Kaththi Movie Review: A Social Message Delivered via a Commercial Film

Over the years writer-director A.R.Murugadoss has made an impact with his films in Tamil (and their remakes in Telugu-Stalin and Hindi-Ghajini and Holiday). One may or may not like his films but I guess there is no debate about the fact that he does manage to bring in a variety of subjects with his films, with no film of his so far having any resemblance to any of his previous works. Even in case of an ambitious project like 7 Aum Arivu (2011) while the final outcome wasn’t all that satisfactory, the premise was quite interesting. When Murugadoss and Vijay joined hands for the first time for Thuppakki (2012) what emerged was a good commercial Tamil film which according to me is the best Vijay film since Pokkiri (2007). So with both of them coming back together for Kaththi obviously the expectations were clear and the questions were many. Continue reading “Kaththi Movie Review: A Social Message Delivered via a Commercial Film”

Trailer of A.R.Murugadoss-Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty

Holiday-A Soldier is Never Off DutyThuppakki is widely recognized as the best film of popular Tamil actor Vijay in recent times and a marked departure  from his usual films. A taut action-thriller, the film is a cat and mouse game between the protagonist, a Defense Intelligence Agent  and the antagonist, the leader of the sleeper cell movement in India. This was also a Tamil film with a plot that could appeal to any Indian and based in Mumbai. Vidyut Jamwal as the antagonist also left a mark with his presence in the film. Now the Hindi remake of Thuppakki is getting ready for a release. Titled as Holidy: A Soldier is Never Off Duty, the film is directed once again by A.R.Murugadoss (he made Thupppakki as well) and produced by Vipul Shah along with Aruna Bhatia. The film has music by Pritam while N.Nataraja Subramaniam is the DOP and Amitabh Shukla is the editor.Continue reading “Trailer of A.R.Murugadoss-Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty”

Thuppakki Movie Review: Where ARM’s vigilante cinema perfectly meets Prince Mahesh style herogiri

Thuppaki PosterThe Kollywood star system in recent past has become a totally overpaid and overhyped factory churning out one dud after the other. This is a three pronged problem with limited script bandwidth, over inflated star egos & packets, and so-called ‘Midas touch’ directors who are under pressure to deliver from the minute they even think of a project. Amidst this backdrop, A.R.Murugadoss and Vijay were always set to have one heck of a tightrope to walk on, especially considering ARM’s rather weak 7am Arivu and Vijay’s search for that exclusive masala blockbuster of ‘Ghilli’ and ‘Pokkiri’ proportions.Continue reading “Thuppakki Movie Review: Where ARM’s vigilante cinema perfectly meets Prince Mahesh style herogiri”


Vijay’s forthcoming film Thuppakki has been in the news right from the time the project was announced. With names like A.R.Murugadoss, Santosh Sivan, A.Sreekar Prasad etc it looked like Vijay had made a good move by signing the film. And then there was the title controversy as Team Thupakki and Team Kalla Thuppakki were locked in a legal battle over the title which got resolved recently in favour of Thuppakki. Continue reading “Thuppakki-Trailer”