Goa Review – Insufferable Garbage

Sick shit.

That humans in this day and age can put forth garbage like Goa and dare call it a movie boggles the mind.

Folks, of all the Tamil movies we’ve seen in the last five years Goa is the vilest trash of ’em all.

Before the might of this Goa sewage tsunami, Kuruvi, Villu, Sathyam, Aadhavan, Thoranai et al pale into insignificance.

Goa is a movie that heaps disgrace on the entire Tamil movie industry.

From 4:08PM to 6:57PM (except, mercifully for the 10-minute interval) at MovieShitty in Edison NJ it was a lengthy torture ordeal the likes of which even Stalin’s minions did not inflict on their victims in the cold cellars of the Lubyanka.

Everything is Wrong
Schmuck, ask not what’s wrong with this movie.

Au contraire, ask if there are any redeeming elements at all in Goa.

Ask why in the age of Avatar and Sherlock Holmes and Kaminey trashy films like Goa see the light of the day.

Alas, except for the brief intermission there was not a moment’s respite in the nonsense on the screen.

Clown Prince Behind Goa
The architect of this diabolical misadventure, mind-numbing sophomoric drivel, embarrassing juvenilia is Venkat Prabhu, the clown prince of Kollywood and the bozo at the vanguard of the new wave of crappy Tamil films.

Venkat Prabhu takes (dis)credit for the story, screenplay, dialogs and finally (mis)direction.

* Like a lot of stupid Tamil films, Goa one too begins with a song in the fields abutting a village.

* Like a lot of crappy Tamil films, Goa too is obsessed with love above all.

* Like a lot of bad-ass Tamil films, Goa too inflicts horrible noise and calls it music.

* Like a lot of disgusting Tamil films, Goa too has no story to speak of.

* Like a lot of pathetic Tamil films, Goa too showcases poor acting.

You get the idea, eh?

Three friends (Premji Amaran, Vaibhav Reddy and Jai) in a village, youngsters with raging hormones, strict parents and tired of life in the rural setting, vamoose to Goa – after a pit stop at Madurai – in fond hopes of finding a pretty White girl to marry and then settle abroad.

If you think that’s a pretty weak and lame foundation for a movie what follows after the youths’ arrival in Goa is even worse. The rickety scaffolding just collapses leaving the audience to run for cover from the mayhem unfolding on the screen.

Acme of Poor Acting
Sure, bad acting is par for the course in Tamil movies.

But the devil’s apprentices we see in Goa take incompetence and bad acting to stratospheric levels.

Neither the lead trio nor the White girls have even the faintest notion of what acting is all about. The carelessness extends to the lack of lip synchronization for the voices of the White girls.

Among the countless irritating aspects of this film none can match the weird character of the casino queen (played by Sneha). Bizarre even by the lowly standards of Tamil movies.

Gay Love – Ha Ha Ha
Then there’s the infantile gay-love, side story of Jack (Aravind Akash) and Danny (Sampath Raj).

This gay-love bit is handled in a horribly clumsy fashion and makes the whole thing look ugly, particularly Jack’s jealousy of Danny’s seeming closeness to one of the boys i.e. Swami (Premji Amaran).

The attempts at spoofing popular dialogs or the music from well known Tamil films like Pokiri and Baasha is not merely silly but tiresome as well.

Sadly, all this nonsense is the result of not a cohesive, entertaining script as much as the morning-after vomit of the previous night’s overindulgence.

For a movie dubbed as a Goa Holiday at the beginning, the film actually turns out a tragedy for the paying viewers.

Not once did the scenes or the dialogs evoke any laughs. Just silent tears at our bad Karma.

Unimpressive Music
Yuvan Shankar Raja brings no credit to himself with his sloppy work.

None of the songs have any merit.

From the opening song Yellellu Thalamuraikkum to the songs on the beach in Goa to the night club song to the following numbers, it’s ceaseless cacophony.

If you think the songs are horrific, their picturization is plain repulsive. None of the ‘actors’ have the faintest familiarity with dancing.

Shun the Trash
Guys, even if you are paid money to watch this Goa shit say No to this vile trash.

The movie is a ceaseless affront to all notions of taste and utterly devoid of any merit.

If Goa sends any message, it’s the pointer to the confederacy of dunces at the helm of the movie business in Tamil Nadu.

Hesitate not to extend your middle finger to this beastly nonsense.

29 Responses to "Goa Review – Insufferable Garbage"

  1. supergirl   January 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

    dude this is baaad….tamil and telugu film industries are going down the drain with every passing film πŸ™ …hey btw…do u plan to review Ishqiya *ing Vidya balan, Naseeruddin shah and Arshad warsi?….its getting sum gr8 reviews!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: tamil and telugu film industries are going down the drain with every passing film

    Goa marks a new low.

    2. Watched Ishqiya this morning. Good film.

    Will review it later tonight or tomorrow.

  2. kd36939   January 30, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Expected.

    I hated saroja (idiotic story, repetitive jokes, predictive end) n always wondered why people considered venkat prabhu as the-next-best-thing in kollywood.

    his chennai 28 was good though.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: his chennai 28 was good though

    We recent got the Chennai 28 DVD. Will watch when we get a breather.

  3. racer44   January 30, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Well yeah, Goa turned out to be 70% sick shit with 100% no story. I say 70% because, unlike you, I(and the audience in my theater) found the spoof parts and the cameos at the end as saving graces which evoked some genuine mirth.

    Perhaps the fact that you did not see many of the films that were spoofed, like Vettaikaran, Subramaniyapuram (which figured prominently in the spoof scenes), Paruthiveeran and a few films from the 1980s, hindered you from enjoying those scenes. I say this because one of my friends who has seen none of the above-mentioned movies was wearing a rather lost, clueless look during these scenes while the entire audience was laughing and had to be explained the significance behind several spoofed dialogues, mannerisms, and even background score.

    But, all things considered, the film is a mokka (one friend who accompanied me chose to call it a mokka marathon of monstrous proportions) which mostly chose to oscillate between the soporific and the cringe-inducing.

    By the way, how come you did not mention the sea food allergy scenes, which were blatantly lifted from the hollywood rom-com “Hitch”? It would surely add more weight to your conviction that Venkat Prabhu is a copy-cat.

    off-topic: Tamil Padam has turned out to be a huge hit and critical reception is also overwhelmingly positive, with certain critics terming it as a cult film.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: one friend who accompanied me chose to call it a mokka marathon of monstrous proportions

    Mokka Marathon of Monstrous Proportions, Yes, that describes Goa to a tee.

    Your friend had it exactly right.

    What were they (producer, director et al) thinking…that is if they even engaged in such activities.

    2. True, we’ve not seen every single movie they spoofed but we could recognize some of them too, like Vettaikaran.

    3. You write: By the way, how come you did not mention the sea food allergy scenes, which were blatantly lifted from the hollywood rom-com “Hitch”? It would surely add more weight to your conviction that Venkat Prabhu is a copy-cat.

    True. Just didn’t strike us then. Maybe, we were stupefied stupidified by Sneha’s weird habit of constantly slapping or assaulting men! And that outlandish attire when she goes out to slash her employee. Kadavule kapathu (god, help us)!

    BTW, Hitch was completely lifted – not just a few scenes – by the Bollywood scumbags in Partner.

    Having watched both Saroja and Judgment Night, we’re in no need of convincing about Venkat Prabhu’s thieving propensities.

    4. We’d love to see Tamil Padam. Alas, the movie never made it to our shores.

    • trishna147   January 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

      Havent seen Goa, but a lot of reviews are saying its nowhere near as good as Saroja or Chennai 28. Might wait for the DVD release..or it might go on Kalaignar TV soon ;)…

      How come none of the good films get to your area?? (Tamil Padam, Nadodigal, Pasanga, Eeram)
      Or if they do, the good ones get delayed?? (eg. Aayirathil Oruvan)

      and also, what movies are you planning to watch and review in the near future?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: How come none of the good films get to your area….Or if they do, the good ones get delayed??

      Because the U.S. of A is not one of the districts of Tamil Nadu. πŸ˜‰

      2. You write: what movies are you planning to watch and review in the near future?

      Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann and The White Ribbon.

  4. racer44   January 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Hey, how come my comment has still not been processed, but other comments (that weren’t there when I posted mine) have been? What’s going on? I am still getting a “your comment is awaiting moderation” message.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We process comments in the order received. This time too, we did the same.

    How can you possibly see others’ comments that are still not processed?

    Your previous comment came in at 6:40 AM (ET). Look at the time stamp for the other comments….they were all ahead of you.

  5. racer44   January 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Sorry boss. Forgive my impatience.

    btw, you also didn’t watch manmadhan and 7g rainbow colony, two cult hits which were spoofed here. That takes the list of spoofed films you didn’t watch to 5, and I am not going into older films here. I feel sorry for you. At least we guys in TN had these intermittent comic respites. Alas, you must been sitting there pretty neatly puzzled by it all. Especially the climax which received a standing ovation in my theatre. I mean the Simbhu scene. It was Manmadhan all over again. the audiences were on their feet, joyously applauding when simbhu’s nose bleeding act started. That scene had all of us in splits. I feel genuinely sorry that you weren’t able to enjoy these few redeeming moments in an otherwise nonsensical film.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We disagree with the inherent logic that to appreciate a ‘regular’ movie, or even parts of such a movie as in this case, one must have watched several other unconnected films.

    That logic works better in a Tamil Padam kind of spoof on Tamil films as a whole but not in this instance.

    In any case, the spoofs in Goa hardly made this rotten film bearable.

    Take for instance yourself. The spoofs notwithstanding, you still slammed it as a ‘nonsensical film,’ ‘mokka,’ ‘mostly chose to oscillate between the soporific and the cringe-inducing’…..

  6. racer44   January 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    “We disagree with the inherent logic that to appreciate a β€˜regular’ movie, or even parts of such a movie as in this case, one must have watched several other unconnected films.”

    Who put the idea into your head that goa was anything remotely close to “regular”? Come on SI, you have watched saroja. You should have known by now about Venkat Prabhu’s brand of group-mokkai comedy. You watched similar mokka jokes and oh-my-god-whats-happening-here-lets-pinch-myself sort of scenes before in Saroja too, like the scene where the baddie is about to get killed but unawares he makes small-talk with Shiva and asks “Kandupidichitten. Neenga Mangalyam serialla thaane vareenga” before dying bizarrely.

    You want regular? Go see the usual single bozo beating up hundred other bozos to marry the villain’s daughter films. They are dime a dozen in Tamil cinema.

    “Take for instance yourself. The spoofs notwithstanding, you still slammed it as a β€˜nonsensical film,’ β€˜mokka,’ β€˜mostly chose to oscillate between the soporific and the cringe-inducing’…..”

    You see, I am much better at enjoying this silver lining thing than you are. You very often allow your spirits to get bogged down by the entirety of the movie. Cheer up. I wish, one of these days, you come down to TN and see a fairly good film here first-day-first-show. It would give you a bit more atmosphere, if you will. Or call it gauging the mood of the lay-man. For all its horrendous flaws, goa was tailor-made for the theatre-going audience. You would have know that had you been sitting in my theatre.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Again, we used ‘regular’ here to distinguish Goa from the Tamil Padam kind of movies that spoof a complete genre of films (with the genre at the receiving end being Tamil films here).

    2. You write: For all its horrendous flaws, goa was tailor-made for the theatre-going audience.

    We remain skeptical that as bad a movie as Goa will resonate with any audience, not even with the schmucks in Tamil Nadu.

    No, we didn’t see any silver lining in the movie…only dark clouds punctuated by ominous flashes of lightning and foreboding rumbles of thunder.

    Yes, it’d certainly be interesting (maybe, even fun) to watch a movie with our makkal in Tamil Nadu.

    But that, unfortunately, ain’t gonna happen.

    • bb82   January 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      One thing I never understood, you seem to be berating almost all the movies you watch, but you seem to not miss even a single Indian movie that releases in US.

      It’s as if you get sadistic pleasure out of bashing these average movies.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: but you seem to not miss even a single Indian movie that releases in US.

      Oh no, we didn’t watch Paa, (U.S. Critics Pee on Paa), Dulha Mil Gaya (Miss Universe’s New Film Universally Screwed, Pyaar Impossible (Pyaar Impossible – Junk, Say Critics), Vettaikaran (Vettaikaran Turns Pichaikaran at Box Office) ……

      2. You write: One thing I never understood….you get….out of bashing

      Just one thing eludes your understanding? Ha ha ha, bet a dumb twit like you doesn’t understand many things. πŸ™

      Odd that you should mention nothing about the horrid quality of most Indian films.

    • racer44   January 31, 2010 at 1:32 am

      “We remain skeptical that as bad a movie as Goa will resonate with any audience, not even with the schmucks in Tamil Nadu.”

      Man Oh man, you are missing so much. The overall-dumb movie that it was, Goa still had the audience laughing most of the time with its over-the-top spoofs.

      “Yes, it’d certainly be interesting (maybe, even fun) to watch a movie with our makkal in Tamil Nadu. ”

      Interesting, fun….those are serious understatements. More like mass mania, and I assure you, you’ll also feel like joining in the celebratory mood rather than quibbling about little things like non-acting and mis-direction. Which is why you’ll find many critics down here in India have given the thumbs-up to Goa. The sheer exuberance catches on after a while.

      Since you are an around-50 years old financially well-off woman with plenty of room in the stomach (all merely humble guesses), surely you can afford to come down to TN to see at least one big film (by that, I mean a film starring one of ajith-vijay-rajini-kamal-simbhu or directed by one of selva-gautham-shankar-ravikumar-venkatprabhu). I mean that sincerely. It would make a world of difference over how you perceive the film’s effect will be on the general audience. So how about it, can you make it for endhiran?????? That’s still a good 2-3 months from now. I am serious(but not yet earning my own salary, so you’ve got to foot the bill for the plane ticket).

      off-topic:you talked about the lip-sync of the white girls. Just clarifying, but you did know that, in certain scenes, the dialogue was deliberately(for comic effect) in tamil while they were talking english in the background, right?…….right?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: Goa still had the audience laughing most of the time with its over-the-top spoofs.

      Let’s wait and see if all this audience ‘excitement’ carries over to the box office.

      2. surely you can afford to come down to TN to see at least one big film

      Ain’t worth $10,000 to see one Tamil film.

      3. You write: you talked about the lip-sync….while they were talking english in the background,

      Only vaguely now, if at all.

      We’ve seen two movies after Goa – Ishqiya and Rann besides engaging in a few other pursuits over the last 36 hrs.

      Can’t remember the details now.

  7. pauldeleo   January 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    huh..this is absolutely as expected…i was expecting a 3rd quality product from the Venkat Prabhu team as they were overconfident about their film when the promotions shows were aired on the Pongal Day. The heights of all is the tag line “a Venkat Prabhu Holiday”…who is he, by the way??? the over confidence of the team and the director is shown in this tagline itself.

    BTW there is another dead rubber which got released: “thamizh Padam”. i have never boycotted a movie while watching in cinemas and this movie remains that ‘record-break’. it was so pathetic and was testing our patience, that we walked out 20 mins before the end of the movie. though some scenes were spoofed really well, the rest of the movie is intolerable-especially those scenes involving the so called comedians lol M.S.Baskar, manobala and our ‘double’aadai moorthi. 30 minutes of Lollu Sabha is far watchable and more funnier than this.

    This is only for ‘mokkai’ lovers. I am sure that many people out there will enjoy this movie: obviously, we know the taste and favor of our tamil movie fans. what say?

    check this pathetic review and rating on BW:

    http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-reviews/reviews-2/thamizh-padam-siva-disha-pandey.html

    No wonder they gave 0.5 starts for Ayirathil Oruvan. The standard of BW reviews are seriously going down these days.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: huh..this is absolutely as expected…i was expecting a 3rd quality product from the Venkat Prabhu team

    This is not even 99th quality. Plain junk.

    2. Since we haven’t seen Tamil Padam, our hands are tied in discussing the movie.

  8. SRINIVAS   January 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    good in some parts ……….boring in others ……….goa is a decent movie …..yuvan’s songs were excellent …..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: good in some parts ……….boring in others ……….goa is a decent movie

    What are YOU smoking?

    Boring in some parts? And then you add ‘Goa is a decent movie’ in the same breath. Ha ha ha ha. πŸ™

    Unlike us (facing severe cold weather for the last couple of days) you can’t even blame the weather for odd behavior.

  9. SRINIVAS   January 31, 2010 at 7:39 am

    off topic ..

    http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14929563

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    With the exception of Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya, Asal and Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai, the rest of the movies in your above link will probably not make it here.

  10. SRINIVAS   January 31, 2010 at 7:41 am

    if it had not been boring in certain parts ….then it would have been a good movie

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Hmmm.

  11. prat_the_brat   January 31, 2010 at 7:51 am

    saw the movie yesterday …. utter nonsense … regretted so much dat felt it wod ve been so much better if i read ur blog 24 hours earlier ….

    well, it’s just a piece o junk i tel yo ….. u wont believe ppl in the theatre wer lik “I O I O …. MOKKA PODRAAN DA!” …. it wus utter crap the movie nd wenever a song started u could hear a loud sigh from the audience ! unbearable ……

    nd seriously, i kno u choose ur movies carefully but how in the hell did u want to even watch tis shit?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: well, it s just a piece o junk i tel yo ….. u wont believe ppl in the theatre wer lik “I O I O …. MOKKA PODRAAN DA!” …. it wus utter crap the movie nd wenever a song started u could hear a loud sigh from the audience ! unbearable ……

    Well, some SI readers like Racer44 claim that the movie ‘had the audience laughing most of the time.’

    Most likely, both of you saw the movie in Tamil Nadu.

    2. You write: i kno u choose ur movies carefully but how in the hell did u want to even watch tis shit

    Mainly, to see if the end product matched all the hype.

    Alas, the movie turned out to be beyond garbage. $10 down the drain. πŸ™

  12. arunbharathi_ar   January 31, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Hi Guys,

    First of all i want to differ from all of you.

    We friends with out family saw goa first day, 10:50 show at mayajal. the film ended at night 2. we didn’t even felt bored for a minute for the entire time.

    If these kind of movies are not encouraged we would be forced to watch thrash like vettaikarn in typical tamil formula. I seriously didn’t understand what is wrong with the movie and why it is thrashed so much. Every one here would have enjoyed movies like American pie, euro trip and road trip. This kind of genre is never tried out in tamil before. Why should we always be forced to a fixed formula of 5 songs, 5 fights and sentiment scens.

    Guys grow up, start accepting films of different genre.

    Regards
    Arun

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I seriously didn’t understand what is wrong with the movie

    Give the above classic line, you seriously surely wouldn’t understand any response we provide. πŸ™

    2. You write: This kind of genre is never tried out in tamil before

    True, the chani (cow-dung) genre has never been tried out to such stinking effect in Tamil films before.

    3. You write: If these kind of movies are not encouraged ….

    We ought to use this device to chase these buffoons out of Kollywood.

  13. Twig   January 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I completely second racer44 views. I was one of those persons who didn’t go out for movies and used to watch movies on TV, buy CDs or piracy in college, of course . (This being India, We consider it is our right to share movies amongst friends πŸ˜‰ ).
    Anyway, after becoming a working person, I’ve started visiting cinemas. All the time, I go with friends and insist them to get tickets for the front rows in a normal theater.The sheer effect it gives is really, mysteriously, great . I couldn’t believe that I enjoyed Arya2 ( of course, movie is a disgrace to cinematic art, but still I enjoyed it). Avatar (both 2D and 3D ) I watched shedding out lots of money in multiplexes, I didn’t enjoy that much (Though it’s visually a great movie).
    When watching Anniyan, Manmadhan and Pokhiri(Telugu) in cinemas, my brain was not at all willing to find flaws in the movie. Of course when on TV, I found how cheap movies those are.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    A few years back when we had a lot more coolies here than we have now, Tamil movies were a noisy affair even in the U.S. (i.e. noisy by U.S. standards, with a few whistles and shouts at the beginning when the title/Hero’s name/Heroine’s name came up on the screen).

    But with the return of the natives, Tamil movies in theatres have turned into sedate experiences these days.

    Offtopic: Busy with three movies Goa, Ishqiya and Rann + other stuff so still haven’t had the time to look at Ashley’s piece.

    • racer44   February 1, 2010 at 6:43 am

      To sum up, I would say the following:
      The experience of watching a film in an Indian theatre is a mind-altering dream-like experience which is worth your while not because of the movie itself (which is often reduced to being irrelevant, however good or bad it is) but the way you lose your sense of self and become, at least for a few hours, a nameless comrade among the thronging masses, to exult with joy or decry with exasperation as a single entity.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: The experience of watching a film in an Indian theatre is a mind-altering dream-like experience….a nameless comrade among the thronging masses, to exult with joy or decry with exasperation as a single entity.

      Mind-altering trance? Sounds like a microcosm of India itself. πŸ˜‰

      Love it or hate it, you can’t deny its sui generis nature.

  14. kane   January 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Shit is the only word to describe this movie

    Tamilpadam is a decent movie going by the reviews as well as from the word of mouth from the people who have watched the movie

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Shit is the only word to describe this movie

    Well said.

  15. SRINIVAS   February 1, 2010 at 4:01 am

    tamilpadam is a clever combination of many movies …starting from Keezhaku Cheemailey , dalapathy , anniyan , kakka kakka ,mouna ragam ,boys , annamalai , baasha , aboorva sagodargal , dhool , etc etc ……nobody has been spared …..expect for Ajith maybe ….who finds a passing reference in the climax and is not subject to real parody …..i was helped by fans sitting in the theatre who identified each and every movie ….. many of which I knew myself …..

    A village has a ritual of killing male children (keezhaku cheemailye) ….so the baby asks his grandma to put him in a goods train so that he can go to chennai .(dalapathy) …..there as a small boy ……he is angry at a gang of goons beating up a poor vendor (regular tamil film stuff) …..he then comes back to his grandma(now in the city ) ….who advises him to start pedalling a cycle ….suddenly he grows up ….goes back and beats the goons …….becomes a hero ….people start attaching all sorts of prefix to his name ………..and then comes the introduction song ………the movie then traces his trials and tribulations and how he emerges victorious in the end in a true filmy style …….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Interesting.

    They should have parodied forthcoming films too like Asal. πŸ˜‰

    BTW, where do Tamil Padam like TamilPadam run in Mumbai?

    • trishna147   February 3, 2010 at 5:38 am

      “nobody has been spared …..expect for Ajith maybe”
      err…someone please tell me why??
      they could have easily done a Billa ‘walk’ in the climax or a really bad attempt at Bharathanatyam (Varalaaru/Godfather) or some stupid thing like that…

      btw, i heard Tamil Padam is showing in the US…
      http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/show-timings/thamizh-padam/index.html
      do watch it when it comes to the theatres near your place. i think its coming soon to NJ.
      I hate the fact that its not even showing in the UK. πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      The theatres listed in the above link are too far for us to make it.

      In any case, we hope to have Racer44’s review today.

  16. SRINIVAS   February 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Aurora in Matunga has been regularly screening Tamil films …..for the past many years ……the only one at one point in time ……………always difficult to get tickets ….especially on a sat / sun …….

    Now ……for the past …..two or three yrs …..all major multiplexes have started screening tamil movies ….they have one or two shows daily …. Big Cinema / PVR / Fame / Cinemax etc …demographics in Mumbai has also changed …..so Movies are being screened in all those areas where we have a significant tamil population

    same is the case with Telugu and Malayalam movies

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks.

  17. SRINIVAS   February 2, 2010 at 1:47 am

    BTW Asal stars Ajith …who is suppose to guarantee a 100% opening in the Box Office ….in the first few days …….irrespective of the status of his previous films ….

    so just checked website of Mayajaal Multiplex in chennai …..All the nine screens / all shows ….for Asal ….from Feb 5th …….they have simply removed all the other movies ….now that is a regular feature when it comes to a Ajith starrer in TN ……theatre’s make a killing in the first week …..then of course it depends on the content of the film …..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    After his Aegan ‘terror-attack,’ we’re wary of Ajith.

  18. 1012900   February 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I’m surprised.

    Many said that the movie was so hilarious. They agreed that Goa didn’t have a story to talk abt but they said it was fun watching.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Many said that the movie was so hilarious.

    And who would that ‘many’ be?

    In our not-so-humble opinion, this movie is mind-numbing junk.

  19. StrYngLad74   February 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    @Srinivas

    “tamilpadam is a clever combination of many movies …starting from Keezhaku Cheemailey , dalapathy , anniyan , kakka kakka ,mouna ragam ,boys , annamalai , baasha , aboorva sagodargal , dhool , etc etc.”

    I guess (horrible) spoofs like “Superhero Movie,” “Meet the Spartans,” “Epic Movie,” and “Disaster Movie” should be critically lauded, based on your argument.

    “A village has a ritual of killing male children (keezhaku cheemailye)”

    What garbage?!!! Have you even seen the movie you refer to here? Do you research, mate. The ACTUAL story of “Kizhakku Cheemayile” is the relationship between a brother (Vijaya Kumar), his sister (Radhika), and the sister’s husband (Napolean) and how an ego tussle between Napolean and Vijaya Kumar strains that relationship. FTR, I’m yet to see a single movie in TN or any reference in Tamil culture with a ritual of killing MALE children.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Srinivas, is your goose cooked regarding Kizhakku Cheemayile? πŸ˜‰

    StrYngLad74, is your goose cooked vis-a-vis Kreacher’s response to your comment on JJWS being a ripoff of Breaking Away? πŸ˜‰

  20. RAGA   February 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    did u watch aasal?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, we went there but the 3PM and 6PM shows were canceled.

    Now, it’s unlikely we’ll go again because we have a severe snowstorm coming in the mid-Atlantic region (up to 29-inches snow expected). Our Governor has declared emergency with driving on roads restricted from 10PM ET tonight. Things are going to be pretty bad until Monday morning.

    • dot.dash-   February 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      that’s good.. you can work diligently on the Matrix (and Dev D) review πŸ˜‰

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Offtopic: Started snowing here. πŸ™ Hate it. Hate it.

      One of these days, we’re going to pack up our bags and move to sunny Las Vegas.

      Decent weather plus given the collapse of housing and casinos in Vegas the desperate hookers are probably giving attractive deals now (Buy 1-night, Take 1-night free; 2 for the price of 1; or Pay for HJ, get BJ on the house or something of that nature). πŸ˜‰

      • 1012900   February 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

        Considering that it’s snowing, how do u manage there?

        It must be impossible to even get out of your place.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You write: Considering that it’s snowing, how do u manage there?

        We think of the alternative – Chennai – and then we tell ourselves enduring the snow is not so bad. πŸ˜‰

        Yes, this year the winter is pretty harsh here.

        As a matter of fact, we just woke up and looked outside and guess what – it’s snowing now (9:15AM ET i.e 7:47PM IST).

  21. LIve_AS_yOU_LIkE   February 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    But the idhu varai song was good.. Its like a gold in the garbage.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Unbelievable that ‘films’ like Goa are made and released in theatres. πŸ™

    To call this trash as a movie would be an insult to film artistes everywhere.

  22. SRINIVAS   February 8, 2010 at 3:38 am

    @ StrYngLad74 —

    Pls see TamilPadam ….it’s a spoof …wherein scenes from diff movies (listed above by me ) have been taken …….Some like spoofs ….for example the lollusabha in Vijay TV and the Super 10 in Sun TV ………some dont …..so its ok …..if you say that a spoof does not qualify for a good movie …….that’s your opinion / preference ………point taken ……..I will not insist that u agree with me otherwise there is something wrong …even though my name starts with “S” !!!!

    Kaali Paal is used to kill …Female children ……..there is a scene in Kizhakku Cheemayile which shows that …………..which has been spoofed in this movie …..by showing a male child ……..Tamil Padam is not a spoof of Kizhakku Cheemayile ……….the main story of the KC is as described by you ………..and its a great movie ………Bhartiraja’s direction and ARR songs ………….were brilliant …….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Kaali Paal is used to kill …Female children ……..there is a scene in Kizhakku Cheemayile which shows that …………..which has been spoofed in this movie …..by showing a male child

    Sounds plausible. Since it’s a spoof film, the director might have taken the original female infanticide theme and spoofed it after giving it a 180-degree twist via a male child.

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