So, you guys are quite familiar with what FRS is right? Right?
We have no idea why we keep asking this, but it cuts the cackle and come to the osses’.
Yes, that is a phrase.
It is a phrase like how AAA is a movie.
+500: This movie got made, absolutely. Like if you are screenwriter, which means you are also the director here and if you walk up to a financier and say that this is going to be my movie, we don’t know; maybe there a lot of risk hungry financiers out there or let’s just call this Avant-garde art film( we have no idea what it means, but if you are in a written quiz this phrase will fetch you part points somewhere), because none of us are equipped to even classify what AAA is.
What is AAA? Let’s find out seekers of the truth, let’s find out.
-5: above phrase has repetition, to add effect.
-389.108: narration irritations, like seventy years of movie making and people can’t kick this habit and in AAA we don’t even know who is narrating, some old fellow somewhere in dubai etc, the whole film is narrated in his POV but then again scenes are not written from his POV which means that we are shown things that he has no way of knowing, this is simple boss, why should we keep saying these things. Who is this narrator guy anyway? Troubling.
Just start with something like you guys know what FRS is right? Right? People who know will follow, others will find out, if they want.
-25: If hero goes to Dubai he will become a Don only (not oxford don, underworld don)
This is of course an extension of the rule, if hero goes to X location, he will become an underworld don only. No other occupation is worthy of the Tamil movie hero, he is either simpleton farmer, urban agitator or underworld don.
He protects the masses in all cases. Of course, gets the girl also.
Introducing let’s blame it on Godfather clause, ever since Coppola’s movie came out, every other filmmaker thinks it is the best profession for mass hero which results in over romanticising of illegal activities. Like have u guys seen Goodfellas or not?
If hero is from Madurai he will not be veterinary doctor, he will be ‘veritanama killer’ only, also obviously, he will work for a don there, like not even freelancing.
-30: Movie made with the assumption that even killing a life is justifiable, as long it is done by a hero.
+50: Hero syndrome: In AAA hero’s friends believe that Madurai Michael is special, but example of his speciality is ever displayed, yes he kills people for living, but then friends be like “Wow da dei super da, semma da”.
In real life, real friends assess you and bluntly put out your lack of talent in stuff out in the open.
Like how our friends tell us all the time that we suck at writing, but we continue to, maybe we should get some cinematic friends who praise even the shite that we write.
Nevertheless, this is becoming too emotional for us.
-10: Hero’s friends have no reason to be alive expect to sing praise of the hero.
Update to the reader: 500 words and we haven’t even come to the opening song sequence yet
We try and improve our vocabulary once in a while, like hey, we are writers you know and the new word we are using here is: demure.
-12: Demure lady falls in love with demolishing hero trope. Also, if you are contract killer in Madurai, you have enough time to do romance and all. Must be good profession. But no work from home option available since it is an on the road job. Hmm.
+50: Opening song, hero claims that he is no one without us. (not the Laureate, us here refers to the audience at the large). Which is true because we buy tickets.
-17: Why will a town celebrate a contract killer, who like weekly kills one of their own is a big question that needs answering. Unless of course Madurai Michael and STR are used interchangeably.
-25: Heroine’s father portrayed like a stupid man who has a ‘thing’ for switches, the sad state of heroine’s father is a sorrow song in the history of tamil cinema.
Notice how Y Gee Mahendran has Bhiarava wig.
Everybody has a wig in Madurai, hair raising city.
-10: Mouth to mouth resuscitation which can bring back a life in emergencies is used for comedy effect
-10: Something something happens and we end up with an old STR who is an ex-underworld don but now in Chennai feeding pigeons under the alias Ashwin Thata.
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-12: Thata means not really thata, Simbu looks more like middle aged only, but I guess at this point in the movie they don’t really care.
-51: failed prosthetics is failed only. Gurunathar Michael Westmore will not be happy.
+34: Ashwin Thata wears good clothes that even IT employees don’t get to wear on fun Fridays.
If you don’t know fun Fridays, then you are better off not knowing.
+5: Tammanna aka Tammy plays a social worker who life mission is to bring happiness to the lives of elders.
+6: Since Tammy is doing this social service, we hope this will be followed by millions of youth
+11: Heavy duty Tammy dancing, not Devi level though
-57: All songs whenever, wherever, most mimic STRs previous films, tune setting everything
+5: veteran Nilu calling up STR and addressing him as Machi. LOL
Suddenly Tammy & thata become expert painters of portraits, when and where did they learn this art, do underworld dons go to summer camps with kids to learn water colors?
Interesting questions, no answers
A repenting ageing don, seeking to colour the rest of his life by joining a summer painting class. Now that’s a movie there. Go make it, ideas are not only bulletproof, here we give it for free.
-91: Director thinks mere presence of Mottai Rajendran and Kovai Sarala will make us laugh like anything, like they need to do something hai na?
+100: Director gives three to four movies for the price of one, in fact AAA is an assemblage of all STR films put together, there is a monologue like VTV about love, there is the age difference love matter from Vallavan, there is the I will do anything for my friends thingy also from Vallavan, there is the “Dei all girls will ematify boys” from Manmadan, heck there is even a recreation of Thallipogadey from AYM with Mottai Rajendran and Kovai Sarala.
The last bit is a must watch for sophisticated GVM fans.
Yes, all of this is there in this one movie, in fact all of this happens in the second half which means that this movie has taken controlled randomness to a different level.
You know something is going to happen, but you don’t know what, but you can guess it is from an earlier STR film.
AAA itself is an existential film where STR lays out all his glories and worries right before the audience and asks them to choose what path he must take, it is really deep that way.
-56: Three four fights happen, but we didn’t really get what was happening
-26: Two hours into movie and director cannot decide if the movie is romance, gangster or comedy
-71: Tammy thinks (or director wants tammy character to think) Rajni+Kamal=STR (actual line, not extrapolated by FRS fact checking team)
-34: Hero spends two minutes explaining to everyone the ill effects of drinking.
Starts drinking next second
+68.91: Thikku Siva LOL Spoilers LOL
-145: General discourse on how boys and how girls are….yeppa yawn
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<Yes there is more>
Until then it is goodbye from
THE FRS Team