Saturday, April 3, 2010

Paiya by Lingusamy - An Entertaining Cliche!

Paiya is a very good entertainer with good amount of romance, action, humor, excellent songs.

Karthi, a job seeker, sees Tamanna in Bangalore and falls in love with her. One day, he takes the car to railway station to pick up his friend (the owner of the car). There, he happens to meet Thamanna again with a villain. Thinking that Karthi is a taxi driver, the villain calls him for a trip to Chennai. On the way, when Villain gets out of the car in a petrol bunk, Tamannah asks Karthi to drive away before the Villain returns. There begins the lovable journey. The couple go on for a journey from Bangalore to Mumbai. The obstacles they face in the journey form the crux.

Karthi delivers a superb, lovable performance. Some of his expressions give us a feel that he is still stuck with Paruthiveeran. The complete transformation hasn't come yet. However, he does this role with ease. Thamannah as Charu looks gorgeous on screen and does her role perfectly. The girl in Karthi's friends gang catches our attention.

It was reported that Milind Soman has a vital role in this movie. What's that. LOL. He comes hardly for few scenes. Delivers some hindi dialogues and gets beaten by Karthi at the end. He has been wasted.

Villains usually shout in high decibel that tortures our hears. That is completely missing in Paiya which is indeed a good relief.


Brilliant music by Yuvan, takes the movie to next level and makes it more entertaining. His songs have been placed aptly. We could hear a huge screaming, whistles from the audience for every single song. Kudos to Yuvan Shankar Raja. Suthudhe suthudhe song has been picturized with beautiful set by Art Director Rajeevan. Cinematography is okay.

There are many. To quote a few, same old story, predictable second half, too much of heroism. There is a scene near toll gate. Karthi and Tamahha on one side of the Toll gate, the villain gang is on the other side. The way Karthi escapes from the sight of the gang is ridiculous and damn silly. There are quite a few such scenes.

However, Thamanna and Yuvan make it worth watching. 80% of the movie happens in traveling that adds a special charm.

Overall: Go for it! First half is a high-way ride while second half has 'men at work. go slow' board at times. Good journey overall.

Keyword: Paiya, paiyaa, payya, karthi, thamannah, yuvan shankar raja, movie review, paiya music, background score, milind soman, linguswamy.


தமிழ்ப்பறவை said...

nice review boss... im also eagarly waiting to c... for yuvan and thamanna oly...
i read in other reviews that 'happy days' curly hair soniya also acted... she was nice in that movie...mmmmm....
பாட்டெல்லாம் பட்டையக் கிளப்புது...இந்த வருஷம் யுவனோட பிக் ஹிட் இதுன்னு நினைக்கிறேன்...
‘தீராத விளையாட்டுப் பிள்ளை’ ல ஒரு புன்னகைதானே பிடித்தது...
பின்னணி இசை படம் பாத்துட்டுச் சொல்றேன்...தயாநிதி தயாரிப்பு அதனால நெட்ல படம் லேட்டாத்தான் ரிலீஸ் ஆகும்.. :-(
அங்காடித்தெரு பார்த்தேன். ஓகே.. பட் ஓவரா செயற்கை...
‘உன் பேரைச் சொல்லும் போதே ‘ பாடல் சூப்பர் படத்துல பார்க்கிறப்போ...
‘ரெட்டச்சுழி’ கேட்டீங்களா?’பரபரக் கிளி’...

Vinith said...

kandippA pArunga Thamizhparavai. jolly ride! yeah. that girl has acted here as well and delivers a superb performance ;)

adha yEn kEtkureenga.... ovvoru pAttukkum whistle parakkudhu.... title card;la yuvan name vandhabOdhu, sema noise!

songs ellam nallavE padamaakki irukkar lingu.

angadi theru - innum paakkala.... but kandippa paakkanum... :) adhulaiyum nalla songs'nga... :)

rettai suzhi - ippo thaan ketka aarambichurukken.... viraivil adhai paththi ezhudharen :)

Eyezmachi said...

yes bro... movie nice with Yuvan and the couples.

there few minus parts... if watch the songs, ppl wil forget abt the minuses.

yuvan rocks!

Vinith said...


True. It was yuvan, the real hero of the movie. Thundering applause came from the audience when his name came on title card. just couldn't believe. every song rocked big time on the screen. said...

தமிழர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

இந்த ஆண்டு உங்கள் வாழ்வில் எல்லையில்லா மகிழ்ச்சியும், நோயற்ற வாழ்வும், குறைவற்ற செல்வமும், நீண்ட ஆயுளும் மற்றும் அனைத்து நலங்களும், வளங்களும் பெற்று வாழ வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.