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Old 11-05-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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'Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu' Video Songs

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Old 04-22-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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VENNILA KABADDI KUZHU TRAILER

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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Indha maasa budget-la NK-ku odhukki vachutten
Don't know if i'll watch other movies in theatre Lets see... If there is something really good, i'll certainly watch in theatre...
theater la padam paakkarakku enna oru 1.5 latcham aaguma?
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:00 AM   #4
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Kabadi outwits Cricket

'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' is the latest film in town based on sports which opened as an average grosser. With word-of-mouth spreading good criticism about the film, it is now being flooded with audience from all sectors. The movie has received rave reviews from the media which became an added advantage. People have showered the film with praises for its brilliant casting and a captivating script.

With massive fan following, the number of shows in theatres has been increased which was earlier reserved for another sport based movie 'Victory'. Based on Cricket, 'Victory' is a Bollywood film that opened with tremendous response but unfortunately was bowled over at the box office.

'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' has replaced it sans the fact that the film didn't boast of a cast coup, slick graphics or extravagant locales. Made by a team of young debutants, without any commercialism the film is reaping accolades and is continuing its good run all over the state. In the line of 'Subramaniapuram', it has once again been proved that a good script always triumphs over gimmicks.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:12 AM   #5
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Default Vennila kabaddi kuzhu
VENNILA KABADDI KUZHU

Starring: Saranya Mohan, Vishnu, Kishore.

Direction: Susindhran

Music: V. Selvaganesh

Production: K. Anand Chakravarthy.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:13 AM   #6
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VENNILA KABADI KUZHU - MOVIE REVIEW

Starring: Saranya Mohan, Vishnu, Kishore.
Direction: Susindhran
Music: V. Selvaganesh
Production: K. Anand Chakravarthy.

The success of sports based films like Lagaan, Chak De in Hindi and Chennai 28 in Tamil must have prompted the debutant director Susindran to embark upon a similar subject in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. However this time around, the crew has taken Kabadi as the central theme with a poetically titled team with many fresh faces on and off screen.

The setting of the story is a village near Pazhani. A small boy in the village is deeply interested in Kabadi and will not step into school before playing at least a single game. His interest in the game is such that sometimes he misses even his meals. As luck would have it, his father dies in a freak accident and he is forced to work in the farmlands dropping his studies.

As a youngster also he (hero Vishnu) is not able to pursue his interest of playing Kabadi but is resigned to looking after the clothes of the boy’s team when they play the game. This team from village has an infamous reputation of never having won a single game in any tournament.

In an unexpected event, in a Kabbadi match in a village thiruvizha, Vishnu is given a chance to play as a substitute for a boy and his potential comes to the fore which coach Kishore does not fail to recognize. An unsure decision on whether he is out of the game or not triggers a big brawl and the teenagers are reprimanded by their parents. Meanwhile love blossoms between Vishnu and Saranya Mohan who comes to visit the village carnival.

Later on, the team goes to Madurai to participate in a Kabadi match but is not allowed to do so as there are professional teams vying for the title. In an unexpected turn of events, Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu is made to par take in the match and the ensuing fast paced forty five minutes compensate for the sagging slow moving film in the first half.

Debutant Vishnu (son of IG of Police- North Zone Ramesh Kudawla) has done his part satisfactorily. Saranya Mohan reveals that she is an experienced star after all compared to her fellow artists.

Some of the sequences in the village carnival like the uriyadi, cycle racing and parotta devouring are lively. Climax is deliberately shot differently. Debutant music composer Selva Ganesh, son of Ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram sparkles in a few numbers. Camera work by J Laxman Kumar meets the requirements. All in all, a different attempt but they should have taken adequate care to narrate it more interestingly.

Go for it, for it’s second half.

Verdict: Bronze medal!

2 1/2 STARS

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:40 AM   #7
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:31 AM   #8
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Rediff - 3.5 * . Chinmayi was praising the film to the hilt in FM last night.
ennabA yaarukkumE interst illiyA? appuram bolly-la mattum dhAn off-beat (simbil/interesting) pilims edukkuRAnga-nu solla vENdiyadhu.....
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:47 AM   #9
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Naan pakkalamaa-nnu yosichuttu irukken. I liked the songs very much
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:21 AM   #10
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Naan pakkalamaa-nnu yosichuttu irukken. I liked the songs very much
Me too me too!
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:00 AM   #11
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is it Rural Chennai-28?
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:03 AM   #12
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Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu create waves

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Old 01-31-2009, 03:31 AM   #13
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is it Rural Chennai-28?
I too heard the same from some of my friends.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:35 AM   #14
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'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' reaps accolades

Stories set in the rustic milieu of villages have seldom failed to entertain audiences of all classes and the latest entrant in the genre is 'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' made by a debut cast and crew. Starring Vishnu, Saranya Mohan in the lead cast, Kishore of 'Padikathavan' fame has enacted the key role of a Kabadi coach in the film. K. Anand Chakravarthy has produced the film and V. Selvaganesh has composed the music. The film released on 29th January has reaped wide accolades from the audience on day one itself.

Indiaglitz announced a contest in which general public were given an opportunity to pen their thoughts about the film's theme and the feel it provoked in them. A large number of responses flooded in and on the whole, viewers expected a movie set in the rustic rural areas where love blossoms amidst a team of youngsters' aspire to achieve in their favorite sport.

True to their expectations, the movie delved into the aspiration of an underdog team to win their long cherished dream. Public opines they were moved by the touching love that prevails between the protagonists and the dedication the team displays on screen to win the cup at all costs.

A wide spread misconception is a movie's run is being evaluated from metros and not other centers. But, this film has reached the masses in a place like Madurai for its native theme and most of us are aware of super hits that were generated with stories based on this city. Rave reviews has graced the film from every genre of media which stands evident to say 'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' is a movie to reckon with in the lines of 'Paruthi Veeran' and 'Subramaniapuram'.

Indiaglitz.com served as the media partner for the sports based hit movie 'Chennai – 28' earlier. We are happy to be part of such ventures and are elated to be the official media partner for 'Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu' which sure packs substance to be a super hit movie.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:39 AM   #15
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Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu - Candid, charismatic and convincing

All hope is not lost in Kollywood! At a time when the theatre-going audience has dwindled and a general criticism prevails that quality has taken a beating in Tamil cinema, 'Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu' has come a whiff of fresh air.

There is no bad mouthing villains and no crass comedy or needless romantic duets. Debutant director Susindhran has consciously avoided all clichéd commercial elements, yet managed to render an engrossing entertainer. But, the movie has abundant human emotions in it.

A refreshing and a different film, 'Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu' lives up to the title, dwelling upon a group of friends for whom the valorous sport of kabbadi is everything in their life. Susindhran's engrossing screenplay coupled with pacy narration works out all the wonders. Glorifying the victory of underdogs never failed to appease the masses.

Seemingly inspired by the success of films like Bollywood's 'Lagaan', 'Chak de India' and Tamil flicks 'Chennai 600028' and 'Lee' that were made around sports, Susindhran has churned out a film which is all about kabbadi, a hugely popular sport in rural Tamilnadu.

Every character in the film but for the kabbadi coach played by Kishore is new and hence provides a fresh feel for the audience. As an inspirational coach he reminds one of a similar role played by Shahrukh Khan in 'Chak De India'. He oozes charm and elegance in the role as a kabbadi coach. A dignified portrayal by him wins the heart of the film-buffs at the first go.

Not far behind is Vishnu, the newcomer. He fits the role like a 'T' thanks to his innocent and the boy-next-door-looks. As Marimuthu he brings out on screen the emotions of a caring son, a yearning lover and a determined sportsman. The cute-looking Saranya Mohan as Vishnu's ladylove is adequate for the role. Clad in Pavadai and Thavani, she does a breezy role. A convincing cameo by her is praiseworthy.

A host of other characters including newcomers Vairavan, Nithish, Sundar, Appu Kutti, Suri and Pandi does have a role to play in the film and they resemble the youngsters we see every day in rustic villages.

The movie has threadbare storyline. In a nutshell, it is the triumph of a group of young men, who are considered the 'regular' losers in kabbadi by people in their own backyard. Touted as the fit for nothing bunch, these men go on to win accolades to their acquaintance with a skilled coach.

The entire story unfolds in a remote village near Madurai. What begins as a soft romance between a poor young boy Marimuthu (Vishnu) and a young girl (Saranya Mohan), who comes to the village soon takes a turn. Marimuthu along with his childhood friends Ayyappan (Vairavan), Sekar (Nithish), Murthy (Sundar), Appu Kuttu (Appu Kutty) and Pandi (Pandi) yearn and crave to win a kabbadi tournament. Their Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu is popular for they never managed to win a tournament.

They manage to find themselves by chance in a State-level tournament where they are considered to bow out in the very first round. But the bunch of young men, who share different thoughts and ideas, with the help of Souda Muthu (Kishore), a professional kabbadi coach, emerge winner. But the story doesn't end here for there are more surprises that are thrown for the audience.

The highlight of the movie is debutant music composer V Selvaganesh's (son of Ghatam exponent Vikku Vinayakaram) melodious music and background score. Especially, the pacy re-recording during the kabbadi match sets up all the momentum.

Equally appealing is the art work by G C Anandhan. An able craftsman, he has created the rural village well before our eyes. Especially, the grand décor in 'thiruvizha' scenes is amazing. The soft lens of J Laxman and crispy dialogues by Baskar Sakthi brings before our eyes the innocence that prevails in the daily life in villages.

K Anand Chakravarthy, the young producer, can walk proudly for he has rendered a movie that is entertaining from the word go, sans any glamour or double entendre.

On the whole, 'Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu' is a movie that is different from commercial clichés ushering hope and confidence in Tamil cinema.

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Old 01-31-2009, 09:27 AM   #16
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Good news for us. Truly all hope is not lost!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:10 PM   #17
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Again! heard that there are instances in the movie which uses Raaja's songs as BGM (Watched Poo recently and heard traces of Raaja's hits beings played at many instances in the movie) thamizh cinema'la oru pirikka mudiyaatha angamaa irukaar Raaja
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:30 PM   #18
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Naan pakkalamaa-nnu yosichuttu irukken. I liked the songs very much
Even the BGM was good.. Moreover I like this man Kishore, especially in polladhavan
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:21 PM   #19
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Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu is a winner

Movies centering on sports are considered pretty risky propositions in Tamil, but Imagine Creations Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu (Vennila Kabaddi Team) have actually managed to break several moulds to bring alive the colourful yet troubled lives of seven earnest kabaddi players, on screen. The riveting screenplay is supposedly based on a true story.

The opening credits are in themselves interesting with crowds of players and artists filling up a window on the screen; there are so many of them that it's mind-boggling, almost. And in fact, the whole village of Kanakkanpatti, down in the Pazhani district, has gone to town, putting up a convincing and heartening display of rural Tamil Nadu.

Our heroes number seven, the principal of them being K Marimuthu (Vishnu [Images]), a gangly, scruffy lad who loses his father at a young age, and is put to work as a goat-herd to the village's landlord. The others comprise Sekar, a rather well-to-do mill-owner's son; Appukkuti, a bedraggled tea-stall owner as well as others from various walks of life. What unites all these young lads right from the time they were all scraggy school-boys is a game -- kabaddi.

Of course, they have never won games except against even worse losers from the village of Eruma Nayakkanpatti but even that proves a disaster as they hire pros to beat our guys at the annual festival. And that's where Mari meets the heroine with no name (Saranya Mohan) for the first time. With love blossoming for the first time as they speak with their eyes, shy smiles and secret trysts, there's the spectre of kabaddi looming up, and they suffer a resounding defeat. Watching is a spectator whom they'd spurned earlier -- Savalai Muthu (Kishore) and who turns out to be a renowned kabaddi coach.

Inspired a bit by Hindi films like Lagaan [Images] and Chak De! India in turns, the movie does manage to have its own special flavour, as our boys slowly go from being under-dogs to a force to contend with.

Bhaskar Sakthi's dialogues hit the mark every time: each character barring perhaps Mari's is well-defined, with their own families, distinctive backgrounds and playing quirks. Iyappan, for example, is a remarkably loveable guy with a penchant for stuffing himself with food but looks scrawny as a lamp-post.

Director Susindran's screenplay is the real hero here: with the right (if sometimes cliched) situations, cast of characters and the inclusion of factors that really do determine kabaddi matches (it takes some gumption to highlight the caste-card, and sponsorship problems).

The first half could have done with some editing, as there's too much emphasis on the romance angle but you don't remember these minor irritants in the second half. You only wish you knew more about the technicalities of kabaddi to really appreciate the nuances.

V Selvaganesh looks like a promising music director. On the other hand, the background score isn't very impressive (though it should have been for a movie that thrives on adrenaline rush like this one).

Saranya Mohan has managed to get it a bit right after half a dozen half baked romances as the girl who falls in love without even revealing her name.

Vishnu, as the protagonist looks the part but its the rest of the cast that brings on the cheers every time. Kishore actually sets your pulse racing as the dour coach who sees the potential in a ragamuffin team. His strength and soft-heart are a delight to watch. Here's yet another artist bringing cool shades to his character.

Despite the rather deux ex machina situations that crop up now and then, their individual characters make an indelible mark. And the climax hits you with a shocker. Who knew kabaddi matches could be this fun? With its superb ensemble cast and script, Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu scores the match-point.


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Old 02-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #20
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Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu - No.3 at CBO

Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu falls in the sport movie genre, as the title suggests, and follows the life of a little boy and where his obsession to the game (Kabadi) takes him.

Trade Talk:
Thanks to the curiosity generated with the catchy posters, the movie has garnered an above average opening over the weekend.

Public Talk:
Neat narration and decent casting!

No. Days Completed: 3
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 86
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 75%
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs. 10,10,119

Verdict: Above Average Opening
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