FAST FORWARD 2008-KOLLYWOOD

It has been a pretty dissappointing year for all the fans of the bigger and well known stars of tamil nadu while films with a smaller budget and lesser knwn stars had struck gold!!! This is a showdown of the best and the worst movies of 2008,this time from kollywood. lets roll…

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1. DASAVATHARAM

***ing: Kamal Hassan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat.

Directed by: K.S.Ravikumar.

Kamal hassan’s magnum opus was perhaps the only big budget movie to have survived this year. With Kamal Donning 10 roles it was a total treat on screen.

2. SUBRAMANIAPURAM

***ing: Jai, Sasikumar, Swathy.

Directed by: Sasikumar.

The dark horse of 2008, a classic movie set in the rustic 1980’s feel made its way to the hearts of many with some spellbound storytelling and soothing music. “”Kangal Irandal”” is an anthem for lovers now. A landmark tamil movie.

3. ANJAATHE

***ing: Narein, Prasanna, Ajmal, Vijaylaksmi.

Directted by: Myskkin

If “Chitiram Pesudathi” was good, this one was better. Yet another winner with some tout screenplay and an engaging story made sure the producers laughed all the way to the bank. A trendsetter nonetheless.

4. YARADI NEE MOHINI

***ing: Dhanush, Nayanthara, Karthik Kumar.

Directed by: Mithran.R.Jawahar.

This one is for the family. A perfect family entertainer went on to become one of the biggest grossers of 2008. It also catapulted Dhanush to the bigger league and made Nayanthara the queen of bollywood.

5. SAROJA

***ing: S.P.Charan, Shiva, Premji Amaren, Vaibhav, Vega.

Directed by: Venkat Prabhu.

Venkat Prabhu proved that his Chennai-600028 was no flash in the pan with this one. He also intoduced a new Genre to the public. An edge of the seat thriller with some perfect comic moments made saroja a household name. A youth carnival.

MISSED THE BUS!!!

These are some movies that were good but not good enough to make the top cut…

  • VARANAM AAYIRAM
  • SANTOSH SUBRAMANIAM
  • DHAAM DHOOM
  • POI SOLLA POROM
  • POO

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1. KUSELAN

***ing: Rajnikanth, Pasupathi, Meena, Nayanthara.

Directed by: P.Vasu.

A disaster of a movie from P.vasu who thought that having Rajnikanth in the movie would rake in the moolah. Could have been a good movie if only he had concentrated on the script. People made sure they were nowhere near the theaters where the movie was on. Kuselan tops the list.

2. SATHYAM

***ing: Vishal, Nayanthara, Upendra.

Directed by: Rajasekhar.

Nothing much to say about this movie. Vishal talked away to glory all throught making it a happy sleeping sesssion for the people who were dumb enough to watch this dud. A total disaster.

3. SAKKARAKATTI

***ing: Shantanoo, Vedhika.

Directed by: Kalaprabhu.

Yet another no brainer movie which came out with lotsa hype around it. The director made a mess of A.R.Rahmans mesmerizing tunes by picturizing it the worst way possible. Phew!!!the only relief people got was that the movie was just 120 mins long.

4.  INRALOGATHIL NA.AZHAGAPPAN

***ing: Vadivelu.

Directed by: Thambi Ramaiah.

Touted to be a comic caper, this was perhaps the only movie that gave audiences more pain than laughter. Vadivelu got a reality check to his hero image.

5. SEVAL

***ing: Bharath, Poonam Bajwa.

Directed by: Hari.

Perhaps the first time hari has failed at the box office. An Awry story with some over dramatic and over the top acting by barath failed to impress many. A dud nevertheless.

COUNT ME IN!!!

Many many moe duds that might not have made the top 5 but were equally unimpressive.

  • KURUVI
  • BHEEMA
  • DURAI
  • DINDUKKAL SARATHY
  • AND MANY MANY MORE…


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FAST FORWARD 2008-BOLLYWOOD

As 2008 is nearing an end, here is a look at the Hits & Pits from the world of BOLLYWOOD. This rating is strictly based on the fact that these movies made an impact on me. They might have made me dance,sing,cry,have fun, or have done absolutely anything that amused me. So here goes…

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THE HITS

1. ROCK ON

***ing: Farhan Akthar, Arjun Rampal,Prachi Desai.

Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor.

A wonderful movie about the reunion of a rock band that had split due to differences and ego problems with some great music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. A must watch if u hadn’t till now. Rock On takes top honours.

2. JODHAA AKBAR

***ing: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwaria Rai Bachchan.

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker.

A period movie set on the times of King Jalaluddin(AKBAR). A poignant love story with some great chemistry between the lead pair set the screens on fire.

3. JAANE TU YA… JAANE NAA

***ing: Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza, Manjari Phadnis.

Directed by: Abbas Tyrewala.

A story of friendship,love and fun with entirely newcomers in the lead role and foot tapping tunes from A.R.Rahman that made it big at the box office. It also made Imran Khan(nephew of Aaamir Khan),the heart throb of bollywood land. This film takes the honours for being the first big hit of 2008.

4. A WEDNESDAY

***ing: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill.

Directed by: Neeraj Pandey.

A film with a stong social message with power packed performances by nasseruddin shah and anupam kher. The rise of the comman man made an impact at all centeres.

5. DASVIDANIYA

***ing: Vinay Pathak.

Directed by: Shashant Shah.

Loosely based on THE BUCKET LIST, this movie tells the tale of a man whose days are numbered. Watch out for Vinay Pathak in this joyful and soulful tale. The music by Kailash kher deserves special praise.

JUST MISSED IT!!!

These are a group of movies that may not have made it to my top 5 but are the once u shouldn’t have missed this year.

  • AAMIR
  • RACE
  • OYE LUCKY!! LUCKY OYE!!
  • WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR
  • FASHION
  • DOSTANA

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1. TASHAN

***ing: Akshay Kumar,Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor.

Directed by: Vijay Krishna Acharaya.

Arguably the worst movie to have hit the screens this year with a shabby storyline and anil kapoor,s damaged HinGlash(English). Even Akki could not save this box office disaster.

2. LOVE STORY 2050

***ing: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra.

Directed by: Harry Baweja.

A futuristic love story between a guy and his lost lover, even robots acted better than the lead pair. There was no love in this love story and the future was never so bleak.

3. MANN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM.

***ing: Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat,Paresh Rawal.

Directed by: Sanjay Chell.

The purpose of why this movie was made is still not known. What more can in say about this audience killer. I recommend you to not even watch it on dvd or a tv premiere.

4. KARZ

***ing: Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila matondkar.

Directed by: Satish kaushik.

A remake of the old Karz with some unbelievable bad acting and an equally unbelievable storyline made sure the audiences stayed away from theaters. So long Himesh!!!!!!!

5. HELLO

***ing: Sohail Khan, Amirta Arora.

Directed by: Atul Agnihotri.

Based on the novel ONE NIGHT AT A CALL CENTER by chetan bhagat, this movie was the worst adaptation one could ever make of the book. No wonder hello is in the top 5 of the wrong side.

JUST MISSED IT!!!

Some equally bad movies which gave the audiences a nightmare at the movies.

  • KRAZZY 4
  • CONTRACT
  • WOODSTOCK VILLA
  • SAAS BAHU AUR SENSEX
  • BLACK AND WHITE
  • SUNDAY

and the list goes on…………