Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sultan -Review

SULTHAN ... An ordinary raise and fall champion's story ...
                 A rapid mix of Patriotism, child sentiment from 'bajrangi bhaijaan' and Wife sentiment from 'Dabangg' wrapped with regular pattern screenplay for a sports movie results, 'Sulthan'.

This 170 min Commercial sports drama, marks the making and fall of a wrestler 'Sulthan' (Salman) with some 'pulse less' and formality scenes till interval. Though Post interval scenes gives you some hope, Bad song placements and predictable climax pulls the expectation down to the 'Median line', results in an average product.


- Tough 'Sulthan' is a fictional character, learning wrestling within 6 weeks is little too dramatic.

- 'Baby ko bass' in first half and 'Jag ghoomeya' in second half tests our patience. Floor movement try by salman may be an exception :-) ..

- First half scenes looks very formal, Eg, Salman lifting a tractor in front of franchise owner, Hero becoming wrestler for heroin, Salman proposes  Anushka in the wrestling ring ect...

- Non-linier narration in fight scenes are good. but after semi finals collapse, even a child can predict the following sequences.

-Though songs are average, placement was totally bad. Technical analysis of each opponent fighter in second half could have added some more spice to the script.

                     Camera work in action sequences are too good. Phase of the movie is little dragging, editing could have been better. BGM was fine. Action sequences are brilliant, Wrestle trainer needs special mention. Anushka and salman did a splendid job, Casting is more effective. Ali Abbas Zafar could have made the first half little better and crispier, Second half is average.

OVERALL : An Usual template sports movie, Wrapped with commercial ingredients.

RATING : 2.5 / 5 ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


DHILLUKU DHUDDU ... A ineffective scoop on a conventional 'Horror'.
Drafting a Conventional 'horror script', adapted and re-written the same for 'Lollu sabha' fans, Inserting some forced spoof elements for Santhanam's image and delivering it as a 'cat on the wall' product. This summarizes the whole development of 'Dhilluku Dhuddu'.
With quality 'camera work' and rich technical support within the budget, this 135 min movie averages at various department namely Casting, Editing, Screenplay loop holes, BGM and S.S.Thaman's Telugu tunes.
- The whole content doesn't relay on 'Horror spoof' as trailer suggests.
- Love scenes in first half was totally unnecessary.
- Santhanam looks good at 'Fight scenes', but his attitude towards dance and romantic scenes are intolerable, his 'Stubborn dance movement trial' has crossed its validity..
- Trimming away the love portions in first half, extending and detailing out the second half could have been perfect.
- What is the movie of the guy who called the 'Monk' to that bulding.
- After the formal end of the climax, heroin part is just an extension, goodness 'Murugan' inclusion is just a sentimental patch.

"'First half'ல என்ன வேணும்னாலும் காமிச்சிக்கலாம்,Second half நல்லா எடுத்துட்டா மட்டும் போதும்", kind of approach from Rambala (Director).Though he got a good technical support, which even conventional horror movies were lacking behind, below average first half spoils the whole show. 'One liners' and 'Mottai' Rajendiran are the major strength. Few sentimental scenes have really worked well. but, not an impressive debut from him.
OVERALL : A Conventional 'Horror' Flick with forced spoof elements.
RATING : 2.25 / 5 ...