After a long time, I am keeping my hands on my laptop. The saga of laptop booting problems and Trojan virus had made me mute in the e-space. I din't bother much about checking my email, or Facebook updates or that 100 + unread posts sitting on my reader. So, to sum up, last few days has been rewarding and I felt like I had more time than usual. I saw some new releases, read few books, and had some "me" time.
Recently I have seen controversies coming up with every film that gets released. XYZ party putting allegations on a movie and referring objectionable scenes/dialogues or because it has portrayed a community in a negative manner. Where has all these come from? Have we become so intolerant? A movie should be seen as a movie, an entertainment factor. If everyone starts taking things personal and gets offended, we have to stop seeing films. My message to the common men who are creating such controversies - If you are getting offended with a movie, just don't see it! Simple as that!
Well, I saw 2 movies which created a lot of controversies, but here's what I saw in the movie, and what I felt about. These are purely my opinion.
The hustle and bustle of much talked Vishwaroopam movie is slowly settling down, but I managed to see the movie first day first show here on 25th Jan. While my hands were eager to type in a blog post about the movie immediately, I just wanted to remain silent and let everyone enjoy the movie as much as I did without any bias. I loved every bits of movie. Kamal Hassan has proved he is truly an universal hero. Be it the elegant Kathak movements, or the way he transforms from his effeminate look to a fierceful combat person, he has done an amazing job. The combat and other action sequences were superbly handled and easily pumps out the adrenaline out of us. An electrifying action/thriller movie, which you can easily see more than once. But why this movie got into the ban or aggreviated communal feelings is beyond my understanding. I couldn't see anything that might hurt Islamic sentiments. The bad boys as shown in the film are Al-Qaeda terrorists and not a common man! People please grow up. It's a movie, and a really good one!
I also saw Mani Rathnam's Kadal (Sea) movie. I liked the movie - not a lot, but liked it as a fan of Manirathnam. It was not the best of Mani's, especially when he sets high expectations on his movies. Predictable and weak storyline is the major drawback of the film which is
supported overshadowed by some amazing performances, cinematography and music. I wouldn't be wrong, if I say, the movie was owned by Aravind Swamy- A perfect comeback for him! Newcomer Gautham Karthik proves that he has dutifully carried the 'acting gene' from his grandfather and father. Showing the sea color in different moods, backdrops of every scene, nativity of fishing village were skillfully captured. And capturing cyclone Neelam isn't an easier job that Rajiv Menon handled too well. I can't miss out ARRji in this. I still wonder how he carefully chooses the rhythm and tune for ManiRathnam and make them so special and exclusive. The song Nenjukulle, which is my favorite song in the movie, and which I carried a lot of expectation, got lost behind the conversations and was not given much attention in the movie. Magudi song was used well throughout the movie. Overall, in my opinion, the movie can be a one time watch.
So what have you all been doing?