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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

September Thirai Mazhai....

It seems to be raining heavily in Kodambakkam. I mean, raining of movies.

15 movies in a month (of Sep-05) is really a very high figure, considering the total output of an average 60 movies for a year from the Tamil Tinsel town. It seems, these teams wanted to avoid the Deepavali Rush on 01-Nov and take the beating or greeting now itself. Anyhow, certain movies are going to find it tough since some biggies are also in the race with their technically excellent crew.

My comments - you can call it 'a sort of prediction' rather than 'assertion' - on the prominent ones are here...

Oru Kaluriyin Kathai - This solo release of Arya had hit the theatres last Friday and was on the top of the Box-office for the first week, eventhough the review has raised some doubts. Will the inspiration of 'Truman Show'concept be understandable to the public? Need to see in the next few days, since much expected Fazil's 'Oru Naal Oru Kanavu' has not got a good review from the media. (Ananda Vikatan's score is 30/100 which is too low for a Fazil movie). My feeling is that 'O..K..Kathai' may have a decent run like 'Ullam Ketkumae', since it is a low budget movie with less expectations.

Thotti Jaya - This movie of S.THANU was under production for a long time and finally hitting the theatres this week. Dorai, who directed Ajith's 'Mugavari' and Vikram's 'Kathal Sadugudu' is wielding the megaphone for this movie with Simbu & Gopika in the lead. More expectations are there for this movie, since it the next release of Simbu after his last success 'Manmadhan'.

With Harris' Music becoming a hit already, the team may be able to click with the story & screenplay as well. I am not sure if the distributors will be able to rake in money, since it has turned out to be a big budget output.

Ah Aah - Finally, SJ.Suryah got his UA censor certificate and getting ready for the release this week. EVenthough, he had sprinkled glamour everywhere, it doesn't seem to be to the extent of 'New'. AR.Rahman's songs have become super-hits.

Still, I couldn't bear with some loud deliveries of SJ.Suryah. As a director, his screenplay was good in 'Vaali' and 'Kushi'. So, he may click with the mass again in terms of B.O. collections. But, Will he stop acting with this movie and his next 'Kalvanin Kadhali'? That would be a great news.. atleast we can see some good entertainers from him as a 'director' rather than as an actor.

Athu Oru Kana Kaalam - Everybody is hoping that Balu Mahendra can do some miracle, to revive the sagging career of Dhanush & 'yet-to-start' career of Priya Mani. Balu Mahendra hasn't made his movies big in the recent past, in the B.O. (including 'Julie Ganapathy'). I expect that this time, his magic may click.. with his story line and soothing songs from Maestro.

Kanda Naal Mudhal - Maniratnam's one-time assistant Priya is behind this movie. So far, none of the female directors have stayed in the main stage after one or two movies. The movie being produced by Prakashraj, with Prasanna, Karthik kumar (Vaanam Vasapadum) and Laila in the lead has some nice numbers from YSR. Being a darkhorse, it has every chance to surprise the audience - like Radha Mohan did with his 'Azhagiya theeye'

Perarasu - of Vijaykanth. I don't want to write more on this - since it is nothing but rehash of all his old movies. He is the one who has to bother much to save his image, since his Madurai 'Maanaadu' is nearing.

ABCD - Directed by Saravana Subbiah of 'Citizen', this has Shaam,Sneha, Aparna (of 'Pudukottaiyilrundhu Saravanan') and Nandhana (along with the director who is playing Sneha's hubby role[!!]). Imman's music has not created a magic in the market and it is still difficult for Shaam to click in the B.O.... I am doubtful, if this movie can give a required break for him. Still, wish for this guy.

Ghajini - Awaiting the release of this movie.. which is rumoured to be inspired by 'Memento' based on the SUN TV clips. It has already reached a whopping Rs.10 crore mark and hope that Murugadoss (director of 'Dheena' and 'Ramana') will complete the hat-trick with this movie, unlike some of his preceding youngsters. With the songs of Harris already rocking, trust he will be conveying the message in an understandble way to the audience.

Chankaya - Venkatesh, who was famous for making proper masala movies with lot of glamour has made out similar movies earlier like Chocolate, Dhum, Aei. Once again he is coming back with so much of Namitha's glamour and similar revenge story. We had seen 'n' number of movies from Sarath kumar on the same story line. I don't bet on this movie. Still, it may become a hit in the 'B' & 'C' centres. The Target audience will get what they want from a Sarath's movie.

Mazhai - Songs of Devi Sriprasad is not that inspiring for this remake of telugu 'Varsham'. Am not very bullish about this movie of 'Jayam' Ravi & Shreya.

Pamabara Kannalae - This Movie directed by Parthi Baskar (nephew of Ilayaraja) has Srikanth, Aarti Agarwal and Namitha in the lead. Eventhough Namitha is there to guarantee glamour, I doubt whether this comedy flick can click as a dark horse. I'm pessimistic...

I feel, the likely winners of the month may be 'Thotti Jaya' and 'Ghajini'. That's what I guess. What is in the store? Will there be any unexpected winners in this pre-Deepavali race? Let the days pass, we will know...

(Missed out 4 other movies purposefully, which are also expected to hit the screen as per THIS LIST.. Not much facts about these movies - one of the movie 'Unarchigal' is rumoured to be depending too much on glamour.. All seem to be like 'I can also make' movies. So, I let them pass)
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Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Cine seithigalai munthi tharum Ram C Vaazhga !!

Am Amazed as how you could gather info,being out of country !!

U surely deserve "ADEENGAPPAAAA" !!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:12:00 PM  
Anonymous GP said...

Thanks for the list, Ram... Willbe looking forward to see most of them.. I second Prabhu.. really "Adengappa" dhaan...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cogito said...

Thanks for the info.Looking fwd to "Ghajini" ...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:49:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Given the extraordinary success of Ah Aah music, i wouldn't be surprised with Ah Aah clicks in the Box office.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Prabhu... it is just out of interest.

GP.. Are you sure about 'Perarasu' as well? If so, Vaazthukkal.... Just a curiosity, eventhough you have mentioned 'most' and not 'all'.

Cogito.. me too.

Kaps.. Eventhough it may click in the B.O., I am not sure if I can digest Suryah's acting and deliveries.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jayan said...

Am looking forward to Ghajni ! TJ seems to be a remake of Sathya. The prassana-starrer is a must-see for me.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

TJ, ghajini, kanda naal mudal, and adu oru kana kaalam are the ones to watch out for,

i dont know why they r avoding october, a movie released 2 weeks b4 diwali will click, and diwali releases rnt actually tat gr8,
maja is masala
sivaksi is masals
godfather, addengappa
anything else?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Jayan.. I remember that the story of RGV's 'Sathya' was going thru a particular period. It seems 'TJ' is more focused on a story on the particular night, if I am not wrong. Anyhow, it is a matter of two days... let us wait and chk out.

Vatsan.. Charan's 'Ithaya Thirudan' (Jayam Ravi), Jothika's 'June-R' may also be in the race, for Deepavali.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 1:54:00 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

What TJ?? oh! ThottiJaya ;)??

Review ellam post pannunga, adha padichuttu will watch the movies.

The previews are good heads up!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:07:00 AM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

kalakitenga ram!enna research.btw oru naal and oru kaluriyin are both sumar films.nothing gr8.but watchable..

of the movies coming up i think gajini,thoti jaya and kanda naal will do good business.

i am hoping adhu oru..becomes a huge hit.the trailers r awesome.i have been predicting for a while that dhanush has the potential 2 become a gr8 actor.i hope he does not let me down.

after september the movies 2 really watch out 4 r cheran's tavamai tavamirunde and talaivar selvaraghavan's pudupettai.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:01:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

TJ.. Not intend to watch everything due to lack of time. Waiting for 'Ghajini' alone.

Siddharth.. Are you sure, 'Pudupet' will be released for Deepavali? I heard that Cheran is working on it very closely.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:58:00 PM  
Blogger bladehawk1404 said...

Thottijaya and Ghajini will definetely have an opening b'coz action movies always have an audience but wether it would do well or not depends on the screenplay and direction. My money goes to Ah Aah b'coz ARR's great soundtrack plus an interesting manner which the film has been done. If SJS can come up with fresh approach in the script then he has a winner on hand.

Thursday, September 08, 2005 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger Somu said...


If there is anyone who can revive Dhanush's sagging career, I think it can only be his bro... Which is why am eagerly awaiting Puthupetai !!!

If am not mistaken, the last movie of Balu was Juli Ganapathy. Though the movie was wonderful, I don't think it did well in the box office !

Super analysis !

Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:15:00 PM  

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