Watched two movies over a weekend packed with work. King Kong
I had to choose between this and another movie, so I checked with IMDb. The rating for this one was a huge 8.1. The movie was ranked 166 in the list of the Top 250 movies of all time. Plus it was a Peter Jackson (of The Lord of the Rings fame) movie. So the choice was made.A few hours down the line I realised that even IMDb could take me for a ride. I have nothing positive to say about this movie, except that it was good in flashes, those flashes being few and far between. The script was rather commonplace. There was no trace of Peter Jackson or Fran Walsh anywhere. The movie looked like a poor rehash of Jurassic Park and Titanic (and a few other Tamil flicks, which were themselves poor rehashes from Hollywood!). Only the kids two rows in front of me found the movie interesting. Adrien Brody was wasted. But Jack Black was good as the bad Mr. Denham. Naomi Watts was passable. In toto, an avoidable movie. Kanda Naal Mudhal If someone in the Tamil industry has a finger on the pulse of the audience, it has to be Prakash Raj. After the success of Azhagiya Theeye, Duet Productions hits the screens with another urban romance that is
poised to already winning hearts across the state. Prasanna, Laila and Karthik are the toast of Tamil Nadu now.
Kanda Naal Mudhal is a warm movie, and the moviegoing public has latched on to it as if it were the perfect pill to escape a cold December. The movie showcases the fact that good movies don't need a star-studded cast, nor a nine-digit budget.
Crisp and neat performances, a decent screenplay punctuated with excellent songs - seems like a good formula for a hit. I'm not complaining!