04 August 2007

The 6-month jinx is broken.

It has been more than six months that I had been to a movie theater on Indian soil. Last one was to Honeymoon Travels at Rex. The jinx was finally was broken, when I went to see ‘Sivaji-the Boss’ today afternoon at Urvashi. The theater has changed a lot over six months. The ticketing has been computerized and the booking status is displayed on LCD screens besides the ticketing counters, the same way it is displayed at PVR!

So what made me too see the movie? Well, it was all because of famous post ‘Sivaji, The Boss. Of Crap’ by Anuradha Sengupta at ibn-blogs( the post is now moved to her personal blog) The post received 1700+ comments. It was a big war in blogosphere. It went such an extent that some fans of Rajnikanth like aramki have decided not to watch cnn-ibn channel because Anuradha Sengupta works for the same channel.

Most of my friends had already seen the movie and no one ready to come for second time. My search ended at Gururaj Naik, as he was yet to see the movie. Further he promised me to translate the dialogues, if necessary. Tassa also joined us to experience the acts of the Boss(Bachelor of Social Service).

I don’t want to “write” about the movie since I don’t understand tamil. However I can’t resists myself by mentioning these points.
- the movie is very lengthy. In the first half I was desperately waiting for intermission to happen.
- technically movie is very rich.
- there are many songs in the movie. The music is not so pleasing to the ears, it’s not the usual Rehman music. The songs may be lyrically good.
- All the songs have been shot in grand sets. To be frank, the picturisation seem to be overdone. The only song I liked is in which Sherya does a backstroke swimming in the opening sequence.
- overall the movie was not looking as directed by Shankar. The magic of Gentleman, Kadalan and Anniyan was not there. He might be influenced Rajni phenomenon.

There's Bangalore connection w.r.t movie shooting. The 'Adi Medical College' shown in the movie is actually M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology(MSRIT).

To conclude, kudos to the marketing team of Sivaji. Everyone in India would have been aware that Sivaji was releasing on such and such a date. It was major reason for movie to be so successful.


  1. I Truly agree with Anuradha, boss of crap,I dont blame shankar or rajani or rehaman,(they have done their job as per their profession).

    Its up to people to accept or reject it, unfortunately its accepted with red carpet

    What makes me feel bad is that circus films like this when they "ARE MADE HIT", the perception of outsiders on "SOUTH INDIAN"(which I am part of ) cinema changes. Rather changes to bad.

  2. Your comment on movie is too moderate(may be fearing ANTI-RAJINI bashing)..

    Movie has no strong message, no great action, no interesting concepts, no logic(not expected anyway).

    May be those who are die-hard Rajini fans, might enjoy his younger look, youthful stunts, sharp dialogue etc.

    Better luck next time for Shivaji..!! As you correctly said it is a marketing success. That is all

  3. If something has to cheat the whole world it has to be intelligent than the whole world and so is Sivaji, the BOSS!

  4. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Who is this Rajni, kick him out of india..
    pagal hai yaar yeh buddha.

    Bakwaas movie banata hai kalua,