The way in which Geetanjali Selvaraghavan managed to portray the most intricate sides of an unbalanced relationship in a heart-melting demeanor went down as a cult.
Kathakali is a perfect hodgepodge of some water tight screenplay, pulsating BG score & a breakneck pace, which is indeed a welcome thriller as in TC. Even though there are a lot of elements in the first half which would prove the other way around, riveting story-telling and clever execution helped the movie’s cause big time. Given some incisiveness in the first 30-40 minutes which was rather way too distraught as mentioned above, this would’ve well been one of the finest ever movies in recent times.
Decent watch. A step ahead of “Paayum Puli” but definitely not up to “Paandiya Naadu”. As far as Pandiraj is concerned this is way better than his “Pasanga 2”.
Such a beautifully conceived, powerful, passionate and gritty boxing feature in Tamil cinema. Once in a blue moon happening indeed!
Barring children, I’d like to see every other section of audience celebrating our own international cinema. Masterpiece is an understatement!
Miruthan does entertain but it does in it’s own desi south Indian zombie demeanour. An audacious attempt by Shakti Soundar Rajan indeed. But nonetheless, Shakti deserves a pat on his back for bringing the zombie concept to the grassroot level and executing in a rather conventional way, instead of sticking to any particular complex execution
From the word go, Sethupathi clearly establishes that it’s fulcrum is only wholesome entertainment and not brainless entertainment. One highly versatile cop movie that serves the family audience big time under the shades of a thriller. A cop movie with maximum realism and utmost grace in TC is such a rarity these days. Totally fell in love with this one!
Though this a remake, Aarathu Sinam comes off as an impressive thriller with no frills attached that never goes over the top, neither fails to entertain us. Hats off to director Arivazhagan and team for working so much to justify the remake tag.
Vijay Antony & his subtle enigma in this drama has just managed to deliver the unexpected. This Pichaikkaran has successfully managed to entertain us in a wholesome way by serving all the required emotions in right proportions. Probably one of the finest commercial movies of the year after ” Sethupathi”.
Such a beautiful beautiful movie in recent times. Go and fall in love with this spectacle.
A movie that spreads positive vibes in every frame though the story line had enough scope to make it a tragic/gut-wrenching one. Kudos! But I must concur with my fellow proponents of the movie — it was a great and very satisfying movie. It provided me with something that everyone in one or another shape or form needs — Hope. The movie showed the cruelty of life and yet managed to shed some light and insight into the beauty of love and life in general.
I couldn’t find any faults other than some pacing problem at the start of the second half. But there were enough number of adrenaline pumping scenes to make it up though. At the end of the day, Theri is perfect commercial outing with a potpourri of wide range of emotions at a high level, well scripted brilliantly executed and perfectly enacted.
Manithan though is a honest reprisal of “Jolly LLB”, couldn’t match the excellence achieved through the original without an iota of question. But at the same time, doesn’t leave any stone unturned either. We are treated with exactly the same kind of brutally straightforward truths we happened to face with the original, which takes a dig at the biased nature of Indian judicial system that never bats an eye for the poor but only for the rich in general. Well made courtroom drama with no big complaints, but at the same time could’ve been bettered too.
Delivers what it just promised. An entirely new and path-breaking cinema in Tamil. More like a breath of fresh air. Specks of glitches present throughout the duration of the movie only prevents the movie from becoming Tamil Cinema’s finest fiction thriller., but does assert itself as one of the finest in the same kind.
Yet another nonchalant and rawly entertaining rural drama from director Mutiah that seems more than just belonging to D.Imman this time from a different actor called Vishal. Yes. Marudhu has every other stereotype and cliche that any other dual flicks comprises these days. At the end of the day, Marudhu is a wholesome entertainer that might very well work with the B & C centers and still impress the A center audience too, given you’re someone who likes this kind of raw and ‘tharalocal’ rural entertainers.
How social stratum plays a pivotal role in deciding the influence of local politics is explained comprehensively in the film, which shines in Vijay Kumar’s bold narrative style.
He already has affirmed a niche for himself which already is as impeccable as any other legend’s is.
VVV though has got nothing exorbitant to offer, rides on a ‘better’ storyline to be honest. Thanks to Soori and Vishnu, first half gets going with a lot of distractions though. What actually brings down the roof is the entire second half, after the re-entry of Robo Shankar and Ravi Mariya. Absolutely hilarious stuff which will leave you gasping for breath. It was really refreshing to see such a honest comic caper after a long time that doesn’t dish out any lame entertainment but a hearty one.
VVV is carefree entertainment with no holds barred. Go, laugh your asses out.
Amma Kanakku is a well crafted drama that steals your hearts and attention as well. Recommended watch even for those who’re into mainstream cinema because the director managed to convey the message even without resorting to the ‘artistic’ route.
The modus operandi upon which “Appa” works on, is highly sensitive, delicate and indeed appreciable. But the amateurism and overdramatic stuffs here and there pulled theovie down by miles to be honest. The ending note looked so forced that it even turned out to be preachy at the end of the day. A strict one time ready reckoner that too only if you’re totally ok with these kinda movies as explained above.
Yes. We were given 2.30 hours of Rajinikanth. Exactly the kind of charming Rajinikanth for which we were craving for years. But not in the exact demeanour we wanted to. Kabali is just a shadow of what it could’ve been. Ranjith lets us down. But not Rajinikanth.
The film is a hard hitting satire about the country, its people and the living conditions. More importantly it has exposed the Indian psyche in general. Nevertheless, Joker is worth a watch just for it’s audacious writing, bold execution and a kind of satire that our Tamil cinema just hasn’t witnessed anywhere nearby to my knowledge.
Barring a few flaws, Dharmadurai deserves a watch and has to be appreciated for the kind of movie it is. A movie that insists on the nobility of medical profession, importance of relationships, beauty of friendships, impact & problems caused by dowry, etc. I loved the way Vijay Sethupathi carried the entire burden on his shoulders but still didn’t let the movie down till the end credits.
Aandavan Kattalai works largely due to its script and the situational comedy in the narration. The way the story unfolds and the difficult situations the hero faces is so well brought out, without taking any cinematic liberties. But on the whole the film is another feather on Manikandan’s cap, as he has been able to change tracks successfully from art house cinema to meaningful entertainers
Vijay’s Devi, thankfully, there’s not a single horror stereotype you could point out to and say, ‘hey, I’ve already watched it in some other film’. There’s no creaking of the door, or howls of the the dogs at night, but what you get is a refreshing horror-comedy featuring Prabhudheva as a hapless husband, and in a solid comeback role.
Kodi flies real high thanks to some well complemented colors given to the flag by Dhanush’s screen presence, subtle doses of political antics and clever direction of Senthilkumar.
You owe us an explanation GVM. You really do! For spoiling your own broth so damn badly!
Yet, it is by far one of the most inventive, well-written, and cerebral films in recent times.
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D16 is easily one of the best whodunit thrillers ever made in TC. The gutsy and intriguing style of execution though is completely alien to us, Director Karthick Naren still managed to present it in a very familiar and less complex execution. Truly Hollywood’ised indian thriller that we can truly take pride of.