Tamil Movie Chandramukhi - Review
What the heck was that?
"lakka lakka lakka lakka lakka" :-O
huh. Honestly I was very disappointed with this movie. This is not at all a Rajinikanth movie. The screenplay was bad and direction was even bad. Vasu's earlier Rajini movies Panakkaran, Uzhaippali and Mannan were all super hits and I liked them. Particularly Mannan very much. But this one was no where near those movies. You can't say who is hero and who is heroine. So many casts and all come and go for a while and it looked like a stage drama than a movie. Definitely not a Rajini movie. He is definitely not a super star in this movie. Just an ordinary star. The songs were also not good. Except 2 songs the rest were below average. In my eyes, this looks like a telugu masala movie.
Rajnikanth's unique selling points are his Domination, Style, Punch dialogues, Formidable opponent and none of them were present in this movie.
Why is Sachin, Sehwag and Afridi famous? They are aggressive on the field.
Why is Shoaib Akthar famous? He bowls damn fast.
They are successful because of the unique talent they have.
Rajini's success formula unique to him alone are his Domination, Style, Punch dialogues, Formidable opponent. He has to stick to that.
I can understand that he did not want to give any political message or something like that in the movie. But still he could have done a Mannan, Annamalai or Baasha.
If he wanted to do a comedy, he could have done a 'Thillu Mullu'.
If Chandramukhi was an experiment, in my eyes, the experiment failed.
After reading the reviews and seeing the movie myself I said to myself 'This looks like a Visu movie'. One of my friend told that Visu could have done the role Rajini did in this movie. I agree with her.
The most funny scene I liked in the movie was where Vadivelu, wandering alone in the Ghost Palace saying 'Mapillai... mapillai... maappu... ada vechitaangaya aappu'. That was hilarious.
After watching the movie I asked few people in the theater what they felt. They said it was ok, they liked the movie. Some said it was better than Baba. But I did not like it.
May be it's just me.
I hate the wire-Fu stunts in such movies. It is so artificial.
After watching Chandramukhi I came home and turned on Sun TV. Baasha was running. Now, that's what I call a Super Star Rajini movie. He kicks ass.