Ali’s Wedding Review – Ali’s Wedding is an English movie produced in Australia. The movie revolves around a Iranian family settled in Australia. Ali the youngest son in the family tells a lie due to social pressure and the events that the lie leads to is the rest of the movie.
The movie starts off on a empty field that leads to a vineyard where a guy in a groom costume is driving a stolen tractor to get to the airport but is chased by cops. The beginning certainly gives the taste of what you can expect. From then on it is a roller coaster ride of fun. You get a glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of the Iranian family. The movie overall has a very funny tone and deals how simple expectations from life can alter the way one can lead life. It also has a satirical take on how rest of the world views people from middle-east. Even the deportation scene from the US is hilarious.
The family values have striking similarity with Asian families and this lets you connect with the movie very well. The movie also takes a dig at how the old systems and beliefs are altered based on convenience in a most comical way.
High Points: The simplistic plot of the movie, the screenplay of the movie, the comic sequences, performances by Osamah Sami, Helena Sawires and Don Hany.
Low Points: There is not many low points in this movie.
If you love movies with comedy of errors plot then Ali’s Wedding is a perfect movie for you. It has all the ingredients that make it a very good comedy film. Overall it is a well made movie that is simple, naive and also emotionally connects well. The movie is on Netflix . Do watch it.
Parandhu Sella Vaa Trailer – Parandhu Sella Vaa is a Tamil romantic comedy film set to be released in 2016. The movie released their audio and trailer last week in Singapore. A befitting event for a movie that has been shot in Singapore.
During my childhood days my dad took me to the Tamil movie Ulagam Suttrum Valiban. He wanted me to experience the visuals of foreign locations on a big screen. I was definitely thrilled by it. The trailer of Paranthu Sella Vaa reminded me of that feeling.
The movie is directed by Dhanapal Padmanabhan after his successful first outing with Krishnaveni Panjaalai. The trailer has some witty dialogues and establishes what we can expect from the movie. What impressed me most was the visuals of Singapore. The trailer opens with a beautiful top view of Singapore Flyer and transitions to the same scene lit in the night. This visual spectacle continues through the trailer. It promises to be a visual treat.
The music is composed by Joshua Sridhar. We haven’t seen much from this talented music composer after Kaadhal. This seems to be marking his comeback with his forte of romantic songs.
The cast ensemble is impressive for the genre. With RJ Balaji, Satish and Karunakaran it should have enough to be a rib-tickler. The main protagonist is Luthfudeen (son of actor Nasser). We are seeing him onscreen after his role in Saivam. Aishwarya Rajesh plays the female lead. Addition ofNarelle Kheng a popular artist from Singapore band adds more color to already colorful cast.
It has been quite a while where a foreign location has been a significant part in a Tamil movie. This trend is picking up again with movies like Parandhu Sella Vaa and Kabali shot in Singapore and Malaysia. I am looking forward to a visual spectacle combined with some good humor in Parandhu Sella Vaa. If you haven’t watched the trailer watch it now and share your opinions in the comments section.
Thattathin Marayathu – is a Malayalam romance drama released in 2012. A Hindu boy living in Kerala falls in love with a Muslim girl. Were they able to get together in life is the plot of Thattathin Marayathu.
Thattathin Marayathu means “behind the veil”. A very apt title for the movie as it is related to the beauty of the lady behind the veil. A very well-known plot of an Indian romance movie, yet the movie is enjoyable for the way it has been presented, the characters are sketched and the sequences are tied together. The nativity of Malabar area is captured well and people from that area would be able to relate to the movie and its location better. Nivin Pauly and Aju Varghese have delivered a very convincing performance for director Vineeth Srinivasan. One of the big positives for the movie is that the scenes are very realistic and sketched with a feel good factor in it. If you are a fan of feel good romantic entertainers this one is a must watch for you.
Raanjhanaa (Amibkapathy – Tamil) – A local boy in Varanasi falls in love with a Muslim girl since his childhood… Soon he finds rest of his life, aspirations, dreams, love, pain everything limited to her (Bas Tum Tak…!)
Anand L Rai has given a very good story that is just not limited to a puppy love story. The first half of the movie is colorful and enjoyable, the cinematographer Natarajan Subramaniam brings the lively colors of Varanasi in front of your eyes… the second half of the movie has a serious tone and through the journey of Kundan and Zoya the director takes you through the current political affairs in the country. Love prevails in the end and stays immortal. Dhanush is a very appropriate selection for the movie and has essayed his character very well, Tamil audiences might have watched this in many of his movies. Abhay Deol is charismatic in the portion he plays. Anand hasn’t let any star cast over shadow the plot and the screen play but has the story lead the way all through. The life and soul for the movie is A.R Rahman’s musical score. Raajhanna would make you laugh, cry and think. It is a wholesome entertainer that will keep you engaged throughout… Go for it!
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Ayan Mukerji’s movie after his critically acclaimed Wake up Sid is a feel good entertainer. In his previous movie he has used the plot and the story line to move things however in his new outing he has relied heavily upon on the star value of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The movie is a package of well blended commercial elements of love, friendship, father son relationship, sentiments. There is never a dull moment in the movie which makes it a pleasant watch… but there is something missing on the whole when compared to Wake Up Sid, probably as I had said too much reliance on the star value of the lead actors might be the one. In the end it turns out to be a typical movie from the K Jo’s banner which keeps you entertained throughout. If you are in mood for a feel good romantic movie you would enjoy this.
PS: I had read some reviews with comparison to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Chahta Hai… I would strongly recommend you not to do that as that would set your expectations very high and might disappoint you… Just go an watch it with an open mind 🙂