Although conversion is/was a reality, from living memory, the way the duo were attempting to convert les miserables was not believable. Avatha Paiya song Lyrics from Paradesi movie with English Translation. I am just a bit disappointed at the lack of more research. ★★★ easy to predict but first story literally broke my heart :(Review by Khader Farooqui. Sudha Kongara's episode titled Thangam which is set in 1980s features Bhavani Sre, Kalidas Jayaram and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj. Perhaps they haven’t realized it’s a satire. And as counterpoint to this duet, there are three dirges (Sengaade, Senneer thaana, Yaathe kaala koothe) – at least two too many – that play over scenes of suffering. Thanks. The movie was good. Idiot Bala thinks he can break away from that convention. But I sorely want the Bala of Sethu and Pithamagan back. Further, the British characters did not have a British accent and also evident was the poor acting of these characters. ). truly a good effort! Even if we cry out to kadavul, is He listening? But no, there is no scope for any light in this man’s film. Welcome to the Community Centre ! @bragan- The reason is this movie **has earned sympathy**, that’s the reason no one is attacking or praising it (more ). She won the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil for Irudhi Suttru. Otherwise, the movie would have been a master piece for me. The loosu ponnu heroine (played by Vedhika, who’s mercifully plunged into tragedy soon enough; I could never bear those characters Laila played in Bala’s earlier films). A link to this URL, instead, would be appreciated. Idiot! Nice climax. But almost all other characters (including the labourer played by Dhansika) are subdued and solemn. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. I was just pointing out what kind of film I’d like to see Tamil cinema make more often. And their actions and impact is explained away in a song too!! Bala should have made a movie like Schindler’s list. Paava Kadhaigal (2020) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Sudha Kongara directorial is headlined by Kalidas Jayaram, Bhavani Sre and Shanthnu Bhagyaraj. Or is it just added comic relief? Human suffering is a focal point for atheists as, to them, it offers proof that there is no God. And the ending in particular seemed rather apt and it seemed like Bala wanted to say this is something which is happening even now. bala maynot be the best storyteller but his films have more impact than maniratnam’s…..MR is over-rated and he is miles behind bala …..paradesi is definitely one of the best tamil film released this year…. An edited version of this piece can be found here. What a tough journey it ought to have been for him and his crew. This is perhaps easier explained with the example of Schindler’s List, a film that springs to mind the minute the new arrivals at the tea estate are given a physical examination. They didn’t achieve comedy or menace, in my opinion. Love that film. It may be true, this may have been exactly what happened to all these workers, but nobody wants to see a two-hour motion picture of that when we know they’re the facts. Agree that this was not Bala’s best, but I still think this has been the best Tamil movie of the year so far and was miles ahead of the underwhelming Kadal or Viswaroopam. I dont know how to say this. I also thought the film relied more on songs than strong scripting to carry it to finish. ETimes is an Entertainment, TV & Lifestyle industry's promotional website and carries advertorials and native advertising. Here’s a request even before the movie has released :p. I guess the season for fringe groups protesting films and the removal of scenes is officially over. Do not look for hope & salvation in Bala’s movie (unless he changes his worldview). VR gets 2 for Choreography and Production design. The things that didnt work for me is loosu ponnu depiction of the heroine and choosing fairer heroines and applying dark make up,the heroine friend was looking more natural than the heroine. And I’d rather watch Bala misfiring any day over atrocities like Alex Pandian and Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya. ( Log Out /  Their focus on human pain keeps them from seeing a Creator and the orderly universe around them. But the reality is that nobody would’ve seen a three hour motion picture which only depicted the tragedy and horrors of the Holocaust. watching idiots(vijay) movies will give us false hope only. Paava Kadhaigal: Dulquer Salmaan says Sudha Kongara’s ‘Thangam’ was heartbreaking and moving; See post Aishwarya R. 18-12-2020. It’s not meant to be taken too seriously, what with her wig falling off and with that short guy with his tongue hanging out. All of us — who all blind folded ourselves with nonexistant true humaneness in our society. For me, the conversion angle had a great potential to point out how even people who come to help, have their own personal agenda. Close. - Basking with the success of ‘Asuran’ which involved Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas, Abhirami, Teejay Arunachalam, Pasupathy and many others in On this page, we have tried to provide all the information on GV Prakash Kumar is on board for composing music in Vetrimaaran’s ‘Surya 40’!.. And how can we not laugh when the Christian doctor and his wife (he’s brown, she’s white; naturally, at first, she’s assumed to be the doctor) who’ve come to treat the plague that’s infected these labourers also turn out to be shameless proselytisers. Paradesi is an upcoming Tamil film directed by Bala starring Adharvaa, Dhansika and Vedhika in the lead role. Bala Palanisamy is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, working in Tamil cinema. Did you know Ajith handled the cinematography for … Paradesi has very little of this. But Sudha Kongara has somehow managed to make it her year through these films and she has become a household name by the end of it. I think the key to understanding Bala’s film(s) is to understand his worldview: he is an atheist. ( Log Out /  Mumbai, Dec 15 (PTI) Cinema has often painted a stereotypical representation of transgender people, says filmmaker Sudha Kongara, who believes it is important that the community which is often subjected to systemic violence finds an authentic portrayal on screen. I loved the movie and please find my review – http://www.sarathchandar.com/2013/03/paradesi-untold-history-master-piece.html. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Overall, I better stop cribbing and slip into work quietly. joel: “the more fundamental question to think about is why the hell did A enslave B. But tongue hanging out is over the top as its not a practice among any ‘brand’ of Christianity to bless on the tongue (as depicted in the movie). Director R Kannan, much like his film titles (Vandhaan Vendraan, and Jayam Kondan), is a man of optimism.Despite the theatre shut-down issues plaguing the release of his previous film, Ivan Thanthiran, and the multiple postponements of his recent film, Boomerang, he remains positive., he remains positive. Fourth Color being Green, this blog post explores the Green color scheme used in depicting a story in a movie And there are villains in the form of sneering, unfeeling whites, who laugh about the news that their employees are being felled by the plague. US dodges using terms like terrorism by domestic suicide bomber. The Spielberg masterpiece has been derided among certain historian circles for providing a “hopeful” depiction of the Holocaust. Bala’s movies tells us one thing that there are people suffering around us. It was dubbed into hindi as drohi. https://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/2009/06/07/between-reviews-writing-to-a-writer/, (The comment by ‘s’ is eerily prescient, no? I recall a translator in the tea estate who communicates through pidgin English and mime – he’s a riot in that single scene. So open your eyes to lend your help in some way for the people suffering in our society. He has to scrounge around for food there, and it’s no different here. 2020 is a dreadful year for most of us. She then worked as associate director for seven years with Mani Ratnam. TNN, Updated: May 10, 2016, 02.54 PM IST. Copyright ©2013 The Hindu. There is visual melodrama, as in the frame where the palm of a dying man rises slowly and dramatically from the bottom of the screen. Sudha Kongara Indian film director and screenwriter who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. 1 of 1. Allwin Jesudasan: That scene, IMO, was *meant* to alleviate the seriousness of the movie. Get complete information on latest upcoming movies, latest releases, old movies, hit films, awards, etc on FilmiBeat. Reality check. Paradesi had many typical Bala touches. In an exclusive chat with BL, Paresh Rawal spoke about his experience of working in Soorarai Pottru, Suriya and Sudha Kongara. We serve personalized stories based on the selected city. Paradesi Movie Review & Showtimes: Find details of Paradesi along with its showtimes, movie review, trailer, teaser, full video songs, showtimes … Interviews; Tamil Interview; I’ve Applied Everything I Learnt While Making Films Into Paava Kadhaigal: Sudha Kongara. From the cast? Bala’s earlier films were shrouded in darkness, but his gift for colourful dialogue and characterisation functioned as the sweetener around the bitter pill. Amidst all the tribulations in Naan Kadavul, we’d still cut away to a police station where lookalikes of Tamil film stars are forced to perform pieces, after which a female impersonator is revealed to be a bald man. Sudha Kongara 1 of 1. Prabhu: Oh crap, you caught my act of plagiarism! Superb review, I too felt the same, his best films either left us with hope or with characters to cherish, this just made us cringe. She debuted as a … Prakash has worked with Sudha in the upcoming release, Soorarai Pottru. Did you know, 'Soorarai Pottru' filmmaker Sudha Kongara has worked as director Bala's assistant in 'Paradesi'? VE 18/9 gets two for Make up and Tamil film of the year. These traditional commercial-film elements are an odd fit in a film that’s attempting to be something wholly different. Bala had to HAD TO beat his own standards (Naan Kadavul). (In fact, I’d been thinking about that film a lot seeing as it just celebrated its 20th Anniversary a couple of weeks back.). But when they come here they realize the conditions that they have gotten themselves into. Do not see what you expect from Director Bala. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. How could a benevolent God exist when there is all this suffering, misery & disease? Paava Kadhaigal (transl. Super super. Murali was close to Bala and it was Bala’s decision to partly pay tribute by giving his friend’s son a potentially award-winning role. When they showed “4 years later,” I made a mental calculation that it should be around 1947 and was “hoping” that Bala ended the film on a positive note. Music scored by G. V. Prakash Kumar. Putham Pudhu Kaalai is an anthology that brings together 5 of the most celebrated directors in Tamil cinema – Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon, and Karthik Subbaraj, featuring stories of love, new beginnings, second chances, and a glimmer of hope – set and filmed in the times of the COVID-19 lockdown. Not sure what to make of it. However, Bala’s best narrations, IMHO, are Pithamagan, Naan Kadavul, Sethu ( in this order). In Naan Kadavul, Bala told us that life was hell, and yet, there was hope for redemption – a self-proclaimed god (even if not quite God) could come by and slice your throat and liberate your soul from further suffering. BR, I liked the movie. And once the story shifts to the tea estate, we meet a Britisher (he lip-syncs his Tamil lines better than most of our heroines) who loves to bed Indian women, whom he then rechristens with English-sounding names. If the films is based on ‘ Red Tea’ novel, no where it is mentioned that Christianity is propaged in such way in the novel, and the writer of the novel himself is a Christian. Rasa (an expressive Adharvaa Murali) trades insults freely with his hunchbacked grandmother, and he ribs an uncle about the latter’s unmentionables, caught peeking out of his veshti. Presenting the glimpse of #KaattuPayale from #Suriya's #SooraraiPottru! Felt royally screwed. Watch விருது விழாக்களின் முகத்திரையை கிழித்த ஜிவி - TamilGossips on Dailymotion Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. I agree with above commenters – a movie like this *must* *necessarily* show hope and “positivity”. Sudha Kongara on IMDb: Movies, Tv, Celebrities, and more... Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Post was not sent - check your email addresses! SUDHA KONGARA'S FILM 2. Sudha Kongara on reading the script of Thangam: I was sobbing Entertainment Desk. Apr 20, 2020 - Explore Bharathi's board "G v prakash kumar" on Pinterest. A #GVPrakash melody that will stay etched in our hearts! Well, for me the highlight of Bala’s genre of comedy is how it nicely fits in the overall story unlike variations of Senthil-Gaundamani genre where the comedy has no or little connection with the story. I got the same-thing-again-and-again feeling seeing the trailer where there are atleast 2 sequences – one showing all the actors in tears one after the other and another where they all pass out due to exhaustion. ( Log Out /  For example it was not clear what brand of christianity ( like Catholicism, Protestianism, Pentecoste etc. ) The heroine was annoying to say the least. But in general, in terms of a fully coherent storyline, empathetic characters, and so forth, I think “Sethu” is still his strongest film — though I’m very fond of “Naan Kadavil” and “Avan Ivan” too. I saw it as comedy, and it’s very much in keeping with Bala’s comic sense. The Tamil and Malayalam film actor Kalidas plays the role of a transgender, whereas Shanthnu essays the role of the former's childhood best friend and love interest in this Tamil short film. Paradesi Twitter Reviews - Get The Latest tweets about Paradesi movie & user twitter reaction on telugu movie Paradesi hashtag only on FilmiBeat here so can’t even mention. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This particular interrogation on the part of the director — can you say which scene(s) led you to this reading? Their economic background is vital to understanding just why so many of them were willing to leave the village and that is never addressed! #KaattuPayale from #Suriya's #SooraraiPottru out now! Read all news including political news, current affairs and news headlines online on Gv Prakash Kumar today. I feel that the doctor-evangelist scenes removed the seriousness of the movie. The fancy numbered year inflicted losses to everyone in one form or the other with the Pandemic. The short guy going after the white lady was contextual and it fit alright. Whose work ? People are still going to middle east and Gulf countries hoping for a better future. It also shows a lack of proper research. , “I think the hero was interesting. A musical and visual delight! Gorgeous Gal Vedhika is a stunning sight to behold in a... 'Walter' actress Riythvika gives a befitting reply to a... Did you know, 'Soorarai Pottru' filmmaker Sudha Kongara... Get reviews of the latest theatrical releases every week, right in your inbox every Friday. He didn’t look the part of an outcast living on people’s occasional mercy. He has an unusual face, expressive eyes, an authoritative voice. The alternative viewpoint, namely that suffering exists in the temporal world because it serves some divine purpose, is something either beyond their contemplation. In Paradesi, his mood isn’t as hopeful. I actually see it the other way… There are two things: if a person (A) enslaves another person (B), then B can seek for hope, sympathy and all that. These are movies like hammer on our cold hearts. 2013 : Bala pour Paradesi 2014 : A. R. Murugadoss pour Kaththi 2015 : Mohan Raja pour Thani Oruvan 2016 : Sudha Kongara pour Irudhi Suttru Liens externes Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Know little on film-making to talk from that perspective…. may be i am insensitive, but the fact is the pain portrayed didnt affect me. Balaji Sivaraman: “at no point was it totally unwatchable.” – of course. This sense of sameness is everywhere – in the captions on screen (48 days later… 18 months later… 4 years later…), and even in the nominal hero. It was just a series of songs on the laborers miseries – what would have worked for me is some intelligent depiction of what was going on without the aid of those sad songs. Nice one BR. Paradesi Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,Editor Kishore T E ensures a crisp and satisfying watch. The subhuman, even animalistic, hero who seems to have evolved in a cave at the outskirts of civilisation. The five-part anthology has short films helmed by Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Sudha Kongara, Karthik Subbaraj, Rajiv Menon and Gautham Menon, some of the … gounderbrownie: Thanks for a well-put comment. And one lesson that can be learnt from Bala is how to deglamorize your heroine (exception being Pooja in Naan Kadavul). you do know that he is late Murali’s son right? Any “big potential” observations? Notice that some of the posters above are unnecessarily dragging in Mani Ratnams name into this. Director Sudha Kongara's daughter, Uttra got married to Vignesh and the wedding happened on November 4 in Chennai in the presence of the two families. Sudha Kongara’s latest directional venture, Paava Kadhaigal is set to release on Netflix tomorrow on December 18, 2020.According to actor Madhavan, who has worked in Kongara’s Hindi debut film Saala Khadoos, this upcoming short film will be Kongara’s finest work till date. Get all the latest news and updates on GV Prakash Kumar only on News18.com. oneWithTheH: Big potential? 17-12-2020. Paradesi, like Schindler’s List, is the depiction of the systematic brutalisation of a section of innocent people, but the Hollywood film showcased these sufferings through the doings of its hero, while this film has no use for a redeemer – and we are left with nothing but the suffering, no parallel stories, no subplots, nothing. The film released on 10 September 2010 to positive reviews. We all know that the Holocaust was the biggest crime against humanity. One thing that stands out is that we can still relate to this movie. CBC;s VIBGYOR Blog Tag post is all about using these colous and writing something we like associating with the Color. He works like a mule there, and he works like a mule here. Other top awards go to Marathi,Hindi and Malayalam cinema. Programs Run TUES & WED 1860 Division Rd N, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2Z1 But what shines through all this is the vis Exclusive: On SSR’s birthday, good friends Abhishek Kapoor and Pragya fulfills one of the actor’s dreams! The same thought and the same film popped into my head while I was watching Paradesi. Never felt the film was unrelentingly bleak. There is a love angle (not very convincing, but at least we get the lovely duet, Avatha paiya). But even with all these Bala-isms, there’s something about Paradesi that makes us feel it’s his truest film yet – for, despite these sprinklings of humour, there’s no real lightness, not much crowd-pleasing calculation. She then worked as associate director for seven years with Mani Ratnam. That was liberating. We hear now that two more stars Arya and Atharvaa, who did path-breaking films like Naan Kadavul and Paradesi, have also given dates to Bala. BTW really looking forward to thanga meengal. There is aural melodrama (an overbearing score that strives to amp up the tragedies tenfold). – in a fourth-wall breaking item number that can only be called gospel-dappankuthu. Bala does not seem to have done his homework on this part. Check out G V Prakash Kumar (G V Prakash) filmography. It’s just one bad thing after another, and while this sameness can be rationalised – “the unrelenting bleakness of the movie is but a reflection of the unrelenting bleakness in these people’s lives” – it doesn’t make for a very gripping narrative. Often considered to be one of the finest Indian directors, Bala is widely acclaimed for "revolutionizing Tamil cinema"[3][4][5] through his realistic, dark and disturbing depiction of the working class on celluloid screen. What is this doing his own thing business? (Though a case could be made that Bala’s narratives have never been gripping in the conventional sense, that they’ve always been loose clotheslines on which Great Moments have been pinned.). Kutty: I thought that was more like what she said later, that who knew this guy could have done something like this? 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