Indian Blog
Search India Tamil Movie Reviews
Cheap Tickets to India
Home                                                           Tamil Movie Reviews - Thenali
Categories
Amazing America
America
Android
Arts
Auto
Bollywood
Books
Box Office
Business
Cloud Computing
Cricket
Diaspora
Digital Media
Economy
English
Food
Foreign Movies
Gandhi
General
Health
Hollywood
Humor
Immigration
Incredible India
iPhone
IT Industry
Legal
Linux
Liquor
Malayalam
Microsoft
Music
NYC
Pakistan
People
Photography
Pictures
Politics
Religion
Reviews
Science
Smartphones
Sports
Startups
Tablets
Tamil Movies
Telugu Movies
Terrorism
Tourism
TV
Weird Stuff
Thenali
(Scroll down to read the review)
Tamil Movies
Madras
7Aum Arivu
180 Review
Aadhavan
Aalwar
Aanai
Aayirathil Oruvan
Aegan
Alai Payuthe
Amirtham
Anbe Sivam
Annamalai
Anniyan
Aran
Arrambam
Asal
Aval Oru Thodar Kathai
Avan Ivan
Ayan
Azhagai Irukkirai..
Azhagiya Tamil Magan
Bheema
Billa
Billa
Billa II
Biriyani
Chennai Kadhal
Chidambarathil..
Chithiram Pesuthadi
Dasavatharam
Deiva Thirumagal
Dharma Durai
Dishyum a.k.a Dishoom
E
Enthiran
Engeyum Eppodhum
Ghajini
Goa
Idhaya Thirudan
Indiralogathil Na Azhagappan
Jilla
Jillunu Oru Kaadhal
Kaakha Kaakha
Kaavalan Music
Kavalan Trailer
Kadal
Kadhalan
Kadhale En Kadhale
Kalvanin Kaadhali
Kandukondein Kandukondein
Kannathil Muthamittal
Kanthaswamy
Ko
Kokki
Kurumbu
Kuruvi
Kuselan
Madurey
Maanavan
Mahanadi
Malaikkottai
Manmadhan Ambu
Manmadhan Ambu Music
Mankatha
Manthiran
Mayaavi
Mayakkannadi
Michael Madana Kama Rajan
Minnale
Minsara Kanavu
Moondru Mugam
Mozhi
Mullum Malarum
Muthu
Mynaa
Naan Avanillai
Naan Kadavul
Naan Mahaan Alla
Nandha
Nayagan
Neethaane En Ponvasantham
Ooty Varai Uravu
Pachaikili Muthucharam
Paiyaa
Pammal K. Sambandam
Paradesi
Parattai Engira...
Parvai Ondre Pothume
Pokiri
Priya
Punnagai Mannan
Raman Thediya Seethai
Raavanan Review
Rajapattai
Rendu
Roja Malare
Run
Sachein
Salangai Oli
Sanda Kozhi
Santosh Subramaniam
Saroja
Sathum Podaathay
Satyam
Shankarlal
Settai Trailer
Sigappu Rojakkal
Singam
Sivaji
Sivakasi
Something...Unakkum..
Soodhu Kavvum
Sura
Tamil Padam
Thalaivaa
Thalapathi
Thandavam
Thenali
Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai
Thimiru
Thirumalai
Thirupaachi
Thithikudhe
Thoranai
Thotti Jaya
Thuppakki
Tik Tik Tik
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban
Unnaipol Oruvan
Unarchigal
Unnale Unnale
Uthamaputhiran
Uyirile Kalandhadhu
Va Quarter Cutting
Vallavan
Varalaru
Vaaranam Aayiram
Vedi
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
Veyyil
Vel
Velayudham
Vettai Review
Vettaikaran
Villu
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Vishwaroopam
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Other Movie Reviews
Hindi Movies
Hollywood Movies
Tamil Movies
Telugu Movies
Kannada Movies
Malayalam Movies

Thenali
Reviewer's Summary - Horrid

Language: Tamil
Year: 2000
Actors: Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Jayaram, Delhi Ganesh
Director: K.S.Ravikumar
Producer: R.Karpagam
Music: A.R.Rehman
Screenplay: K.S.Ravikumar
Dialogs: Crazy Mohan

Thenali is an insufferable lift of that nice Hollywood film What about Bob?

Where What about Bob delights with fine performances by Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, Thenali disgusts with its crude jokes, silly song/dance scenes and a pitiful performance by Jayaram.

Kamal Haasan plays the character that Bill Murray played in What about Bob.

Like Bob Wiley in the English version, Kamal Haasan is a neurotic wreck who is afraid of everything.

When a difficult neurotic patient Thenali Soman (Kamal Haasan) is dumped in the lap of Dr.Kailash (Jayaram) by a rival doctor Panchabhootam (Delhi Ganesh), who is jealous of Dr.Kailash's professional success and media attention, things start to happen in unexpected ways.

After an initial meeting with his new patient Thenali, Dr.Kailash heads off on vacation to Kodaikanal. Thenali, who sees in his new doctor a savior for his mental ailments, follows Dr.Kailash to the vacation spot.

Although Dr.Kailash is greatly irritated by Thenali disturbing his vacation, his anger multiplies manifold when his sister Janaki (Jyothika) ignores her fiancee and gets close to Thenali.

In director K.S.Ravikumar's clumsy hands, what is a novel story is turned into an untidy mess.

While Richard Dreyfuss was delightful as the psychiatrist Leo Marvin in What about Bob, Jayaram is absolutely horrifying as Dr.Kailash. This bloke - Jayaram - is clueless in the acting department.

Besides the rotten acting by Jayaram and sophomoric narrative, another jarring element is the lengthy Thenali-Janaki love angle.

To describe Jyothika's performance - her skimpy attire and all - as ridiculous would be a gross understatement.

Kamal Haasan lacks the elan and verve that Bill Murray brought to What about Bob.

The sole distinction of this horror show is in the music. Athini Chithini, Aalangati Mazhai, Injirango Injirango and Tenali are all pleasing songs.

All in all, Thenali is a composition of all the worst, lowest and horrid elements in Tamil cinema.

Even after stealing a fine Hollywood plot, Thenali director K.S. Ravikumar seems all at sea in delivering entertaining fare. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.


About us    Advertise    Disclaimer    Privacy    © 2018, All Rights Reserved