Monday, June 16, 2008

dasavataleharate - some questions for whoever else paid cash money to go watch this crap.

1. why was giant ear-holed ajji clinging to the body of clay faced jaggesh lookalike at the end? does anyone know what that was about? did she assume they were related since they both had chapathi hittu faces?

2. this asin person, will she be giving up her acting career soon in order to marry some type of south indian producer/director? i'm just saying this would be one instance where i would absolutely support the giving up of a career to contribute to marital bliss.

3. wasn't jay leno's appearance like such an awesome surprise? who knew he could act?

4. how many monkeys do you think were killed during the making of this movie?

5. was anyone else disappointed that jayalalitha was played by jayalalitha?

6. how many tamil speaking japanese women do you think auditioned for the role of the hero's traitor friend's wife with the kick boxing talent?

7. do you think jains and parsis everywhere are offended that kamal didn't take the time to stereotype someone from their community?

8. the part about the cancer being destroyed by the bullet, that was by far my most favourite idea stolen from another b grade movie.

9. can i sue funasia cinemas for not informing me prior to entering the movie hall that the movie was in telugu and that it had no subtitles?

10. did anyone else take the day off to recuperate from this movie? no? just me? it's mother's birthday also so i had two reasons.

p.s. guess what today is? the premiere of weeds season 4. i have no idea why but i get showtime now. i'm not subscribed to it or anything but it's working so i get to watch weeds tonight. omg i'm going to die. the excitement is killing me. suck it khal.

alright alright ill record it and mail it to you if you beg.

oh and 'the happening'. loved it. shymalan wasn't in it though which made me very upset. other reasons i was upset - i had to sit on the stairs [carpeted and all with a little bit of pop corn thrown in for decoration/or emergency snack] because there were no seats left, which was why they weren't selling tickets to the show anymore but brother and i being as determined as we were to watch it bought tickets to kung fu panda and snuck into 'the happening' anyway. totally worth it.

55 comments:

khal said...

i hate you. I want free showtime also.

khal said...

i'm seriously in weeds withdrawal btw.... went back and looked at old episodes....

one more thing to be depressed abt regarding move to europe. :(

The Pseudonym said...

hyuk..hyuk...hyuk... Never be a Mundhiri Kottai( Cashew nut ) if you have to go watch an over hyped movie. Not all movies can do a Sivaji... Can they?

Ms Taggart said...

Aah.. now I am really thinking if I should go and watch this movie.. Must be one entertainer.. atleast I can sit and bitch abt that ego-maniac!

"Kpri" said...

yes they were totaly supposed to have that warning sign before the movie started
"no monkeys and idols were killed in the making of this movie"

i hope some lame animmal activist is constantly behind them for this

clay faced jaggesh was her long lost son who was supposed to feed her some rose milk.

i very well liked the way they showed the tsunami.
it wasnt shocking or dangerous or nething like that. it was more like
"hey ! water! and its summer! lets swim!"

when u ask , how many tamil speaking japanese chicks must have auditoned for the role..i dont know but i guess i can answer your question with another qn:

how many punjabi "doods" do bhangda and sing in tamil, that too with an unplugged electric guitar and then throw it off the stage with such grace , especially when they are on the verge of dying!!

and that 8 feet tall muzzlim dood. He seriously sounded liek he had 2 besan ladoos stuck in his mouth.

WOW!! i have never bitched about a movie so much. Feels guuuuuud.

Anonymous said...

how about karate chopping , pot belly flaunting vaishanva devotees...who also happen to sing when they get hung on metal hooks like so much meat ...was that melting face paatti make-up the same as the one used in Indian ? ( did they forget to refrigerate it or something ? )are all Japanese karate champs ? where did they find that chap who plays Manmohan Singh in the end ?

Anonymous said...

Oo! I knew the movie would be a joke!!! Thanks for the review.
I am so not going to watch it!
And "The Happening" is a very ncie movie.
-Lata

Rithish said...

@pri : So, thanks for the vote. Maybe now, I won't see the movie at all.. :o)

You took the day off 'cos of mother's day?!!? Didn't know you had kids... :-P

Idling in Top Gear said...

I'm gonna be a Tamilian in here and say that the plot was fairly decent, and there were a couple of really good characters, esp at the very beginning, but as the movie progressed, the direction/editing/ screenplay flopped big time, resulting in part Red Violin, part MI-3, part Muppets Movie.

Re: Grandma kamal and the activist, I think that was Kamal's way of showing caste equality!

Re: Japanese girl speaking Tamil - apparently Rajni is huge in Japan! So, who knows, may be there are girls in Japan that wannabe in Tamil movies! Chaos theory says anything is possible. Of course, they could've at least justified the character's knowledge of Tamil by playing a song from a "Superstar" hit on the TV at the traitor dude and his wife's house! But God, was it torture to hear her talk - everyone around me cringed!

In all, I am going to asssume that the first 15 mins was worth $1/min, which it well might be.

Bikerdude said...

Geeehehehehehe I musssst means mussst see it. Mother and fother went to see yesterday. they came off home silently and sat off like someone had thuppued on their shoes. Afterwards mother wept into her duppatta and said she never wanted to speak to anyone again.

Jhunka chukka jhanjhaka chakka I danced and came off. Ah the silence.

Dee said...

Jay Leno!!! Jaylalitha!! What he picked all the J ppl... I just have to see this movie, maybe it will help me get over the "Suicide-Inducing-Ambarish-movee" my MIL insisted on watching yesterday night..

perplexed said...

heheeheheeeee
i have gotta watch this movie!!...I don't watch south indian movies except if it is 'mungaru male' but this... oh.. i have to.. after reading your blog!!
it will be such a treat after my exams!! thnx pri!!

The Dude said...

yknow, normally I watch south indian movies only when i really feel braindamaged and want a laugh i can deal with at the time, but this movie I now have to check out, if only to see the cancer destroying bullet! its like rajnikant!! :D

You get weeds? damn, i really want to watch it, Im still on season 2, but since we dont get it on tv here, have to settle for a few episodes here and there and maybe a download now and again. cant even pick up a dvd of it anywhere! :P

was a little apprehensive about 'the happening' but with such a ringing endorsement (and the fact that you ditched kung-fu panda for it and liked it!) I think Ill chance it.
Cheers.

kavita said...

dubbing version combined with weed(s) overdose could be the reason for your aversion towards the movie! ;)

also echo IITG's thoughts on the Jap bit! you gotta check out the japanese chicks doing kuthu numbers on youtube.:P

@BD: idellam konjam too much! :p

Chethana said...

Close to what I have heard of the movie so far- my pals came out of the theater: crawling, barely alive.

Think will send free tickets to the ex.

Art said...

the movie would've been awesome if I was on acid.

~vagabond~ said...

I have never watched a south indian movie in my life but I'm going to hunt around for this one. Just to see the tamil speaking japanese woman. And a giant ear holed ajji. And Jay Leno in a South Indian movie. Does he speak tamil in the movie too? 8| I'm going to faint if he does. That would totally creep me out. And what is a chapathi hittu face? I'm dying to call someone that. :P

moody crab said...

cancer cured by a bullet??? :D

BTW, what happens if they catch u watching a movie other than the one u've actually paid for???

Bikerdude said...

@moody crab:
Reaction in India:
Aye thu *&^*(%(&%&^ bloody (&*(&^ ki *&^*&ki, beat beat kick, get out I say^(% (fisticuffs)

Reaction in Houston:
Ha'y'all doin?
Ah'm fahne honey. Ha'yall?
Ah'm fahne honey, Ha'yall?
(1 hour of this later, movie is almosht wover).
Honey ya'll gotta git oudda heer 'fore I git me ma gun and shoot the bajeebies outta y'all.'
Oh suuuuuuuure honey, see y'all.
Y'all take care y'hear?
Mmmmmmmmm- hmmmmmm? (easily 4 minutes)
Ba' honey
Ba' honey
Ba' honey
(25 minutes of this and movie is wover. Leave.)

Pri said...

bikerdude: bwahahahahahahaha. how are you such an expert on this? i've been here 8 months and all i can do is the 'mm hmmm' and the 'oh hell no!' ooh and the angry black girl neck move and even that i screw up because of all the bharatanatyam training. not a good combination!

Divya said...

Hehehe this seems like a must watch.. hey i sat through Aap ka suroor and enjoyed thoroughly while laughing non stop!
sneaking into movies.. that goes on my to do list :P

Anonymous said...

Been reading your blog for sometime now.. thumba channgide:-) , very conversational style.. cudn't resist commenting on this one.. I generally don't go watch regional movies..but went to this one and boy did I regret it.. whats with the tacky special effects and the hype that its the costliest movie ever made in India.. my a** :-) .. Ramsey brothers C grade booth movies have better special effects .. hahah.. and Asin was getting on my nerves..

Kishore

tgfi said...

ROFL @ Bikerdude's comment.

and pri, i loved the bit where u sat on steps and saw the movie.

Sam said...

1. I didn't have to watch that movie.. am glad for that... to top i do not understand teh language either!! :)
2. really snuck you way in??? dat was wicked!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Oye, Hotness... I love your blog title! I suggest you read through the text I am gonna paste below. Found it somewhere online...Makes a lotta sense. Here goes...



This is a forwarded message -

FOR THOSE WHO LOVED DASAVATHARAM AND ALSO FOR THOSE WHO CUDNT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT!!!!!!!!!!

Too many doubts about correlation of the movie, Chaos theory and Butterfly Effect have come into Picture….!!!

The movie clearly states about Chaos Theory and Butterfly Effect [Kamal says it in his Speech in the Movie ]

The concept of “CHAOS THEORY” and “BUTTERFLY EFFECT”, by itself is a complex concept, which mainly highlights the happening of huge unimaginable things because of least probable things…!!!!

Dasa although deals with these concept, but does not necessarily confuse anyone with it,,,, As i said earlier, its mainly “YOU”… that plays a factor in how the movie gets along with “YOU”.

You have got to be Case 1 or Case 2 as i have said earlier in this entry,,, No use being Half Baked…..!!!!

To just brief about these Concepts,

Q: What is Chaotic System ?
A: Basically a chaotic system is one wherein long term predictions are impossible.Like for example,if I push a car, I know that it is going to move and it will continue to do so if I go on pushing it on and on.However,in a chaotic system,this situation cannot be predicted over a long period of time.
Weather for example is a chaotic system.No matter how good your instruments are,you simply cannot predict the weather with 100% accuracy over a long term basis and forecast it.

Q: What is the Butterfly Effect ?
A: It is the most important component of a chaotic system.Basically,small perturbations results in amplifications which completely destroys the original nature of the system and makes prediction impossible.
If a butterfly flaps its wings in Africa,it could result in a cyclone in USA.(Mark the word COULD).A highly dumbed down explanation of the butterfly effect is in the film Anniyan,where Vikram’s sister dies because a liquor shop owner sells liquor on a dry day.

Q: OK, how does Dasa incorporate it ?
A: In essence,Dasa talks about 8 characters who are inconsequential as such,but are integrated in a larger picture.Without Bush,the plane would have been called back.Without Shinghen, Govind would be dead.Without the tsunami,the world would have been destroyed.Even Krishnaveni Patti plays a very important role.If she had not put the vial in the idol,maybe Govind would have recovered it then and there and a powerful weapon would have been unleashed.The very fact that it went into the idol meant that it was being accelerated to its destiny.Without Kaifulla Khan, Govind would have never escaped;the list simply goes on.

Q:OK,so does the film talk about theism or atheism?
A:Neither.It talks about how humans drive the destiny of the world.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The movie does Show ” A Butterfly ” flying accross the screen after the Tsunami Attcck, clearly indicating that the Tsunami is an Outcome of ” The Butterfly effect “.

ALSOOOOOOO……..

I said that the butterfly COULD cause a hurricane.That’s a huge probability. Would be a negligible probability. NOT a huge one. if that were true, we would have cyclones on an hourly basis as butterflies keep flitting all over Africa and u don’t have so many cyclones to account for a HUGE probability.
Chaos,relativity and quantum mechanics are so damn weird that you will think I am talking metaphysics and pseudoscience.

Like for example,according to quantum mechanics,there is a finite probability that you will fall right through a solid chair.And it is a PROBABILITY.
Even 10 to the power -26 is finite :-) .

But yes, Quantum Mechanics does allow for weird situations.

THE CONNECTION !!!!!

Guys check this link for a clear and complete explanation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect

In the above links u can see that butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of a tornado in a certain location..

So in dasavatharam that idol thrown into sea in 12th century is the cause for tsunami…. so everything is interlinked .The wiki entry also says that chaos could play an important role in plate techtonics. Which means even the 12th century incident is connected.

The 1st scene is perfectly connected to the climax, remember what Kamal says in the 1st scene, that he will not say “Om Nama Shivaya” , but Asin tells him to chant it , but still Kamal refuses , ( in this kamal in his story tries to tell that ) Nambi believes in his god more than anything, but Asin feels “Its ok if we change the god or chant other god’s name, its life thats most important.” Now if u see the climax its JUST OPPOSITE…. Kamal doesn’t believe in god much and values lives of people the most…. but Asin deeply believes in god and that too this dialogue comes when both Asin and Kamal’s hand is on the god which came from the sea , and it also means that they are getting united from the place they departed hundreds of years back ( Kamal and Asin).The connection between the 1st scene and the climax in the movie shows the generation circle combined with supernatural powers of GOD and destiny…..!!!

If you watch it closely u can also find another actor who has done double action other than Asin and Kamal.
Asin’s father Sahasranamam [12th Century], in the beginning he says to Nambi “Panchatchira manthirathai sollitu vaango mappillai” and at the End [After tsunami] he says “Avar enna jathiyo inga vaanga paati “.
Another Eg. of Chaos Theory and circle of life.

JUST IMAGINE THE CHAOS THEORY IN A TAMIL FILM ??
WILL ANYONE HAVE THE GUTS TO HANDLE THIS KIND OF A SUBJECT IN A TAMIL FILM?

ONLY KAMAL HAS THE GUTS…. U ROCK!!

FURTHER————-

Nambi explanation

Okay, this is slightly outside the chaotic system driving the film as a whole.From what I could gather he says that this story is about ideologies like God,the madness surrounding such ideologies and decides to tell the story of the Shaivite-Vaishnavite conflict to show how people go crazy in the name of God as an example.

As a loose end,it gets tied up in the end,when the Ranganathar idol is thrown out of the sea due to the tsunami which highlights the cyclic nature of life.Actually the Nambi character highlights both Chaos and Karma which I explained.That is the brilliance of this film,there is so much to see and understand.

Another explanation(and this is slightly far fetched— as explained earlier) is that Govind is in fact the reincaranation of Nambi. As Nambi he couldn’t protect God and died in the name of God.In order to fulfill his Karma,he is reincarnated as Govind Ramasamy who ultimately saves the world from destruction.The idol in the end somewhat hints to this theory; his story began with the idol and it ends with the idol.
As far as the connection with Nambi character and events in 12th Century goes…
The connection is based on the “Butterfly effect “.

When Govind and Andal goes to the bury the idol in the sands, Andal will stumble on a particular stone couple of times…This is the same stone as the one from 12th Century hen Kothai rips her Thaali and flings it at Kulothunga Chozan…it will end up hanging on the stone. So, the implied message here is Andal is Kothai reborn in the 21s century.
During the encounter with Santhana Bharathi in the sand quarry, it is repeat of the incident from 12th century. Instead of Kulothunga Chozhan, it is the Sand Mafia which tries to inflict damage on the land.
This movie is a brilliant juxtaposition of independent characters whose paths cross, if only briefly, which is stunning example of Chaos Theory.

The idol that is drowned in the sea along with Rangarajan in 12th century by Chozha king results in a fault being developed at the bottom of the ocean and creates tremors more than 800 years later. These tremors result in the Tsunami. This again is a classic case of Butterfly Effect wherein a seemingly inconcsequential event (the drowing of the idol) saves Tamil Nadu from being wiped out off the face of the earth.

But actually kamal has not left anything for our imagination… Explanation struck the right chord, Kamal does tell to Asin in a dialogue that idol which gets sunken back then gets struck between the tectonic plates under the sea and causes tsunami…
Many people missed this dialogue i guess. Kamal’s accent was so very perfect Tamil, that many people missed it…. Being perfect Is a Problem by Itself !!! :)

Although the explanation is a least possible theory, that is what “Chaos Theory” And “Butterfly Effect” are all about.
Its not just the statue that caused the tsunami, but it just started a large chain of effects which kept multiplying exponentially and finally lead to it after 800 years….!!
Why just say this concept is perfectly illogical… it is possible… thats what i have been explaining all the while !!!

The story line is that things going wrong are made to be right which involves many people and countries knowingly or unknowingly.

Knowingly:

-Bush, Manmohan Singh, Govindh, Fletcher, Balaram Naidu, Mallika Sherawath.

Unknowingly:

-Nambi’s drowning to death with the heavy statue causes simple changes to the seabed that causes a devastating tsunami 800 years later [Acc. to Chaos theor it is possible.... although it is least probable... It is possible.. so nothing TOTALLY WRONG About it ]
-Poovaragan(actually saved kamal unknowingly—when poovaragan enters kamal and asin were caught by those manal kollayargal.There poovaragan distracts the gang helping kamal to escape),
- Avatar Singh(gave way to Fletcher to escape in the airport unknowingly),
- Japanese(saved govind from fletcher,he knows he is saving but he doesnt know about the play and was there only for revenge),
- Kallifulla and family(saved govind unknowingly)……..
-Vincent is a dalit leader of a lower caste( the so called ) but saved an Iyengar Girl ……and at the end becomes the son of the Iyengar Paati !!
- If Shingen Narahashi’s sister was not killed, Fletcher could have killed govind and used the virus for wrong purpose..

This is based on Chaos Theory..!!!!!

Anonymous said...

omfg

Pri said...

anon: i was going to say holy mother of god but um this works too.

Pri said...

tgfi: im glad that my 90 minute discomfort brought you so much joy.

kishore: thanks ree and namskaara, kindly take yuver seat.

moody crab: what bikderdude said.

chethana: yeah that would probably be the smart thing to do.

art: omg perfect! let's totally go watch it again and maybe during the interval we could hand random people copies of anon's wonderful analysis here.

Pri said...

khal: don't whine. i'm emailing you the youtube links right now.

vagabond: chapathi hittu = aata flour. feel free to use this term on all the wheatish complexioned people you know.

the dude, miss taggart, lata, dee, rithish and perplexed: yes yes you must watch the movie. maybe over the course of a week? that way you wont completely lose your mind.

the pseudonym: i havent watch sivaji. i know!! but see i thought i was on kamal's side with the whole rajini kamal who is bestest thing but ive got to say after this im not so sure. and baba was pretty great. b to the a to the b to the a. "know yis yay draap,unknown yis yay oshaan.... BABA"

kpri: did someone say rose milk like as in roohavsa? i loved those roohavsa ads from the ninties. so much fun!

idling in top gear: i really appreciate that you kept your explanation under 4000 words. :)

unpredictable said...

eh i have doubt. Is brother same as Gaysin?

Sam said...

WTH!!! wot on earth is that?? that anon comment!! a phD dissertation of incorporation of butterfly effect, chaos theory and all that jazz in a movie???
jeez!!!!

Somebody Else said...

Ah, nothing beyond what one could expect, we'll say. With 10 characters being the first story element that popped into Mr.Kamal's head and the rest of the script later, it was disaster from step 1 anyway.

What about Miss Sherawat and all? And Dubya???

Oooh you sneaked into the wrong theater? Nice. We did that in Luton. We went to watch Chak De India and slipped into the theater screening HP and the order of the phoenix. Tragedy was, it was the last 5 mins. :(

Pri said...

unpredictable: no beta suno, berather = bade bhaiyya - un talented artiste with love for all things narcotic and special love for animals and homeless people.

gaysin = gay cousin who doesnt know he's gay yet. spends most evenings talking to his mother is strange british accent while wearing short shorts. is very fond of jazz muzeek, drives a fun car with purple lighting.

for further coschin read archives. ok bye.

fyi: this comment section is opened for further comments none of which will be replied to unless sindhi karen [or anyone else bored enough] is bored and decides to take on such responsibility.

kavita said...

whahaat? no reply for me comment! *on fast* :(

Art said...

That 'butterfly effect' theory is just an excuse to justify the chaos that is dasavatharam. It's as applicable to dil to pagal hain as it is to Trainspotting. They are the same movie if you wanted to know.

a million different people said...

I don't like nested blogs. That too in comment boxes. That too anonymous. We can't avenge only.

Blog-ge blog aa? Go play in traffic I say.

That apart, me don't think I should watch it in the theater. Or maybe I should watch. But but KH fairvit acturru, what if I watch and want to kill him?

Pri said...

kavitha: ayyo sorry ma please eat. ok? ok.

y_wud_i_tell_u said...

havnt seen the damn movie yet but lol 4 pt no. 2 .... but beware, u r earnin the wrath of a lot of tamil payans ...how dare u poke fun at their goddess? ;-)

freudian slip said...

heylo. love your blog, cant think of other way to invite funny people to read mine.

BTW u really into scientology(from the marriage proposal), im guessing it was humour, but if it isnt, do tell, coz i thought they didnt have a sense of humour.

Anonymous said...

Btw, Pri, what's going on with the internet account your friends set up for you re. marriage proposals? Any news?? ;)

Anonymous said...

KPri

Understanding Telugu is easy. Learn Thamizh, a bit of Marathi, a bit of Sanskrit (aka Devbasa aka Aryansprache aka Very Very Old Norse aka Very Old Iranian). Go to Bangalore (aka Bangladoor as white society pronounces it), listen to the local language (aka Kannada).

Do that and you will make sense. After all its the "Italian of the South" or is it "Italian of the India".

Baby V

DewdropDream said...

LOL!!! Okay I'm at a serious loss as to pick one single point to start praising your funniness from... even your comments section is so hilarious!!! Bharatnatyam and black girl neck move?? LOL!!! Chapati hittu!!!

Amma tai, nin darshana sikkidre nan tumba adrushtvante ankotini

Please drop in, you can come and meet those colleagues I mentioned :D

Oh haan, am blogrolling you pa... tumba tanks

Pri said...

freudian slip: of course i was kidding. i'm not rich enough to be a scientologist. plus baby suri's parents haven't sent me a personal invite yet.

y_wud_i: oh no! i must not lose support from tamil payyans. i will find a way to make up for this.

anon: thu dont ask. i keep getting annoying emails from random people. i cant make it stop.

baby v: i know your secret. muahahahahahaha.

dewdrop: thanks ree. so sweet. and welcome to the blog, kindly take yuver seat. also since u seem to enjoy kanglish humour i suggest checking out bengloor huduga's blog. it's on my blogroll.

DewdropDream said...

Ri, prati page kelage iro aa photo nal iro sundara yuva yaaru? Namma general knowledggu swalpa pooru kanri

Pri said...

hehe. that would be maulik pancholi desi actor extrodinaire. super hot. totally gay. he was on 30 rock and weeds. also on one episode of csi where he played the killer. muahahahaha. ooh also he was on 27 dreeses.

i need to take him off my to do list.

kavita said...

*breaks fast with mosaranna* :P

DewdropDream said...

hahaha, tanks for all that info! didn't you like the actual male lead in 27 dresses? What's his name again?? He was in X-men as well I think...

Bikerdude said...

Billo rani! Farty eight commentsa for this post? Musht be some world record no? Louly ma, sleep sleep.

Karan said...

@ Bikerdude: same I told her. I thunk she would've died only.

Anonymous said...

Vokay, I make this 50!!

But I think that (other) annon's comment counts for like 50 by itself

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maduraiveeran said...

Full Kamal ego.

Art said...

please no more dasavalatahararecricketboardofzimbabwe.

new post request.

otogaz said...

thanks...
bilgi@ozmarmaralpg.com