Saturday, November 28, 2009

Movie Review: Yogi - A Shameless remake of Tsotsi.

Yogi is definitely one of the good movies of the year. With a good screenplay, brilliant direction in few scenes, excellent performance, wonderful cinematography and stunning background score, Yogi is certainly worth watching.

Plot: The story is all about, how the life of a slum dweller (a ruthless human, played by Ameer) changes when a baby comes into his life. That's the one liner.

Yogi is more of Ameer's than Subramaniam Siva. On seeing the movie, the narrating style, the camera angle, one can easily say that the brain behind these is Ameer. There were some brilliant scenes which evoke emotion to the audience. Ameer and Madhumitha's performance were excellent and laud-worthy. Ameer shined well as an actor.

The biggest plus here is Yuvan Shankar Raja's background music. Brilliant music. His music conveyed the emotion so beautifully in some scenes. Background score of Yogi is sure to take Yuvan one step further. Kudos!

The biggest minus point is that the movie is almost a ''frame-by-frame' remake of South African movie "Tsotsi". Shamelessly copied. Though there were rumors that this movie is inspired from tsotsi, I was confident that Ameer would not take that route. But it was a complete shock to me that the whole movie is a rip off. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!The moment I saw the set up of Ameer's house in the movie, I could guess the amount of plagiarism. About 70 minutes of Yogi are lifted from Tsotsi. Why they couldn't copy more than 70 minutes? Because, Tsotsi runs only for 90+ minutes. LOL. It's a sin to copy Tsotsi without mentioning any credits. Tsotsi is a classic. The movie has to be experienced. Now that I have watched Yogi, I want to watch Tsotsi once again, to nullify the sin.

Trivia: The movie is gonna be screened in Dubai Film Festival where there will be juries from all over the world. Wondering how Ameer is gonna manage them. Is Ameer aware of this fact that the movie is copied? Or it is Sub Siva who the real culprit is? Let's see!

Regards,
Vinith.

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5 comments:

Yoganathan.N said...

Hhmmm... Amerr mEla semma kadupula irukkEngga pOla...
I haven't watched both Yogi and Tsotsi... I'm happy for this line of yours...
//Yogi is definitely one of the good movies of the year. With a good screenplay, brilliant direction in few scenes, excellent performance, wonderful cinematography and stunning background score, Yogi is certainly worth watching.//

Cool...

Vinith said...

Movie is really good TF. Audience response in theater was very good and positive. Watch it soon once it releases. :)

vram said...

tamil cinema never go high because of this. no creativity here.why they are copying ? this really same for all tamizians

Vinith said...

Hi Ram,

Yes. the 'copying' habit spoils the whole tamil cinema. There is no dearth for creativity in Tamil. There are movies with great script. The most shocking thing is that Ameer has taken this route. On seeing one of the interviews of Subramaniam Siva, it is clear that he is the culprit. However, it's surprising that Ameer did not know this fact (or pretends to be not aware of this fact).

thendral said...

dat s the saddest part..
even though yogi is an exceptional mark in our land... v could not enjoy whole heartedly becoz of this copycat business... v feel shame to hear about it...it will be worse if it goes to any common platform as vinith has quoted in his blog....