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Friday, April 29, 2005



before reading this,let me tell u something,that i'm not a film freak,and i enjoy good-classic films and i just wnt to share my experience yeterday in a cafe and its afterthinking on......but mind it i'm not an ANTI-TAMIL FILM,or anti -anybody,and i'm here not to focus on some FLOP films,but 'if you're remaking something,do it as original',and i just can't hide my feelings when i saw this film yesterday....

'd been to my friend's cafe in the afternoon.He was seeing a film,a tamil film,so i didn't interrupted him.I also joined him.I was in the middle of the film and naturally wasn't getting anything.But the scene was as usual in case of TAMIL FILMS.One 'tamil stallone' looking very angry,with his steel body,was looking back and forth for the hero to come in.The camera was moving in 360 degrre,and the tensed villain continued to rotate with the moving camera.And then the camera went to 'SHEELA MAM',the renowned actress of 60's from kerala,she was also upset!The camera again returned to the villain,the 360 degree continued....suddenly ,just as the camera reached the exact back of the villain,one hand appeared and a "dishoooom....",the villain goes a kilometer or so,off through the glasses..through the he's angry,'s seriously looking for the hero to come in,another 360 degree shot,just as the camera 's 'round his back,the hand reappears,another "dishooom..",and there goes the villain the second time,this time he landed around some barrels,in the outside 'sheela mam was confused' and huge fireworks display was goin on there.The villain was more confused this time,and it happens again....the villain was flying for the third time.....he landed with his back hitting the ground but the blood came also from the front chest...wat a hot hit yaar..???another 360 degree shot but this time off through the dusts comes our hero,with a stealth black coat,but no dust ........"RAJNI KANTH"!!!!!!!!!I continued to watch his usual steps,i was hoping for MORE MAGIC STUFFS from the hero....coz i've heard more such stuffs,more magical,stuffs even make DAVID BLAYNE cry!!!!!after some seconds the fight sequence transferred to a roof top,the villain did his best,but its our hero na...especially a TAMIL HERO....and a hero with so much support......the villain become desperate and finally he was surrendered,i was sad coz i didn't get MORE from him.

i said OK to my fellow friend,but just before laeving the cafe i asked him the film's name,then he asked me"can you?", i hoped it were some 'BASHA,or ARUNACHALAM....."but the answer shocked me!It was "CHANDRAMUKHI",i've heard that the malayalam classic film"MANICHITHRATHAZHU" was remaking into tamil with RAJNI replacing MOHANLAL,and the name was same-"chandramukhi",But where is such a fight sequence in 'manichithrathazhu'????what the hell thay've done to the original one?????,and this 's only one fight sequence i witnessed in the cafe,ARUN said there's more,that THE WATCHOWSKY BROTHERS may be back to remake THE MATRIX TRILOGY............................... infact,what i noticed was that,for every scene RAJNI has the MATCHING COOLING GLASSES,one yellow,light blue and BLACK!!!!!Even they'd included a duet song of RAJNI with NAYAN THARA,which is not not not at all needed.....coz,the story could 've been more real if they'd avoided the action scenes,duet song with nayan thara,and some jokes,infact i'm not making a rebel or so ,and i just gone speechless when i was told that the film is 'housefull' and is fully bucked and packed for the next week in the PVR cinemas,Bangalore!!!!!!

alright,maybe i'm thinking different from the rest of the world,or is it the other way 'round????

I just remembered the film "UDAYANANU THARAM",a rescent film in malayalam .In that film mohanlal[ML] is playing the role of a director,and SREENIVASAN[SRN] is playing the role of a busy actor.One day in the middle of the shooting,ML reads the script and the scene was 'arresting SRN by some local constables',and suddenly SRN tells him to change the script!!!!he says"I'M THE HERO,so if police arrests ME infront of every one it would be shame for my fans in the state!!!so," I WILL KNOCK OFF SOME GUNDAS & WILL PROUDLY GOTO THE POLICE STATION "[so to get his fans applause]......and that he need 51 cooling glasses for the 51 shots of his film!The only difference's that "chandramukhi" is going in a serious manner and "udayananu tharam" is going in a more humorous manner,displaying what these actors are doing to the film industry,they only wnt to make the fans happy,no matter how the story goes[even what the story is!!],they needs some fighting sequence,where the hero can handle even 100 GUNDAS with VADIVALU!!!!

surely,now i understands the theme of "udayananu tharam".i'm not here to critisize the tamil films or "CHANDRAMUKHI",but knowing its the remake of a classic hit,they shouldn't've gone for the fighting sequences....cooling glasses.....Malayalam scene once experienced such effect when ML entered the rajni era with "NARASIMHAM",which was a hit actually...but the then released films,even the second part of another classic hit"devasuram",was a failure when compared to its predecessor.But 'udayananu tharam' is different in a respect that its only when you see some films or most of the films from 'RAJNI','VIJAY','AJITH' [recent yeras]'ll understand what the director was telling in 'udayananu tharam'......................................

I now itself rememberes ,the rumours on an old tamil hit "DALAPATHY",where there's a scene where the renowned malayalam actor MAMMOOTY dies in the end.But actually the scene was planned for RAJNIKANTH instead of MAMMOOTY,and the film played for the first time with RAJNIKANTH'S death, when it played in TAMIL NADU for the first time,the local RAJNI FANS became violent and they attacked the theaters and destroyed the theater screens,even burned the screen into flames,only because RAJNI died in the end.The film then was remaked with MAMMOOTY dying in the end.Whatever i've heard on this film,may be true,or mayn't be,but there've benn cases like this.

But i do join that,he's still out there,in the world of teens &bachelors,when his old heroines plays age old mothers and grand mothers,he's still out there,in the front,still young,living,dancing with the GALS.........Surely when you say SUPERSTAR in tamil,its him-RAJNI-KANTH,in films,in politics,he's there in the middle,in people,for the people..................

'copying' from another language is also dangerous,coz everyone knows or its a common talk that the director vinayan's SATYAM was a 'copy paste' of the tamil film 'kaaka kaaka',especially when PRITHVIRAJ tried to replaced SURYA in a hit song sequence,it just"UN-SAHIKKABLE""

so we can hope for more other languages remaking our films,like hindi with 'HULCHUL,....'bacause its directed by our PRIYADARSHAN in hindi its a hit,not that,it'll be a hit there,only when we see it here that we know its the remake of this film,only at that time we'll know how much standard our films had.For instance i once saw the remake of "PARAKKUM THALIKA",in telugu.....oh...UN-SAHIKKABLE!!!!!!!!The actor playing the role of DILEEP,oh......i just wished it bagged an OSCAR.

you know,this's a fact i got from a recent news paper that the bollywood is on its way to the 90's hollywood.coz,in the early 90's hollywood employed many sexy as well as sex scenes in their films having thought those scenes would win the box office,but it only tampered hollywood,all the beutiful actresses including MEG RYAN,CATHERINE ZETA JONES OR ANJELINA JOLIE,have come after,what the paper claims is that or.what we actually sees in T'days hindi films,some hot and sexy girls with mini skirts turtling 'round boys,many many films,from BIPASHA BASU to ANTHARA MALI to xxxxxx,i don't know many,but is this t'morrows bollywood???thnx that there're some 'kal hona ho's,and swadesh's ".......but its great that malayalam films 've'n't been upto such a mark.

Anyway,i'm not gonna try for some research in films and i've got a train load to catch up with this semester but FILMS- tamil films or hindi films or telugu films or malayalam films,......each has itsown flops and hitz...but one thing i'm sure there've been an era when malayalam films standed unmatchable,and thats why "manichitrathazhu" even after years still lives in us....and lets hope it'll happen again.............


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