Monthly Archives: March 2016
Bala ( Ashwin) and Priya ( Sshivadha) are lovers , Bala marries Priya even though his father was against it. The reason being that Priya’s mother was mentally ill when she was pregnant, and he thinks that the illness might get to Priya as well. As the couple start their new life , it’s all fine at first. But slowly Priya starts to hallucinate and starts to sleepwalk . She starts to hear things and becomes unstable. Bala starts to investigate but when it things happen which bends reality , he seeks an outside help. What’s happening to Priya and whether he stops it is the rest of the story.
Zero is a well crafted fantasy movie with very good performances from the lead actors. All the technicians follow the director’s path which helps the film move in unity. Ashwin and Sshivadha perform very well and carry out their roles to perfection. The only flaw was that the execution goes disarray in the second half and ends in a hurry. To much information is stuffed in the second half which doesn’t give the audience time to digest . I give it 4/10
A story of how a social misfit Seenu( Karthi), and a paraplegic millionaire Vikram ( Nagarjuna) mend their broken lives which were crippled by their past.Seenu who has been disowned by his family, is a petty criminal who has just come out of prison on parole. He is looking for a jobs which will show him as a social worker and get him a permanent release. Vikram a multi millionaire who has become a paralysed neck down after a paragliding accident, is looking for a caretaker. In world which sees him sympathetically , he chooses Seenu who looks at him beyond his handicap. How both their lives changes during this period, and how they help themselves is rest of the story.
Though a remake of the comedy drama “The Intouchables” , Thozha has its own flavour which makes it a feel good film for the whole family. Both Nagarjuna and Karthi carry the film in a smooth path. Karthi with his casual presence and improvement in comedy timing makes him a good choice for the role. Nagarjuna who has to use only his facial expressions for the role,shows his experience as a seasoned actor. Tamanna role was that of a glam doll and was kept to a minimum. Kudos for the team for binding the film with values rather than cheesy commercial elements.The strength of the film was also the weakness, as after a stage in the film you are left with same kind of melodramatic cloud which never comes down pouring.The audience wait for a change in the momentum , which never seen happens. Bgm plays a huge part , but the songs are dry and doesn’t work . Though the team manages to pull it off by decent but a predictable ending , duration of the film spoils the show. I give it 5/10
Pugazh Jai,Surabhi,Karunas,RJ Balaji,Rajani,velraj,marimuthu
Pugazh (Jai) is a Good Samaritan living in Wallajahpet , he always cares for his neighbours and helps the needy. Trouble starts when the public ground in his neighbourhood is targeted by the local politician Das ( Marimuthu). He wants to sell the land which is rich in ground water to the minister’s son in law . This creates a feud between the Das and Pugazh. Das plays filthy and turns his friend against him and distracts Pugazh while planing to acquire the land . How Pugazh fights the politician and saves the land is the rest of the story.
Taking up a land grabbing issue and spinning a decent story line to support is difficult but Director Manimaran and team has managed to pull it off. Jai does a decent job but lacked screen presence and doesn’t take control of the scene. Marimuthu plays the filthy politician but the film needed a hard core villain to make it aggressive . But this film plays very safe and sober, it finally drags the story to a familiar ending. Surabhi plays Jai’s love interest and a does a good job. The rest of the cast was well picked but nothing extraordinary . A decent script which could have little more masala and a reduced duration could have been better. I give it 3/10