Naan oru Tamil padam paarthaen

September 4, 2006 at 6:39 am 5 comments

There. I have done it.

I watched a Tamil movie yesterday – Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu (roughly translated as ‘To hunt To play’)

So the next time someone teases me “Have you seen a Tamil movie yet?”, I can say “Yes,I have.”. And i’m also planning to buy a camera to capture the look on their faces.

Did I understand the movie, you ask?

vv_m.jpgYes, I did. Atleast most of it. It was a typical bollywood/hollywood masala action movie.And it starred one of the kings of southern cinema – Kamal Hassan.You know he rules when you hear the entire ciname hall erupt in whistles and cat calls as soon as he makes an appearance and subsequently everytime he delivers a cracking dialogue.(…..the last time I witnessed such a euphoria jubiliation was while watching Lagaan…ppl were literally dancing near the screen…..)

vettaiyaduvilayadu-39.jpgAnyways, the story revolves around a tough widower cop DCP Raghavan(Kamal Hassan) and his quest to find out the killers (two psychopaths) of his good friend and family.It takes him to various places including New York (which was a welcome relief to me since the dialogues were in english with tamil subtitles).

The motive of the psychos is not explained properly.They keep mumbling something about saving the world by killing people and such crap.But who cares as long as our superstar kicks their b#@$.

vettaiyaduvilayadu-31.jpgThere is also the mandatory love angle in the form of Aradhana(Jyothika), a divorcee with a kid who falls in love with Raghavan in New York.The film has a happy ending wherein Raghavan kills the two villains and saves his love.

It’s a staight forward movie which follows a linear story and I could very well get a good drift of the goings on almost 3/4 of the time.Only some scenes heavy with dialogue went over my head.But for those also, I had my friends to translate important tidbits for me.

vettaiayadu-vilayadu-51.jpgThe performances were fairly good.Kamal Hassan doesn’t get to emote much,hence could’nt display his acting prowess.Jyothika is just a fill-in and does her job well.

Overall the movie was a time pass.

The End

Atleast watch the trailer here – Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. saravanan  |  September 4, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    As crisp as it could be..Nobody would dare to question your acquantaince with the local language.I reall liked the snap esp the first one ( i was dreamin of her sday)..May we need to try a comedy movie next time…

  • 2. Parag  |  September 4, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    liked the bit about comparing it to Lagaan 🙂

  • 3. Viswanathan M B  |  September 4, 2006 at 10:21 pm


    Yeah blog vlog sab kuch choda aur pehle mere interpretor role ka bill settle karo.

    Saravana – don’t worry we’ll share the fee 50-50

    Jus kidding. Good man. It is especially great that you could explain and especially criticise a movie made in a language not just alien to you.

    One more important point – there is only one superstar in tamil OK. Kamal is a great star and I am great fan of him but still – Ek hi sooraj hei is duniya ke aur ek hi baadshah hei tamil cinema ke liyae.

  • 4. Viswanathan M B  |  September 4, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    small change “…………..and especially criticise a movie made in a language that is alient to you……..”

  • 5. john1alpha  |  September 26, 2010 at 1:57 am


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