September 21st, 2013
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September 21st, 2013
Siva roams around freely claiming that he will not work for anyone other than the Government. Santhanam another jobless youngster becomes his close friend. Siva falls in love with Dhanshika on first sight in a bus. A middle aged female councilor Devadarshini at the Corporation office also falls for Siva. She bribes Santhanam to thwart the attempts of Dhoni(siva) to win over Seetha(Dhanshika). Sehwag (Santhanam) succeeds in his effort to make Seetha reject Dhoni’s proposal
Fate plays its game and Dhoni misses a few more opportunities making Seetha expresses her love for him. In the mean time Dhoni’s relative and Seetha’s room-mate Kanaka(Sandhya) and Sehwag fall for each other and are about to marry. Whether the other pair joins at the end? Watch out in the silver screen. Ya Ya is yet another addition to the long list of typical no-brainier movies that intend to make fun with mindless comedy sequences and zero care for logic. Though the film’s cast includes a bevy of stars who have provided oodles of fun in their previous outings, this film hardly achieves its intention.
Shiva’s antics and Santhanam’s one-liners evoke laughter only in a few scenes. The director’s idea to add spoof genre of fun with Powerstar in this film fails miserably. Powerstar’s scenes are irritating to say the least. Also the scenes that include Devadarshini are etched out in a cheap taste.
The romance sequences between the two pairs provide some refreshing moment. The scenes that are written in serious tone do not make any impact.
Santhanam’s one-liners are also not up to the mark but the ace comedian has not missed the opportunity to bang with his trademark punch lines.
Dhanshika looks good and is adequate for the role.
Sandhya looks prettier than her previous movies and has performed convincingly.
Out of the other actors Ilavarasu makes a mark. One can only wish that an actor of Devadharshini’s caliber gets a role that suits her acting skills.
Vijay Ebenezer’s songs are just passable. Other technical departments like Cinematography and Editing do not deserve a mention.
August 12th, 2013
Thalaivaa, the movie of Ilayathalapathy Vijay has hit a road block in its own state. The movie, slated for release on Ramzan (August 9),was stalled following bomb threats and legal wrangles However the movie has been released in neighboring states and Overseas including countries USA, UK, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and UAE.
The film story is set against the backdrop of the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai. Ramadurai (Sathyaraj), a common man, is forced by the bad to turn gangster to save his own people who reside in Dharavi, eventually turns into a Godfather. His wife is killed meanwhile and he sends his only son Vishwa(Vijay) out of the country to keep him even out of the shadow of his Don world. Vishwa growing up in Australia is unaware of his father’s Godfather-style life back home. Besides running a dance troupe ‘Tamil Pasanga’ with his Tamil dancer friends.
In the meantime, he falls for Meera Narayanan (Amala Paul), a Tamil girl and along with her wins a dance competition ‘Make a move’. All is well, until Vijay returns to Mumbai with Meera and his father (Suresh) to meet his father to discuss his marriage.
Here comes a twist in the plot and the suspense is well-guarded before the interval. At this juncture, Ramadurai is brutally killed by the Villain and circumstances force Vishwa too to pick up knife to save mankind.
He steps in his father’s shoes and what follows forms the rest of the story.
In no mood to try something new, AL Vijay, has chosen to lift the scenes from many popular Gangster films and combine in one. At times Thalaivaa reminds you of Mani Ratnam’s inimitable Nayagan. And at times Rajini’s Baasha! Even at times Vijay’s latest blockbuster Thuppakki and the pre-interval bang reminds us of Ameeerin Aadhibhagavan.
Thoughtfully director Vijay offers his thanks to filmmakers like Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma in the opening credits for gaining inspiration from their films. How about the directors of other films?
The most successful gangster movies have always relied more on strong portrayal of the center character. For a film that’s supposed to portray the rising of an angry youth to become a dreaded mafia leader in a highly stylized treatment, there are no striking insights into his character, which is a major let-down.
The first half keeps you largely entertained with some good humour, thanks to Santhanam’s hilarious one-liners and Vijay and the Dance teams’ stylish performances. That does not last long though especially after Amala Paul starts romancing Vijay. That is where the first half starts to drag and its starts to test your patience, then comes one of the best unexpected interval twist.
But did the second half make use of that, sadly no as the portrayal of Vijay as a leader, takes a huge fall due to its dragging screenplay and half-baked sequences that never wants to end. The audience is completely at a loss by that time and is probably just praying for the movie to end.
The Climax as per script looks fine but what was shown on screen was not good. For Vijay’s character, the ‘Thalapathy Thalapathy’ song showing his elevation to Don is missing the necessary magic. Background music could have been much better.
July 8th, 2013
Singam 2 starts up with an item dance number of Anjali with Duraisingam (Suriya) who moonlights as an undercover cop to bust illegal activities happening on Tuticorin. Duraisingam who has resigned his Police job, now spending his time as an NCC trainer in a higher secondary school before he braces up to strike against international baddies.
While Duraisingam’s ladylove Kavya (Anushka) is waiting for him to marry (and will forever wait to marry him), Sathya (Hansika), a plus two student also falls for him.
During his investigation, Duraisingam identifies an international drug dealer Danny (Danny Sapani) is behind the local groups of Thangaraj (Rahman) and Bhai (Mukesh Rishi) behind all the illegal activities happening on the coast.
He is taking charge of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) again, and brings up a mission named – Operation D to bring down the empire of Danny and the local dons. State Home Minister (Vijayakumar) is the moral support for all the activities carried out by Duraisingam.
How he goes about taming the villains forms the crux of ‘Singam 2′.
May 14th, 2013
Southern actor R. Madhavan looks up to actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan as his deity, and when he met him recently at an vijay award ceremony, he felt like a teenager again.
Had a great time at the Vijay Awards. Met my god Kamal sir again after a while. (I) was a gaping teenager all over again,” tweeted Madhavan.
Madhavan and Kamalhassan bonded well at the 7th edition of Vijay Awards Saturday, which the former hosted. The two had worked together in Tamil films “Anbe Sivam” and “Manmathan Ambu”.
The award ceremony was also graced by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, with whom also Madhavan shared great time.
“I really wish I had half their (Kamal and SRK) passion and dedication,” he later posted.
May 9th, 2013
Girls outscored boys this time too, even as the overall pass percentage registered an increase in the Plus Two exams conducted by the Tamil Nadu Government results of which were announced today.
Releasing the results to media, Director of Government Examinations D Vasundaradevi said the overall pass percentage among school candidates went up to 88.1 per cent this year as against 86.7 per cent last year. Of the 8, 53,355 students who took the exams conducted in March this year, 7, 04,125 students have passed a pass percentage of 88.1 per cent. Though there was a marginal increase in the pass percentage both among boys and girls, Girls outshone boys with a 91 per cent pass percentage as against 84.7 per cent by boys. Last year, the pass percentage among girls and boys stood at 89.7 per cent and 83.2 per cent respectively.
A total of 13 students, including seven from Namakkal district, shared the top three ranks.
Two students from Namakkal district shared the top rank with a total of 1189 marks each, while two students shared the second rank with 1188 marks each. Nine students shared the third rank with a total of 1,187 out of 1,200.
The first rank was shared by S Jayasuriya of Vidya Vikas Boys Higher Secondary School and S Abinesh of Greenpark Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Namakkal.
Though S Kaavya of Rosary Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai bagged the highest total of 1192 in the State, Jayasuriya and Abinesh were adjudged the state toppers as they studied Tamil as the first language as against French chosen by Kaavya.
Two students have scored 1191 marks each and five students secured 1190 each (more than the total secured by Jayasuriya), but they did not chose Tamil as the first language.
The second rank was shared by S Palaniraj of Vidya Vikash Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Namakkal and R Akalya of Sri Vijay Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Hosur.
Related : Plus two Results 2012, List of Colleges in Tamilnadu, Universities in Tamilnadu
May 6th, 2013
Local residents made beeline for juice and fruit stalls to keep themselves cool in the sweltering heat. We drink as much of fruit juices as possible and eat fruits like watermelon to beat the rising temperature.
With temperatures touching 40 degrees Celsius and above in some parts of Tamil Nadu, locals in Chennai are exasperated with the simmering heat.
Temperatures this week are expected to peak and people have taken all precautions such as covering their heads with a cloth.
Fruit vendors and juice shop owners are doing brisk business.
During this season people, consume juices and our sales increase. There is also surge in the sale of cold beverages.
April 24th, 2013
A moderate earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday and was felt as far away as New Delhi, the latest in a string of tremors to shake Asia in the past week.
The 5.7 magnitude quake was 40 miles deep with an epicentre 16 miles northwest of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey said on its website.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Wednesday’s tremor was also felt in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
Buildings swayed in New Delhi and people ran into the street in Kashmir, where an earthquake killed about 75,000 people in 2005, most on the Pakistan side.
Tremors shook Srinagar and adjoining areas but there was no report of any casualty, officials said.
The tremors were felt around 3pm, prompting people to rush outside buildings for safety.
However, there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage reported from anywhere, police said.
“We are collecting the details of the earthquake,” a spokesman of the Met office said.
Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the juncture of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
In June 2012, two quakes in the area triggered landslides that killed at least 75 villagers.
Wednesday’s tremors came a week after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake centred in Iran affected thousands of people in remote southeastern Pakistan and killed 41 people.
Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
April 19th, 2013
Taking advantage of its excellent connectivity across Tamil Nadu, the state-owned State Express Transport Corporation has begun a courier service, in a move to diversify its business and earn more revenue. In a public-private partnership venture, SETC has launched the low-cost ‘7c’ courier service, which will cater to 10 city corporations in the state, apart from Bengaluru in Karnataka.
The courier charges are as low as Rs 7 for a 250 gm package for any distance, and the 1,256 buses of SETC’s fleet will be used for the service.
SETC floated a tender last year and finalized the bidder. It agreed to share its fleet for the logistics operation under a PPP model, said an SETC top official in Chennai. Chennai-based V-Speeds Logistics won the bid and rolled out an economically viable logistics option, he added.
Speaking to Express, R Ramesh, Project Manager of 7c said, The service is aimed at utilizing the SETC fleet in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our motto is ‘same day delivery. Ramesh said the courier booking centers are conveniently located near SETC depots across the state.
SETC was the obvious choice when it came to offering an economically viable courier service across the state said Ramesh, adding that 7c delivers consignments of up to 25 kg.
The waybills for the package are bar-coded and delivery is confirmed via SMS or e-mail, minimizing possibility of loss of consignments. SETC officials said they have ensured that there is no discomfort to passengers or the crew due to courier service, as all packages are loaded on buses hours before passengers embark and unloaded only after they disembark.
April 15th, 2013
Vijay Antony is a composer, a Playback Singer and an actor, already! in his short career span that started off with Sukran in 2005!
After having played his his part as a music composer in several flicks across the South, be it Telugu, Kannada or Tamil, his impulsive call for acting saw him making a debut in Naan, funded by his very own banner – Vijay Antony Corporation and AVR Talkies Private Limited.
In the 2012 Tamil crime thriller directed by Jeeva Shankar,he decided to don the greasepaint as a psychopath killer, a movie composer and producer! It will be palpable to mention here Antony’s choice to turn actor was at a time when he was being called upon to compose for movies such as the Ilayathalapaty Vijay feature – Velayudham.
Having enjoyed every bit of his stint in front of the camera for the musical thriller Naan, he is now turning heads with the first release posters of his next movie in the making. Those who have seen Naan will be familiar with the name Salim. In reference to the same his next has been titled Salim. This flick has debutante Nirmal as its director and Studio 9 Production headed by producer Suresh as its anchor. Apart from this the compose turned actor also has Thirudan under his belt.