Piled up: – Pile One…
I am running behind…..time moving faster than me, proving once again I am lazy. Lots of things I wanna write on this blog. Last month I had tons of experiences and moments to be shared with. At that moment, when something strikes me to write in the blog, I would either be in midst of the trafficy chennai in my splendor (I miss it! now) or I would be in a restaurant or in some place where is no smell of computers. Sometimes when I have the urge to write, I feel like running towards my PC to type the thought ASAP. But unfortunately when I am beside my PC, my inspiration to write goes down to a record low.
Now I feel I do injustice to my instant thoughts(some of them are real silly ones!!) by not penning them. To brief out things which I have missed to write about only in the last month needs a full day. I am sure I have forgotten many of them even now. Anyway, here are some of them which I missed and this is an effort towards anti-laziness, Hurray!!.
a. Sanjay Subrahmanyan‘s Kutchery or Show where I was a standing spectator just near the stage, was good. He was looking at me often (atleast I think he was), wondering whether I am nodding my head to his songs or I am trying to say STOP IT !!. Anyway, he is such a darling of carnatic masses, just takes you on a trip to seventh heaven in a minute. He sings with sheer love for music. Does make a lot of facial expressions which at times doesn’t blend with his voice. One of his songs was calling Lord Nataraja to dance. And heck, he was too good that we thought Lord Nataraja was on his way to Chennai.
b. Kadhal Virus was a dramatic film. Filmed in the most artistic manner, it became an exaggeration sometimes. But overall a pretty ok film. Kathir, the director, has this rather different phenomenon of potraying his films to be a go-getter. You get a feeling that when you are not catching up with the pacing fashion, watch a kathir film and you get a hang of what these teens and young adults are upto. Idhayam – his debut potrayed the college guys with a realistic eye for detail. For it was how Kathir must have spent his college times. In Kadhal Desam, it was a rather modern college and girls in this movie demanded a minimum property of credit cards and cars from their boyfriends. Kadhalar Dinam potrayed the cyber culture of teenagers. It publicly displayed what happens in a private chat room of college lovers. All these movies where ahead of time in terms of fashion and story backdrop but the ending was always far behind its time.
All his movies revolved around the panic stricken, fickle, idealistic, freedom loving minds of the younger generation. None of his protagonists were heroes. They were just common men having their own common emotions like each one of us. But Kadhal Virus movie is a slight drift from kathir’s way of films. Here we have a protagonist who elevates to become a typical tamil cinema hero. The story itself is 3 decades old. Old wine in an ultra new bottle is only good for a sip. But don’t take a plunge into the wine, it starts to become sour.
A classy hero, who can reflect emotions aptly and a heroine who doesn’t even come close to her character, act in Kadhal Virus. These two people’s love forms the crux of the movie. Finally, the heroine marries a unknown prince and the hero becomes our devdas. And finally quits the world by drinking his way to glory with heart full of sadness. If you didn’t guess this ending before the interval, you will be punished to watch two indian masala movies a day for the next fortnight.
A R Rahman‘s renders soul for this movie. His classy numbers include Sonnalum Kettpathillai and Vaan Nila. Ofcourse the hits are Hey Hey Enna Aachu by Vasundara Das. Vaali the veteran lyric writer has a supersonic tamil express in the song Vaan Nila. Astounding lyrics which was sung with utmost ease by Karthik. ARR’s romantic piano creates a world of magic in this song.
Finally, a far better movie than the hyped up Solla Marantha Kathai(SMK hereafter). SMK was slightly different from Kadhal Virus by only one aspect. It was old wine in old bottle and people thought antique stuff was much better and watched SMK. But then realized the old wine bottle was taken from old trash and was also broken at places. Thangar Bachan, the director of SMK has opinions that tamil films lack the story content unlike his movies. His SMK is no better than Kadhal Virus. Atleast Kadhal Virus has touch of class and artistic feel. SMK lacks in all areas except music by illayaraja. Everything was pushed aside in SMK in order to portray realisticness, finally ended up in disappointing his audience. Last Word : Richard the hero of Kadhal Virus is a talent to watch out for.
Some more piled up…… unleashed, tomorrow.