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Movies about making movies – Vellithirai (#atozapril challenge)

This was easy one from “Tossing it out” on letter M for april challenge.

Velli thirai ( “silver screen”) is a 2008 Indian regional movie(Tamil) which candidly exposes the stark realities of movie world clouded with jealousy,  intellectual cheating, money, power, casting couch culture, etc.  while  the plot itself is a brilliant refresher, the way the movie was shot is something of an tremendous effort from a debut director, Viji.  Prakash Raj, the producer and also the lead actor in this movie has once again proved that he can do a good job of nurturing the right talented entrant directors.

While the theme of “EVIL PERISHES, GOOD SUSTAINS” is reinforced, the last few scenes where the crew ensure to complete their movie (within the movie) is intelligent and keeps the viewers guessing on what will happen next  –  the actors were in the form, story was flowing naturally and it was a perfect ending !!

I watched this movie twice and am sure will watch it again!

Flying film

Letter F for the A to Z April Challenge.

Payanam  (2011)  movie  –  It is one of those thriller which brought in the freshness to the tamil movie industry.  Prakash R did it again as a smart  producer and Radha Mohan proved himself again as a great director  –  a movie completely shot within the airplane, no songs (which are typical of all the south indian regional films) and still made me sit through the movie with complete attention.

A very well planned movie script, great direction  –  when the hijack plot thickens and each one of the passenger play their role so naturally, i knew it was one of those exceptional regional movies which solely represented the director’s intelligence.  The movie had only second tier actors (not the superstar categories)  –  still, it was one of those movies which I would want to watch again.

Watch definitely!

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