Saturday, July 29, 2006
23rd King Pulicasi (Tamil Movie)
Finally went to the palace (I mean Drive-in theater) to see our Emsai Arasan 23rd Pulicasi. The climate was very nice last evening, with cloudiness, and cool breeze form the sea.
Emsai Arasan 23rd Pulicasi was a movie based on the history, the period of the British’s in India. The story: twin princes born to Veera Chozhapura Palayam King, as 23rd child (22 child have born and died), but the queen’s brother, evil mind Rajguru, hold the elder child (who was innocent) with him and separate the young child (who was intelligent) and gave it to kingdom’s doctor to leave into the Vaigai River. Rajguru craves to have the control of the kingdom in his hand, so he grows the elder son as foolish king and keep in his control. The young children was got in the hands of doctor’s wife, and like to take him as their son and give him good education and grow him as a brave and valiant warrior. The elder son was named as 23rd pulikesi, and younger son was Ukkrabuddhan.
By the advice of his Uncle Rajguru, Pulikesi join hands with British and sign many things like digging gold, selling Liquor, and paying tax for them, by these activities the people in the country disliked the heartless king and a revolution force was organized by the young Ukkrabuddan to destroy the rule of Pulikesi, and the king’s relation with British. In this situation, the younger Ukkrabuddan, saw the king, and wonder he was like him and comes to know of the past and realize that Pulikesi was his brother. In between the Commander-in-chief try to kill the king for his cruel rule and the king was caught by revolution force and Ukkrabuddan impersonation and went to kingdom as Pulikesi and changed the rules and broke the hands with British. And the Elder Pulikesi was sent to prison, to realize how was his punishment to the people. Did the twins meet? What happed to the Rajguru is he dies or realizes his fault? What happen to the kingdom? Is the remain story.
Vadivelu as Pulikesi and Ukkrabuddan (twins), an appreciating acts. The vadivelu not even need to talk any dialogue, we laugh when see him on the screen. His funny questions and punishments make us laugh, where ever the scene when the minister with pulikesi, is very comedy, esp. the scenes when Pulikesi get angry on the security for not tell the dialogue rajathi raja, raja marthanda… (Me too forget…. Pls don’t give me any punishment pulikesi) properly, so the minister will tell I will kill him now, where is my sword, sorry king, I have forget to bring the knife. The minister’s face expression make us laugh here.
When vadivelu talk the Kattabomman diagouge to the British captain, it was fully comedy, and the British captain’s Tamil words are very very funny. If Shivaj was lived now, sure Vadivelu will be wised by him. What a acting, riding the horse, showing White flag on the war time to their enemy country, going to the bear hunt, and got shame by the bear. There are two heroines who come only for the song. Nasser as Rajguru, his face expression was very new, and too his hairstyle. Songs take us to the 60’s 70’s, every song are different, the first one Aada va pada va (come to dance, come to sing) was super, vadivelu was lucky to play with the girls in the harem. The female voice in this song was very sweet, esp. the voice for this lyrics alagu rasi nerunge enthan pakkam va da, avasarama ennku oru mutham thaa da….. The background music was wonder, Music director Sabesh-Murali; part was very a big support for this film. The climax statement by the king Pulickesi to the people remembers our politician’s election’s promise. The film was directed by Simbu Devan, we have to appreciate his idea of taking a film based on the history, the clean Tamil dialogue was a plus point for this film. The art director’s settings show the real fort before us. My favorite Director Shanker has produced this film, thanks for taking a whole comedy film. I enjoyed well, by eating Ice-crème, popcorn, even finished the dinner in the theater.
Thanks for read this long post:)