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Vada Chennai – Movie review

Vada chennai begins in 1987 with an aftermath of a gruesome murder, where the killers Guna( Samuthirakani), Senthil( Kishore) , Velu (Pavan) and Pazhani(Deena) are planning how to take over the business now as they have killed their leader. Very soon they break their bond and they become as rival gangs waiting to get to each other throats when they have a chance . Cut to the year 2000 we are introduced to Anbu (Danush) a young carrom champ who lands up in prison over a minor scuffle with one of Guna’s men. As the prison is divide between Guna and Senthil’s gang, Anbu must win over Senthil’s goodwill to save himself. How Anbu’s life goes through ups and downs and how he finally understands what really is his destiny, is the rest of the story.
The narrative of Vetri Maaran goes back and forth between years adding details to each character and their motives and who they in the epic drama which is said to be written as 2parts. Vetri Maaran as a crafted story teller brings the audience under a spell with well written and executed film. It’s not just Dhanush who excels in his character, almost every actor gets in to the character and performs well . Every technical department from production design to cinematography do their part and bring this drama to success. Music by Santhosh Narayanan is top notch.The only flaw is that is at some point not all the audience can keep track of the back and forth switching between years of the story, it takes time sync in. Violence and unmuted foul language makes it unwatchable to the family audiences. Vada Chennai gets 7/10

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Posted by on October 20, 2018 in Movie Review


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Goli soda 2 -Movie review

Goli soda 2 starts similar to previous venture. Siva ( Vinod ) a hard working auto driver, Maaran (Bharath seeni) a loyal driver for a local don and finally Oli( Esaki Bharath) an orphan who wants escalate himself in life. When all three of them have a chance to bring an identity to themselves , they are crushed to the floor in various circumstances . How they fight to regain their identity is the rest of the story.
Though the director Vijay Milton takes his own time the form the story line and foundation for the three main characters, the movie picks up pace towards the end of then first half, but looses its form in the second half and finishes in a hurry . All three main actors have performed well and they are matched perfectly charming counter parts and supported well with Samuthirai Kani’s character . Music was a disaster , only the one song stood out , but that too was visually weak. Golisoda 2 though predictable had its moments but failed to creates its identity. I give it 5/10

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Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Movie Review


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Kaala – Movie review


From the first frame to the end Kaala show the importance of land, and how the power hungry are greedy and try to dominate by controlling it. Films starts at Dharavi in Mumbai where politicians try to seize land in the name of a pure drive. While the migrants from all around the state had settled there and built the place. Karikaalan alias Kaala (Rajini kanth) from Tirunelveli, who with his father has built Dharavi, fights for keeping the land safe from a mighty king maker and politician Hari Dada (Nana Patekar). For Kaala its his right to defend his land and for Hari Dada it prestige issue to acquire it.  Who wins this battle is the rest of the story.

Its purely PA Ranjith’s film though Rajini dominates the screen from word go. The director keeps it casual and balances the power in the role of Kaala. For me this is the best performance of Rajini in the last two decades. Rest of cast was at its best, mainly the female actors were at there best, especially Easwari rao was fabulous as kaala’s wife and play a very important role. For Nan Patekar this is just a walk in the park, though his presence is seen only the second half, he does best. The BGM and songs were als at its best by Santosh Narayanan. Visuals where also done well. Though story was very predictable screeplay and presentation made it a good package. Running time was the only flaw as the second half was slow and hurried towards the end. Kaala a pure PA Ranjith’s film. I give it 7/10

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Posted by on June 8, 2018 in Movie Review


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Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2 – Movie review

After the success of Velai Illa Pattadhari (VIP) follows VIP 2 directed by  Soundarya Rajnikanth and story by Dhanush . In the story we follow Raghuvaran (Dhanush) our hero , is now married to Shalini ( Amala Paul) and getting used to married life. We are also introduced to another character Vasundara played by Kajol who is returning to tamil cinema after two decades. Vasundara who runs the top architectural firm in South India, wants Raghuvaran in her firm after he wins the prestigious Engineer of the year award. But Raghuvaran’s who wants to start his own firm says no to the offer. This triggers a chain of reactions and adds fuel to the ego war between Vasundara and Raghuvaran. How Raghuvaran manages to tackle Vasundara’s rage is the rest of the story.

Though the films starts with a fresh face of Kajol , the movie doesn’t offer anything new. We find traces of Padaiyappa in Dhanush and Kajol encounters. The first half is faster than the second half which drags to a clumsy finish. Though Kajol dominates the screen along with Dhanush , weak storyline and lifeless screenplay makes the second half unbearable. Addition of characters from the previous part makes the first half enjoyable but the same flow is not maintained in the second half. Dialogues written by Dhanush manages to create his fans roar in the theatres but nothing stays in the mind after you come out of the theaters. Music was a big letdown from Anirudh  as well. Overall the movie gets 4/10

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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Movie Review


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Thondan – Movie review

Vishnu ( Samuthirakani) is a emergency Ambulance driver, who looks this as a public service more than a job. He his so committed that once patient is in his vehicle he makes it a point to get to the hospital on time. He even manages to turn his drunkard friend Vignesh into medical attendant and finds him a job. When he saves a man who left bleeding behind in a political murder, he earns the enemity of the local politician son Narayanan(Namo Narayanan). Things get more complicated when the politician brother ends up dead in his emergency vehicle when he is taken to the hospital for medical help. The politician owes to take revenge on Vishnu and his family . How Vishnu diverts the politician and manages to save is family is the rest of the story.
Though it was clear that this was going to be a film with Samuthirakani preaching non stop in the film, we thought there would be story to support it. But film lacks a decent screen play and wanders up and down loses it way. Samuthirakani even tries his hands in some romance , but fails miserably . Vikranth gives a decent performance, and so does Arthana who comes as Samuthirakani’s sister. First half is slow and picks up speed before the break. Second half is cluttered but ends decent . More messages but less story gives the film 4/10.

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Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Movie Review


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Vetrivel – Movie Review


Vetrivel which is directed by Vasanthamani opens in a rural backdrop, where caste system overtakes human values and life itself. Saravanan (Ananth Nag) and Subha (Varsha) are lovers studying in the same college. Subha is worried as her father Rajamanikam (Prabhu) intend to get her married soon after their studies and that too to a person of the same caste. Saravanan approaches Vetrivel (Sasikumar) his elder brother for help. Vetrivel tries to reason with the parents on both sides to make this work but his attempt ends in vain. Finally they try to kidnap Subha in a temple festival which ends wrong and Vetrivel’s world is turned upside down. How Vetrivel manages to overcome this situation and brings the lovers together is the rest of the story.

Vetrivel main strength is the ensemble of cast backed with a good performance. Sasi kumar offers nothing new and keeps his role in perfect degree, but he could have avoided those dance steps and the intro song. Viji Chandrasekar and Ilavarasu dominate in their roles and outperform everyone. New faces Varsha and Nikkila give a decent performance and Mia George and Prabhu’s role has been underplayed. Comedy track Thambi ramaiya too doesn’t gel in the movie and slows down the pace. In fact the duration and editing are the main flaws in the film. The director too tries to merge all emotions in the second half which leave the film half cooked. Imman impresses which just one song and the rest is worthless. The story too is very predictable and the pace of the film makes it worse. Vetri vel is a old wine bottle, wiped and kept backed in the display. I give it 3/10


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Posted by on April 23, 2016 in Movie Review


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Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum – Movie Review


Film starts as Yazhini (Madonna Sebastian) a University Graduate who leaves her hometown with determination and dreams of making it big in the city. Reluctant at first her parents finally agree with her and send her to work. Things don’t work right for Yazhini as her company is shut down in a few months and she is out of job. Unable to make ends meet she is forced to move to one room apartment while searching for a new Job. That’s when she meets her neighbor Kathir(Vijay Sethupathy) , a good for nothing small time gangster . Kathir has just returned after serving 5 years in Jail for his boss who owns a chain of liquor bars .and he hopes his boss would reward him for his term in jail .Frustrated with his life he often gets into trouble and ends beaten up always. Initially both of Yazhini and Kathir don’t get along well, but soon they both form an unusual friendship after he helps her out a few times. How these two get along with each other and whether their lives changes is the rest of the story.

Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum is a remake of Korean romantic drama, “My Dear Desperado.” Though a remake, Director Nalan Kumaraswamy’s execution is flawless and Vijay Sethupathy has performed well to the character. In fact I couldn’t replace any actor to this role. His casual dialogue delivery and slothful presence was natural. Madonna too was near perfect to the role, just her dubbing could have been better. Casting was perfect throughout and well balanced, not a single character was wasted. The only flaw of the film was the slow narrative which was visible throughout. Santhosh Narayanan’s songs were OK and BGM was experimental, but well supportive to the narration.Though the ending could have been better .This team deserve a round of applause for their efforts. I give it 6/10


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Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Movie Review


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