Discussion in 'Movies' started by rosy786, Jan 12, 2012.
Here we discuss about Nanban Movie...
Any one saw First show?
The interaction between the Hindi film industry and the Southern film industry has increased in last some years. 'Nanban', the official remake of Rajkumar Hirani's '3 Idiots' is the latest collaboration.
The inclination towards the social issues makes '3 Idiots' a difficult project to imitate. In fact one can entirely repeat the same storyline and dialogues but the soul of the film remains hidden in the core message. That's where the director Shankar will have to excel.
Shankar's last film was 'Enthiran' where he must have experienced the thrill of directing a larger than life superstar. This time too, he had three rather four big stars to handle. Shankar enjoys the back up of big studios and thus he can make film as per his choice but one thing that makes 'Nanban' distinct is its target audience.
South India is known for meritorious engineering and medical students who sacrifice their lives to crack prestigious entrance tests. It's not that they don't make it big in their chosen fields but somehow the majority of the students do so just for the sake of doing it.
This crowd is completely different than what we see in 'Rockstar' or for that matter in most of the Bollywood films. Youths with designer clothes and funky hairstyles are easier to pick than trees in these films.
The strata of the society represented in these films have a different social reality. It would be an insensible thing to degrade their problem or downsizing the severity of their problematic issues but how many of the Indians have the privilege of falling in love and feeling the pain of heartbreaks?
Probably this is the reason why '3 Idiots' was accepted in all quarters of India. Multiplexes and shopping complexes have mushroomed in metropolitans and the younger generation has shown the guts to spend big money on the articles of leisure rather say luxuries. This has helped the PR professionals to understand the true nature of the consumers and subsequently forming a well directed strategy. Their lies the actual difference because from here onwards films start to carve distinct audience base.
The makers can't avoid the tons of expectations but 'Nanban' has one plus point that it has a fixed story which is already appreciated by the audiences. Now, it's up to the makers to encash the buzz 'Nanban' has generated before its release.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer 'Nanban' can be rightly called as one of the eagerly awaited films in recent times thanks to the star value and a plot that promises difference and class. The film's tickets were all booked within record time of opening at all centers!
So what do you think about this entertainer from Shankar? This film marks director Shankar's first ever remake; do you think he has done justice to the film? Vijay as Parivendan plays a college goer who loves his course but has a different take towards life. How are Vijay, Jiiva and Srikanth as students?
Have Jiiva and Srikanth done justice to the roles reprised by Sharman Joshi and Madhavan respectively? How's Harris' background score? What about Ileana's screen presence and Sathyaraj's performance as an adamant professor?
Remakes are never an easy task. That too to do the Tamil version of a Hindi movie that not just won rave reviews but also National award is a tough work indeed. But when director Shankar is at the scheme of things, one is obvious that nothing is difficult.
Nanban, a remake of Three idiots brings together big names like Shankar, Vijay and Harris Jeyaraj. The straight question that pops up in our mind is whether the film lives up to the original. Indeed yes would be the answer. An entertainment in another level is Nanban. The movie speaks of flaws in our educational system in a lighter vein. In other words, it a mass movie from Shankar but without big noise. It is a different movie for both Shankar and Vijay.
Check out the Tamil Movie Review - 'Nanban'
It is all about one man's intelligence in exposing the flaws of our educational system. A campus story with characters speaking on friendship, love and laughter. Venkatramakrishnan (Srikanth), Sevalkodi Senthil (Jeeva) and Panchavan Parivendan (Pari) (Vijay), are three engineering students who share the same room in their college.
Venki is studying engineering to pursue his father's wishes over his own wish. Senthil studies to raise his family's fortunes and get them out of poverty. On the other hand, Pari studies for simple passion in machines and devices. Pari is admirable and adrable character who believes that memorising definitions or doing what professors say won't benefit. He understands things and puts them to practice and achieves success in studies. He is more a practical man.
The principal of the college Virumandi Santhanam aka Virus (Sathyaraj) has ideas in total contrast to Pari. He loves other student Srivatsan (Silencer), who memories his lessons and gets good colours.
Pari comes across daughter of Virus Riya (Illeana) and falls for her.For Virus, Pari and his two friends is mere stupid’s. Thanks to Pari, both Venki and Senthil study well. Pari pass out in flying colours. Meanwhile Pari's heroics, wins him the adulation of all around. Pari helps his friends achieve their dreams. But after exams, Pari disappears. Venki and Senthil with Riya in the company begin their search for Pari. What they encounter in their search shocks them. Did they succeed in their mission or not forms the climax?
A mass hero like Vijay to do such a role needs amazing guts. A man with great brains, he does all things in a casual manner. Vijay seems to have got under the skin of the character to excel. What more he looks trim fit and fine for the role of a student. Jeeva and Srikanth give him good company. Jeeva looks bubbly and energetic and Srikanth replicates what Maddy did in the original. Ileana is impressive and gets a meaty role to do while Sathyaraj as strict professor and Sathyan in a comical role impresses. A cameo by S J Suryah and Anuya worth a watch.
Shankar strength lies i giving a technically-rich film. So is Nanban. VTV fame Manoj Paramahamsa's soft lens captures campus life in beautiful colours.
Crisp editing by Anthony adds beauty while Harris Jeyaraj's songs are foot-tapping especially Asku Laska and En Frienda Pola. Shankar's swift screenplay specializing making changes that suit Tamil audience is amazing. There are no dull moments in the movie that makes it am engaging fare.
A winner is already in Shankar's hands in the form of Three idiots. He seems to have made it crisply to suit Tamil audience. He has not made any big changes to the script and struck to the original. With Vijay underplaying his emotions and the star cast around playing their part well, Nanban ends up a sweet friend who you love to meet in your life daily.
* Shankar's direction
* Vijay's screen presence
* Loaded with humour
* Predictable storyline
Mark - 3.5 /5
Chennai: `Nanban`, the Tamil remake of Bollywood blockbuster `3 Idiots` starring Vijay, Jeeva and Srikanth is all set to hit the silver screen this Friday. The comic flick that revolves round three thick friends has been directed by ace filmmaker Shankar and has already taken Tamil Nadu by storm!
It is a double whammy for Tamil superstar Vijay’s fans, for they will get to celebrate Pongal and also watch their idol sizzle the big screen as Panchavan Parivendan aka Pari in the Tamil adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Five Point Someone’.
The ticket booking counters were flocked by diehard fans even before the release of the film. Reportedly, all the tickets got sold within few hours of opening.
Harris Jayaraj has composed the music for the film and his compositions have thoroughly enthralled the audiences.
The film will see Vijay essaying the role played by Aamir in the film while Jeeva and Srikanth will be portraying the characters essayed by Madhavan and Sharman Joshi respectively. And veteran actor Sathyaraj will be playing Boman Irani’s character.
We are sure Vijay’s fans would be earnestly waiting to watch the film!
The tickets of Shankar's Nanban, which is a remake of blockbuster Hindi film 3 Idiots (which was adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat), sold all the tickets within few hours of the opening.
The film is a comedy entertainer which narrates the life story of three Engineering students. In the film, Vijay will appear as the unorthodox genius Rancchod Das, which was played by Aamir Khan. Jiiva and Srikanth will appear as the naïve Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi, which were played by Madhavan and Sharman Joshi respectively. Sathyan will play the role of Chatur (Omi Vaidya), while Ileana D'Cruz will appear in the role played by Kareena Kapoor, and Sathyaraj will appear as professor Virus, which was played by Boman Irani. The movie will be released in Telugu as 3 Rascals. The film is produced by Gemini Film Circuit and Harris Jayaraj is the music director.
Vijay's Nanban is a Pongal treat for his fans and the film will hit screens tomorrow (January 12, 2012).
One thing all those who have seen 3 Idiots were curious to know was who would play Chatur's role in the Tamil remake, Nanban. More than the three heroes, it was Omi Vaidya, who played Chatur, who walked away with all the applause in the Hindi film.
It is the little known comedian, Sathyan, who has hitherto worked only as a side-kick to well-known comedians, who plays Chatur (Srivatsan in Tamil) in Nanban.
In a rare interview, Sathyan talks to Shobha Warrier about how he landed the role and how it has changed things for him.
How did this role come to you?
I had heard that Shankar Sir was remaking 3 Idiots in Tamil but never imagined that I would be in the film. I got a call from Shankar Sir's office to come for an audition. I asked for which role and I was told it was the role of Chatur, who made that famous speech at the college function.
I couldn't believe my ears. Chatur has as much importance as the hero!
Had you seen 3 Idiots?
Yes, I had seen the film after many people said it was a good entertainer. I enjoyed it though I don't understand a single word of Hindi.
Had Shankar lost his thinking capabilities or what?
Why cant he make his own script?
Nothing as such.
He gave an explantion for making this remake movie during audio release function.
During Endiran shooting, the entire crew was waiting for permission to shoot in the Poona highway, but they couldn't get the permission itseems.
Ended up wasting one day.
Having all these stress, the entire crew went to watch 3 idiots.
And Shankar said, within few mins he forgot about all the stress/tension about Endiran shooting and he enjoyed 3 idiots.
He said, 3 idiots was a stress buster and hence he wanted to reach the same story line to Tamil audience.
I am sure Shankar would do justice to the movie, he said he hasn't changed any story line and its same to same copy, but added one more extra song ....
BUt not sure how the movie is about 3 hrs and 10 mins.
exactly puni naanum antha audio release pathenappadiyae oppikireengalae ( i too watched the audio release, u r producing it well) just kidding