Kambilikkandam Jose (Subair), a drug baron reaches down to Kochi to meet Pattakkalil Purushothaman Pillai (Vijayaraghavan), demanding a huge hike in his commission. Popularly known as Appichai, Purushothaman Pillai is one of the largest drug dealer in south India, along with Sethumadhavan (Sai Kumar), his foster son. Appichai calls back Sethu, who is on a vacation in a cruise ship in Goa. Sethu, on his arrival back in Kochi kills Jose, with the help of Balagopal (Ramu), the IG of Police. But the death of Jose creates a strong protest inside the state and the Chief Minister (Janardhanan) orders a detailed investigation on the matter. Narendran (Mammootty), the Assistant Commissioner of police, is assigned the charge of investigation. Popularly known as Nari (tiger), for his aggressive and belligerent style of behavior, Narendran, begins his probe
Brian B (us) wrote: One of the main flaws in many action films is that they're style over substance. This is mainly because it's a lot harder to develop and provide depth to characters in an action driven movie as opposed to a story driven movie. Some action movies are able to provide character development and depth in them, but some films like this one do something else to get around the common style over substance criticism. It uses social commentary to tell its story and to make it more interesting.In the far future, an attempt to stop global warming leads to an ice age where most of the world's population is killed by it. Some of the survivors spend their lives on a train called "The Rattling Ark". In the train, the middle and upper class residents live in the middle of the train and the "scum" or the lower class live in the back of the train where their treatment and living conditions are very poor. One of the lower class residents, Curtis Everett, decides to lead the tail passengers in a revolt where he plans to take them all the way up to the engine. Since they can only fight them with whatever they can find and pick up along the way, doing so proves to be a difficult task.One thing I really like about the film is the set design of many parts of the train. It is interesting to see the train go from a slum-like living quarter to brightly and vividly colored rooms with different designs and layouts of the objects. Since each of the rooms all look different, this makes it so the film doesn't seem neither repetitive nor bland at all. This is a good feature to have in films as it gives a somewhat artsy and creative feel to them. It is pretty cool to see that the uninviting and dull looks of the back of the train can look so much better in the middle train cars.The action scenes are pretty unpredictable and tense since we quickly learn that main characters can be killed off so easily. After one of the characters that I thought would be one of the main characters in the film died so soon, I realized that this would be a movie that is not afraid of killing off its characters, even some of the ones that most would probably care about the most. This is a good trait to have in films because it gives them a sense of daringness not found in many other action films.People who say that this is just a typical action thriller are completely missing the point of it. It uses social commentary to shape its plot. The movie represented the political structure of our world in the microcosm of the train. The people in the back of the train represented the people who live in the third world who are struggling for their lives. The people who were partying and having a happy time in the middle section of the train represented the people in the first world who get to afford nice homes, have nice jobs, and basically get to live overall happy and peaceful lives. This is represented best in the film when it shows Curtis traveling through the sections of the train which show numerous people partying and having a good time. That represents how most people who live in the first world turn a blind eye to all the people who are having a difficult time going about their days in the third world as they get to live in the middle of the train. It's unfortunately realistic that only one of the people in the middle of the train, Namgoong, is able to see through all of what's happening and is willing to help them. This represents how most people in today's world are distracted by their luxuries and they don't bother with helping people less fortunate than they are. The only difference between the film and today's world is that most of the people in the middle and upper class got to relax and didn't have to work at jobs unlike most first world people today, but keep in mind that this film is a metaphor, not an exact replica of reality. This means that in the future, middle class people will get to relax while the government hands them out wages except a few people who most likely volunteered to work. Overall, this movie painted an accurate and detailed description of how the train represented today's social class.Also, the acting is pretty great as well. Chris Evans performs his lines well as he never sounds over-the-top and he is able to switch from scenes where he plays a hate-fueled 'prisoner' who is aching for revenge to scenes where you can sympathize for and understand his motivations and what he had to go through while he was in the back of the train. Also, many of the other actors such as Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer helped carry the movie as well as they brought their own unique skills and talents to the table and they were all pretty good in their own way.In conclusion, this is an ambitious and entertaining action film which succeeds on every level. People who say that this is just a typical style over substance action film need to watch this with a far more critical eye. The social commentary it uses is well-written and effective. Also, the set design and acting also help make this movie even better. This is now one of my favorite films of 2014 and I strongly suggest watching it if you want to find a modern action film which plays its cards differently than most other films of the genre.
Istvn B (au) wrote: jabb fontos diskurzusfilm, aminek megtlsben a szakmai min?sget fellrja a trsadalmi hasznossg.
Melissa L (ru) wrote: Original and surprising.
steve c (mx) wrote: only way to make better is more Scarlett Johansson and less Helen mirren
Donna L (it) wrote: Started off looking promising, but then it just didn't get better. The ending left me scratching my head.
Peter M (au) wrote: Low budget and unoriginal, but quite entertaining and decently put together. A good solid action flick.
Sunil J (fr) wrote: This movie seemed pretty cool at first but it's kinda weird.
LeAnn L (au) wrote: i like aftaaaaaaaaaaaaaab lolz
Ethel C (jp) wrote: En su gnero esta bien. Me entretuve, fcil, dulzona, una recreacin de un clsico de Colette
Jamie C (kr) wrote: Enjoyed it more than I thought, I can't see why there was so much hate it was a good film with ok effects could of been better could of been allot worse.
Dillon L (jp) wrote: a classic gets better with time. Dark and gruesome
Austin M (ag) wrote: Magically delicious.
Sarah L (de) wrote: "thank you. have a nice day." haha killer mall robots. awesome.
Jitendra M (es) wrote: great music. Golden Days of Amitabh.
Chris B (de) wrote: Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto is the first look into The Samurai Trilogy and at Toshiro Mifune's stunning portrayal as the legend himself! We are introduced to Miyamoto from the beginning and see that he has substantial skill but is also a short fused and uncontrollable man. Throughout the film he is betrayed and sold out but in the end its the young girl Otsu that saves him. Miyamoto is later imprisoned in an attic and told he must learn discipline and the way of the Samurai. After a few years he is released, but must be separated from Otsu once again in order to gain experience and knowledge in his travels. As the first film comes to a close we see Miyamoto walking off into the sunset and Otsu reading Miyamoto's farewell and forgive me inscriptions he carved into the bridge where moments before they had finally reunited.
Serge L (de) wrote: Well crafted story full of human flaws. Not the movie, the humans (englishes in fact). Using the non-linear narrative, the story is presented as a mlange, a mixed dish, or even a full meal with several dishes that the director picks. On e dish, the next, back to the salad, a bite of meat, etc. We are revolted at first. Then the story reveals itself with bites from the meat dish and we get a bit more. This until nearing the end, we can piece the story together and the guy appears nicer, for an english anyway. He still comes out as edgy, but we understand the outrage. Nice way to make us think about what we may perceive as odd, outragous, stupid, in life or talking gossip may be but a small facet not revealing much of the story. What we know informs what we see and interpret. Beautiful and believable.