Friday, March 01, 2013

Aadhi-Bhagavan – My Vision

Ameer’s Aadhi-Bhagavan was suppose to notice for the technical background and action performed by Jayam Ravi in dual role and one of it showing bisexual or effeminate in character. The Tamil film released under the action crime genre was unrolled by ‘A’ certificate, due to some brutal violence and abundant showcase of liquor and smoke. The film began with a force of income tax raid at a VIP house in AP (Andhra Pradesh), shifts to Pattaya’s fun and frolic streets where Aadhi (Ravi) deals with a mafia group, the money he stole from the VIP by  acting as a strict IT officer – reminds Vikram in Kandhasami. 

Unlike the beginning, the remaining scenario wasn't interesting until Bhagavan (another Ravi) shows grace as a comic killer, whose girlfriend Rani accompanying Aadhi, flew to Mumbai to lead him into a police trap for rather resembling Bhagavan. Neetu Chandra as Rani does a pivotal role which is a rare phenomenon in male dominated Indian film industry; the martial artist and model turn actress delivered an outstanding performance as a pity waitress and devoted girlfriend of Bhagavan, to whom she could do anything.  At other hand Jayam Ravi exhibited a flourishing feminine mannerism and fascinate for women had well expressed his face and the smiling gesture has enhanced his comic character.

As Aadhi, Jayam Ravi wore a stylish court suite enveloping his Mafioso role. I find the most disappointing was perhaps the first half and lack of entertainment. The film’s many dialogues were a blend of multilingual changes according to cities traveled and the subtitles were sore  to read even watched through big screen – as usual the Prarthana drive-in theater. The movie doesn't show any strong reason or significance why Aadhi become a Mafioso and Rani could even die for saving Bhagavan while she well aware his affair for other girls and involve in lovemaking leaving her at living room. I know I am stupid if I seek for justice? He-he…

The most stunning overall was the chasing sequence that leads to bloodshed climax. The pursuing scenes remind me the enthralling ‘Bourne Ultimatum’ which is my favorite among the Bourne series. The film had touched many historical places of India during its course at rear end. The songs weren't significant and couldn't understand a bit. But the nightclub song at Pattaya, quite own Hindi lyrics had a good number of dance movements, other than the colorful Goan song and duet in Rajasthan desert. Music scored by Yuvan! I liked the theme Bhagavan…

Ameer’s ‘Aadhi-Bhagavan’ (Ancient God) is yet another movie, couldn't stop but compare with Hollywood grade and it only shows our attempts to resemble there rank rather uploading our own. I would give 2nd rank to this film on Ameer’s directorial venture and the 1st one would remain Raam – my all-time personal favorite of him.

Watch it if u were an action movies buff! I warn the first half was boring.

9 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Thanks for the review Jeevan !

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I wonder if I can find this movie over here in the states?

George said...

If the first half is boring, I'm not sure I would make it to the end. I'm more of a reader than a movie-goer. I hope you have a great weekend.

Jyoti Mishra said...

there's something fun about tamil films..
u end up enjoyin

deeps said...

thanks for sharing this one..
the last one i watched was kadal...

Destination Infinity said...

It's been a long time since I watched any regional language movies in theatre. Some Tamil came in 'Life of Pi', I don't know if that counts :) I am skipping this one as well...

Destination Infinity

PS: High time they stopped showing smoking and drinking scenes (by the hero) in movies.

Betsy Adams said...

Thanks for the review. We haven't been to a movie in a long long time... We watch TV dramas more..

BUT--I'm sure that there are people who would enjoy that movie.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Betsy

Meoww said...

Nice review. Too bad it is not a fun movie to watch... may be it will end up in youtube soon!

eden said...

Great review, Jeevan! I haven't watched a movie this year yet