So I've been trying to watch more South Indian films lately. More like catch up on the good Telugu and Tamil films. Next thing you know, I'll be watching more Bengali and Kannada films, as well. If only I was able to have more access to South Indian films. Does anyone know a good rental place in Atlanta to get South Indian movies?
Maybe I'm a sucker for an action guy who is invincible, ahem Allu Arjun. It's definitely the characters that is shown that I fall in love with. In this film, Mahesh just spells out...I don't even know the words to describe him. He's this tough guy who I find so charming.
One of the most popular and well-known Telugu actors.
Shruti is gorgeous girl who works and supports her mother and younger brother. She is in love with Pandu but he's nothing but trouble. Yet, she still yearns for him.
Ileana D'Cruz. Really cute girl who reminds me of Amrita Rao in the looks department but that's it. Not impress with her acting. But this is the only movie I've seen of hers and wouldn't mind watching another film of hers.
Ali Bhai is the don of all dons. Just hearing his name, you will be afraid.
Prakash Raj is always a pleasure to see. Whether he's playing the loving father in Bommarillu or an overprotective father with negative shades in Bunny, he's one of the best actors in South India.
Bal Reddy wants Pandu in his gang and works for Ali Bhai.
Mona (Jyothirana) is a villian who likes Pandu's toughness.
Inspector Pshupathy (Ashish Vidyarthi) isa corrupted cop and works for Ali Bhai.
ACP Syed Mohammed (Syaji Shinde) is the Assistant Police Commissioner who wants to put Ali Bhai behind bars.
Mahesh Babu's amazing dancing is what makes me enjoy the songs even more. Songs are catchy and up-beat.
Song #1 - "Samarane"
The one and only Pandu. Love him or fear him.
Love his dancing!!
Song #2 - "Deva Deva Deva"
Pandu falls for Sruthi at first sight.
Again, love the dancing.
Song #3 - "Chalega Chalega"
Pandu and Sruthi hangs out
Song #4 - "Gala Gala Paaruthunna"
My favorite song from the film, love how it's pictured. Colors are beautiful.
Song #5 - "Ippatikinna"
Item song featuring one of the most famous item girls, Mumait Khan.
Song #6 - "Chudadantunna"
Pandu and Sruthi in love
But I love you......
I spy a Shilpa Shetty poster.
Just like Madhumasam, sublimal message before movie starts
And Mahesh Babu smoking....
Pokiri is a masala movie with every genre you can think of -- comedy, action, love, drama. I looove that. It's been a while since I've seen a masala movie in Bollywood. Now, it seems that film makers want to make a movie suitable for Hollywood aka movies that will hit the Oscars and attract Western viewers. Well, I have no problems with that. However, you can never win. You have some people who think Indian scripts will never pass the masala formula and complain that Aamir has gone downhill after doing Ghajini. Then again, you have people who still wants the masala formula. No matter what. Someone will always say something and not everyone will ever agree on everything.
Having said all of that, Pokiri is a very violent film. Someone's getting shot left and right from beginning to end. If you like movies like Ghajini (Tamil & Hindi) that has a little of everything -- drama, action, comedy -- then you will like Pokiri. There's actually more going on in the movie, lots of sub-plots but didn't want to list them all.
I've heard a lot about Pokiri. The Hindi remake should be interesting. I just hope Salman Khan actually "acts" in it though. lol! Ayesha Takia is always wonderful! Looking forward to this one.
I wasn't crazy about the Tamil remake, and I refuse to watch the Hindi one, even though I like Ayesha Takia. Anyway...you might also like Mahesh in Bobby, Athadu, Sainikudu, and/or Athidhi. I also liked him in Arjun and Nijam. I have Takkari Donga, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
If you don't mind A LOT of MTV-style editing, Devdas would be my suggestion for an Ileana flick, as well as Aata. I wouldn't recommend Kedi or Bhale Dongalu(Telugu remake of Bunty Aur Babli) unless you're a fan(like me! heh). Rakhee was pretty good, but the hero, NTR Jr., was too plump for my tastes at the time and I found it rather distracting.
Bhargav - Yes, I heard so much about Pokiri so I actually had to watch it myself. Aaaw, I like Sallu. I'm happy to see him paired up with Ayesha too.
lapetitediva - So I skimmed through Pokiri, the Tamil version, with Vijay and Asin...it's an exact frame-by-frame copy of the original Telugu version with Mahesh Bhatt and Ileana.
Now, I can see why Vijay was loved because I absolute love Mahesh in the original. The only difference I saw was at the end, Vijay had his uniform on and Mahesh didn't. Vijay and Mahesh both are fabulous dancers. Just that Mahesh is more pleasing to the eyes for me.
I like Asin a lot more than Ileana though. But that's cause I've liked Asin since Ghajini, the Tamil and Hindi version. Ileana was just shown more sexier.
Prakash Raj was in the original and in this remake. Even a couple of the villians as well.
Now, I'm excited to see the Hindi remake.
Thanks for the Mahesh and Ileana film recommendations. I have the movie Arjun lying around somewhere! I didn't realize that Ileana was in Aata - gotta watch that cause I like Sid.
I've never watched any tamil film but i'm willing to, i'm particularly curious about one called 'Anniyan',i've heard so much about it, have you seen it, was it any good. And a big thanks for the side link, very much appreciated.
Hey bollyvooddeewana. This film is actually Telugu and not Tamil. :) I haven't seen Anniyan yet but have heard great things about it.
NO problem at all! You have a love for Indian films and I admire that, especially being non-Indian.
You must watch "Athadu" movie. Trust me it is one of the best Mahesh babu movie which came just before "Pokiri" that brought lot of fame to him and the director.
Thanks anonymous - I do have it now. can't wait to watch it.
So Finally saw Pokiri Nicki and loved it! I can see why Mahesh is a superstar, and agree with your statement, “I find him good looking with a goofy look, lol. And can act.” I loved the subtitles where “pokiri” was translated a bit differently each time, but my favorite translation was wastrel; I need to use the word wastrel more often. Loved seeing Mumait Khan again, and I’ve only first seen her in Magadheera. First time seeing Jyothirana, and thought she was great, as was the lead Ileana D'Cruz, and I admired her impossible fantastic figure. Wow! I always like Prakash Raj and think the entire supporting cast was fantastic. Now I want to see “Wanted” which I wasn’t compelled to see until now. Thanks for all the great screen caps and review. All the best,
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