Velaiyilla Pattathari (VIP) (English: Unemployed Graduate) stars Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan, and Samuthirakani. The story revolves around Raghuvaran (Dhanush), a graduate in Civil Engineering, who has been unemployed for four years, and still looking for a job. His younger brother Karthik (Hrishikesh) has a great job in an IT company. Raghuvaran constantly faces rejection from various engineering companies. One day, his mother passed away due to a heart attack. He slowly falls into a deep depression and is constantly wracked with guilt over not answering a phone call which could have saved her life. He eventually falls for his neighbour’s daughter, Shalini (Amala Paul), who initially dislikes him, but warms up to him after sympathizing with his difficulties. Raghuvaran strives hard to get the best possible job and put himself on the right track, but is faced with many obstacles from different rivals along the way. Will Raghuvaran finally be able to redeem himself and find happiness with the right job, partner and family?
Will Raghuvaran finally be able to redeem himself and find happiness with the right job, partner and family?
VIP is a satisfaction-guaranteed film for all Tamil movie fans (and not to mention, die hard Dhanush fans)! A heavy script, carried by Dhanush himself, relies on much of his body language and expressions – which are totally impeccable. This film profoundly explains the predicament of the unemployed which is a relatable experience amongst many graduates. The superb cinematography and catchy music truly got off my seat and wanting to dance. Dhanush keeps his fans hooked and the audience entertained throughout the movie with his charm. Die-hard fans of Dhanush (and possibly new ones) – you definitely do not want to miss this one!
” …you definitely do not want to miss this one!”
I watched this Tamil movie during the Diwali Week Movie Screening without any subtitles but it was awesome as the movie storyline moved me! Amazingly, I stayed in the theatre hall for the whole three hours!
Firdaus A (BP114)
A subtle writer, Gaga fanatic, and an infamous bathroom singer.
The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas fantasy film based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film featured human characters animated using live action performance capture technique, with the exception of the dancing waiters who dispense hot chocolate on the train, because their feats were impossible for live actors to achieve. The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010, as the CGI-model for the female protagonist.
The film was made at a budget of $165 million, a record breaking sum for an animated feature at the time (2004).
The film was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone and Golden Mean, for Warner Bros. Pictures. The visual effects and performance capture were done at Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film was made at a budget of $165 million, a record breaking sum for an animated feature at the time. The studio first released the film in both conventional and IMAX 3D theaters on November 10, 2004. It received mixed reviews from critics but still went on to gross $307 million worldwide, a very good gross for an animated film, but was still not a box office hit due to its huge $165 million budget. The Polar Express is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006 as the first all-digital capture film. This is Castle Rock Entertainment’s first animated film.
“Go with the flow and enjoy whatever it may bring because life can be fantastically adventurous if you are daring enough!”
This is the very first movie I watched in a cinema with my family. Most of the scenes are still ringing in my head that it makes me believe Santa Claus exists. The story starts when a little boy hops onto a mysterious Polar Express which pulls up in front of his house in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. Just like any other kid, he has no sense of danger and fear, and that leads him to meeting Santa Claus. He was the lucky kid who is selected to go on a trip on the reindeer with Santa Claus! At that scene, I told myself that I am going to be like him. Go with the flow and enjoy whatever it may bring because life can be fantastically adventurous if you are daring enough! I have come to accept the fact that Santa Claus is not real but one thing I know is that the creator of life exists and anyone who dares to dream will see it come true!