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September 20, 2011

Mankatha(மங்காத்தா)

Filed under: movie — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 11:19 pm

Pros:
Ajith seems to have enjoyed doing the movie and the bad boy image suits him better.
Ajith carries the entire weight of the movie.
Fast paced(Although the songs and Premji slow it down a bit)
Venkat Prabhu stuck to the script instead of changing it according to Ajith’s perceived image.
Lakshmi Rai, Arjun, Arvind have done a good job supporting Ajith. Lakshmi’s role is the meatiest of all.

Cons:
Too long
Mediocre to bad supporting cast. (Premji, Magath, Vaibhav to say the least)
The background score and songs weren’t impressive
They could have cast some one other than Premji for the geek character. Couldn’t imagine a character like Premji hacking into highly secured systems
Lot of scenes remind one of the many Hollywood movies that we have all seen. (Onna renda eduthu solla.)
The women in the movie other than Lakshmi Rai are fully wasted

Overall, the movie can be watched one time. Decent entertainer. For me this is the thrid Ajith movie in theatre. The first one was Vaali, which was pretty decent. The second one was Citizen. (I still have nightmares about that, so let us move on), the third is Mangatha, which is a decent movie.

By the way, the censor board, apart from bleeping out the profanities, also blurred some of the bloody scenes and some of the hips and bellybuttons. I have a question(Enakku oru unmai therinjaganum), when they freely show the bikini clad women prancing around, why are they blurring the hip that peeks out of a saree. Strange people I say!! Did this happen in all theatres or were we in a special theatre?

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5 Comments »

  1. ha.. seriously? saree la theriyara hip ku ivolo importance – ellarum ‘kushi’ padam paathu kettu poitanga!

    Comment by Reva — September 21, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    • Reva, yes seriously! The movie censor board has gone crazy. Or maybe Venkat Prabhu did this to get the U/A certificate. But what about the bikini clad women!! Beats me!

      Comment by yaadayaada — September 23, 2011 @ 7:03 am

  2. So watched it?

    I must say, instead of ‘I liked the movie’, I ‘loved Ajith’. Kya guts man?! Totally threw the image, all the 50th movie hype and enjoyed what he did. Felt Andrea and the other woman who marries the adiyaL to be a waste. Trisha not so much, at least she was means to an end in the script.

    Comment by utbtkids — September 22, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    • Yup! V loved it thanks to all the action! Trisha was there for a purpose in the story plus to show off her tattoos(I hear she charges separately for showing them off! More power to her!) And yes, admire the gutsy move by Ajith. I also liked that he dismantled the fan club right before the movie.

      Comment by yaadayaada — September 23, 2011 @ 7:06 am

  3. Hi why no golu photos this year?

    Comment by Anonymous — October 8, 2011 @ 4:07 am


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