Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The weekend part 1

Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget. Forget that there are places in the world that aren't made out of stone. That there's a - there's a - there's something inside that's yours, that they can't touch

My weeked was kind of relaxing, was a chuffer to Hilton, had a 5 hour window, grabbed Kalai, Beem and Agi, Beem did not show up so we went to a mamak in Sentul to catch the Kop's game. Watching Kyut as he stepping gave me great hope for the Kop's season. At the spur of the moment Kalai suggested to watch movie - the new Kamalhassan movie, made a few calls Beem and Scud came along and with Gina so there we were 11 am on Chitra Pournami watching a tamil movie in KLCC.

Vetayadu Vilayadu is gutsy(rarely u see tamil movies movin away form love stories) gritty endeavour that ventures into excruciating details about the world of investigative cops and serial killers. Stylistically inventive throughout both the Cops and the Killers were awesome in their potrayal. there is too much violence against women, gory scenes, but its areas where tamil movies hardly ventured buy did a superb potrayal this time.

Opening scene it self was gory...DCP Raghavan (Kamal Hassan) who comes to Madurai to investigate the gruesome murder of Rani, daughter of the City Police Commissioner Arogyaraj (Prakash Raj- superb acting) his close friend and mentor. Rani was brutally raped and body decapitated and her finger hung as a dristi kair along with three green chillies and a lemon, outside her house! - Hows that!!!

The story is really bold – no policeman has been shown with such a human side. No villain has been shown to possess such deep psychoses. No crimes depicted and displayed with such deadly effect.

Kamal Haasan is truly a class apart – he doesn’t pretend to be 20-something: he is a veteran of vast experience (there is a line from him to the killer: Chinna pasanga, yaaru kooda vilaiyaadareenga?!). He looks good and like a cop should with his smart posture and crisp linen clothing. His acting, of course, needs no description.

Well after that we all adjourned to avenue K for some lunch. My throath still bad so I did not take anything spicy. It was nice hanign out with Kalai and gang... too many indian movies hmmm

End of Part 1

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