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Pattas – Movie review

Dhanush comes after a revolutionary Asuran and an underwhelming Enai Noki Paayum Thotta, gives us an action packed Pataas. Film starts in 2001 as Kanyakumari (sneha) is brought to jailas she has killed a foreigner on Indian soil using her bare hands. We see a glimpse of flashback as she kills the person in under different circumstance but is accused as the evidence is against her. Cut to present day where we see Sakthi alias Pataas ( Dhanush) a petty thief not knowing that he has his roots to an ancient martial art called Adimurai. Kanyakumari is released but she out on revenge on Nilan a kickboxing veteran who runs a martial school. What is the connect between Sakthi and Kanyakumari and why is she out for revenge, and will Sakthi know who he really is , that forms the rest of the story.

The only positive thing of this film is only Dhanush as he is the only person who could have made this character presentable on screen. For him this is walk in the park and he makes this dual role look so easy. Sneha too has given a good performance as she leads the film with Dhanush. Music helps us to remain in focus but not great. The weakest being the story and a very predictable screenplay with nothing new in it. The first half is dragging as the main plot starts only in the end of it. Second half starts strong but loses its way towards a weak ending. Only plus point being that the film has showcased a pure form of martial art Adimurai which is less heard in the Tamil culture. I give it 3/10

 

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2020 in Movie Review

 

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Darbar – Movie review

Film begins with series of encounter mission happening in Mumbai city led by none other by Aditya Arunachalam (Rajinikanth) a badass police commissioner. As the Mumbai city comes under this disruptive mode the human rights commission tries to bring Aditya Arunachalam under control. But Adithya who is in a revenge mode threatens the commission itself. What tragedy has brought Adithya to this ruthlessness and how he finds the person whom he is after is the rest of the story.

A huge expectation to this Muruga doss and Rajnikanth’s venture from the date it was announced. Thought the story has the nuances of  Murugadoss script, Rajini’s mass and super stardom takes control of the whole film.  Film’s strong points lies in the close bonding between father and daughter relationship. Nivetha Thomas who acts as the daughter gives a good performance. The weak points are the age factor that shows more in every scene, and the unwanted romance angle which could have been totally avoided. Yogi babu shares most of the screen space with the superstar and gives a decent sidekick combination. Huge disappointment on the narrative is the lip-sync that becomes irritation by the Mumbai costars and the lack of a powerful presence of the main villain. But still Superstar’s presence mesmerizes and holds the audience till the end. I give it 5 of 10.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2020 in Movie Review

 

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How The Irishman’s Groundbreaking VFX Took Anti-Aging To the Next Level

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2020 in Cinema, Technology

 

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My Top 10 Tamil Films of 2019

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2020 in Movie Review

 

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Sillu Karupatti -Movie review

Director Halitha Shameem who gave us a stunning debut with “Poovarasam Peepee” , comes back with collection for four shorts about love in Sillu karuppatti . Starting with an adolescent love between a young garbage collector and a rich teen girl, two strangers who share a cab, two elders and a middle aged couple. Haltha carefully handles love between these ages and constantly touches how reality affects love between them. With a knockout cast to support and each episode carefully filmed by different cinematographers as the director executes them to perfection. Music by Pradeep kumar elevates each episode. The last episode between Samuthiraikani and Sunainaa discusses the relationship between a middle aged couple is the best of the four.  Sillu karupatti is not be missed , I give it 7/10

 

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2020 in Movie Review

 

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V1 – Movie review

A murder of a young woman, brings in an experienced forensic expert Agni (Ram Arun Castro) into the investigation as clues and motive are not evident. Agni though hesitant in the beginning because of his nyctophobic condition, takes up the case after constant perusal of his colleague and investigating Officer Luna ((Vishnupriya Pillai). The rest of film involves how Agni solves the case .

V1 is directed by Pavel Navageethan , who is famous for his role as an actor in Madras and Vada Chennai. With a complete new face for the cast, Pavel manages to keep us engaged in this murder thriller. But a weak Screenplay and execution spoils the whole rhythm. Dialogues are too amateur, and language slangs looks forced. Ram looks decent in his role, we can expect a better performance in his coming films. V1 loses its way in execution. I give it 2/10

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Thambi – Movie review

Director Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam & Papanasam fame, is back with Thambi, a family drama with a touch of a thriller. Gnanamoorthy (Sathyaraj) is long term MLA in Mettupalayam is hustled by business men who want to vacate local tribesman and construct a resort, which will turn the eco system upside down of the whole area. The business men with the support of the opposition party try to push the tribal community by buying them out. Gnanamoorthy and his family also misses their son Saravanan who left them 15 years ago due to a family feud. His daughter Paravathy (Jyothika) leads a very dormant life and still awaits her brother’s return. One day Gnanamoorthy receives a call from the Goan Police that they have found his son. In Goa they find Vicky (Karthi) in hospital in an amnesia state, Gnanamoorthy identifies Vicky as his son and takes him back to his hometown. The Goan police warns Gnanamoorthy as Vicky is a fraud and trickster and might be playing a con on them, but Gnanamoorthy is convinced. But little does Vicky know that there is even more danger which awaits him in Mettupalayam.

The movie though starts very predictable, catches up intensity of a thriller by the first hour. Jeethu joseph has script the movie with good drama and nice twists which keeps us steady in our seats, but duration taken in the first half for the premise is long. Karthi is does well to the character and along with Jyothika who effortlessly performs in her role. Sathyaraj too gets his scenes where he dominates. Nikhila Vimal’s character in the film is underplayed and doesn’t prove valuable to the story. Though the title relates to brother sister bonding, we have very few moments to relate to that. Movie winds up with the good finish towards the end. I give it 4/10

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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