Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Shankar - The diplomat

This write-up of mine should have come a lot sooner, but it took me so long to muster the time required to compile this into a blog...
I think that till now, i was the only to person who hasn't seen Sivaji the boss a year after it had mutated. The movie was a blockbuster of the year of 2007, and all credit goes to it's unbelievably diplomatic director, Mr.Shankar!
This is not admiration by the way... Shankar's skills of marketing the movie are the only things i attribute to it's 'ravishing success', thanks to the director's (sorry folks, but i had to address him with the profession that he thinks he is in!!!) stunt of not offering even a whiff of what the movie was like before they handed over their money at the ticket counter... And that seems to have done it.
Honestly, i didn't get one positive review from even the dumbest of cinema viewers, who said the film was gigantic, mega, and Shriya was too hot, just because she couldn't even wear a dhavani without exposure of her flat abs...
Money was spent on the movie, around about 65 crores i guess, with the star himself receiving a considerable share of that (Enormous, actually). But where were they spent? The songs, yes. To show Mr.Rajni as white as fleece would have boosted the make-up budget for sure, and of course they would have had to hire a lot of gliders for he would have had trouble even lifting his arms up in a fight sequence, on his own. What a pitiful thing old age is...
Why i said shankar is a skillful man of the trade? The answer is: No song was telecast fully on TV before the hundredth day, only selected scenes were shown, and those scenes told nothing about what the story was going to be... Nice one... Hide the story, win the race: Sounds like a good policy for a man who thinks he is turning shit to gold, when he is really doing the opposite...
About the film, it's story and it's third grade-level dialogues i need not talk. But my point is...
The film deals with the concept of Rich getting richer and Poor getting poorer.
Mr. Rajnikanth says that, Sujatha has written it, and Shankar has directed the shot...
What are these people? Paupers?
Just think about it, on a really serious note...

2 comments:

Elvisraja said...

Hehehee..

Why the hell this movie claims itself to be the costliest having the most faulty editing..I could see a lot of undesirable jump-cuts..
"....... singam singala thaan varum" is one of the most illogical dialogue as even a primary school kid can say "Lions live in groups called pride"...lol..Funny sujatha!

Karthik - A David Lynch in the making... said...

Hey man! Thanks for the back up, but i never saw the film, having taken an oath never to see a Shankar film ever after Anniyan (I walked out of Anniyan midway). My blog was just about Shankar's marketing techniques. And also how he made the movie a hit when no one who saw it didn't actually like it!
And you were one such who added to his profit. Too bad :(
But i think boycott is Shankar's best treatment!!!