Recently, I watched Ghilli starring Vijay, Prakash raj, Trisha & others, directed by Dharani. After watching the movie 4 things stayed in my mind. Vijays' action, Prakash rajs' performance, Vidhyasagars' Music & Dharanis' fast paced screen play. The fourth part leads me to scribble this post.
Director Dharani is known for his racy screenplay & commercial films. He has directed till now 4 movies Ethirium Pudhirum, Dhill, Dhool and Ghilli. The last 3 were super hits in kollywood. Though he has directed only 4 movies till now, he has gained a virtuous name in the list of tamil directors. The first movie Etirium Pudhirum did not go that well at box-office. The next one Dhill was a huge success & a good break for Vikram too after his career break movie Sethu.
If you look closer at his movies the portrayal of his hero would be very simple. The hero would be a normal guy & would do usual activities as any common man does. But the villain would be a strong & powerful person. When this mediocre hero dashes with the gigantic villains, the hero becomes even more powerful. This bottom line he has carried over all through his movies. Apart from this, the intelligent & fast paced screenplay adds the perfect combo for his films. In most of the tamil movies the hero clashes head-to-head with the villain gang with a big fight. But Dharani way of telling this is different. His hero uses clever ideas to attack the villain. This logical screen play has been one of the important part in his movies & has proved worthy for him. If you see in Dhill, the hero uses some common sense to make the villain fall. Similarly in Dhool & Ghilli, the way hero handles the villain is different & smart way of attacking. Though some places the logic slips but it works.
He also keeps good screen shots & nice back drop for needed scenes. Adding to this base he sums up with good comedy scenes, catchy songs & all other commercial items to make the film a grand finale. The comedy sequences in Dhill, Dhool & Ghilli are known & stays till now. Songs in his movies are mostly catchy & the way he projects altogether makes even better. With these vital things he adds the commercial items & provides the audience a perfect masala meal. This formula of Dharani had worked for him till now & will make him stay in the tamil film arena for more time.
Currently, he is directing a telugu movie Bhangaram starring Pavan Kalyan and produced by A.M.Ratnam. Like to see Dharani back soon to tamil cinema & give another commercial speedy masterpiece movie.