By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, May 03, 2007
We aren't able to understand the taste and liking of the superstar Rajinikanth. He is the person responsible for the remake of Jogi as Parattai... for his son in-law. But the film has pulled Dhanush down into the dumps again.
The director of the film Suresh Krish has again proved his inability in catching the attention of the viewers. The director has probably tried to be sincere and faithful to the original script, but nevertheless one is unable to digest the looks and action orient scenes of Dhanush. The mother-son sentiment on which the film is based becomes boring and irritating after a point especially when they start dancing at regular intervals.
Azhagu Sundaram (Dhanush) is a young village guy who is the only son of his parents. His mother (Archana) dotes on him. After the demise of his father Livington, Azhagu moves to Chennai in search of a job. A small clash with the villain leads to Azhagu Sundaram becoming a don in the name of Parrattai and is forced to wield the sword. From an innocent youth from a rural area, he goes on to become a gangster. On the other hand, his mother lands up in Chennai in search of her son without even knowing his address or whereabouts. Archana bumps into Meera Jasmine, a journalism student who takes pity on the old lady, takes her home and promises to help her in finding her son.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
At the same time, Parattai never sees his mother and finally accompanies her dead body to the crematorium thinking that it is an orphan's corpse! He dances with others, offers flowers and finally after her body is charred, he realizes that it was his dear mother!
The story, screenplay, Music...etc are never a match at any stage to the modern trend.
This script proves how far removed the Kannada film industry is from the modern trend of cinema. On one hand, the Tamil movie makers try to touch the heights of Hollywood. But on the other hand, directors like Suresh Krishna indulge in leg-pulling of the forwarding-looking youth through films like Baba, Gajendira and Parattai....
An actor like Dhanush should always choose a story which suits his physique and attitude. It is a punishing experience to watch him as an action hero. How can an emaciated looking person fight with more than 15 goons at a time and even kill them without sustaining the slightest of injury?
Even the actresses have failed in pleasing the viewers, including the talented Meera Jasmine and the legendary Archana. The songs in the film are too boring, and the debutant music director fails to attract the attention of the audiences.
Parattai... a big disappointment!
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Cast: Danush, Meera Jasmine, Archana, Santhanam and Nasser
Music: Guru Kiran
Direction: Suresh Krishna
Genre: Action with Mother sentiment
Verdict: Big disappointment