Magalir Mattum – Movie review

Starts of in the year 1978, where three close friends Gomathi, Rani and Subbhu Lakshmi who study in a missionary boarding school who are dismissed and separated for their unruly behaviour. Now in 2016 Gomathi ( Oorvasi) a widow who just sends her son abroad on work is left alone in her house. She brings in her liberal,feminist and soon to become daughter in law Prabhavathi (Jyothika) to live with her. Prabhavathi who is broadminded shows Gomathi that’s it’s time for start a new life for herselfand starts to explore Gomathi’s past. When Prabhavathi hears about Gomathi ‘s close friends Rani and Subbhu, she finds them and takes them on a road trip to free them briefly from their confined world. How the trip changes the lives of the close friends is the rest of the story

Bramma who created a matured Kuttram Kadithal, comes back with film on women empowerment with a mix of experienced and debut actresses who give performances fit to the characters. Oorvasi who dominates and clearly the best of the actresses in the film bring down the roof in the theatres. Banupriya and Saranya to perform decently. Jyothika’s character maybe too far-fetched for a real life character but she performs faithfully to the role. Young actress who played main characters younger self gave a good performance. Nasar and Livingston do their role perfectly in their brief sequences. But dragging second half with lots of flashback scenes with melodrama makes it a bit stretched and becomes an over dose. Music is just subtle and doesn’t make a big impact.  Magalir Mattum is still watchable and gets 5/10


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Posted by on September 16, 2017 in Movie Review


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Thupparivaalan – Movie Review

Thupparivaalan a detective action thriller written and directed by Mysskin and produced by Vishal , who also stars in the lead role released this week with great expectation from the director – actor duo who join for the first time. The film starts with some gruesome deaths of two key people in the society. We are introduced to Kaniyan Poongundran ( Vishal) an eccentric detective who takes weird and unsolved cases. When he is looking for an intriguing case, a kid walks into his home with is saved pocket money to find his pet dog’s killer. This pumps up Kaniyan into action, which starts a chain of events which leads him to a murderous group. How he fights them and solves the murder is the rest of the story.
Thupparivaalan brings us to yet another unseen world of crime and detection thru the mind of Mysskin. Though characters hold inspiration to Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson , Thupparivaalan takes you to a wild roller coaster ride. Vishal playing the lead role has given a good performance and carries the film on his shoulders throughout. Prassana who plays vishal’s sidekick adds support and brings normality balance to the eccentric Vishal’s character. The other cast members do their job just as Mysskin’s script and add value. Fight sequences play an important section in all Mysskin’s film and this one too gives us an unique composition , though some moves proved to be comic. Music and sound mix too play an important role and lift the film .The only mishit is the new face Anu Emmanuel who plays Mallika and Jai who still manages to be the dull actor even when given a good role. Duration also plays spoilsport in the second half when in mellows down and stretches the climax like a rubber band. Overall Mysskin once again gives a good thriller with a mix of dark humour. It gets 6/10

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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Movie Review


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Katha Nayagan – Movie review

Thambi durai ( Vishnu) and Anna Durai ( Soori) are best friends who get together after they were separated in their school days. Thambi Durai who is very cautious and fearful in nature often gets into trouble but finds the easy way out. When he falls in love with Kanmani( Catherine Theresa) and approaches her parents get their approval for marriage. But Kanmani’s father who doesn’t approve of Thambi durai’s nature embarrasses both him and his family . Thambi Durai who wants to marry Kanmani tries to pick fight with the local gang. How this transforms his life is the rest of the story.
Just like his previous film, this too depends on just comic scenes, and leaves the content empty. With very thin storyline and mediocre presentation the film fails to impress. Vishnu and Soori pair up good, but Catherine is out of place . The whole cast manages to blend with the movie but directionless screenplay doesn’t improve the movie’s dull status . With intermittent comic scenes which only brings brief laughter the movie gets 3/10


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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Movie Review


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Kurangu Bommai – Movie review

When movies with mega budget and international locations fails miserably in content and satisfying the audience, comes a decent budget and locally shot thriller Kurangu Bommai by the debutant director Nithilan which keeps us entertained. Sundaram (Bharathirajaa) is a loyal friend and employee of Ekambaram ( PL thennapan) who runs a timber business officially but a full time smuggler. Sundaram’s son Kathir ( Vitharth )work as an on call driver in Chennai and is currently looking to get married. When a high value statue exchanges hands, Ekambaram sends his loyal friend Sundaram for this job to Chennai. This bag with a monkey’s face changes the lives of people who ever touches it becomes the main character in this story. How that happens is the rest of the story.

With a well-chosen cast and a defined screenplay Kurangu Bommai entertains and keeps us to the edge of our seats. Vitharth and Kumaravel are key actors who perform well, Bharathiraja performs well for his character with a touch of overacting. A minor role but performed well by Kalki who comes as the pickpocket should be applauded.  Maybe the only miscast was Delna Davis who does gel along with others in the whole movie. Screen play vaguely moves away in a different direction in the second half but manages to keep the story alive. Romantic scenes and song delayed the movie in the second half, this could have been avoided. With minor flaws Kurangu Bommai gets 6/10

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Posted by on September 4, 2017 in Movie Review


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Puriyatha Puthir – Movie review

Puriyatha puthir the much delayed film Vijay Sethupathy released this week with very minimal shows. Kathir ( Vijay sethupathy ), Vinod and DJ are close friends from their college days. Kathir is an upcoming music director and is managing a music shop. It’s love at first for Kathir when he meets Meera ( Gayathrie) in his shop. Both get closer and eventually fall in love, but tragedy strikes when Vinod affair with his boss’s wife gets leaked thru a video message , next Kathir gets obscene images of Meera in his phone, and finally DJ gets caught in a drug bust which is exposed thru a viral video. Who is targeting Kathir and his friends and what’s the reason behind all this is the rest of the story.
Though the intended message being conveyed and with a decent performance from Vijay Sethupathy the film fails with disoriented screen play and vague presentation . With a very good role presented to Gayathrie she doesn’t deliver. Rest of cast too gives a mediocre performance. Technical aspects like editing, art direction and cinematography seems amateur. Though movie’s duration states its 120mins, its very slow placed. The film gets 4/10


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Posted by on September 3, 2017 in Movie Review


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Vivegam – movie review

Vivegam which releases with a huge expectation this Ganesh Chaturthi , which also marks Ajith’s presence in this movie industry for 25 years. Once again directed by Siva and with an international cast Vivegam is expected to do wonders. The movie starts with AK an highly trained operative (Ajith) spoils a terrorist deal involving a device which activates nuclear weapons. This comes under the radar of the counter terrorism group lead by Aryan ( Vivek Oberoi). Since AK was assumed dead a few months ago during an operation led by Aryan , the counter terrorism group send their agents to capture AK . What happened to Ak on his previous mission and does he get captured is the rest of the story.
Without any doubt Vivegam was purely designed for Ajith and he rules and carries the film from the first frame. His pure presence is enough to bring down the roof by his fans. Filmed in Bulgaria with an international cast the film gives a Hollywood flavour. Songs and music by Anirudh catches the beat only after you hear it a couple of times so give it some loops. But the story fails miserably with pot holes in the screenplay. Mindless violence sequences and a stretched second half makes it dull after the intermission. Kajal and Akshara have important roles and manage with a decent performance. Vivek Oberoi manages to pull it off opposite Ajith’s Himalayan presence. With an overall balance , Vivegam scores 5/10

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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Movie Review


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Taramani – Movie review

Taramani is a story two individuals Althea Johnson (Andrea Jeremiah) and Prabhu (Vasanth Ravi) who have different lifestyles in the so called developed corporate world. Story set in the corporate hub of Chennai – Taramani , takes thru the large number of issues which are affecting the common man’s life. Althea a single mother working in a male dominant IT industry meets Prabhu who is affected from love failure and is a wandering loner. Rest of the story is how they fall in love and how their relationship gets complicated.

Director Ram neatly inserts sharp truth as needles throughout the film. He speaks about various issues which is affecting the world around you apart from the love story which forms the base. Andrea Jeremiah is the right choice for the role and she performs brilliantly, new face Vasanth ravi too pulls it off and gives a decent performance. The second half is slow as the movie which deviates from the main story which could have been trimmed or totally taken off. Yuvan’s music is a big plus and adds strength to the strong writing of Ram. Taramani is a must watch.. I give it 6/10

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Posted by on August 17, 2017 in Movie Review


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