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Manyam Puli

The Movie: Manyam Puli (Hero of the village)

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Caption:  Natural with wild fragrance

Savvy’s Rating: 3.25 / 5

Zephyr: Story, Screenplay, and Jagapathi Babu

Brush off:

  1. Kamalini Mukherjee had laughed less. Her naggy wife character had made her to make faces all the times
  2. Namitha’s character was abrupt

Savvy’s Rede:

God made everyone for a purpose. At the same time, he put a “max limit” for each species and sent them to the world to survive with basic instincts. For humans, there are no terms and conditions. They possess instincts of all species in them. They can be as wild as Tigers and as simple as cows. The trait that differentiates a man from an animal is the Heart. The compassion that evokes to help peers in distress.

Manyam Puli is as straight-forward movie as the famous fable “a king had 7 sons”. However, the gripping screenplay on showing a predictable story line for 2 hours is worth watching. The movie talks about misunderstandings, compassion, family, love, cruelty, wilderness, adventure, heroism and in the end good winning over evil.

I sometimes wonder, how people live and die in one place. The only thought that’s keeping them stick to the place is the attachment. This movie brings out those subtle emotions well. For example, hero expressing to go back to the forest even though he’s doing well in the new place.

Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):

Manyam Puli – a Malayalam dubbed movie with the name PuliMurugan – is about a child (Murugan) who lost his mom at the birth of his brother and dad to a Tiger. The village where he lives is frequently attacked by Tigers resulting in many people losing their lives. In his teenage itself, he kills the tiger that had killed his father. He becomes Hero of the village technically the savior.

Murugan’s world has his wife and daughter, his brother and 2 of his best friends. He loves to help villagers by killing the tiger although his wife doesn’t support him. When Murugan agrees to kill a tiger then there’s no look back. Fights between a tiger and a man is shot very well.

Story gets interesting, when Daddy Girija (Jagapathi Babu) is introduced. His team comes to Murugan’s village with a pretense to develop a Cancer medicine using the weed (Marijuana). Murugan’s brother is promised a big job if he helps to get the weed from the forest. Murugan agrees to help them as he knows the forest well. In the meantime, Murugan has to leave the village with his family as the Forest Police Department wants to arrest him for killing endangered species (tigers). Murugan goes to the city and works for Daddy Girija.

While working for Daddy Girija,  Murugan understands that the weed (Marijuana) from the forest is not for a good cause. During a fight to save his brother, Daddy Girija’s son gets killed by one of his henchmen. However, Daddy Girija believes that Murugan had killed his son and he is after Murugan to take the revenge.

The climax gets more exciting. Murugan comes back to his village and accepts to kill another tiger that’s bothering the village men. Daddy Girija is in the village to kill Murugan and he hurts Murugan’s close friends to make the things worse. Now, Murugan has two species to handle, one in the form of a human and another in animal.

Was Murugan able to kill the tiger and the villain? What happens to Daddy Girija in the end? Is worth watching on screen.

What worked well:

  1. Engaging screenplay with shots around tiger killing, daddy Girija’s scenes, and introduction and climax of the movie
  2. Jagapathi Babu stole hearts with his looks and the screen presence
  3. Forest life was shown beautifully

Savvy’s Punch:

You can comfortably watch once.

Savvy’s Hearts:

hearthearthearthalfheart – – Entire team of the movie

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Posted by on January 8, 2017 in Dubbing, Malayalam, Telugu

 

Villa

The Movie: Villa

Caption: This Villa is enthralling

Savvy’s Rating: 3.5/5

Zephyr: Story, Screenplay and Background score

Brush off:

Savvy’s Rede:
If you are a Horror movie lover, Villa is one of the movies that captivates all through. A good horror movie is not only scares you while you watch but also haunts you for hours later. This movie is definitely comes with strong points. I am in awe of Writer. His first penning, “Pizza” movie was quite interesting. He kept his promise and delivered another great story for “Villa”.

I will categorize this as a small movie with no great star casting and done in a considerable budget. However, what makes this movie watchable is appreciative quality of the movie in all aspects and keeping the grippy momentum all along.

Story in a nutshell:
Film starts with a 30 year old writer who is desperately waiting for his first book published. After his father’s death, he comes to know about the Villa that his father owned. When he visits, the writer is astonished by the palatial bungalow loaded with antique paintings. As he continues writing his second book, things turn positive and his first book gets published and he starts getting money. At one point, he goes into one of the rooms in the Villa where he finds lots of paintings. Pretty soon he realizes that incidents are happening in reality in his life as shown in the paintings.

How those paintings landed up in the Villa? what’s the relationship between those old paintings vs future incidents happening? whether Hero saves his life? You must watch the movie to get these questions answered.

Director’s Punch:
1) Sensible story
2) Awesome screenplay
3) Good background score
4) Well played characters

Savvy’s Punch:
Horror movie lovers, Watch it! 🙂

Savvy’s Hearts:
heartheartheartheart – Screenplay, Story, Background score

heartheartheart Ashok Selvan (Hero)

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Dubbing, Movie Reviews, Tamil