The superhero genre has been under much discussion in recent times, with each camp divided over the same. In India, this genre is difficult to establish due to the followings 1) Our Heroes can literally do everything right from dance to fights 2) Most of our superheros are just blessed with divine powers. Continue reading “Hero (2019) Tamil Movie Review: The Origin Story of A Fraudster”
Haven’t you heard of men who during their college days and perhaps even much later led a wild, carefree life, only to give it all up and sober down post their wedding? Needless to say that not all of them change by choice, some do it due to fear, some due to necessity and some simply because they just do not have any choice. In fact the lives of these men pre and post wedding can be seen in total contrast of each other. Oh! Don’t worry this is not an article to talk of why not to get married, or to discuss the ill effects of doing so. After all one cannot generalize things on the basis of some case studies. This is indeed a film review but then it’s a take on a film which set me thinking on these lines, even making me think of people I know who have gone through or are going through such a phase.Continue reading “Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Movie Review: The Boys are back with their Swag Intact”
The Tamil film industry is having interesting times, on one hand we have new filmmakers pushing the envelope and on the other we have stars doing the routine stuff. Even in their prime Rajni and Kamal tried to do some films which pushed the envelope, but to expect that from current troika of superstars Vijay,Ajith & Suriya would be far fetched. The problem in Tamil Industry is that everyone wants to be a Superstar, but that chair has already been taken. Having an intro song and punch dialogues does not make anyone a SUPERSTAR.Continue reading “Massu Engira Masilamani (Masss) Movie Review: A Venkat Prabhu Sixer?Not at all”
You wouldn’t go to a film tagged as a Venkat Prabhu sixer, expecting to witness a poignant, timeless classic right? You would go to be entertained; enjoy the charisma of his bad-ass protagonists, smile or frown sheepishly at the stream of spot-improvised gags, applaud a moment of unexpected boldness, give in wantonly to some quality deception and probably come out, cheery and spirited. Well, so did I, on the surface! But I have to admit that somewhere deep inside, I was battling deeper emotions. Back in 2007, when a young ‘David” audaciously challenged the Tamil cinema box office ‘Goliath’ with a beauty of a irreverent film that rode on the spontaneity of a bunch of non-celebrity newcomers and a street game, he quite unknowingly inspired a whole bunch of struggling filmmakers who were trying in vain to make content count over stardom. Suddenly, a savior seemed to have emerged
Idam Porul Yaeval is an upcoming Tamil film directed by Seenu Ramasamy and produced by N. Lingusamy.
It features Vijay Sethupathi and Vishnu alongside Nandita and Iyshwarya Rajesh in the lead cast. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music for the film. The film is touted to be based around the hills near Madurai and Thandikodi near Kodaikanal. The film’s story was an idea of writer S. Ramakrishnan and Ramasamy has developed the screenplay and dialogues.
Here is the trailer of the film.
Aishwarya R.Dhanush who made her debut as director with the Tamil film 3 featuring her husband Dhanush and Shruti Haasan is back with her second film, Vai Raja Vai (place it king,place it). The film features Gautham Karthik in the lead along with Priya Anand, Taapsee Pannu, Vivek, Daniel Balaji, Satish, Manobala etc and includes Dhanush is a cameo. Produced by AGS Entertainment, the film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while Velraj is the DOP and V.T.Vijayan is the editor.Continue reading “Vai Raja Vai: Trailer”
Blending two differing genres into a new storytelling twist, or what I like to call a ‘cocktail’ genre is something which has not been explored in South Indian cinema. A movie of this ‘cocktail’ genre typically impresses with the twist. By the twist, I don’t mean the usual plot twist that we have become so accustomed to. Its the art of telling a story, with a fresh perspective or in a hitherto overlooked angle. Regardless of whether or not such cocktail works receive uniform critical acclaim, they are—at the very least—fun for the masses, refreshing for the audience who are expecting the usual and most often go on to become crowd favorites. This week’s new release ‘Thirudan Police’ directed by newcomer Caarthick Raju falls under this category.Continue reading “Thirudan Police Movie Review: Fun Cop, Funnier Villain”
At an emotionally charged up point in the movie, the protagonist meets his dear lover after a gap of about a year. The mood is almost set up, and the lead pair are supposed to emote to a bewitching background score. But exactly at this moment, a eleven-twelvish kid siting besides me in the theater (who perhaps must have seen a couple of romantic movies) shouts out aloud. ”Ippa ava azhuva paaren*!” I smile as I nod in approval. The kid goes on like “Ippa avan enna unmaiya love panriyaanu kepaan paaren!”. I am almost in splits nodding animatedly in a supposedly heart-wrenching scene. And when he predicts “Ippa ava friend ivana vandhu adipaan paaren!, I pray to God not to let that happen, but the friend dude as if he had heard the kid nice and clear, comes up to get a beating from our protagonist. I can’t help but laugh out aloud. What should have probably been the strongest sequence of the movie falls flat and becomes mundane, because of some serious lack of innovation and freshness in writing. Well, you get the picture right? Predictability plagues Amarakaviyam worse than how plague plagued Surat. To be frank, this is perhaps the lesser of my worries in Jeeva Shankar’s Amarakaviyam.Continue reading “Amara Kaaviyam Movie Review: Flawed And Dangerously Irresponsible”
I never knew when I become a Emraan Hashmi fan. When I saw the promos of Footpath, I said oh no not another Bollywood actor who got a chance due to nepotism. Whatever I saw of Footpath proved that I was right, but I guess the turning point for me was I found him bearable in Mohit Suri’s Zeher, and Kalyug proved that he could act in spite of an underwritten role. I so wish one day Mohit Suri’s makes a full length film on his character from Kalyug. And by the time Awarapann came I was looking forward for it’s release eagerly. Since then barring Ghanchakkar and Shanghai I have made it a point to watch his films on first day first show.
I must say I have enjoyed all Kunal Deshmukh films so far, Tum Mile being my favourite. It is one of those few Bollywood film which addresses the point that in love apart from romance many other things matter and otherwise we would all lead a life of misery. Kunal is someone who knows his job, that is to entertain the audience and he is pretty good at it.Continue reading “Raja Natwarlal (2014) Movie Review: The Con Film”