Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Movie Review - Azhagiya Thamizh Magan

At the end of it... we know why the movie is called "Azhagiya Thamizh Magan"... The only way you could justify calling someone like Vijay.. "a handsome tamilian" is by filling the rest of the cast excluding comedians with non-Thamizh speaking people. Shreya and Vijay's father are golt I think... Geetha, mallu and the assortment of villains from the dredges of the other *woods.

ATM as it is necessarily called (people... calling it by the full name is a waste of your breath)... could be termed one more of the 'run of the mill' stuff from Kollywood. The only difference from the other 'run of the mill' movies is that this mill was closed down a few decades back.

You would seem to think that this is a new story... I mean. how often have we seen a dual role with characters interchanging? Maybe just once every-time a dual role is attempted on screen... which is probably 6 times a year. Fresh.

How often have we seen Vijay lecture to us about morals, and ofcourse friendhip? let me put it this way. If vijay were to write a book on his thoughts about friendship... in different movies... he could possibly fill a 18 inch diary.. with exactly the same sentence repeated over and over again. I think he has the memory of a goldfish when it comes to such things.

When it comes to music, I almost feel like Rahman has a poor deaf substitute whom he employs to make music for guys like Vijay and S.J Suryah. The opening song is standing proof to that... Horrible song, with Vijay doing a now very popular imitation of a handicapped guy with fits... Its amazing what passes off as dance these days.

The movie was good for the first 10 seconds when there were people talking about how good 'Guru' is... and once he makes an entrance.. it is a wasteful mixture of morals, navels and polambals... that should be safely avoided.


Priyamvada_K said...

:) - interesting review. One shouldn't expect much from Vijay films apart from the same old cliche's. Usually comedy is good or average. That's it.

Thanks for the warning on the music.


Escape.... Great Escape said...

I forgot to mention this... but did you notice some of those fight sequences were direct lifts of the Tony Ja movie.. "Gong" or "Goong" ?