Dora Movie Review: A Tale of a Lady with a Swag, a Haunted Car and a Dog

Before watching Doss Ramasamy’s Dora, I happened to watch the sneak peek of the film and I must say that it really helped me take the decision of going ahead and watching the film. I say this because for some strange reason there was a lot of negative feedback about the film right from its day of release. I was of course initially feeling let down, having expected to see a quality horror film on the lines of a Maya after watching the promos. Of course the comparison to Maya is thanks to the presence of Nayantara, the common factor between these 2 films apart from the genre. But what did the sneak peek show me? Pavalakkodi (Nayantara) and her father Vairakannu (Thambi Ramaiah) are at a used car dealer’s place, having decided to go in for a suitable car within their budget so that they can use it as a call taxi.Continue reading “Dora Movie Review: A Tale of a Lady with a Swag, a Haunted Car and a Dog”

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum Movie Review: Unlike Poles Attract Each Other

Back in school and college I was quite patchy when it came to sports. Unlike academics or extra-curricular activities I could somehow never become consistently good when it came to sports. On my good day I would perhaps have a blast be it while playing Volleyball or Ball Badminton. But there were days when I would routinely hit the net with a pass or fail with my serve, to the desperation of all others in my team. So I can in a way relate to someone who feels that he has it in him to be a big gangster, someone who can trade off punches quite well and win any brawl. But in reality the person actually turns out to be diametrically the opposite, failing in form and technique very often when facing his opponents in a fight. Added to this is the burden of the person in question being a loner of sorts (here I defer), both wanted and unwanted by the people he works with, depending on the situation.Continue reading “Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum Movie Review: Unlike Poles Attract Each Other”

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum: Trailer

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum Poster 2Nalan Kumarasamy shot to fame with his very first Tamil film Soodhu Kavvum (2013). He also shot a crucial segment in the collective film, X: Past is Present and is now back with his second Tamil film, Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum (love shall also pass too). Produced by C.V.Kumar and K.E.Gnanavel Raja, this is an official remake of the Korean hit, My Dear Desperado (2010). Interestingly the Hindi version of the same, Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (2013) was not well received. Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum or Ka Ka Ka Po as its also referred to features Vijay Sethupathi in the lead along with Madonna Sebastian of Premam fame and Samuthirakani.Continue reading “Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum: Trailer”

Sethupathi (2016) Movie Review: The Different Tamil Cop Movie

Cop movies have a certain charm, almost all Superstars in India have donned the grease paint for the role of a cop, be it Salman in Dabbang, Aamir in Sarfarosh, Amitabh in Zanjeer, Vikram in Saamy, Suresh Gopi in Commissioner etc. Cop roles have propelled our actors into superstardom.

Sethupathi the recent Tamil release sees the title role played by Vijay Sethupathi, of course the title is important for a Tamil film. Recollect Kamal Haasan playing an upright police officer named Sethupathi in Apoorva Sagodharargal.Continue reading “Sethupathi (2016) Movie Review: The Different Tamil Cop Movie”

X:Past is Present Movie Review: Experimental and Interesting

Deep down a lot of us are romantics right?And one of the things that excites us the most is to get nostalgic over our romantic tales,some great,some not so great.Some funny, some tragic, some silly, some plain embarrassing. And in case one feels he/she hasn’t had a colourful life, you may still want to feel or pretend otherwise. There are so many topics that we talk about and things that we tend to do but often get bored of, but falling in love or reminiscing about an old romantic tale is usually not something that one ever gets bored of, well normally at least 🙂 . That’s why it’s no surprise that films like Cheran‘s Autograph (2004) or the recent Malayalam blockbuster Premam have done well. After all these films have an instant connect with our basic psyche, also this perhaps explains why I’ve been looking forward to X: Past is Present or X The Film as it was called earlier.Continue reading “X:Past is Present Movie Review: Experimental and Interesting”

Kappal: Trailer

Kappal Poster 3Karthik G.Krish who had apprenticed under filmmaker Shankar in Enthiran (2010) now makes his debut with the Tamil comedy film, Kappal (Ship). Produced by I Studios Entertainment, the film is being presented by Shankar, which makes the film quite an exciting prospect for the trade. Kappal features Vaibhav Reddy in the lead and introduces Sonam Bajwa as the heroine. The rest of the star cast includes VTV Ganesh, Karunakaran, Arjunan etc. The music is by Natarajan Sankaran while Dinesh Krishnan is the DOP and Anthony is the editor. Continue reading “Kappal: Trailer”

Thegidi Movie Review: A Detective Thriller with the Right Intent and Nearly Right Result

Thegidi-Ashok and JananiMaking a whodunit is something that a lot of filmmakers in India and Worldwide are fond of. After all who doesn’t enjoy a taut thriller which can keep you on your toes right till the end of the film. While this is indeed true it’s also true that ensuring that the film ends up engaging right till the end and keeping the suspense going the right way, isn’t all that easy. Most such attempts end up as a futile exercise, with either the climax or the very premise itself being a let-down. But still when I first heard of the Tamil film Thegidi (dice and also used to indicate deception) being readied for a release, I did have some hopes from the film. After all it was co-produced by C.V.Kumar’s Thirukumaran Entertainment which has been making some quality films like Attakathi, Pizza, Soodhu Kavvum and Pizza 2: The Villa. This time around the film has another producer in the form of C.Senthil Kumar of Vel Media. Also to be noted is that the film is being presented by Abinesh Elangovan’s Abi TCS Studios.Continue reading “Thegidi Movie Review: A Detective Thriller with the Right Intent and Nearly Right Result”

Thegidi: Trailer

Thegidi PosterBy now C.V.Kumar‘s Thirukumaran Entertainment has already become quite popular for making economical yet interesting films and encouraging young talented actors, directors and technicians. Films like Attakathi, Pizza, Soodhu Kavvum and Pizza 2: The Villa stand testimony to the same. He has also gone on to show his knack for selecting good films by eventually associating with the recent urban rom-com Kalyana Samayal Saadham. Continue reading “Thegidi: Trailer”

Soodhu Kavvum Movie Review: Black Comedy of a Special Kind

Soodhu Kavvum-PosterChennai is the most exciting place to be a film maker now in India. While the National media celebrates the Kashyap’s , a quiet sort of renaissance is happening in Tamil Cinema with film makers like Bala,Ameer, Mysskin, Sasikumar etc.Continue reading “Soodhu Kavvum Movie Review: Black Comedy of a Special Kind”