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96 – Movie review

Ram( Vijay Sethupathy) a travel photographer lives alone , always on the go and living where the nature takes him. On one of his teaching projects he lands in his home town of thanjavur. He visits the school had studied which brings back old memories. This leads to connecting to old friends and finally leads to a reunion of the 96 school batch in Chennai. For Ram this is more than a reunion as he going to meet his one and only love Janaki Devi (Trisha). How they meet once again and how they spend those few hours reminiscing their past is the rest of the story .
With lot of love director Prem Kumar takes us to our school day memories and mesmerises with nostalgic music by illayaraja. With terrific Bgm and songs by Govind Menon the film takes us to a different space. I wonder how Vijay Sethupathy becomes the very character he adorns and transforms himself to create magic on screen. Trisha too delivers equally onscreen and she shares equal space with Vijay Sethupathy . Actors who play young Ram and Janu Aditya Bhaskar and Gauri Kishan are equally good and mostly dominate the first half. Other cast members perform well but have limited screen space.Second half is slightly slow but both the actor’s chemistry and acting leaves us speechless. I give the film 8/10.

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Posted by on October 6, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam – Movie review

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam , more than it’s a Mani Ratnam’s film ,when the star cast of four leading artists were roped in for this movie, it created huge buzz in the industry and for the fans. The movie starts with an introduction of the main character Senathipathy (Prakash Raj) a kingpin who rules not only the state but the across the nation and also manages worldwide mafia, is attacked by a unknown group. He and his wife Lakshmi(Jayasudha) survive the attack but are seriously injured. Senathipathy’s sons Varadhan (Arvind swamy), Thyagu (Arun vijay) and Ethi (STR) who take care of business across the world are distraught and go on a killing spree to find who’s behind this attack. But the question rises as who will take command of business after their father, which creates a huge cloud over the siblings. As each one has their own grudges on their father and between themselves the stage is set for a huge drama. How this ends is the rest of the story.

The first half just breezes fast, as the Director balances each character and gives enough screen space for all of them. Vijay sethupathy who comes as the Rasool a corrupt cop and a close friend of Varadhan steals the show throughout. Jyothika too plays a major part and does it faithfully. Aditi Rao Hydari is the weakling in the whole film, her character doesn’t fit or create much impact.The second is where the story lags and loses its charm, Songs are left in the BGM and fades unfinished which sort of a let-down, usually they create a huge impact in Mani Rathnam’s films. Screenplay too wanders aimless for some portion of the second half, which makes the audience restless. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is far better than the previous bunch, but leaves the fans unsatisfying. I give the film 5/10 (out of which 4 is for the first half).

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Junga – movie review

Story starts when a police inspector is instructed to encounter a Don called Junga( Vijay Sethupathy) who is in custody . As the Inspector takes Junga to a undisclosed location, on the way the Don narrates his story how he became a Don and how he got arrested. In the flashback Junga who is a calm Bus conductor, gets violent when his girlfriend (Madonna Sebastian) is harassed. Only then he comes to know thru his mother (Saranya Ponvannan) that she has kept protected all these years from the bad influence of his Ancestors who were gangsters. Though his father and grandfather were Dons they squandered money all over the place for cheap publicity and glamour. They even lost their wealth whihc included a movie hall named Cinema Paradise. Now Junga who is brought up by his mother as a stingy and conserving person, becomes a miserly don, offering discounts for taking up jobs and tries to buy back the theatre. How he does this and what problems he faces is the rest of the story.

The only thing which tries to keep you till the end of the film is you hope that Vijay Sethupathy and Yogi Babu will at least have a good scene. But the audience groan and leave the theater anguishing why they bought tickets . The first half tries to make you laugh but the whole second half is wasted by elaborate and mindless scenes shot across Europe. Please save your money, you can definitely skip this film . I give 1/10

 

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Movie Review

 

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Karuppan -Movie review

Maayi (Pasupathy) is a local headman and respectable person in his community, he is proud of his bull which has never been tamed in the annual Jallikattu . On one such occasion,and In the heat of the moment he agrees to give his sister Anbu( Tanya Ravichandran) in marriage to Karuppan (Vijay Sethupathy) if he tames his bull. As expected Karuppan tames the bull. Though reluctant at first Anbu agrees to the marriage much to the disappointment of Kathir (Bobby Simha) Maayi’s brother in law who had his eye on Anbu since childhood. Disoriented Kathir starts to create problems in their married life , will their marriage survive from Kathir ‘s treacherous acts ?this forms the rest of the story.
With Jallikattu as backdrop and with a graceful performance by Vijay Sethupathy Karuppan is a certain hit in B and C centres. Vijay Sethupathy clearly dominates the screen and rest of the cast gives him good support. Tanya Ravichandran gives a good performance , could have concentrated more on her lip sync though. Bobby Simha and Pasupathy too give a commendable performance. Having such good performances the story has nothing new to offer and lands up very predictable without any twists. Karuppan gets 5/10

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Puriyatha Puthir – Movie review

Puriyatha puthir the much delayed film Vijay Sethupathy released this week with very minimal shows. Kathir ( Vijay sethupathy ), Vinod and DJ are close friends from their college days. Kathir is an upcoming music director and is managing a music shop. It’s love at first for Kathir when he meets Meera ( Gayathrie) in his shop. Both get closer and eventually fall in love, but tragedy strikes when Vinod affair with his boss’s wife gets leaked thru a video message , next Kathir gets obscene images of Meera in his phone, and finally DJ gets caught in a drug bust which is exposed thru a viral video. Who is targeting Kathir and his friends and what’s the reason behind all this is the rest of the story.
Though the intended message being conveyed and with a decent performance from Vijay Sethupathy the film fails with disoriented screen play and vague presentation . With a very good role presented to Gayathrie she doesn’t deliver. Rest of cast too gives a mediocre performance. Technical aspects like editing, art direction and cinematography seems amateur. Though movie’s duration states its 120mins, its very slow placed. The film gets 4/10

 

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2017 in Movie Review

 

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Vikram Vedha – Official Teaser

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Trailers

 

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Rekka – Movie review

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Siva ( Vijay Sethupathy ) is a do-gooder who helps lovers who face opposition from their families for marriage. On one such incident he crosses path with the local gangster David( Satish) and becomes his enemy. When Siva’s sister is about to get married, David uses this opportunity to distrupt the wedding and blackmails Siva into kidnapping his archenemy’s fiancée . Siva too agrees to the task since his sister’s future depends on it. Whether he completes the task and saves his sisters’ wedding is the rest of the story.

Branded as a commercial and an action flick, Rekka becomes the sixth film of Vijay Sethupathy to be released this year. Though the film balances the commercial elements and actions sequences , it’s fails miserably to form a straight story line and deviates . With an unnecessary subplot which takes us away from the main story and ends leaving the audience unsatisfied. For Vijay Sethupathy this is a walk in the park, he manages to sparkle occasionally but the weak storyline leaves him behind. KS Ravikumar manages to shine In between , other cast members were just fine. Worst comes from Lakshmi Menon who manages to make a fool of herself on screen by exaggerating her role by overacting. Songs are big minus and just drags the running time. Over all Rekka ends up raw and can’t be digested easily. I give it 3/10

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Posted by on October 8, 2016 in Movie Review

 

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