Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review: Enna Kodumai Idhu, O Kannamma!

It’s true what they say about how Mani Ratnam narrates a tale of love. The man has a way of going above and beyond the standard cinematic portrayals of romantic bonds, and ends up presenting it in a manner that any average cinegoer would identify with it. Post a minor lean spell, he bounced back with the absolutely refreshing OK Kanmani, a tale of two young souls in a metropolis attempting to push the boundaries of conventional relationships. However, with Kaatru Veliyidai, a movie whose title is borrowed from a Bharathiar poem, it seems like he is attempting to explore a relationship between two souls, defined only by its intensity. Will this be yet another classic from Madras Talkies?Continue reading “Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review: Enna Kodumai Idhu, O Kannamma!”

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”

Vadacurry: Trailer

Vadacurry_PosterSaravana Rajan, a former associate of Venkat Prabhu made heads turn last year with the announcement of his debut feature film in Tamil- Vadacurry. Produced by Dayanidhi Azhagiri‘s Meeka Entertainment, the film brings back the Subramaniapuram pair of Jai and Swati Reddy and the rest of the star cast includes RJ Balaji, Kasthuri, Misha Ghoshal etc. But the more striking feature is the inclusion of Sunny Leone in an item number. Vadacurry has music by newcomer duo Vivek Shiva and Mervin Solomon, while Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed one song “Uyirin Maeloru Uyirvandhu” for the film. Venkatesh.S is the DOP of the film while Praveen K.L & N.B.Srikanth are the editors.Continue reading “Vadacurry: Trailer”