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lionman
02-23-2004, 08:51 PM
Review : Kangalal Kaithu Sei


Director
Bharathiraaja
Producer
Lakshmi Movie Makers
Music
A.R.Rahman
Cast
Vaseegaran, Priya Mani



What happens when veteran directors in search of box-office gold moves away from their traditional mooring to a new genre? It will only spell disaster, as in the case of Bharathiraaja and his new thriller Kangalal Kaithu Sei.

The long delayed psycho thriller is partly inspired from “The Indecent Proposal”, strives to stuff in some thrills and suspense but the final outcome is disappointing and utterly chaotic. Trying to keep your eyes wide open following the tormented lead pair itself is a marathon effort.

The film is located essentially in a villa that resembles a Taj Residency holiday spot. This villa is the house of the fourth richest Indian, John Vaseegaran (Vaseegaran) who has 40 companies worldwide with a turnover of over Rs 1000 Crore!

Vaseegaran is a loner whose parents died leaving him their vast fortunes. He has no friends and is only close to an ayah who always reads Cinderella stories to him! Vaseegaran was also a neglected child as his parents were interested only in “parties and stock exchange meetings” while they were alive.

Vaseegaran is also a kleptomaniac as he loves to flick diamonds, cell phones and curios. One day he flicks a diamond worth Rs 10 Crore from an exhibition of rare diamonds organised by a business rival.

Divya (Priya Mani) a sales girl in charge of the exhibit is accused of the theft by the police. But when she sees the video cameras placed inside the venue, she identifies Vaseegaran whom she has seen stealing a curio before in a departmental store. But no one believes her including lover Pratap (Sanath Ranatunga) but they give her a chance to prove her innocence.

Divya gets herself a job in Vaseegaran’s office and becomes close to him to get back the diamond. But our hero starts believing that she is his real-life Cinderella but soon Divya’s cover is blown off. But Vaseegaran does not give up and promises to give her back the diamond if she spends five nights with him in Switzerland! She is forced to accept this which is followed by a tame climax.

The film fails to impress as it fails to be a bone-chilling thriller. Debutant Vaseegaran looks handsome but his facial expressions of an obsessive lover with psychiatric problems are missing. Priya Mani looks cute and has done fairly good job for a newcomer. A.R.Rahman’s music disappoints.

Verdict: Below Average


lionman

Shy
02-23-2004, 09:13 PM
No way !!!!!!! Padam utter paethala irukalaam.. But ARR music is super.. Songs kaetu paarunga.. 3-4 songs are superb !!!!

Shy

silican
02-23-2004, 09:44 PM
No doubt ARR tops...Ethomma, Anarkali and Cindrella my favs.I would love to watch the movie for the songs and for "priya mani" :sm11:


Silican

krishng
02-24-2004, 08:41 PM
s ARR music is really good. He rocks again after Boys I guess. but heard that film is not going well. lets c..we ll wait for the film in geetham theatre.

-Krishng.

Shy
02-24-2004, 09:39 PM
side track : silican .. unga avatar konjam explain pannungo :)

Shy

silican
02-24-2004, 09:52 PM
This Avtar is my Star sign : Capricorn

Silican

vasan
02-24-2004, 10:12 PM
No side tracks.. first the most important inparmesan... :) Si.. you got it nailed dude..

The MOVIE is a super duper hit, one of the greatest from Bharathiraaja.. Unbelievably good and terrific film in all...

he.. he.... onnum illai folks.. Priyamani maathiri oru ponnu padathila irukkum podhu, what reviews.. just you go.. just you watch.. and jee.. go agin and agin.. right ? Wow... :)

Sonna namba maatteengala? Inge paarunga..

http://www.thatstamil.com/images17/cinema/priyamani2-450.jpg
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2003/12/22/images/2003122202210301.jpg
http://www.thatstamil.com/images14/cinema/Priyamani8-450.jpg
http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/Priyam014.jpg

http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/normal_Priyam009.jpg
http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/normal_Priyam007.jpg
http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/normal_Priyam005.jpg
http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/normal_Priyam002.jpg

innamum puriyalainna ungalukku nalla eye-specialist yaaravathu therinja avangakitte poi kelunga... :lol: :lol: :lol:

dinesh
02-24-2004, 10:49 PM
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2003/12/22/images/2003122202210301.jpg

God, she IS gorgeous!

suha
02-25-2004, 09:27 AM
acho......dinesh anna..............unga taste waste..........nala vei illa

indha akka ............paruva illa........ :wink:

http://www.geetham.net/photoshow/albums/userpics/10089/Priyam014.jpg

dinesh
02-25-2004, 09:54 AM
FYI, rendume orey akka thaan.... :)

But, I prefer the akka in the previous form. Personal tastes differ from person to person, and I definitely think the akka in the chudithar is certainly better looking than the one in the saree. Granted the second one is more homely looking than the first one, but she is missing a certain "glow" the first one has. Only certain people in certain ways will "catch the eye" immediately.

Anyway, ithellam ungalukku too much info at your age. So neenga poyi pepper muttai vangi sapdituttu unga dolls kooda vilayadunga........akkaangaluk ku marks podura velaiya enga kitte virurunga...okvaa? :)

vasan
02-25-2004, 06:21 PM
She looks great in in both the pics.. but my fav though is the one in black tank... very charming.. :) surprising, there are not many of her pics on the net.. Censor pannitaangala?? :think:

Honeyarjun
02-25-2004, 07:59 PM
she looks different in all the pics..hard to believe its the same person..she looks good in 2-3 pics...but in the last one she looks very matured whereas in one of the previous pics (which shidinesh has posted) she looks very young... Should reserve the final verdict until seeing the movie....

Shy
02-26-2004, 11:41 PM
I think the last one is not her at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shy

dinesh
02-26-2004, 11:48 PM
Funnily, I thought the same thing too.....but then thought ponnunga vevahaaram...namakku ithonnum theriyathu....en summa vayai koduthu matikka-nu kept quiet...... :ahha:

Mr Vasan aiyaa.....are you sure you got the correct pic????

vasan
02-27-2004, 12:48 AM
all taken from the same page... :) aanaa enge paarthennu maranthu vittadhu.. ellam Google pannum maayajaalam.. :) :)

Don't sue me folks. Should we go for finger printing?? I don't mind doing it as a public service.. porumaiya kaiya pidichu, ella viralkalaiyum print edukalaam.. :sm11: :sm11:

Ellam oru public service thaan.. no personal motives... :lol: :lol:

anjaligirl
03-25-2004, 02:41 AM
Ok the last pic is defientely not her. Iam pretty sure about it. I saw teh movie guys, and I sorta figured it would flop when I saw the previews and trailer. Sucky picturization. It was a decent watch but for a movie that pretended to deal with characters, it didnt have much depth or development of any of the characters.

venu
05-25-2004, 07:42 PM
http://gallery.musicindiaonline.com/albums/Film_Gallery/Tamil/K/Kangalal_Kaidu_Sei/normal_27.jpg

http://gallery.musicindiaonline.com/albums/Film_Gallery/Tamil/K/Kangalal_Kaidu_Sei/normal_26.jpg

http://gallery.musicindiaonline.com/albums/Film_Gallery/Tamil/K/Kangalal_Kaidu_Sei/normal_35.jpg

http://gallery.musicindiaonline.com/albums/Film_Gallery/Tamil/K/Kangalal_Kaidu_Sei/normal_38.jpg

http://gallery.musicindiaonline.com/albums/Film_Gallery/Tamil/K/Kangalal_Kaidu_Sei/normal_58.jpg

venu
05-25-2004, 07:43 PM
http://www.tamilblast.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_6.JPG