Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Mankatha

Its just surprising that no matter how bad a movie is - the concept of subjectivity still applies. Really, how bad should the movie be for everyone to categorically agree that the movie sucks? When does it stop being "its your opinion. I like it btw" and get right into terrain of being an objective, un-refutable fact. Let us take Sam Anderson - who this movie refers to - as an example of a person who does bad movies. Are there people who still use the 'subjectivity' ticket and claim that his movies are watchable too?

Mankatha should be classified as a factual example of a bad movie with Ajith saying "Bladu bladu bladu bladu" in trailers instead of "money..". Maybe it should be called "A Venkat Prabhu Bore". So that there is no argument on the subject. Sometimes these movie makers shouldn't be allowed to talk about how much fun they had while shooting the movie. And how cool everyone was and what a riot the shooting process was. I dont care if Ajith made biryani for the crew or if he made Punnaku. I'd rather all these people had diarrhea for 60 straight days and were retching vomit - provided they give me a good movie. This way they suffer and I'll have some fun. The other-way around, which is what happened with Mankatha, was annoying.

I think Ajith was the reason why the movie didn't work for me. His lack of acting ability, dancing ability, shabby dialog delivery, dead-man expression, and his poor presence bothered me no end. From the first frame where he bursts into the scene - I saw in him a flabby fat man with a un-hide-able paunch and one who could not fit into police inspector clothes without looking shabby and out of shape. Spending so much build up to show Ajith as cool has not allowed Venkat prabhu to make a movie that is actually interesting. Take the scene where Ajith waltzes to some western classical music as he shoots and kills some burning baddies in a fight scene. I am sure Venkat prabhu intended this to be a cool scene where he wants to portray Ajith as a person who enjoyed being part of tight, near-death situation. But it didnt land that way. Ajith looked pretty much like a stupid fat guy who is so stoned that he cant differentiate being in a duet song Vs being in a fight scene.

No amount of plot twists and turns could make up for the poorly explained, hastily described plot. The actual heist of stealing money from Arumugam Chettiar was dead on arrival and there was nothing clever about it. Premji Amaran's jokes fell flat. Venkat prabhu did not manage to pull a single joke that was irreverent or funny. Goa was more interesting.

I think he was better off making movies without these so called stars.

22 comments:

Opportunity cost of Rs 150 not gone to a beggar said...

Not an iota of acting skills this guy has. Wasted money on this shit. He is hopelessly out of choice now. He cannot be convincing in any genre now - that is what this movie proves.

And the end credits - thoo! Most of it seemed staged. Nothing was spontaneous.

And to rub salt to the injury, my friend screamed at the end, fag end of the movie - "Hey iva Angaadi Theru heroine thane!!!" Kadavule.

Twittereswari said...

Please ! Ajith is engaLa madiri youth oda inspiration. What ypu know ? #thalarockzzz

Anonymous said...

The first word of your blog post is wrong. "Its" should be "It's". Please correct it.

Jey said...

If you knew venkat prabhu ...this is his best work....

managed to pull it out quite successfully...

granted there are many mistakes in the film....like "long"== setup...which disrupts the scrreenplay

but as an average audience one can;t follow what;s going on in the screen...

my little brother slept during the movie :P

I said...

You set such low expectations that I thought the movie was not intolerable.

arunk said...

Looks like you are more pi$$ed off that there could be people who don't think like you than about the movie itself ;-)

Anonymous said...

One of the best movie in Ajith's career is Mankatha..

Regards,
Raja.

Venkat said...

Hawkeye,

how do you know so much about dialog delivery, acting ability and et all? Asst director a engayavathu work panningala? illa mani ratnam, shankar yaaravathu unga family friend a?

Hawkeye said...

venkat,

i watched the movie mankatha and that is how I found out that I did not like in the movie - all the aspects that you list.

i am unable to connect how working as an assistant director to these directors would act as a substitute to watching the movie.

Kokki Kumarru said...

I still don't understand how they really sat through the review along with the producers once the movie is ready to be distributed. Sathyama Enna Koduma sir ithu.

Kaber Vasuki said...

Sir, sir,

It's not such a bad movie. For the first time in my life I really enjoyed Ajith in a movie. I went for Venkat Prabhu. Honestly, I thought Chennai 28 was a little amateurish. Saroja, imo is Venkat Prabhu's best film. There is a waltz bit there too when the van tumbles. Goa was ok, ok. Mangatha was ok.

Venkat said...

this movie didn't deserve this review.., something like Kandasamy is a more deserving candidate when one wants to ridicule subjectivity..., it sounds like you almost refused to like anything about the movie, review yezhuditu moviea patha madri eruku..
avalo mosam onum elai..

Anonymous said...

I strongly disapprove this post for stating
"Goa was more interesting"

Anonymous said...

Another classic example of you forming an opinion about a guy and wanting to change it for no reason - naan pidicha muyalukku moonu kaal!! Ajith has performed quite well in this movie and I really enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

If a movie is for entertainment purpose , Mankatha will definitely entertain you. There is no rule that a hero should be perfect in dancing and fighting I agree that Ajith is not a perfect dancer, actor or fighter. But who is perfect??
In this film I feel Thala has given his 100% effort for the character plus his charisma and style. Surely it was not a dead man's performance but a deadly performance.

Anonymous said...

Oh Hawkeye, you Vijay fan, its not so hard to understand why you're so biased!

Anonymous said...

This blogger is suffering from cerebral palsy.

Anonymous said...

Pi$$ off....! you nonsense idiot.
Do u even know wat a good acting is or is all those people watching it insane. If so then you are right. but it turns out.. you were dead wrong 100 times.
Read the first line again.

Anonymous said...

Good Movies does well in the box-office and Bad movies doesnt. Ultimately in is the peoples choice!
so U got your review wrong!

Anonymous said...

Your Hawkeye blogspot never deserves audience for posting false information as your review.Actually yours is flop blog.i will rate 0 and dislike for your blog and reviews.

I wasted my precious time by reading your useless review. Better read some good books to improve your knowledge. Grow up baby... I'm not impressed!!

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Anonymous said...

Movies are just entertainment. Its not a place of any race. Watch the movie and enjoy it. If boring, then there is lot more to do. This kind of review is worthless. Reviews should say both plus and minus. But here only minuses are mentioned.