Thursday, April 14, 2005
Chandramukhi - Been there! Seen it!
Will take you through the AMAZING experience of seeing a Superstar Movie
- First Day First Show.
The day started off pretty early. I woke up at 5.00 in the morning.
Sriga, Sriram, Murali, Sundar and myself, everyone assembled at Murugan
theatre, Ambattur, at 7.00 am. Yours truly was the first one to stand in
Y-E-S. I was the FIRST one to enter the theatre. Quite an achievement.
People had come with huge pumpkins, camphor, garland, posters, banners,
colour papers, rose petals etc etc. So, you can imagine the kind of
enthusiasm there. While I was standing first in the queue, the crowd
became restless, and we were all shouting to open the gates.
An inspector and a few constables came in. The show was scheduled at
8.30 am, but, seeing the crowd and their enthu levels, the show had to
be advanced to 8.15 am. The gates were opened, and we all ran in.
Inside the theatre, the rasigar mandram members climbed to the screen,
and 25% of the screen was covered by them. No advertisements. Straight
to screening the film. This time, the way SUPERSTAR Rajni would usually
appear has been changed slightly, and it looks cool.
I was a bit apprehensive about the entry scene of Superstar before
seeing the film. I was wondering if P. Vasu would be able to beat
Padaiyappa's entry. But, he DID it. The start was amazing. It was a
fight scene. (Yes!
The one you see in the trailer) The way Superstar's car swirls and
stops, and the way be kicks the villan, it couldn't get any better.
Pumpkins were broken, and of course, you just can't hear any dialogues
for the first 20 minutes.
The fight scene was great, with Superstar looking ultra-cool. No
cigarattes, just a bubble-gum style alone, and that too only in the
first scene. After the fight, the scene shifts to Prabhu's house, where
KR Vijaya makes a special appearance as Prabhu's mother. Due respects
are paid to Shivaji, and rightly so.
I am still wondering why Kamal Hassan is thanked in the credits. Any
The movie moves on to the bungalow which Prabhu buys. Vadivelu and
Rajini combination is a sure hit. Lots of comedy in this movie, unlike
Baba. The first song is 'Devuda Devuda'. The crowd erupted for a
'REPEAT' (yeah, including us of course), but, the policemen had their
say. Watch for who says 'Repeatu' in the song.
Rajini is young and dynamic. Unlike in many other movies, Superstar has
done most of the stunts himself. Ultimate. He is very young in this
movie, and very very stylish in the songs. (Especially the Bommi song)
The fights and the songs are for Superstar fans, and the film is for the
rest of the public. This is a sure 2yrs-80yrs movie, a thorough family
entertainer. No glamour, No vulgarity.
Nayantara's intro song is 'Kokku para para'. Keralathu kutti sooper. She
is simple and good-looking, best suited for the role. The real story is
after the interval. And it is Jothika all the way in the last 45
minutes. This performance of hers' would surely fetch her an award.
If "Actor Rajinikanth's" fan are missing him for all these years, you
would see our 'Parattai' (16 vayadhinile) in the 'Ra raa' song. The way
he says 'Laka laka laka' shows the villan actor in Superstar. And you
should see the response of the crowd.
The crowd won the battle when it came to 'O.. O.. Annanoda paatu'. The
inspector came in, and assured that the song would be repeated, and the
policmen were hailed by the crowd. You should see the way the inspector
When the song was played for the second time, Sriram couldn't be
controlled. He danced with all enthu with anyone who he saw on the way
to the front. And I too danced for sometime. Shouts and Whistles all the
way, and we have lost our vocal-chord now.
It is only after this song does the story starts. Jo's eye-expressions
are too good. I guess Simran wouldn't have given such a performance.
The last song 'Ra raa' - Jo excels again. And that is the climax. After
the 'Chandramukhi' in her is satisfied burning 'Rajini', the way she
says 'Laka laka laka' - watch for that. Good performance Jo!
This film is very very different. No punch dialogues, no cigarattes, no
heroism that is out of the story. A neat film, 200 days material. You
would definitely see a different Rajini in this. If you expect a
Padaiyappa or a Baasha, then, you might not be satisfied with this one.
But, if you want a good film with substance and a bit of Superstarism,
then, this is it. Go with your family after 25 days (if you want to see
the film with dialogues) and enjoy.
Taken from www.theultimatereality.blogspot.com