Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iruvar : The Duo

Just watched(not first time) this movie on Star Vijay and couldn't stop myself from blogging.

The movie is the fictional account of two big stalwarts of TamilNadu, M.G.Ramachandran aka MGR and M.Karunanidhi aka kalaignar. This is the only movie which showcases these two superstars characters and its a masterpiece for the Genext, to know about their lifes and how tamil cinema and Dravidian Politics amalgamated. This is one of my favourite scenes. Portrayal of even the minutest details from the leaders extramarital affairs to their respect for each other in their final years.

The casting cannot be so perfect in any movie, but Mani sir does it again. Prakash Raj, Mohanlal play the lead supported by Revathi,Tabu, Gouthami, Aiswarya Rai(JJ's role), Naaser( Annadurai's role), the movie comes with a power packed performance. Prakash Won his National Award for His role of a writer/politician.

Music by Rahman sir was Outstanding. Its not easy to compose music of a period film with reality. Those Background Bgm enhances each scene and carries the viewers into that period.

Santhosh Sivan's cinematography is a class act. The apt lighting and filming requires a head bow to this technical superstar.

I would fail in my duty if i miss Vairamuthu, in a movie which has lead characters as a tamil writer/politician. His Rebellious "kannai katti kollathae" and "Aayirathil Naan Oruvan" , Romantic "Narumagiyae". His kavidhaigal also stands out in this movie, especially " Udal Mannukku.. Uyir Tamilzhukku.. Idhu Urakka solvom Ullagirkku".

I thank mani sir for taking this gr8 fictional biopic, to show movies and politics got intertwined and give us an idea of the life of two great human beings.


Anonymous said...

there is this wonderful conversation between prakash raj and mohanlal :

Prakash Raj (to Mohanlal) : "Nee arasiyal ku vandhenaa, nalaiki nee kekara padhavi onnaku"

Mohanlal : "Nalaiki.."

Prakash Raj : "Nee kekara padhaivi onnaku"

Then Mohanlal leaves with a nice smile, this small exchange of very few words between them is very powerful, is heavily weighted, the credit goes to the entire team.


Vinod said...

@wolverine : simple n powerful.. typical mani ratnam style dialogue :)

SIVA said...

great to see young lad like you interested in such a nice movie.Man you really got a taste.Its pity commercially the movie didn't fair well.My eldest eng 3 year son used to ask question about DMK/KALAIGNAR/MGR/JJ etc my answer to him was put this movie to clear the air.He was thankful to me for enlightening his knowledge about dravidian movements background in such a good picturaisation.Both artists lived their character,the movie was privately screened for kalaignar family,his response was speechless.Mani was concentrated each and every frame covered the minute details/expression