This will be Harikumar’s second movie
as the lead. Thanks to the famous song "Karuvappaiya",
Thoothukudi, his debut movie, found acceptance
in B centers. Priyanka of Veyil fame will share
the screen space with him and the movie is about
how a spoilt man reforms and tries to lead a normal
life. Let’s hope Harikumar makes a bigger
impact than his first movie.
The second challenger is Inimae Naangathaan,
a fun-children movie and the first non-epic Tamil
3D animation movie. It is a delight to watch,
and the very attempt of the makers should be lauded.
Hope the movie does reach its target audience
and more such unexplored genres are attempted.
The third contestant is a Hindi movie “Nanhe
Jaiselmer”. The movie is about a small kid
in Rajasthan who is very passionate about Bobby
Deol the actor, and he considers him as his friend.
Everyone ridicules the Nanhe Jaiselmer when he
says that his friend will come and see him. The
movie is all about how the small boy’s belief
The next three are the movies I really wanted
to talk about. The films in question are John
Tucker Must Die, Dhokha and Zodiac. John Tucker
Must Die is a high school comedy from Hollywood
which was released around mid-2006 in the US and
in the rest of India in September last year. This
movie is being released in Chennai exactly a year
after its appearance in other states of India.
Second in line, the Bollywood product, Dhokha,
directed by Pooja Bhatt, is about a terrorist
bomber and how Muslims are always targeted as
the villains when a blast occurs. A good attempt
in all as it was honored by the central government
by way of tax exemption in Maharashtra. But the
movie is coming a week later than its official
release all over the world. And the last one in
the same league, Zodiac, one of the most thrilling
movies I have seen for a long time, is finally
gracing the theatres in Chennai after it was released
in the other parts of the country one month ago.
Why is that Chennai audiences are being taken
for granted? I would have picked Zodiac as the
pick of the week if not for this release debacle.
Dhokha would have also given a tough fight for
the top honor. I really feel every Chennai movie
lovers should question this strange avoidance.
Now for the pick of the week…
Behindwoods pick of the week is Sathum Podaathay
Director Vasanth is back with a thriller this
time - Sathum Podaathay. The movie’s story
is kept under wraps and even the trailer didn’t
give away anything which is one of the positives
for this thriller. Many are still guessing what
the story is about and people are sure to get
thrilled by Vasanth’s final product.
Prithviraj is playing the main protagonist of
the movie and the female lead is Padmapriya. Nitin
Satya, a small time actor, who was last seen in
the Chennai 600028 gang, is playing an important
role in this movie. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s
songs are already topping the charts so a good
opening is assured. But the T20 World Cup might
affect the collections a little bit more so with
the all important India Vs. Pakistan match tonight.
So expect a slump in the collections.
Verdict – Chennai movie
lovers, Sathum Podungal.