Ajith's CITIZEN - Opinions on the movie
Topic started by Maran Subramaniam (@ 126.96.36.199) on Wed Jun 13 00:19:36 EDT 2001.
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CITIZEN, some said was an overall disappointing effort despite being heavily publicized as a landmark effort by the versatile actor wannabe.
Naghma's role was corny (a CBI Offiver who wears SAREE and slids a gun by her hips), Vasunthra Dass - improving while Meena plays a short but significant role.
The storyline seems to be lifted from here and there (namely Gentleman in the climax, Indian, and a bit of Muthalvan, The Matrix, Mission Impossibble, Blade, Rambo and Amistad).
Songs by Deva as usual has been copied from others (to be noted, a classic English number Oh Carol! and LLLLies by Diana King as interludes)
Ajith doesn't really play 9 roles like what we were expecting (as Shivaji did in NAVARATHRI) instead he wears masks and disguises himselves in order to achieve his purpose (a la Mission Impossibble)
Ajith's acting in the second half (during the flashback sequence) was both irritating and good (in the sense that he shouts too much - both in the courtroom and in the Subramani's character) We can definetely see the making of a fine actor here with rooms for improvements.
Some of the special effects were downright SILLY (Ajith doing multiple summersaults in the jungle while facing a troop of army men, defying all laws of gravity, and practically walks up the walls and flies in his FANGED AJITH get up in the middle of the movie)
Surely, when discussing a serious and bone chilling subject as CITIZEN does, there should be a more serious and dramatic approach instead of making it look childish and silly. The movie was practically taken in SHANKAR's style but lacks the director's professional touch.
What does the other Tamil film fans think?
- From: ~~arochordidae~~ (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Jun 13 19:30:49 EDT 2001
never saw the movie yet Maran but reviews from across the net tell me it sucks too so ur not alone.
I heard the songs and of course, like u said, its what a typical soundtrack deva would produce. For a film with such exposure, why not try YSR, KR, IR or ARR?
I'm looking forward to see vasundra Das's acting.
- From: ~smiley (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Wed Jun 13 21:30:12 EDT 2001
TFM Page = Tamil Film Music Page. Atleast that's what I thought.
- From: :-) (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Thu Jun 14 04:51:17 EDT 2001
when we discuss Mhd. Rafi in TFM, i feel this is ok.
- From: Shalni (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Thu Jun 14 08:55:22 EDT 2001
WELL ME TOO THINK THAT ITS GONNA BE A FLOP,NOT AS GREAT AS EXPECTED........THATS WHAT I SEE THROUGH REVIEWS ALL OVER THE NET..........AJITH WHY WERE U COUNTING THE CHICKS B4 IT HATCHED??????????U WANT 4 NATIONAL AWARDS FOR THIS MOVIE?????????PLZ TELL ME FOR WHICH PARTTTTTTTTTTT OG THE MOVIE U DESERVE ONE?????????????U CAN ONLY DREAM MANNNNNNNNNN!!!!IN YR DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- From: NagaS (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Thu Jun 14 09:03:17 EDT 2001
Scoooooop news ::
Shalini is angry with Ajith
For more details, Refer to previous posting ;-)
- From: tns (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Fri Jun 15 04:19:57 EDT 2001
PADAM PADU BORE..U.....Looks like we had come out of fancy dress copetition Ajit and NIK arts are sure to loose crores of rupees...Only consolation is NAGMA...she is very impressive inspite of a female Ghost giving her dubbing voice...
By the way just saw Lagaan today...No way similar to Nadodi Thendral....Lagaan is different and better....TNS
- From: Trend (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Fri Jun 15 09:39:48 EDT 2001
How is ARR's background score depicting the period?I'm especially curious about his score for the Cricket match portion of the movie.Throw some light.Thanks.
- From: Omega (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Fri Jun 15 17:51:03 EDT 2001
Ajith last vesham paravailla with meena.
Aana, ajith THOPPAIYA KAATINDU vasundhara
daasoda aadaradhu konjam kooda saikkala!
- From: tns (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Sat Jun 16 06:02:43 EDT 2001
Lagaan has cricket match portion for nearly two hours like cycling was there for half an hour in JO jeetha wohi Sikkandar...ARR....BGM ...throuhout the match scenes are same as interludes of ...AAjaare..aajare...song...Rereording wise nothing much but songs and their picturisation are good...Laagan a pleasant period entertainer for cricket lovers....ARR music stands out only in song sequences as the story is very unususl and different....tns
- From: blabla (@ )
on: Tue May 14 09:56:47 EDT 2002
this is the worst movie ever in earth.
- From: Speaker (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue May 14 23:07:24 EDT 2002
Hindi guys thought OSCAR is some local 'PURASKAR'. Some paan masala sett thought Lagaan would win the Oscar. Its a *hit movie with louzy story line. Lot of backdoor activity must have gone in nomination. Only solace is that it didnt get any award. ARR's louzy music for louzy movie.
- From: Common Friend (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Wed May 15 06:17:43 EDT 2002
>>>Only solace is that it didnt get any award. ARR's louzy music for louzy movie.
Another vaiththerichchal party , badly in need of an antacid.
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