Thursday, January 15, 2015

I review ஐ

[Disclaimer: This post contains some minor spoilers and some disgusting content (narrating the disgusting content of the movie) and may thus be not appropriate for everyone (like the movie). I didn't like the movie and my review may be biased. Reader's discretion is required.]

I think, when directors think about creating a movie, they have some key selling point in their mind, and sadly that is the not the story or screenplay in case of most of the Tamil movie directors. Some of the key selling points Shankar might have had in his mind could be Vikram's weight gain (not like the junk Nutrigain advertisement, but real body building), Vikram's weight loss, 2 hours of Amy Jakson's cleavage and 2 minutes of Amy Jackson's bikini shoot, Weta Workshop's make up (to be greatly advertised), beautiful locations in China, roof top cycle fight (for no apparent reasons), and showing some disturbing deformed people (who would live a painful horrible life).

But, I don't know how 'a transgender molesting and constantly trying to do Vikram for at least 15 minutes' came to Shankar's mind. I don't hate or reserve any opinions about transgenders. I understand, that they are also humans and have feelings. But certainly I would want to see one kissing, feeling, pressing the hero's chest against his will for sooo looonnng. A couple of minute for comedic sense would be tolerable, but this movie went too fu*king far. Of course, I mean no disrespect or hatred for transgenders, just that I am not comfortable seeing such scenes and I am sure many others were too. I could hear people shouting that those scenes be over soon in theatre.

There is nothing to the story. A group of people take revenge on Vikram by deforming and taking away his appearance and he does the same to all the people involved in that, just that he does it differently for everyone. And of course, the heroine accepts him in the situation and still takes care of him.

About the fight sequences:  There are a lot of fight sequences. The roof top cycle fight was absurd. No damn reason for that fight to be on roof top and the BGM for the fight was so cheap, like a Grade 3 childish classical music. The fight, the situation was so ridiculous that ARR conformed with that silliness with the BGM. Instead of full fledged copy, only a few sequence from Matrix 2 fight was copied (yes, from the 12 years old movie).

And in another fight sequence "Ip man" movie was copied. The hero was getting beaten by over weight thugs using iron rods on his face. Honestly (I swear on
God), I thought Vikram became like that because of those beatings. But no! He fights back and beats them all. Of course, by now, we are all tuned to accept this. Not just in this fight, in many other fight sequences, Vikram gets beaten by iron weapons on his face over and over and over and over again and again and again and again. Seriously, if the villains had IQ of over 50, they would have tried hitting him in some other parts. I sincerely wish Tamil cinema goes past this stupid fight sequences.

The Werewolf/Gorilla/Goat makeup song had horrible visuals. Such a good song spoiled by the unnecessary makeup. Vikran could have come in his deformed form in this song too. Would have made sense. Overall, the movie was unnecessarily obscene, lenghty, without any soul. Vikram has acted very well, had worked hard. Amy Jackson has acted well (hundred times better than Hansika).

But if someone says "I didn't see the twist coming" or "I was blown away by the twist towards the end", probably, they are paid or haven't seen many movies. The twist was not a twist at all, extremely predictable. My verdict would be, wait till the movie length (and the ticket price) goes down and ask your friends who give honest and clost-to-your-taste feedback about this movie and then go. You can watch it (with some difficulty) once in theater. Of course, this is all IMHO.


Gunasekaran said...

வலை தளத்தில் எல்லோரும் ஆஹா ஓஹோ என்று புகழுகிறார்கள். சங்கரிடம் எல்லாருக்கும் பயமா? அல்லது வேறு ஏதாவது காரணமா?
பிரசாந்த் என்ற ஒரு ஆள் இதை உலகமகா படம் என்று சொல்வதோடல்லாமல் குடும்பத்தோடு பார்க்கவேண்டிய படம் என்று சொல்கிறாப்படி. comment ல் ஒருவர் கேட்டிருந்தார் 'நீங்க குடும்பத்தோடு பார்த்தீர்களா' என்று.
அது சரி டிக்கெட் விலை -100 ரூபாய்க்கு வருமா!

Paul S said...

This is a very enjoyable review.
Where have you been for the last 2 years, and are you planning to post more frequently now?

Amudhan said...

I think people are simply scared or paid to talk big about the movie... Even without those disgusting scenes and even if the movie is trimmed and made small, this is not a special movie... But definitely not a family movie.

@Paus S
Thank a lot for your comment! I always want to write blog about all the movies I watch... but when the movie pushes me to the limits I write :) but I enjoyed writing the blog too. Will try to keep writing more..