Kaara Short Film Teaser
The team that has given short film Bhoo and created the soundtrack for ECL marathon is coming up with their next Tamil short film Kaara. The movie features Pooja, sister of Sai Pallavi in the lead role.
The teaser definitely creates the appetite for an interesting ride. The initial shots of the bike establish the fact that this is going to be based on a road trip. The bold girl has a company on her ride, an old man. Kathir is playing the role of an old man.
The movie does an attempt of sending out a message of living one’s life on their own terms regardless of the outcome. The dialogue from the trailer “Life la enna vena nadakalam, ennava irundhalum parava illai” gives a glimpse of what to expect.
You can watch the teaser here and share your views.
Munneriva Single Track – End Child Labour
ECL marathon event was held in Coimbatore on the 12th of June with a cause to end child labour. As part of the marathon a single song “Munneriva” was produced by Jeevitha Rajendran and Rajendran Shivalingam. The song was written and directed by Ajith.
Recently the single track and the video song was released in Coimbatore film and media club organized by Fusion media and entertainment.
Legendary director K. Bhagyaraj sir released the single track and addressed the gathering. He noted that he was surprised by the team’s effort to produce this song with a tight budget and short schedule. He lauded the efforts of the team.
The song effectively captures the freedom of children from the social of child labour and highlights the beauty of the free spirit. Child Labour is still a social evil despite many measures put down by the government. The change lies within each of us to end it.
Kudos to the young team for pulling this together in a short span of time and creating a track that calls for action for a social cause. Watch the video song below and share your comments with the team. Looking forward to more such efforts from the team in coming days.
Produced By: Jeevitha Rajendran and Rajendran Shivalingam
Written and Directed By: Ajith
Music: Sumesh Kumar
Singers: Inzamam ul Haq, Abhishek Iyer, Kaaja
Bhoo Short Film – Boo is a Tamil Short film released in 2015. The central plot of the movie deals with the fear of a young man Kathir regarding the presence of Ghost.
The short film Bhoo deals with the Horror comedy genre. The movie starts with an unfortunate death of four people. Meet the hero Kathir who suffers from Phasmophobia. There has been a lot of time taken to establish the character of Kathir through a series of incidents. The team has also put together a song sequence which introduces the protagonist. The song combined with the list of establishing shots makes the introduction a bit lengthier. However once, the story reaches the main plot about few friends ending up in the house haunted by the ghost it gets back on track. This portion of the movie is done well with the limited resources the team has had.
High Points: For me the entire sequence in the house involving the ghost has been the most interesting part of the movie. This combined with a twist, in the end, makes it an interesting watch. Having a music video for a short film is yet another high.
Low Points: The Team has tried their best to bring a good movie with limited resources. The only low point is the length of the movie which could have been shorter.
Overall Bhoo is a good attempt at the horror comedy genre. The end with a twist definitely makes it a good watch. But for the length of the movie Bhoo has a lot to offer for its audience. Kudos to director Ajith and team. Best wishes for their next venture.
Worth a Watch
You can watch the full short film here
The team also went the professional way of promoting the movie with a promo song combined with an audio launch at Spathagiri hall in Coimbatore. The team organized a ticketed show at RR Grand auditorium on September 27, 2015 which was a well-participated event. These are good signs for the upcoming short film market.
Post the short film release the team has also released the making video which is funny and at the same time highlights some of the challenges the team has gone through in making the movie.
Vedalam Review – Vedalam is a Tamil action drama released in 2015. Ganesh comes to Calcutta with his sister to give her admission into a prestigious art institute. He leads a simple life and is a pleasant company to many. But there is untold dark side to him, not known to others.
The hero is so good and straight forward person you suspect something is going to break. Something breaks and exposes a contrasting personality within him. Now you try to justify the contrasting badass personality by giving a purpose to it and then you want to see the hero win. This is a tried and tested formula for many commercial movies. Baasha being the one which started it all. Then we had seen many movies which were wannabe Baasha’s. Vedalam is one to be added to the list that is entirely banking upon Ajith’s stardom.
The movie has some interesting sequences in parts and it is enjoyable during those sequences. But then the movie falls into the trap of lack of direction, with some cliched emotional drama coming rescue making it an average affair. Ajith’s screen presence is a big strength for the movie. The initial sequences in Kolkatta are enjoyable. The most enjoyable portion of the movie is the character of Vedalam which appears in the flashback. Ajith has changed his body language and dialogue delivery which has worked out well. Lakshmi Menon has a significant role in the movie. Shruthi Hassan just adds in glamour quotient and just becomes the reason for Ajith revealing the flashback.
High Points: Ajith’s screen presence, The characterization of Vedalam, Comedy sequences
Low Points: High voltage emotional drama which looks cliched. The entire climax sequence looks too easy for Ajith compared to the introduction the Villain had.
Overall Vedalam suffers from the common phenomenon of all the mass entertainers of falling into ordinary cliches. This movie is still watchable for Ajith’s performance. Unless you are a hardcore Ajith fan you might enjoy watching this when played on TV.
Wait for DVD/TV
Scarface – is an American crime drama released in 1983. Tony Montana, a criminal in Cuba arrives to the United States along with the Cuban refugees. He becomes part of a criminal gang and rises to power due to his arrogant, aggressive and brutal attitude.
Although the movie has been shot in 1983 it is still one of the best gangster movies. Right from the start till the finish you see street fights, gang wars and shootouts. Al Pacino has set a great role model for any gangster role in movies that would be made. Many of Indian gangster movies have been influenced by this one. The recent one is Billa 2 starring Ajith. As the movie progresses you could see a remarkable transition in Al Pacino’s character, mannerisms and style. All these have become iconic now. If you love gangster movies this one is a must watch. Strictly not for kids for the violence it has.
Veeram – is a Tamil Action Drama released in 2013. Vinayagam is a village don who lives with his five brothers. Together they stand for truce and believe in violence to bring about justice. Vinayagam falls in love with a girl whose father is also a head of a village but believes in non-violence as a mode for seeking justice. How does this conflict resolve, Did Vinayagam marry the girl he loves forms the plot of Veeram.
It is yet another movie that is written banking on the star value of Ajith. Director Siva known for his commercial masala pot boiler has not deviated from his comfort zone. The plot would remind of you of umpteen movies you had already seen in the past. Murattu Kaalai, Vaanathai pola, the recent remake of Murattu Kaalai. There is nothing new in this one either. At one point of time you feel the movie is heading towards the conflict between violence and non-violence to win a war. But it does nothing and has tried to bank on the commercial elements. On the whole Veeram is much of a forgettable affair. You wouldn’t miss much.
Can skip it
Arrambam – is a Tamil Action Thriller released in 2013. The movie is an adaptation of the English movie Swordfish. Ashok (Ajith) employs a skillful hacker Arjun (Arya) against his will to hack into highly secured networks. Arjun learns Ashok is behind the bomb blast in the city and also witnesses him killing multiple people. He tips off the police to get Ashok arrested… Was Arjun able to escape from Ashok? Why is Ashok killing people, planting bombs and hacking systems? – is the rest of the plot.
The entire script sails on the mass value of Ajith. The movie starts promisingly and definitely engages audience to a larger extent. However the flash back has been made into an emotional drama to justify the actions of the protagonist. In an effort to make the movie a commercial pot boiler Director Vishnuvardhan misses to tie the loop holes in the screenplay. He seemed to have been desperate in connecting strongly with the audience and has employed the ploy which had been used successfully in many movies. The elaborate climax fight scene defies the logic of an average movie goer.
What you would like: Ajith’s screen presence, star cast, action sequences and the social message.
What you would hate: Drag in the screenplay, unwanted melodrama to justify the actions and overuse logic defying sequences.
Overall the movie has been made for the Diwali audience who are generally more forgiving than usual. This is a movie where you should not think too much and might make a decent watch when aired on TV.
Wait for TV/DVD – for the star cast