Get the IndiaGlitz extension for Chrome!!!
 
 
  1. தமிழ்
  2. తెలుగు
  3. Hindi
  4. Tamil
  5. Telugu
  6. Malayalam
  7. Kannada

Englishkaran Review

E-mail this
Englishkaran
Banner:Seven Hills
Cast:Sathyaraj, Namitha
Direction:Shakthi Chidambaram
Music:Deva
Showtimes Wallpapers Gallery Trailers Music Review Review Preview
Story & Synopsis Review Music Review Trailers/Videos Movie Stills Wallpapers
Get IndiaGlitz on the go.
Try the free app for your phone or tablet.

Tamil Movie Reviews

  • Eli
  • Papanasam
  • Palakkattu Madhavan
  • Kaaval
  • Indru Netru Naalai
  • Moone Moonu Varthai
  • Romeo Juliet
  • Innimey Ippadithaan (aka) Inimey Ippadithaan
  • Kaaka Muttai
  • Iruvar Ondranal


  • Reviews from Other Channels

    Aadarsh, Nandu, Bhupal, Poonam Kaur , Shraddha Das
    Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ronit R
    Basthi [Telugu]
    Shreayan Kapoor, Pragathi Chourasiya, Abhimanyu S
    Annu Kapoor, Hrishita Bhatt, Rahul Bagga, Ravi Kis
    Jadoogadu [Telugu]
    Naga Shourya, Sonarika Bhadoria, Kota Srinivasa Ra
    UVA [Hindi]
    Vikrant Roy, Rohan Mehra, Lavin Gothi, Mohit Baghe
    Prince, Jyoti Sethi, Rao Ramesh, Jaya Prakash Redd
    Tiger [Telugu]
    Sundeep Kishan, Seerath Kapoor, Rahul Ravindran
    Jayaram, Rimi Tomi, Anoop Menon
    Govindh Padmasoorya and Miya George
    Kanthari [Malayalam]

    Englishkaran Movie Review - Lost in translation

    IndiaGlitz  [Wednesday, July 27, 2005]
    Comments

    If you like Sathyaraj's regular lollus and satires, then Englishkaran is for you  --- the title itself is a strong spoofing statement against the Tamil-only brigade. And the film survives purely on Sathyaraj's essential chutzpah and practiced insouciance.

    Of course, the director, lest somebody think that the film is all fun and no message, comes up the idea of teaching parents a lesson to encourage children to choose their favorite profession rather than forcing their wish up on them.  Director Sakthi Chidambaram has chosen to go the lighter way with Vadivelu giving Sathyaraj the company to enforce this message.

    The movie is all about Thamizharasu (Sathyaraj), who sounds a reformist, enters a village. He runs behind Sandhya (Madhumitha), a college student in the village. Siva (Siva Balaji), her college mate also loves her. Sandhya's father (Kadhal Thandapani), an influential man in the village, is a man of old ideologies.

    In spite of Sandhya possessing a sweet voice and everyone in the village appreciates her skills in crooning, her father threatens her to restrict herself to the house and marry a man of his choice and be a perfect 'house wife'.

    In order to fob off Thamizharasu a lesson, Sandhya develops an affair with Siva. There is a reason for Sandhya hating Thamizharasu.

    Enters Akilandeswari (Ishwarya). The MLA of the village she decides to marry off her son to Sandhya only to teach her a lesson for illtreating him some time back in the village.

    Siva and Sandhya elope one night. Eventually a shocked Sandhya comes to know that it was all possible thanks to the help of Thamizharasu.

    When she chides Siva and says Thamizharasu was responsible for her sister Maheswari (Namitha)'s death, Siva narrates a flashback.

    Thamizharasu is the husband of Maheswari, whose desire is to excel in athletics and win a medal for the nation. Coming to know of her passion, Thamizharasu decides to encourage her. He helps her train well and encourages and motivates her to achieve her goal.

    However, Thamizharasu's mother (Sathyapriya) works out a plan to ensure that Maheswari doesn't take to athletics anymore. Eventually, a dejected Maheswari commits suicide getting a promise from Thamizharasu to help her sister to become a popular singer.

    The rest is all but Thamizharasu's efforts in ensuring that he fulfills the promise.

    It is a long-winding story that sometimes tests your patience.

    It's a typical Sathyaraj in Englishkaran. In the first half he takes a dig against fake godmen, comes up with a satire on contemporary Tamil heroes and the self-styled champions of Tamil. His take off on Chandramukhi Jyothika is hilarious.

    Towards the second half, he goes very serious and the film falters from then on. Madhumitha dominates the film. After her debut venture Kudaikul Mazhai, she has got a good scope to act, and she has used the opportunity well.

    Namitha has a minuscule role. Vadivelu as usual appears with a gang. At times he does evoke laughter. Newcomer Siva Balaji has given a measured performance.

    Deva's music is passable.

    Sakthi Chidamabaram has tried to give a movie with a strong message with a convoluted mix of humour, romance and glamour.

    Watched Englishkaran? Post your rating and comments below.

    More about 'Englishkaran'
    - Preview Movie Stills




    Copyright 2015 IndiaGlitz. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    Hindi | Tamil | Telugu | Malayalam | Kannada
    Home | Tell a friend | Contact Us | Advertise | Terms | Privacy Policy | RSS/Content Syndication | Submit Showtimes

    Copyright 2015 IndiaGlitz.com. All rights reserved.