The return of the Super Star!
What a month is has turned out to be for Rajini’s new release “Sivaji”!! After being delayed for more than 2 months, it finally hit the screen on June 15th to a crazed fan following. The movie has 4 biggies : Rajini as the hero, Shankar as the director, A.R.Rahman handling the music, and AVM producing the movie. When such a combination comes together, its no surprise that the movie was expected to shatter all previous records. And it has done exactly that in a very short time!
Hailed as the most expensive film in Indian history (the budget is rumored to be anywhere between 60 and 80 crores! ) the movie had to be a block buster to make profits. And it has proved in the first week itself that it will turn out to be a big money churner for the producers. After the miserable failure of his previous film, the super star had to make fans happy, and keep them engaged till his next big release. And he has done it in style!
The movie is the first tamil film to be featured in the UK top ten, when it grossed around 148 thousand dollars in a week, running in just 12 screens. It is making waves in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, US , UK and is expected to make it big in Japan and Hong Kong. There is no doubt that it will be THE most profitable movie in Indian history!
The movie is pretty crisp. It has all the Shankar elements, will some intelligent scenes. The super star looks fashionable in a variety of clothes and hair styles, and does definitely look younger than his age. He doesn’t get to deliver many “Punch Dialogue” but is slick and neat in his own way. Vivek provides the comedy factor in a very adorable way, with the comic scenes not going out of the main story line. It is refreshing to see such genre of comic relief in Rajni’s movies!
A very special mention to the sets by Thotta Tharani, and the camera work by Anand. The sets are just amazing and will leave the audience dumbfold. If you thought the glass palace in “Devdas” was good work, take a look at Sivaji’s songs! The movie is worth a watch just for the exquisite sets, and slick camera work.
My final score for sivaji – 8/10. It is a total entertainer, and is a typical super star movie! Don’t expect logical scenes. Just sit back, and enjoy the show!
Super Star Forever!