Tamil film star Vikram’s new movie Rajapattai is the latest infantile nonsense to emerge out of Kollywood.
Rajapattai has nothing going for it.
Zip. Zilch. Zero.
Sickles fly every three minutes, an old man in his 80s eagerly gives lessons to young men in the art of wooing girls, land is grabbed morning, evening and night, the heroine looks like she drifted out of a retard home when the security guard was AWOL on a tea break, the hero makes the Terminator look like a wimp and the arch villain has the rather incongruous name of Akka (elder sister).
We swear on Vikram that we’re not making up any of the above.
Insane as it might seem, they constitute the central elements of Rajapattai.
Truth be said, insanity is the leitmotif of the film.
Folks, the story credited to a weirdo named Seenu is insufferable.
It’s with difficulty we restrained ourselves from plucking out the few hair left on our body as the movie progressed. By the way, this bozo Seenu is also co-director (along with Suseenthiran) of this train wreck of a movie.
It’s not merely the hopelessly written story and screenplay (by Suseenthiran) that gave us grief.
The music is harsh on the ears, the acting of the heroine is hopeless, the villain Akka sports a constipated look throughout the film, the fights are comical and the overall effect at the end was sheer disbelief.
Yes, utter disbelief that movies made in 2011 can be this bad!
Not Landgrab but Moneygrab
The movie’s central theme of land-grabbing by politicians is a topical subject in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
After all, several DMK politicians have been arrested in the last few months for allegedly snatching the land of lesser humans for a pittance.
But the important subject is handled so maladroitly that it seemed to us land grab was just a fig-leaf for the film makers’ real goal of grabbing the money in the audience’s pockets.
Vikram Kennedy plays Anal Murugan, a young man struggling to make a career in films as a villain.
But the movie aspirations of Anal Murugan soon recedes into the background after he saves an old man (K.Vishwanath) from henchmen hired by his son to grab prime land on which an orphanage stands.
How Anal Murugan defeats the villain-politician Akka’s machinations, beats up scores of bad guys in fight after fight, successfully woos a pretty girl and ultimately restores the orphanage to the good guys forms the rest of this silly, amateurish exercise.
What prompted the respected Telugu director K.Vishwanath, who’s directed gems such as Sankarabharanam, Saagara Sangamam and Swathi Muthyam, to associate himself with such offal as Rajapattai is a mystery only the old man can address.
Vikram Falls So Low
There’s no question that Vikram Kennedy has turned into a mercenary and a Judas who’ll lend his name to any trashy movie for the sake of a few silver coins.
The audience and his fans be damned.
Vikram’s last movie Deiva Thirumagal was outright theft of the Hollywood film I am Sam.
Rajapattai is, of course, original. Hey, a Tamil movie this bad can only be an original. 😉
Guys, don’t fall for the hype about all the different getups Vikram dons in the movie. The whole effect of that exercise was nothing short of ugly and silly.
Overall, Vikram leaves no positive mark on the film.
What about Deeksha Seth?
Pretty face Deeksha Seth can’t act.
The girl wouldn’t recognize acting if it whacked her on the face.
Lack of acting talent, of course, makes her an ideal candidate for a Tamil movie.
Like so many Tamil heroines (Shriya Saran, Reema Sen, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sonia Aggarwal. Jyothika, Nagma, Simran etc), Deeksha Seth too is a North Indian who’s strayed into Tamil films with the utmost confidence that moviegoers in the state will accept any trash as long as the girl has a fair complexion and is willing to show skin.
Predictably, the first appearance of Deeksha’s character in the movie is under a shower!
Music – Sheer Torture
Every song in the film starting with the first one Podi Paiyyan Polave to Paniye Panipoove and the final Laddu Laddu number during the end credits featuring (Vikram, Shriya Saran and Reema Sen) is so horrible that they beggar belief.
No one can claim that this trash is music with a straight face.
As for the picturization of the songs, they’re of a piece with the rest of this nonsense.
Poor Response to Rajapattai
At a theater on the East Coast in the U.S., there were only about 35 people.
The audience didn’t seem enthused with the movie.
During the interval, we could hear folks sneering at the movie.
Well, who can blame them!
Unless you have a desperate craving to squander your time and money on trash, stay far away from Rajapattai.
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