Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It was a Sunday evening. I had a call from my friend asking me whether we could watch a movie. It was long time since I saw a movie in theatre. The last movie I saw was Monsters Vs Aliens. So I thought I would go for it.
Since it was around 5.30 we have decided to watch it at the nearby theatre (RAKKI). The last movie I saw in that theatre was ALAIPAYUDHE. I still remmeber the insects that were watching movie along with us in the same seat (!). But it was renovated now.
We had two options. "eeram" and some other movie. We went to a movie called "eeram". We were expecting a different movie since the trailer was good.
As the movie began, it was mind blowing. I never saw a Tamil cinema thriller like this. The story started as an investigation story and went further as a story about ghost. It was quite thrilling. If you ask about the story, there is nothing so big. Its the same revenge taking ghost.
At the same time, its a feast for eyes and ears. Each and every frame was worked out carefully. It was awesome. The art was so good. the cinemotography was too god. Each and every frame speaks the story and gets the mood .Right from the colours, tone, frame composition, props everthing was so good.And the music was too good. Not even one song is like stuffing. It gels with the story lines as it moves. The music for the songs and the background music were too good and they were gelling so well. I did not realise such a style of music after Pidhamagan. There is a smooth flow and transition.
The story shuttles between current and flashback, which is enjoyable in a thriller. I still remember BOOGIEMAN where the scenes will change weirdly. It used to shuttle between inside and outside a house.
Adhi who played a cop role did his job. The physical gesture and attitude was perfect. He has shown the difference between a college student and the cop. The character was too much suitable for him.
Nandha who is seen as a soft boy in the earlier movies has come as a soft villain and his work is increased towards the end. The director cleverly played the story in such a way that Adhi gets more importance in the first half and Nandha gets it in the second half. I hope that Nandha gets a good break through after this movie. He might get registered like Jeeva in KAAKA KAAKA.
Only flaw in the movie I feel is the suspense reveals in the beginning of second half itself. The movie would have been even more better if that was kept secret some how.
This movie is a milestone for Tamil cinema for sure. After a long time I had a very good movie watching experience.

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