Sunday, March 13, 2005

Ji...Ada Cheee!

Just saw the tamil movie "Ji", starring Ajit and Trisha. It is just like Tirupachi, a total waste of time. The first half didnt have any story or proper sequence and was going aimlessly, while the second half had some story but was filled with the usual stuff that happens in politics, which has already been shown in 10s of 1000s of movies. The title succintly puts it - Dont waste your time on it.

About Ji's Audio - Vidyasagar has composed some good music in this movie. The song "Ding Dong" by Madhu Balakrishnan and Madhushree is just amazing. The music is excellent in this song and the singers have also rendered it very beautifully - both the singers are very high in my favorite list of singers. The other song that I lied in this movie is "Ethanai Ethanai", the song is good, but the singer, Shankar Sampoke, has tried to over-pronounce the words in some places which gives a bad look, otherwise the song is pretty nice. Talking about Vidyasagar's music, his music in Chandramukhi, on first glance, was quite disappointing.

And Trisha, just like Tirupachi, has a very small role.

Verdict: Ji...Ada Cheee!


Blogger Surya said...

Dude , all movies coming out are crap. No new concepts, i think of the recent movies i saw Autograph was best.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Ding-Dong-Kovilmani is a class song. Hat's off to VS,Madhu( bala and shree).

I am very very impressed by VS's orchestration. Madhu Balakrishnan ( as discussed in several forums ) is a combo of Yesudoss-Jeyachandran.

Chandramukhi ...not sure where its going to end up...but again Madhu Bala and Asha's song is my favorite today.

FYI - My daughter's favorite song is 'Sarala Kondayil'. I think its in 'JI'.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger saranyan said...

Anand, did you read the review of Ji on It said "Azhage Un per Ajith ah" :)

Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Surya,
Yeah most of them are getting to be like that. I expect Chandramukhi to be no different. Mumbai Express could be a bit different as Kamal usually tries out different things.

Hi Narayanan,
I totally agree with you. Have you heard Vijay Yesudas, he is also good - my favorite is his "Kuch Pal" song from Phir Milenge. I really pay too much attention to Madhu Balakrishnan's song in Chanramukhi - should hear it again.
Yeah, that Sarala song is a small bit in the movie, but quite a catchy one.

Hi Saranyan,
These guys must have been paid to write this!!! :-)

Sunday, March 13, 2005 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Praveen said...

Cha..Achith-oda Chi-a naan innum chee-ala.

Achith has been acting really well after Red though. He should have taken the place of Narain. Wet weather-la "Mazhai nikkarthukulla"-nu target set panni win panni irupparu. Thalai pola varuma?

Sunday, March 13, 2005 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Harish said...

I could have saved 2 hrs of my life by jus watching the Ding Dong song alone. An awful movie! I downloaded it and the movie was divided into three files. Funny thing I noticed, Trisha doesnt appear in the second part (except in the last 8 mts or so)!

Sunday, March 13, 2005 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger satosphere said...

Its a longtime since I saw Tamil movies. It will be a long time before I see another one

Sunday, March 13, 2005 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Now I don't watch any tamil movies without reading a review from bloggers.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Narayanan

After your recommendation, I heard the Konja Neram song from Chandramukhi sung by Madhu Balakrishnan and Asha Bhosle - it's a very nice song and both have sung it very well. Good music too.

Hi Praveen,
Somehow he's just getting into the wrong movies. I liked his Attagasam to a certain extent, but Ji wasnt good. He needs to understand that he is competing with good and talented actors now, so he's got to choose his movies well. I dont think his F3 attempt would have led him anywhere. He tried it just like trying out a different flavor of coffee, dont think he took it that seriously.

Hi Harish,
Quite true. Yeah she's got a very small role, dont know why she's doing such roles.

Hi Satosphere,
Dont work too hard, dude. Good luck with your classes!

Hi Me,
I watch almost every movie that gets released, so doesnt make too much of a difference to me :-)

Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Krish said...

hahahaa..u saw 'Thala' movie...anyway, i didn't see it :).

The "Ding Dong" song is good!

Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Krish,

Yeah unfortunately :-(

Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Anupama Viswanathan said...

Thanks for the info..I will make sure I don't watch that movie..I am supposed to be in Madras and I didn't care to find out about that film - that is my state of affairs!! Now I don't regret it..:)
That "ding dong" song is up on FM all the time. It's good but repeated hearing makes you think its reaallly good!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:08:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Anupama Vis.

In fact, I have gone into this film-viewing frenzy only after coming here to the US. Thats a main source of entertainment/time pass, for most of the desis here. And yeah, the "ding dong" song is really good.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:00:00 AM  
Blogger Surya said...

I was a bit late in getting to watch Ji, wife slept midway with a headache. I stayed put to see where Ajit screwed up. I think it was the end where Ajit goes scot free after murdering 2 guys. Thats where he lost. I would have wanted to see Ajit reform the system after his vicory, instead the script went haywire and turned him to a murderer.
Trisha's role - I have a friend who is a telugu film buff and gave me all inside details of the industry, he has a cousin or someone in the studio. He tells me that the people who come in a few frames are not paid any remuneration but rather give a few curd rice packets to eat and sent home. That sums up Trisha's role in Ji.
My favorite lines in the movie
"Koncham Edam Kudutha, Thozh melaiye kai Vekaran",
"Teakadalai okandhu arasialum pesallam, teakadaila okandhu arasialum nadathalam". I want to add one more thing, i saw Madurey in FF and Cudnt watch Tirupachi,more than the first half which itself was in FF. But i think as far as dialogue delivery is concerned,in my opinion, Ajit was better was than Vijay who speaks as though there is Kozhakattai in his mouth. ( No offense to Vijay Visirigal)

Sunday, March 20, 2005 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Sorry, I forgot to read the comments.

Yeah, I like Vijay Yesudoss's song in Phir Milenge. I was listening to it non-stop in my car for 1 week. What a song.

I am glad you like the song in chandramukhi.

Monday, March 21, 2005 6:29:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

To Surya,
Well, the real problem is they are still trying to tell us unbelievable stories. They should try to make it more believable. Yeah but the difference is Trisha would have got some lakhs and lakhs of rupees alongwith the Rice packets :-) No questions about Ajit being better than Vijay. I am still not quite sure how people can stand him.

To Mr.Narayanan
Yeah thats a very good song, although havent seen him singing a lot of those kinds of songs - maybe the Music Directors are not really using up his talents.
A second round of listening gave me a little more clarity on that song :-)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:27:00 AM  

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