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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Parijatham - Tamil movie review

Kudos to Bhagyaraj for delivering a clean,humorous family movie in an age of Gansgter and rowdy movies. There is are no fights,no villans,less songs ( 3) , a major departure from the current trend. I managed to catch this movie at GV Yishun yesterday.

The storyline is simple. Sumathi (Saranya - Bhagyaraj's daughter who resembles her mother Poornima very much) works as a maid in Seetha's house. Seetha likes her so much and decides to marry her to Seetha's only son.Unfortunately Seetha dies in an accident. Her son (Prithviraj) & Husband (Prakashraj) do not know who was the girl chosen by Seetha. Saranya is reluctant to reveal the truth for the fear of being accused of aspiring for the wealth. How Bhagyaraj (in a lengthy cameo role) unites the pair forms the rest of the story.

Bhagyaraj's biggest strength is his screenplay. There are few in Kollywood who can challenge his mastery over Screenplay ( Andha 7 natkal,mundanai mudichu.......) . The first half of the movie is hilarious and its a novelty to have a fictional story (since the heroine is a writer) inside the main story . The Hero & heroine are adequate and do a fine job,though, Saranya seems to over-act a bit in the early part of the movie. Prakashraj does a good job with controlled acting. Bhagyaraj's acting is a bit overboard (but isnt that his style) and adds a certain cliche to an otherwise refreshing script. I liked the last song (shot in rain) which was quite melodious.

So if you are looking for some clean entertainment, Parijatham would be good value for money.

P.S : It was good to see Sarath Babu after a long time. Amazingly, he hasn't aged at all though his role was reduced to a maudlin soap opera.


  • do you watch tamil movie also? or compulsory?

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 8:24 PM  

  • i also saw this recently. i couldn't stand the voices of prithviraj and saranya. saranya needs to lose weight and improve on her acting.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:52 AM  

  • ila - dai..

    kaps - i think prithviraj used his own voice and thus had a thick mallu accent.yeah saranya is plump.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 3:08 PM  

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