Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pulikesi - Watch it once more

Well, this is how I felt when I came out of the theatre after watching it for the second time in two days. Honestly, I had a different opinion before my second visit to the movie hall.

Imsai Arasan 23-am Pulikesi, like Kadhala Kadhala and Panchatanthiram is a kind of movie which will grow on you as you see it again and again. So in case you feel that its not as good as expected, give Pulikesi one more chance and you will be sharing the my opinion.


The plot and other aspects will be reviewed by many in the blogosphere. So I use this post to muse, why the movie appeared so good when I saw it for the second time.

There's one obvious reason. There are a lot of subtle scenes in the movie, that a person might miss while watching the movie for the first time. (Just like the scene in Panchatanthiram, where Kamal would say "we have to use our brains" and Jayaram would scratch his ass). In fact there are loads of such scenes, where one might miss the myriad facial expressions of Vadivelu.

Vadivelu deserves to be appreciated for his awesome performance. His dialogue delivery and facial expressions are near perfect. On a close watch, one can realise how he imitates the historical movies of MGR and Sivaji Ganesan.

Other reason might be that, while watching the movie for the first time , sometimes people tend to get restless in their anxiety to know the plat and miss out some of the well thought-out scenes. This doesnt happen the next time. There won't be any suspense to kill the comedy.

More importantly one has to bear the genre of this movie while watching some of the serious and sentiment scenes. In fact there's lot to laugh at in those scenes also.

Among the movie crew, the director deserves credits for the nice screenplay,the music director for the background score (Especially the "vasa samey vasa samey" bgm in the trailer. Its already become my ringtone) and the art director for all the historical sets. The director could have done without a few seemingly dragging scenes. But no complaints in the end.

I would not be surprised if many people disagree with me after watching once. I can only say... Watch it once more. As always.... Pulikesi - Ka ka ka po....

P.S: Kadavule... indha V.S.Raghavan-ukku (the person who acts as Muthuraman's father in Kadhalika Neramillai) "saa"-ve (i meant the sound "saa") varadhaa??? He gets intolerable mouthing the words 'Pulikeshi', 'udhavi sheyya mudiyavillai', 'shulabam' etc.Yoavv... un naakka nallaa shaving panniyaavadhu 'pulikesi'-nu solluyyaa...


Blogger Badri said...

worth waiting! saw the movie last sat.

11:47 AM  
Blogger srivat said...

'Irende naalil irendu murai 23am pulikesiyei paarthathaal indru mudhal nee 'once more' bala endru makkalal anbodu azhaika paduvai'

PS: I gestured with my hand after typing the comment.

6:26 PM  
Blogger F e r r a r i said...

he he. Naaka shave pannanuma save pannuma? :P

Cant wait for Pulikesi. Enga paakaradhu dhaan theriyalai :(

12:08 AM  
Blogger Prasanna said...

have been reading gud reviews abt the movie. Need to watch it soon.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous vasanthi said...

P.S. Raghavan -even Nambiar is like that i guess

8:19 AM  
Blogger Aravind said...

waiting to watch this one!! :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger blogSurya said...

Enjoy pannu, superstar movie maadri comedy-le vadivelu-kku hype kuduthurukke.

"Othukkuren-ya Othukkuren-yaaaaaaa
....nee vadivelu fan-nu Othukkuren"
Vadivelu style....

6:49 AM  
Blogger Yadhvi said...

\\V.S Raghavanuku 'Saa' ve varaadha?\\ - good one! :-)

Now can't wait to watch the movie!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Siva Sivaaa said...

Ka.Ka.Ka. Po!!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good review..
I am looking for all the character names in the movie..
The king who comes for War,
The twin brother,
The heroines', and
The spy.
Please mail me @ if any one remember this names, with subject Imsai Arasan.
Thanks in Advance :)

1:42 AM  

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