(For Tamil Vikatan Review,
K.Balachandar is known for directing movies with a
punching story line. To best of my knowledge he is the
only director who makes the viewers think. K.B. has proved
that even with a very thin storyline he can take the
viewers by strom in the movie Thillu Mullu. The dialogs
are not by his "Asthana Vidvan" Ananthu but by Visu. Those
are the days Bells pant was at its peak. People with a
huge bell bottom pavadai pant, kazhudhai kadhu collar
tight half slack shirt with flowers on it and a pattai
belt of width 2.5 inchs,hippi hair cut and a huge mouch
were the youngsters of those days. Typical example is the
dress that Rajini or Kamal wears in Ninaithale inikkum and
the kind of dress/hair style that kamal wears in the song
Germanyin senthen malare from the film
ullasaparavaigal.Enjoy the Classic Comedy movie review.
The movie starts with the song thillu mullu thillu ullam
ellam...!The story is about a talented youngster who is
none other than our thanga thalaivar super star Rajnikanth.
The hero wants to enjoy life with his friends like our
lollu boys. But those are the days when the Bosses used to
be very strict and they expect employees to be very much
disciplined. After completing his studies he is forced to
take up a job as the family situation demands, it is the
conventional Tamil Cinema centiment vayasukku vandha
thangachi and fortunately vayasana amma and the brothers
are missing in this movie. One of his family friends "Poornam"
Viswanathan tells him about a opening in a company like
Sun/Cisco/Microsoft owned by "Thengai" Srinivasan and he
also tells him the expectation of the owner. Rajnikanth
pretends to meet expection of the Boss by giving fake
certificates that he knows C++,Java, Oracle, Corba,Blue
tooth and what not. He gets the job.
The real story starts when Thengai sees Rajinikanth in a
football match. The trouble starts because Rajini asks his
friend to make a phone call saying that his(Rajini's)
sister is sick but that guy sodhapifies it saying mother
is sick. And from that point Rajini claims that he has a
brother who is good for nothing etc and builds a story on
that. Then Thengai offers a job of a music teacher to his
daugher for the fictious character for which Rajini has to
shave off his mouche. And atlast because of a servant boy
thengai comes to know the truth and starts chasing Rajini
for cheating him and as usual the story ends with a subam
and thengai accepts to give his daughter to Rajini.
The imporant thing to be appreciated in this movie is the
screenplay by K.B. He portrays thengai as a man with great
values especially a man with a value story behind a huge
mouche. Thengai is a man who believes that honesty should
be there in every aspect. A man with a huge mouch will be
very good at heart. Office things from telephone to
stationery and even the lu should be used only for
official purposes. He believes that a person working
overtime is inefficient. His employees should respect
elders and follow them without asking any question even if
they are wrong! Last but not the least he is a great
patriot. And Thengai has done a great job in this movie as
per the expectation of KB.
Rajinikanth has done a great job in this movie in fact
this is the first movie in which he has acted without
mouch. His name in this movie is "Ayyampettai" Arivudai
Nambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran. And the name of the fictious
character his brother without mouch is "Ayyampettai"
Arivudai Nambi Kaliyaperumal Indran. The interview scene
and the scene in which thengai describes Rajini in the
football match was really great, the way Rajini portrays
the situation and making it favourable was simply great.
Thengai is no doubt a great artist. Priya, Krishnan
Varuvan, Kasethan Kadavulada are few examples. In this
movie he has done a great job acting as a man of values.
His name in this movie is SriRamachandramoorty. Especially
the story behind the mouche and the way he behaves with
soukar janaki who acts as Rajini's mother saying that "Indha
laddellam inga sapida koodadhu prasadama veetukku
eduthuttu poi sapdanum enna idhu andha Mahatma Gandhikke
samchu potta kai!" And in a party scene a person asks him
"Sir whiskya Brandya" for which he retaliates saying "Nan
Gandhi da" was great. Good Job Thengai.
Though this character doesn't have any connection with the
story(as if there is something). The trouble starts when
the Servant of Thengai sees Rajini & Nagesh talking about
aalmarattam and the meesai episode. While suggesting
Soukar Janaki for acting mother of Rajini the way he
describes Soukar was great.
This female is hired by Rajni to act as his mother in
front of Thengai. She has really done a great job.
Especially when thengai sees her for the first time and
asks her religiously Onga veetukku Mahathma Gandhi vandhu
irundhappo enna senjarnnu sonnenga indha kadhu kulira
kekkalam and for which she says enna senjar vandhodane
sattaiya kazhatti coat standla pottar! Then Thengai asks
Mahatmakku edhu sattai and she samalifing was great. And
when thengai sees her in a party wearing a pattu saree and
jewels all over her body like our foster mother and her
close associate he gets shocked and wants to verify so he
comes to Rajini's house and before that she enters the
house from the back door and again a great samalification.
Great job soukar.
This column is not usually found in most of the LE reviews
but this film deserves it.
1. The interview scene when thengai asks one candidate "Adhennai
Bommai sattaila" and the candidate says with pride "Poonai
Sir" thengai reacts saying "Adhula enna avlo perumai Get
out" and comments "Nalla kamban koothadi madhiri dress".
To another candidate he asks "Onga peru enna" for which he
replies saying "Suppi Sir". Thengai gets irritated saying
"Suppiyavadhu kuppiyavadhu Get out". To another candidate
by name Subramanya Baradhi he gets up and says "Vanakkam
thiru Subramanya Baradhi onga pera kettale porandha
kozhandhaikku kooda sudhandhara dhagam edukkumnnu
solvangale ongalukkum Baradhiyar madhiri kavidhai ellam
ezhutha theriuma" the candidate says "Palakkam illenga".
Thengai's facial expression for the word palakkam was
excellent his face changes like a 3 year old kid while
shitting in a place where it is not supposed to! Then he
asks "Ongalukku indha zhanna varadha" the candidate
replies saying "varum konjam kasta padum". For which again
thengai reacts with a great facial expression. Then he
says "nan solradha appadiye thirumba sollunga - Oru kattu
sullila oru sulli kona sulli" for which the candidate says
"Vendam sir risku". Thengai gets pissed off and says "zhanavum
varadhu, shanavum varadhu, llanavum varadhu peru mattum
subramanya baradhi neer avarukkum indha nattum periya
dhrogam panreer aia". When the candidate comes out, Rajni
asks him how was the interview for which he says "Aala
theermanichuttangappa interview ellam sutha Eyewas". After
this thengai asks his manager to continue with the
interview that guy starts asking the prices of cigarettes
which again irritates Thengai and asks both of
them(Candidate & the Manager) to get out. Then comes
Rajini with a kadhar dhothi for an interview! This scene
cannot be further described in words You have to really
watch it to enjoy it. I have watched this scene atlest 100
times(Sorry I don't remember the exact count each time I
hire the cassette I keep it for 25-30 days and everytime I
watch the movie I watch this scene alone 10-15 times)! I
was the only customer for that video cassette and it was
scratched only by me!
2. Rajini and his friends go in Gangs everywhere and even
to the football match. Rajini wears a ballon around his
head and dances pettai rapand in his usual style lights a
cigratte thengai sees it, the facial expression of thenga
in that scene was great. And next day the way Thengai
describes the Football match in which he saw Rajini was
simply great. He starts with saying was it fair for the
refree to give penalty.....!
3. The way Thengai talks to Soukar Janaki with great
respect thinking that She is an illitrate,Gandhiyavadhi
and so on. And when thengai says "Pleasure is mine" she
unconsiously responds saying "so is mine" and he gets
shocked and again a great samalification.
4. The way fictious Rajini without mouch behaves with
thengai calling him "he thottakkara on modhalai sriram
irukkana.." was great he lights a cigratte in front of
him. It appeared as if Rajini was taking revenge on
thengai for the way he made him behave in the office.
No doubt its an all time hit one can even get his own VCD
for this because You watch it any number of times You
won't get bored. This movie deserves morethan 95/100 and
again Prabu has to decide on this.