Monthly Archives: November 2017
H.Vinoth who gave us the riveting con film Sathuranga Vettai is back with a inspiring cop thriller which is also based on true events. Theeran A newly appointed DSP (Karthi) is not only honest but intelligent cop who uses common sensibility to detect and solve crimes. He doesn’t stop any cost to apprehend the culprit, whoever it is. This nature transfers him all over the state, until he lands up in Thiruvalluvar district where he comes across a old case file on gruesome murders and dacoity. When the crime happens again Theeran starts to investigate and to his surprise these crimes have a history of more than 10 years. As he investigates the case takes him throughout the country which has baffled every state police. Theeran and his team work tirelessly on the case but practical challenges and outdated archive methods of the system backtrack them. Even their personal lives get affected and they are mocked by their own colleagues. But as the gang makes another assault in their neighborhood, tragedy strikes on Theeran and his team. How Theeran manages to pull himself up and closes the case is the rest of the story.
Since this film is based on true events, the director and his team has meticulously gathered information on the events and of its nature. The amount of research done shows in the story and screenplay which elevates the film and makes it a must watch. Karthi as Theeran has put immense effort and stepped up his acting and physically had to be fit as it involved raw action sequences as most of film was shot in very tough conditions. Rakul Preet singh gave a decent performance, but her portion was a bit over cooked. Violence plays an important role in the film and some scenes are not for the weak hearted. Songs are hardly noticeable, but BGM was good. Special mention for Cinematographer Satya as his work in the action and desert sequences where visualized to perfection. Stunt choreographer Dilip Subbarayan’s action sequences where performed as real and believable sequences.Though the films slows down in the second half, the director manages to keep the audience on the edge of their seat..Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru is a must watch, I give it 7/10
The film starts with the proceeding of an enquiry on IAS officer Madhivadhani ( Nayanthara) based on some decisions she took in an incident which happens in the village of Katoor . And so the story starts with flashbacks of the incident and cuts in between in the present with the enquiry sequence. The story is well planned as it focuses on not just one but brings into focus on all social issues and and how rural India is deprived of even basic requirements including water . Nayanthara shows how’s good she is as she dominates the screen . Other cast members like Rams / Ramachandran Durairaj and Sunulakshmi live in their roles which enhances the movie even more. Gibran’s gives a commands the BGM and supports the movie thorough out. Director Gopi nainar & team has delivered a well written , maybe too many social issues bundled up at the same time. But delivered truthfully. I give 7/10
Kumar(Sundeep) and Mahesh( Vikranth) are close friends . Mahesh is aggressive in nature whereas Kumar wants to lead a simple life without any issues. Mahesh and Kumar’s sister Anu are in love and they keep their relationship in secrecy . Kumar cares for Mahesh so much that it often gets him into trouble too. Parallel to this, the city has a ruthless gang lead by Duraipaandi( Harish Utthaman) who just doesn’t do illegal stuff , but makes use of the situation to his development. Things get heated up when Mahesh gets in the way of a illegal Real estate business and he becomes a target for Durai paandi’s gang. How Kumar manages to sort out all of this is the rest of the story.
Director suseendharan is known for his films having a strong friend relation, a story revolving middle class families and a ruthless villain. This also has the same formula but with little twist. Sundeep is still in his moulding form so he has to learn more , but happy to know that he is choosing right roles. Vikranth does his role to perfection, pity he is just been used as a sidekick. Harish Utthaman is gritty and matches the role perfectly. Saying that the story lacks balance , it moves off course in between and comes back into play and finishes incomplete. Dialogues could have been better and planned with the sequence as they looked bold in between and pale in the rest.The whole love angle of Sundeep’s character was unnecessary and could have been totally avoided. Music is big letdown and doesn’t work out except for bgm in some scenes. Overall movie is fine but doesn’t satisfy the audience in the end. I give it 3/10
Dr Krishna (Siddharth), a successful brain surgeon and his beautiful wife Lakshmi (Andrea Jeremiah), live peacefully in their beautiful house under the foot hills of the Himalayas. Their peaceful life is disrupted by a family which moves in as their neighbors. A series of paranormal events occur in their neighbor’s house involving their teenage daughter Jennifer (Anisha Angelina Victor ) which also affects the new couple’s life. Krishna takes it as his commitment to save Jennifer and to know what truly is creating these incidents. How both the families fight against this evil and get out of this is the rest of the story.
Aval gives a taste of true horror with the normal gory and blood spurting horror which tamil cinema is used. It has its scary moments which leave the audience frightened. For Siddarth and Andrea their roles are easy and they just perform easy and their chemistry is good. Anisha who acts as Jennifer has the tough role and performs well. Rest of cast okay and give a decent performance. Music and sound effects adds value and supports the movie genre.The movie has its low points in the second half as it slows down and story behind the paranormal events is a big letdown. Vfx and makeup was not creative and authentic. Still Aval is horror flick which you don’t want to miss. I give it 5/10