Thenavattu Movie Review

November 27, 2008

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Starring: Jeeva, Poonam Bajwa

Direction: V V Kathir

Music: Srikanth Deva

Production: Antony

The same old story of revenge, love, family sentiment returns in the name of Thenavattu produced by Sun Pictures. For Jeeva who generally chooses varied and challenging characters, this film will be just one more addition to his kitty and nothing more. Poonam Bajwa the heroine who has nothing to offer.

Jeeva comes to Chennai from Madurai in search of employment. He mistakes his boss Ravi Kale to be a good timber depot industrialist and makes for him sickle, saw and other tools for cutting. However Ravi Kale is a local dada whose job is to kill people.

Jeeva meets Poonam Bajwa in a temple and as can be predicted by a toddler, they fall in love. Meanwhile Ravi Kale’s son Sabi who happens to a womanizer eyes Poonam Bajwa who somehow escapes his clutches. Rajan P Dev who is a minister with the ruling party abets the carnages of Kale et al and the desperadoes always go scot-free. There is also an assistant commissioner Sai Kumar whose sister was wronged and killed by the villain clan and he is raging in anger to settle scores with them. The rest of the film deals with how the enemy camp gets decimated by the hero gang and about the revenge saga.

Debutant director V V Kathir who is in charge of story, screen play and direction should have taken extra care especially when this happens to be his first film. When many new directors with innovative ideas enter the fray everyday, Kathir’s work does not speak much.

Music by Srikanth Deva does not impress. Cinematography is just ordinary. Stunt scenes by Sumo Arasu do not try anything new.

Thenavattu is for people who just adore illogical masala flicks.

Verdict – Old wine in an older bottle

Anjala song lyrics

November 22, 2008

Ava Enna Enna Thedi Vandha Anjala
Ava Neratha Paathu Sewakkum Sewakkum Weththala
Ava Alaga Solla Wartha Kooda Paththala
Ada Ippo Ippo Enakku Vendum Anjala
Ava Illa Illa Neruppu Thane Nengila

Ava Enna Enna Thedi Vandha Anjala
Ava Neratha Paathu Sewakkum Sewakkum Weththala
Ava Alaga Solla Wartha Kooda Paththala
Ada Ippo Ippo Enakku Vendum Anjala
Ava Illa Illa Neruppu Thane Nengila

O Ondru Kulla Ondra, En Nenjikulla Nindra
O Konjam Konjam Aagha, Uyir Pichi Pichi Thindra
Ava Oththa Wartha Sonna, Athu Minnum Minnum Ponna
O Enna Solli Enna, Ava Makki Poana Manna

O Ondru Kulla Ondra, En Nenjikulla Nindra
O Enna Solli Enna, Ava Makki Poana Manna

Adanga Kudaraya Poala, Ada Alanjawan Naane
Oru Poowa poala Poowa Poala marthivitaleyy

Padutha Thukkamumum Illa, En Kanavula Tholla
Andha Soali poala soali poala punnagayale
Ethuvo Engala Serka Irukku Kaythula Koarka
Oh Kannamuchi atamondru Aadiparthome

Thuniyal Kannayum Katti, Kaiyey Katthula Neetthi
Innum thedura Avala,
Thniyaay Enge Ponnaloa !
Thniyaay Enge Ponnaloa !
Thniyaay Enge Ponnaloa !

Ava Enna Enna Thedi Vandha Anjala
Ava Neratha Paathu Sewakkum Sewakkum Weththala
Ava Alaga Solla Wartha Kooda Paththala
Ada Ippo Ippo Enakku Vendum Anjala
Ava Illa Illa Neruppu Thane Nengila

Valka Rattinam thanda, Thinam Suthizu Joara,
Athu Mela Keela Mela Keela Kattudhu ithoda

Modhanal Uchchatil Irundha
Naan Poththandu Viluntha
Oru meena poala meena poala, tharayila nelinja
Yaaroa Koodave varuwaar, Yaaroa paathiyil poawaar
Athu yaaru endru ondrum namma kayyil illaye
Velichcham Thandhathu Oruththi
Avala Irutthula Niruththi
Joora payanatha kelappi,
Thaniya Enge Poanalo !
Thaniya Enge Poanalo !
Thaniya Enge Poanalo !

Ava Enna Enna Thedi Vandha Anjala
Ava Neratha Paathu Sewakkum Sewakkum Weththala
Ava Alaga Solla Wartha Kooda Paththala
Ada Ippo Ippo Enakku Vendum Anjala
Ava Illa Illa Neruppu Thane Nengila

O Ondru Kulla Ondra, En Nenjikulla Nindra
O Konjam Konjam Aagha, Uyir Pichi Pichi Thindra
Ava Oththa Wartha Sonna, Athu Minnum Minnum Ponna
O Enna Solli Enna, Ava Makki Poana Manna

Is the daily glass of fruit juice during breakfast not helping you maintain weight? Well, then swap it with skim milk and see those love handles disappearing. That’s the conclusion of a new research by Aussie researchers.

The study, quite contrary to weight-gain fears surrounding dairy products, has suggested that a glass of milk with your cereal or toast is more effective at ceasing your appetite at lunchtime than a morning juice drink.

“While it might not help you lose weight, it seems definitely to suppress the appetite enough to help you keep it off. That really goes against what most people understand about dairy products,” theage.com.au quoted lead researcher Dr Emma Dove, from the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, as saying.

For the study, the researchers recruited 34 people and gave them juice one day and milk on another, and both times supplied them with a big platter of sandwiches four hours later.

The results indicated that after drinking milk, participants tended to eat 10 per cent less and even rated themselves as feeling much fuller and more satisfied.

Dove claimed that skim milk and juice had the same energy content, but it was the higher protein content of milk that gave it that extra edge in losing weight.

“There are probably lots of mechanisms at play but we think it comes down to the activation of different types of hormones related to appetite, and how slowly milk moves through the digestive system. So there’s a message here that a change like this could potentially help with weight management,” she said.

The study will be presented at a medical research conference in Brisbane.

A press release from Bharat Creations, the distributors of the film ‘Varanam Aayiram’ in the United States state that the film has been exceptionally well received by audiences.

‘Once the premiere show of the film was over, the crowd was all praise for Suriya with some even of the opinion that the actor should be awarded national and international awards for a stunning performance’ the press release stated.

The release further added that Gautham Menon’s style of narration was loved by the Non Resident Indians and that they could relate to the film all through.

‘Varanam Aayiram’ narrates the bonding between a father and his son. Tickets for the film have been booked in all major cities for the weekend.

‘The response has been so overwhelming that local exhibitors have been forced to cancel the showing of other films to accommodate ‘Varanam Aayiram’ the press release added.