Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Movie Review - Sabari

Dr Sabhari Vasan MBBS MS FRCS DS and the leading cardio thoracic surgeon in the world, universe and beyond. He performs open-heart surgeries in the light of a cell phone (aaparaysun suxus), with his left arm tied behind his back, has performed 1000s of simultaneous heart operations, like Vishwanathan Anand plays rapid chess and has cured millions of the most dangerous disease on earth... boredom.

There are no big surprises in the movie, and it definitely pales in comparison to Gajendra and Vaanjinathan. This is more of a mellow Ramana without the thrills and minimal dialogues. The fights are more or less similar to his other movies, with each guy getting utmost 2 punches before he drops down in a heap of bones.

What stands out in this movie, are ofcourse his political innuendos. When he talks in favour of the 60,000 Sri Lankan tamils, he says there were so many aeroplanes sent to get Indians back from Lebanon... but not even basic amenities to these people. I was like hulo.. these are refugees, those are Indian citizens. There is a difference.

The paisa vasool moment, was Gaptain with bling. Imagine, Captains already weird dress sense... and he now wears bling and pimps his clothes up!!! Plus he raps inside a stretch limo with hoes around !!!! When he nods his head he resembles a boom boom maadu dressed up by a colour blind maatukkaran who just had too much to drink. Watch this movie for that alone. His Pimpiness The Gaptain.

He strikes a few B-Boy stances without the guns (remember those plastic guns in Alexander?)... and all of us swoon. Malavika's grace the occasion and they move about like bowling balls on a trampoline. The other love interest is Jyothirmayi. Her name is longer than her presence in the movie.

There are arbit characters... why do all indian girls want to become astronauts? Delhi Ganesh as Sabari's father, performs hsi own stunts when he flies about, and a truly ugly sister. She looks like Delhi Ganesh in drag. But she manages to look better than gaptain as a pimp.

This movie also has 2 climax sequences, one in flashback and the other real time, spaced 2 minutes apart. The movie ends with Sabari mourning over the people whom he kills... Apparently Vijayakanth had said the movie mainly showcases doctors and their problems. I don't know how many doctors have to fight pitched battles with real estate kingpins... But if you have to... you can learn from our Sabari.

11 comments:

iyengarkatz said...

wherez the sivaji music review?? :-)

Escape.... Great Escape said...

Boss... will write one :-). You are the only one who writes requests.
Apparently the three that have been pre-released are not compelte. The best song does not even have ap roper ending.

Sahana was the only one i listened to.. it had a smattering of En Uyir Thozhiye and closer to your heart... "porkalame" :-).

I am not sure how the songs are rated. As usual teh fanatics (both camps) have lauded the music... I am sure Shankar will make loads of money though... Just out of curiosity.

iyengarkatz said...

loori,

i heard all three....sahana was listenable....sivaji theme song was like some budget padmanabhan song....and the sunlight song was unbearable....it was a compilation of sounds....somehow i am inclined to believe that rahman delivers goods to hindi and mebbe mani rathnam more than he does for other tamil ventures!

and porkalame was a classic......no flashy gimmicks :-)

Escape.... Great Escape said...

For a change, we seem to agree on the same point. Porkalame was indeed a classic.

Rahman seems to gauge the regular Rajni fan well. Remember Baba's "Kitchu Tha" ? It sounded so different in thamizh and in Swades... "Dekho Na". I guess it is all about the target audience.

Let us hope that Sivaji needed the 'rap' songs. BTW I hated all of Swades songs... they were all abusive.. "YehThaara Oathara?" .. Sawariyaa Saawariya ??"

Whats with them Settus? Dont they have any sensitivities?

iyengarkatz said...

deii,

thankfully in hindi it was yeh tara, woh tara.....adhe inge potta....aie thara, vaa thara, nayan thara....pottirrupanga!!

i hated baba songs! esp..the opening song....even padayappa was miles ahead of it. muthu was his best for rajini!

i think he has reached a point where he believes anything he churns out will be lapped by unquestioning fans!

Escape.... Great Escape said...

NO. Rahman is better than that. Meenaxi is proof that he still works and produces real gems. The issue here is the target audience. I am sure Rajini fans will be overawed by Rahman's version of dandanaka music.

You can accuse Rahman of anythign but complacence. He just knows very well whom he is scoring music for.

Karthik said...

deii,

meenaxi has been ages ago....more recently, i did enjoy his rdb, though some songs seemed like direct transplantation from other musical fares. you are talking abt the same rahman who scored muthu, padaiyappa for the same star and the same fans.....compare and contrast and this is ordinary compared to that!

anywayz.....i saw pv last week....cud have been trimmed of its excess a lot. it looked like the climax was the whole story of the movie!

Escape.... Great Escape said...

I cannot believe you liked Padayappa and Muthu too.. they were partisan compared to this.

And RDB was just OK. MEenaxi had the Roja quality to it, Every song was exceptional. That could not eb said about RDB. Lukka Chuppi and Tu Bin were teh best I guess. The rest were forgettable.

nishpeak said...

Hey Great escape,

if you have some time to spare can you make a chart like this of our gaptain or Cancer Patient ( SJ Suryuck)

http://fivekings.blogspot.com/2006/02/steven-seagal-emotions.html
or
http://www.blogcadre.com/blog/stella/steven_seagal_emotion_chart_2006_07_07_13_58_04

Apart from blog, how do i get in touch with you, any email ids??

-/\/ishanth

nishpeak said...

Hey Great escape,

Managed to do it on my own, our own captain emotion chart. Find it in my blog.

-/\/ishanth

Escape.... Great Escape said...

excellent.. we could do teh same for our favourite teeyar too.. :-)