Huge release of this week is from the husband & wife / director & writer duo Pushkar – Gayathri , who has come back after seven years with a strong screenplay and characters with the best actors in the industry. Story starts with Vikram (Madhavan) a honest but ruthless encounter specialist who is given a task of hunting a gangster Vedha ( Vijay Sethupathy). In this cat and mouse game both Vikram and Vedha take hits which affects them emotionally and physically. Each time as Vikram gets closer to Vedha, he is pushed to judge his character as a opportunist , gangster and as a brother . Vedha takes Vikram into maze of events which eventually leads Vikram to the truth.
Huge success of this film is how each and every technician and actor has given 100% and applause goes to the director – writer duo who has brought that to effect on screen. Both Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathy both were true to their character which elevates them to another level in their careers . Background score and music engages the audience to each scene and makes it a memorable one. There are a few scenes which might not be to same measure, and there is a lag in the first half which is bearly noticeable towards the end. Pushkar & Gayathri welcome back and you get 8/10 for this film.
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KV Anand and team chooses the media which is TRP driven and who would do anything to come first in the ratings. Tilak( Vijaysethupathy) who is honest journalist waiting for his chance in making big in the television industry. He gets a job in Zen1 news and entertainment channel which wants to be the number one channel. He also meets his ex girlfriend Malar( Maddona Sebastian) who runs the programming team. Initially the channel seems fine but then he comes to see the other side of the channel which manipulates news and shows just to create a sensation and tweak up their ratings. But when the channel head Kalyan ( Akashdeep Saigal) teams up with a corrupt politician and manipulates news on his talk show, Tilak breaks loose and quits his job. He and his friends join a lesser known channel run by Mayilvaganam(TR). How Tilak with the help of his new channel brings down the corrupt politician & zen1 channel is the rest of the story.
Though this content is not new KV Anand and team makes it glorified drama , maybe a bit too much. Halfway through the content just fades away and only the masala bubbles on the top. Vijay Sethupathy keeps you alive but the screenplay is very vague trying to run simultaneous plots. TR was a nice addition, but just adds to the comic side of the film. Madonna Sebastian has one lousy duet song and then becomes a junior artist who stands in the first row throughout the film. Maybe the film could have some new faces in the cast , seriously tired of looking at the same cast in all of the KV Anand’s film. Kavan just gets 4/10
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
The story follows Balusamy (arya)who is a part of a communist organisation which fight for the people, but is branded as a terrorist by law. He is given the capital punishment when he is caught in an attempt to blow a military circuit.he is sent to a secured prison under the strict Jailer (Macaulay) Shaam,where he will spend his last few days before he is executed.Meanwhile his compatriots from his organisation plan his escape plan with the help of the jail hangman Yemalingam (Vijay Sethupathy). Whether Balu escapes from the prison or faces his execution forms the rest of the story.
Director Jannanathan is known to spreads communist ideas through his films and he does it also in this film. Arya’s character has so much of depth , but he fails to execute in his acting and dialogue delivery . Vijay Sethupathy brings in some comic relief and gives a decent performance. Shaam also gives a good performance as a Jail superintendent. Karthika Nair fairs in her character but has to work on her expressions other than just twitching her eyebrows. On the technical side art director Selva deserve an applause has his set design of the jail compound looks realistic in all corners as most of story revolves in it. Editing is a disaster as the audience groan in the second half. Dialogues at some places seems good but fails in delivery.Songs has no significance nor connection in the story and could have been avoided. The movie lacks a good screenplay and ends up as just few decent scenes without a string to connect them together. I give it 3/10.
It’s the year 1987, the years when true love was torn apart in the name of pride. Joseph (Vijay Sethupathy), Sakthi (Iniko Prabhakaran), Arunachalam (Soori) and Meenakshi (Gayathri Shankar) are first year students of a college who come from neighboring villages. It is love at first sight for Sakthi and Meenakshi. When Joseph and Sakthi are expelled from the college hostel, they find a place to live in Meenakshi’s village, where their loves blossoms in spite of knowing that their love won’t be accepted by their elders. Joseph too falls in love with the headman’s daughter. Whether their lives end happily forms the rest of the story.
Rummy starts as a story of friendship and love which ends predictably and boring. It starts with a slow pace and becomes slower by the minute and finally melts away without leaving a trace in your mind. A very mediocre acting by the whole cast. Absolutely zero screenplay, lack of pace in the editing department making the audience sleep. Only Music director Imman’s music keeps you engaged here and there. A movie which has nothing new to offer . I give it 2/10