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Friday, April 29, 2005

Can God save the so called 'God'?

When you look into the line up of Ajith's new movies & if you are unaware of his current market status..you may tend to think that this guy is someone different & great. Yes, he 'was' and not 'is'.

Can he atleast recover his lost grace - in his upcoming movie 'Godfather', yet to be started Bala's 'Nanae Kadavul' (meaning 'I am the only God'!!!), a new untitled movie proposed by Selvaraghavan (with Dhanush!! & Bharath)? (Let the 'God' in his titles atleast help him to achieve).

Even now, his 'Godfather' is struggling to move fastly, which is contrary to KS.Ravikumar's fast phased work culture. KSR used to churn out movies very fastly contrary to the likes of Maniratnam, Shankar etc., His objective from his very first movie (Puriyatha Pudhir) was to make money for the producers. So far, he succeeded with that clear objective. He knew the pulse of the audience. Can he do that trick for Ajith?


Why do you want to be a 'God'? Posted by Hello

Sometimes, I pity Ajith. The Charming hero of the late 90s had earned this status on his own. From the beginning of his career, he used to act as a lover boy and succeeded well. If you look into his graph the romantic movies like Aasai, Kathal Kottai, Kathal Mannan, Amarkkalam etc., pushed him to the second tier. His releases in 1999/2000 - Valee, Kandukondein Kandukondein, Mugavari - pushed him to the top tier.

Unfortunately, the slide started after the diversion of his attention to his passionate hobby of Formula Car racing. He started signing movies to fund his car racing ambitions. Good, he was determined to fulfill his passionate objective. But, that had cost him his well built movie career, which was built purely on his efforts.

He couldn't give a super hit after Year 2000. Except Dheena / Poovellam Un Vaasam / Villain / Attagasam which were commercial hits, his other ventures were complete flops (Citizen, Red, Raja, Jana, Ji). He couldn't get a name in the Bollywood as well, as Shah Rakh Khan's 'Samrat Ashoka' didn't succeed in the box office.

Now, he is squeezed too much between the veterans & new entrants, that he will move out of the field unless his upcoming movies succeed. Can he change his strategy, atleast now? Let him not do the larger-than-life role anymore. Let him come out with some realistic movies (to suit his well built body; that doesn't mean that he has to do 'dadaa' role always. We are sick of it)

I hv confidence in KSR (eventhough I don't bet on 'Godfather' as a classic), Balaa (eventhough I am not comfortable with the title) and Selvaraghavan. But if these movies fail, it will be too difficult for Ajith to find producers anymore. (See Madhavan's plight).

BTW...did I spend so much time on a guy, who has not given any hits in the recent past? I don't regret, since I can still recollect his performance in movies like Valee, KK & Mugavari. Let's hope he remains in this race atleast (now that he has quit his Car racing ambition).

7 Comments:

Blogger Kaps said...

Ajith is clearly in the "Stuck in the middle" situation. He is in a dilemma whether to go for mass (to satisfy his fan base) Vs Class. Only GOD can save his sagging career fortunes. Even If K S Ravikumar & ARR help revive Ajit's fortunes it might be only for one film. Who will come to his rescue him from the next film onwards. He should have realistic expectations and choose the right movies.

Madhavan prefers to act only in city based subjects that go well with his personality. Maddy is supposedly charging a huge sum and hence producers / directors are shying away.

Friday, April 29, 2005 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger thennavan said...

My chiththappa always likes Ajith and doesn't like Vijay (he says the former came up with dint of hard work and not thru any family connections like the latter). Hope Ajith can be the new "Kaadhal Mannan" :-)

Friday, April 29, 2005 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

I used to like Ajith. Talented and good looking. Unfortunately he lost track and went into Car racing etc..etc.!

Every dog has his day. I am sure Ajith has had his days and he'll have his days in the future as well.

My favorite Ajith Film - Kandukonden Kandukonden.

Saturday, April 30, 2005 1:56:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Is this post meant to coincide with Ajith's birthday on May 1st?

Sunday, May 01, 2005 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger sophie said...

Ram...u know a guy...krishna in my blog says a nuetrino is greater than God...how stupid...just check out my blog...for the post...http://carmalin.blogspot.com/2005/04/what-is-greater-than-god-more-evil.html

Sunday, May 01, 2005 2:49:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

let us see, if he can come out with some better performances in the future.

Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSR+ARR combo sure to work wonders.
its long time since ARR stormed the audio industry!!!
ajith a wonderful personality lost the cine race when he turned for real racing.now he is back and sure will be back with a bang!!!
the upcoming movies r excellent combos
GODFATHER(KSR+ARR+AJITH)
NAAN KADAVUL(BALA+IR+AJITH)

the others(might be rumors)
untitled(SELVARAGAVAN+YUVAN(prob)+AJITH)
untitled(DHARANI+AJITH+VIDYASAGAR)

waiting to see ajith in a new limelight i loved movies like
VAALI,KANDUKONDEN,KATHALKOTAI,AASAI
AMMARKALAM,CITIZEN(excellent story but lengthy),VILLAIN,kadhal mannan etc

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 12:49:00 AM  

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