vettaikaran in English? 😉
Opening week collections are often a good indicator of a film’s acceptance by the audience.
Please use lower case in future.
for the new year, sun tv is showing vettaikaran special.. the usual talk with vijay.. and the reaction from people watching it in cinemas.. the usual uneducated people dancing on the streets shouting thalaivar pattaiya kalaparar..
i feel pity for people in India who worship actor/actress.. for them, as long their hero/god act in the movie, they will watch it even though the movie is a absolute SHIT..
1. You write: for the new year, sun tv is showing vettaikaran special.
Thank God, we got rid of Sun TV.
2. You write: i feel pity for people in India who worship actor/actress
In that country, they even worship cows, crows, Vijay, snakes, Khushboo, Ajith, Namitha, elephants…. 😉
If we look hard, we’re sure there will be a
commanatycommunity somewhere worshiping kosu (mosquitoes) and panni (pigs) as well.
“Yes, weâ€™ve seen Departed (in the theater) but for some reason we never got around to reviewing it.”
Oh, thats nice.
How did u find the movie to be, after watching it in the theater?
We liked Departed.
That was from a good team: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg.
Hard to complain.
Some Tamil movies especially low budget Tamil movies featuring little known actors are good movies (Eg : Pasanga).
But these films are always overshadowed by big budget craps like Aadhavan, Kanthaswamy, Ayan, Villu, Sarvam and Vettaikaran.
Bollywood’s star system is on decline mode (All Akshay Kumar craps flops this year) and good films are getting much more appreciation (A Wednesday, Rock On).
It is time for Tamil movie fans to stop this crappy star following (they will eat their own shit if their star tell them to do so) and become more mature and intelligent.
If Audiences mature the quality of films will get better and better.I feel Tamil films are much better than Bollywood films but they have lost their path since last 10-15 years.
The Bollywood audience is more mature than the Kollywood clowns.
The problem lies in the foul water they drink in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
Why do you generalize like everyone is drinking foul water etc.,? What have you contirubuted to soceity to change such a situation – At least a mineral water packet for someone in TASMAC?
So you want to know how we have contirubuted (sic) to soceity (sic) to change such a situation?
Our primary interest is in helping libraries in India and U.S. and to a lesser extent rural healthcare in India.
We’ll leave the Cooum and TASMAC issues to your exalted self.
Interest is something and action is something else. You will have interest in Anushka Mami but do you think you will be able to act on it?
I don’t think US Libraries would require help from cheapo converted Americans – they are self-sustained. Good you intend to help Indian Libraries and to some extent Rural health Care..
Ithu enna Sivaji padaam katha mathri irruku (it looks like Sivaji’s theme??)
Please leave Cooum and TASMAC to us and we will take care, btw I heard you are planing for Old Monk this weekend? Enjoy it bro
1. You write: Interest is something and action is something else. You will have interest in Anushka Mami but do you think you will be able to act on it?
We’ve mentioned in the past that we’ve donated to libraries in India. What we’ve not mentioned earlier is the modest contributions to rural health care in India.
Anushka mami, Vimala Raman auntie, Tabu pati…yes, we’re ‘strenuously acting’ on our interest in all of them. 😉
2. You write: I don’t think US Libraries would require help from cheapo converted Americans – they are self-sustained.
It’d help if you read other stuff besides this blog, at least occasionally.
Given that you live in the U.S., you ought to know that most U.S. libraries are facing severe budgetary constraints lately.
Please read this New York Times story: Libraries More Wired, Financially Stressed.
Since you appear too lazy to do much surfing on your own, here’s an excerpt from the NYT piece that came out a few hours back:
3. You write: btw I heard you are planing for Old Monk this weekend
No, we’re mostly on a Gin trip for the last several months. Gin never causes us discomfort….most other liquor trigger heartburn or some other issues.
Thala… One thing I can admit is I don’t read other blogs – they are not interactive and informative.. But don’t pull your collar that I’m only here !!
It is surprising – in Illinois I used to get movie DVDs for free but in NJ, I need to pay and when asked them they said their finiancial situation is like that – Why don’t SI help NJ Libraries??
All the very best mamu for your try on Mami, Auntie and Pati (Aunty. Aunty and Grand Mother)
Does Gin help you with vitamin B-Complex – my Vodca doesn’t!!
1. Surprised to hear that you have to pay for DVDs in NJ libraries.
Are you referring to county libraries or did you go to the Indian store and ask for free DVD of latest Tamil DVDs. 😉
You should try Netflix. For $8.99 a month you get access to a cornucopia of movies plus several thousand Instant Play movies if you have a Netflix-compatible box like Roku, x-box or TV/DVD players with built-in Netflix capability. BTW, Netflix has tons of Tamil movies.
2. You write: Does Gin help you with vitamin B-Complex – my Vodca doesn’t!!
No idea but keeps us on a pleasant high. Gin with Club Soda.
Aayirathil Oruvan promos look interesting. I heard it’s Selva Raghavan’s magnum opus.
I just hope it satisfies everyone’s expectations. 🙂
You write: I heard it’s Selva Raghavan’s magnum opus.
Ha ha ha.
Who knows it could end up like the Opus Dei (remember the freaks in Da Vinci Code?). 😉
People have high expectations when its a Selva Raghavan film. All his films have a storyline different from the usual tamil films comin out by the dozens.
Be it Thulluvatho Illamai, Kadhal Kondein (both starring dhanush), 7g Rainbow colony or Pudhupettai(Dhanush again). All his movies are known for the different storyline and bold scenes.
And i expect AO is no exception. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a dud. I’d be downright disappointed if it fails to impress.
You write above: People have high expectations when its a Selva Raghavan film. All his films have a storyline different from the usual tamil films comin out by the dozens…..All his movies are known for the different storyline and bold scenes.
Whatever you ate or drank today was most definitely not Pongal or Payasam.
That piece of shit Yaaradi Nee Mohini was written by Selva wateva. 🙁
I heard from India that AO is not that good.. Lets wait and se when it releases in our place.
BTW, this guy Selvaraghavan did well in Pudhupettai but not in other movies. Evene Pudhupettai is a list from “City of Gods” – Adapted to our Chennai slums.
@SI – Do you drink Pongal? Ask Mami to do make it as Naey Pongal (Ghee Pondal) in Chennai k.k.Nagar Saravana Bhavan (NO NOT Saravana Bhavan in NYC)
We don’t have high hopes on Ayarathil Oruvan after watching the Selva scripted Yaaradi Ne Mohini).
More keen on Chance Pe Dance (Shahid/Genelia).
Pongal with Sambar for lunch.
Thanks for not picking on my typo.. Enjoy your Pongal with sambar – For me, It’s Pongal with Gotsu for dinner!
Yaen pa Hindi padam (why brother Hindi movies) What do you expect new in that? Its your choice but problem is you crib for wating your rooba (sorry $). But good thing is you don’t try to reimburse from SI visitors 😉
1. You write: Yaen pa Hindi padam (why brother Hindi movies)
In terms of quality, Hindi movies – bad as many of them are – are orders of magnitude ahead of Tamil films.
Plus, we grew up on a diet of Hindi films. Sure, we’ve seen a lot of Tamil films too but not as many as Hindi movies.
2. You write above: But good thing is you don’t try to reimburse from SI visitors
That will come in a few months. Remember, we’re cheapo desis.
3. You write: For me, It’s Pongal with Gotsu for dinner!
Recipe for Vennpongal Gotsu – http://www.marriedtoadesi.com/2007/05/venpongal-gotsu.html Looks yummy.
I didn’t know YNM was written by Selva. If you had noticed, I didn’t even mention it in my list.
In the list I mentioned, I loved Kadhal Kondein and Thulluvadho Illamai the most. Both had good music. 7G Rainbow colony was quite ok. I liked the story,screenplay and music.
But horrible acting by Ravi Krishna (the male lead). Sonia Agarwal was better.
Pudhupettai dragged a bit.
I guess you’ll like these songs.
Watched the first video…the second video has been blocked in the U.S. by the content owner.
Are you going to watch Aayirathil Oruvan?
Looks like something has gone seriously wrong with the Aayirathil Oruvan release in the U.S.
First, it was supposed to release yesterday and we’d planned on watching it. For some unexplained reason, the shows got canceled yesterday.
Then the shows were scheduled for this afternoon.
Now, they’ve changed it again and pushed back the release to this evening.
We’re not going to watch it.
People have busy schedules and they can’t change it to suit the whims and caprices of the Kollywood bozos, who should learn to stick to the schedule if they want viewers.
Interesting, seems this movie fares good inspite of new pongal releases in Tamil Nadu.
You write: seems this movie fares good inspite of new pongal releases in Tamil Nadu.
What is your source, kiddo?
Some of my friends watched Aayirathil Oruvan.
The only complaint they had was that the second half was too long and had so much violence,apart from the dialogues being hard to understand.
Now it seems Selva cut 20 mins from the film bringing it down to a length of 2 hrs and 45 mins.
Since the second half contained dialogues in Tamil which was spoken centuries ago, it was hard to understand. Now, the edited version of AO comes with subtitles in the second half.
They said the movie was awesome and was a fantastic and brave attempt by Selva.
I’ll say my opinion after i get to watch the film. Going by the opinions of so many people who saw the movie, it seems AO is worth watching.
You write: the movie was awesome and was a fantastic and brave attempt
Fantastic, Awesome, Brave….here we reserve such superlatives only for you-know-what. 😉
We’ll look forward to your thoughts after you watch this magnum op (your words on January 13) for this movie.
Thulluvatho Ilamai was nothing but a nonsense, and made quick money by scenes similar to b-grade ‘item’ movies. [Directed by Kasthuri Raja – Father of the great Dhanush-Selva duo, Scripted by Selva]
Kadhal Konden was just another in the line of shit-series. 7G Rainbow Colony was OK.
Music by Yuvan, brought life to these mediocre films.
Anyone has an opinion about the music in AO? [Music by GV Prakash a nephew of AR Rahman, after Yuvan-Selva split up.]
You write: Anyone has an opinion about the music in AO?
Shadowfax_arbit felt BGM could have been better.
For the cocktail lovers – Jal-Jeera+Club Soda+Gin= Happiness 🙂
I thought Thulluvatho Ilamai was much better than many Vijay/Ajith movies.. Like Russell Peters said, some Tamils are tight-assed when it comes to teenage sex in Tamil movies.. but they will watch it gleefully in Hollywood movies.
I liked the AO songs.
You write: Like Russell Peters said, some Tamils are tight-assed when it comes to teenage sex
Wonder if Russell Peters meant it literally….ahem, the bit about the tight ass 😉
Are people losing interest on this topic or likes to talk off topic all the time, coz most of the comments in this topic leads to AO. Seems ppl are forcing SI to focus more on AO by convincing themselves AO is a master piece or Selva taking the tamil cinema to 4th floor or any level.
How is AO doing at the US box office?
We don’t have the U.S. BO numbers.
Opening weekend numbers can’t be good…remember there was a delay in the release of the movie here.
Try to watch Peranmai.
One of the better movies starring Jeyam Ravi.
There are some cliched moments, but still, the movie is pretty decent overall.
We’ll see if Netflix has it now.
I dont think you’ll like Peranmai, because it’s just another tamil movie, a single look at the trailer is enough, There’s something missing. Netflix doesnt have it.
But it does have ‘The Dawns Here Are Quiet’ the Russian movie on which it is based… as you know what being based is about in a tamil movie. Yes there is a book on which the russian movie is based, and its said that Peranmai is based on that book… But knowing our scumbags hmm.. sorry .. our filmmakers I wont believe it.. let them make a decent film on a book that has not yet been made into a movie .. that will be the day.
BTW ‘The Dawns Here Are Quiet’ was an Oscar nominee in 1972
We’ll watch The Dawns Here Are Quiet for sure.
Just watched a sick piece of shit Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (Aamir Khan) based on a SI blog reader’s recommendation. Pitiful.
vettaikaaran was a hit at he chennai box office
So, was it a shit at other box offices 😉