today its gonna be a movie review folks. Not just any movie, its 1 that i want you all to see. also, the music is A.R. Rahman, so enjoy it.
We have all seen love movies. In Hollywood, it is 2 people who meet randomly somewhere (preferably in a shop or the street) and later keep bumping into each other throughout the movie until eventually the fall in love or get married or blah blah blah ……………………….
In Bollywood, it’s a guy and a girl, preferably one of them rich and the other poor, who meet somewhere and experience love at first sight. Then they have a lot of dance numbers and eventually they get together (with the consent of parents, finally) or run away in order to live happily ever after. All stories are variations of these. The same goes for Tamil and other regional dialects as well.
But in real life, how many stories happen like this? 1 or 2, not more than that. You wanna know why? Life isn’t always a bed of roses. People don’t fall in love easily, and if they do, not all stories have happy endings. Most love stories in real life are failure stories. (no offense, but i just came straight to the point)
Now let me tell you about this movie that i saw. ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’ (means, ‘will you cross the skies for me?’) . It appears as a typical love story.
guy (‘Karthik’ played by Silambarasan) sees gal(‘Jesse’ played by Trisha). guy falls in love. She stays at the same place (looking at convenience, i.e.). he starts singing a song at that moment when he sees her.
guy goes behind gal. but no use. she isn’t interested.
later, he convinces her that she likes him (gals can be dumb sometimes and guys might have to point things out from time to time). She agrees, but tells that she can’t go against her dad’s wishes. Later on, she is so attached to her hero that she is prepared to leave everything behind for him. But certain events occur that lead to them being separated and parting ways. Guy goes back into his work (i forgot he was a wannabe director). eventually, after 2 years, he decides to write and direct a movie, his love story. He directs it and eventually 1 day of filming at New York, sees Jesse again. There he learns she isn’t married off as he was led to believe. He asks her to marry him on the same day.
****** spoiler alert*****
come read the rest after you see the movie
And then his movie ends. Not the movie, his movie. He didn’t go marry the Jesse, she was in fact really married already. He just wanted to show people through his movie the ending he would have preferred. The last scene is when Jesse and Karthik watch his movie in the movie theater. Only there we realize that it was just an illusion and that the both lead separate lives with separate destinies.
There it is folks. The first movie I have seen in Tamil where the ending isn’t happily ever after. I felt it was rather true version of love. Not all love succeeds. There are those that fail and these don’t usually get shown in the movies. Maybe because we all go to the theaters to see movies that make us believe in fairy tale lives where everything becomes perfect.
As far as my recommendations are concerned. It is an awesome movie that everyone should see, even though u already know the story. It is quite perfectly directed. The music is by A.R. Rahman. That itself speaks volumes about the music. Particular songs of interest will be ‘Hosana’ , ‘Anbil Avan’ and ‘Kannukkul Kannai’. The background score is excellent (also by Rahman). I will rate the movie overall at 9 out of 10 (because not everything in life is perfect 😉 ).