Expectations — they are such a bad thing no? One goes to a movie expecting great things and comes out disappointed, more often than not.. at least thats been the case with me. I went for two hyped movies among many others the last month and both failed to catch up with my expectations.
Sarkar Raj, the comeback movie of RGV was supposed to be as good as the original Sarkar. The acting was almost as good but direction wasn’t. I found it quite strange that a director who has made gems like Company and Sarkar could come out with a movie with so many jarring loop holes. Oh, may be he is still in hang-over of Aag.
Acting vice Big B and Small B do justice to their role while the new B in the block Aishwarya, shows how lousy she is when it comes to acting– she should stick to modeling.
The first half was catchy, fast and set the tone.. the audience could smell blood and all that RGV had to do was go for the kill. But instead he let the movie drag on and finished the movie with a ending which came out of the blue. The fault was not with the story but with the direction skills.
The slightly different variant of the sound score from the original Sarkar is used in Sarkar Raj. Only this time the govinda govinda chant is played every now and then. It is played so many times that you are overwhelmed by it towards the end.
The cinematography is beautiful and the tint looks beautiful in the beginning. However it tends to make you weary after a while, because you can sense FAKE written all over it.
I read somewhere that the movie was 2hrs 40min long initially. RGV then decided to cut it down to 2 hrs 5 mins. That was a very bold decision and that reflects in the first half where the bulk of the minutes were lost.
Overall I feel it was the expectation that let me down. It wasn’t a bad movie as such. But just like one expect children of great people to be equally great, it is but natural to expect a sequel to be as good as the prequel.
PS: A friend of mine reckons that the killer who is appointed to kill AB is RGV himself… (if you haven’t seen the movie, you won’t understand what I am trying to say here =) )
This movie is supposed to be master piece of Kamalahasan! Ya right! Whom are they kidding. Wearing different masks and running around doing multiple roles doesn’t make one great. At least I don’t think it does!
Kamal plays ten characters in the movie and the only factor uniting them is a Tsunami. The movie is worth watching for the beginning sequence, showcasing how Tanjavur might have been in 15th century. Quite stunning I say. From there on the movie slides down, crashing into a pool of stupidity.
It is just not possible to comment on Kamal’s acting as his face is visible for only two characters. In all other characters, all you get to see is the atta like face. The worst character in the movie is of Fletcher, a terminator kinda character who is also an ex-CIA agent. I have nothing much to say about the rest of the characters for they are all equally bad err defective. Like one of friends mentioned, most characters played by Kamal looked like characters out of The Simpsons. Asin plays the typical village lass as shown in almost al Tamil moves — silly, squeaky and comes under the category of pest. Also I think this is the first movie in which Mallika Sherawat has an item number and a decent role to play.
The soundtrack of the movie is okayish but the songs are forcefully included in the movie and they feel out of context. The story was so crappy that it would have been a bigger flop than Tashan if not for the hype.
I expected a lot from this movie and I expected to come out of the hall in awe, but that wasn’t to be. I came out frowning instead.
Rating – 2.5/10
DON’T WATCH IT. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE.
PS: On a lighter note; in case somebody gifts you a DVD of the movies (after it comes out that is) do understand that he considers you to be his no.1 enemy!