Monday, January 16, 2006


My customary practice of seeing a movie whenever I go to Nanganallur, took me to Ajith's new flick Paramasivan. This is a much awaited movie for Ajith as last few films didn't do well at the box office for him. I am not sure if this movie would do any better either.

One gets to see a new Ajith in this movie. He has lost lot of weight and appears slim and well suited for the role of an assassin. However, what hasn't changed are his monotonous dialogue delivery and comic dance movements.

Paramasivan has patriotic theme and the oft repeated Pakistan bashing. Its about a honest police officer (Prakash Raj) going after the perpetrators of terrorist bombings in Kovai in the most unusual way. He recruits a death row inmate (Ajith) to eliminate the perpetrators while having a secret plan of his own to eliminate his recruit after the job. This simple story line has been complicated by introducing all the regular masala ingredients that have become a must for a Tamil Movie.

The director, P. Vasu has also scripted the story line and the dialogues. He has done a fairly decent job with the story, but failed to keep it simpler and focused. There is a unnecessary comedy track with Vivek and a CBI track with Jayaram. Also, this movie would have been lot more tighter and simpler without a female lead. Laila's character doesn't jell with the movie and seem to have been introduced just to have some dance sequence. If Laila was unnecessary, Ragasia dance sequence in the jail was a total waste. At its best, it was a distraction and slowed the movie down.

The only redeeming feature of the movie is Prakash Raj. He is the second hero of the movie and does a great job of carrying the movie on his shoulders.

Story B - (for a good story line wasted)
Acting B (for exceptional performance by Prakash Raj & image make over by Ajith)
Music C (for mediocre score by Vidya Sagar)
Direction C (for a wasted opportunity by P. Vasu)

Overall C+

Bottom line: Skip the movie

Related Sites
Paramasivan official site (some links did not work)
Ajith Fans


  1. citizen..

    More than Vasu, I am sorry for Ajith.. He needed a hit..

    but then, what do I know.. I didn't enjoy Viay's Sivakasi.. but it is a box office hit.. so I hear.. Obviosly, these type of movies are made for a different set of audience

  2. Ram, I felt your view on the movie was prefect! I was forced to go to this movie because Athi wasnt released here in US last week end (Hmm... I guess that would also be the same kinda adi thadi masala). I felt Prakash Raj should be claimed as the hero of the movie and Ajith just doing a guest role ;). I am sure Prakash Raj had more dialogues than Ajith. Laila and Vivek kept the movie a little live. But many characters were just wasted and unnecessary. Read in couple of magazines, the movie had a good opening... :(

    Any news about Athi? Couldnt find any..!

  3. Rathin

    Yes.. this movie could have very well be made with Prakash Raj as the main hero.. In fact, it would have been better that way..

    Haven't heard about Adhi yet.. But, there is Viay wave now.. I wouldn't be surprised if 'Adhi' becomes a box office hit as well

  4. I like Ajith. Sad to see that this movie might fail too.!! He badly needs a hit just like Maddy.!

  5. Narayanan

    Yes, Ajith needs a hit very badly and he might have one with ParamaSivan..

    I read in The Hindu today that ParamaSivan is considered a box office hit based on the first week collection.. This augurs well for Ajith.. He does look trim and fit in his new avtar..

  6. Ram,

    I would have agreed about Ajith's makeover before I saw him in person at a restaurant called Miami on Thiruvanmayur beach. He has a huge paunch and his face has bloated up. And, right before him was a kingfisher beer which explained all that.

    If you get a chance watch Kanda Naal Mudhal and do remember to watch American History X. I could loan it to you if you like.


  7. Shumit

    Yes I will remember American Histroy X..

    So, Ajith has put back what he shed.. sorry to hear that.. He is a decent actor but will be one of those guys who will not make past that invisible line.. Ajith & Vijay were considered equal few years back.. but Vijay has done well in the past movies and has moved far beyond Ajith..

  8. Enjoyed a lot! »

  9. Enjoyed a lot! »