PTC na enna?
For the first twenty minutes, you really wonder whether this is a Vijayakanth movie. Very unpredictable and has all the setting for a thriller. Few people get killed by killers, who are anything but stereotype killers. And as expected a special officer is appointed to investigate. Once again, there is a twist. The special officer is not Captain. Well, Captain has always been an aapeesarr. I was wondering if this movie will turn out to be like a non-captainish captain movies like Sathriyan, Ramana etc. But then, Captain knows how his die hard fans peel. Sorry. Feel. So, we get to hear some amazing dialogues from a girl who says ‘Neenga ippadi dhaan pesitte irupeenga. Ennoda tension unga yaarukume puriyalai. Enakku Bayama irukku. Unga kitta solli waste. Yaara koopadnum nu enakku theriyum’. Exactly. She read the mind of every captain fan. And then. And then. And then
We see a few wooden boards flying here and there. Each board is shaped like a thief and they keep moving. Suddenly you hear gun shots. Captain enters with deepavali cape thupaaki and blasts all the wooden boards. And then a wooden board in the shape of a girl appears. Captain will pause and smile. He wont hurt women you see? But one thing that I felt jarring was captains costume. He is in black and white, and not in police brown. Later when he falls on the sand bags and sacks, you understand his dressing sense. You should be able to differentiate between the sack and captain right? Thats why he is not brown clad.
PTC na Pallavan Transport Corporation aa?
Captain is the head of officers training academy, but a crimonologist by hobby. He starts with an inspirational speech ‘Neenga ellam houje rent allowanje, DA idhukaagava ispesal trainingkku vandhu irukeenga? No No. Idha vacchi oru dapple bedroom flat kooda vaanga mudiyadhu. Pinna edhukku vandhu irukkom? Jaab satispacson. Kettadha azhikarom ngra Drupdi(trupthi)’. Some of the words captain uses during the training are ‘Andenaa(Antenna), incept(intercept), versan(version), degode(decode), engode(encode)’, ipaadu(ipod), bulsor(pulsar). Being a captain fan helps in incept cha intercepting captains dialaags.
Then we have a flashback in which captain goes to the bank to take a DD. But since the person in the counter is rude, captain decides to complain to the manager. To our surprise we have the beautiful heroine(paavam) as the bank manager. Captain is stunned by her beauty and blabbers like ‘Gounder edukka vandhen DD la aaL illai. Sorry. DD edukka vandhen Gounder(counter) la aaL illai’. Anyways, Captain falls in love and she agrees to marry him. Her brother puts only one condition. ‘Neenga adhigam pesa koodadhu’. Captain paathu ippadi sonna mudhal and kadaisi aaL avar dhaan.
PTC na Police Training College
The girl refuses to marry him after she comes to know he is from Police Training College and not Pallavan. Muruga! Later all is well, and we get to see the first duet. 43 minutes after the movie starts. For the first time in history, we have the transcript between choreographer and Captain
Choreo: Sir. Pul la padunga sir.
Vijayakanth: Cooling glass(Goggles) oda va?
Choreo: Aaama sir. Appadiye pana maratahula vavaala paarunga
Choreo; Sir. Stand up. Heroine right la vizhuvaanga. Dupatta va maalayai aa aaki avangala pidinga
Vijayakanth: Theriyum. Heroine left la dhaane vizhuvaanga?
Choreo: Sir. Fast aa nadanga sir. Appuram konjam reverse la nadanga sir. Heroine pinaala saaivanga sir. Back la irundha avangala pidinga sir.
Vijayakanth: Avanga iduppula pidikanuma?
Choreo: Illai sir. Enga neenga andha madhiri panniduveengalo appadinu avanga kaiyaala marachipaanga sir. Neenga correct aa avanga kaiya pidicha porum.
Choreo: Sir. Jeep oattunga sir. Ayyo sir. Adhu tractor illai. Jeep.
After this the movie gets back to non captainish captain movie, and gets very interesting. Operation Braindead is the theme for the next half hour, where captain discovers about the undeclared war. Normal cine goers might like this part of the movie, as it seems to be very logical to the utter dismay of Captain regulars.
Later, the story and captain move to Canada where captain utters punch dialogues like ‘Naan oru adi eduthu vakkaradhukku munnadi pinnadi pathu adi paarpen. Adhu bayam illai. Munechcharikkai’. Being Chiranjeevai(literal meaning, not the telugulu super lu star lu), Captain foils all the death attempts with help of another good looking babe(Ayyo paavam). Then, we get to see our captain in full acsan as he says ‘Acsan first formaalie(formality) negst’, ‘Ovvoru manushanukkum edhiriye avan manasula irukkara paasam dhaan’, ‘Ennada. Velai pesariya. poNam vikkara broker nee.’ Captain cares a damn about formalities in Canada and tries to investigate in his own way causing major discomfort to the second heroine.
Finally, after what seems an enternity we reach the climax(ouch!) err the end of the movie. Villain tries to kill captain by sending 100 white pigs. He he 😀 Do I need to say Captain escapes? By the way i forgot to tell. Heroine is deaf. She also joins the bandwagon to save the nation. And since she is afraid, captain will convince her to keep away from it she removes her hearing aid. Brilliant! And then we have the physics defying moment in the climax. Captain and villain are in second floor mottai maadi. They jump down towards the railway track vertically and when the train crosses, the horizontally enter the train. I better go and catch hold of my physics professors who failed to teach me these things. I feel cheated.
Anyways, with that train fight movie ends. Its a very different captain movie. There are enough dose of captain comedy for his die hard fans, and there are many logical scenes for normal cine goers. But somewhere the diector misses the plot and fails to convince anyone. Neither the normal cine goer, nor a captain fan. But still I would suggest all captain fans to watch this movie atleast once.
Post Script: At the end of the movie they say Captain went on a padh yatra all over India and lots of youth joined his movement, and India became a superpower in 5 years.