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krishng
04-21-2004, 02:48 PM
Gilli

The film is a remake of the hugely successful Telugu film Okkadu which was accompanied by lovely visuals. This is yet another action film after Thirumalai.

Saravana Velu (Vijay) is the son of a very strict Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ashish Vidhyarthi). He happens to be an excellent Kabbadi player. His father doesnt like the game. So he lies to him and goes to Madurai for a Kabbadi tournament. He saves Dhanalakshmi (Trisha) from the advances of her uncle Duraipandi (Prakashraj) and brings her to Chennai.

The whole city of Madurai is afraid of Duraipandi. His father happens to be a Minister. Thats how Duraipandi gets away with all his atrocities. On one side Duraipandis henchmen and on the other side the police, under the Ministers orders, chase them. Meanwhile, he has another duty too- to participate in the National level games and fulfill his teams dream. The rest of the story is how Saravana Velu handles all these responsibilities.

The film doesnt lose its tempo (with a few exceptions) from the moment Vijay saves Trisha from Prakashraj and escapes in his car, followed by Prakashrajs henchmen in their cars. The audience applauds when Vijay threatens to harm Trisha when they get surrounded by Prakashrajs henchmen who are dangerously armed. In the final scene when Trisha ridicules Prakashraj and keeps ordering for cups of coffee is also enjoyed well by the audience. But, logic goes missing when Prakshraj attacks Vijay, who is the captain of the winning team at the National level tournament, in the Kabbadi grounds itself.

Trishas arrival at the stadium inspires Vijay so much that he wins the match for the team- thats believable. But, when Prakashrajs men beat him to a pulp and when he again gets revived and thrashes them- this is not believable. Very boring repetition.

Vijay has used the opportunity well to establish himself as an action hero in this film. Since love blooms only in the final scenes of the film, Vijay has enough scope to show his stunt prowess. Trisha plays the role of a girl who had lost her brothers and is compelled to accept her uncles approaches. There could have been a better scope for the character. Prakashraj has done a fabulous job as the uncle in both the Telugu and Tamil version. His I Love You to Trisha are very impressive.

Prakashraj has done a fine job when he panics at the sight of a knife on Trishas throat. Ashish Vidhyarthi has been wasted in the film. Vinod Raj (Vikrams father) had played Trishas dad in the film. TK Kala has played Prakashrajs mother.

Vidhyasagars song Kokkarakko and Appadi podu belong to the hit category.

dinesh
04-23-2004, 12:40 PM
This is one terrific movie! No room for logic in this excuse for a story, but the screenplay is just awesome.

Honeyarjun
04-23-2004, 12:50 PM
I was expecting this movie to be like dhool, dil... went to the theatre and saw the movie... very much disappointed... completely no logic and story.... waste of time.

saisrini85
04-23-2004, 12:55 PM
do not go to see logic... just go and enjoy the speed of the movie and the performances.. logic oda ella movies paththa veetukku disappointeda thaan varanum!! watch it just for entertainment!! Vijay and Trisha have done a superb job (i've not watched it but am telling from the feedback)! If you liked Dhill and Dhool, you must be liking fast paced movies.. How come you say Gilli is bad?? Dhill and Dhool la romba logic irundhadha?? Kadula poo suththara madhiri irukku!

Honeyarjun
04-23-2004, 01:11 PM
I cant even compare this one with dill and dhool....pbly I found those movies interesting because of vikram...Here vijay looks pathetic and those fights...crossing slabs in the street and flying in the sky... are really too much!!!!Even trisha was so ordinary looking in this movie...
And there is no strong storyline in this movie. dont ask me whether dhill and dhool had good story...ofcourse they had good, strong and enjoyable storyline..

saisrini85..I have just stated my opinion of the movie and seeing a movie with some logic is my way .. see....everyone is different...so the taste differs too!!!!

suryalover
04-23-2004, 04:49 PM
masala movie..we can't expect logic always ..but a a good entertainer....but I think even without trying to resemble spider man the film would be ok.....that and all bit over... :b:

Surya

dinesh
04-23-2004, 04:53 PM
Well.....depends on how you see it i guess.....
they advertised it as something which you don't expect much logic, but just the screenplay and the flow.....and it is an excellent end product........nowhere does the movie stop for a breather, not even much time given for comedy.
I personally ddn't like Dhool much, for the reason you gave, totally illogical, and nothing new at all. Here, Vijay has given a pep to the role which elevates it above the other two.

There are lots of fault in the movie. No question abt that. The graphics are pretty eveident they are graphics, like vijay jumping around a la spiderman :sm12:
trisha lives on glycerine in the first half and clueless in the second...lotsa big holes in the story, like "is it that easy to get a US visa???".....but still, the movie never loses your attention, that was the plus point.

Shy
04-23-2004, 05:07 PM
I saw okkadu !!! It was a good movie, I mean masala movie thaan.. as we all know telegu'la ellam imaginery stuff thaan.. but it was a good movie and it was a realy big hit there....

Ennum Gilli pakalai naan.. pathu solraen...

Shy

saisrini85
04-23-2004, 06:11 PM
I cant even compare this one with dill and dhool....pbly I found those movies interesting because of vikram...Here vijay looks pathetic and those fights...crossing slabs in the street and flying in the sky... are really too much!!!!Even trisha was so ordinary looking in this movie...
And there is no strong storyline in this movie. dont ask me whether dhill and dhool had good story...ofcourse they had good, strong and enjoyable storyline..

saisrini85..I have just stated my opinion of the movie and seeing a movie with some logic is my way .. see....everyone is different...so the taste differs too!!!!

sorry if i did not respect ur opinion!! i posted a counter argument to ur post.. ur opinion is respected and i agree that tastes differ!

sai

Comenaughty
04-24-2004, 04:09 AM
Review of the movie from rediff.com

Don't miss 'Gilli'. You will enjoy it!

Guru Subramaniam | April 23, 2004 19:33 IST


We clap, laugh and adore Vijay as he takes over his contemporaries in the race to superstardom.

Gilli portrays Vijay as a comic hero who battles his villains logically while his physical powers are exaggerated dramatically. Having said that, Gilli offers nothing less than sheer entertainment and an edgy thriller for the Tamil film industry, which is deprived of such films.

Director Dharani's magic has worked. He has reached the top gracefully and is sure to remain there for some time. From Dhill to Gilli, Dharani's journey has been calculated, planned, and executed with discipline.

Gilli is certainly not just another remake of a Telugu film (Okkadu). Its story is not about a man's saga or an epic tale. But it ranks high in production values and entertainment.

It is a slice of life about an angry, young, brave Chennai-ite. Vijay's naive bravery earns him the animosity of Prakash Raj, a local dada who chases him and Trisha from Madurai and tries to get him killed. What follows is the crux of the movie. While the movie details the Prakash Raj-Vijay chase, it also explains Vijay's kabaddi aspirations and where they lead him.

The movie starts in top gear and doesn't stop until the end of the first half. The action oscillates between Chennai and Madurai, finally settling down in Chennai.

After Vijay reaches Madurai for a kabaddi match, the movie gears up. Then on until the intermission, action drives the story forward, the best being the car chase, one of the best such sequences in Tamil cinema. Don't also miss the scene where Vijay is pushed to take Trisha as hostage to escape Prakash Raj's clutches.

The second half slows down to unfold the story, romance, and other commercial elements. Dharani has worked hard to keep the movie going with the songs and the chase chasing one another. In this thriller, comedy and songs are a relief from the tension.

The climax with the Ganesh Chaturthi procession and the kabaddi match has been very well planned.

With his reduced makeup and Chennai slang, Vijay personifies yesteryear's Rajnikanth. His facial expressions and comic timing are similar to the superstar's. He shoulders most of the movie and lends it a charming style. He has most of the comic scenes and his dialogue delivery skills have, indeed, improved over time.

Trisha looks classy, but her role is reduced to that of a Barbie doll. But credit must go to designer Nalini Sriram for the costumes in the dance number Appidi Podu. Watch out also for Jennifer as Vijay's sister.

Prakash Raj, however, is the best thing to have happened to Gilli. He comes back to Tamil films as Muthu Pandi, the bad guy. His kingpin-cum-dada role is reminiscent of Kamal Haasan's Virumaandi. Note the scene in which Prakash Raj looks at Trisha and says, "Chellamey! I love you da!"

Composer Vidyasagar uses the Dhool formula here too. His songs call for huge crowds; every song has a celebratory mood. Kokkarakko, shot at night around Chennai sets, is tight and has a strange feel, though it is sung well. Appidi Podu has also been picturised well. This song prepares the audience for the climax. Yaaro Yarivano during the chase scene reminds us of the one in Kakha Kakha.

Maniraj's grand sets of the Triplicane area are amazing, but only to be expected with a producer like A M Ratnam. Dharani has used them well and they find place in most of the songs and important sequences. Gopinath's camera, V T Vijayan's editing, and Rocky Rajesh's action sequences are top-notch. The sequences speak of the technical wizardry in Tamil cinema.

Aalavandhan boasted of Hollywood-like action sequences, but Gilli quietly grabs the title.

Kudos to Dharani for assembling this team. His screenplay, though it eschews logic, is fast without many flaws. He has also adapted the Telugu film Okkadu to suit Tamil tastes intelligently.

Gilli must be watched in a theatre to be enjoyed. This movie will be a hit, not just for its entertainment and production values, but for understanding and delivering what people want.

sounds like an interesting movie..... wud be a nice release in geetham :b:

carola
04-24-2004, 11:57 AM
Don't miss that movie. It's a very nice movie.
Good acting of all. And nice songs.
Really a great and a fast movie.

Carola

ragi_kutty
04-29-2004, 09:27 AM
gilliyai patri eluthirukkureengale, photo's kidaiyaathaa.....??? :cry:

naan onnu post pannuren........

http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=552

krishng
04-29-2004, 03:11 PM
gilliyai patri eluthirukkureengale, photo's kidaiyaathaa.....??? :cry:

naan onnu post pannuren........

http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=552

Gilli photo erkanave post panni velila poidichu.. u r too late.

-Krishng.

saisrini85
04-29-2004, 08:22 PM
கில்லி is really super!!! the movie according to me, does not give importance to logic.. just leave all ur logic aside and enjoy the movie for pure entertainment! Vijay is really fun to watch and so is Trisha! Vijay is great in the dance sequences as well as in the fight sequences. An ALL ROUNDER always!! One more stunning performance in the movie comes from my favorite villian Prakash Raj.. He just rides us through the movie with his natural brilliant performance! The songs support the movie and doesn't sound the popular genre type.. Most of them are situational songs! All have chipped in well but one thing is - Ashish Vidyarthi didn't look too good i the good role! He'z the next popular villian after Prakash Raj and should do villian roles which suit him perfectly.. All in all,

கில்லி rules in terms of entertainment & performance!!

COMING SOON!!

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