Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Prejudiced, I really missed this one, Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya

Sis and Bro told me they couldn't sit through the movie and had to stop it half way. And with the sour taste of "Vaaranam Ayiram" (couldn't sit through for more than 10 minutes) and the horrible "Nadunisi Naygal" fresh in my mind I just let "Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya" pass whenever it came my way. For the New Year party this year when our professional singer belted out "En Idhayam...." from VTV I really became curious. Though I have seen bits and pieces of these songs I never really cared much. Well, all that has changed.

Bala my new friend at work gave me a copy of the film and what a beautiful movie to have watched over the weekend. One thing. If, like me, you are a sucker for romance flicks, then this is for you. There are flaws and big ones too but the movie nevertheless is lovely. Simbu and Thrisha are lucky to have been cast in this film and they can consider this to be their best movie ever. Of the two I thought Simbu did an excellent job and I really felt for his character in the film. For once I found him cute and adorable. I also thought he acted pretty well. Thanks to Gautham Vasudev Menon for bringing out the best in both Simbu and Trisha. I had never considered them big stars. In several scenes I thought the-being-elder to the man by a year was also cleverly thought over and played quite well. The thin comedy line was also good. Both cameraman Ganesh and director K S Ravikumar do a fine job in this regard.

A.R.R's music is so different when viewed in the movie. The videos are excellent (except for one that I fast forwarded, some black and white stuff) and the best part is that they are timed excellently well. Watching them on Sun Music simply takes the joy out of them. My favorite scenes are many but the best are 1. When Jessy confesses her love for Karthik. 2. The video of "Omana Penne", particularly the concluding scenes of the video. 3. Video of the title song. 4. Simbu's acting on the bench on Central Park.

The Telugu version (Ye Maaya Cheesave) has a different and in my opinion the better ending. I am not sure how the Hindi version (Ek Deewana Tha) ends but if the story and cast are handled like the way it was in the Tamil version, the guys up north are in for a treat!

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