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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya - Suffering from Love

Karthik, a mechanical engineer, aspiring to become a filmmaker. Jesse, a mallu Christian, has a strict but lovable Dad, a ferocious brother and a big family. Karthik and his family rent Jesse's father's house, which leads to living upstairs and downstairs. Karthik sees Jesse in a sexy blue saree and falls in love (oops.. gets hit by her love) at first sight. He tries to woo her and she definitely notices it; he confides his love one day and she leaves to her native without any answer. He goes there and pretends that he has come to apologize. They decide to take it from there, as friends, but Karthik is pretty sure about what he wants. They are on-off and on-off, on-off and do they live happily ever after, is what Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya (VTV) is all about.

Romance in its traditional form. It is a very simple story. All love stories begin and end in almost the same way. So, what's the difference between a normal love story and VTV?

Well, the answer is Gowtham Menon and A.R.Rahman.

If one says that Gowtham directs Tamil movies with the half the dialogues in English, well, he acknowledges and accepts it with a line in the movie. He depicts a classy house, exotic locations, rich photography and a slow pace as usual. Thiss time, Rahman has added his grandeur to the scintillating music.

For a change, Simbhu and Trisha have actually performed. Applauses for that. Jesse's characterization is fantastic. Its not difficult to understand her, because, Karthiks and Jesses live amongst us. The emphasis is on the grim reality. It is about practical psychology (that is biology driven) , about how a boy and girl fall for one another and how they handle it. One actually suffers from Love. To make it work or to get over it lies in the hands of the sufferer. In the end, the boy and the girl may differ in what they want but they are equally strong about it. This is the gist of what I saw in the movie.

The sidekicks have little scope to perform and have done a good job. The guy who is Karthik's confidant does the tickling part. Gowtham has proven that he doesn't need a Santhanam or Vivek or Vadivel to sell his movie. The lone action sequence is realistic. Apt dialogues with a mix of English that adds to the slang of youth today. K.S.Ravikumar has come in at the right times and played himself, and that is a plus point. Chinmayi, who has dubbed for Trisha has emoted, as if she is the actress.

Rahman has simply created magic with his swaying background score. Right from the titles (that are beautifully put up), till the credits, it was goosebumps all the way. Hosanna, Mannipaaya and Aaromale can't have better timings in the screenplay. Hosanna was an electrifying experience and I was definitely on floatation when Mannipaaya was playing. Aaromale was my pick of the album, right from the day I listened to the songs. It is placed in a situation which has either been so very well explained or absolutely top notch imagination. Thamarai's lyrics go along very well. Great job. I sincerely pray that this Rahman-Gowtham combo should continue and keep going. I can't imagine seeing another Gowtham's movie without Rahman's music.

To sum up, Gowtham has proven that he has class. If at least in a small corner of your heart, exists traces of love, VTV is a must watch.

If you are in a relationship, please go and see it with your partner. If you are trying to woo someone, well, PLEASE take her with you (even if you have to do it at gun-point) and watch it together. :P Music fans, well, you'll enjoy the most. Catch it fast.

However, I should give you a warning. "Patience must"

PS:
@Chennai people: The Devi Screen of Devi Cineplex is simply mind blowing. Try to book your seats in the center group of seats. Really worth it!!

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Navneeth R said...

Probably the 1st movie in a long time we have both have the same view ... Awesome movie ...

shaam said...

Hmm.. nice one.. and i dont think "Patience must" some one who understands the film doesnt require that..

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

I heard the movie is plain suffering for 3 hours?

sundar said...
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Chiju said...

@Navneeth
True man!!! I can't wait to watch it again! Lucky Dog!!! You id alreadY! :)

Chiju said...

@shaam
True man... I din need patience.. but many might!!!
@Vibushan
Well.. This is my personal opinion.. Knowing little about your taste, I can assure u.. u'll like this movie... :)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...
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Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

funny.. coz someone told me the exact opposite.. that 'knowing your taste, you will NOT like this movie' :D

Chiju said...

@Vibushan
Well... Thats for you to figure out.. Cannot risk to challenge... at least in your case! :P

Navneeth R said...

@vibu ... have you watched (500) days of summer ... if yes ... ul like it .... If not ... evn then ,. ul like it ...

Chiju said...

@Navneeth
Ejjactly!

Raghul said...

when will the dvd be out?? no tamil movies here!! :( :( hope the story isnt similar to (500) days of summer!!

vk said...

Awesome movie!

$ph!nX said...

This movie rocks... To the core.. And I'm in awe at the way Rahman(not Gautham) takes the movie.. My God! Aaaaromalae... phew.... Chiju.. Rahman really is... Scintillating..

Chiju said...

Reg Rahman - Welcome to the club! :P
And you went home by 12:45 and saw the movie fully and went to sleep by 4 is it????? Amazing! :P

Vibushan L Narayan said...

@Whoever left office by 12:45 then saw the movie and then slept by 4.

Amazing to know how much torture you can endure in one day. The final item in that list should be crucifixion. :P :D ;)

$ph!nX said...

@ Vibu... You can't be crucified twice can you?? :D

Vibushan L Narayan said...

@Aneesh
good one :D but after watching certain movies.. I think you can be :D literally and metaphorically :)

Kanz said...

'Ulagathile evalo ponnunga irundha.. njan yen Jessiye love panne'

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