(It suppose to be a quick post but I ended up writing more especially after yesterday I watched again the well made 3 Idiots)
(The guy on the far right seems better than the rest. Trust me, you will be safer watching the original 3 Idiots than the “new” idiots in Nanban - they are nowhere close to the beauty of story-telling and acting in 3 Idiots. Poster source: Indiaglitz)
I guess they are just trying to be nice here and nothing more. I agree - perhaps Nanban would have made more sense and entertaining if you have not watched 3 Idiots in the first place. This post will make more sense for those who have. Indiaglitz asks us not compare '3 Idiots' with 'Nanban' but how we could not do that? Nanban is almost 100% remake of 3 Idiots in many ways including many of the dialogues, settings and characters.
First things first. Let's not compare '3 Idiots' with 'Nanban'. Though the latter is a faithful remake of the Aamir Khan starrer, 'Nanban' has its own moments. It carries a nice theme presented in an interesting way. It drives home the point that one shouldn't run behind success and rather pursue his/her own interests. If one develops right skill anything is possible.
And if you are intending to watch the latest Tamil flick Nanban, please don’t waste your time and money. Despite the big names in the acting roles and film-making (Enthiran’s Shankar being the director here) and having copied almost 100% of 3 Idiots which was released in 2009, Nanban sucks big time. Don’t get me wrong – those acted in Nanban is highly talented in their own standing but coming together in Nanban, something did not just click right.
Even the well talented Sathyaraj seemed to have wasted his energy and time here as well (you want to see Sathyaraj in his elements? Watch Kannamoochi Yenada and you will see why I say that he has wasted his energy and time here). The award winning Boman Irani who acted in same role (as the much hated “virus”) in 3 Idiots have done his role just too well – In 3 Idiots, it was a clear fight between the 3 idiots and the virus but here in Nanban, Sathyaraj hardly come close and ends up playing a very minor role.
I have seen 3 Idiots several times before and I still love it but Nanban, despite a “brave” attempt to rekindle the magic that 3 Idiots did, failed miserably in almost every department. It’s sad because we were expecting something better and entertaining from the famed Shankar. If you want to watch any recent movie that is better than Nanban, I suggest instead you watch Porali – starring M. Sasikumar.
- 'Nanban' runs in to trouble; shows cancelled (ibnlive.in.com)
- Tamil movie 'Nanban' to be released on Jan. 12, 2012 (examiner.com)
- Tamil Review: 'Nanban' is sweet and satisfying (ibnlive.in.com)
- Nanban Rebuilding Of 3 Idiots A Hindi Picture (uclaislamicstudies.com)
- Will 'Nanban' repeat the magic of '3 Idiots'? (ibnlive.in.com)
- Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' becomes hit in China (digitalspy.co.uk)
- An 'unforgettable trip' for actor Vijay (thehindu.com)