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Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu

yeto-vellipoindi-manasu-posters-1Gautam Vasudev Menon… comes back after 3 years, with “Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu”… Though the story is nothing new, and has predictable turns at every point, he has not lost grip on the narration and the scenes. The plot is a typical Boy-Girl love story from school till marriage and their relationship issues. Gautam succeeded in showing the subtle emotions and confusions that arise at every stage of a relationship from both the perspectives of a boy and a girl. Naani as Varun and Samantha as Nithya adds freshness to the movie and has given their best performances. Samantha impresses with her natural acting, depicting emotions of all 3 stages of life, school, college and later. Great work with costumes, especially that of Nithya. (I fell for Samantha every time she appeared in different costume). Prabhu has done a decent job with his camera.

That Girl In Yellow Boots

From off-beat mainline movies, Anurag Kashyap is moving towards ART. It is a great leap for the sensitive artist in him, but kalki.. man my admiration for her doubled for she has penned down this amazing story with Anurag.. Narating a story on screen is one thing but conveying things with indirect reference is a challenge in any art form. The Yellow Boots, Ruth’s search for her father, her job, coke ridden boyfriend and much more references, each start to get deeper the more we dig into it. The narration never gets elaborative about any of this (which would have made it boring) but ignites the necessary spark in viewers thoughts.



The beginning few minutes of the movie gives a clear message to the popcorn lovers that its not the kind of movie that they would really enjoy, allowing them with a chance to walk out. But for who stays, the world of Ruth begins to open up. It is a world of constant search and struggle. Search for existance, identity struggle for living. Finally when she meet, what she thinks, her destiny, it just turns out to be more horrifying than the struggle.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಿನಿಮ – july 2011

ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ಬಂದ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಎರಡು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು “ಜಾನಿ ಮೇರಾ ನಾಮ್” ಮತ್ತು “ಯೋಗರಾಜ್ ..but”.


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ಪ್ರೀತಂ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ಪಕ್ಕ commercial ಚಿತ್ರ ಜಾನಿ.. ಎಲ್ಲ ವರ್ಗದ ವೀಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದು ಇಡಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ಎಲ್ಲ factorಗಳನ್ನೂ  ಅತಿ ಸೊಗಸಾದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಚಿತ್ರದ ಚೌಕಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತುಂಬಿ ಇಟ್ಟಿರೋದು ಅದ್ಭುತ. ಕಥೆ ಅತೀ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಆದರು ಸಹ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ  ಹೊಸತನದಿಂದ ತುಂಬಿದೆ.. ಹರಿಕೃಷ್ಣರ ಸಂಗೀತಕ್ಕೆ ಭಟ್ಟರು ಮತ್ತೆ ಕಾಯ್ಕಿಣಿಯವರ ಪದಗಳು ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡು, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ  ಪ್ರೀತಂ ಅವರ ಸೃಜನಾತ್ಮಕತೆ ಸೇರಿ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದಿರುವ ಹಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ತೆರೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ನೋಡುವುದೇ ಒಂದು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಅನುಭವ. ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ರಮ್ಯಳ ಅಭಿನಯ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ನೈಜವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣತ್ತೆ. ಆದರೆ ಕಡೆಗೆ  its ವಿಜಿ who steals the show. Mannerism, dialogue, acting ಎಲ್ಲ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲೂ  ಬಹಳ matured ಆಗಿರೋ ಕಲಾವಿದ ವಿಜಿ. ಬಹಳ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಸರಳವಾಗಿರುವ ಕಥೇನ ಒಂದು ಸುಂದರ  ಕಲಾಕೃತಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿ ತಮ್ಮ caliberನ prove ಮಾಡಿರೋ ಪ್ರೀತಂ, ಇನ್ನು ಸೀರಿಯಸ್ noteನಲ್ಲಿ, ಮುಂದಿನ ಹಂತದ ಸಿನಿಮ ಮಾಡೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗಬೇಕು.. ಅದು ನಮ್ಮ ಇಂದಿನ ಚಂದನವನ(sandalwood as called by hamsalekha)ದ  ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯ. ಕನ್ನಡೇತರರಾಗಿ ಹೋಗ್ತಿರೋ crowdನ pull ಮಾಡೋ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಇದೆ.. Overall, ಜಾನಿ  ಒಳ್ಳೆ  ಸಿನಿಮ. ಇದನ್ನ ಹೇಳೋ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆನೆ ಇಲ್ಲದೇ.. It has proved itself.

A legend in the make!!!

Its been quite a while since I watched a telgu movie.. After “Leader” and “Ye maaya chesaave” I had kinda taken a break from telgu movies. It so happens that whenever i feel bored to the core and mind demands some awesom fun and entertainment I watch a telgu movie, preferring it in a theatre. Telgu Industry is one such dedicated place where movies are done with ultimate passion  and offers a lot of entertainment!

Leader – A Shekar Kammula movie

Everyone who has seen Shekar Kammula’s previous movies Anand, Godavari and Happydays knows his caliber as a director. He has a peculiar way of narration and has got his own style. Leader, like all his other movies moves in its own pace, a bit slower when compared to usual commercial flicks. Its a story of a 28year old PhD holder who becomes the CM of the state to fulfill his fathers last wish. Its about the vision of a great man and how his son gives up his successful career to make it a reality. Its about the Dirty politics v/s Value politics.

Leader - Movie by Shekar Kammula

Leader - Movie by Shekar Kammula

We have seen Shekar’s view on youngsters aspirant to join politics in one of his movie Godavari, and the same spirit is unleashed in Leader in full pledge and debut-ant Rana has carried it off so well which proves that he will become another valuable asset in the industry. The first half of the movie rounds on how Arjun (Rana) plan and execute to step into the chair of CM. The next part of the movie is about the hurdles and oppositions that he faces within the party and how he overcomes it. The survival makes him to compromise once with his values and he pays a lot for it which is a turning point in the movie. The narration picks up the speed nearing to climax and ends with Arjun winning the by-elections.