Saturday, April 28, 2007

Unnale Unnale - Sluggish Love story

"Unnale Unnale" - I told my mom when she asked "Enna kutti [ya thats me!!] intha padam nalla irukka nalla illayane therialla.. vera padam poirukalamla??", during the ride back from the theatre which usually would be filled with debate and comments on that particular film which never happened during yesterday's ride back home ( April 27, 2007) . This happens only between myself and my mom. My dad, a poor man never likes movies.Good for him.

Karthik (Vinay), is a fun loving and a playful lad who flirts with every second girl who crosses his path. He is sent on work to Melbourne where he meets his ex-lover Jhansi (Sada). They previously fall in love with each other in Chennai but drift away when they find that they are not made for each other. Jhansi is an extremely possessive, always suspicious, introvert,who is basically old fashioned. There is this bubbly girl Deepika (Tanisha) whom Karthik meets on his flight to Australia who plays cupid after realizing how deeply they still love each other but Deepika slowly falls in love with him, complicating matters. The stubborn and at the same time lovelorn Jhansi is not willing to open up and sort out issues and her hidden fears makes things worse. Do the mismatched lovers unite?

Why a stupid,slow and i-try-to-innovate kinda screen play for such a simple story?? I bet , in the recent past , Tamil film industry has never seen a more irky screenplay. Jeeva (screenplay,Cinematography,Direction) sees a lot of English and Hindi movies for sure. He slipped "Sliding Doors" in 12 B,his debut and in this movie he has made use of some celebrated scenes from Dil Chahta Hain and Kal Ho Naa Ho. Maams,Gutham menon oda nelama unakkum varanuma?? Copy adikkathinga da dei!!

And the dialogues penned by, S.Ramakrishnan [a renouned mystic tamil writer] is like a cannon constantly shooting some 'senti' sms's like "pasanga rough draft maathiri and ponnunga fair draft maathiri" , " neenga site adicha athu just looking , pasanga panna alayaroma?? ".. It really tested my patience.

Vinay - looks and acts like dumb ass. He cant even mouth correctly for his dubbing.And he cant dance.I pity the dance master. All he does is sit,stand,walk,run,jump,jump higher,still higher
and that too in slow motion , kadavulee... Sada reminded me of Vivek in Anniyan when he says " Dei Ambi, ava oru sappa figure da. Avalukku nee ivloo alayanuma?? ".. Pesaama 'Saada' nu pera maathi vechikko ma. Punniyama pogum...

Music - See this link [Vettayadu Vilayadu Review by me]

Oh yeah,there are some plus points in this movie too:

a) Tanisha Mukherjee - i just fell for her for the second time [first time after Sarkar]!! Believe me Ive got a band aid in my right knee :-(
b) Raju Sundaram
c) Jeeva's Photography - Sema!vaippe illa!!

Reviewer's verdict - see. if you dont want to miss the brilliant photography and few good scenes

Rating : 38/100 out of which 38 marks for Tanisha :-)

Psst ... After seeing this movie I resolved not to fall in Love ;-) happieee !!!!! - Thala vali da saamiii


  1. ha..ha! that was cool..ur mom s comment was the best.."padam nalla irukka illaiya nae theriyalae"... portrays what a waste of time it is..!
    n.. the way u express..the formatting of ur review.. pucca!nice style.. nice to know that u really noticed all the domains in the film.. photography,screenplay.. listing out the copied parts.. ha..ha :-) keep it going..!
    next time i think of watching a movie.. u r sure gonna be the person to whom i should ask an opinion beforehand..!

  2. nalla padam thaan da except for the dialogues.....aanalum naan 4 vaati to and fro poi iruken india ku...oru deepika vaum pakala....padathula thaan nalla oothuranunga...