Sura Review – Colossus of Nonsense

Trust Tamil movie star Joseph Vijay to conjure up a sui generis way of thanking legions of fans for standing by him for 49 films over nearly two decades.

For his 50th film Sura, Vijay gathered all the saliva in his mouth and in one merciless, swift swoop spat square on the face of millions of Tamils who supported him all these years.

That’s gratitude, Vijay a.k.a. Punnaku Pandi style. πŸ™

Colossus of Nonsense

Folks, Sura is not your usual crappy Vijay film.

Au contraire, it’s a colossus of nonsense, easily one of the worst Tamil movies the bozo has featured in.

Cast as a fisherman with a heart that beats only for his fellow fishermen/slum dwellers on the beach, Vijay is the eponymous Sura of the movie. There’s a bad politician who tries to grab the land on which the poor fishermen have their huts and Sura stops him, first by beating his henchmen to a pulp, then by stealing his money and finally by dispatching him to his maker.

That’s all there is to this shitty movie.Β  We swear, guys. We swear on Ilaya Thalapathy (Vijay).

Tu. Tu (we’re returning the favor, Vijay).

In a movie chockablock with nonsense, the court scene, the fight scene on the road when Vijay and Tamanna are driving in the Audi and the closing fight on the boat stand out for igniting our fury at the sheer amateurishness of it all.

The movie and several scenes in it seem tailored to pander to Vijay’s political ambitions with the entertainment for the paying audience taking a back seat.

And that’s a mighty big disgrace.

Troupe of Monkeys

Now, don’t look for great acting in this film.

It’d be fair to say that for the most part what we see is a troupe of monkeys on the loose.

Vijay is certainly a disappointment, particularly the crucial scene in the discussion with the Collector when the fisherfolk face eviction in 10-minutes.

Tamanna plays Vijay’s love interest and has little to do except behave like a simpleton at frequent intervals, which she does with effortless ease.

Sura Movie starts – 8:22PM (all times Eastern Time)
Poornima’s (Tamanna) entry – 8:52PM
Poornima tells Sura I Love You – 9:12PM
Poornima-Sura first love song Siragadikkum Nilavu – 9:20PM
(Lavish display of Tamanna’s fair thighs) πŸ˜‰
Poornima-Sura get married – 11:19PM

Ha ha ha, we haven’t stopped laughing, guys. πŸ˜†

Vadivelu Comedy Track – Offtrack

Since Tamil movie-goers do not consider a movie complete without Vadivelu, the Vaigai Puyal has been roped into this movie to provide some comic relief. Kinda like Thayir-Sadam (curd rice) without the Thayir.

Alas, the Vadivelu comedy track is completely offtrack in Sura since it has little to do with anything else. Other than frequently getting bashed up by all and sundry, Vadivelu has no role to speak of.

By the way, will someone please mix some cyanide into stunt director Kanal Kannan’s tea, the way the villain minister does to the two Reddys in the movie.

The fight scenes are absolute garbage be it the first one where Sura stops the cop or the following one where his mother is hurt or the subsequent ones, particularly the final one on the ship.

Disappointing Music

Within a few seconds of Sura emerging from the sea in the opening minutes comes the first bad song Vettri Kodi Yeathu with the usual bunch of guys and gals jumping and pretending it’s dance.

No, none of the other songs including Siragadikkum Nilavu, Vanga Kadal Ellai, Thanjavoor Jillakkari or Naa Nadanthal Adhiradi did anything for us.

The last song Naa Nadanthal Adhiradi, where Vijay lands in a helicopter amidst a bevy of foreign girls in bikinis was egregiously bad and absolute balderdash in every possible sense.

As for the picturization of the songs, no different from the usual crude, hip-swinging, pelvis thrusting obscene nonsense we see in countless Tamil movies.

We doubt any of the songs will stand the test of time.

Besides Vijay, the other architect of this nonsense a.k.a. Sura is S.P.Raajakumar, who’s not only the director but also credited with the story, screenplay and dialog as well.

The audience at a theater on the East Coast didn’t seem enthused with the film given the chatter and people moving in and out. Our neighbors to the left left about 30 minutes before the end and never returned. God, who can blame them.

Avoid Like the Plague

If Sura proves anything at all it is that the loose bowels Vijay unleashed upon viewers in Vettaikaran a few months back still continues unabated.

Guys, to waste your time and money on trash like Sura is unpardonable. As reviewers, we have no choice. But dear reader you do. Show your middle finger to this junk with mucho gusto.

Punnaku Pandi’s Sura deserves no better. Avoid this garbage like the plague.

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21 Responses to "Sura Review – Colossus of Nonsense"

  1. shiva84   April 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    It would not be a surprise if this movie is made to run 150 days like kuruvi, sachein, aadhi etc. πŸ™ Responds:

    You write: It would not be a surprise if this movie is made to run 150 days

    Is it true that in Tamil Nadu even asses sprint at 150-miles per hour for 150-days non-stop? πŸ˜‰

    • Rock   May 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      English Films
      1.30 Mins… Dialogues – 1 Ruled Sheets 40 Lines , Acting – Watching Lips, and watching Eyes, may be more, Dance – No way, Songs – If the Film is Hit,
      Music – Needs AR Rahman nowadays.

      So Asses in UK never Sprint at English Movies? May be at 500 Miles Per hour. Bcoz English movies are very fast…..

      You Guys dont like Indian Films But still watch on First Day …….

      Cinema is just entertainment. We like Masala films which makes us happy for 2.30 hours. We dont want to sit erect and watch movies seriously and hearing sounds which is same from 1990’s (English Movies).

      Aswin Kini ….lol… May be this joke is copied from will smith original story…Dont try to match to Tamil heroes…Tamil Heroes can take the film to 4 hours too .
      Can anyone do that from Hollywood…Can your Hollywood Films show the actor face and styles alone for 1.30 mins… Sure people wud show their middle finger…
      Only King Kong can do that lol.. you people wud love that…

      So try to improve your taste on Indian Films. Or watch Eng-leech film alone and comment for urself..

      I think u guys better stop watching indian Movies and concentrate on Commenting English movies..Sometimes i get a doubt whether u watch movies or u prepare an essay every time. Anyhow try to give real comments . So finally Sura Does good in Box office…..

      Imao Responds:

      1. You write above: We like Masala films which makes us happy for 2.30 hours

      Then why are most of your so-called Masala films falling, failing and flailing at the box office?

      2. You write: I think u guys better stop watching indian Movies ….So finally Sura Does good in Box office…..

      We’ve no doubt Sura will surpass Avatar collections. πŸ˜‰

      • vjcool   May 4, 2010 at 2:14 am

        @ the rock… FYI shakeela movies made a lot of dough at their peak that they almost overthrew Mamooty and Mohanlal (or so I hear).

        Hope you get a share of Sura’s profits too. May Sura run for 200 days and give happy hours to Rock et al.

        Jai Vijay Ho!.

      • Rock   May 4, 2010 at 9:42 am

        lol… Masala Films never fall at Tamilnadu… You people love serious and animated flicks so sometimes for every 5 years you get a blockbuster.

        There is nothing to spend for masala movies. but lot to earn …does that make sense?

        Yeah Sura surpass Avatar first 3 days collection in Tamilnadu..any doubts on that?

        Decided to stop watching Indian Movies…lol…

        So james Cameroon, Landau and vjcool are Business partners πŸ™‚ Hope you are blue coloured creature now…. πŸ™‚ Responds:

        1. You Write Above: Sura surpass Avatar first 3 days collection in Tamilnadu….Hope you are blue coloured creature now….

        No, we’re green (with envy).

        2. You write: There is nothing to spend for masala movies. but lot to earn


        With so many so-called masala flicks flopping, folks are losing their shirts.

  2. The Mahatma   April 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

    😑 Why is there no “PUNAKKU PANDI” in the title? 😑 Responds:

    Good question. πŸ˜‰

    We have it on the home page of

  3. gk   April 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    seriously wats wrong ? How in the good world you managed to see those horrifyin evil films and still managed to write reviews….goodness…I was watching the POTC series and a line from the third
    “When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate: I’m Captain Jack Sparrow.”

    “When you decided to maroon yourself at the theatre to watch a bitch you forgot one very important thing, mate: Hes the punnaku pandi.” πŸ™‚

  4. gk   April 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    sorry…from the first

  5. raghavendrav   April 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Its high time ilayathalavali vijay needs to quit acting…. Responds:

    High hopes.

  6. iamsumu   April 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Have you noticed that reviewers who dont want to bash a movie will state:
    “The film is made for hard core fans.”
    When all they can say is get ready for another repetitive crapfest.
    Even mega-serials have better plot lines than these ‘blockbusters’.
    This is a win win for the makers, the actors and technicians get paid, the producer burns his black money and the audience is made even dumber and when the next Vijay movie Kaavalkaaran releases they can say, “Boy compared to this, Sura was like Schinders List”. Responds:

    Euphemisms are the order of the day.

  7. Aswin_Kini   April 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    @SI and other readers who are sick of Punnakku Pandi alias Vijay by now. Here are some jokes circulated by Vijay haters in the net:

    Vijay (Singing as usual): Naan Adicha Thanga Maatteeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy……..

    Koundamani (Watching the clip in horror): Dei Bonda Vaaya, Nee adicha illai da, Nee Nadicha thaanda Naanga Thaanga Maattom πŸ™

    Director of a prospective Vijay film: Indha padathukku Vadiveluvei podalama, illaina Vivekei Podalama

    Vijay: Sir, comedians yellam vendam sir, naane comedy panren.

    Director: Ada karumam pichavane, naan indha padathukku yaarai hero’va podalamnu yosikkaren. Comedy’kku thaan nee irukkiye πŸ˜€

    SI Responds:

    Isn’t it past your bed-time? Must be late night in Incredible India.

    Watching Deepika Padukone & Lara Dutta in bikini & Jiah Khan too in O Girl song. πŸ˜‰ In Housefull movie (Hindi).

  8. yourmate   April 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    How much ever Vijay try he cannot, I repeat he cannot make another “Rasigan” (His third movie and so called super blockbuster). Some of other excellent movies on the Genere include “Manbimigu Maanavan”, “Selva”, “Vishnu”, “Deva”. Watch any of these movies at your own risk!!! Responds:

    We’ll see if we can get Rasigan.

  9. logu   May 1, 2010 at 12:42 am

    So guys …there’s a another big disaster waiting in the form of non-actor Ajith’s forthcoming movies to give a stiff run to this acme of nonsense…..Seems there’s a heavy competition between the two Asuras of Tamil cinema of giving tortures in the name of movies

    One thing’s sure there is no fixed nadir for tamil and telugu cinemas. It goes deep with every single movie that comes out Responds:

    You write: One thing’s sure there is no fixed nadir for tamil and telugu cinemas. It goes deep with every single movie that comes out

    Very true, they keep plumbing new depths with every new film. With exceptions like Aayirathil Oruvan, of course.

    • iamsumu   May 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      See here’s the chicken and egg problem, do we blame the actors for making these trash films or blame the fans who pay money to watch them?
      I think the fans need to stop watching junk, its easier to spend the ticket money say in a bottle of Old Monk or perhaps Kingfisher for better results. Responds:

      You write: its easier to spend the ticket money say in a bottle of Old Monk or perhaps Kingfisher for better results.

      We’ll stick to our Gin. Thank you. πŸ˜‰

  10. SRINIVAS   May 2, 2010 at 1:18 am

    many of you liked pokiri and maybe that convinced him that there would be takers for such movies ……..his new movies can only be compared with his earlier ones ………since he follows a very unique genre ………this one is defn the worst ……..that too his 50th movie ……… Responds:

    1. Maybe, we should rewatch Pokiri and see how we feel about it now. We saw the film during what we’d consider the ‘youth’ of our film-watching days.

    2. You write: this one is defn the worst ……..that too his 50th movie ………


  11. shiva84   May 2, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Millions of children go to bed hungry in india but look how milk is wasted. πŸ™ Responds:

    Punnaku Pandi is now Paal Pandi. πŸ˜‰

  12. ameritamil   May 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    This was in the rediff review:

    “This is a landmark movie for the hero. As his 50th film, its generated enormous anticipation, and has been announced by the star himself to be his last “mass” movie; he’ll be choosing different scripts in the future.”

    Let’s hope Rediff at least gets this right… even if it’s bad, his next films might at least be different from this same-old shit. Responds:

    The Rediff review had this headline – Leave your brains at home and enjoy Sura.

    Only in Incredible India are people are asked to jettison their brains before heading for a movie.

    No wonder our movies don’t find favor outside the sub-continent.

  13. SRINIVAS   May 13, 2010 at 10:19 am

    finally even Vijay fans are deserting him Responds:

    Finally, Tamil movie fans are coming to their senses.

  14. amitshetty   May 16, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I am happy that people are rejecting such stupid films – first Aasal (superflop) and now Sura.
    For how long people will tolerate such nonsense ? Responds:

    You write above: For how long people will tolerate such nonsense ?


    Indians love to feast on shit. πŸ™ It’s in their genes.

  15. 1012900   May 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

    @ Ameritamil: “he’ll be choosing different scripts in the future.”

    Aaniya pudunga venaam.

    It’s best this clown retires now before even his fans start spitting at him.

    But I just can’t believe there are some fans who like even Sura. Responds:

    Bottom line, Vijay doesn’t give a flying f*ck for fans or moviegoers.

    All the bozo cares about is paisa and his political aspirations. Why else would his films be consistently crappy?

    • 1012900   May 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      Not just about money. His fans too want the same. But i guess Sura was too much for even most of his fans, the less hardcore ones.

      Because of the need to please the fans with punch dialogs, crazy song and dance sequence and fight scenes, there are no good scripts now. All they care about is heroism and “mass”,

      Imagine a Vijay movie with a good script, tight screenplay, no punch dialogs or masala. It would go down the drain. That’s the pitiful situation here.

      And if their “idol” gets beaten up or arrested or die in the movie, the fans make a ruckus, even swear at the movie director. This s why Kireedom’s climax was changed.

      I’ve witnessed such incidents myself. Responds:

      The Indian film industry like Indian society is in flux now, in the throes of great change making it very difficult for film-makers to judge what will work and what won’t.

      Some people (more so in the urban areas) exposed to the best of foreign content are sick and tired of seeing the same ol’ shit – of watching Vijay or that bigger clown Ajith fight 100 baddies simultaneously or those inane song-dances in Iceland, Namibia or Bangkok while others relish the same nonsense.

      Plus, the competition and challenges posed by social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut, YouTube, Xbox/PlayStation, blogs et al makes films a very dicey proposition for the people involved in the business.

  16. Harish   May 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Sorry for the late comment but i saw that thing called Sura just today.
    Surely This Vijay will not stop until forcing into peoples mind that he is the next Superstar.
    Well, if you take one still of Vijay from each movie and display them in a row, no one will be able to identify which still is from which movie.
    Hell, this guy doesn’t even take pain to act differently at least once.
    Indeed Vijay has let his loose bowels on his “Fans” yet again. Responds:

    You Write Above: Surely This Vijay will not stop until forcing into peoples mind that he is the next Superstar.

    At the rate he’s going, he won’t even be a dooper-star for long let alone a superstar.

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