Posts Tagged ‘Vijay’

Jilla: Trailer

January 8, 2014 2 comments

In early 2013 when news of Vijay and Mohanlal coming together for the first time in Jilla was announced it created a huge frenzy among fans of both these popular actors. Considering that Vijay is also extremely popular in Kerala this sounded like a total winning combination. The people responsible for making this come true are writer-director R.T.Neason and producer R.B.Choudary. For the veteran R.B.Choudary, Jilla marks his 85th film as producer in 25 years of experience. R.T.Neason who had earlier directed the film Muruga (2007) had assisted Jayam Raja on Velayudham where he got the opportunity to work with Vijay earlier. Jilla is touted as a total mass Madurai based entertainer where apparently Mohanlal features as the father of Vijay. The rest of the star cast includes Kajal Aggarwal, Soori, Mahat Raghavendra, Niveda Thomas, Pradeep Rawat etc. D.Imman‘s music has already become popular and the film has Ganesh Rajavelu as DOP and Don Max as editor.

It is indeed strange that for a film of this magnitude the trailer has just been unveiled 2 days before the release of the film. Jilla is vying for Pongal honours along with Ajith’s Veeram and both these films will release on 10th January. The trailer lives up to the image being projected about the film though why Mohanlal doesn’t get any dialogue in the same is a big mystery. Lets see whether Jilla lives up to its hype. Here’s the trailer of the film

Vaangana Vanakangana Lyrics Thalaivaa Songs Lyrics

June 4, 2013 1 comment

Movie: Thalaiva
Music: GV PrakashKumar
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
Singer: Vijay

What bro ?, nadanam ?
song ah? ..baangu..
yaar anngae.. bro-ku oru baangu

what ? again baangu?
songu ? songu ..enga paadu

Vaangana vanakangana
my song-a ne kelungana
naa olrala olaralana
romba feelingu feelinguna

Hey aanaana oohnaana
un aala thaedi pova
nee venaanu ponaina
nee dhevadhaasaa aava
ava late-ah thaana
tata solluva pinnaala pogaadha

Ye oothiko oothiko oothikona
manasa ne konjam thaethikana
Quater-u water-u serndhuchuna
kottudhu kadhal thathuvamna

Vaangana vanakangana
my song-a ne kelungana
naa olrala olaralana
romba feelingu feelinguna

Life-u oru boatukanga
safety-ah otungana
love-ula maattikitta
sethula sikkidumna

Hittler-u torture ellaam
history pesudhunna
ivalunga torture ellaam
yaaarumey pesalanna
(factu factu)

Whisky bear bodhathaan
mooney hour-il pogumna
hasky voice-il pesuva
pogaadhu andha podhanna

paathunee vilundhatanna
elundhida maatennaa

Ye oothiko oothiko oothikona
manasa ne konjam thaethikana
Quater-u water-u serndhuchuna
kottudhu kadhal thathuvamna

Vaangana vanakangana
my song-a ne kelungana
naa olrala olaralana
romba feelingu feelinguna

ye ye pode pode …


Watch Thuppakki Movie Online HQ (youtube)

November 19, 2012 4 comments

Vijay’s Thuppaki Review – First Day First Show Report

One of the key reasons for Thuppaki’s sky high expectations is because the movie marks the beginning of Vijay’s strategy to working with top rung directors (barring Shankar’s Nanban which was a faithful remake of 3 Idiots). This is probably the best line-up of crew members and technicians for a Vijay movie. On the casting side, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut, Sathyan, Jayaram have provided the required support for Vijay to showcase his talent.  Does the script keep you engaged throughout the running time of 2 hour 45 minutes? Will Thuppaki uplift the festive mood this Diwali? Definitely, Yes.

The story opens in Mumbai with a bomb blast in a public bus. Jagdish (Vijay) is on a mission to find the terrorist gang and people behind the blast. There are twists and unexpected turns along the way. The story has enough ammo to fire up Vijay’s fan base.

Thuppakki is Vijay; Vijay is Thuppakki

Vijay has carried the movie from start to finish with his self-assured confidence and trade-mark style. The script makes frequent switch-overs from intense sleeper cell scenes to commercial love/comedy scenes. Vijay was able to make some bumpy transitions look convincing with his acting abilities. As always, Vijay dances effortlessly and comedy comes to him naturally. Vijay’s costumes, pleasant looks and mischievous expressions will surely win him more female fans. Vijay looks fit and younger in his toned muscular physique.

Story, Direction and Screenplay

AR Murugadoss’ engaging story is narrated in gray tones balanced with commercially colourful compromises. The movie may have minor similarities to Ramana which has worked out well again. Murugadoss has done his homework by consulting ex-CBI chief Karthikeyan and the details are blended in nicely while dumbing it down for audience. AR Murugadoss has intentionally slowed down the pacing and narration in critical scenes (e.g., Hospital security chief conversation in the terrace) to get the message across. The dialogues about common people’s (un)willingness to put their life at risk to fight terrorism are well written and delivered by Vijay. Also, the hero putting his sister in a high-risk operation provides the impetus and emotional connect with the audience.

It is interesting to note that the villain (Vidyut) tracks down the hero instead of other way around, which is usually seen. Another aspect which is told subtlely is Vijay’s undercover act passing off as a common man similar to the way terrorist sleeper cells operate. Vijay’s exterminating the sleeper cell operations in Mumbai is not revealed to his lover, family or others (except his cop friend Sathyan). This aspect could have been underlined a bit for additional impact and stronger appreciation for Jagdish’s character.

The love/comedy scenes and songs definitely stick out like sore thumb since they are not integrated well with the story line. It is understandable why AR Murugadoss had to make these compromises. We are pointing this out without really complaining since such intrusions have become essential to satisfy the fan base and common audience with diverse set of expectations.


  • Stylish portrayal of Vijay in anti-terrorism operations have a perfect closure with mass elements. For instance, scenes such as simultaneous execution of 12-for-12 sleeper cell killings at precisely the same minute, sister rescue scenes with sniffer dog, and the final scene where he symbolically blows up the ship with his hand gesture and subsequent punch dialogue before villain killing are sure treats for fans.
  • AR Murugadoss seems to have taken a tip from his association with Aamir Khan in Ghajini Hindi remake. Upon Aamir’s insistence, some emotional scenes involving Asin’s memory were added after climax action sequences in Hindi version. AR Murugadoss has used similar finish in Thuppakki giving a nice emotional touch and meaning to the movie by extolling the virtues of army.
  • Kajal has done her role exceptionally well in perking up the lighter moments with her expressions, dance moves in songs and chirpy love scenes laced with humour. Kajal has good scope in both “Antarctica” song (interesting concept) and “Alaika Laika” (showcasing her dance moves). Kajal’s presence enlivens the scenes and songs for people looking for relief from action scenes.
  • Santhosh Sivan‘s Cinematography and Sreekar Prasad‘s editing keep the narration tight despite relatively long running time. The candid capture of Mumbai adds to the style and character of the city. Santosh’s fast working style is critical to the successful shooting of scenes in real locations in Mumbai. Harris scores big in the final minutes with his song (“Poi Varavaa“) dedicated to army jawans which is sure to leave a lump in your throat. Harris’ BGM keeps up the pace and makes the operations look convincing with his theme track.

What could have been better?

  • Song picturizations look low-budget. Almost 4 out of 5 songs solely rely on Vijay’s dance moves, which gets a bit repetitive for general public. AR Murugadoss and Santhosh Sivan have pulled out some of the old tricks of picturizing the songs in big stadiums, by using bright incandescent lights in the background to make it look richer. Vijay’s introduction song “Kutti Puli Kootam” and opening fight scenes are speed breakers right after the word “go”.
  • Screenplay could have been tighter. Even though the individual scenes were riveting, the bigger purpose required to latch the audience interest lacks full conviction. The objective of killing the head of sleeper-cell (Vidyut) lacks macro-connection resulting in lack of depth for Vijay vs Vidyut’s clash. Some of the lengthy climax fight sequences in the ship could have been trimmed. The final 10+ minutes of man-to-man combat scenes with Vidyut led to some chatter among audience.


With right promotions and word of mouth reaching out to neutral and family audience, Thuppakki is well positioned to get tagged along with Ghilli and  Pokiri.

Reviewer Rating – 


Thupakki Songs

October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

 Thupakki Tamil Movie

01.Kutti Puli Koottam
Artist(s): Hariharan, Tippu, Narayana, Satyan, Ranina Reddy
Lyricist: Viveka

Artist(s): Vijay Prakash, Krish, Rajeev, Devan
Lyricist: Karky

03.Poi Varavaa
Artist(s): Karthik, Chinmayee
Lyricist: Pa. Vijay

04.Google Google
Artist(s): Vijay, Andrea Jeremiah, Joe, Krishna Iyer
Lyricist: Karky

Artist(s): Hariharan, Bombay Jayashri
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar

06.Alaikaa Laikaa
Artist(s): Javed Ali, Sayanora Philip, Sharmila
Lyricist: Pa. Vijay

07. jagadish On Mission (Theme)

sonna puriyathu song Lyrics From Velayutham

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

sonna puriyathu sollukula adangathu
neengalam en mela vacha paasam
sonna puriyadhu sollukula adangathu
neengalam en mela vacha paasam
onna poranthalum ithupola irukathu
naan unga mela ellam vacha nesam

velayutham peru en pathu veral velu
nikkathu intha kaalu kottiruchu da thelu

sonna puriyadhu sollukula adangathu
neengalam en mela vacha paasam

onna poranthalum ithupola irukathu
naan unga mela ellam vacha nesam

thalayil aadum karagam irukkum
thalaila ganamatha irunthathilla
thara thapattam thaan irukkum
thappana attam naan pottathilla

puli vesham pottukitu puli attam adiruken
vettai aadi mattum naan vazhnthathilla
sandaina MGR-ru
sandiyarna ayyanar
dhil irunthum vambu sandai pottathilla

vara midhichu raa pagala uzhachu
vaazhura jananga namma katchi
ivanga manasa sandhosa padutha

thappu nu senjalum rightu machi
aadugira aatathukku koodugira kootathukku
kaiya vachu ippo na kumbudura
unga veetu chella pulla enna pola yarum illa
ungalathan eppovume nambidura

sonna puriyadhu sollukula adangathu
neengalam en mela vacha paasam

onna poranthalum ithupola irukathu
naan unga mela ellam vacha nesam

velayutham peru en pathu veral velu
nikkathu intha kaalu kottiruchu da thelu
gumsa hey gumsa hey gumsa hey gumsa..

Singam Movie Review

Cop stories doesn’t necessarily mean the hero bashing goons, mouthing punch dialogue or standing stiff. The cop can be simple, straight forward and still accomplish his mission.

Filmmaker Hari and actor Suriya, who come together after ‘Aaru’ and ‘Vel’, have laced ‘Singam’, Suriya’s 25th movie, with such events that sustain the attention of masses all through. Both have a major responsibility on their shoulders as their earlier cop stories (‘Samy’ and ‘Kaakha Kaakha‘ respectively) did raise the bar in Kollywood. ‘Singam’, which sounds a masculine title, is a pukka commercial entertainer.

Though the story may sound similar to many mass masala movies before, Hari’s pacy treatment to the screenplay and Suriya’s screen presence gives necessary pep.

A collage of action, song, romance and comedy at right mix has always been a safe bet. With Suriya at the helm of affairs, the commercial cocktail straightaway sticks to our heart. The movie comes with a huge star cast as in any of the Hari film before.

Besides Suriya, it has Anushka, Vivek, Prakash Raj, Nasser, Sumitha, Manorama, Vijayakumar, Bose Venkat and ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi to name a few in the cast.

The movie tells the tale of a simple and sincere police officer Duraisingam alias Singam (Suriya), a sub inspector in Nallur in Tuticorin district. He wants to run the family business – running a provision shop and convert it to a huge departmental store. But his father (Radha Ravi) fantasizes him to become a cop. He lives up to his father’s words and becomes a sub-inspector in the local police station.

An amiable family, Singam lives at peace with everyone. Obviously their family is respected a lot in the village. Enters Kavya (Anushka), on a vacation to the village to her grandparents’ house. She comes across Singam and his upright manner and righteous nature attracts her. It’s romance between them.

There is ‘Eatu’ Erimalai (Vivek), who works as a head constable in the police station. Fate now enters in the form of Mayilvaganan (Prakash Raj), a dreaded baddie in Chennai who is into evil acts to make money. He is aided by his brother Vaikundan (Aadhi). He bumps off an old man in Nallur village when he denies parting with money demanded by him.

The old man was constructing a house in the village thanks to his sons’ money from abroad. His death has severe repercussions as his sons shoot a mail on the death to the embassy. This leaves in the arrest of Mayivaganan, who manages to get a conditional bail that he has to appear at Nallur police station and sign everyday.

Mayilvaganan comes face to face with Singam and his upright ways increases his wrath. He uses his might to get Singam promoted as inspector and brings him to Chennai. It’s now a cat and mouse game between Singam and Mayilvaganan.

Singam comes across another side of Mayilvaganan – that he runs a kidnap racket and gets away with ransom. By bringing to books the nasty side of Mayilvaganan, the Home Minister (Vijayakumar) promotes him as ACP –Anti Corruption Squad operations. Meanwhile Singam’s chase begins. How he accomplishes his mission forms the climax to a movie that begins in Nallur, (TN) and ends in Nellore, (AP).

Its out-and-out Suiriya show. He plays a cop who is in total contrast to Anbu Selvan in ‘Kaakha Kaakha’. If Anbu was stiff and serious, Singam is cool but furious. The latter is friendly and has strings in his culture. Suriya is flawless in his expressions and delivers his best body language.

Anushka is more than a regular heroine here. She romances with Suriya and got a few scenes to perform too. Prakash Raj is the scene-stealer back to do what he knows the best. He is menacing with his eyes and does a good role that he has done many a time before. Vivek as head constable evokes laughter.

Devi Sri Prasad‘s racy music is another highlight. His fast songs compliment the swift screenplay. Priyan’s cinematography is cool and pleasant.

Due credit goes to Hari. The man in his 10th film has given a movie that has his stamp in the form of an entertaining and engrossing screenplay. Unlike his earlier films where there would be wild chase and men all over with aruvals, ‘Singam’ comes with a difference.

Produced by Gnanavel Raja and presented by Sun Pictures, ‘Singam’ is the king of the masses, who love action and commercial films.


Singam Review

Banner: Big Pictures, Sun Pictures
Producer: KE Gnanavelraja
Director: Hari
Star-casts: Suirya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Nasser, Vivek, Cameo, Manorama…
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Viveka, Na Muthukumar, And Hari

Hip Hip Hooray! Surya’s 25th film ‘Singam’ has its album arriving today at stores and we bring you the first exclusive music review on this film. The album has 6 tracks with a colossal touch of DSP factor in every song. A mass-hero portrayal followed by couple of romantic duets and a mesmerizing sole to melt down your hearts… Don’t miss Baba Segal’s queer Kuthu number with an eccentric take from Devi Sri Prasad.

The first song is a title number ‘Naane Indiran’ is a typical mass hero song taken by Benny Dayal. Manicka Vinayagam starts the song with his introduction about the hero. This has a social message about being well and good maintaining good relationship with all in the neighborhood. The song will be a sure hit once the Sun Pictures are starting to provide publicity for the film.

The second song ‘En Idhayam’ has happening pairs Suchitra and Tippu cheerfully adding the romantic feel to this duet song. Na. Muthukumar has written lyrics for this song and receives good attention. Suchitra and Tipp have done a great job and is expected that the song is shot in foreign locations.

‘Stole My Heart’ is a western type song that begins something like ‘Oh Maha Zeeya’ and hard metal rocks join the song. Shaan has got himself glued severely to this heart melting western type romantic song. It has some peppy tune just like DSP’s earlier music in Telugu. Megha has equivalently done a good job just as Shaan.

The following song ‘Kadhal Vandhale’ will be a mass commercial hit as we have an energetic song in the ‘Chandrababu’ type melodies. Again it is the singers with unusual combination that make the song sound good and catchy. Baba Segal, the topmost singer in Bollywood has rendered the song along with Priyadarshini. It has simple lyrics and rap lyrics with local Kuthu beats and will be on No.1 position.

‘Singam Singam’ is a theme song of Singam that is sung by Devi Sri Prasad… The stunning hard beats and continuous metal guitars rolling on the tracks make it more unique as on a signature song. Will this be a title song or a background song whenever Suriya is on the mission as a police ?.

‘Stole My Heart’ on the unplugged version has a melodic touch and has the same tune from previous version.

Finally, the duo combo Suriya-Devi Sri Prasad has accomplished with yet another album comprised with chartbusters. Make sure, you buy a copy of ‘Singam’ as it’s the best way to keep you engaged with enjoyable music.

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