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Oththa Seruppu Size -7 – movie review

Othatha Seruppu size 7 is produced, conceived and acted by one and only Parthiban. The story starts with the interrogation of Masilamani ( Parthiban) who is brought in as a suspect of a brutal murder of a business man. As the interrogation starts, Masilamani shows unusual behaviour which diverts the cops to different conclusions , but as Masilamani confesses not to one but more murders , the cops understand Masilamani is not a common man but a man with a serious motive.
What makes this movie unique is the way Parthiban conceived this movie showing only one character in the frame till the end. All others characters register only thru voice , but the way Parthiban has conceived each other character and the way it has been interpreted to the story makes it seam less and we barely miss them as actors. Cinematographer Ramji plays a unique role in framing each shot which gives Parthiban as an actor to perform and as a director to conceive the story. Parthiban provides twists in exact places were the story gets slow, and keeps the momentum high till the end.music and BGM keeps us engaged till the end. Though I was very skeptical in seeing the film , based on his previous experimental attempts . this proved the best of his films. A must watch, I give it 9/10

 

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Posted by on October 6, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Asuran – Movie review

Asuran is a adaption of Poomani’s novel “Vekkai”, directed by Vetri Karan and lead played by Dhanush. The film starts with Sivaswamy (Dhanush) and his Chidambaram (Ken) are on the run from the mob of the upper caste as tension rises in the village after a murder has happened. His wife Pacchaiamma (Manju Warrier)and younger daughter are also on the run in the opposite direction to misdirect the mob. We are then told about Sivaswamy’s family history and how people of their community are swindled of ancestral land by the upper caste. But Sivaswamy being a Pacifist always does what’s right to the family and evades trouble by being neutral. Trouble starts when his eldest son Murugan (Tee Jay) opposes Narasimhman ( Aadukalam Neran) and humiliates him. What follows are a series of events which turns the family upside down. How Sivaswamy guides his family away from danger is the rest of the movie.

The combo of Dhanush and VetriMaran is itself elevates the movie’s expectations . Though it might seem like a simple plot, Dhanush’s acting takes the movie to different heights. Dhanush relives the character not just physically , but by heart too. His transformation into character is what might has been the best performance by him so far. Manju Warrier too performs well in her given screen time. Vetri Maaran brings the best in each of the cast in their character which completes the film. Especially the two boys Ken and TeeJay who play the sons of Dhanush . GV prakash’s music plays an integral part in the film.That said the second half becomes a bit dragged which leads to a predictable ending. Asuran stands tall with Dhanush’s performance. I give it 7/10

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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6 Underground – Moview review

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy – Movie review

The Movie starts midst battle between Jhansi Rani and the British, were her troops are outnumbered and are ready to surrender themselves. Jhansi Rani then tell the troops the story of Narasimha reddy who started the revolt in the south against the British which eventually spread to all corners of the country. Set in Renaadu in the 1840’s , Narasimha reddy was one of the 16 palegars under the British East India company, though they were under the British, he was groomed under guru Gosayi Venkanna (Amitabh Bachan) waiting for the right moment to go against the British. But as the British increase their unjust treatment, Narasimha Reddy gathers all the 16 palagars and kick starts the revolution, how far does he go is the rest of the story.

Mega Star Chiranjeevi takes control of the movie from the beginning, and mesmerizes till the end. Director Surender Reddy doesn’t overdo the story with lot of emotions which is the plus and the minus of the film. The grandeur was just right in the film and did not dominate the story. The cast was well chosen and had equal weightage throughout which worked well. Both the leading ladies Nayanthara and Tammanah had equal screen time in which they could do justice in their performances. VFX was does too good and seamless. Cinematography by Rathnavelu was done well to capture the essence of the ancient India. The Duration was a little long in the second half and climax was a bit too heavy, other than that the film is a must watch, I give it 6/10

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Namma Veettu Pillai – Movie review

Director Pandiraj once again brings us to village Family drama , this focuses more on brother and sister relationship. Arulmozhi varman (Bharathiraja) has three sons and daughters, each one an peculiar character played by well known cast. We focus on Arumpon his grandson of his late second son Bose( Samuthirai kani). Arumpon the village’s favourite , always there to the needed and keeps the huge family also in a tight circle. Arumpon’s  sister thulasi( Aiswaraya Rajesh) are veryt close and are inseparable. Though Arumpon and his mother wants Thulasi to get married and settled but we see past tragedy which involves Thulasi which becomes a hindrance in her life. Finally a distant relative Ayyanaar ( Natraj)agrees to marry Thulasi, who Arumpon doesn’t approve. But Ayyanar shoes his true colors as we come to know that he marries Thulasi to take revenge on Arumpon. What happens next is the rest of the story.

Namma Veetu Pillai comes with great expectation after Kadai kuuty Singam from Pandiraj. Even more from Siva Karthikeyan as his last few films didn’t make well in box office. The story takes its own time , nearly the first half is taken to introduce all the characters in the film . interval is predictable , and so is the second half  but emotions are elevated towards the climax. Siva does his best and concentrates more on emotion rather than half boiled jokes. Suri too delivers a neat comic track along with  Anbukkarasu ( Pandiraj’s son) who cracks one liners which makes us smile. Aiswaraya rajesh plays the perfect role along with Archana as her mother and well supported by Bharathi raja. Except for the climax the rest of the scenes are not new to Tamil cinema, just modernised versions. Imman music works perfectly to elevate emotional scenes. Namma veetu pillai works to a level, but nothing new. I give 5/10

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Kaapan – Movie review

The film starts with Kathir( Surya) planting bombs on a running oil tanker train, and cuts into a flash backs which starts 6 months back. We see Kathir as a farmer creating a green revolution using only natural resources for framing. But we also see him planning a strike in nearby military base filled with chemical weapons. Parallel to this we see an assassination threat against the Prime Minister Chandrakant Varma (Mohanlal) being contained by the secret service. We then come to know that Kathir is a secret agent working closely under the government. The Prime minister appoints Kathir as his personal body guard as the threats have been consistent. But Tragedy strikes when the Prime minister visits Kashmir and dies in a bomb blast. Worst even Kathir becomes one of the suspect. How Kathir eliminates the terrorists group behind this is the rest of the story.

Director KV Anand keeps us quiet engaged with lot of things in the first half, though this creates various paths in the story this also creates frustration as it leads to no where. Forced songs sequences irritates and music doesn’t merge with the film at all. Surya though has performed to his best to the character, but is finally left behind as the story and screenplay fails miserably in the second half. Though some key scenes bring out some interest to audience, the film collapses with too many things to follow and becomes a big mess in the climax. Sayyeshaa just manages through in the film, and one wonders why Arya was casted in the film at all. Kaapan is over cooked with lot of things and ends undigested .          I give it 4/10

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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Magamuni – Movie review

Maga (Arya) is a call taxi driver, he is married to Viji( Indhuja) and has a 5 year old son. Maga leads a double life as a taxi driver and also works as a hitman to a local political leader Muthuraj (Ilavarasu). Maga is very loyal to Muthuraj, but when Muthuraj goes ahead in the political hierarchy, his enemies target for revenge Maga as they can’t touch Muthuraj. On a parallel track Muni (Arya) is an educated organic farmer in a village near Erode, leads a disciplined life away from all the buzz of the city life. When both Maga and Muni’s life cross paths tragedy breaks and forms the rest of the story.

Santhakumar who director the acclaimed Mouna Guru, comes with his second film Magamuni. What stands out in the film is the way Santhkumar fills up deep philosophical lines very casually in between the dialogues and scenes which forms the highlight in the whole film. Arya after Bala’s  Naan Kadavul, performs to his best in this film. Induja delivers to maximum but I have to say that her character is wasted in the film as of most of the cast. Though most of the film follows with philosophical lines the story develops quiet intriguing in the first half, but the second fails miserably and ends with a lot of unanswered questions. Magamuni is watchable to an extent.i give it 4/10

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2019 in Movie Review

 

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