Vedi Review – A Nice Action Entertainer

by Chennai Arun

 

(Note: SI believes that Vishal and Sameera Reddy are a stain on Indian cinema)

 
After two successive flops in Villu and Engeyum Kaadhal, director Prabhu Deva returns with a remake of the Telugu film Souryam, which released in 2008 and went to become a hit.

Vedi’s story is simple.

Vishal is a police officer Prabhakar, who comes to Calcutta, in search of his lost sister.

He has only her photo in which she was a kid. Her life is in danger, so Prabhakar tries to protect her from the bad guys.

So will he do the assigned job? That’s what Vedi is all about.

Since her life is in danger, he travels to Calcutta by bus. On the way, he is captured by the baddies but escapes after killing them.

The story moves to Calcutta, where he enrolls in a college as a physical trainer. He joins with a fake name called Balu. Vivek is a physical education master in the same college, whose approval is needed for Vishal to become a trainer.

The heroine Sameera Reddy has a peppy song introduction in the film.

Sameera plays a bubbly college girl Paro. Vishal insults Sameera in a particular scene, as a result of which she becomes angry. But slowly the situation changes and she falls in love with him.

Sameera looks beautiful and her chemistry with Vishal is fabulous.

Vivek’s comedy is a plus for the film. Though a bit amateurish, it does elicit a few laughs.

The bad guys come to Calcutta and there are a few fight sequences. Slowly, it is revealed that Aishwarya, played by Poonam Kaur, studying in the same college, is Vishal’s sister.

Vishal also reveals through a flashback that he is actually a cop named Prabhakar. During his stay in Tuticorin, he had some issues with the bad guys.

The confrontations with the villain Easwaramoorthy, played by Sayaji Shinde, are excellent.

Prabhakar causes a lot of problems for him. So the villain, seeking revenge, kidnaps his sister. The high point of the film is that she does not know that Prabhakar is actually her brother and hates him for his past mistake. Finally the villain is killed and both are reunited.

This is a film where all the actors have done a fine job.

But it is Vishal who impresses with his screen presence and acting. Vishal’s acting has improved a lot since his debut film. He looks  convincing in the action sequences as well as emotional ones.

Make no mistake, this is an out and out Vishal film.

Sameera impresses during her short stint on the screen. Although her character lacks significance, she has done a fine job. The important character of the sister, Aishwarya is played with elan by Poonam Kaur.

Shinde too does a fine job in parts, but the characterization of the villain symbolizes clumsiness for him to make an impact.

Music by Vijay Antony is just OK.

Kadhalikka is actually the pick of the album. Enna Achu and Ippadi Mazhai are good.

The picturization of the songs is good in parts. For some songs, the picturization is brilliant, for others it is just average.

Choreography for most of the songs is great, since the director is a dance master himself.

Plus Points:

1. Acting and performances of Vishal, Sameera and Poonam Kaur.

2. Vivek’s comedy.

3. Some songs and their picturization.

4. Brilliant screenplay of Prabhu Deva. With an ordinary story in hand, he manages to keep the audiences engaged with interesting twists and turns.

5. Action sequences.

Minus Points:

1. The performance of Shayaji Shinde.

2. The characterization of the villain. We do not get to see a powerful villain here.

3. The story is too thin and lacks depth.

4. Overdose of action sequences at the end of the film.

Verdict: Nice Action Entertainer

56 Responses to "Vedi Review – A Nice Action Entertainer"

  1. 1012900   October 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Wait a minute.

    “The story moves to Calcutta, where he enrolls in a college as a physical trainer. He joins with a fake name called Balu. Vivek is a physical education master in the same college, whose approval is needed for Vishal to become a trainer.”

    This reminds me of a Mohan lal movie Olympian Anthony Adam. Mohan lal is a police officer who is after a notorious terrorist. During his investigation, he finds out that the terrorist(Nasser) has a child who is studying in some school in Ooty i guess but he doesn’t know who the child is. So he goes to the college and joins as a physical education trainer. At the school, he meets another senior physical education trainer(Jagadhi Sreekumar) who is jealous of his arrival. Olympian Anthony Adam does have it’s share of negative points but it’s not entirely boring either. It does explore some other things apart from Mohan lal’s mission to find out the child and nab her father, which makes the movie interesting.

    This particular plot reminds me of another movie Main Hoon na, whose plot is very very similar to this one.

    @Chennai Arun

    You say the story is too thin and lacks depth, and also that it has too much action , particularly towards the end. From what I saw in the trailer, the action was like just another Tamil movie where the hero effortlessly beats down dozens of thugs to pulp. How then do u call this a nice action entertainer?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: This particular plot reminds me of another movie Main Hoon na, whose plot is very very similar to this one.

    Main Hoon Na (Shahrukh Khan) was remade in Tamil as Aegan (Ajith)

    2. You write: From what I saw in the trailer, the action was like just another Tamil movie where the hero effortlessly beats down dozens of thugs to pulp. How then do u call this a nice action entertainer?

    Good question.

    Actually, the reviewer Chennai Arun used a stronger title: A Superb Action Thriller.

    Based on our past experience with Tamil movies, we did not think it merited such hyperbole.

    So we toned down the title from ‘Superb’ to ‘Nice’ action thriller. 😉

    Also Chennai Arun’s verdict was: A Must Watch Film.

    We replaced it with ‘Nice Action Entertainer’ because we have a hard time visualizing a Vishal-Sameera film as a must watch film.

    • shadowfax_arbit   October 3, 2011 at 4:51 am

      Almost all reviewers have mostly bad things to say about this movie. Look at this review by Sify.

      http://www.sify.com/movies/tamil/review.php?id=14980328&ctid=5&cid=2429

      They have gone to the extent of saying Villu had better style and packaging as compared to Vedi !!

      And here comes Chennai Arun with the verdict “A Superb Action Thriller”.

      Did Arun intend to take sarcasm to a whole new dimension or is it some conspiracy hatched to malign the reputation of our favorite blog SI?

  2. boopalanj   October 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This post may need a big disclaimer in bold letters at the top 😉

    Like – the views expressed in this do not reflect that of SI, and thus SI cannot be held responsible for any injuries, losses, or damages caused by watching vedi after reading it. Readers utmost discretion is Required. 😉

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    There’s already a disclaimer. Maybe we need to increase the font size.

  3. Filmlover   October 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    What happened to SI?

    Am i on right website? i am really surprised to see an positive review for crap movie like Vedi, that too, on SI website. Are SI guys started liking Crap Tamil movies? I am really shocked to see a description “Nice Action Entertainer”. Just a minute…. is this some kind of joke? If Vedi is nice action entertainer, what about “Sura”, “Vettaikkaran”, and recently, “Mankatha”? completely ROFL review.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    SI did NOT review Vedi. Hey, we added a caveat right above the review.

    The movie did not release in the U.S. and was reviewed by a SI blog reader from India.

    We’ll send the reviewer a note asking him to respond to your comment.

    • Filmlover   October 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      Dear SI,

      Kindly accept my apologies. Now, i can take a deep breath. I am awaiting your review.

      All the best.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Since Vedi did not release here, we can’t review it.

  4. satheeshway   October 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    SI can consider improving the look and feel of the website (view by writer option like All things digital). Better yet an iphone app.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The majority of posts on SI are by EssEye (in excess of 99%). So, a view by writer option might not be a big deal here.

    iPhone, Parkalam?

    But we’ll try to jazz up the site a bit.

    As those who use any blogging platform know by now, there are too many moving parts here – WordPress Software, Theme Software, Hosting, Different Plugins, Load Factor, Attacks on the Site (SI must be one of the most attacked Indian sites), Site Look & Feel etc. Worse, some of the elements impact each other.

    If we did not have molten lead flowing through our veins, we’d have hung up our boots eons backs.

  5. sam   October 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Chennai Arun adding some unexpected spice to SI blog

  6. chennaiarun2007   October 3, 2011 at 7:30 am

    @ Film Lover and boopalanj,

    At times,you do have stinking tough days at office that you do wish to enjoy this kind of nonsense film as well.

    You may find it very ironical that the same person who gave an OK rating to a fine film like Engeayum Eppodhum gives a even better rating to this film. Though I do wish that more films of the kind of Engeayum..come often one does need films like these to relax from tensions at the work front.

    BTW, if all the comments summed up for this film in this blog are overwhelmingly negative,then SI is free to delete my post. I have no issues with that.

    I just comment and read this blog for getting knowledge about good cinema.

    I in no way have certified Vedi as good “cinema”,it is good “entertainer”. That’s it!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: At times,you do have stinking tough days at office that you do wish to enjoy this kind of nonsense film as well.

    Wow, in 24-hours a A Superb Action Thriller has now become ‘this kind of nonsense film.’ 🙁

    2. You write: one does need films like these to relax from tensions at the work front.

    OMG, what a ridiculous excuse to justify ‘nonsense’ (your words above).

    • boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Hey chennaiarun,
      I did not have any problems with the review! 🙂
      Just that I’ve foreseen the kind of responses that SI would get for this review, I made the sarcastic comment about a disclaimer. 🙂

    • Filmlover   October 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      Dear Arun,

      I don’t get your point clearly. You just said “A Nice Action Entertainer” but now you are saying “Nonsense film”, again, i am asking you, is this some kind of joke? if you say yes, i will be very glad to read your review in sarcastic way.

      Moreover, you say this is an good entertainer. Again, i don’t get it. In Vedi, you have cliched plot and irritating fighting sequences, which you consider as “Nice Action Entertainer”. Most of the Tamil movies are like Vedi. So, i think they are also nice action entertainer. Is it not?

      However, let me not stretch this issue any further. I appreciate your effort of writing review. Criticism is part of the game. You don’t have to take it so personal.

      Have a nice day!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      FYI
      Arun’s original Headline was A Superb Action Entertainer.
      Original Verdict – A Must Watch Film

      SI considered Arun’s headline & verdict overkill and toned down both to A Nice Entertainer.

      This does not in any way affect the overall points made by the commenters or Arun in his response.

  7. Aswin_Kini   October 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Well, well, what do we have here? A positive review from SI (Via Chennai Arun) for a Vishal film??

    So, why exactly did Arun label this film as a Nice Action Entertainer?

    Perhaps, Arun found that this was one of those rare films where Vishal and Sameera actually tried to “ACT”.

    Maybe Prabhudeva atoned his sins for delivering that horribly crap of a movie called VILLU by finally making a decent film.
    (Or) Vishal and Sameera fell flat on Chennai Arun’s and SI’s legs to give them a lifeline in the form of a positive review.

    @Chennai Arun: Buddy, I appreciate your time and effort spent on this review. Atleast, you took a time to review movie rather than blindly passing comments. Please do also try to review movies recommended by SI bloggers such as Sethu, Angaadi Theru, Kaasi, Autograph, and others. This would do SI fans a big favor as SI does/may not have the time to review.

    If your review is right, then it augurs well for Vishal and Sameera (Two serious non-actors). I have not seen this film nor do I plan to. But I am just finding it hard to believe a film involving an amateurish actor and a silly mannequin can be GOOD. I just hope you are right.

    If not, be prepared for brickbats as neither SI or its fans are kind in their criticism.

    @SI: It was really a good idea to find a reader in India to review a film for you. I hope you implement this idea to review really good Indian movies (no matter how few they are).

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: (Or) Vishal and Sameera fell flat on Chennai Arun’s and SI’s legs to give them a lifeline in the form of a positive review.

    Whatever you drank this morning was not Horlicks.

    Next, you’ll be saying Sameera presented us with a ‘laptop’ for a positive review.

    2. You write: So, why exactly did Arun label this film as a Nice Action Entertainer?

    Chennai Arun has explained the ‘logic’ for the positive review in a comment this morning:

    At times,you do have stinking tough days at office that you do wish to enjoy this kind of nonsense film as well.

    Sad! 🙁

    3. We’re constrained from commenting much on Vedi because we did not see the film (it has not released here).

    But we suspect none of the commenters has seen the film too.

    • Filmlover   October 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      You say: “But we suspect none of the commenters has seen the film too.”

      Right you are.

      Even my close friends, who are really crazy Tamil film fans are not pleased with Vedi.

      They all said movie was completely crap. I was shocked to hear. For one moment, i had doubt that whether i was dreaming. Hmmm….. at last, my friends are in right path. 😉

  8. Aswin_Kini   October 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

    “Next, you’ll be saying Sameera presented us with a ‘laptop’ for a positive review.”

    For heaven’s sake, read my full comment, Nostradamus.

    The first few paras were written on a lighter vein. Ssshh, some people can’t find the difference between light humour and sarcasm!!!!

    Did you ever read this my lord????
    If your review is right, then it augurs well for Vishal and Sameera (Two serious non-actors). I have not seen this film nor do I plan to. But I am just finding it hard to believe a film involving an amateurish actor and a silly mannequin can be GOOD. I just hope you are right.

    @SI: It was really a good idea to find a reader in India to review a film for you. I hope you implement this idea to review really good Indian movies (no matter how few they are).

    When you read my comments, please also note that I don’t blindly criticize people no matter what the circumstances.
    Next time, read the complete comment.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: The first few paras were written on a lighter vein. Ssshh, some people can’t find the difference between light humour and sarcasm!!!!

    Likewise, our response too was written in a lighter artery. 😉

    • boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Sarcasm is dead 🙂

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Still alive & kicking here.

  9. chennaiarun2007   October 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

    @ Si,

    See, the nonsense thing that I commented upon was about the film’s storyline (which I have commented in the minus points of the film). Also I am neither a close friend of Vishal or Sameera to get favors from them.

    @ Ashwin

    “If not, be prepared for brickbats as neither SI or its fans are kind in their criticism”

    Even though I had some different views regarding SI for films such as Vaaranam Aayiram and Mayakanadi, I did not go to extent of giving such rotten comments such as these.

    I did give a harsh comment once about SI very long time ago,but I feel bad about it. It was indecent.

    Have you guys some basic sense and manners!! Don’t you know what happened to a guy named Vikram Buddhi?

    Vedi is completely my own review and not that of SI. Please spare him/her.

    I enjoyed the films Engeyum Eppodhum and Vedi.

    IF you guys do bad mouth me or talk in offensive language, I am ready. I am a true blue Gandhian by heart!!

    Also, I have told SI that he/she may kindly remove this post if there are overwhelmingly negative comments for this film and particular post.

    If SI truly wants somebody to re-review this film and write a post which truly trashes this film, SO BE IT!! I do not wish to named as the fall guy for diluting the standards of this blog.

    For your information, I am going to re-watch this film a second time in theater.

    Maybe I should have stopped posting reviews after Engeyum Eppodhum. Perhaps posting this blog will remain one of the biggest mistakes of my life!!

    To you people,I do not care even if Vedi turns out to be a box office hit or a flops. As long as I enjoyed the film,it is OK for me. Thank You, Prabhu Deva and Vishal!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sweetie, we’re not going to remove your review.

    Don’t worry. As our grandma used to say, When the Elephants are marching, the dogs keep barking. But the mighty Elephants never take note of the barks, they just keep moving ahead. 😉

    You’re entitled to post your views and other readers have an equal right to post their comments on your review.

    But as we said earlier, we don’t believe any of the commenters have watched the movie. They’re basing their comments on other reviews and the past inglorious record of Vishal & Sameera.

    • முனிAndy   October 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Maybe I should have stopped posting reviews after Engeyum Eppodhum. Perhaps posting this blog will remain one of the biggest mistakes of my life!!

      Arun, I don’t think that the commenters meant to be harsh to you.. they were just (friendly) jousting SI without realizing that you are not as battle-hardened as SI.. to take the comments lightly.

      Keep the appreciatory reviews of the trashy movies coming. 😉

    • abhi220   October 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      @SI: You mean SI’s grandma or just the poster?

      It’s a bloody shame, those brainy genes were not passed on. 😉

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: It’s a bloody shame, those brainy genes were not passed on.

      As Bill Maher said on Leno the other day: Rick Perry is really stupid….Romney is only pretending to be stupid.

      Likewise, SI has to feign stupidity to deal with the riffraff on this fine blog. 😉

    • boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Arun,

      “if not, be prepared for brickbats, as neither SI nor its fans are kind in their criticisms”

      I don’t think aswin made this statement to mean as rude as you might think. Most often, the mood of the reader reflects as the tone of thing that he or she is reading.

    • boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      It is not so serious when we appreciate a crap, but when we call the crap ‘a crap’, there are a hundred fan boys who march towards us fully armed, to unleash the nonsense in the form of comments.

  10. Aswin_Kini   October 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

    @ Ashwin

    “If not, be prepared for brickbats as neither SI or its fans are kind in their criticism”

    Even though I had some different views regarding SI for films such as Vaaranam Aayiram and Mayakanadi, I did not go to extent of giving such rotten comments such as these.

    Dude. Chill down. I guess you mistook my comment for criticism, I was just joking. But I guess calling my comment “rotten” is a gross over-exaggeration.

    As I said,
    @Chennai Arun: Buddy, I appreciate your time and effort spent on this review. Atleast, you took a time to review movie rather than blindly passing comments. Please do also try to review movies recommended by SI bloggers such as Sethu, Angaadi Theru, Kaasi, Autograph, and others. This would do SI fans a big favor as SI does/may not have the time to review.

    I would appreciate if you and SI take a few seconds to read the complete comments before responding.

    “If not, be prepared for brickbats as neither SI or its fans are kind in their criticism”

  11. chennaiarun2007   October 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    @ Ashwin,

    Sorry for the misinterpretation.

    This Vedi thing has been a nightmarish experience for me.

    I am truly happy that you are suggesting me to review some films.

    But the problem is,most of the films like Angaadi Theru have already either come to TV or watched by others,it makes my task more difficult.

    The thing about Angaadi Theru,is that though it has been telecast twice in KALAIGNAR TV, I never saw the film from the beginning to base a solid opinion of the film.

    I need some time for review of the film. AT needs a serious review as many of the incidents in the film are true real-life incidents which happened back on Saravana Stores.

    I feel more comfortable doing film reviews of newer films as they can be seen quickly and reviewed. But I do truly do wish to do a re-review of the Cheran film MAYAKANNADI. I feel bad that the film failed at the box office.

    • Aswin_Kini   October 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      “This Vedi thing has been a nightmarish experience for me.

      I am truly happy that you are suggesting me to review some films. “

      Don’t worry about criticism. Just continue with your reviews.

      As SI said, you have your right to post and viewers have the right to comment. Just take the comments in your stride.

      Also as Muniandy said, No viewer would have posted their comments with the intentions of hurting you.

      Just a request, next time, avoid reviewing films of actors like Vishal, Vijay, Bharath, Simbhu, or any other idiot unless the film has a sound storyline. Because these names are so synonymous with trash that anything related to it becomes trash regardless of who/what is involved in it.

      Hope you continue giving reviews of decent films like Engeyum Eppodhum. Cheers.

  12. dpak.shimpo   October 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    For me the 2 things shown in the trailer confirmed that this movie is going to be another mind-numbing trash with exaggerated stunts!

    1) Villain’s voice over asking “Evan da avan…? (Who is that guy?), when Vishal thrashes a goon
    2) Vishal saying “Enakku bayamna, ennane theriyadhu..” (I know no fear)

    Wonder who likes these kinda glorified heroism these days!! 🙁

    Offtopic: You had commented on pitiful internet speeds in India. So true, I am getting mind boggling speeds of 23 kbps using my reliance netconnect. And they advertise, India’s fastest 3G broadband. When I called their customer care, he says, “Sir, we are augmenting the 3G towers, soon you will be able to browse lightning fast” – Bull crap.
    I promptly disconnected and opted for a fixed line BB. Let us see how it goes.

    I miss Japan 🙁

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    23 kbps? We were doing better with AOL in the 1990s. 😉

    You shoulda dropped anchor in South Korea instead of returning to India.

    S.Korea has the fastest speeds!

    • Dr.Logu   October 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      continuation to dpak shimpo’s comment “Enakku bayamna, ennane theriyadhu, en peru “PRABHAKARAN“)…
      that was the actual dialogue in the trailer…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlmG6zJSrTc
      Even with such publishitty, the film still bombed at the boxoffice.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. Ayyo, ayyo, Prabhakaran is an unlucky name for Tamils!

      2. It’s too early to write off Vedi.

      Don’t underestimate the 72,138,958 geniasses. 😉

    • boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Bsnl does better when it comes to broadband (service is poor, but the situations that lead to service are minimal). Reliance sucks. Airtel is ok. (I have both, and my bro has bsnl)

  13. Dr.Logu   October 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    SI, you should consider conferring some kind of a title to our dear Chennaiarun from your school of blogging.

    I salute his patience and Perseverance in dealing with such kinds of movies now…. what a man!!!!

    (P.S; kochukaatheenga arun, no offence intended, take it in a lighter vein)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Puratchi Thalmai Ayyanar. 😉

  14. boopalanj   October 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    “Since her life is in danger, he travels to Calcutta by bus”

    Why should he travel by bus, if her life is in danger? 🙁

  15. iamsumu2   October 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    This is a great review.

    It combines the “wit” and “sarcasm” of Chaucer and Wodehouse.

    It calls Vishal and Sameera great actors.

    The highlight being
    “Sameera impresses during her short stint on the screen. Although her character lacks significance, she has done a fine job.”

    However I was confused by the reviewer’s portrayal of Sayaji Shinde the villian.

    On one occasion he says-
    “Shinde too does a fine job in parts, but the characterization of the villain symbolizes clumsiness for him to make an impact.”
    and on another
    “Minus Points:1. The performance of Shayaji Shinde.”

    And finally he lets the cat out of the bag with the ending!
    “Finally the villain is killed and both are reunited.”

    Talk about a damp squib and giving away the ending.

    Not sure if we would see something innovative in the typical pot-boiler movie like say the villain and Sameera get married and elope or the hero gets killed trying to save a school child ..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Now, now, don’t you start.

    The author Chennai Arun is already suffering from the torment of Writer’s Remorse.

    • முனிAndy   October 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      This review (and the comments) is turning out to be one of the best in the anals annals of eSSeYE. Dasavatharam will probably remain unmatched.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Well, it’s certainly turned out to be more interesting than we expected.

  16. Aswin_Kini   October 4, 2011 at 3:15 am

    MuniANDY wrote: “This review (and the comments) is turning out to be one of the best in the anals annals of eSSeYE. Dasavatharam will probably remain unmatched.”

    Now, don’t you dare speak about Dasavatharam. How dare you compare that monstrosity mountain with this silly (s)hit of a film 😉

    Atleast Vishal tortured you with only one role while Kamal tormented you in 10 roles right from the beginning to the end of the film. Plus Vishal doesn;t have any fans, who commented here defending their “Thalapathi”. On the other hand, SI almost had his/her/ blog traffic go up a several hundred times with hundreds of fans either trying to defend Kamal or trying to load heaps of expletives on SI 😀

    WTH, it took me 10 mins to read SI’s review on Dasavatharam and almost 100 mins to read the viewer comments and SI’s replies for each comment :P. Compared to Dasavatharam, Vedi pales in comparison.

  17. chennaiarun2007   October 4, 2011 at 8:01 am

    @ SI,

    Might be suffering from a kind of Writer’s Remorse.I already mentioned this blog as a nightmarish experience not only because of the negative comments for the film(which I somewhat expected),but also for the volume of comments as well.Wow,so many Vishal haters!!Also you sent me a note to respond,I just was confused as to what to respond to and whom to respond to.

    Now, I feel bad. So many comments we guys post and how you handle it.Sometimes we unintentionally wake you up in the middle of the night or early morning by posting.How do you really handle all these?

    A little number of comments itself was too much for me to handle!!

    As for the film itself,many of my office colleagues too disliked. It makes me wonder whether I was in an inebriated state while watching the film or whether I like Vishal too much?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: So many comments we guys post and how you handle it. Sometimes we unintentionally wake you up in the middle of the night or early morning by posting.How do you really handle all these?

    How do we handle the commenters? Simple, we consider every single one a monster.

    Readers have threatened to cut off our heads, hands, legs and every other part of our body. Some, of course, take the easy way out – they just want to ‘finish’ us off as though we’re some Masala Dosai on their plate that they have to finish eating.

    A few readers ‘love’ us so much they not only post hate notes on the blog but just in case we miss it they also send us hateful e-mails.

    SI web site is under constant attack and so much of our time is spent on shoring up our defenses and responding to these attacks.

    All in all, if there’s an Unpopular Bloggers contest we’ll win it hands down. 😉

    • Aswin_Kini   October 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

      “How do we handle the commenters? Simple, we consider every single one a monster.”
      Nice perspective 😉

      “All in all, if there’s an Unpopular Bloggers contest we’ll win it hands down.
      As they say, there is nothing called as Negative Publicity. If you are known as the Most Unpopular Blogger, then you still win because you have become popular 😉 Hey, don;t blame me, the most famous personalities in this own most of their fame to controversies 😀

      @ChennaiArun : You said, “As for the film itself,many of my office colleagues too disliked. It makes me wonder whether I was in an inebriated state while watching the film or whether I like Vishal too much?”

      Don’t lie to us, did you watch Vishal or spend your time gazing at Sameera Reddy’s “something something” 😉
      Just kidding buddy. 😀

      “Probably I thought of reviewing Muran,but decided to skip it.Iam getting the news that Muran is good and doing better in cinema theaters.Prasanna deserves this hit!!He is a natural actor,a fine one!!”
      Yup, Prasanna is a decent actor. He did deserve a hit.

      Coming back to the review part, before you review Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal, if you find time, try to review any of these films: Mounam Pesiyadhe, Sethu, Angaadi Theru, Subramaniapuram, Autograph, or Thavamai Thavamirundhu.

      I am recommending these films because SI cannot watch them due to various reasons. 1) Sethu, Angaadi Theru, Autograph, Subramaniapuram, etc never reached the US. So SI can’t watch it.
      2) I am not sure if Netflix has many of these movies. Even if so, SI is busy watching foreign classics or thrashy telugu movies.

      PS: Many of the above mentioned movies have been recommended by other SI readers too. This is on behalf of them.

      • Hari   October 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

        Even i liked Mounam Pesiyathe!!

        Decent entertainer!!

        In my opinion, trisha has put in her most tolerable performance in any movie!!

        Surya & Nandha were good!!

        Not very good but so-so!!

        Can you please review it SI??:-)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You want us to review a Trisha movie?

        Not in this lifetime. Or the following ones either.

        Now we’ll need to take a shower again after hearing that thing’s name. 🙁

        • Aswin_Kini   October 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

          SI Wrote: “You want us to review a Trisha movie?

          Not in this lifetime. Or the following ones either.”

          Oh, you are not reviewing the movie. Thank god. 🙂
          Mounam Pesiyadhe is the favorite movie of many of us(Not sure whether many SI viewers like it so). The film is aimed mostly at people aged from 15-30. Wouldn’t want SI to review this film for obvious reasons.

          Thanks a lot SI for NOT reviewing this movie. For a change, we are not gonna ask you again.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          But we’re planning to watch & review Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.

          Just added it to our Netflix queue and moved it to the top.

          If Martians read the SI blog, they should know what Indian movies to avoid. 😉

          • Aswin_Kini   October 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

            SI Wrote: “But we’re planning to watch & review Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. ”

            God. Why do you want to review the same type of movies again and again. Something Something Unakkum Yenakkum (Jayam Ravi/Thrisha) is a remake of Nuvvostante Nenoddantana (Starring Siddharth and Thrisha).

            You have already seen the tamil movie and given your verdict, why the hell do you want to review the original version again. The only difference you will find is that Siddharth did much better in the Telegu version.

            If you really want to thrash a Telegu movie, watch Bommarillu, (remade in Tamil as Santhosh Subramaniam (Again it starts Jayam Ravi, but heroine is Genelia).

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Ah, Nuvvostante Nenoddantana is the same as Something Unakkum Yenakkum. Did not realize that.

            In that case, we’ll skip it & watch Cemetery Junction.

          • Aswin_Kini   October 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

            Cemtery Junction seems to be a nice movie based on what I read from the Wikipedia link and google. Waiting for the review.

            Still surprised that you missed reviewing this movie:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen_(film)

            Never knew you hated Hollywood movies too, especially off-beat ones. WTH, I guess all-time classics like The Pursuit of Happiness is better than modern day movies like Watchmen any day.
            Cheers.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Will see Watchmen.

          • Aswin_Kini   October 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

            “Will see Watchmen.”
            Sorry, my comment may have irritated you. I was just trying to mention how you missed Watchmen since it was a Hollywood movie and had a significant Worldwide release. But since the film is a bit offbeat and runs for 3 hours (Too much time for any movie, especially a Hollywood movie) this film didn;t get much shows in US or INdia.

            I got a chance to see this movie during late 2009 at Satyam Cinemas. I kinda liked it. But the movie has this “disconnecting” feel to it. People either hate this movie or love it. There is no middle ground.

            Please have it as your last preference. Because I guess you already have tons of movies to review in the pipeline.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            You write: I was just trying to mention how you missed Watchmen since it was a Hollywood movie

            Countless are the movies, even here.

            Hard to even keep up with their names!

          • boopalanj   October 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

            SI has already reviewed Santhosh Subramaniam!

            May be, SI’s memory cells started to disappear.. 😉

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Different SI.

        • Hari   October 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

          Oh well that’s your opinion!!

          She hasn’t inflicted damage as she unfailingly does in every film!!

          But still it’s your choice & won’t say anything further about it!!

          Happy Navaratri & Dussera wishes to SI from me!!

          Wish you a good health!! 🙂

      • boopalanj   October 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

        Unpopular is different from not-popular. (like infamous – known widely but unfavorably.)

  18. chennaiarun2007   October 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

    @ Ashwin,

    Probably I thought of reviewing Muran,but decided to skip it.Iam getting the news that Muran is good and doing better in cinema theaters.Prasanna deserves this hit!!He is a natural actor,a fine one!!

    Next up film which I will review is the upcoming romantic Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal.The single track and trailer (actually a song teaser) was awesome.

    The trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ZZ_yRDCoE

    I will be back with the review this month end!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I will be back with the review this month end!!

    Wow, that sounds like an Awnald threat.

    • dpak.shimpo   October 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Muran – One more solid reason to back SI in its crusade against theft in Tamil cinema!

      Muran is an outright theft of “Strangers in a train”, by Alfred Hitchcock.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Have you seen both?

      We watched Strangers on a Train last week.

      Not bad but not great either.

      Robert Walker who plays Bruno Anthony was good as was Hitchcock’s real-life daughter Patricia (she plays the role of Barbara, younger daughter of the Senator). Ruth Roman (plays the Senator’s older daughter Anne Morton) wasn’t that good, particularly in the key confrontation with her lover Guy Haines outside the house after Bruno leaves in a car following his bad behavior at the party. Farley Granger, who plays the tennis player Guy Haines, was alright.

      Most U.S. libraries should have the DVD.

  19. Naveen   October 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    With a name like “Vedi” and “actors” like Visaaal and Sameera Reddy, I am positive that I would not like this movie. I cant stand that mongrel vishal after his bufoonery in Avan Ivan. I don’t mind a little private time with Sameera though 😀

    Vivek as Physical Trainer? 🙁
    Sameera as college girl? 🙁 🙁
    Visaal’s sister is studying in college but does not know him as her own brother? although she was kidnapped because of Visaal’s actions against the villan?? so, i assume villain knew she was visaal’s sister but she didn’t know??? maybe she was kidnapped as a child but then that makes vishal a middle aged man romancing a college girl, which also makes him closer to a pedophile! 🙁 🙁 🙁

    aiyo enna kodumai sir idhu

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I don’t mind a little private time with Sameera though

    You and this small bunch.

    • Naveen   October 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      I’d like it in that order.. me and then whatever bunch 🙂

  20. Naveen   October 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    SI – the site is not allowing navigating to older reviews. We used to have the next and previous links which is gone.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Fixed. Thanks.

  21. dpak.shimpo   October 5, 2011 at 12:49 am

    SI – Is changing login password possible? When I click on the user icon or the name on the top of the page, it takes us to the following page – [Deleted]

    And, I get a forbidden error. Please fix this. It is very difficult to remember the system generated password!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, you can choose your own password.

    But for security reasons, we’ve been forced to take the hard-route. As we’ve said often, SI is one of the most attacked sites (paid attacks orchestrated by some motherf*ckers). You folks have no idea how much of our time is wasted because you don’t see what happens at the back-end.

    That said, we’ll let you change the password in a day or two.

    It’s 12:55AM here and we don’t feel like making the changes now.

    • boopalanj   October 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      I remember you said you would be writing about the attacks! Just like one scottGu blog’s domain was stolen (the link of which I shared you some time back)

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Maybe, one day!

      • boopalanj   October 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        SI has been very lazy these days 🙁

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        SI has other irons in the fire.

        Planning to put an end to this blogging thingy soon.

        • boopalanj   October 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

          NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

          Sudden rant and collapse of boopalanj..!!! Someone, please rush me to hospital.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Say Hello to Steve!

        • முனிAndy   October 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

          How many dislikes does it take it make it pink (or yellow?)?

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Right Now:

          Like/Highly-rated comments – 7 (pale yellow)

          Dislike/Poorly-rated comments – 10 (opaque)

          Hotly-debated comments have (Likes + Dislikes) – 8 (white)

          But those values can be changed.

  22. dpak.shimpo   October 5, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Ok. Arigatou gozaimas! (Thanks in Japanese)

  23. Nuttesh   November 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Shocking!

    SI should stop publishing visitor’s reviews without verifying the legitimacy of the claims made!

    Vedi belongs to the league of extraordinary filth!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Reviewer Chennai Arun will be pleased to see your “compliments.” Me thinks he must have had one too many bottles of Soju before penning the review. 😉

    2. You write: SI should stop publishing visitor’s reviews without verifying the legitimacy of the claims made!

    As I’ve said in one of the comments, majority (>95%) of the reviews on SI are by SI.

    • boopalanj   November 14, 2013 at 3:35 am

      “before penning ‘every’ review and before watching every movie” 😉

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