Thursday, March 13, 2003


Mani Ratnam's Writings of Weapon(Ayutha Ezhuthu) :

Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam, the most acclaimed director of Kannathil Muthamittal is getting ready for a his next flick, supposedly a racy thriller called Ayutha Ezhuthu(Writings of Weapon). Kannathil Muthamitaal became the most popular foreign language film in the latest Palm Springs film festival. It was one of the fims which recieved more good reviews than other movies in that festival. Rumours around say he has roped Srikanth(Roja Kootam) and Surya as heroes for Ayutha Ezhuthu. One more hero is yet to be known. There is a lot of speculation about Ajith being the next one. The title Ayutha Ezhuthu has a very subtle tone of violence. In tamil it is the last character in the character set which has three dots, each opposite to one another. That explains the three heroes. But it also means Writings of Weapon because Ayutham means weapon and so we assume it a story of three dons. As a suspense, I am sure Mani Ratnam will still have something else under his sleeves for us.

Ayutha Ezhuthu also features three heroines. Trisha is sure to be one of them and others haven't been revealed. I hope Jyothika should be given a chance to prove her metal. A chance in Mani Ratnam movie is certainly a career high for these guys and I am sure they will take it right. The backdrop of the movie is still not escaped the rooms of Madras Talkies. Mani started planning this after the movie with KamalHassan got dropped due to various issues.

Srikanth, who made his impact with the debut Roja Kottam, has been lucky enough to be spotted by Mani Ratnam. His second movie April Mathathil was also a hit because of its dancy numbers and college romance. He proves to be a promising actor. Surya has already showcased his acting capabilities through his previous movies and he gets his first chance to be directed by Mani.

The music, I suppose would/should be AR Rahman. AR Rahman considering Mani Ratnam has his mentor, accepted to change his plans and did the Unity of Light in Chennai. And that relationship will also continue through the movies to come. Hope Rahman gives his best just as he did for the previous movies of Mani.

Get Ready !! Its time for one more monster of a film. He can. If not who.

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