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*SPOILER ALERT* It's ok for a one time watch, but one expects much much better from Mani Ratnam. Of all the Master's efforts, I found this his weakest effort. Lots of style with little substance. Santosh Sivan and V. Manikandan's cinematography of the lush locales is breath-taking, but scenery alone does not make a brilliant movie. It is basically the typical Hindi film revenge plot, but told from the perspective of the 'victim' of the vengeance seeker. It's even using the tired old sister and rape sequence. I know it's also based on the Ramayan, but as a non-Hindu, all of that means little to me. Acting by the main characters is all mediocre, but supporting performances by Ravi Kissen and Nikhil Dwivedi were both excellent. AB Jr.'s chak-a-chak was grating as much as Aishwarya's non-stop screaming. Let's hope next time Ratnam chooses different actors for his movie. These two were great in Guru, but very out of sorts here.
|6/10||aliikram@ - 114 reviews|
19.6.2010 - age: 26-35
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