The extra Tamil movies I watch, the extra satisfied I grow to be that lots of administrators appear to imagine half their job is completed in the event that they come up with a “distinctive” title for the movie. This week’s launch, Ghajinikanth, is one such.
Santhosh’s comedy (and I am being beneficiant right here) is the remake of the Telugu movie Bhale Bhale Magodivoy. I regarded up the Telugu movie, questioning if it was made within the ’80s or ’90s however apparently, it was launched simply three years in the past. So, we’ve got a hero who will get simply distracted from performing duties and even discovering routes – but it surely by no means happens to him to set reminders or verify Google maps when driving. These round him do not consider this both. In the event you consider this have to be as a result of he does not have a telephone, you could not be extra mistaken. He has one, with a ringtone that goes ‘Kya re settingah?’ each 5 minutes.
Rajinikanth (Arya) is born when his dad and mom go to look at Dharmathin Thalaivan. In true Tamil cinema model, the infant is born earlier than the mom can have a self-respecting contraction. It is throughout in three minutes and Rajinikanth has arrived on the planet. However he additionally has the attribute that one of many famous person‘s characters in Dharmathin Thalaivan had – he’s forgetful (‘Ghajini’ comes from the Suriya movie, “impressed” by Memento). Even when you forgive that absurd premise, Ghajinikanth makes for a tiring watch.
Within the famous person movie, his forgetfulness was exploited in a number of hilarious circumstances. In Ghajinikanth, all of it boils down as to whether he can get the woman. And who’s the woman? How is she launched? Why, she’s serving to youngsters who’re holding smiley boards cross the highway! Remarkably unique. Not.
The cliches do not cease there within the love saga between Vandhana (a plastic Sayyessha who involves life solely when she dances) and Rajinikanth. Each drained trope in Tamil cinema plus a couple of borrowed from TV serials (the make-up and unbearably dramatic background rating, particularly) finds its solution to the plot. That is Santhosh’s try and make a ‘clear U’ movie after Hara Hara Mahadevaki and Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kutthu and he goes about doing it with heartwarming “household–pleasant” sequences that blatantly insult “picchakarans”, “velakkaris” and many others.
Arya tries to carry up the present gamely however with such poorly written characters (the rowdy cop-villain has my deepest sympathy), there’s treasured little he can do. There are some old style comedy scenes which evoke feeble laughter – or maybe it is as a result of I gave in after sitting so grimly for a lot of the movie – however the remainder of it’s a mess of obvious plot-holes, flat jokes, dangerous enhancing and outlandish sentiments. Think about, we’re all presupposed to shed tears as a result of the hero arrives to provide the heroine a sponge bathtub when she has excessive fever (however nonetheless seems like a model).
Maybe the perfect factor one can say about Ghajinikanth is that we are able to take a leaf out of the hero’s e book and rapidly search for a distraction that may make us overlook all about having watched it.
- Arya as Rajinikanth Aka Ghajinikanth
- Sayyeshaa Saigal as Vandhana
- Mukul Dev as Rana
- Kaali Venkat
- Sampath Raj