Saturday, June 18, 2011

Avan-Ivan

" Kandippa inda padathukku Hero-vukku award kedaikkum" - the Pillayar suzhi/ Om sakthi / 'Bodyguard Muneeswaran Tunai' in the first page of director Bala's bound script (was there one?) was replaced by this particular line, me thinks.

Award director Bala set out to make Pithamagan part 2 with the same sembatta tala hero, heroines who fall in love with odavaakarai heroes, over the top characters, kutthu dance, old songs in the background for feel, adding more kaamedy, one mega death,super opppaaaari and all..so that he, his team and ofcourse Hero saar get Awaardu. But what's the point? We need something called a STORY for a film illaya Bala Saar?


Annar-Innar

Walter Vanangamudi (Vishal) & Kumbudren Saami (Arya) are step brothers who don't get along. Their mothers who are sakkalathis are seen screaming at each other forever with mega kevalamaana expletives. There is one wasteu Jameendar (G M Kumar) who is the step brothers' father figure of sorts. Walter is passionate about acting and Kumbudaren is a petty thief. Interval block. Post interval what happens is... well.. er.. the story is.. er..we reach Vanakkam, Subham, a film by Bala etc etc.

He-(S)he

Vishal's character has feminine qualities untypical of a man and he has put in his best. Very good performance - so untypically Vishal (you know what I mean). His intro kutthattam is very well choreographed. Nothing great about Arya's performance. But sadly both characters are overly caricature-ish and they have nothing in them that draws you towards them

Aval-Ival, Ambiga & others

Constable Baby (Janani Iyer) is Walter's lover. Themozhi (Madhu Shalini) is paired opposite Arya. There is something seriously wrong with these women characters. There is no reason for them to fall in love with these cartoon heroes. These two ladies just like their guys float around aimlessly.

Ambiga plays Vishal's beedi-pidiching mother. Own dubbing. Clap Clap. Big achievement after kuppa kotting in the industry for more than three decades. One more clap for her acting.

Golt actresses have one typical looku. You see Prabha Ramesh, playing Arya's mother. You see all Golt Amma actresses like Vanishri types. Ore jerox with big eyes putting NTR type expression. And I have one important question to Kollywood. Whoever decided to cut off Ambiga's lauvvly front curls in her hair? Kalai-drogis.


And there is also Airtel Super Singer pugazh Ananth Saar with his semi-mallu accent trying to pass off as a gramathu Appa of the brothers (Palakkad is Mallu wonly, so all Mallus don't jump with full veeram and say "He is Palakkad, not Mallu"). Not working.

Adhu-Idhu

Suchitra Chandrabose's choreography in Vishal's intro Kuttaattam is sooper ! But didn't get the point of a kuttaattam every ten minutes. Actually I get the point. No story and hence put Saavu aattam. If there was no dance there was toilet humour. Crass. Can't blame the director. Makkal laugh at the very mention of things associated with human excreta. Yuck.

As far as most of the other jokes, felt Kalakka-p-povadu yaaru script writers did a much better job.

And I guess the 'M____' word is officially part of the 'ok' list of our Censor board. I hear it in all Tamizh films these days. Vaalga tameel! Valarga kalaacharam!

Arthur Wilson's cinematography makes you fall in love with Tenkasi, Kuttralam and other locations.

Yuvan Shankar Raja, the hottest music director around fails to deliver in the songs. Boredom happens during songs.

There is a Villain character giving severe competition to T Rajendar with his dashing persnalty and daadi. He is supposed to give menacing looks. Makkal ended up laughing in the theater for him also. He does everything a villain does in a Bala film. Kodumaya kill somebody and get killed in the end by the hero. Pah!

Award-Iward

Bala, after filming the first half must've felt it was going nowhere and decided to rope in Surya. Infact, theater-la Surya entry-kku full applause. Surya's scene revolves around promoting Agaram foundation. At the end of this scene, Vishal does some Navarasam act of sorts. Why why why? Semma torture. This scene must've been an assistant director's contribution in the story (?) discussion. And of course the Asst. director must've said "Bala Saar, only for this scene,Vishal-ukku kandippa National award kedaikkum Saar". So makkale , be prepared! For the next one week, we are going be bombarded with Madhan, Sugasini and other TV 'jaalra' reviewers and their "Kandippa Vishal-ukku National award kedaikkum" dialaak.

And for the next one year, Vijay awards, Rani Muthu awards, Vigadan Virudus, Mylapore Academy awards, Y Gee Magendra's daughter kudukkara some award and every Virudu Vazhangara Vizha's curtain raiser on all magazines, television channels and radio stations are going to say just one thing... "Inda padathukku Vishal-ukku..."

And if they fail to give Nashional award to Vishal next year, Tamizh makkal will pongify! Watch out! I am going to start the #NationalawardforVishal trend on twitter.

Adhuva-Idhuva?

The question is no longer "Ungalukku Kamal pidikkuma? Rajni pidikkuma?" The only question that is going to be of National importance henceforth is "Avan-Ivan padathoda kadhai enna?" May be Neeya Naana Gobinath should put off one special program and get cinema experts to answer this kostan.

Avan-Ivan - Losers ! - 2 out of 5

26 Responses:

Pavithra said...

I'm laughing so much I can barely type. Oh my god! Epdeenga ippadi paayintai pudikkareenga? Vaazhga! :)

soochrmd said...

LOL.Awesomeness !
Sema sema !

Sabha said...

Nice review.. Was serichutey read pannen.. :)

inbavalli said...

Habba! You saved me a solid 500 rupees :) Was planning to go next week. Ippo dropped. Ko paathaachaa? That too padu sumaar.

Extra-Ordinarily Ordinary said...

Avvalavu mosama? Bala has this habit of thinking of some crazy character and then tries to build a movie around that character. Apparently kadhai ezhudha innum kathukala pola irukku.

Saved me $12.

Please copy paste in CnB.... :-)

Kisnan said...

Half brothers...step brothers illa...periya vithyasam...

Deepa said...

Wasn't this touted as a funny movie? Idhulayum saava? Kadavuley!!! Bala has some mental problem.

Sathish said...

I agree the film is not a cracker, but your review ain't funny either...

Ganga said...

apaada.. finally someone who shares my opinion on bala's movies... he takes it along wonderfully.. it is all about narration.. i have no problem with all this.. but not a single movie of his has a happy ending... he kills the most loved and like-able person in the movie and ensures that the audience are shocked and teary eyed.. as u said.. some mental problem wonly!!

கா.கி said...
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கா.கி said...

may i knw wy TWO out of five?? avlo worthah??

Rum said...

omg rofl!! avan-ivan trailer paathuttu indha padam oru mokkai comedy piece nu naan paakkalai. this blog post is well written and cracked me up. nice one!

Anonymous said...

hey great blog Vijaytv fan. I think u missed episode on gobinath interview of Vishal and also the kosteen of nashional award. Anyway thank you so much u saved the total sales team of our office from goin to the movie.

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Scathing. I yensaied. Not inclined to watch now. Nandringa Blogeswaringa.

Anonymous said...

appadi, oru vazhiya post pottengala!

super review... was planning to watch the movie... STOP now...

me too loves Ambika's curls!

Sujatha Ramesh

Mahes said...

Good review! Always dislike Bala's movies.

cinema fan said...

lol :) honest review, I don't understand how he become this famous, cult followers irukkum varayukum ippadi patta padatha pugalaah thaan sayevanga ..... he must consult a doctor soon

Anonymous said...

Super!

Anonymous said...

Thaangala sama comedya irukku.

Thanks you saved us not by seeing this movie.

Anonymous said...

Bloge, you missed GM Kumars butt nude scene!!ROFL

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! Too good !!!

sukirtha said...

After watching the movie only i read your article on Avan-Ivan! Very good review..Pirichitteenga! Welldone Bloge.. I became a fan of yours!

sukirtha said...

After watching the movie only I read your article on Avan-Ivan.. Very good review! Pirichitteenga ponga! I became a fan of yours!

ashok said...

this movie is pure puke...bala needs a break...

Anonymous said...

Avan ivan was such a miracle movie.
Innum ethanai nalaiku than arasiyal padangalaiyum,6 songs,5 fights,sampanthamey illama romance,sirippu vara vekkara alavukku centiment irukkara mokka filmsaiye parthu parthu saavarathu.konjamavathu thirunthunga pa.avan ivan mari mirattalana padatha entha audienceum accept panna yosikaranga.bala is not mental.he is original film maker.he is sea of life feelings.
bala voda movies ellame naturala irukkum.konjam kuda build up illama irukkum.commercial films pakaravangaluku bala voda filmla story puriyathu.athuku konjam arivu venum. Lokeswari Neenga kudutha mari mokka commment sa yar vennalum kudukkalam.ithula vera title vera kuduthu mokka pottuteenga.yen ippdi mokkaiya vimarsanam panni time waste pandringa. Ithula konjam per vaalka valarkanu jalra vera.kudutha kaasa vida athikama koovaranunka. Neenga yenna than mukkunaalum onnum aaga porathilla.Avan-Ivan movie than national award vanga pokuthu. . .
Bala rocksss . . .

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