Now, here they come again to give us another cr*p. Red Chillies starts like 'Aaram Thampuran', the only difference being the backdrop. OMR (Mohanlal) is a millionaire don who owns an FM station in Kerala(!!!) the name of which is 'Red Chillies', a team of 9 girls. The scene cuts to Kerala where an evidently noble politician (Thilakan) is giving speech against OMR. Then, there is a new year bash of Red Chillies and there's a corpse found in their house. At the same time there was also a hit and run case reported which cost the lives of 10 people including the politician. The girls are the suspects and they flee quickly. Now OMR, the don, wants to save his girls for he wants to save the goodwill(!!!) of his radio station. He comes to Kerala and sneaks into the court where the girls are being tried. When the police attempts to arrest him, he takes out a black coat and proclaims that he is a lawyer(!!!). The girls are acquitted after some stupid court room dramas and then, OMR is on a mission to unravel the truth. In the end, he understands the involvement of one girl in the crime, with the help of a camera affixed in a distant tree(!!!) which zooms into the number dialed by the girl in her mobile(!!!)(!!!)(!!!). OMR dials the number and finds out who all are involved. The worst part of the movie is its suspense. It is worthless, to say the least.
Performance wise, the movie doesn't proves to be a challenge for the highly talented cast. Everyone does their jobs pretty decently. Mohanlal looks good for a change though he has nothing much to do except walking in slow motion. The screenwriter could have easily did away with the stupid punch dialog, conversation to the audience, and dialogs which hits out on the other actors (evidently aiming at mammootty, the rival superstar). The scene where Mohanlal's photo is kept in the 'pooja room'(!!!) will be laughed at for the next two decades. The cinematography, editing, and background score are more than enough to cause headache for a couple of days. On the whole Red Chillies is just another 'Dud' Chillies. If you've seen the movie already, go get some rest... for you need it badly. If you haven't, stay away!
I wonder how anyone, be it a fan or not, like such a bad movie! Coz the people behind these kind of movies are making a fool of the so called fans and normal viewers.
Oscar is a wonderful comedy, which will make us laugh laugh and nothing but laugh. It's set (beautifully) in the thirties and all the characters, their expression and mannerisms resembles the time. Stallone is a live wire as the gangster 'gone straight' and evokes laughter in more than one occasions. All the supporting cast were wonderful except the guy who played Anthony Rosano. They could have opted for somebody with a better comic timing. About plot, there is not much to say, but there is lot to say. In fact, the movie is all about confusions, oxymoron, and a lot of dangling participles. You'll understand that once you watch it.
The stupid reviews the movie garnered held me from watching it for almost one year and it strengthened my belief that Stallone is one actor who every reviewer in Hollywood loves to hate. Its like... if you wanna pretend you're a brainiac, rip up Stallone's movies and bam you are Einstein. Its prejudice, the one thing which the reviewers should never have.
And about the music... If any foreigner thinks the music in Slumdog Millionaire is great, then I feel sad for them, coz they missed all those beauty of A.R. Rahman's earlier works. Trust me, this is just an average work according to his standards. He's the mozart of madras. I mean, how can anyone churn out hits after hits like this. Two characters I love about his music are... 1. Its timelessness. You will love it 10 years after now as you love it today. 2. You hear it first time.. you'd think... wow! second time... woww! third time... wowwww! and it goes on like that.
All said, one scene had me in splits. It was the one where everybody is enjoying the success of our hero, and he suddenly breaks into a sentimental flashback of his life, which our heroine overhears and leads to their romance!!! What was the scriptwriter thinking???
Mohanlal's acting hams and his looks are the worst. He is padded with heavy makeup and awful eyeliners. Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is wasted, Jagathy has repeated a role which he has done time and again. And yeah... in between, there's an old MGR song rehashed and performed by the lead pair!!! AH... really AWFUL MOVIE!!!
Not even recommended for die-hard fans of the star.
In Narasimham, the director just ripped off an image of Superstar Mohanlal and recreated it in a different milieu. The story is wafer thin, but the dialogs are bombastic. How can you describe the feeling when you hear somebody speaks for around 15 minutes in a stretch and utters a punch dialog as stupid as "po mone dinesha" (and who's that???). I was waiting for the interval to have a breath of fresh air.
In short, Narasimham is a strict NO for all good moviegoers. Its a movie which raised mohanlal as a superstar and destroyed mohanlal as an actor.
And I seriously wonder how can anybody in the stature of Mohanlal can accept to do such a stupid role? I don't find any good reason except the hefty paycheck he gets. Its so sad that such a fine actor has degraded himself to this level.