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Mahanati – Movie review

Biopic of the legendary actress Savitri starts in a last days as she is taken to a hospital, where she slips into a coma with multiple complications. As she struggles over a year in coma , at that time young journalist Madhuravani (Samantha) is given the job of writing the story of the Actress. Rather then writing about the actress , she tries to know her a person and show who she really was. Known as a family breaker, an actress who had a lavish life and ended her career with the drinking problem. Mahanati shows the Savitri’s her innocence, stubbornness, her love to the art of cinema and her true nature of kindness.

Career best performance of Keerthy Suresh as she takes the challenge of acting as the great Savitri. Though initially it takes a little time to the audience to relate her to Savitri, as the film progresses she takes control and dominates the film. Same goes for Samantha who with very little screen time, shows how good she is when given a good role. Other characters where well chosen. Though there will be no one to replace Dulqer Salman for playing Gemini Ganesan, the chemistry between him Keerthy Suresh doesn’t work on screen. Film’s art & production design was top notch as they takes us through 3hrs of nostalgia and keeps us in that era, same goes for costumes and cinematography. The only disturbing factor for me was the to much grains and artefacts where added to the movie to make it look like that of period which was a bit too much. Overall this movie is good watch as it is a tribute to the greatest actress who lived in our lifetime. Kudos to the whole team.I give it 8/10

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Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Iravukku Aayiram Kangal – Movie review

 

Film starts with Bharath (Arulnidhi) is taken into a police station, where he is questioned on suspicion. As he is questioned , a murder case is brought by a senior official with a suspect in hand. Bharath is ushered off as the murder case is bigger. Little did the police know that Bharath is involved in the murder, what unfolds is series of incidents told by characters in the story which coincides with the murder. Who is murdered and how Bharath gets involved in this is the rest of the story.
Arulnidhi is one of actors who chooses subjects which he is suited for, iravukku aayiram kangal is also one of them. He is suited for the role and does a decent job too. But the rest of the actors other than Anandraj do not gel in the storyline and act very amateurish. The storyline takes you into number of subplots which are unnecessarily hyperlinked to the main story. This involves too many characters which the audience loose track off. Even in the end the director tries to bring in a twist which is abrupt and leaves the audience in disgust. The film gets 4/10 for an decent thirller.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Irumbu Thirai – Movie review

 

Kathiravan (Vishal) is a major in the army with serious anger issues, due to his troubled childhood.when he gets into trouble in far too many occasions, his higher officials send him to a psychiatrist for anger management.In comes Rathidevi (Samantha) who gets into Kathiravan’s head and makes him understand he has to get down to his roots and rediscover himself though his family. So Kathiravan returns to his family and sorts things with them.parallel to this a cyber gang led by “white devil” is hacking into people bank accounts and swindling them of their money through various scams. When kathir’s family also falls prey to this gang, his world his turn upside down and cat and mouse game in on between kathir and White Devil. How this ends is the rest of the story.

Irumbu thirai is a hard hitting on the current digital world and how common man is innocently caught in it. it does openly show people how their information is used and circulated without their knowledge and how they are deceived too.More than just preaching, it also educates them to a certain level. Vushal is apt to role and does give a good performance, more than him Arjun takes command and the second half and totally dominates the screen. Samantha does a very subtle role and breezes through. Mithran the debut director has done a decent research and constructed a good screenplay which makes the film strong. Though the first half could do with some trimming the second half is fast and ends decently. Music and BGM plays is good and elevates the important scenes. Irumbhu thirai is a decent cyber crime thriller to watch i give it 6/10

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Naa Peru Surya : Naa Illu India – Movie Review

Surya (Allu Arjun) is a short tempered army soldier; his only dream is to be stationed in the border of our country. But his short tempered character is not approved by his superiors. He often lands into trouble and gets himself punished and court-martialed. But when he loses his cool and takes a very impulsive decision on a terrorist, he is relieved of his duty. Upon his god father’s plea , he is allowed to rejoin on a condition that he gets an no-objection certificate from the renowned psychologist Dr Rama Krishnan Raju (Arjun) his father. Incedentally is father was the one who disowned him as a teenager due to his character . The real test for Surya starts when he is challenged by his father to be calm and show no trace of anger for 21 days as a test. Will Surya overcome is anger and rejoin the army? Will Surya be able to change is true nature? This forms the rest of the story.

Though Naa Peru Surya starts strong, it loses control in the second half and ends subtle. Patriotic dialogues are filled in movie and after a time become very repetitive.  Allu Arjun is stunning in the role and takes command from the word go. Though Arjun has very little to contribute, makes an impression. Director Vamsi makes a decent debut but story doesn’t offer anything new. Narration and a crisp edit would have elevated the movie in the second half. However Naa Peru Surya ends decent though is stretched in duration. I give the film 4/10

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu -Movie Review

A rare genre of Adult comedy with Horror in Tamil film history , hits screen last week. With a big response from the target teen audience from its trailer, the film doesn’t disappoint them.  Veera(Gautham karthik) our hero is prince charming who has a number of girlfriends but fails to have a decent relationship with any of them. Finally, a pretty girl Thendral (Vaibhavi) says she likes Veera but before giving her final nod for their marriage, she proposes a dating trip with him. So they go to Thailand along with their friends. They land up in a beach house not knowing that it’s haunted by a virgin ghost which is on the lookout for virgin men. Both Veera and his friend Vasu being virgins are tormented by the ghost. How they escape from her is the rest of the story.

As it’s branded with “A” certificate the film is loaded with adult comedy portions and portrays all kinds of scenes with adult nature which has been controlled so far in Tamil cinema. Though the comic portions keeps you engaged for some time, the language used in the dialogue are cheap and becomes repetitive and loses its control. Guatham Karthik lacks comic timing and looks stoned all the time. Leading actress are just used a glamour dolls. The second half is just filled with unnecessary characters that spoil the whole film. With no effective screenplay & weak storyline, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu fails to work. I give the film 2/10

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Bharat Ane Nenu – Movie review

Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu) raised in London by his Uncle returns to his home town upon hearing his sudden demise of his father. Upon his arrival he is forced to take his father’s place who was the Chief Minister of the state. Not knowing what he is stepping into, Bharath takes up this as a challenge and to retain the legacy of his father. Rest of the story is how Bharath brings changes in society and what hurdles he faces on his way.

After his flop in Spyder Mahesh Babu returns with one of best performance till date in this film, this political drama directed by Kortala Siva makes sure of that. Though the movie starts slow it picks up speed towards the first half. Mahesh Babu clearly takes command with decent screenplay and great BGM by Devi sree Prasad elevates the film throughout. Prakash Raj does what he does best , Kiara Advani makes a good debut through this film. Stunts scenes where well choreographed, followed by typical songs sequences. The length of the film is the only flaw as it becomes slow and dull in the second half and produces a very predictable ending. I give it 6/10

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Naachiyaar – Movie review

“Naachiyaar” opens with great expectations, starring Jyothika and G.V.Kumar in the lead roles. The story starts with ACP Naachiyaar (Jyothika) who is on her way on a long pending family vacation, is interrupted by a tip which links to long pending case.This takes her to pregnant Arasi(Ivana) a rape victim who has been on the run . At the same time the accused Kaathavaraayan alias Kaathu (GV Prakash) is also apprehended and brought under custody. When Naachiyaar finds out that there was a mutual consent between the them , she makes the case unofficial and takes in the girl under her care since the girl is a minor. But things get complicated when the baby is born and the DNA doesn’t match between the Kaathu and the baby. How Naachiyaar solves this puzzle is the rest of the story.

No matter who comes to Bala he brings the best from them, So welcome to the graduation of GV Prakash as an better actor thru this film. Jyothika too has performed well in role , but in order to bring her more into the character unnecessary scenes were added which made it look artificial onscreen. Great debut by Young Ivana , who was also impressive. With good dominating characters ,story and screen play was not up to the mark and becomes the weak spot of the film. Though the film was just 100 mins, the second half was dragging and was just running around in loops. Will just good performance make Naachiyaar a hit? It gets only 4/10 from me.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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