Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mankatha

This entity called Kollywood fanatic. I don't understand it sometimes. I understand a Rajni fan, Puratchi Thalaivar fan who are both mass. Ulaga Nayagan fan, Nadigar Thilagam fan are class. I also get {Shabaaa..} Vijay fans 'coz, lets give it to him- he can dance well, he has that opening-song appeal. BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND THALA ROCKZZZZ FANS. I simply don't. He cannot dance. He cannot have expression except "adhu!". Why we have Thala Rockzzzz fans?

After witnessing all the Bros and the sisters of the families saying "Mankatha da", "We rule bro", for more than a year now, we went to watch "Mankatha da" ..sorry Mangatha - A Venkat Prabhu game, today.

Spade

For the first time on Kollywood screen, one mega hero Saar has shed the image of 'Ega Patthiniviradhan' 'No Kudi [except when Kaadhal tolvi]', 'Ooorukku uzhaippavan' 'Nallade Seivan' ''NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL HAIRSTYLE kaaran' etc. Calling Spade a Spade, in this movie the hero Vinayak Mahadevan (Ajith) does not make an attempt to act Nallavan, Vallavan. He is a moda kudiyan, sleeps around, has Grey hair, is a Baddd man and he is a (Taru)Thala! Adddhhu! Hero Saar is a suspended Inspector and plans to steal all IPL bet money in Arumugam Chettiar's (Jayapragash) custody along with Sumanth (Vaibhav Reddy) - Chettiar's henchman, Cop Ganesh (Ashwin), Super hacker Prem (gi Amaren) and Vetti guy Magath (Raghavendra). They are pretty successful in their attempt but two of them escape with the monies and whether Mr.Adhu manages to find them and take all the "Money Money Money" forms the rest of the story.

Joker

"Annan Udaiyan Padathukku Anjaan" - Thambi Premgi need not worry about getting roles in his films as long as Annan Director Venkat Prabhu keeps directing them. Thambi with his nerdy looks has full kaamedy lines, predictable IR background score as his entry scene and even gets to give romantic look (what's new) to Laxmi Rai. Since it is Premgi rockzzz you just ignore.

There are also other Veteran jokers like the Great one and only Shanmughasundaram Sir. He sizzles the screen with his ferfomance and people ore da laugh when He comes on screen for exactly a milli second of a second. Blogeswari does not want Sir to feel bad. As a long time fan, He will get more screen time on this blog than He ever got in his Kalaiturai Payanam.



Queenu

Tirisha +own dubbing, Andrea, Laxmi Rai+Suchi dubbing, Anjali, Sagalakala Vallavan Thulasi as Tirisha's mother - Too many ladies, very little for them to do. Tirisha's costumes (Vasuki Bhaskar) are very very nice. I can already see ads from Chennai silks, Naidu Hall, Pothy's advertising 'Mankatha Kurtis' this Deevali. This Laxmi Rai - Apart from this much publicized date with Dhoni what else has this done? Supposedly the b^&* in the Mankatha Game like the Angelina Jolie variety. She is konjam sad.

And Kungumam already has their next cover story ready - "Naan emaandu vittena?" - Mankatha-vil tundu beedi role kedaithadaal kumurugraar Anjali

Clubs

The Casinos of Ocean's 11 and 13 have become Clubs / Old Theater in Mankatha. The film is hugely inspired by all the DVDs the R.A.Puram boys must've borrowed from Tic Tac. The Dishoom Dishoom scenes, the beeped out cuss words and ofcourse Thala with his Salt-Pepper hair like Hollywood Thala Clooney- ore da Casino Royal in Kodambakkam only.

Ace

'Vilayadu Mangatha' is semma title track. Liked 'Vaada Bin Lada' as well. But what was the picturization of 'Vaada' like some Modfurn furniture type ad ? 'Machi open the bottle' though a carbon copy of 'Saroja Saman nikhalo' is seri kutthu material. Rest of the songs were strictly ok. The background score is one big saving grace for the film. Pinna? All three Isaignani varisus - Yuvan, Bhavatharini and Karthickraja have contributed to the sooper rerecording ..*Tatatatainnggg* - nice it is the theme score.

Kinggu

Wonder how Arjun has managed to stay semma youth. Deserved more screen time, for sure. Action King is ACP and an equally important role to Thala but looks like director suddenly thought of this character and puguthyfyed it in the film. Actually looks like director had thought of the story only suddenly.. after starting the shoot for Thala's 50th film with mega announcement and all *Tatatatainnggg*

Jack

Some Jack a$$e$ were seriously missed in the film since it was namma 'Bro' Venkat Prabhu Anna's film and we are all one family, one nation, one RA Puram, one cricket - so when Annan makes films we, as friends, sorry Bros put guest appearance. One name that comes first in the missing Jack list - SIMBU ! How namma Former Little superstar (Lolzzz) and present day Young Super star - STR was not given one second screen space in the film is one big puzzle. He is one Big Thala fan Saar!

uLLe..

What works for the film is.. er.. ya, Ajith's cool dude attitude, Action King Arjun, Action sequences (repetitive yes) the super beginning and a racy (and verrry predictable) end.

VeLiye

The things that don't work - Story from the Archives of Hyder Ali, Some hajjar we-are-also-there-people like Yakka Yakka Ambiga's ex husband Rajkant who is there in all Venkat Prabhu movies, Thala's acting n dancing (where? where?), boring two hours in the middle of the film. Also, there is no thrill or suspense element. The director must understand that makkal watch all Hollywood films' dubbed versions these days on TV. So no point doing a twist and turn and giving them a climax that they have predicted when you put Censor Board certificate in the beginning of the film after National Anthem. I waited and waited till something major happened on screen and that something ended up being *Tatatatainnggg* . Yawn!

Mankatha - A Venkat Prabhu over hype - 2.5 out of 5

44 Responses:

Pavithra Srinivasan said...

Ore da feeling pa, after reading this post. Too much loffing and all. So, so accurate on all points, especially the middle 2 hours being boring and very very predictable climax (sonna othukka maattengaranga). But it is VP bro's prachanai, not Thala's. Soooper.

Suganya said...

ha ha ha.. very funny.. this is the first post i am reading from your blog and couldn't resist myself from commenting.
I seriously thought this movie will be good. Goa pollavey dhaana appo.. Indha trailer lam nalla dhaan kaatranga..
enna dhaan irundhaalum namma ajith salt pepper hair la kooda smart ah dhaan irukaar..

பாசமுள்ள துருவி said...

Mankatha isn't a "Kaaviyam" but a Thriller entertainer. Dancing doesn't matter on a film. Does anybody expect dancing in Hollywood?
Of course Vijay is a good dancer. Thala had a serious Injury on his spine sometimes before. That's why he couldn't dance like your Vijay.
Ajith is a man with great willpower, a symbol of self confidence, an inspiration for the youth. Don't create negative ideas to the fans about him. This is a humble request from Thala fans.
We love Thala. We don't care of anybody's comments. We are always with him.
You be with your Vijay.

Mushtaq Ahmed said...

Mankatha isn't a "Kaaviyam" but a commercial drama, a thriller entertainer and we, all the Thala fans are known that this is a Venkat Prabhu game. So you don't have to explain us what it is.
Dancing does't matter on a film. Does anybody expect dancing in Hollywood? Of course Vijay is a good dancer. We don't have any objections on it. But, you might know that Thala had a serious spinal injury because of an accident. That's why he couldn't dance like your Vijay.
Thala Ajith is a honest man with great willpower, a symbol of self confidence, an inspiration of the youth. He entered the cinema industry without any support. But, he has become a very popular star & THE KING OF OPENING.
So, don't create any negative images of him amongst people.
We love Thala; we say "Mankathada"; we are always with him.
You be with your Vijay.

Mankathadaaa

Krishna said...

the review s compltely insane...
nothin worth in this review..
wasteeeeeeeee..

Balakumaran Lenin said...

After Sudhish tweeted about your blog, thought you had really pointed out flaws with certain logic or written some drawbacks. But after reading your first paragraph, i just had a question - "I DONT REALLY UNDERSTAND THALA ROCKZZZZ FANS" what do you mean?? whatever you mean, i ll give you some points why THALA ROCKZZZ!!

1. No Hero would certainly degrade his Mass build up, that too on his 50th film.
2. No Hero has dismantled fan clubs just before 50th film
3. Every Hero wanted to stay fresh and stay young and no one has ever said "Enaku 40 vayasu" in a movie which never expects you to say!
4. Coming back to fan clubs issue he said, "I dont want young minds to get spoiled in an entertainment arena. I am doing my job and dont waste time!!" Any hero has such welfare thoughts about his fans??

You would ve certainly thought what all these things have to do with ROCKZZZ as he is an actor. I bet none of your MASS or 'Let us Give it to him' actors could do and Classy actors have appreciated these performances.

1. Vaali (Negative role)
2. Villain
3. Varalaru
4. Kireedom
5. Billa
6. Amarkalam

Still Cant understand why THALA ROCKZZ???
Its coz, we are behind him even after every criticism he is facing!! THALA FOREVER!! MANKATHA DA!!!!!

Sujesh said...

Nice frank review...I just wish that you direct a movie in the future and all (Tharu) Thala fans review it...

Anik said...

u can say any shit abt the film bt dont dare to say Why we have Thala Rockzzzz fans? if u can hav ur own blog and write whatever u want then v can hav Thala rocks fanzzz.... So keep ur reviews wit the film nt abt the actors or their fans doings.

Anik said...

U can say any shit abt the film bt don't dare to say why we have Why we have Thala Rockzzzz fans? If u can have ur own blog and write anything u stand against then v can have our own thala rocks fanzzzz... u hav no right to question it... try to review only the movie and the actor's perosnal or his fan's personal doings.

gokul ksr said...

tis review is not so true... the reviewer has no taste at all... this is a ever big treat for thala fans...

Ricky said...

Honest Review, I dont Understand why Ajith Is still acting..oops, sorry doing movies when his movies are nothing but Pure Craps !
Ajith fans, Waste of time to reply your comments ask your tharuThala To do atleast a single nice movie then cum and talk! Ajith's flop continues..

Anonymous said...

The person who has reviewed this call Ajith a Tharu thala but she cannot stand it when you call her a Maami

Enna koduma Maami Idu

Geetha said...

Ajith fans could not take this review as they find it bitter! But Truth always bitters!
The Truth is Mankatha -Pure bunch of Shit !

inbavalli said...

"Story from the Archives of Hyder Ali" - sooper :D

Vinnie said...

Mankatha short review ajith passed venkat prabhu failed still mankatha is better than Asal and Aegan. Kudos to ajith for attempting something different this time around. Venkat should not bother to include heroine in his films, all the ladies were under utilized right from chennai 600028 to mankatha.

nonchalant psyche said...

whn i saw ajith & arjun konjifying at the end "my dear action king - my dear thala" enaku enamo vera madri teriyudhu :P

Priya said...

The trailer of mankatha was better than the actual movie itself. Felt a bit let down but watchable for ajith only. The story has too many loop holes, the screenplay was tedious and the dialogues was amateurish. Venkat Prabhu dodged a big bullet because ajith's charisma saved him.

GB said...

Hahaha. So agree with you on this thala rocks nonsense (probably the blog trolls here will abuse me on my blog too :D). I don't get why this guy is such a big deal. He can't act for nuts and I'm so tired of seeing his pained expression for everything. Seriyana bore.

Anonymous said...

good review... but I don't understand what made you to see the movie of a guy, who can't dance and act on the first day itself..?

PS: if somebody's good at dancing then you should better ask him to consider "Maanada Mayilaada"..!

Shallinee Raman said...

Looking forward to watch the movie, despite not being a Thala fan... For being the avant-garde in keeping his natural gray hair, despite being the hero - Topnotch !!!!

Shankar said...

Mankatha- Dont waste your precious time and money !

Srini said...

Yevlothaan maraichalum naanga kandupudipomla... Ithellam oru polapu Manktha Main story:- The Italian Job (2003) -
http://goo.gl/2Zye4

Action King Arjun Intro:- Original scene From - Red - (watch 1.40 min!)
http://goo.gl/zo0qc

Action King Arjun Pickup Vaibhav scene:- Wanted
http://goo.gl/q45Rs

Vilayadu Mankatha song:- Sakthi Masala Ad
http://goo.gl/QQfou

Mankatha Theme music:- Death Race 2 Background Music!!!
http://goo.gl/mcso6
Mankatha Climax- Copied from Pokkiri Climax
Ajith dancing and fighting in slow motion is copied from Boondock Saints originally done by William Dafoe. Stills copied from Jannat (Hindi)&Casino royale

Lakshminarayanan S said...

/* I also get {Shabaaa..} Vijay fans 'coz, lets give it to him- he can dance well, he has that opening-song appeal. BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND THALA ROCKZZZZ FANS. I simply don't. He cannot dance. He cannot have expression except "adhu!" */ TOO MUCH I SAY! If dancing alone makes a good actor then we wouldn't have got our super star. I seriously condemn the baseless argument that he cannot act and express himself - guess you haven't seen the likes of Vaali, Varalaru, Kreedom, Mugavari and so on. Ajith's huge fan following has to do with his on-screen charisma, real life character and his ability to achieve big in cine-field without any background. I request you to be neutral while writing a review. Just for the sake of adding some fun element please don't insult such an established actor. I am an Ajith fan and I have seen the movie FDFS. Of course the movie is not perfect and no movie is perfect. In such an ensemble cast you cannot expect everyone to have equal screen space. I agree the movie is slow in the middle but unfortunately without these masala elements the movie will run only in Chennai which is not enough to make profits. The other points I wanted to discuss here have already been told clearly by Mushtaq Ahmed and Balakumaran. Hope you heeded to them. Thanks!

எல் கே said...

hit the nail in its head

Sudeep said...

Mankatha Ultimate Flop! But Sun pictures could save it and make it stand as Above average in terms of collection as they have released it in more number of screens with Huge promotions !

Anonymous said...

‎"Mankatha" a copy of the 2005 English Title "Chaos".

nitz said...

Is that really predictable climax? adhuvum censor certificate podarapave.? Such a brilliant u r..apove climax enna'nu kaetrukanum..baeka baeka nu muzhichirupeenga!

Divia said...

I have nt watched many ajith films on Cinema even tho im a big fan. but this one im definitely not missing... inspite of your review!

Ajith stands for Charisma, Attitude and Character. He came back after a very big accident...like the phoenix. Many of us including u would have been lost! He is a real life hero, even tho he cant act, dance and emote.

The movie must have a been a lift from so many movies right from Oceans 11 , Casino Royale, 21 and so on but its Venkats business. Ajith rocks!

Anonymous said...

Blogeswari is a sura fan for sure..

Gayatri said...

yaara paathu enna vartha sollitta!!! Thala roocckkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (at least the zzzzzz... part)

Jey said...

liked mankatha dono why..the crowd ..1st day showw.....still felt sleepy after watching the moviee...bore oly ...

but thala rockss for his personal character,,,,

{ frm wat I heard of him :P }

ComeOnSense said...

The review is spot on. great observations. Nobody believed me when I said this movie is crap. Hope this blog nails it for them.

zack hards said...

oh c'mon. wat u metioned was perfect. but the score 2.5!! and u gave 180degree also 2.5. this was way more watchable than 180

Holy River said...

Nice to see Trisha a.k.a "Naa-Church -Parkle-padiche-ennaku-tamil -terriyadu" ponnu dubbing for herself!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog, awesome review...The title track: Vilayadu Mankatha is actually a copy of the title track of the Animated Series: Despicable me by Will Pharrel... Shame on Yuvan.. Dunno why people dont come up with original scores...

Anonymous said...

Hey,..i just read the first few lines of your blog n couldnt resist myself from trashing you...i see your so much anti-Ajith... Can anyone stand vijay's movies...pls watch his movie "Sura "..i bet you , u cannot watch more than 5 mins...Who cant give expression?... Ajith ??? Have u watched "Varalaru ", "Villan" , "Amarkalan ", "Vaali " ??? Can Vijay atleast try acting for a minute/....pls stop ur complete biased review...JuST FOR FUN ..Dont review..Review from a middle man point of view.. His movies might have dull script..But u can never blame his acting n u will never understand , as i see u appreciate vijay's performnace..that shows ur level ...LOL ...

Narayan. said...

Indha padathukku ivlo breif vimarsanam romba over.

My version is here.
http://www.nswamy.com/dawn/2011/entertainment/movies/mankatha-review/

TRBalu said...

Pitch perfect review. You got it all right. Thanks mate.

Anonymous said...

This movie movie tells how us leave

Anonymous said...

from ur review i can purely understand dat u r an anti ajith fan...but comparing to vijay ajith is damn gud....vijay cant even act properly,if he has a talent of dancing he shud hav becum choreographer...his all muvies are bull shit recently his velayutham its a mega flop ..no one can watch it marana mokka !!this years best muvi till now is definately mankatha

Anonymous said...

u said its a predictable climax ..it was really shockin u sayin dat....no way it was predictable unless u know d story previously itself!!!

mastamilmovies said...

thala always gethudaaa

Tina said...

You missed a very important character in this movie: Ajit's thoppai.

Bobbili Puli ;) said...

Background score STOLEN from
Epic action & adventure volume 7
Thiruttu thaey''"""" payyan