Oct 14, 2005
(Pic adopted from NRILINKS)
With the news of Shriya being selected as Rajini's heroine in 'Sivaji' and Chennai getting some real good rain, I thought it would be appropriate to put the review of 'Mazhai'.
MN Nambiar - time old story revisited: Poor hero and rich, rowdy villain -both in love with heroine.
So, what is different?
"Mazhai" is different as Shriya's friend. The director has to be lauded for not overdoing the mazhai part. Shriya looks refreshingly different and good.. The title has given the freedom to get her drenched for those cute romantic moments and not-so-catchy songs.
Hehehe.. Shriyavum Shriyavai sarndha idangalum, (I mean, scenes) of course.. She has surely improved from her "football coach" role of 'Enakku 20...'. (Ravi-yoda heroines ellam are making it big now.. After Sada, now Shriya in a Shankar movie.. and there is the one-and-only Asin.. Renuka Menon is the only misfit.. Ezhudhi vachukkonga.. adhu nijama theraadha case). The title song is good to hear but others are so-so. Kalabhavan Mani and Vadivelu are OK.
Stone-faced villain Rahul Dev, as usual. Though in the field for over 6 years, seems not to worry on acting as much as his body. (Trivia: The producer of the movie has dubbed for the villain and I dont think that soft voice suits him). Paavam Ambika.. (eppadi irundha neenga ippadi ayitteenga). Paattula ellam 'telugu vasanai' balama adikkuthu.. Movie is quite predictable.
Worth watching once. Better to see without any expectations. Rajni fans will see this movie to see their new 'anni'.
For the fourth time in a row, Ravi overdoes the "rising after heavily beaten (and even stabbed)" part. Third time in four movies, he keeps running with the heroine.. Makkal theater-ai vittu odama parthukkoppa.. Director Shriya-vai nalla "arimugapaduthuraar".. Tamil makkal thookkathai kalaikkanumnu "idaiveli" kidaikkira saakkule mazhaiyle avarai saree-oda aada vidurar. He would have gone to Ambasamudram for shooting the movie with a truck full of Vicks and Amrutanjan. Padam parkkara namakke appappo jaladhosham pidikkira madhiri irukku..
Quick and short review is what I could manage.. Have a good weekend, friends!! Off to Disneyland, Orlando tomorrow to celebrate the first anniversary of my US life..