Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chennai 600028 (2007) - Tamil Movie Review

Ranking: 3.75/5

Director: Venkat Prabhu

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Cast and Corresponding Character in the Movie

Prassanna - Shanmugham - Software Engineer

Ranjith - Imran, a Gym body

Vijay - Gopi - Mechanic (Guy with the Bat)

Premji Amaran - Seenu,owner of the department store(Family Business)

Aravindh Aakash - Aravindh - He works at a coffee shop

Shiva (Radio Mirchi RJ) - Karthick - Team captain & brother of local head

Jai - Raghu - Moves from Rockers to Sharks.

Nithin Sathya - Pazhani - Captain in the final - (brother of Selvi)

Ajay Raj - Ezhumazhai - Ambulance driver,owns 2 ambulances

Arun - Uday - Gets into fights for nothing at all

Karthick - Arivu - A College going student

Christine - Shwetha - Aravindh's Girl Friend

Vijayalakshmi - Selvi - Pazhani's sister and Karthik's girl friend

Ilavarasu - Manohar - Sharks team's manager,owns a saloon

Sampath - Guna - Karthik's brother,the area's head


The movie is about two small local cricket leagues that comepete against each other in local matches and consider each other as sworn enemies. Royapuram Rockers are on top of the chain and keep bashing Sharks year after year. The heroes of the movie are the Sharks team. This movie has cricket as the central theme but that is not all the movie has to offer. It is a story of love, betrayal, friendship, and victory.

The story begins when Raghu's parents move from Royapuram to Chennai 600 028. Raghu, a college student living with his parents has no choice but to move with them although he detests the choice. He is not very excited at the prospect of living in the same area as his sworn enemies. Raghu is faithful to his old team Rockers but his team mates ignore him because of the distance. Angered at being replaced by a new guy in the team Raghu estranges himself from cricket and Rockers. As days go by he makes friends with a few Sharks team players and eventually gets induced into the team. Raghu practices with Sharks to play against Rockers in the upcoming Radio Mirchi trophy.

Raghu is the reason for Pazhani's sister Selvi and Karthick falling in love. Pazhani is disappointed that his friend would fall in love with his sister and that Raghu was the middle man for the union. The team splits up for a while. But Karthick apologises to Pazhani and they make up. The team is united again and they start practicing for the trophy once again. Unfortunately, Karthick gets stabbed by his brother's enemies and is rendered unfit to play the match. Pazhani replaces Karthick as the captain and the team heads for the match.

Under tight pressure and with a nail biting finish Sharks finally defeat Rockers in the semi-finals of the tournament. Every bit of the cricket tournament portrayed here is done so in a very light and entertaining manner. It is far from boring.

In the finals they meet their nemesis, a bunch of school kids who practice by cutting school classes to play cricket in the beach. The kids are really good and the Sharks know it because they have lost to them once before and that too very badly...the movie ends with the team really struggling to keep it up in the game.

All loose ends are tied up and the end is also funny and has a positive note.

It is a humorous representation of life in an average girl or boy's life in Chennai. Although no one in this movie is an established actor the performance of the all the fresh faces are commendable. It is a fresh story and a clean story that is enjoyable from start to finish.

SPB Charan has done a great job in Chennai 600028 compared to Mazhai. Venkat Prabhu has become a famous director in the film industry because of this galli-cricket movie.Premji Amaran has also done a good job in both comedy and the bacground score. Yuvan's foot-tapping music has a great craze on the youngsters. The lyrics by Gangai Amaran and Vali have also got some fame.


Jalsa: Ranjith,Tippu,Premji Amaran,Haricharan,Karthik

Ulla Vaa :DJ Saathiya,Silverstar,Yuvan Shankar Raja

Oh Oh Ennanamo:Anushkaa

Natpukkalae:Yuvan Shankar Raja

Saroja Saman Nikalo :Shankar Mahadevan,Premji Amaren

Un Parvai:Vijay Yesudas


Yaaro:SPB Charan,Venkat Prabhu

Jalsa (Remix):Sabesh,Gana Ulaganathan,Gana Pazhani,Karunaas,Premji Amaren

1 comment:

Kasi Alagappan said...

I just saw this movie last week in dbd...it was awesome..The line and expression for Enna kodumai saar ithu from Premji Amaran still makes me laugh !!