Kuselan Konfused everyone

I admit. I should not have even attempted to see "Kuselan" AFTER watching the Malayalam version of the same ("Katha Parayumbol")....

Before the movie was released, Rajni had mentioned in some interviews that Pasupathy would be the first hero, Vadivelu the second and he would just be appearing in a guest role (just as how Mamooty appeared in the Mallu version). Now I just couldn't stop myself from wondering about :-
=> Why was he featuring in 3 songs (all of them inappropriately placed)?? Heck! There were just 2 songs in the Mallu version... But then its Rajni here, and his fans are to be satisfied... or were they??
=> There was this person asking (actually mocking at) rajini why he's SO indecisive about entering politics, and why he hoodwinks his fans time and again about what he intends to do? His reply was almost like a SLAP on the face! He says MYOB (in a seemingly polite manner).. Hullo??!! Then why don't you keep your nose out of politics and stop passing suggestive remarks!!
=> "I am not responsible for misleading dialogues in my movie about me entering politics or favouring anyone there" says the superstar in the movie! Like as if someone's gonna refuse if you would want some alterations in the script! Oh but that would make you infamous like Kamal who is often criticised for not following what the director says!!
=> What was the scantily clad Nayanthara doing in the movie? Oh well! I've just said it! she's for glamour!
=> Rajni entertains. His movies though mostly are a complete masala package, do manage to entertain. And that is one reason (among many others like his style) why he sells. But his previous movie ("Sivaji" and that was a blockbuster) did bring down the star's credibility to a certain extent. If one gives a careful ear to some of the dialogues, there were instances which defames his image.
=> Pasupathy (though sans all the hep looks of a typical hero) IS a great actor. But sadly, you need enough scenes to prove your acting ability... which P.Vasu (the director) felt unnecessary, (though he felt the necessity of Vadivelu's comedy scenes which would make one puke).
=> The epic character of Kuselan is of one who suffers from poverty. All through the movie, one is made to guess that Pasupathy is "Kuselan" being the poor friend of the rich superstar (Rajni). But even THAT credit is shamelessly stolen from him.

All said, I'm sure Rajni's next venture (if it has all the usual glamour, songs, fight, style and punch dialogues) would certainly click. People are forgiving atleast when it comes to filmdom.

12 comments:

couchpapaya said...

*gasp* how can u say anything against rajni !!!!

:P

sadly no knowledge of anything in ur post bubbles, so cant comment decently .... the above comment is because i almost got beaten up once by a rajni fan for something i said (it was completely harmless btw) :(

mystiquedew said...

Haven't watched it...

Heard this one is total pain in the ..er..neck!

Great review girl :)

Bouncing-Bubble said...

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lol..yes, should never earn the wrath of Rajni fans.. for that matter even Kamal fans.. just couldn't control myself from posting this, was too much of a letdown for even his ardent fans..

Bouncing-Bubble said...

Ms Dew...

This no review.. This pure rambling of a poor soul... U must watch this and rip it apart, I would love to read it !

Smita said...

:( :( :(

Wt shud I say????

Oxy said...

I agree totally... Rajni could have just have missed this.. There wasn't a need to do this after super successful 'Siva Ji'.

Now, I wonder how 'Billoo Barber' would be? U know na after Kuselan, KP is being made in Hindi as well with SRK, Irfan Khan and actress (Tabu?? or) .. hmm forgot..:)and BTW, there are two item numbers supposedly by Kareena and Deepika ..

sakhi said...

Have no idea wht to say... i am just used to "rajni" jokes, so cant say much here! :)

WhatsInAName said...

Brilliantly written. I can identify with your thoughts. The film was a big letdown and I must say media has made a big hype. You should have read the review in Kumudam or was it Vikatan? They praised it no end... and I just could not sit thru the movie. Vadivelu was at his vulgarest.. I find him vulgar all the time. Nayantara was no better with her skimpy clothes. Meena hardly looked like a poor wife in her chic and starched cotton sarees. Pasupathy was the only saving grace if only the director had given him more footage.
My personal reco would be 2 star to this movie.

WhatsInAName said...

.... and yeah, Rajni was overhyped. They could have practiced some restraint.

Bouncing-Bubble said...

@Smita
U'll hv loads to say after the Hindi version is out :)


@Oxy
Hindi remake will click I guess.. In Kuselan Rajni has made a fool of himself and has also made a fool of all his fans who were considering him next to God. Can't we hv someone giving a flick w/o these item no.s!

@Sakhi..
:) Rajni jokes wow!

@WIAN...
I was only very glad of not seeing the movie in the cinemas, I wd hv repented to no ended.. Meena yes, was thru'out my lappy screen :) If you hv not seen "Veyyil" do see it for Pasupathy's performance (tho that's a bit melancholic movie, its gd cinema)..

Vadivelu my God! He's another experienced guy, why cdn't he just give some decent comedy... I specifically hated the Rajni scene with Sundarajan (the one where he's asked those Qs on politics etc)... Rajni's reputation is suffering a serious blow now, from all ends...

I listened to Gnani's discussion abt Kuselan in Kumudam online, didn't get to read the revu..

WhatsInAName said...

Girl you are tagged :P
....dont curse me please

Bouncing-Bubble said...

WIAN - Really am thankful.This week seems too long, awaiting ma's arrival.