Vijay’s 1947 A Love Story (2011) Movie Review
Movie: 1947 A Love Story
Producer: Kalapathi S. Aghoram
Music: GV Prakash Kumar
Cast: Arya, Amy Jackson, Nasser, VMC Haneefa, Bala Singh, M. S. Bhaskar
Run-Time: 165 Minutes
Move Theme: In life love is never planned nor does it happen for a reason, but when Love is REAL it becomes your plan for life & your reason to live..
Story-line: Actor Arya, who plays a wrestler, is active in fighting for freedom. His encounters here lead him to meet Amy Jackson, the sister of a British Officer. One can’t help but recollect the story of Lagan at this juncture (where a similar incident happens). The relationship between the two lead characters takes an interesting turn of events as they make it public. The story proceeds on expected lines from here, but more than the story, it’s the setting or backdrop against which it happens, that is more interesting.
Performances & Technical Values: Arya – flamboyance and flair in performing the two different roles is writ large in his performance, He totally justifies his characters and deserves accolade. Amy Jackson is the real show-stealer. She is first-rate in her acting skills, which she carries off naturally and with prowess. The rest of the cast including Nasser, Balasingh, M S Baskar, Balaji, Kishore and Jeeva are adequate. English man Jack James as a greedy British cop is an apt choice.
The music is above par, with a few songs catching your attention. The background score is also good and has to no obvious flaws. But the highlight of the movie is the amazing art work. To depict a different era is a tough job, but has been done well. Director Selva Kumar, has done a great work in creating Madras of 1940’s. Nirav Shah’s has captured camera work and GV Prakash’s music deserves praise.
Survi Verdict: First half of the movie is good, but lags in the second. Positives of 1947 a love story is Art work, Amy Jackson, Cinematography, Music. On the flip side movie has tad slow narration, lengthy scenes, Dialogues, Narration,Copied Scenes (Titanic and Lagan) leave a question mark on the face of the viewers. Overall, Worth a watch movie for those who love TECHNICAL Aspects & Amy Jackson and remaining can skip the flick in theatres and wait for its HOME EDITION.
Bottom-Line: Madarasipatanam Telugu dubbed version might not appeal to Tollywood viewers…