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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahen View Post
    Vennira Iravugal - malaysian film..
    Will watch it tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahen View Post
    Vennira Iravugal - malaysian film..watched for the heck of it..ended up liking it..nothing new story wise but screenplay was quite good..and it was refreshing to see Myanmar..heroine was quite pretty and slim
    Not a bad film. The "Malaysian Film Tag" permitted me to complete watching it, as I have not watched many Malaysian movies. Found the intial parts of the movie, esp. at the airport quite well made. But - as I don't know any of the actors, the female lead - her featuring voice and her narrative voice are so different. Was it the same person who dubbed them ? Her featuring voice and slang was something new to me, where as her narrative voice was very good. The long haired hero ... well its a nice attempt with whatever they had, and a story of relationship has been well delivered. Also, the romance angle was quite matured, that sticks to it till the end.

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    so many positive reviews about Kaaviya Thalaivan........... no reviews in mayyam yet............ Rahman's fans innum paarkaliya Am planning to watch tommo
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappi View Post
    Not a bad film. The "Malaysian Film Tag" permitted me to complete watching it, as I have not watched many Malaysian movies. Found the intial parts of the movie, esp. at the airport quite well made. But - as I don't know any of the actors, the female lead - her featuring voice and her narrative voice are so different. Was it the same person who dubbed them ? Her featuring voice and slang was something new to me, where as her narrative voice was very good. The long haired hero ... well its a nice attempt with whatever they had, and a story of relationship has been well delivered. Also, the romance angle was quite matured, that sticks to it till the end.

    Vennira Iravugal - Nicely Painted
    not sure if its her own voice or not..
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    Kaaviya thalaivan - average stuff from Vasanthabalan..casting sidharth was mistake imo..songs were brilliant and bgm was good..but not in the same league as iruvar..
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    Kaaviya Thalaivan - not much of a Kaaviyam

    What could have been a master-piece, is let down by poor casting and a weak storyline. It started out well on the premise of the love story between SG Kittappa and KB Sundarambal.

    In real life, Kittappa was already a married man when he fell in love with KBS but that did not stop him from getting married to her when he was 21, and she 19. Kittappa was a wife-beater and an alcoholic and their only child didn't survive beyond a few weeks. Soon she left him and shortly, at the age of 27, Kittappa died. KBS travelled to his village, paid off all his debts and immersed his remains at Varanasi. Since his death, she clad herself in white cotton. She appeared in some movies after that and was active in politics. While alive, the couple were also active in freedom movements.

    Such is the illustrious background to the story chosen by Vasantha Balan, who is known to take an incident and spin a whole story around it, very successfully.
    SG Kittappa became Kaaliyappa while KB Sundarambal became Vadivambal in his story. While in real life it was KBS who began her career by singing in trains, here VB made Kittappa the train beggar-singer. Pritiviraj is introduced as Gomathi Nayagam - the antagonist of the story.

    None of them made justice to the characters they played. Siddharth's Kaaliyappa was more cartoonish than a drama artiste while Prithviraj was hardly the menacing, scheming, evil brother. Unfortunately Vedika as Vadivambal, had almost nothing much to do. Sad.
    In fact, the only brilliance in drama portraying was done by Ponvannan, who was miles ahead and completely outshone the leads.
    Thank God for Thambi Ramaiyah too, who made the film bearable to watch.
    The biggest joke - which had the audience laughing - was when Prithviraj's acting as Karnan was praised by Ramaiyah as having seen the real Karnan. Oh God, do this people even have a conscience?
    The paper thin story was draggy and after the stops and bumps, it was only interval time.

    The title card and the accompanying music promised a lot, but none of them lived up to it.

    Kaaviya Thalaivan - average fare.


    Watch life story of KB Sundarambal here, and understand why I feel shortchanged.

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    Watched Kavyathalaivan
    I agree with every single line of what Mahen and Nov said

    Subject taken by Vasanthabalan is Fantastic but should have concentrated just on drama culture and how it was acted as trigger points independence struggle down south
    Instead vasanth took tiff of prithvi on siddharth which is beaten to death that is why we feel 1st half is lot better
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    Liked all the songs. Inman is in good form.


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    Madras - Started off extremely well but the finishing was just meh...
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