Monday, September 28, 2009

UnnaiPol Oruvan & Eeram

[If you don't know anything about these movies please don't read any further. If you know something (that UnnaiPol Oruvan is a full length romantic comedy movie and Eeram is a same old College teen movie) and if you don't have problems with mild spoilers go ahead and read. This post may contain mild spoilers, which WONT spoil the joy of watching the movie if you have read/seen other reviews.]

In last weekend, I watched two delightful movies in big screen. I fancy saying "I watch only English movies (or even Korean movies), but not Tamil movies as Tamil Movies always suck". But these two movies are exceptions. They are must watch for any movie fans. These movies gave me some hope back to watch Tamil movies.

UnnaiPol Oruvan:
What a delightful movie! No build-ups, no punch dialogues, no stupid junk fights, no usage of songs to show vulgar content, no irrelevant attempt-humor, etc. This movie is devoid of all the bull shit things I hate about Tamil movies. Plus, it has Kamal in his best! But if anyone fancies saying "The original movie was much better... this movie is not upto the mark... etc." they may sulk after this movie. If you are not among them, you will definitely enjoy the movie.

Thing(s) that made me like the movie:
  1. Great acting from Kamal and Mohal.
  2. The two police characters. Never seen such real majestic looking police men in movies (and in real life also :) )
  3. Mild humor in the middle of the serious movie. (it may irritate critics who will say 'it was not needed and was forcibly injected')
  4. Simple and very fast screenplay.
  5. Devoid of bull shits.
Thing(s) that sucked:
  1. Why Kamal planted fake bags when he could have simply told the police? One original bag would have been enough. It was forcibly shown for the audience to feel the pressure which was a bit unsatisfying.
  2. In the starting Mohan Lal addressing Kamal without respect as though Kamal had screwed his life, though at the end he addressed him with respect. It was also illogically shown for the audience to feel pressure. A little bit unsatisfying.
Of course, these are very very minor things. But the movie is a MUST WATCH, in big screen.

Eeram:
A good movie, though had some bull shits, over all, it was delight to watch the movie. I wished at least in this horror movie, the spirit is sensible and logical (you may ask, "when you accept ghosts themselves as logical, why in the dash you want logic?"), but the ghost failed there. Even though there are a lot of things which made me frown, this movie is far far better than many other junk movies. I wish everyone who reads this post watch this movie also in a big screen (not in your 40" LCD TV, but in theater)

Things which I liked about this movie:
  1. Sindhu Menon :) for her acting
  2. Saranya Mohan for her acting
  3. Sindhu Menon and Saranya Mohan for their beauty
  4. Camera! The way the water comes was pictured in an awesome way, for one instance!
  5. The Mazhaiye Mazhaiye song and the intense romance between the characters... hmm... simply awesome (it has been long time since a song showed such genuine pure intense romance, IMHO)
  6. How, there are so many AH in the world who ruin innocent people life, is explained.
  7. And the most important thing: The moral of the movie :). Past is past and what you can expect most is a trustful present and future.
  8. Again, no vulgar in the name of songs. I was so happy that they had not ruined the decency of the movie with a R rated dash song. (IMHO, if a director wants to give a decent movie, they should not have an item song. A very good family movie having an item song is like having a full meals with so many varieties of food items and then serving a bit of shit in the corner of the plantain leaf. In case of Kandhasaamy, since the whole movie was shit, I wont complain too much about it)
Thing(s) that sucked:
  1. The problem with all the spirits that had come in the entire history of movies. They are senseless, stupid and illogical. When they can control everyone and everything why don't they directly go and hunt the main target??? :(
  2. Why didn't the spirit help her sister when being molested? Why didn't that stupid spirit didn't come and help the police till he was pierced in one foot by a spear?
  3. An ordinary business man fighting with a AC (of height 6.5 feet) and then winning the fight.
  4. An ordinary business man becoming like a serial killer. The character was inconsistent.
  5. And other minor things which can be easily forgiven and forgotten.

If you haven't watched any of these movies, I highly recommend that you watch them, both, in theater. If your opinion is different, please do share it via comments. If you have already watched these movies and enjoyed it, you can share your experience!

9 comments:

Vijesh said...

I had a different view for Sucked point 1 in UPO. I did not see "Wednesday" movie before, I thought that those bags that were kept at different places also had bombs in them. Kamal would have used them if his purpose was not solved. So I din find it illogical. :-)

I'm skipping Earam, since i want to watch that movie.

Btw, why did you squeeze both movies in one! An relation between them?

amudhan said...

Vijesh,
I also didn't watch Wednesday. But in UPO, in the climax Kamal says "I haven't placed any bombs anywhere" and Mohan Lal says, "I guessed it". So, isn't it illogical? :)

I saw both the movies last weekend two consecutive days and both impressed me. I couldn't wait to write two separate posts for these 2 good movies. The only relationship between them is: both deserve to be watched in theater :)

Gunasekaran said...

You sound like a person just out of teenage, by calling Saranya Mohan beauty.She is cute, of course; beauty? may be loosely used.

amudhan said...

@Mr. Gunasekaran:
naan oru meesai vacha kolandhai :)

Anonymous said...

Nice review sir.

vijay said...

amu, I think you would not have written about UPO if you had seen wednesday, which i recommended you to watch. I saw both the movies on the same sized screen, but wednesday was far better. I think the shortness of this movie is one great plus point, especially for you to like this movie. and eeram, definitely a good movie.

Your introduction about the partially ignorant peoples thought about these movies were good. (UPO as full length romantic comedy and eeram as same old college teen movie).

amudhan said...

@Anonymous:
Thanks :)

@Vijay:
Vijay, I accept it. Everybody who saw both the movies said that Wednesday was far better. I feel bad to have missed that movie. So, we can say that both are good, but the original one was better ;)

Prabakar said...

Well, I saw Wednesday long back before UPO came by. And in fact I watched Wednesday on my laptop and UPO in theater.

What I felt is "UPO" is a high precision copy of "Wednesday". It felt like I had to appreciate Kamal for not changing the script of the movie for his own sake.

amudhan said...

@Prabakar:
I haven't seen Wednesday, but if it is high precision copy, then it should also be good. It is good that Kamal didn't do anything for his own sake, as you mentioned.