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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Can this 'Vallavan' hit the bull's eye again?

When 'Manmadhan' won the race finally, due to its story content, I thought this guy is upto something in his subsequent movies. (inspite of his earlier continuous flops like Kathal Azhivathilai, Dham, Alai, Koil, Kuthu etc.,). He didn't cross his limit in 'Manmadhan' and didn't play the larger-than-life role, which allowed him to hit the bull's eye. May be, it was the screenplay which helped him to achieve it.

At this juncture, it became obvious that he has got tired of shunning the director role for so long. Now as everybody is aware, he is given the megaphone for the new movie 'Vallavan', in which he pairs with Nayantara, Sandhya & Reema Sen. The twist is coming now ....

In addition to taking charge of the direction, story, screenplay, he has taken up 4 roles in the movie. (given an interview in the latest Vikatan). As per the interview, he is doing roles of a school student, a college student, an unemployed youth and another mysterious one (unrevealed). He has also assured that all the 3 heroines hv good roles in the script (!!!).

{bear with the picture quality}

I am posting the main content of the interview (in tamil), which compelled me to write this post.

Vikatan: "என்ன திடுதிப்னு டைரக்டராகிட்டீங்க?"

Simbu: "நான் 'மன்மதன்'லயே பாதி டைரக்டரா தானே இருந்தேன். இப்ப முழுவீச்சில் டைரக்டரா வந்துட்டேன். சிம்பு என்கிற நடிகனை நிரூபிப்பதற்கு தான் நான் டைரக்டராகிறேன். நான் ஹீரோவா நடிக்க வந்ததும் பண்ணின முதல் மூணு நாலு படங்கள் பெரிசாப் போகலை. எனக்கு இருபது வருஷமா சினிமா தெரியும். நான் கருவிலேயே 'ஆக்க்ஷன் - கட்' கேட்டு வளர்ந்தவன்.....

.......'நியூ' படத்தில் வர்ற SJ.சூர்யா உருவத்தில் சின்னப் பையனா, ஆனா மனசளவில் பெரிய ஆளா இருப்பாரே....அது அப்படியே எனக்குப் பொருந்தும். பிஞ்சிலேயே பழுத்தவன் சார் நான்! 'தலைக்கனத்தில் ஆடறான், ஓவரா பேசறான்'னு என்ன வேணா சொல்லிட்டுப் போங்க. எல்லா விஷயத்திலேயும் நான் பத்து வருஷம் advance maturityயோட தான் இருக்கேன். அதான் உண்மை...."

Eventhough, I could appreciate his confidence level in taking up challenges, I didn't like personally the way he delivered the message - I mean, the arrogance. Except Kamalhaasan, who delivers his messages confidently, I hv not seen any young actors talk this way in the recent past. This made me little to analyse the guys who did it earlier in the big screen (3 roles & more).

Only Sivaji & Kamal had scored here for their roles in {Navarathiri, Theiva Magan, Thirisoolam...any more??} & {Michael Madana Kama Rajan}. Satyraj failed to entice the mass miserably, with his 3 roles in 'Villathi Villain'. Ajith is yet to prove, as to whether he can succeed in his 3 roles, in his upcoming 'Godfather'.

Eventhough, few other movies had come out with the actors taking away paychecks for 3 roles, like Kamal in 'Apoorva Sagotharargal ' (his own production), Rajini in 'Moondru Mugam', all the 3 characters didn't feature in the story at the same time.

Now, we need to wait & see if Simbu can really deliver what he is talking. Can he double the success result of 'Manmadhan' in 'Vallavan' also, as he had doubled the no. of characters? A big question mark, to be answered by Simbu...(so called 'Great Simbu' as self-proclaimed by him !!!!)

BTW.. he intends to compose music also for his future movies, like his dad. Hope he plays within a limit while taking up so many roles, which was not followed by his dad TR since the target audience of those years were different from the current scenario.

Read my previous posts as well, relating to the above post (if you hv not read them before)
Dual Role - Is it simply for double pay check?
Manmadha graph ^^^^^^^


Blogger Kaps said...

I doubt whether Simbu can replicate the success of Manmadhan in his future movies. Manmadhan itself was not a real commercial success and the producer Krishnakanth is said to be in huge debt. Further Simbu worked overtime for Manmadhan and re-shot so many things to get the ideal output. If he does the same for all his future movies then he can't churn out movies faster. The kind of effort put in by Simbu for Manmadhan is comparable to Jeyam Ravi for M Kumaran and Jeeva for Raam. None of them can take the same amount of time for their future movies. These one off movies are just to establish their name firmly.

Sunday, May 08, 2005 7:07:00 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Hello my dear Simbu
Unakku irukku Thembu
Aanaalum vendaam unakku veen Vambu
Directionle fail aayitta nee Sembu
Naanga solrom nee Nambu
Veenaa pidikkaadey Veembu

Sunday, May 08, 2005 9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

kaps.. I also read that Krishnakanth is deep debts due to the lavish production costs, thrown by Simbu on him. I am sure Simbu will do this new movie also in a lavish manner. Now God has to save the new producer.

Sunday, May 08, 2005 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

thennavan...good one, followed by...

simbu pinpattruvadho than appa
padam gaaliyaana producerkku dappa
(I mean Dalda dappa)
thayavu senju irukkanum poruppa!!

சிம்பு பின்பற்றுவதோ தன் அப்பா
படம் காலியானா புரொட்யூசருக்கு டப்பா (dalda tin)
தயவு செஞ்சு இருக்கனும் பொறுப்பா!!

nowadays, there are so many T.Rajender's ...தாங்க முடியலையே...!!! :-) :-) :-)

Sunday, May 08, 2005 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

irundhalum Simbu-ku vaay jaasthi.. after all, he has given only one decent hit.. adhukku ivvalavu pechcha.. too much.

Monday, May 09, 2005 1:38:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Chakra.. this guy delivered such a talk even at the time of pre-release of 'kadhal azhivathilai' (his first movie as a full fledged hero). I remember seeing it in the SUN TV at that time and remarked that I should never watch this guy's movie in future. (incidentally, I watched 'Manmadhan' due to the fair review he got)

Monday, May 09, 2005 1:46:00 AM  
Blogger keerthi said...

ram, did you see ThottiJaya. The trailer is simply amazing...

Monday, May 09, 2005 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

keerthi.. in which site.. I couldn't locate in Indiaglitz

Monday, May 09, 2005 9:16:00 AM  
Blogger Chez said...

T.R. Jr. + Autograph II = New II???

Another Masala Flop??
Thank god, i'm not Krishnakanth... :-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:43:00 AM  
Anonymous siam said...

intha simbu oru agarathi petha agarathi

Saturday, May 14, 2005 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the fucking idiots shut ur fucking mouth! simbu tharumaru otha ni panuviya 21 yrs la direction shut ur dik! vallavan wil come nd prove his talent! so u people jus shut ur dicky

Monday, May 08, 2006 1:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dai badungala yara pathi thapa pesura simbu next superstar! pundakudi gala mudunga

Monday, May 08, 2006 1:27:00 AM  
Anonymous surya said...

no one is saying such comments using foul language like you anonymous so calm down, everyone is just talking abt his flops, he GHOST directed at age 21 and the reason it became a huge success is because he flopped 5 previous films, even though actually it was only a fair movie. he has telent but no one can see it when his movies flop and his head is a lil up in the clouds for a young guy with many flops, which is why ppl critic him

Friday, October 27, 2006 7:08:00 AM  
Anonymous non simbu said...

Producer Thenappan of Vallavan was totally fed-up with this guy all through his production and has vowed he would never work with this guy again..!

One of the production guys of Vallavan said to me that Simbu just like used to cancel the shooting just to have sex with Nayantara..both in the caravan some times and in hotels...this is a first hard information and hence 100 % true. Infact, there were times when the entire crew would be waiting but this guy would not turn up.

Okay..I will tell you my experience when I watched the night show in Chrompet Rakesh...! I checked with at least 15 audience during their departure after the first show..!All of them said that this movie is worse than you can think of ..! The sample was more than enough to get a transparent opinion. Well, law of statistical averages should work here.. Infact, not even a single person even said...diplomatically..may be you can watch this movie once ....! I should have taken the message..but I didn't..my mistake..!

Friday, October 27, 2006 7:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i too agree, i saw this movie , and i was waiting to get out of theatre.
seriously, he has advertised with all girls , and most of the people in the theatre are all vidalai pasangal. not decent ppl, and if few are there, they would have come by mistake.
talented guy, but spoiled by attitude.

hey this movie is going well now?

Monday, November 20, 2006 3:19:00 AM  

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