Monthly Archives: March 2017
Kadugu follows Puli Paandi (Rajakaumaran) a Puli vesham dance artist who comes from family of this traditional dance form, but now is struggling as the art form itself is diminishing. But this doesn’t stop Paandi who is honest and helps everyone around him; he survives doing odd jobs for the area inspector (A.Venkataesh). When the inspector is transferred to Tharangambadi , he takes Paandi along with to help him out to settle before his family arrives. There we are introduced to Nambi( Bharath) a young boxer and politician who is popular in the town and is respected by the people. When political aspirations change Nambi’s nature, number of people including Paandi is caught in the crossfire which leads to a tragedy. What happens next is the rest of the story.
After the disastrous ‘10 Endrathukkula’ with Vikram , Vijay Milton bounces back with a solid storyline with a cast which executes it to perfection. Both Rajakumaran and Bharath have done well, Young Producer Bharath Seeni who comes as the petty thief Anirudh has given a good performance, Radhika Prasiddha does well in character though she has very little screen space. Kadugu connects well with audience of all ages and of all classes. With a duration of just 115 minutes the team has manages to present what they had intended. I give the movie 7/10
A young man who comes to get a job in the city to earn more money, A love story between an arrogant young man and a practical girl. A family which comes to city to starts a new life on account of their son’s health and a kidnap which goes wrong. All these stories and characters intervene in the city of chennai which forms the stage for this movie.
It’s not easy to form a screenplay which has intervening or parallel stories, and also give importance to the main theme without deviations . Great teamwork in all depts , especially the directors team which presents us a flawless screenplay and a good movie. Casting is the strength of the movie , Sri though starts a bit unconvincing , finishes great. Sundeep kishan who comes as the arrogant young man in love is faithful for his character and perform well. Regina Cassandra though with very less screen time, gives a decent performance. The pick of the whole lot is the Ramdoss/ Muniskanth who delivers to his best and keeps the film entertained. Between failures of extravagant commercial productions involving mainstream actors, Maanagaram is stands tall with a solid storyline and execution. It gets 7/10
After a lot of hurdles and shuffled release dates Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva releases this week. Chennai is ruled by G.K.Raja (Ashutosh Rana) a ruthless MP , who dominates Chennai city real estates business . He is pain for the Police Commissioner (Sathyaraj) who is unable to put him behind bars as he never leaves a trace of evidence and rest of them are afraid of him. In comes Shiva(Raghava Lawrence) an young Police officer who transfers himself to Chennai with a past connecting the Commissioner. Upon joining duty he joins hands with G.K and helps him in his illegal ways, which irritates the commissioner even more. Only then he comes to know that Shiva is his lost son. Why is Shiva working against his father and how his father guides him back to the right side of the law is the rest of the story.
Being the remake of the Telugu movie Pattas, the director doesn’t change anything at the screen play level. Raghava Lawrence tries to keep us engaged , but a predictive storyline and spineless direction the movie fails to impress. Though songs are made for Lawrence, tunes or phrases are not catchy. Nikki Galrani was just a glamour doll, and has very less screen time. Villain was more comical than ruthless , and was just shouting all the time.movie doesn’t offer anything new and ends very predictive and bland. I give the movie 4/10
The film starts of with a double murder in a church where a wife of a leading news channel and the priest is killed in the middle of the woman’s confession. Being high profile case it’s given to AC Vetrimaaran(Arun Vijay). We follow Vetrimaaran step to step in the investigation as it leads to others deaths linked to this murder and finally connecting to a bigger conspiracy. How this case affects his personal life and how he finally cracks the case is the rest of the story.
Kuttrame 23 is an example of how a technically and well crafted team delivers a good film. Kuttram 23 brings out a hidden crime which is happening in the name of medical evolution.The meticulous planning and a well crafted screen play is the strength of the whole film. Arun vijay is perfect for the lead role and the rest of the cast is well chosen and apt for their characters. Arun vijay gives us a memorable performance and he has worked hard for this film.Mahima gives a decent performance , finally Arvind Aakash shows that he can be trusted with decent roles. Thambhi Ramaiah’s character gives comical breaks in between but never goes overboard to disrupt the pace of the film. Finally one film that concentrates just on the screenplay and never deviates in mindless duet songs or item numbers to woo the audience. Kuttram 23 gets 6/10