Friday, March 5, 2010

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya





This is not exactly a movie review.. this is more about me!


I read the full review of the movie well in advance believing that I will never watch this movie. Just like Trisha's character in the movie has watched just 5 movies in her life time, I have watched only so many or a lesser number of Tamil movies. To begin with, I had very little exposure to Tamil during my school days. Neither of my parents watched Tamil, so there was never a Tamil channel tuned in to nor a Tam movie played. None of my friends watched Tamil too. This is strange cuz most of the mals do watch tam movies. But smhow I wasn't with the kind of people who did, so never really had an intro to tamil movies. But when I did , I felt there was lot of cheap heroism, vulgar dance moves and crass dialogues. But VTV trailers and reviews did catch my attention. I was wondering if I should catch it and that is when one of my friends called up and said a coupla them are watching it and if I wanted to join. And join I did. My friend was constantly doing the translations for me. But I guess even without it I could have followed it. Somehow, I could grasp the essence of the movie. I liked it. The romance is subtle, yet very endearing. Friends who were looking for happily-ever-afters dint quite like it. But the melancholic in me loved the whole concept of unrequited love. Moreover, it was more realistic. This is how most love stories are in real life. People break up and move on. Sm do that faster, some at a slower pace. But they do move on. Or don't they? I guess it probably depends on the intensity of the feeling or the personality of the person concerned. Okay, now I'm digressing. So about the movie... it really has a refreshing feel to it. Not overtly mushy, but there is a very restraint sweetness to the dialogues. The leading lady is perpetually confused, but I guess women (smtimes men too) in love do behave that way. Sme women tend to lose all their focus when they are in love. STILL, she is a very practical woman. I think howmuchever people advice u to follow ur heart, decisions made with the heart rarely work out well. And in matters of the heart, it can be extremely difficult to listen to ur head. Forgot to add....Trisha managed to get that sexy-homely look and their chemistry was good. So go watch it!




5 comments:

An Open Book said...

i just cant stand the hero...

Pointblank said...

Its the first time that m watching his movie. And I liked him in this.

Anonymous said...

Simbu is a monkey who escaped from vandalur.

Pointblank said...

@ Anon - Lol! really?

Shades of Grey said...

I LOVED this movie. Always hated Simbu but was a fan of Gautham Menon - so, thanks to GM, I saw a new side to Simbu.