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Kadaikutty Singam – Movie review

Kadaikutty Singam

Film begins with an intro of Perunazhi Ranasingam ( Sathyaraj) the village bigwig who takes care of his village as his family and who is respected among other villages too. Though fortunate to have five daughters thru two wives Vanavan Maadevi (Viji Chandrashekar) and Panjavan Maadevi (Bhanupriya), he still wanted a son to take over his legacy. Finally at his age of 50 , his first wife delivers a baby boy Perunazhi Gunasingam (Karthi). Gunasingam raised by his sisters, is the binding force of the family. His family wants him to marry one of his grownup nieces Chellama (Priya Bhavani Shankar) or Andal (Arthana Binu). And the girls are also fond of their ‘murai maaman’ and dream of their marriage with him. When all is well, till Gunasingam falls in love with Kannukiniyaal (Sayyeshaa) and asks for approval from his sisters. Hell breaks loose between the family and Gunasingam is heartbroke as the family splits. How Gunasingam brings the family back together is the rest of the story.

Pandiaraj id known for clean story and neat presentation, this movie too has the same. From the beginning he concentrates on the importance of farming and the farmers. The cast though huge, doesn’t over power story. Karthi and Sathyaraj perform with ease and others compliment the story well. Sayyeshaa who doesn’t fit in the village girl role does a decent job. For once Soori gives us a simplified comedy track which gels with the genre.  With all the above said, the second half drags you with over melodramatic scenes and resemble TV serials. The preachy dialogues becomes very repetitive and bores the audience . the so called villain character goes baseless. The climax which grows with an big emotional sequence abruptly switches to a fight sequence and ends abruptly. But still Kadaikutty Singam is still watchable and satisfies its target audience. I give it 5/10

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Posted by on July 14, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Sketch – movie review

Jiva alias Sketch (Vikram) is a right hand man of a vehicle financier, anyone who defaults the loan comes into the radar of Sketch and he seizes the vehicle within minutes. He is supported by his Uncle and his friends who help him out. With growing fame and power Sketch also becomes the target of other gangs who are waiting for chance to get rid of him. When he challenged to seize a car of a well-known Kingpin who is long due of his Loan, he agrees to do it and also seizes the vehicle. This becomes the turning point in his life as the kingpin targets sketch and his friends and decides to kill them. How this ends for sketch is the rest of the story.

In the genre of Gemini and Rajapattai , Vikram once again steps into a thug role in Sketch. The first half goes in a steady pace, but loses track in-between and goes of course in romance and unwanted songs. Though it picks up in the second half, the audience lose their patience by that time.Tammanaa doesn’t have much of role in the movie, the character could have been avoided. Vikram has done well but the story loops forever, with unnecessary lags which irritates the audience. Interval block and climax scenes are highlights of the film, but the rest could have been done better. Sketch gets 4/10

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Nenjil Thunivirunthal – Movie review

Kumar(Sundeep) and Mahesh( Vikranth) are close friends . Mahesh is aggressive in nature whereas Kumar wants to lead a simple life without any issues. Mahesh and Kumar’s sister Anu are in love and they keep their relationship in secrecy . Kumar cares for Mahesh so much that it often gets him into trouble too. Parallel to this, the city has a ruthless gang lead by Duraipaandi( Harish Utthaman) who just doesn’t do illegal stuff , but makes use of the situation to his development. Things get heated up when Mahesh gets in the way of a illegal Real estate business and he becomes a target for Durai paandi’s gang. How Kumar manages to sort out all of this is the rest of the story.
Director suseendharan is known for his films having a strong friend relation, a story revolving middle class families and a ruthless villain. This also has the same formula but with little twist. Sundeep is still in his moulding form so he has to learn more , but happy to know that he is choosing right roles. Vikranth does his role to perfection, pity he is just been used as a sidekick. Harish Utthaman is gritty and matches the role perfectly. Saying that the story lacks balance , it moves off course in between and comes back into play and finishes incomplete. Dialogues could have been better and planned with the sequence as they looked bold in between and pale in the rest.The whole love angle of Sundeep’s character was unnecessary and could have been totally avoided. Music is big letdown and doesn’t work out except for bgm in some scenes. Overall movie is fine but doesn’t satisfy the audience in the end. I give it 3/10

 

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Katha Nayagan – Movie review

Thambi durai ( Vishnu) and Anna Durai ( Soori) are best friends who get together after they were separated in their school days. Thambi Durai who is very cautious and fearful in nature often gets into trouble but finds the easy way out. When he falls in love with Kanmani( Catherine Theresa) and approaches her parents get their approval for marriage. But Kanmani’s father who doesn’t approve of Thambi durai’s nature embarrasses both him and his family . Thambi Durai who wants to marry Kanmani tries to pick fight with the local gang. How this transforms his life is the rest of the story.
Just like his previous film, this too depends on just comic scenes, and leaves the content empty. With very thin storyline and mediocre presentation the film fails to impress. Vishnu and Soori pair up good, but Catherine is out of place . The whole cast manages to blend with the movie but directionless screenplay doesn’t improve the movie’s dull status . With intermittent comic scenes which only brings brief laughter the movie gets 3/10

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae – Movie review

Vasu (jiva) is a real estate dealer who has a 100% success rate in selling properties, he evens sells the worst and non saleable properties by running scams with his close friend Sooranam( Soori). His only ambition in his life is buy his own big house and make his mother ( Raadhika) happy. He finally buys a huge house and moves into it with his extended family. When he lands up he finds there is already a family living there claiming to be the descendants of the actual owner. They finally come to an agreement and live together until the matter is solved , not knowing that the house is already haunted. How they survive in the house with the ghost is the rest of the story.

Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thoare has all the ingredients for comedy horror , a simple story which equally blends in comedy and horror with a good cast. Jiva  suits the main character and gives a decent performance. Sridivya manages to keep track in the film but doesn’t have scope in the film. Comedy track is taken care of Soori and Thambi Ramaiya who manages to keep the audience entertained, but double meaning and adult comedy could have been avoided as this film is targeted towards family audience. Songs are not appealing and doesn’t go with the film. Second half is much slower and drags towards a predictable climax. I give the film 4/10

 
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Posted by on May 22, 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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RajiniMurugan – Movie Review

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Rajini Murugan ( Siva Karthikeyan) is a idler living in Madurai with his parents who are school teachers . He and his friend Thotathri(Soori), often get into trouble with their antics. Rajini Murugan Is in love with his childhood sweet heart Karthika ( Keerthi Suresh) but a foolish mis-understanding in the past between their fathers keeps them apart. He realises its high time he change his attitude and starts a business along with his friend. Even though he works hard,none of business survive. Finally his grandfather Ayyankalai ( Rajkiran) comes forward to help him, he asks Rajini Murugan to sell the ancestral property and start a business with his share. For that he has to bring all his relatives around the globe and complete this task, when a new problem arises. How he manages to fight this is the rest of the story.
Rajini Murugan turns out to be a nice comedy drama which the whole family can sit and enjoy, Siva Karthikeyan and Soori combo works perfectly and Keerthi Suresh gives a decent performance. A good ensemble of a cast makes the film complete. But the duration of the film and lack of a good screenplay makes the film a never ending noodle. Comedy helps in sitting through the film but becomes repetitive and dull after some time.The highlight of the film is the cinematography by Balasubramaniem who manages to keep every frame a masterpiece . Songs give a brief relief in between but too many of them make them uneasy. Overall Rajini Murugan keeps the audience come out on a smiling note which is a plus for any film. I give it 5/10

 

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Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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