Saturday, January 3, 2015

Pisasu


Saw this Tamil movie (Pisasu) on the New Year Eve.  The English meaning for this word is “devil”.  Will tell you my impression at first.  Very different kind of movie.  Director Mysskin has raised this movie to a world standard.

The hero (Naga) tries to save a girl (Prayaga) who was involved in a car accident.  But the girl dies in the hospital.  She then becomes a pisasu (devil) and moves into the hero’s flat.  Why she moved into his flat? What happens at the end? That is the story.

Naga needs a good barber.  We could never see his full face throughout the film.

Superb acting by Radha Ravi who comes as Prayaga’s father.

Editing was done very efficiently and the movie ends in 114 minutes.

A few scenes were copied from Hollywood movies.  For example, the bedroom scene is from the movie Paranormal Activity.

It is a supernatural movie but does not scare anyone.

25 comments:

  1. 'Pissach' in Marathi, too means a ghost haunting one's life! So much similarity in languages!

    Your comment abt hero's beard had me grinning. Sometimes, it is fortunate for us that we don't get to see their mug.

    I think that fellow in one of Ramgopal Verma's movie , I think Satya, was equally (fortunately) hidden behind his beard. No, not Manoj Bajpayee, who was brilliant. I meant the other one.

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  2. It took some time for me to realize that this movie was based on a ghost story when my sister told me about it. Happy New Year :-)

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  3. LOL @ supernatural movie not scaring anyone! I want to see this movie and Meagamann, which has also got good reviews, sometime soon. Did you see Linga? Ppl. say it's not good, want to know what you thought of it.

    Destination Infinity

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  4. Nice review SG. I remembered Saaya (Hindi) when you said the movie is a supernatural one. But, I am sure, I would be scared watching such movies...

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  5. Sounds like a movie which my son will enjoy!

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  6. Thanks for your comments Sweety. Looks like more Indian languages are inter-related or at least borrow words from each other.

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  7. Thanks for your comments Ashwini. It's a decent movie.

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  8. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. We saw the movie Linga. If you are a die-hard Rajni fan, you will love the movie Linga. Otherwise, it is not that good.

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  9. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. Don't get scared. Go to the movie with your husband. Hold his hands.

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  10. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Yes, he will certainly enjoy this movie.

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  11. I do watch Tamil movies, and after reading this post I do feel like watching this. There have been a couple of movies in Malayalam too which is on the same story line .

    I should check for this movie among my Tamilian friends :D

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  12. dont know Tamil, so cant watch it..wish there were subtitled movie here..

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  13. Thanks for your comments MM. Please watch this movie and let me knou what you think. Thanks.

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  14. Thanks for your comments Renu. I was under the impression that you have been living in Chennai for a long time.

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  15. hahahaha! the last line made me laugh!

    Nice little review. Most of the horror movies are out rightly funny! I hope this becomes available in Hindi or English soon!

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  16. So, you liked the movie eh? It received mixed reviews. Thanks for sharing :)

    Between...
    Back after a long gap... I shall catch up other posts soon... Thanks a lot for your constant support in my virtual vacations... May this New Year bring happiness and smiles..

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  17. does it have bsubtitles, I would not mind watching it then

    Bikram's

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  18. Someone else also has recommended this movie! So, it is not scary!!! I will try to watch!

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  19. Thanks for your comments Ankita. I am sure an English sub-titled version would be availalble.

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  20. Thanks for your comments Satya. Missisng your comments in my previous posts.

    Happy New Year to you.

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  21. Thanks for your comments Bikram. I am sure an English sub-titled version would be availalble.

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  22. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. I think you will like this movie.

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  23. I'm afraid this kind of story. I'm the type of person who doesn't sleep at night because thinks about these things!

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  24. Thanks for your comments Camila. Don't be scared.

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  25. When we watch movies of the same kind,it will fade away soon.A difference leaves its residue in our mind.'Pishachu' in Malayalam means devil.

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