Darbar (2020) Tamil Movie Review: All Style and No Substance

SUPERSTARS in cinema is a rare concept now, probably the only star in the world who has seen such a longevity in his career is Rajinikanth. Perhaps no other star in the entire cinematic history of the world has played the lead role and shouldered such big budgets beyond the age of 60. Continue reading “Darbar (2020) Tamil Movie Review: All Style and No Substance”

Dhyan Sreenivasan to turn director with “Love, Action, Drama”

Dhyan Sreenivasan, son of legendary Malayalam actor/director Sreenivasan and brother of Director Vineeth Sreenivasan is all set to make his directorial debut with the jaw dropping pairing of Nivin pauly and Nayantara in the lead. The movie is titled ‘Love, Action, Drama ‘. This is said to be the modern/contemporary version of his father Sreenivasan’s super hit ‘Vadakkunokkiyanthram’ and it’s cult character ‘Dinesan’ which is still so popular, talked about and celebrated by Malayalam audience.

Dhyan Sreenivasan said, “What more can I ask for than getting an opportunity to direct the modern version of Vadakkunokkiyanthram , the ‘Dinesan’ character, with Nivin and Nayanthara playing the lead in my directorial debut. This movie will only have Vadakkunokkiyanthram’s structure and essence and nothing more. The presentation will be fresh and new. Nivin and Nayantara are going to be a huge boost to this script. This is a rom-com with the necessary emotions. Aju Varghese is playing an important character in the movie. The shooting will start in the month of October. The music is to be done by Shaan Rahman and Vivek Harshan will take care of editing. Even though this is my debut venture I feel no pressure as I have known and worked with all the artist and technicians of this movie before except Nayantara. So the comfort levels are very high “.

 

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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”

The Best of Tamil Cinema in 2016

2016 was an interesting year for Tamil Cinema with a variety of topics being explored. Some big films didn’t do well, while some small films made impact. Certain stars did well,while some of them didn’t really do well. Here are the films in my opinion which stood a little apart from the rest of the pack and made an impact this year.The movies aren’t sorted in any order of merit. Sorting is done based on release dates.

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First Look of Vashu Bhagnani’s first Tamil film ​Kolaiyuthir Kaalam Out

Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment & films Ltd is known to produce quality cinema ,is now spreading it wings to regional cinema as well. Post their collaboration with Priyanka chopra’s Production for their first Punjabi film Sarvann now Pooja films is all set to produce their first ever Tamil film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam starring Tamil superstar sensation Nayanthara.

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“We love telling stories and we at Pooja entertainment & films believe that language shouldn’t be a barrier when it comes to making films and entertaining the audiences. Post Ventilator in Marathi, and Sarvann in Punjabi we are now happy to announce that we are now producing a Tamil film as well. The script is brilliant and hopefully soon we will be spreading our wings to many other languages as well.” Says Deepshikha Deshmukh

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Kaashmora and Kodi: The Kollywood Diwali

Diwali is the time for movies for people who are MadaboutMoviez like us. So this Sunday a few of us headed to the famous Aurora theatre in Matunga (Mumbai) to watch back to back shows of the 2 new Tamil releases, Kaashmora and Kodi.Continue reading “Kaashmora and Kodi: The Kollywood Diwali”

The Best of Tamil Cinema in 2015

2015 was an interesting year for Tamil Cinema with a variety of topics being explored. Some big films didn’t do well, while some small films made impact. Certain stars did well,while some of them didn’t really do well. Here are the films in my opinion which stood a little apart from the rest of the pack and made an impact this year.The movies aren’t sorted in any order of merit. Sorting is done based on release dates.Continue reading “The Best of Tamil Cinema in 2015”

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review: Could Have Been a Swashbuckling Film, but Falls Short

Tamil Cinema seems to be continuously evolving these days, gone are the days when comedy meant just the typical slapstick variety. Today while slapstick and loud comedy might still work, there’s a lot more than that available on display. With horror comedies doing well of late including Kanchana 2 and Darling this year, there is a scramble for making more such films these days. Also thanks to the success of Soodhu Kavvum, Neram and to an extent even films like Jigarthanda and Moodar Koodam, there’s a whole new market for black comedy in Tamil films, we hear of more such films getting made regularly these days. When the teaser and trailer of Vignesh Shivan’s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (NRD from hereon) were unveiled it looked certain that this was another film in the same category. The film looked promising, especially as Vijay Sethupathi seemed to be enjoying himself, Nayantara has been having a good run of late and the talented Parthiban was also playing an important role in the film.Continue reading “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review: Could Have Been a Swashbuckling Film, but Falls Short”

Thani Oruvan Movie Review: Every Action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction

Newton’s famous third law of motion states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”, one of the more fascinating things that I learnt in school in Physics which I still remember and also appreciate. While the law perhaps might be referring more to a scientific viewpoint, I have always felt that there could be takeaway for the same in terms of life as well. Have you ever wondered what would our life be like if it wasn’t balanced? Would you appreciate a life full of downs and no ups & vice versa? Would you appreciate the very concept of happiness if you didn’t experience sadness in the first place? For every rich man there has to be one or more poor people as well. I can go and on, but the fact remains that to have a good life one has to have a balance between everything. Similarly when you come to a movie which clearly involves a specific protagonist and antagonist, then they better be well matched for each other, or else it would remain simply a one sided game. If I consider myself from an audience view point I’d feel terrible if the antagonist hardly measures up to the protagonist.Continue reading “Thani Oruvan Movie Review: Every Action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction”