Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kuchelan The Film



I find that there have been several discussions and views and points and counterpoints being made about the film....Good, if not great...but , let us be clear on what this film is.....a film on Friendship , a film on how a person can stay simple even when he has reached giddy heights , a film of a person who does not forget his past and a film of a simple village barber who does not feel like using old friends to relieve his difficulties, especially economic ones.
Many ask this question , will it be like the malayalam Original.??? WHY , why this comparison....was Ghajini like Memento , was Avvai Shanmukhi like Mrs.Doubtfire....these are irrelevant questions and comparisons....both these Tamil Films were by themselves terrific entertainers and that is what counts...P.Vasu is a great one for adapting stuff to suit the STAR.....in this case a REAL SUPERSTAR....We should never compare and ask , if the Tamil film is "as good" as the original etc..is this film entertaining ? that is the question one should ask.Many said that Chandramukhi was not as "good" as the Malayalam original Manichiththirathaazh...I am not going to get into that arguement , if you want to see Fazil's version, please see the Original.....It is like saying that we have had Valmiki,Kambar.Thulasidas,and many others including Rajaji and now Ashok Banker writing the story of Lord Rama....so now which is better??
I believe that P.Vasu is a Director who is Producer Friendly, Artiste friendly and Audience friendly...he will not strain any of them beyond a point.He will ensure that justice is done to all. I want all those who talk of "will it be like the malayalam film?' to Please refrain from comparisons....THIS FILM WILL BE A GREAT ENTERTAINER, focus on fine values and do much for the Tamil Film Industry. P.Vasu knows how to handle the Superstar...he will not ask a Lion to pull a bullock Cart....Will it be like Basha or Annamalai or Mannan....well, each of these films were so totally different from one another...Annamalai the Milkman was totally different from Manickam the Auto driver while Mannan was "Taming of the Shrew"....I know what has been done and I can boldly say that there is good fun, frolic,sentiment and a super message in the film...This will be a movie enjoyed by not just the fans of Superstar but any one who has ever had a dear friend in life. Believe me that the Superstar has done a splendid job in the last reel, what an actor....Kudos...for I am seeing the actor in him emerge after a long time of being overshadowed by the Star.Indeed he has not acted but lived the role.....

10 comments:

MR VINOD said...

SUPERB ARTICLE ABT OUR SUPER STAR...I AGREE..THIS MOVIE WILL BE A GREAT HIT...LIKE ALL OF HIS MOVIES...HE IS THE BEST !
WE LOVE THE BOSS !

SUBRA
KUALA LUMPUR

pradeep said...

Though we have forced Rajini to do masala movies we do not mind movie like kuselan once in a while. But we love his masala movies and believe me it is easy to do art movies as you can show variations.B ut in masala movie the theme is always same-hero always good man villan the bad man, hero initially loses to villan and then bounces back etc.T o make people flock the theaters is the power of Rajini who is a blessed person

Pran Kurup said...

Interesting. Nice to see that you find the time to blog. Look forward to the film. I have seen the Malayalam film (and written a review about it on my blog).

Pran Kurup said...

I think all forms of films have their own set of challenges. Rajni's power (as Pradeep points out) lies in his ability to repeatedly churn out hit masalas. He has the gifted ability to entertain while still pursuing time tested masala themes.

Vidyashankara Iyer said...

That's awesome mate. Screw the guys who are in for comparisons.

You write a lot about Tamil movies, but I don't see many on your favorite lists. Don't bother, just giving you a hard time :)

Also, I wish got to be you, just for one day though. I really want a photograph next to superstar. You seem to have so many!

M Arunachalam said...

After announcement of Kuselan, I went & saw "Katha Parayumbol" & was immediately convinved that, this is a film & this is a role made for Superstar. I also knew here is a chance for superstar to show his acting skill & I am happy that you have confirmed my expectations that Superstar will give a terrific performance in the last scene.

Please continue to post & I hope to read more of your interesting posts on personalities whom you have interacted with.

Arun

r said...

Mohan

Thanks for the encouraging and positive words about the movie Kuselan.

I wish you all the very best.

RG, Dubai

j-karthikeyan said...

Hello sir,

I really like this statement "It is like saying that we have had Valmiki,Kambar.Thulasidas,and many others including Rajaji and now Ashok Banker writing the story of Lord Rama....so now which is better??"

j-karthikeyan said...

Hello sir,

I really like this statement "It is like saying that we have had Valmiki,Kambar.Thulasidas,and many others including Rajaji and now Ashok Banker writing the story of Lord Rama....so now which is better??"

Shiva said...

Hello Sir,

Nice to see more blogs from you....Its really nice thalaivar doing a movie that gives importance to friendship.....As thalaivar's words "Nalla frnds sethuko panam porul sekrathu periya vishayam illa".....This movie is goin to be a best frndship movie....Thanks for giving some hints about the movie...

Subbu

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