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February 22, 2011

Payanam (பயணம்)

Filed under: movie — Tags: , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 12:43 am

Movie: Payanam
Cast: Nagarjuna, Prakashraj, Chaams, MS Baskar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Prithviraj
Director: Radha Mohan
Verdict: Loved it!
Thanks to Praveen‘s recommendation, caught this movie in the theater over the weekend. The movie didn’t disappoint. No songs in the movie and you don’t even miss them. Loved the screen play. No vulgarity, no unwanted scenes or no separate comedy track. Clean, decent movie. Kudos to Radha Mohan. Nagarjuna looks very young and fit for a 50+year old and he fits perfectly for the commando role. It was so refreshing to see Nagarjuna with no hero build up, no special opening scene/song. Prakashraj has really showed restraint and has not over-acted. And that is appreciated. After a long time, a movie made me laugh out loud in the theater especially the scenes between Prithvi and Chaams. I have become a fan of Chaams. His dialogue delivery is awesome. His performance is always memorable. (eg. Irumbu kottai murattu singam, Aaru and this one to name a few).
Over all it is a wonderful entertainer for which I wouldn’t mind shelling out the steep bay area ticket price!



  1. I watched the movie too and LOVED it 🙂 Such a no-nonsense film. If I *have* to complain, I’ll complain about the annoying movie-director guy(who tried some comedy?) in the movie. Towards the end of the movie, I wanted to slap him, ask him to shut up and get Nagarjuna to do the planning soon. And I’ve the same thoughts as you reg Nagarjuna’s looks!

    I came to your blog today because I haven’t seen you around in a long long time and thought I’d come here and find an email id in which I can mail to check on you. And I come here to see two new posts staring at me 🙂 All ok?

    Comment by Revs — February 28, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    • Revs, Loved the movie. As for Brahmanandam’s(movie director) role, since this movie has been made in Tamil and Telegu, guess, Brahmanandam was there to please the Telegu audience!
      And I am here well and good! Just that couldn’t think of what to write.

      Comment by yaadayaada — February 28, 2011 @ 4:39 am

  2. Hi,

    First time commenting here, I have followed you now and then from yous sisters blog. Keep up the good work 🙂 .I was trying to find the theater here in Bay Area last weekend to watch the same movie, could not find out. Would you mind telling me which theater did you go to?


    Comment by Sujatha — March 1, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

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