Karthi in Paruthiveeran is a hit
Nayagan – 60
16 Vayathinilae – 58
Salanagai Oli – 56
Autograph > 50
Enagaeyo Ketta Kural > 50
Going by the list above, Ameer has almost ended up within the biggies. His previous movie Raam was also appreciated by the critics and masses alike and also won two awards at the Cyprus International Festival held last year here.
I didn’t like the movie as a whole. I am not a big fan of too much melodrama and tragedy and personally prefer lighter themes with interspersed comedy. Would i watch this movie again, i probably won’t. The sequence in the middle, the song with the eunuchs, what was that ? It looked like that the script for the next scene was not yet ready and something had to be shot with all the available people on that day. It was a mess. A long, “something-like-a-song”, it looked to be never-ending. This is probably the nth time we are seeing a movie where two families related by a marriage in the previous generation split up and their children try to hook up.
But, there were many positives in the movie. The screenplay was excellent. Kudos to Ameer for that. The characters were well-chosen. I particularly liked the one playing the relative of Priya Mani’s dad, the guy with the coarse voice. The sections shot with the kids were amazing and i liked the change of colour for those scenes in the past.
Karthi was amazing for his first movie. He looked like he was acting in his hundredth movie. He handled all kinds of emotions with ease. Priya Mani too was very good. In fact, she had to handle a lot more of crying and shouting and she did that very well. The choice of each and every person to play a character seemed to perfectly match the requirement.
Here are some pictures where were taken when Ameer and Karthi were here in Cyprus. Enjoy!