Nov 23, 2005

Bambara Kannaley

I know, it should have been 'Pambara kannaley' but the title indeed starts with 'B'.

Story:
Good boy meets good girl and falls in love (this is like love at zeroth sight). A naughty girl loves the good boy. To complete the rectangle, a bad boy likes the good girl and their wedding is fixed. The good girl doesnt like the bad boy since she knows he is bad; the good guy comes to her rescue and tries a few tricks to stop the marriage. This the first hour of story. If you have watched enough Tamil cinema, you can guess what would happen later, and of course, the climax as well. Oh yeah, this movie is supposed to be a romantic comedy.

Performance:
Srikanth carries the film through with his high-energy action. After Joot, he has given up his 'chocolate hero' image (some even called him 'thoongumoonji'). All his dialogues are in aarohanam (high pitch); yes, even when he speaks of his love. I really liked his role. Aarti Agarwal should better stay with Tollywood.. it is probably 3 years too late to enter Kollywood.. She acts OK but she should realize that she doesnt look cute anymore.. Looks like she would give tough competition to Namitha, who has gone one step higher in this movie compared to 'Chanakya'. Vikramaditya, in a grey role, does a good job except in scenes where he looks lost.

Sore points:
The director seems to have been inspired by SJ Suryah.. so now you know what I am talking about.. Lots of dialogues/scenes aimed at front-benchers (I mean genuine FBs, not the ones who go front bench in a desparate attempt to see the movie). The tricks played by the good guy and the bad guy are not inspiring enough.. The so-called comedy track by Vadivelu, 'Ganja' karuppu and others is irritating. Music by Srikanth-Deva has nothing worth to write about.

Verdict:
Worth watching once.

17 comments:

UD said...

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Kris said...

Hey....raju..u r so generous to say Worth Watching once....too much....(oru vaati parkarathey torture..:-(((

ada-paavi!!!! said...

raju unglukku romba periya manasu, inda padam ellam worth watching once-a?

NaiKutti said...

enna raju... ungalluku tharala manasu pole irruku?? (enna mathiri, i can watch almost any movie for once!! except for some crap ones like "Relax"-- the madhavan abbas movie, a remake i guess)... neenga worth watching once nu solringa aana kris and vatsan parkave pakathe nu solranga...

Vanathi said...

Good review...

ada-paavi!!!! said...

raju hope ur dharala manasu also extends to taggin ppl :)(n not tag em)

visithra said...

Lol at vatsan - err ippo pakkava pakkavehndama?

Diwali release ohnum pakale

Raju said...

Arun, Thennavan is alrady maintaining a good Indiblogger site.. why another? anyway, sometimes this weekend I will visit your site..
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Kris and Vatsan, generous ellam illey.. honest opinion.. Have you seen the movie?
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Karthik, hahahaha.. I wont say "worth watching once" unless the movie has something in it.. I liked this movie for its fast pace and Srikanth. (Muruga Muruga Muruga)..

Raju said...

Vanathi, err? mmm.. thanks..
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Vatsan, hahaha.. enna, innum kobam thaniyalai pola? Dharala manasu irundha last time 7X7-kkey ungalai tag panniyiruppenn.. Yaan petra inbam peruga indha vaiyagam.. :-)
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Vis, I saw all the three diwali releases.. Each of them had their own + and - .. IMHO, Bambara Kannaley was marginally better than Sivakasi and Majaa... in a relative sense, I liked this movie

tt_giant said...

somehow i hoped namitha would wed the hero.. saniyan.. arti agarwal looks like a kezha bolt..

TamilPonnu said...

R- Good, Thanks for the heads up!!

After I run out of tamil, telugu, and hindi padam, I'll surely watch Pambara kannalae- (((FFWD all the way.. )))
Joot was pretty bad!

Raju said...

Deepak, hahaha.. innum Namitha-philia vidalaiya?

By the way they showed the 'mayilaragu' scenes, I knew who is made for whom.. LOL on 'kezha bolt'.. Hope we dont get to see her anymore..
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Tamilponnu, I still have to get a feel of your taste, before commenting on whether you will like it or not..

Nitin said...

i heard it was a good movie, and heard good things of srikanth's acting, but i saw the thirai vimarsanam of the movie, and wasn't greatly impressed.he tries to be funny, but he is too energetic i guess, and it gets irritating. i dont know,i try to like srikanth,i know he tries hard, but his acting doesn't impress me that much, i think he did OK in kanna kandaen, but then prithiviraj stole the spotlight in that movie. heh, yeah, arti agarwal doesn't look that great, i actually heard that namitha has reduced a lot of weight on the subway diet. umm, i wish i was in india, they have more vegetarian menu in subway than here.

Raju said...

Nitin, yeah, Srikanth has tried to be funny and high-energetic at the sametime, and IMHO, it has worked.. we get to see a different srikanth here.. Namitha has taken up Subway diet and has shred off some crucial kilos, but that must have happened after this movie.. Several film personalities and VIPs like the subway menu, it seems..

Anonymous said...

so what does kannaley mean in english...was a family name and im curious

Raju said...

Anon, LOL.. Kannaley means 'By/with/through eyes'.. I think you got this question after watching the movie on Sunday.. am I rite?

oldscrounger said...

RAJU....ITS A FAMILY SURNAME. WE WERE ALWAYS TOLD IRISH BUT CANT TRACE TO IRELAND.