Friday, January 16, 2009

படிக்காதவன் - half nice

I had high hopes on Padikkaadhavan after the recent performances by Dhanush and decided to watch it even ahead of Villu. The first half of the movie had a very good mix of comedy, fun, twists and action inflating the expectations, but only to disappoint terribly in the second half.

Dhanush has not disappointed, but the screenplay has let the movie down. The so-called comedy track of Vivek slackens the movie to the extent that it completely makes you forget the good start and irritates you to the core making you look for the end. Suman & Atul Kulkarni have been wasted like rotten food, when a lot could have been made out of them as worthy villains. Dhanush going to the villain and requesting to excuse him for a mistake without any beatings is a repeat from his earlier movies and can't stand it anymore. Anyway, he beats the baddies finally - so, why go for non-violence especially again and again.

If you can afford to spend the full money, spend it. But go back home during the interval.

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Blogger Shree said...

Ganesh, you are in bangalore right? Eppadi, enga tamil movies paakareenga? and esp. padikaadhavan...

I'm looking forward to watching Villu though, even if I have to go to chennai to watch it:)

5:18 PM, January 19, 2009  
Blogger மணிகண்டன் said...


நீங்க யாருன்னு தெரியாது. ஆனாலும் நீங்க பகடி எழுதலாம். ரொம்ப பிரமாதமா வருவீங்க !

கணேஷு, இன்னும் ஒரு அஞ்சி வருஷம் கழிச்சி உன் பையன் வந்து உன்னைய வெளுப்பான் பாரு

1:19 AM, January 29, 2009  
Blogger Kamal said...

Me the escape....I didn't c this film and now I never see this :)))
Thanx for saving my money...
BTW I am expecting your review for Villu??Will u write??

3:55 PM, January 29, 2009  
Blogger Aarthi said...

I expected so much from danush after seeing his pollathavan! Padikathavan was very disappointing and I am surprised you are able to appreciate the first half :) ungaluku romba nalla manasu!

12:45 AM, January 31, 2009  

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