Sundara Pandian

It has been quite a while since I went for a second show, thanks to my age and marriages to most of my friends.... :) The last night's decision to go for one was totally vindicated by the quality of the movie. It is a must watch for someone who can relate to the Madurai life style, others can refrain from the theaters. I am not sure if you guys can really enjoy the movie much. There has been umpteen number of movie based out of Madurai and the list seems to be growing with no halt.


This one starts just like all others with few montage shots of villages and people's lifestyle at a gentle pace with someone narrating about them in a bold heavy voice. And just like any other movie of this genre, we have a happy go lucky protagonist who is a spoilt brat at home and few friends with him always living their life to the fullest ignoring any responsibilities for their age. The characters have you in spilts for almost the entire first half and it has been a while since I laughed this loud hurting my stomach. The last time was when I was watching the great Joey and this time it is the Soori. I hope he gets more opportunities where he travels along with the story and does not get into the idea of doing a track separately. The interesting fact is that most part of the first half is shot in a dabba bus and it somehow does not bore you. I was quite surprised that the director was able to keep his audience occupied throughout the first half which eds with an unusual twist to the story.



The second half is all about family and the director that way ensures a wider audience for his movie. It is all about how the lead pair gets together after many struggles with few twists and turns. One other interesting fact is that the director has managed to pull the script off without any villain. He has built all the characters beautifully and they have in turn have helped him carry forward the story in an interesting way. Special appreciation for keeping them authentic throughout the movie. The Male lead's Dad and the females lead's chitti deserves a special mention and so does the friend who travels with her throughout the story.As for the music is concerned it just helped through and there was nothing that will keep us humming. The photography was good that it has captured the essence of the village and the people there. The shot were they follow the bike riders on a steep road and then show the accident was good. On the whole it is very good movie for which you can take the entire family without any guilt and can enjoy the movie thoroughly.

Last but not the least, It was refreshing to see a girl holding her end of love and being staunch unlike others movies where they throw the guy under the bus. I loved the female lead character and her expressions with the those big cute eyes. It was nice to see a female lead without much make-up and the decision to leave the scar uncovered, and not bothered about how the thilak on her forehead looks was only making her look even more beautiful. Having said this I dont think she can be successful in any other role in a modern look :P

"Madura kara ponnu madura kara ponu thanya"


9 comments:

Mithra said...

Thanks to FB - i was searching for "like" button for more than 10 secs- nice post :)

Jagan said...

Should watch the movie after your review

Nagasaravana Perumal K I said...

@Jagan

u will not be dis-appointed :)

Anitha said...

goodone as usual:)

Nagasaravana Perumal K I said...

@ Anitha

Blog or the movie :D :D :D

Mithra said...

About the songs - kangalili minidum kadhalai is nice - the lyrics are also interesting :)

Anitha said...

ofcourse your blog..

Anonymous said...

Straight to the point and well written! Why can't everyone else be like this?

Nagasaravana Perumal K I said...

thanks Anonymous ....