These days in Kollywood everyone speaks about Dasavatharam. Dasavatharam is the latest Tamil movie which is screened all over the world. This movie is financially powered to make sure that it’ll be the block buster of the year 2008. Special note about this movie is, Kamal Hasan is acting in 10 different roles, and so far none of other Indian actors tried this.
Film is starting with an event occurred in South India in 12th century, that is during Chola dynasty. Neither Islam nor Christianity entered into India that time. Only Hinduism dominated all over India. Since they don’t have a common enemy they started to fight within them self. Kamal acts as an energetic youth who challenge the religious view of the King, Kulotunga Chola. Read more
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I watched the movie Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the crystal skull yesterday in Majestic Cinema, Colombo. After watching the movie, I just felt that it must have been a Tamil Movie. It’s nothing but a Masala movie, but nicely blended with Hollywood mixture. It’s fourth in Indiana Jones movies. Read more
Movie (The Kingdom) started with a small introduction on US, Saudi Arabia relationship. It begins in 1930s and now they both make a powerful ally in the Middle East, but the hurting truth is 15 out of 19 black Friday attackers are Saudi nationals.
Whenever US citizens harmed, FBI was there to investigate and bring justice to their people. Here in this movie, a terrorist attack plotted and a bomb detonated by a terrorist leader in an American compound, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. FBI special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles a team and flies to Saudi to catch the man behind this bloody bomb disaster. Read more
I don’t know why I missed this movie for this much of time. This movie suppose to be one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. Usually I like the movie of Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. I was there with high expectations and I was granted what I was expecting.
Movie starts with a narration…
No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water…
Story is simple. Alien war machines invade earth. Cruise’s family is fighting for survival along with other families. Cruise takes his son and daughter through tough road and he tries to save his family. In their way they encounter different type of people, aliens, alien machines etc. Finally he reunites with his family.
The acting is extremely good, and the idea of showing the film from the perspective of Cruise’s character – so the audience knows nothing that he doesn’t know – works extremely well. The complicated son – father relationship was also well elaborated. One of the best Sci-fi movies I have ever seen!
Yesterday I was watching this movie and after first two minutes I realized that I was watching a animation movie. Wow.. Wow.. Wow.. What an imagination? They have created new dimension for the Animation movies.
Story is all about Demons and a mighty hero who was concurred that demon. You can find almost all the basic elements of an English movie in this film such as a beautiful monster, ugly monster, and beautiful girls, stunning fights!!! Etc.
In the beginning story is full of action but in the end, it’s very sentimental and it’s trying to show the guilty conscious of the King who concurred the monster. They say what goes around comes around!, as it says King finally accept the reality and pay the price for his self-importance and impatient for power.
I think it’s a good food for those who love animation movies, and it’ll be a fantastic adventure story for kids. Though it may attract kids, there are some scenes that may disturb kids. It’s rated as PG 13 in USA.
All in all, it brought me a nice movie experience. Hope you’ll have the same experience with this film!!!
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With some of my friends last week I went to see the Tamil film Billa. It was a fantastic, dazzling movie. I should also tell you the root of this Film.
It all started with Amitha pachan when he did his Don in 70s. Then the Tamil superstar Rajini Kanth acted in the Tamil version of the movie. As we know Sharuk remade the DON and now Kollywood (Tamil movie industry) took its chance to remake Billa in Tamil.
Unlike other movies, this movie gained high level of expectations from the audience. As the results the movie makers forced to make a high budget movie. Another reason why this movie has gained lots of attention was because; it
It is India’s most expensive film ever made and stars a 57-year-old cult regional star.
And now Sivaji – The Boss, a Tamil film starring Rajnikanth, is raking in money at the box office and playing to packed houses.
It cost 650 million rupees ($16m) to make and brought Rajnikanth a pay cheque of 200 million rupees, making him the highest paid film star in a movie-mad country.
Since being released on 15 June, some 800 prints of the film have flooded theatres across India and other parts of the world with large Tamil populations – North America, the UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Tickets worth 17 million rupees were sold out in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai) alone within days of the film’s release.
At the core of Sivaji’s success is obviously Rajnikanth, lovingly called Rajni by his fans, in what is his 100th Tamil film.
A Rajni film offers what comic super heroes like Spiderman do – goodwill and hope
Film maker KV Anand
“A Rajni film remains a selling proposition,” says Tamil film historian Anandan.
Sivaji is a colourful spectacle, awash with the razzmatazz of whirling song and dance sequences and comic acts.
In the film, playing on the current flavour of middle-class India, Rajnikanth plays an altruistic non-resident Indian who does not forget his humble roots and returns home to Chennai to set up educational institutions for the underprivileged.
The local bureaucrats and greedy businessmen thwart his good intentions. Rajnikanth wreaks vengeance on the villains’ ill-gotten wealth and emerges victorious. His noble intentions are hailed and he gets the girl in the end too.
Rajnikanth’s female fans love his goofy antics
Typically, a Rajnikanth film is a celebration, a roller-coaster ride into the fantasy world of riches, improbable designs in plot, silly gags, volatile dramatics and the undying goodness of spirit.
“A Rajni film offers what comic super heroes like Spiderman do – goodwill and hope,” says filmmaker KV Anand.
Sivaji follows the successful formula of the star’s capers that made him a super star.
These were stories of Rajnikanth playing a working-class hero, irascible and ready to avenge the wrongs visited upon his family and friends by rich and cruel villains. He would win the beautiful heroine using traditional macho methods.
Rajnikanth’s films often show him taking on the might of a powerful and domineering women opponent, a hint at his open political confrontations with the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha.
His unique style gives him a momentum to perform unthinkable feats. Youth and kids want to participate in his identity
“Just as James Bond’s questionable brand of machismo has its followers in Britain, Rajnikanth’s chauvinism and bravura stokes the fire in Tamil youth,” says Chennai-based analyst D Narayana Reddy.
No wonder he remains one of India’s biggest super stars, often overshadowing his Bollywood counterpart, Amitabh Bachchan.
His fans tattoo themselves with his name, write his name in their blood and have opened some 15,000 fan clubs all over the country.
They worship him like a demi-god when he appears on screen, performing Hindu rituals of showering him with flowers, garlanding his billboards, even bathing his visage in milk in the halls.
Rajnikanth’s dramatic deliveries and comic gestures appeal to children too, who are enthralled by his antics on screen.
Sivaji is Rajnikanth’s 100th Tamil film
“His unique style gives him a momentum to perform unthinkable feats. Youth and kids want to participate in his identity,” says Rajan Krishnan, who teaches anthropology in Columbia University.
Despite his fame, Rajnikanth as a person remains somewhat enigmatic.
He guards his privacy fiercely, unlike other stars who advertise and endorse products.
His larger-than-life screen presence has also spawned political ambitions – there has been widespread speculation that he would opt for a career in politics one day.
Tamil Nadu has a prolific film industry – it produced 126 films in 2006 and has had some 62 films released in the first half of 2007.
The state has a history of three film stars turned chief ministers, including Jayalalitha.
Critics say that in trying to appeal to a new audience, Rajni’s tale of social vendetta is turning stale.
But for his adoring fans, he carries a profile similar to that of a rap star – a bling master in outlandish costumes, whose chutzpah and appeal transcends the ghettos of Tamil Nadu.