Thursday, 19 January 2012

நண்பன் - Nanban


A friend…
Always holds a very special position in our life. We get so influenced by them that after sometime ours and our friend’s likes and dislikes starts to get similar!!!

And…
Shankar’s Nanban celebrates friendship.
It is a remake of Hindi film, Three Idiots.

Nanban did not fail to cast the spell as Three Idiots did two years before.
Except for the dialogs, there are not many changes from the original.

Vijay…
He is young, enthusiastic and fits the role undeniably. He is full of energy and it’s a treat to watch him because he is more human in this film; like you and me. No heroism and punch dialogs. So… A big thank you for that!

Jeeva…
I mean who can have that heart to accept the role of a side-kick where he himself is a very acknowledged and well-accepted actor. That shows his maturity as an actor and has done a pleasing job. Nobody can be thought in that role, if not him!

Sreekanth…
He could have been much better. He is a lucky chap because he got to work with big names. He looks confused and looks lost as an actor. However, looks young.


Satyaraj...
We have seen him as a hero and as a villain.  We also know that he is good at comedy. But, here his character is gray with a funny streak. Therefore, we as audience, find it a little difficult to get used to this different looking/speaking Satyaraj. Yet, we desperately  wish to appreciate the fact that he is ready to experiment.Comparison with Bomman Irani is inevitable because he had performed so naturally. 

Sathyan…
He requires a special mention. He has just rocked. Befits the character and has stolen the show. He was as entertaining as Chathur in Three Idiots.

Ileana…
Looks like a doll. A normal heroin – slim… Beautiful… and dances gracefully. I don’t know why, but I wish to give a special mention to her dubbing artist.

Music…??
No… Its not that great, Reminds so many other songs. The movie would have become a flawless package if the music was up to the mark too. Nalla nanban is somewhat tolerable. So is all is well song.

Coming to the captain of the ship - Shakar… Thumbs up!
There was nothing challenging for him. Think about his World-class film making portrayed in Endhiran and the unforgettable movies like Mudhalvan… Gentleman… Indian… Yet, he ensured that people are entertained and that movie is engrossing. And, he succeeds in it pretty much. The picturisation of Aska Aska song requires a special mention. It is shot innovatively. A typical Shankar’s movie song.

Now comes the comparison part…
Three Idiots or Nanban??
Well… I would say Five Point Someone, being an ardent book-lover. I still feel bad that Chethan Bhagat did not get enough accolades. Anyways… the movie buff in me says that Nanban has been a decent remake, especially if you recall a disaster remake of Jab We Met into kanden Kaadhalai. The audience already knows the story and could even say the scene that would follow. Yet, Nanban managed the pace and I thoroughly enjoyed.

So…
Go for it. Enjoy the delicate craft of Shankar. Copying is an art in itself and it is done flawlessly. And all Vijay lovers (even those who hate it) go for it. Rather, all of you who value friendship and love friends go for it!!

After all…
En frienda pola yaru machan…
Avan trenda ellam mathi vechan
Nee enga pona enga machan…
Enna enni enni aenga vechan…
Natpala namba natpa thechchaan…
Nam kannil neera ponga vechan…

Beside…
All Is Well with Nanban!!!

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