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Mersal – Movie review

Till the day before Diwali, Mersal went through several issues, first the title row, then came confusion on the ticket pricing and finally the animal welfare board clearing which was needed for some scenes of the film. All this and Mersal released with maximum shows playing it in the city. The story starts with disappearance of key hospital staff and doctor which creates chaos across the city. When this criminal act is linked with Doctor Maran (Vijay) known as “the five rupees doctor” , the plot develops towards the medical practitioners and their service which is currently becoming the top industry in the country. How Maran is connected to this and how this ends is the rest of the story.

Though rumors started as this story is version of Apoorva Sagodharargal which also had triple character of the lead role Kamal Hassan, this one is a clearly is different with just a pinch of its flavor. Atlee has meticulously worked in the close knit story and well made screenplay by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad while acquiring the best from his lead role. Vijay has performed well and there are lots of mass scenes and moments which were tailored to make his fans go crazy. SJ Surya has done a good job and becoming top actors in the villain roles. Kajal Agarwal and Samantha have their moments but Nithya Menen is good and overcomes others by her performance. Vadivelu ,Kovai Sarala and Satyaraj have very little to offer but do their roles decently. Duration might look long for some, but was just right for me. Story is predictable which might cause dullness among the audience and songs could have been visualized better. Mersal gets 6/10

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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Movie Review


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Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (AAA) – movie review

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (AAA), directed by Adhik Ravichandran got released this week without much publicity. Film starts in Dubai inside the police head quarters where the story of Madura Micheal unfolds through an interrogation. Madura Micheal ( STR) a loyal rowdy working for the local don Senthamarai. Though Micheal is always looking for trouble, he loves Selvi (Sherya Saran) who lives in the same village. When Selvi tries to pull Michael away from his criminal life consistently but fails. But when Micheal decides to run away with Selvi, he is double crossed and captured. What happens in Micheal’s life after that is the rest of the story.
The story follows a single person life in two different time periods. First half starts promisingly , but the second half his total rubbish and waste of your time and towards the end makes one wonder why this movie came onscreen itself. STR is quiet good as Madura Micheal though the character has nothing new to offer. Sherya Saran looks old and miserable in her character. Tamannaah both bubbly and glamorous is fine but not enough role in the of the cast just tag along and stink in the same rubbish dump. It gets 1/10



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Posted by on June 25, 2017 in Movie Review


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Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva – movie review

After a lot of hurdles and shuffled release dates Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva releases this week. Chennai is ruled by G.K.Raja (Ashutosh Rana) a ruthless MP , who dominates Chennai city real estates business . He is pain for the Police Commissioner (Sathyaraj) who is unable to put him behind bars as he never leaves a trace of evidence and rest of them are afraid of him. In comes Shiva(Raghava Lawrence) an young Police officer who transfers himself to Chennai with a past connecting the Commissioner. Upon joining duty he joins hands with G.K and helps him in his illegal ways, which irritates the commissioner even more. Only then he comes to know that Shiva is his lost son. Why is Shiva working against his father and how his father guides him back to the right side of the law is the rest of the story.

Being the remake of the Telugu movie Pattas, the director doesn’t change anything at the screen play level. Raghava Lawrence tries to keep us engaged , but a predictive storyline and spineless direction the movie fails to impress. Though songs are made for Lawrence, tunes or phrases are not catchy. Nikki Galrani was just a glamour doll, and has very less screen time. Villain was more comical than ruthless , and was just shouting all the doesn’t offer anything new and ends very predictive and bland. I give the movie 4/10

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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Movie Review


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Aranmanai 2 – Movie Review

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After a decent success over Aranmanai last year, the second installment Aranmanai 2 realeased last Friday in theaters. The story begins in Koviloor village; a group of witch doctors try to awaken the evil spirits for their business to thrive. When an unknown and a powerful spirit wakes up and target the village headman’s (Radha Ravi) family. Why the evil spirt is tormenting the family and do they survive its fury, makes the rest of the story.

Even though the story of Aranmanai 2 starts with a decent line, it struggles to maintain continuity and fails miserably. Comedy dominates the whole film but half the time it only annoys the audience. Antics between Kovai Sarala and Soori tortures the audience, their combo is a big disappointment. The whole ensemble of a cast just fills the space and but fails to entertain the audience. Songs by hip hop Tamizhan is big failure, especially the devotional climax song is too noisy and Kushboo’s dancing for it makes it ugly. Lack of an entertaining story and a screenplay makes the film a total mess. I give it 2/10



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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Movie Review


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Kaanchana 2 – movie review

Raghavendra Lawrence choreographer, actor and director comes back with the 2nd installment of his super hit Kaanchana . The story continues from the last movie as Raghava (Lawrence) still in fear of darkness, ghosts and clings on his mothers hip whenever he is scared. He is called by his superior where he works as a cameraman in a tv channel to do a show on ghosts to rise the TRP of their channel. He disagrees first but later agrees to join the crew when he comes to know Nandhitha (Taapsee) is leading the show.They choose an abandoned old house near the coast to shoot the show. While shooting on the beach they Nandhitha finds a Thaali buried in the sand, suddenly the weather changes and they are threatened by a storm and they hurry back to their guest house. A series of events happens in the guest house showing a paranormal presence by which crew is tormented. Nandhitha soon finds out that these events began soon after they come into the possession of the Thaali. And she comes to know that it belongs to a distressed soul. What happens next and how they affected buy this forms the rest of the story.

Even though the story is predictable and the cast is very similar to the last film, the entertainment level never reduces . A pure blend of horror and comedy keeps the first half fully engaged. The second half is dominated by the ladies, Taapsee, Kovai Sarala and Nithya Menon who give wonderful performance. Lawrence timing and performance in comedy and horror scenes is good and brings a wave of cheer in the theatre. Songs are a big let down and doesn’t register at all. 2nd half runs at very slow pace and the climax stunts is not well choreographed. Nevertheless the movie is a complete entertainer for all ages and leaves everyone satisfied as they leave the theatre. I give it 5/10

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Movie Review


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Aranmanai – Movie review


The story revolves inside Aranmanai an ancestral house in a village. The family which has been separated over the years lands in the village to sell it to a local headman. There is the newlywed couple Murali (Vinay Rai) and Madhavi (Andrea Jeremiah), Maya (Raai Laxmi) and her father, Kovai Sarla, her husband Manobala and son Nithin Sathya. Santhanam a local crook joins as a cook looking for a proof which also makes him an heir to this property. Sundar C plays Ravi, Madhavi’s brother. From the day the family enters the house mystery glooms around and one by one the servants disappear. Each one of the family members senses a ghostly presence in the house. Madhavi is worried as she senses that there might be a danger to her husband. Ravi assures Madhavi that he will ensure Ravi safety and begins to investigate. What will he find out and how he solves this mystery forms the rest of the story.

After giving mediocre hits like Kalakalappu and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru , Sundar C yet again disappoints his fans by giving a very predictable horror story. The narration is slow, horror sequences very repetitive and not scary, even the ghostly presence seems very artificial and painted. Comedy gives some relief but that to become ugly in some places. Vinay and Nitin Satya are a miscast in the whole ensemble. Andrea and Hansika are the two main actors and they have performed to their characters. The worst is the music and the songs which doesn’t stick to the film and drags the movie even more. Second half proves to be much slower than the first, the whole 161minutes seemed never-ending. I give the film 2/10 .


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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Movie Review


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