Massu ( Surya) and Jet ( Premji) are petty thieves , robbing and conning people posing as vigilance officers and Coast guards. On one such heist they rob a local don’s money and get caught. Upon escaping from them they have an accident which makes Massu see and communicate with ghosts. These ghosts reach him to fulfil there last wishes. Initially Massu exploits them and makes money by scaring people in their houses and posing himself as the exorcist.things run smooth until he meets Shakti (Surya) a ghost with a very troubled past. Massu released with less sound and publicity this Friday, with huge expectations for the whole team. Surya dominates the whole movie with the dual role and makes his fans proud.Premji who plays his side kick gives some comic relief throughout the film. Samuthiraikani and Parthiban join The usual cast of Venkat prabhu’s gang . Nayanthara plays the love interest of Surya but shares very less screen time. The first half roams aimlessly and the real story starts in the second half, which is packed with a million things that you can’t remember at the end of the movie. Songs and the music are a disaster and fails miserably. If you don’t care on continuity and logic you might sit through. This so called Venkat Prabhu ‘s sixer doesn’t cross any borders. I give it 4/10
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The story follows Balusamy (arya)who is a part of a communist organisation which fight for the people, but is branded as a terrorist by law. He is given the capital punishment when he is caught in an attempt to blow a military circuit.he is sent to a secured prison under the strict Jailer (Macaulay) Shaam,where he will spend his last few days before he is executed.Meanwhile his compatriots from his organisation plan his escape plan with the help of the jail hangman Yemalingam (Vijay Sethupathy). Whether Balu escapes from the prison or faces his execution forms the rest of the story.
Director Jannanathan is known to spreads communist ideas through his films and he does it also in this film. Arya’s character has so much of depth , but he fails to execute in his acting and dialogue delivery . Vijay Sethupathy brings in some comic relief and gives a decent performance. Shaam also gives a good performance as a Jail superintendent. Karthika Nair fairs in her character but has to work on her expressions other than just twitching her eyebrows. On the technical side art director Selva deserve an applause has his set design of the jail compound looks realistic in all corners as most of story revolves in it. Editing is a disaster as the audience groan in the second half. Dialogues at some places seems good but fails in delivery.Songs has no significance nor connection in the story and could have been avoided. The movie lacks a good screenplay and ends up as just few decent scenes without a string to connect them together. I give it 3/10.
This film is a remake of the Malayalam film ‘How old are you’ by Rosshan Andrrews , this also marks the comeback of Jyothika back to films after a 8 years gap. The story revolves around Vasanthi (Jyothika) a clerk in the revenue department , who lives with her self centred husband Tamilselvan ( Rahman) , Mithila ( Amrita) 13 year old daughter and her inlaws. When TamilSelvan gets a job opportunity in Ireland, he is ready to leave his moderate job , even his daughter is excited to study abroad. But Vasanthi gets rejected in her job interview cause she is above 35 years which will guarantee her work visa as Tamilselvan is unable to take her in a dependent visa. Meanwhile she is summoned buy the president of India , this event changes her mediocre life and brings her a new status, but this is short lived when she faints in front of the president. She is then criticised , made fun of by the same people who admired her. She is then left behind by husband and daughter who decide go to Ireland without her..that’s when she realises that after 14 years of slogging as a mom, wife and working for the family sacrificing her dreams she is left with nothing. She decides to change and make something of her remaining life and follow her dreams.
Even though film is a remake , it’s been executed with care for the Tamil audience. Jyothika certainly steals the show and carries the whole film on her back. At times her acting seems artificial but she manages to pull it off in delicate and emotional scenes.Rahman does a decent job but could have been replaced by someone a little younger. Amirtha who plays her Jyothika’s daughter is a natural performer and she does a good job. Though the second half seems to be rushed off to the end , the story is well told by the director. Dialogue plays a the key element in this emotional drama and it’s done to perfection . A simple story which is well executed by the director takes 6/10 .
P.S : the original will always look better, but remaking it with a good cast and in a different language with same energy is a challenge
Sense8 will tell the story of eight strangers (Smith, Middleton, Ameen, Bae, Silvestre, Desae, Riemelt, and Clayton) from different cultures and parts of the world, who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, suddenly find themselves mentally and emotionally connected – an evolutionary leap of technological origin. While trying to figure why this happened and what it means for the future of mankind, a mysterious and powerful man named Jonas will try to bring the eight together, while another stranger called Mr. Whispers and his organization will attempt to hunt them down to capture or assassinate them. Each episode will focus on one character and their story andwill be available for streaming on Netflix from June 5, 2015
Manoranjan is a super star in the movie industry who has everything in his life.His loving wife Varalakshmi(Oorvasi), Son Manokaran who hates him, Father inlaw Poorna chandra rao (K.Vishwanath) who controls his career, his manager Chokalingam (M.S Bhaskar) and his Doctor Arpana(Andrea) who takes care of more than his health. he is troubled when he finds out that he is sick and his sins of his past come back to torment him. He decides to meet his mentor Marghadarsi (K.Balachander)and make a movie which will give him peace and use this time to make things right in his life.How he manages to do this is the rest of the story.
A huge cast who has equal screen time and importance makes this film unique.The performance by all the actors is top notch. The screenplay by Kamal Haasan weaves the cast together and the audience for the whole 172 mins of screen time.Gibran’s music is flawless and BGM carries the weight of the whole movie.Kamal haasan dominates the film throughout and gives a brilliant performance.Even though the film has couple of lags in the second half it doesn’t affect the flow.The only flaw which is debatable is the story inside the story which dominates most of the film, which raises the question whether the core of the movie was not strong enough.Unnecessary CG and VFX makes some parts look very synthetic.With great performances and dialogue which makes you laugh and cry, this commercial drama gets 7/10
Karthik (gautham) is born in middle class family, has the ability of ESP. In his young age he is unable to understand it and uses it helps is friends at school . He tells is father about is power, his father worried that he might be treated as a freak and might even lose his way , asks him to make a vow not to use his ESP and suppresses his ability. As he grows up he forgets about his ability and leads a normal life.Years after he gets his intuitions back when there is a crisis in his office and solves it. Pandian(Vivek) is colleague notices his powers and manipulates him into gambling . Karthik also gambles since he is in need of money for his sisters marriage. Karthik wins big but also comes into the radar of Randhe(Daneil Balaji) who runs a gambling network. What happens to Karthik after that is the rest of the story.
With a very simple story Aishwarya Danush weaves a 2hour movie with a huge cast . Gautham does a better job than his earlier film but has to work on his facial expression .Priya anand and Tapsee share very little screen space but did a decent job.Vivek does bring little comic relief here and there but nothing new. Songs are a huge disaster only saving grace is the cinematographer’s work in it.Daniel balaji’s does a decent job but his actions are a replay. Screenplay could have been better and the interesting scenes have very less duration.The director not knowing how to finish the film finally plays the Danush card and completes the film in a lighter note. i give the film 3/10