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THAMIRABHARANI - Gore Unlimited.

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Manjureddy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Manjureddy

    Manjureddy Gold IL'ite

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    Some of the new film makers in Tamil have got this funny idea that if they place the story in a real town, deglamourise the actors and supply dozens of swords, sickles and knives to everyone around, then the film will be hailed for Realism and Mann-Vaasanai. Thamirabharani is another in that line. And the only Vaasanai we get is the stench of blood and gore.

    Story is same old one about two families with long running rivalry caused by a possessive, rich, spoilt woman. It takes a while for us to figure out how the various characters are related. There are so many people calling each other by all sorts of names: Mama, Chittappa, Attai, Atha, Achi, periappa, mapillai.

    The younger generation ( one boy here, one girl there) tries to unite the families by getting hitched. But before that , a whole lot of confusion. Not only among the characters, but among the audience and within the director too ! Nobody knows where the story is heading, why people are pounding each other, who says what and why.
    And to top it all, the hero and heroine can't seem to decide if they are in love or not. In scene one she loves him, he loves her not, in scene two he loves her, she loves him not, in scene three both say they were only doing the families good; and the most infuriating part comes towards the end where two fellows keep saying "you take her, no, you take her "as though she were ice-candy, and nobody , not even her parents, have the decency to ask her what she wants.

    Vishal looks the part. And acts well too. And Prabhu, all rolly-polly
    like a cute teddy bear, is the long suffering husband, patiently waiting for his runaway bride to come home. Senior actress Nadia looks regal and dignified, but does not quite fit into the small town or rural ambience. But she looks more beautiful than her "daughter", the debutant heroine. Maybe thats why the lecherous villain pounces on the mother and not on the nubile daughter !

    There are lots of logic- gaps , the songs are so-so. The comedy is pathetic.

    Masala film, but with some ingredients that have gone stale.

    Manjula
     
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  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    What unmitigated woe!

    We (my husband's family) are from Tirunelveli and Thamirabharani is as scared as Ganga to us. FIL insists that the hallowed waters of Tbharani impart the special taste to Tveli halwa.

    Needless to say, he was shell shocked on seeing this movie.
     
  3. sunkan

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    hey vidya,
    it is sacred i suppose the scared give a new twist to ur msg...sorry da dont feel bad...regards sunkan
     
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    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks Sunkan for pointing it out. I did mean 'sacred' and 'scared' was a typo. Careless me! I suppose it did give a new twist to my mssg.

    And Sunkan, this post of your made sense. Sorry,no offence meant from me too.

    regards
    Vidya
     
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    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Manjula,
    I must say you have a very good knack of analysing a movie.....i liked what u wrote abt POI....and i enjoyed this too! I also feltthe same , and you forgot to add taht, how come they are all in the neighboring cities or villages and no one ha stold Vishal abt Prabhu and Nadia 's relation....wow has gossip gone away from our villages!:wink:
    And not to mention the toe ring.....i already started telling my hubby , come on wear this.....and he was saying after 20 years of married life you want to torture me more with this on my toe , that too inside the shoe! ( i myself have taken it off, and only were it in summer for fashion) ....:-D
    Anyway. ....i am enjoying your sense of humour in the sarcasm, so keep it up....awaiting more such reviews!
     
  6. Manjureddy

    Manjureddy Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Sudha
    I found that Toe-ring thing so funny becos, I had never heard of male toerings before this movie. I have only seen men wearing noserings in some tribes.

    Now that there is talk of retrosexual look for men, do you think if someone informed the right quarters, a fashion fad for toerings can be started ? :mrgreen:As it is, men are jangling around with loads of jewelry dripping from where ever possible ( eyebrows, lips, navels eeeeeK !) so why not a toering , eh ?

    Manjula-pondering-possibilities.
     
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