Thursday, November 8, 2012

3- Moonu

I know! I had the same look on my face when I first heard this was a movie's name.
When I then found out that the song 'Why this Kolaveri Di' is a part of this movie, my first reaction was WHAAAAT THE FUCK!!??!!

As we know, the song went on to become a viral sensation across the globe and it was on everyone's lips, hello-tune, ringtone and every freaking cab played it.
In a couple of months all the hoopla about it died. I thought that the movie, like the song would be funky one.

About 6 months ago, I downloaded this movie and it was nothing like the song. I for some reason could relate myself with it very strongly.

 And, that was it. I never watched that movie again until 3 months ago. Since then, I've watched it over a dozen times. May be 20 times too! The storyline is simply awesome. College life romance to marriage to the male lead's death-- Everything was smooth. Not for a minute did I feel bored all these times. Dhanush, I thought was a useless hero, but he changed my opinion of him with this movie. He's not good looking but sure can act. He's Rajnikanth's Son-in-law now, so probably a little talent brushed off! Shruti Hassan as usual looked stunning and did a fine job in the movie. Complete justice to the intense scenes she had to play.

The lyrics in every song in that movie related with me. I'm a Tamilian who can just about do better than 'manage' when it comes to my mother tongue. Yet, I could understand every word in every song in this movie. Without a binding agent, I was instantaneously bound to this movie forever.

These songs play all the time in my head. My playlist on youtube is filled with 4 songs from this movie.

I possibly suffer from bi-polar disorder too in addition to a few more orderly disorders! :)

Here are songs I love the most from this movie-- in no specific order...

-- Nee Partha Vizhigal

-- Kannazhaga

-- Po Nee Po

-- Idhazhin Oram

The two Instrumental tracks also are awesome. Just something about them which bond with me. What? I have no clue.

--Full of Life(Theme Music)

--Rhythm of Love

The complete audio track on Youtube is here-----

The posters might seem a little misleading. Don't rent this movie if you're making your decisions after looking at the posters. This is not a movie for the Home Alone times! It's definitely a family flick.

I'm not sure how long this link will stay alive for.. But here it is.. The entire movie on Youtube, with English Subs.

The film's already at the 41 minute mark on my video player as I'm typing this...



Anonymous said...

I liked this movie too... especially when I'm not into watching Indian movies for fucks sake at all.

Been a bit regular (read once 3 months) .. on watching couple of tamil movies this year. Turns out to be far better scripts than what I see in our state.

Here's what I had to say about Moonu... somewhere in August this year I think:

Top notch acting by both Shruti Hassan and Dhanyush.

Graphics team should have done better job than using Matrix type hologram for hallucinating people.

Story is very nice and realistic.
Surprised that it didn't do well at box office? Guess people want heros that show off six pack and can hit and break walls with bare hands... oh and happy ending too.

5/5 from me for this movie. Must watch - tamil version."

rohit Iyer said...

yeah I agree.. What's with watching Tamil movies? Malayalam passe'?

Tamil flicks sure cook up great scripts...

Good take. I'm guessing the Matrixed hallucination was to differentiate ghosts from hallucinations. Our industry has picturised Ghosts in every possible manner other than this I feel!

The movie was damn close to reality. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

> What's with watching Tamil movies? Malayalam passe'?

I've always watched Tamil movies earlier too.

Never remember willingly watching a Malayalam movie.
Know what I mean? :)

> I'm guessing the Matrixed hallucination was to differentiate ghosts from hallucinations. Our industry has picturised Ghosts in every possible manner other than this I feel!

Jeah, well I guess you got the logic on this one.
It's like they hit a dead end on creativity for this one.. all options used up :)