Balloon trailer: Is this Jai-Anjali film a desi version of ‘It’?

With music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the film is set to hit the screens on December 29. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Both play a significant role in Stephen King’s famous horror novel It which was recently adapted into a movie as well. The second is the presence of creepy clowns. However, here it is in reverse. There is a throwback to one of Jai’s own dialogues from Chennai 28. The film is bankrolled by Dhilip Subbarayan, Arun Balaji and Nandakumar. How can it be complete when a film that has a tribute song to Oviya’s punchline ‘Neenga Shut Up Pannunga’ doesn’t have a dialogue for her? As the title indicates, the first is the key importance of balloons. When Janani Iyer asks why Jai’s eyes are sweating, he admits that he is crying. Even the clown who appears in the trailer reminds us of Pennywise, the fanatic clown in It. But here, he curiously says “Therika Vidalama”, a famous Ajith movie-dialogue. The pop culture references don’t stop there. Top News
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Published: December 15, 2017 9:44 pm

Pop-culture references in Balloon are extensive. To no one’s surprise, Yogi Babu says, “Avanga enna Bigg Boss veetuku poi Oviya va pakaporanga, pei a paka poranga (They are not going inside the Bigg Boss house to see Oviya, they are going to visit the ghost.)” Cue claps in theateRs from the Oviya army. Directed by Sinish, Balloon’s trailer makes us wonder if it is a horror-comedy or a pure horror film.