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Bangalore naatkal – Movie Review

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Bangalore Naatkal is an Indian Tamil comedy drama film directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar, which is a remake of the 2014 Malayalam film Bangalore Days written and directed by Anjali Menon. Arjun (Arya), Kannan alias Kutty (Bobby Simha) and Divya(SriDivya) are inseparable cousins who have different dreams of their future , but one common dream is that they settle down in Bangalore and enjoy rest of their life. Arjun is a rebel from his childhood days, lives away from his from a dysfunctional family and enjoy lives to the movement but lacks commitment, Kutty lands in Bangalore in a software job but soon misses his native place and feels awkward living in the city. Divya who wants to pursue her studies is forced into marriage with Prasad (Rana) who resides at Bangalore. Arjun joins them in Bangalore as a racing Bike Mechanic and rest of story is how their lives go through a roller-coaster ride in their city of dreams.

Remakes are never easy as the original always has a cultural flavor, and the actors performances are always in a comparative mode. But the director made sure that he stuck to the original script and didn’t deviate and gave us a decent remake. SriDivya and Parvathy are key actors who never let their character down, For Rana it was huge step to doing a character like this but it could have been better. Arya gave us a decent performance, but Bobby Simha was a total mismatch for the character and his narration throughout the film made it sound awkward. Bangalore Naatkal maybe a decent flick for the ones who skipped the original version. I give it 4/10

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Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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Yatchan – Movie Review

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Is about lives of two men which change thru an event of mistaken identity. Chinna(Arya) who is a street thug who is on the run and Karthik (Kreshna) who is trying to get into the movies as an actor . Both of them land in Chennai to decide their fate. Chinna desperate to get of the country accepts to commit murder and Karthik is chosen to act in a block buster film. Both their lives takes a twist when their pick up vehicle changes and they land up in alternate destination. How they get out from this predicament is the rest of the story.

As a story Yatchan is strong, but failure in executing it makes it a loser. With too many characters and lousy screenplay makes it hard to digest. Performance wise Arya and Swathi do a decent job, but Kreshna and Deepa Sannadhi looks artificial. Thambi ramaiya deserves a mention though. There is disturbing performance by RJ Balaji which could have been avoided. Songs by Yuvan doesn’t register but BGM is notable. Altogether doesn’t look or feel like Vishnuvaradhan’s film which always has an offbeat touch. I give it 3/10

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Posted by on September 12, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga – Movie review

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Vasu ( Santhanam) and Saravanan (Arya) are childhood friends and business partners. When Vasu gets married, his wife is tormented by saravanan’s practical jokes and interference in vasu’s life. So she gives Vasu 6 months time to end saravanan’s friendship or end their relationship. Vasu unable to end Saravanan’s friendship tries to convince him into marriage so that he may be deviated from thief friendship. How he finds a partner for his friend and manages to keep his marriage intact is the rest of the story.
Being Arya’s 25th film , I expected some sort of meaningful story under his own banner. But with just a thin storyline with just jokes stuck around it, this movie doesn’t appeal to the audience. Everyone in the cast joins the sarcastic joke act and and at a certain point it becomes unbearable. Santhanam’s jokes seems to have been dried up . Tamannah does more than just being a glamour doll, she gets into the act in this comedy genre and does a modest job. Saying that the movie just flies off , and does not drag anywhere. Imman’s music does brings up some life in the movie but doesn’t support enough. This movie gets 4/10

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Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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Purampokku engira podhuvudamai – movie review

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The story follows Balusamy (arya)who is a part of a communist organisation which fight for the people, but is branded as a terrorist by law. He is given the capital punishment when he is caught in an attempt to blow a military circuit.he is sent to a secured prison under the strict Jailer (Macaulay) Shaam,where he will spend his last few days before he is executed.Meanwhile his compatriots from his organisation plan his escape plan with the help of the jail hangman Yemalingam (Vijay Sethupathy). Whether Balu escapes from the prison or faces his execution forms the rest of the story.

Director Jannanathan is known to spreads communist ideas through his films and he does it also in this film. Arya’s character has so much of depth , but he fails to execute in his acting and dialogue delivery . Vijay Sethupathy brings in some comic relief and gives a decent performance. Shaam also gives a good performance as a Jail superintendent. Karthika Nair fairs in her character but has to work on her expressions other than just twitching her eyebrows. On the technical side art director Selva deserve an applause has his set design of the jail compound looks realistic in all corners as most of story revolves in it. Editing is a disaster as the audience groan in the second half. Dialogues at some places seems good but fails in delivery.Songs has no significance nor connection in the story and could have been avoided. The movie lacks a good screenplay and ends up as just few decent scenes without a string to connect them together. I give it 3/10.

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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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Meagamann – Movie Review

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Meagamann ‘s story unfolds in the backdrop of Goa, following a drug cartel run by Jothi Bhai (Ashutosh Rana) and his gang. Siva (Arya) a cop is working in the gang as an undercover agent to expose the gang. Jothi bhai maintains a low profile only a few close associates know him by face and his location. When Siva devises a plan to flush out Jothi Bhai in the open, the gang is warned about a traitor in the group. How Siva uses his wits to outsmart the gang and brings them to justice is the rest of the story.

Even though Meagamann has a list of interesting scenes, it still lacks a crisp screenplay to hold the audience in place. Arya is well suited for the character and does a decent job. The huge cast is also well chosen for the subject, but there are too many characters in play that suddenly disappear towards the end. Hansika has very limited screen time, her character could have easily avoided in the film. Editing could have been much better .Action sequences and Background score add shine to the boring and a lengthy movie. I give it 4/10

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Posted by on December 26, 2014 in Movie Review

 

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Amara Kaaviyam – Movie review

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The Story set in 1980’s opens with Jeeva (Satya) taken to court by the police. From there the story starts in the form of a flashback. Jeeva and Balaji are class XII students and very close friends. Balaji falls in love with Karthika(Miya George) who studies in the same school and a family friend . Balaji who is afraid to express his feeling to Karthika asks Jeeva to express his love to her on his behalf. But Karthika tells Jeeva that she loves him and not Balaji, thus starts their love story. When their family comes to know about their love, they are totally against it and a series of events makes both families against each other. The two decide to stop seeing each other until their exams, but Karthika’s father cleverly packs the family off to Coimbatore spreading false rumours that they have shifted to Chennai. Thus leaving Jeeva Grief-stricken . Will Jeeva meet Karthika again forms the rest of the story.

Amara Kaaviyam reminds me of the films of mid 80’s and is certainly not for the fast paced teens of this generation. The movie is extremely slow and very predictable. Satya acting is not expressive and always has a dumb look throughout the film. Miya George gives a good performance, and we can see more of her in the near future. Gibran’s music was the pick of the whole lot. Without his music the movie would have been lifeless. The movie has nothing new to the audience thus ends up boring. it give it 3/10

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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Movie Review

 

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Irandam Ulagam – Movie Review

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Two love stories in occuring in parallel worlds is the story of irandam ulagam, in our world Ramya (Anushka)
a doctor falls in love with the kind hearted Madhubalakrishna(Arya) a college professor.While in the fantasy world filled with mythical creatures and enchanting forests Maruva(Arya) lazy and useless son of the army general is always behind Varna (Anushka) a high spirited woman who wants to join the king’s army .The story alternates between two worlds showing the love of both their lives.How they end up in their love life and do both the worlds merge ? forms the rest of the story.

Director Selvaraghavan’s films has always had love as the main theme for all his films, this one is no different, but he has taken a step further to show love across two worlds and with a complicated script.
From the first frame there is no chemistry between both the lead actors.their acting was very robotic and cold stiff. Why was the fantasy world shot in a foreign country where everyone is white skin and our two lead Indian actors looking odd among them.Making every foreign actors speak non sync Tamil was the highest point of nonprofessional conduct .The editing could have been better and an easy 25 minutes could have been reduced .The first half was slow and the second half was very sleepy.The audiences became very irritated and disappointed towards the end .Music was unheard through out the film except for the first two songs .The cinematographer had no scope in the film with 60% of the film was in the fantasy world which was just overlapped with artificial colors making it look very cheap and non cinematic. VFX was the worst,don’t know whether it was lack of time or funding for it .Over all a big disappointment from the whole team. i give it 1/10

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Movie Review

 

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