Kumaaran, or as students call him, Captain (Mohanlal), was the star of Mahatma college before he joined the army. Now an ex-military officer, Kumaaran is running the canteen of Mahatma College after a tragic incident that took his father and sister's life. Kumaaran is dear to all the students and he actively engages with them, whether in youth festivals, love affairs, fights, or campus tours. He even helps them bring teachers back from their private tuition classes to the college. Madhavi (Vimala Raman), the college's English professor, hates him because she saw Kumaaran getting involved in a fight with a street rowdy. Once during a campus tour, the bus gets involved in an accident, killing several students. Madhavi tells everyone that Kumaaran was the reason for the accident. The rest of the movie is about Kumaaran's attempts to prove his innocence and how he regains the trust of his fellow students and of Madhavi.
Gabrielle A (nl) wrote: Where's the other one? I liked it a lot. No offense, this one was brought to you by Astra Zeneca. JK I'm sure it's a good movie. I have Bipolar.
Regina B (de) wrote: I'd say for someone who's read and loved Larsson's novel, this adaption of Lisbeth's story is one that meets expectations, but doesn't really go that extra mile. It feels sort of impersonal and detached to the beauty I found in reading it. And I suppose to those who haven't read the novel, I feel like the story will present itself as very flat and unintelligible. The film itself has received good ratings I believe solely for its tale, but not its depiction. Great, still though for Larsson's feminist literature coming across as a powerful female character who won't take anyone's shit.
Chris H (kr) wrote: Beautifully strange, but only teeters on being interesting, and is a little too strange, confusing, and incoherent. Fine performances and some fascinating folklore, but overall doesn't quite add up to a cathartic, fulfilling whole.
Tristan M (nl) wrote: Movies about historical true events are usually very well done, and this one is no exception. It's all about the lead up for the most part, and focuses on three unrelated characters: a 17 year old boy, and radioman in the military, and the head of the civil rights march. They are all very interesting, but the way the director changes between them is not too great in my opinion. The scenes are fairly short, with a very brief pause between scenes, not the usual seemless transition. And often times the scenes with cut out in the middle of the character saying something, which eventually got annoying. Not a whole lot happens in the first hour, just a long introduction to the inevitable shooting. It isn't boring at all, it's just interesting and keeps you on edge. The actual shooting part was very well done, and shows well the chaos and confusion of what happened. It really got me mad and angry at the military soldiers who just shot the civilians, most of whom where not violent, in cold blood. They looking to them with hate, and in one scene shot a old man holding a white flag as he walked out to help a wounded man. In another scene three soldiers started firing off rounds at a crowd of people as the ran away, just dropping them down for no reason. The scene was very good, and is pretty much where the movie ends, besides the brief look inside the hospital and a speech by the head of the march. So great movie, and I'm now interested to find more movies and info on the subject.
gary t (jp) wrote: WOW......WOW.....WOW.....SO SO SO SO SO BAD......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS IT IS THAT BAD.....JUST DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IT IS SO AWFUL.......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....BUT MAN THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO AWFUL 2 WATCH....
Nina S (de) wrote: I love this movie best movie I have ever seen in my life my fav. Movie in the whole wide world!!!!<3
Alex G (kr) wrote: Might as well just be called Melvin. Howard Hughes is only in the movie for the first 20 minutes or so. The rest of the movie focuses on Melvin and his family issues, including his wife, played by Mary Steenburgen, leaving for him for reasons that are quite unclear. Some scenes don't always go somewhere and are somewhat rushed at times, but there are some strong moments and Paul Le Mat is great as Melvin Dummar. Good cinematography (loved the crane shots and minimal lighting). Overall, the film is just erratically paced and again can be rushed, but you have a great performance by Paul Le Mat.
danny d (au) wrote: ozu's first color film not only brought an insurgence of popping colors and lights into his art direction, but it brought a new wave of thinking as well. ozu's work up until this point had been more focused on traditional japanese family values and the younger generations responsibility to their elders. in this film we see a shift in ozu's thinking where he engages in the more emerging and progressive cultural leanings of allowing more freedom and respect to younger people. although many people grow harder as they get older including some of the characters in this film, ozu himself softens and portrays the family in ways he hadnt done until now. in the same way ozu had resisted color in film until this movie, and then he used color vibrantly to the fullest of its potential. the film itself started far too slow, but it picked up and ended well and deserves an added measure of respect because of what it meant for ozu's career. a great film.
Alimuaman A (it) wrote: first one was good..its a horrible
Cosmin I (de) wrote: Will Ferrell goes all out as Ricky Bobby, it will make you laugh...