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Rajni makes Sivaji rock!

June 15, 2007 12:07 IST


We asked readers to send in their Sivaji reviews, and we got quite a few!

Here, we publish Noddy's Sivaji experience:

If I was asked to give just one word to describe the movie, it would be 'cool.'
Okay, so it is a riches-to-rags-to-riches tale. There is no logic in the movie. I can tell you the story in one line. The villains are dumb and incapable of causing any harm to the hero, in spite of being taller and stronger. The heroine is super pretty and she falls for our hero rather effortlessly.

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But seriously, who cares about all this? I was sitting in a theatre in Atlanta after paying $21 for a ticket -- that's a Sivaji Special rate; I would think twice if I had to pay half that price to watch Spider-Man 3.

But honestly, I could give that money once more just for the movie experience. There was this guy in the theatre who wore a Sivaji-style wig, and entertained people even before the movie started. There was another guy, who spent around $50 on popcorn and distributed it to everyone so people could throw it in the air when Rajni filled the screen. Another gang brought camphor and pumpkins to show to a Rajni poster. They started dancing and yelling way before the film started.  

For every 'cool' dialogue that Rajni mouthed, there were whistles, trumpets, claps, yells and the adrenaline was constantly pumping. Well, that's what you get from a Rajni movie and that's worth every penny you pay and more!
Dhada Dhadavena nadapathum style, pada padavena siripadhum style, vara vara ellame style -- That pretty much sums the movie experience. Lets welcome the enigma, the rock star, the uncrowned king of Indian cinema once more! And will he satisfy his fans? Hell, the movie is going to burn cash registers for sure!
The film starts with Rajni returning from the US. Like most Shankar movies, the story revolves around the hero's plan to transform India into a developed country. Like most Rajni movies, the protagonist overcomes the hurdles and builds his fortune. Cliched it is, it all ends up going to the benefit of the poor.
The first half is filled with humour and is so steadily paced that the viewer never loses interest. The second half is action-packed, with Rajni at the helm of affairs. From romancing Shriya to bashing the villains, Rajni does everything in style. The scene where he does a Sivaji, MGR and Kamal Hassan is truly magic!
Shriya looks beautiful and enacts her role well. Vivek brings the house down with his comic timing and dialogues! Suman, as the villain, is adequate. The rest of the supporting cast helps build the story.
Shankar has done a great job presenting the film to Rajni fans! From song picturisation to screenplay, his efforts are seen in every frame.
Any word to describe A R Rahman's music would not be enough. His music rocks!

Rajni fans are going to lap this one up like never before. He is the only reason why this film rocks.

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