View Full Version : Banda Paramasivam Review

05-11-2003, 07:25 PM
Director: T. P. Gajendran
Cast: Prabhu, Kalabhavan Mani, Rambha, Abbas, Livingston, Abhinayasri

An assortment of characters brought together, leading to confusion and mix-ups, impersonations and one-upmanship. Some of the situations are enjoyable, a few tolerably funny, while others plainly sickening. All meant for a targetted audience, who've enjoyed the earlier so-called comedies of the Prabhu-Gajendran teaming. While Prabhu fits easily into such roles, the same cannot be said of Kalabhavan Mani. Watching him continuously on screen in his 'heroic' exploits (his first for Tamil films), needs a lot of tolerance! As for the rest of the artistes, they just fall in line with the characters.

The assorted chracters are: Paramu and Sivam, two petty conmen with big dreams, attempting to outwit each other at every turn; Cheran and Pandian, step-brothers, living in palatial, identical bungalows, hating each other and indulging in one-upmanship; their respective daughters Anju and Manju; a marriage-broker Nokia, caught in the cross fire between the two families; a rejected suitor who tries to get back at Cheran by using Paramu and then Sivam as his pawns; an uppity business tycoon Udayar, and his timid son Madhavan who is caught in the mix-ups, as he bides his time to confess to his father his love for a servant girl. The suitor's vendetta plans go haywire leading to mix-ups, till the pieces fall in place to the satisfaction of the concerned parties.

06-16-2003, 02:13 PM
What happened to Prabhu not stuff in movie even a child will not beleieve

06-18-2003, 01:58 AM

indeed this was quite a dissapointment - abbas is honestly too woodfaced to convey any emotion whatsoever, and rambha and that other heroine were pretty much stale, in their performance. at least manivanan was his funny self. i kinda liked the name of the matchmaker tho, nokia.... connecting people :P

the climax of the movie reminded you of the type of movies they made in the early 90s and late 80s, where everything comes together in the final 3 mins, there is a flurry of activity, a fight scence and suddenly its all done.

banda paramasivam should really be bandha-less!