ONE HELL OF A MOVIE
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By Behindwoods Visitor Siddharth Prasanna
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Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost- This is a quote of a famous American writer, James Thurber. For me and many, this quote does make some sense. Apparently, the makers of this movie have treated humor, humourosly. Humor is more of a science, than an art.

Shiva utters a dialogue in this movie to Lekha at a casino, "Namakku kidachadhu mokka cardu. Opponentku adhe vida mokka cardu". This dialogue suits the movie better than this scene. Guess Pushkar and Gayathri intended to tell that, "Namakku kidachadhu mokka story. Namma audienceku kudukka poradhu adhe vida oru mokka movie". Well, craps (mokka) are a part and parcel of humor. But they become acceptable craps only when timbered and cut well. This
VA Quarter Cutting
crappy plot line of a ruralite's one-night ride in search of a Quarter Cutting amidst all hurdles, more or less impressed me. A novel one in Tamil Cinema, with the plot alone. But fell short in smashing the audience through a loosely knotted screenplay and weakly etched characters. These were two noticeable and remarkable blemishes in the movie. If they had been bettered, the movie would have meant 'something'. But by all means, it was just the other way round.

Out of this wholesome irritant, the monster irritants were:

Shiva's Kovai accent- Neither sounded like one, nor humorous


Lekha Washington & Craig- Weakly molded characters

GVP's music- Sounded great before watching the movie. Sorry. I changed my mind, now.

The villain- Lol. Sorry again for calling him as a 'villain'

Yeah. There are a few positives.. Er .. No.. Sorry again.. No positives.. A few points that were mentionable:

The way the characters were named: Maarthaandan, Chinna Annan, Periya Thambi, Vettu, Kuthu, Theekuchi, Stupid Saro, SURA.

SP Charan's acting. Was pretty matured. Could get a feel of his character.

Mmmm... Thats it , I guess.. Nothing more. Am not stingy here. Oh yeah. The Interval is a plus factor, indeed. I got a few minutes off from something that attempted to tire me out.

My verdict: 2.5/10.. Mathematically, that is a 'quarter' too.

Sarcasms apart. This is a request from the audience fraternity. Handle humor seriously and not humorously.

-Sid

Siddharth Prasanna
sidsribbles@yahoo.com

Tags : VA - Quarter Cutting, Shiva, Lekha Washington, SPB Charan, Pushkar-Gayatri, GV Prakash Kumar

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