Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The story is simple and based on Ramayan which is clearly evident in the movie. However it's shown in a difference angle and that's director Mani Ratnam's style. The screenplay is not great. Vikram in a lead role proves again that he is an amazing actor. The getup and costume suit him good. Ash is 'shown' beautifully. Privthiraj shows good performance. I guess he'll appear in next couple of Mani's movies. Other actors like Prabhu, Karthik and Priyamani have performed good. But am disappointed that Karthik's and Prabhu's roles are wasted or not used fully. It's good to see Karthik after a long time.

The film is shot in various lush green forests like Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashatra ghats. Some parts were also shot in Rajasthan and West Bengal. The movie is a real visual treat to the audience and huge junk of credits go to the technicians like Santosh Sivan & Manikandan for cinematography and Samir Chanda for art work. Ancient temple like settings amidst thick forest is beautiful. Climax fight's picturisation is extraordinary. Needless to say about A.R.Rehman for his background score. It's fantastic.

Enter the cinema hall without any expectations and you'll feel it's worth your money. However the movie did not impress me the way Mani Ratnam's other movies like Agni Nakshatram, Thalapathy, Roja or Bombay did.


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