Monday, February 26, 2007

Pachaikili Muthucharam

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Sharath is a happy family man with a loving and beautiful wife and a lovely kid. So what can go wrong to this happy family? The movie is about the husband's infidelity, how he slips away a little and because of that how he jeopardises his life as well as his family's. Its about how he brings back the peace in his family. The first half takes off at a sluggish pace and suddenly you'll begin to wonder whether the movie is on the same lines of KANK. The second half proves that its totally wrong. Its quite likely that people can get into such kind of mishaps in this big bad world. Anything can happen to us anytime no matter how safe and secure we are thats the implicit message the movie gives. This isn't any gautham's movie but anyway he has mentioned that its an inspiration from the novel "The Derailed". Jothika comes in an all-together different role though the role she dons in second half doesn't suit her much. Andrea plays sharath kumar's wife and looks too young for him. As a newcomer she has performed what one might expect and looks gorgeous. Milind soman fits the role of a local thug perfectly and his problem with lip sync is so blatant. The climax could have been made better. Its sort of very sloppy and the fate of the heroin is similar to that of usual gautam's movie. I felt this movie bearable cos i know how frustrated i was after watching KANK.

The songs are truly inspiring. Ive become fond of the complete album and i cannot single out any song and say this is best. Harris Jeyaraj has indeed come a long way and proved his best yet again. The movie starts off with "un siripinil" a very mesmerizing melody. Its a romantic number and the picturization reminds one of gautam's earlier songs "Onra rendra" and "Paartha mudal naale". The "Kaadhal konjam" song is sung by Naresh Iyer and he has sung it with the "Roobaro" style. Gautam's favourite Bombay Jayshree has rendered her voice for "unakul naane" song and the choreography has been good but has traces of gautam's earlier works. I just cant stop listening to the violin interlude. Its so amazing and beautifully played. Here is that piece :


There are a lot of cracks in the movie for instance the script isn't taut. "un siripinil" song is repeated twice and the camera could have been handled better. The first few scenes the camera was oscillating aimlessly. Also Sharath kumar has lost in touch with acting completely. He doesn't even emote well in songs and his face is just bland devoid of emotions. The movie on the whole was not all that bad and can be watched once. Its better than some of the craps i watched last year.

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Blogger kuttichuvaru said...

hmm.... as usual, review without spoilers, tats gud :-)

movie hasnt been released in my city... so i hav to download it :-) shall give my 2 cents after tat!!

8:29 PM  
Blogger KK said...

Hey! nice review... I would agree with you on most of the things.... The movie would have been very good if only the first half was made a lil bit fast paced...
Andrea was too old to play Sharath kumar's wife... And I think Sharath kumar was expected to act so much to appear as a normal guy...
BTW, my current phone ring tone is that violin interlude from Unakkul naane :)

9:00 PM  
Blogger Karthik Srinivasan said...

I watched Unakul naane on TV yest and I simply loved the concept of the song... It is a duet song out of dark love..secret love... So whole song, the setup was with that feel.... But Sharath wooden rock cud have shown atleast some little emotion in the song :P

Hope u enjoyed the movie :-))

9:13 PM  
Blogger Adiya said...

check out Derailed (first celluoid version for the DERAILED book).
nicely taken. you may feel the "Yathadartham " in the screen-play and consequances.

i am not negating tamil version of it. as it sublimed with some commerical formulas which is unavoidable.

next step to tamil movie industry.. parkalam.. how G.Menon takes it further

1:45 AM  
Blogger Awatts said...

I enjoyed the songs in this movie...esp Kadhal Konjam....

8:20 AM  
Blogger Adiya said...

Super duper tool to search songs. if u haven't come across

3:59 AM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Koushik -> thank you!!and do watch it..

kk -> thanks a lot..btw same here my ringtone is that violin interlude as well..

KSR -> its a beautiful song..i like tht very much.. ya we had a nice time..

6:18 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Adiya -> yeah i agree with u.. I think he has a lot of potential to give better scripts..and thanks a lot for the link it'll be very helpful for my music blog..

Awaats -> yeah more than the movie i enjoyed the songs..they were too good..

6:20 PM  

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