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Friday, April 15, 2005

SACHEIN - REVIEW ---- nothing but 'kushi'

Did you infer my title as "another entertainer like Vijay's earlier movie 'Kushi'"?

If so, I would like to correct it. Ya.. It has all the ingredients like 'Kushi'. But it fails to impress like 'Kushi' did. The reason may be that we are being shown the same "ego" formula, once again.

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Similarties --
  • Similar college campus (no classrooms & classes, but only games & cultural events ...lucky guys!!)
  • Same egoistic clashes (this time only the heroine stages them)
  • Similar Seductress (Muntaz was better than Bips)
  • Similar Comedy Situation (Definitely Vivek scores higher than the college Student Vadivelu!!!!)

Better things to appreciate ---

  • Vijay's mannerisms (still fresher)
  • Genelia's cute smiles & expressions (she should hv dressed up better in 'gundu manga' song.. the country girl outfit doesn't fit her as it did Trisha in 'appadi podu')
  • Ooty (as fresh as it was in 'moodupani', ' moondram pirai' - need to appreciate the Cinematographer Jeeva)
  • Music - "kannmoodi thirakumpodhu...." beautifully shot in Ireland & sung by the musicdirector Devi Sri prasad himself. (others didn't impress)

Things which could hv been avoided ---

  • 2nd half of the movie (without any story, except the last 10 minutes)
  • Bipasha Basu (Thanu should hv spent the 75 lakhs Rs. in a better way, instead of paying her. Who is the makeup man? Need to sue him, for making us to watch her like this. Guys in India are lucky that her item number has been deleted for the first week. We had to watch that in Singapore)
  • Stunt scenes filling the story gaps

Since there were too many actions movies from Vijay prior to this movie, he would hv agreed to do this story. Noted Director Mahendran's son John who directed 'Sachein' could hv done a better homework. Eventhough we need to appreciate him, for presenting a soft movie with a good location, he could hv made the storyline touchy.

In a recent interview, he had mentioned that he wanted to make movies with a strong stories like in Malayalam. He might hv compromised this time due to Vijay's image and Thanu's enriched production stake. Hope he gets a better producer next time, giving him free hands to decide a better story.


Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Good Review.Glad i didnt watch it..

Friday, April 15, 2005 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Nice approach to a film review.....sounds more like a SWOT Analysis. As you rightly put it, Vijay wanted to do a non-action movie and might have chosen this storyline....hence this film might not appeal to the average Vijay fan, just like how Chandramukhi has not been able to strike a chord with Rajini fans (bcoz of lack of punch dialogues).

Friday, April 15, 2005 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger demigod said...

Hey Ram,

Liked the way you reviewed Sachin. Yet to watch this movie, not for anything but atleast for the songs. I'm not so lucky like you, coz i'm currently in Taiwan and i forgot even how dosa look like & smell like, so where do i expect to watch tamil movies here.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 11:05:00 AM  

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