Apoorva Raagam/Body Guard/Pokkiri Raja

5 12 2010

Apoorva Raagam

Apoorvaragam is the story of three youngsters Roopesh (Nishan), Nancy (Nithya) and Tommy (Asif Ali). Roopesh has always been in love with Nancy, but has never had the nerve to express it. For Nancy, love is something that is beyond words. Tommy is the perfect Cupid, who would make things happen for these two. Slowly Roopesh and Nancy falls in love.

Apoorva Raagam is a movie so heavily laden with twists and turns that it looks all artificial.The problem lies with the screenplay which is structured in such a way that it is reminiscent of the B grade horror movies churned out from hollywood beacuse of its ill fitting twists which are designed to provide shock value.And that brought the movie down.The only good thing about the movie is Nithya Menon who essayed her role quite convincingly.

Rating- [/5]

Body Guard

Bodyguard revolves around young Jayakrishnan (Dileep), who has a very strange habit; he adulates anyone with a trace of heroism. Whenever he develops an admiration towards a person, he prefers to move with that person as a sort of bodyguard. He starts admiring Ashokan (Thiagarajan), a former liquor tycoon and leading businessman. Jayakrishnan wants to be Ashokan’s bodyguard, but Ashokan does not need a bodyguard. later, Jayakrishnan approaches Ashokan with a recommendation from someone he cannot refuse. He achieves his luck after saving Ashokan from danger.

Jayakrishnan thus becomes the bodyguard of Ashokan’s only daughter Ammu (Nayantara). Jayakrishnan follows Ammu to her college as her bodyguard. Ammu and her friend Sethulakshmi (Mithra Kurian) gets irritated with him following them all day.

Body Guard is one of the better films I have seen in the recent years.Its  kind of a movie that is expected from a director like Sidique who is renowned for making movies with a great sense of humour.The movie has an unusual yet refreshing screenplay which caters to the need of some comic relief.But that doesn’t mean the screenplay is not flawed,especially in the first half of the movie in which it is half baked.Dileep has donned his role remarkably well and it maybe one of the better roles he has done in the past decade. Surprisingly Nayanthara has done a good job and newcomer Mithra Kurien looks promising.

Rating-  [/5]

Pokkiri Raja

I dont want to strain my mind nor my fingers to write the plot of the Pokkiri Raja.But I will say some thing about a Prithviraj starrer film called Vellithira.In that movie style raj is a drifter who moves from place to place with a projector and shows the movie to public for a living.And that movie has been made by putting together scenes from different films of Rajnikanth.It seems like director of Pokkiri raja is yet another version of style raj (or maybe style raj 2.0).

Vyshakh Abraham’s pokkiri Raja has bits and pieces of various telugu and tamil B grade masala.It doesnt doesn’t even comes in the genre of Tamilspired Masala films which are atleast entertaining[well atleast some of them…].Seems like this film likes to look upon itself as parody of masala films but it has failed miserably.It doesnt even come close to entertaining.But it still it remains a mystery as how this movie has got a 150+ days run.[maybe this shows the detiorating Quality of malayalam cinema!]and oh yeah,Mammooty and prithviraj stars in the movie along with shriya sharan.Blah!

Rating- [/5]

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