Love Letter to Hari – Saamy Square
Star Cast: Vikram, Aishwarya Rajesh, Keerthy Suresh, Bobby Simha, Prabhu, Soori, John Vijay, and Ramesh Khanna
Music Composed by Devi Sri Prasad
Written and Directed by Hari
Cinematography by Venkatesh Anguraj
Dialogues by Shashank Vennelakanti
Blasting Bombastic Director ever Hari,
An Eternal Fan
Subject: Expressing Love for Saamy Square Experience
People take me as a person who doesn’t know the values of basic commercial cinema and also, the base of the box office. But I am a kid grew up watching Telugu Cinema at massy theatres in 90’s loudly shouting and clapping for Basha, Narasimha (Padayappa), Pedarayudu (Nattamai) and being from Telugu home, I belong to a cinema Industry that celebrates commercial cinema with all glory. So, I may not be a box office expert but I love commercial cinema. I did whistle for Suriya‘s misogynistic comments in your movies and enjoyed those lengthy lines of dialogues too.
I am a Film fan who loves commerciality however way it is delivered. Even if people like Manu (A new Telugu Film) makers think people like me have no knowledge to judge their work, I am wrongly credited as an intellect who hates cinema. Actually, I love it so much that today I am able to appreciate your effort to make just one film with same or different heroes all over again and again.
I saw many of your films not all, sorry for that, and I caught up on a similar pattern. You like making movies that not just run for weeks in theatres but also run on screen. You don’t want any dull moment but your love for detailing that Kurasowa kind of directors are revered for, makes shoot even the simple two cut travel shots as a length fast-paced shots for build up. Like a duet, you love to deliver line after line that makes no sense whatsoever but definitely tries to elevate the hero and villain as an exchange.
If you remember songs like this one from a famous Telugu movie, Akhari Poratam composed our very own Ilayaraja, Eppudu Eppudu, I am including for your understanding purpose, they are missed today as people like to slow things down. But like the exchange in this song, even your dialogues go with a flow like a tune but sir because you composed it and not Ilayaraja, the keys defer. You go loud and senseless while the mastero prefers sensibilities. Your love for writing love stories where Heroine starts as an arrogant person with values questionable, as she is modern and from the city, falls for a guy who is very value-centered as he is from a village, makes me sit under the shower and shake like Ramanujam, Chiyaan Vikram from Aparichitudu/Anniyan. My mother loves that I bath so well and so long, she doesn’t know that I hide tears of joyful Idiocy that your love stories give me.
Your incredible penchant to write the same story for Vikram, Suriya, and Vishal, I wonder if you have to direct Santhanam or Vadivelu in one film and Rajnikanth in another, will there be a difference? As I know your love for comedy, I want to bring with me a laughable jokes book for your next film. Also, a noise-canceling headset that helps us to reduce volumes of BGM and loud possible shouting sorry acting of heroes and villains from your film. Yes, you are making me invent something, a scientist but my wife and father think I have gone mad and like in your films they also thought about some kind of black magic to know my future but they are too educated and arrogant to understand the greatness of such old blind beliefs.
I can go on and on about how well you make your villain a character with only one goal that is to kill but not to kill a hero in front of him as his ego gets hurt if he kills important character too early and doesn’t get a check. Even though he kills all other characters who ever they are whenever he wants to. You’re the epitome of commercial formula that can go wrong sir, I love you for that. Your love for elaborate one–upmanship dialogues and lackluster comedy that is borderline offensive makes me cringe with excitement.
All-in-all, I love you sir for making me fall in love with Basha, Thalapathy, Allari Alludu, Gharana Mogudu, Indra, Samarasimha Reddy kind off sensible commercial films by not even trying to make films like those that last for generations. I don’t think your films these days are even lasting in theatres until generators have to be run after morning show for an afternoon power cut. Thanks for wasting talents like Chiyaan Vikram, Keerthi Suresh, Aishwarya and mainly Prabhu, Bobby Simha in a meaningful world of mindlessness. You left a legacy for those filmmakers who will be asked to make franchises out of their hit films. All they have to do is let Chandramukhi meet Singham and if it works Saamy Cube or Saamy 25 can meet Chandramukhi 65 for a dish of Audience 555 at the theaters.
With regards to never see your movie,
Your eternal fanboy.