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Petta – Movie review

After the trailer and audio launch mesmerised the world, Petta got a huge opening and was considered one of the biggest releases of the super star. With the acclaimed director Karthik Subburaj supported by the Sun network this film got the attention of the whole world this Pongal. Story starts when a normal college hostel warden post is recommended by ruling party member, raises eyebrows around the campus. In comes Kaali ( Rajinikanth) who immediately gets the attention of the college kids and brings things in order around the misdoings around the campus. Students too seeks his help and he always stands with them. When the local don’s unruly kid makes trouble with a young lovers in the college, Kaali intervenes and helps them out. But at the same time the another group is trying to kill a student, only then Kaali truly shows who he really is and the purpose of being there. Who is Kaali and what’s his real agenda is the rest of the story.
Only the super star can hold the screen presence like this, in Petta the Superstar not only dominates the screen but mesmerises the audience with his style and charisma. The way they had moulded him in his character, his stylisation, his makeup and the way they had shot the scenes makes this the best presentation of his films in the last decade. Music by Anirudh is outstanding and will be a sure hit with the visual presentation by the cinematographer Thiru supporting each song and each frame of the film. The cast though with minimum screen space have given a good performance. Other than the superstar Vijay Sethupathy stands out , Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been wasted in the film with no scope. The duration will be the weakling of the film, clocking 172 mins. The advantage and the disadvantage of this film is Karthik Subburaj , he has glorified the film with a celebration of the superstar from scene to scene and forgot about the duration and the formation of the story. The first half moves fast , engages the audience but without an aimless storyline. The second half has the storyline but the pace is slow but catches up only in the climax but ends well. I give the film 6/10

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Posted by on January 12, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Viswasam – Movie review

Ajith and Director Siva once again pair up for a commercial drama in Viswasam. Though fans were skeptical about the duo presenting a film together, the initial response after the trailer elevated its expectations. Set in the village of Koduvilarpatti , Thooku Durai (Ajith) is a savior and a local don for the villagers. With a huge family of relatives for his support, he still longs for his wife Niranjana (Nayanthara) and daughter Swetha who left him. Though Niranjana loves him for his innocent but brave character, she separates herself and their daughter since Thooku Durai always gets into trouble and this will affect their daughter’s life. A disappointed Niranjana moves to Mumbai and the couple gets separated for ten years. When the elderly in the family persuade him to bring back is family, he leaves to Mumbai to convince his wife to get back together. But once he arrives he finds out that his daughter life is in danger. How he saves his daughter and gets back to his family is the rest of the story.

Ajith’s persona is the key if this film becomes a hit, he single handedly takes command of the film and rocks his fans. Fans have their mass scenes which elevates the film at equal intervals. Nayanthara has just about equal scree space in the film but Siva has not utilized her acting skills completely. With cast enough to fill a whole village, yet no one stands out and just fills the screen space with unwanted duration. The screenplay is left with lot of holes which is very disappointing from the directing team. Though Siva is quite comfortable with the village based drama, he his stuck with half cooked melodrama which doesn’t convince the audience. Imman has given nice songs which will certainly become a hit, but BGM score is just OK. With a sentimental message at the end which might appeal to the audience, it’s still not enough to save the film. I give the film 4/10.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Adangamaru – Movie review

Subhash (Jayam Ravi) is young Sub inspector who truly believes in honesty and true justice being served to the public. But he is let down by the way his seniors in the dept are corrupt and how powerful people rule the real world. On one such case when a teenage girl is found dead under suspicious circumstances, the case is closed immediately as suicide. But when Subhash investigates he finds out that four kids of influential families is behind the death of the girl. He puts them behind bars, but within minutes they are released and the case is closed. Subhash is not only suspended , but his family is targeted and his whole world is turned upside down. How he gets back on his feet and takes revenge on the people who are behind this is the rest of the story.
Though this seems like the usual good vs evil movie, Director Karthik Thangavel still manages to keep us engaged till the end with interesting scenes and twists in each scene in the second half. Jayam Ravi carries the whole film in his shoulders and performs brilliantly . Raashi Khanna doesn’t have much screen time, just hangs around. Rest of the cast was just right for the film. Sathyan sooriyan’s cinematography was just right for the film. Sam CS’s Bgm was fine but he did not have scope in songs in this film. I give the film 5/10

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Kanna – Movie review

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As a kid when Kousalya sees her father Murugesan cry when India loses the World Cup in cricket, she decides to play just to bring a the smile back in her father face. But for a girl from a village and from a farmer’s family she goes goes tough odds just to learn the game. The struggles of Kousalya and her family to reach the dream is the rest of the story.

Debut director Arunaraja Kamaraj not just gives us a film on sports , he also gives a strong message on the farmers plight in our state. He also balances it with light comedy and doesn’t make it preachy . Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj are the pillars of the film and give great performances. Siva Karthikeyan’s cameo gives a well needed boost in the second half. Dialogues are well written and executed well in scenes. The only drawback is that the second half moves sluggish and becomes predictable. The team deserves an applause for delivering a family pleasing sports drama. I give the film 5/10

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Seethakathi – Movie review

The film portrays the veteran Stage actor Ayya Aadhimoolam, who has huge respect in the tamil drama society. Though given opportunities in film, he prefers acting in front of the audience. Now as the theatre art form is dwindling, Aadhimoolam and his troop struggles to survive. In a surprising twist he starts to act in films, which makes him a superstar. But nature of today’s filmmaking and commercializing of the art form makes ‘Ayya’ disappointed and he disappears leaving his producers in a tight spot. This creates a frenzy between the fans and the filmmakers. How it ends is the rest of the story.

First Seethakaathi needs patience as it only picks up after the first hour, the director takes his time to build the character and his phenomenon which takes over the film till the end. Balaji Tharaneetharan carefully blends drama to dark comedy which may not appeal to most of the audience, but kept me engaged. Vijay Sethupathy has actor has made a mark, though his fans might be disappointed of his short screen presence. Mouli and rest of the caste has done a fabulous job. Duration and repetitive scenes makes the film dull, though some may argue on the duration. I still feel in 30mins extra and could have been trimmed. The hero of the film for me where the cinematographer and the production design team as they have supported the theme very well. I give the film 4/10

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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2.0 Movie review

Finally we get see the much delayed director Shankar’s 2.0. With much expected from the film , I hope it runs well in the city. The film opens with a man hanging himself in a cell phone tower. The very next day a strange magnetic force attracts all the mobile phones from the users and all the phones vanish in thin air. Mobile phone towers are broken mysteriously and strange murders happens in the city of top people connected with communication authorities. The Government officials calls for an urgent meet with a group of scientists. After thorough research, Vaseegaran (Rajini kanth) suspects the existence of a fifth force and to handle it, he suggests to bring back the Chitti the robot, who is currently dismantled and under government authority. Though the idea is brushed off and military force is brought to handle the situation, the problem becomes huge and finally Chitti is brought back into action. How Vassegaran and Chitti fight this mighty force and bring back peace is the rest of the story.

Only Rajinikanth’s presence and quality VFX saves 2.0. Rajini’s sheer presence as chitti 2.0 in the second half makes the movie alive. The film takes its own time building the story and nurture the villain in the first half, but quality VFX and 3D visualization keeps the audience engaged. Akshay Kumar physically doesn’t have much to do in the film and as for me he is wasted in the film. Story is kept simple but screenplay doesn’t elevate it, that is the weakling in the film. Though BGM is good, lack of songs is a miss in Shankar’s film, having A R Rehman in his arsenal. Watch it only in 3D for its visual grandeur. I give it 5/10.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Sarkar – Movie review

The news of Sundar (Vijay) a CEO of world’s leading company coming to India send shivers to all Indian corporates. Known for his ruthless takeovers around the globe, every company in India is keen on his agenda. But Sundar has come to cast his vote in the elections as it’s his fundamental right. When he comes to know that his vote has been casted by a different person, he legally challenges it and brings light on a 49(p) a section where a person can recast his vote. The corrupt government too doesn’t take this seriously as one vote is not going to change the result which they have orchestrated. Thus starts the cat and mouse game between the corporate monster and the corrupt politicians. Who will win is the rest of the story.

Sarkar was made just for Vijay, as every scene is dominated by him and we cannot take the eyes of him in whole movie. Vijay’s every dialogue and scene was well executed by Murugadoss and team. The action sequences were well done and well supported by the camera team. Movie carefully brings in the instances which happened in the past and present government and punches the needle carefully in the audience’s minds. Other cast members do their job, but Radha Ravi stands out separately. Keethi suresh doesn’t have much in the film, just tags along. ARR’s bgm blasts thru and songs were well executed visually also. A strong performance by Vijay balanced well with a good story & screenplay gives Sarkar 7/10

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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