Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pudhupettai - Sunday update

A flashy looking, macho bike starts from Pudupettai. Every aspect the vehicle impresses you, as the bike races ahead of all the others on the road. Before long you feel that the maker is indeed a genius.

Then comes a signal, at which point you are impressed to no end.

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The signal goes green and the vehicle starts. But something troubles you. The vehicle is not picking up speed. You see that the vehicle is dragging itself to a different course. Oops... Both the tyres have gone flat.

Then what? The vehicle loses momentum and its accessories begin to fall off. After an intolerable length of time and having lost many of the add-ons, the vehicle comes to a standstill, just 10 metres before the destination.

Someone tries to kickstart it. But the lever goes down in the clock-wise direction. Someone tries to honk. But there is no horn.

You step backwards to get a better look of the vehicle. Gosh!!! There is a bell in the handbar and the kickstart lever is actually a pedal.

After all it was a bi-cycle.

P.S: Selvaraghavan makes you follow his moods. Both when he excels in the first half and sleeps in the second. Yuvan is getting better and better.

On the whole...
1st half - Pudhupettai
2nd half - Pazhaya Vannarapettai

Update on Sunday 28th:
One of my friends who risked the movie for the second time on sunday, said that about 30 minutes of movie has been edited out in the second half.

And these scenes include
- Dhanush talking with Sneha on her deathbed.
- Dhanush asking Sonia Agarwal to help him get his kid back.
- Dhanush leaving his child in dust bin and talking to the lady who adopts it.
- Dhanush going in the bus, getting wild and breaking a scare crow in a field.
- Dhanush hugging the villain and crying after killing him.
- Reading out the names of candidates at the party office.
Each of these scenes were about 5 minutes in length.

The movie runs for about 2 hours and 20 minutes now.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anand said...

Nice review. Eager to see this movie on this part of the world. He seems to be having some touch of Ram Gopal Varma.

8:26 PM  
Blogger srivat said...

Bala,
Good review. Cycle-a bikenu nenaichu yemandhu poitom. Second half was so soothing that I slept for more than 10 hrs after reaching home.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Badari Narayanan said...

7G Rainbow colony was the only Selvaraghavan film that I saw and even then, I was fooled by the wonderful songs in the film and did not know that he had directed Kathal Konden to name one. Will never seen another film of his if I can help it. I believe the director has a warped mind bent that I do wish to have. Pudupettai? No thanks.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous tamizhan said...

Hey if you want a racy second half too, you probably should go to a vijay movie or something..

4:14 AM  
Blogger Sheks said...

Pudhu vannaapettai mattum enna besant nagar mathiriyaa irukku!vannaarapettai-nu general-aa solla vendiyathu thaane.

7:19 AM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

anand,
yes, he does have a touch of ram gopal varma. but some times i get a feeling that he overdoes them

Srivatsa,
u know i was so sleepy that i couldn't ride back home.

badari,
even 7g was ok in the first half.

tamizhan,
there's a difference between slow screenplay and a wavery one.

sheky,
enakku therinjatha sonnen... unakku eppadi venumo eduthukko

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survival of the Fittest.... I survived

10:20 PM  
Blogger sreekrishnanv said...

lol ... Survival of the Fittest.... I survived

I Used this as the caption for my blog ! ... donno who used it !!

btw: cutting those scenes again adds nothing to the movie ! ...

Its all rubbish ! ... selva spoilt it

2:53 AM  
Blogger Prasanna said...

that was a different and a nice writeup. vent seen the movie but most of the reviews i hrd said the same thing...gr8 first half.

4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch the movie as a whole,dont break first half or second,i cant believe u guys ,all need to mature to watch movies sort of this.So bored on all your comments.GROWUP kids.

4:40 AM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

anon,

never mind about our maturity. but be bold enuf to leave ur name

4:42 AM  

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