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Vanamagan – Movie review

Story revolves around Jara( Jayam Ravi) a tribal whose community is threatened by the modern world and people who want to take over their land. When Jara manages to escape he has a accident and lands in hands of Kaavya ( Sayyesha) a rich and spoils heiress who comes to same island to celebrate the new year. Kaavya brings Jara to the modern world, to which his raw innocence and animal like behaviour makes Kavvya’s world upside down. As she manages to bring Jara under control , she also believes that she has get Jara back to his community. How she does that and how Jara get his people out of trouble is the rest of the story.
This is also one of Jeyam Ravi’s experiment in which most of the screen time is given to the female lead and he barely has any dialogue in the film. New comer Sayyeshaa gives a decent performance and shows that she can handle enough screen time. Jayam Ravi makes most of the character but I say it’s a waste for his talent and his caliber. Vfx and music end up crude and useless in the end without any creativity. Though initially comically and engaging, it becomes boring with a dull screenplay after the first hour. Predictable and unimaginative story gives Vanamagan just 3/10

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Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Yakkai – Movie review

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Movie starts with a murder of a Dr.Krishnamurthi ( Radha Ravi) founder of H+ hospital. His murdered body is found in a car which is pushed from the 14th floor of his hospital parking lot. This murder is investigated by Saghayam ( Prakashraj), who is specially appointed for this high profile case. Each clue or person connected to the murder ends up dead or missing. Though son of the murderd Sriram( Guru Somasundaram) knows who is murderer is , he has his own agenda behind this killing. In a parallel story Kathir ( Krishna) is a Viscom student who is in love with Kavitha ( Swathi). Though at first Kavitha neglects Kathir due to his childish nature, falls in love with himafter looking at his kindness. How these two stories are linked, is the rest of the story.
Though Yakkai starts well, an undercooked screenplay makes it a boring movie. Every actor tries to impress and ends up overacting, and with a slow paced storytelling , this just makes the audience irritate. Krishna can do better , but his selection of movies has to more precise and support his style. An average work in all the other departments , make this movie degrade further. Yakkai gets 3/10

 

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Posted by on March 4, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Kadavul irukan kumaru – Movie review

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Kumar (G V Prakash) along with his friend Balaji ( R J Balaji) leaves to Pondicherry on the eve of wedding to have his bachelor’s party. His fiancée Priya ( Nikki Galrani) who is a control freak , allows this as a last party as Kumar convinces that he is having this party to forget his ex girlfriend Nancy (Anandhi) and to become clean after this. But tragedy strikes in Pondicherry and Kumar gets into trouble with the law. How he manages to get back to his wedding is the rest of the story.
With a very known and a predictable story , Kadavul irukan kumaru starts very dull ,but comedy track keeps you alive. G V Prakash manages to fits the character, though needs to work on his acting skills. Both Anandhi and Nikki Galrani have less screen time and very less to offer. Director’s decision for a different voice for Anandhi fails miserably. R J Balaji’s comedy track and Prakash Raj’s character helps the film move and forget the dull and disastrous screenplay. Overall KIK is a movie which can be skipped. I give it 3/10

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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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Thozha – Movie Review

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A story of how a social misfit Seenu( Karthi), and a paraplegic millionaire Vikram ( Nagarjuna) mend their broken lives which were crippled by their past.Seenu who has been disowned by his family, is a petty criminal who has just come out of prison on parole. He is looking for a jobs which will show him as a social worker and get him a permanent release. Vikram a multi millionaire who has become a paralysed neck down after a paragliding accident, is looking for a caretaker. In world which sees him sympathetically , he chooses Seenu who looks at him beyond his handicap. How both their lives changes during this period, and how they help themselves is rest of the story.
Though a remake of the comedy drama “The Intouchables” , Thozha has its own flavour which makes it a feel good film for the whole family. Both Nagarjuna and Karthi carry the film in a smooth path. Karthi with his casual presence and improvement in comedy timing makes him a good choice for the role. Nagarjuna who has to use only his facial expressions for the role,shows his experience as a seasoned actor. Tamanna role was that of a glam doll and was kept to a minimum. Kudos for the team for binding the film with values rather than cheesy commercial elements.The strength of the film was also the weakness, as after a stage in the film you are left with same kind of melodramatic cloud which never comes down pouring.The audience wait for a change in the momentum , which never seen happens. Bgm plays a huge part , but the songs are dry and doesn’t work . Though the team manages to pull it off by decent but a predictable ending , duration of the film spoils the show. I give it 5/10

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Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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Thoongavanam – Movie review

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Diwakar ( Kamal Hassan) and Mani ( Yugi Sethu) are two police officers who intercept a drug convoy, which ends in a shootout killing one of the gang member and Diwakar getting stab wound. Mani who planned this heist wants to sell this and get out of his debts. But things get out of hand when Diwakar’s son is kidnapped by Vittal Rao ( Prakash Raj) who needs his drugs back . Diwakar decides to return the drugs when the drug stash disappears. How Diwakar handles the situation and saves his son is the rest of the story.

Kamal takes centre stage of this film and never lets downs his fans even for a minute. His performance stands out and carries the film. Rest of the cast just accompany and takes his lead. Yugi sethu’s usual over acting and Prakash raj’s casual performance makes it a balance. The action scenes were well choreographed and executed. Ghibran’s music supported the film well. The second half duration spoils the mood of the film and drags till the end. I don’t know why they had to follow each and every element so the original movie , some elements where just done since it was in the original. Thoongavanam ends up being a faithful remake of the original ‘Nuit Blanche’ ( Sleepless night). I give it 5/10 .

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Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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Rudhramadevi -Movie Review

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The story is set in Ancient Kakateya Dynasty, The Kingdom ruled by Raja Ganapathy (Krishnam Raju) who is constantly troubled by his neighboring kingdoms and also by his kings of state who wants his place as king as he is left without a male successor . When Queen finally gives birth to a female child Rudhramadevi both the King and his faithful Minister decides to announce Rudhrama Devi as prince Rudra Devudu to his empire and also rise the female child as a boy . When Rudramadevi comes to age the King decides to reveal the secret but Rudhramadevi tells her father that she will reveal herself only once the kingdom his secure and decides to continue to adorn the male form as Rudra Devudu. How Rudhramadevi saves her kingdom from its enemies and  will she reveal herself forms the rest of the story.
Rudhramadevi is full of notable individual performances by the lead characters. Even though the story works, it lacks creative writing and a strong screenplay. Too many characters with difficult names fails to register in the audience mind. VFX is a good attempt but the fails to impress, the war sequences makes us remember the old Mahabharat TV show of the late 80’s. The only technical team which impresses was the set design by the veteran Thota Tharani . Songs to fails to impress as the movie itself fails elevate the drama . Allu Arjun’s character is very brief and doesn’t carry along, it might not impress his fans. Rana too has very little screen time. 3D doesn’t impress and is disturbing in certain scenes, the convergence in certain compositions makes your eyes pain . On the whole Rudhramadevi doesn’t impress though full of huge names . i give it 4/10

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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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OK Kanmani – movie review

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The most expected film of the summer OK Kanmani released this week. This film also marks the return of much awaited unification of PC Sreeram and Mani Rathinam . Aadhi (Dulquer Salmaan) Tara (Nithya Menen) are two liberal new age youngsters who come Mumbai to follow their dreams. They both are drawn together when they find their ideology of love and marriage match. Both decide to live-in together their remaining days in Mumbai as they have ambitions to go abroad . As the day’s close in their love blossoms, whether they really come to know the difference meaning of love and togetherness forms the rest of the story.

A love story for the new generation with a well chosen cast is presented in the form OK Kanmani. The story even though very predictable has its moments thru a well coordinated screen play.The director brings in this old couple played flawlessly by Prakash Raj and Leela Samson who actually interpret what true love is all about . Dulquer Salmaan plays this next door boy with ease and also handles intense scenes with a lot of gravity,and Nithya Menen proves that she is the actress to look for when you need genuine performer.she plays the pivotal role in the whole movie. This whole film is gift wrapped to us by PC Sreeram, Every frame is been painted and crafted to perfection. I wasn’t too sure of the songs when I heard but by the way it was visualised the songs where given a new life. The main flaw is the film was a little slow towards the end and romance scenes were too fast and never enough time to get engrossed in them. Welcome back Mr.Mani Rathinam with this new age love story. I give it 7/10

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Posted by on April 19, 2015 in Movie Review

 

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