Monthly Archives: February 2016
Gautham ( Atharvaa) is energetic reporter in a local to news channel, whose ultimate ambition is to work for the BBC network . His dream comes true when he is called for an interview and also gets selected. But tragedy strikes when he gets arrested for bank fraud with fake certificates. His life becomes a big question mark as he loses his dignity and his identity. He investigates and finds out that a huge network which is stealing Identities and lives of countless others . How he brings them to justice is the rest of the story.
Debut director Santhosh gives us a entertaining movie with a strong message. Atharvaa is lively in his character and proves he can single handedly carry a movie all by himself. Casting were fine but nothing special, Catherine who comes as his love interest was emotionless under her multi layered make up, and her wardrobe could have been better. Cinematography and editing was top notch and complimented the story well.BGM in the film was engaging but the songs were disappointing. Even though the movie starts slow it catches up and keeps the audience engaged. The problem is that it completes the first half so crisp, it leaves the second half dry. Second half is hollow with unwanted scenes which makes the audience groan, and stumbles fast in the end. I give it 5/10
Aarathu Sinam is the remake of Jeethu Joseph’s 2013 Malayalam movie Memories. Arulnidhi takes the lead role which was played by Prithviraj in the original version. Story starts with a series of murders which happens in and around Madurai. The victims are tortured , killed and their bodies displayed in public. The police are dumbfounded and the media are ripping them apart for their incompetence . Thats when the commissioner (Radharavi) decides to hand over the case to Aaravind. Aaravind( Arulnidhi) once a proficient cop is grieving over the lose his wife and daughter. How Aaravind fights his own demons and also finds the killer is the rest of the story.
Aarathu Sinam a decent thriller with some exiting moments which keeps you going till the end. Arulnidhi gets into the character well but I think could have done much better, since there was scope in his role. Aishwarya Rajesh comes briefly has his wife but makes an impression. The story takes time to seep in and hurries off in the second half. Script has lot of gaps which makes it incomplete and finally winds up with a familiar scenario. Robo Shankar tries to give some comic relief but becomes repetative and dull. The main content loses lustre as the movie goes ahead. Aarathu Sinam leaves the audience dry in the end. I give it 3/10
The story is set in Ooty , when a barrel of toxic waste is spilled due to negligence ,it begins to infect the life around it. It makes the infected violent and drawn towards blood. Meanwhile as the outbreak reaches the heart of the city Karthik( Jeyam Ravi ) is searching for his lost little sister. With the help of Renuka ( Lakshmi Menon ) a doctor he finds his sister , to repay his debt he agrees to transport her and a group of doctors to the nearest city to find a cure for this outbreak. How he completes the task in the midst of the outbreak is the rest of the story.
Being the first zombie Tamil film, Miruthan keeps it simple and neat in the story line. There is no gore and violent blood sequences but has its share of thrills. Jayam Ravi doesn’t overdo is role and keeps its tight. Lakshmi menon does her part but nothing great. Kaali Venkat gives us a bit of comic relief which keeps the film going. We have to wait & see how this film is taken by the audiences as its the first zombie flick in Tamil film history, ( don’t forget Nalaya Manithan by Thakkali Srinivasan the first sci-fi horror Tamil film ) . This might be a little violent but not scary. I give it 3/10.
When an sub-inspector is burn alive by hired killers, the crime lands in the hands of Sethupathi ( Vijay Sethupathy) an honest but ruthless cop .The case leads him to Vathiyaar ( Vela Ramamoorthy) a rich business man who commands Madurai with his double dealing and shady practices. He manages to arrest Vathiyaar but the case doesn’t stand and he gets out on bail. Meanwhile Sethupathi is suspended on a case which makes him loose his composure.Thus begins the cat and mouse game between them, how Sethupathi handles himself and Vathiyaar makes the rest of the story.
A very straight forward story with no great surprises makes Sethupathi a watchable family drama. Vijay Sethupathy is apt for the character and does a great job as a honest cop,a loveable husband and a great father. Remya Nambisan does a decent job and make an adorable match onscreen. Vela Ramamoorthy makes decent villain but weak story telling with no gripping sequences and weak dialogues makes the movie dull. Even the action sequences make you yawn. The audience literally wait for something great to happen but are disappointed.The 2hr long film makes you feel like 3hrs. With a faster cuts and bit more spice applied this movie would have been a huge hit. I give it 4/10