Monday, July 20, 2009

Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven(2000)

I thought this movie was a not-bad waste of 2 1/2 hours. I'm not an expert on military life, so I don't know how accurately it was portrayed. (My civilian guess: Not very.) What I liked most was the flashback that reveals why Surya's(Ajith) mother leaves him at an army base at the beginning of the film.


A nun and a death row inmate--need I say more? Okay, I will: What better way to make a prisoner's scheduled trip to the afterlife less daunting than by paying him a conjugal visit the day before he's hanged? Not for hedonistic purposes, mind you, but to help him fulfill his dying wish to leave behind a child who will make up for his father's acts of terrorism by serving the country. And many years later, after hearing this tale, the offspring's fiancée(Simran) will offer to keep her not-yet mother-in-law's patriotic spirit alive by also having a baby out of wedlock. Uh-huh. Yeah. In addition to being a storyline tailor-made for a soap opera, it's the kind of farfetched shit that makes me glad I'm such an easily amused viewer.

Screencaps, just because:

I thought Ajith looked aged, but still adorable

Awww...everyone gets letters from home except him

But later on in the movie, he receives
a letter from his lady love, Indhu

I capped these only because I really
--and obviously--liked Simran's facial expressions

A near-kiss in the rain

Ajith seems to have a thing for women's waists

Who's that guy?

Bitchy or sad, I love her face


ajnabi said...

Ajit and waists are like SRK and asses--you're going to see him ogling at least one per movie. ;-) I love that even though the movie sucked you sat through the entirety--go fangirl! I'd do the same!

lapetitediva said...

Ha, ha! Kamal Hassan has a thing for asses, too. There was a thread dedicated to his butt fetish on a now-defunct forum.

Yeah, I AM a fangirl. It makes for a more enjoyable movie experience because I can usually find at least one treasure in the biggest heap of trash ;)