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The Last Emperor in Goa

Ayirathil Oruvan

A sincere attempt gone tipsy due to over indulgence on certain incidents that otherwise pose no relevance to the grand scheme of this project.  This is how I would summarize AO. For the first time, I was interested in checking out a Selvaraghavan movie in theaters. And it is largely due to the canvas he had taken on. Lots of credit to the director for his balls to try to do something this large. It is definitely a must watch on screens for the attempt and effort. The nerve of the historians and other ‘tamil culture police’ is always amusing and they always need some movie to go after. Right now it is Selva’s turn to earn their crazy wrath. It is a movie for heaven’s sake!! What do you expect? Why the double standards when they watch a Vijay or Vijaykanth movie and a movie like this? Pretty gutsy canvas and Pretty ballsy effort. Need more directors to start imagining tamil movies on this kind of a canvas – not necessarily grand & expensive, but out-of-the-box.


Full marks to Venkat Prabhu for his self-confidence in pulling off a 2:45 movie based on 3 unknown faces who give a scoot for anything that the Tamil movie cliches would call for. Absolutely a hilarious holiday with the only sore point being too many songs. Got carried away by the family involvement and included more songs than what a light hearted comedy would need. The songs on their own are not bad..And finally, bringing out a gay storyline in a ‘mainstreamish’ funny way is again a reflection of his confidence. Premji & Jai were brilliant. Overall, a throughly enjoyable holiday and that is the best part — No pretensions whatsoever in Venkat Prabhu’s movies!


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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