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Jan 18 2018

Aramm

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Aramm starts off with Madhivadhani(Nayanthara) explaining her actions to her superior(Kitty) after resigning the post of District Collector. As we learn from her conversation, she oversaw the rescue efforts of a little girl who was trapped inside a hole dug for the purposes of installing a borewell. Having a woman district collector, even if played by a […]

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Jan 10 2018

Thiruttu Payale 2

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Thiruttu Payale was interesting because it had a protagonist who wasn’t morally upright and was characterized with broad shades of gray. He was a romantic at heart but he wasn’t averse to blackmailing people to earn quick money. Its director Susi, went on a hiatus after the disastrous big-budget Kanthasamy venturing out only to helm […]

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Jan 04 2018

Aruvi

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When we first meet Aruvi(perfectly cast Aditi Balan, whose girl-next-door looks reminds one of Anjali in her first few movies), she is called a terrorist and is being questioned by a policeman(Mohammad Ali Baig). The film is the story of the tumultuous life that led her here. But it is a lot more than that […]

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Jan 01 2018

Happy New Year!

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

2017 was a middling year for Tamil cinema but that’s a topic for a different post. This post is about looking forward to 2018. As of now 2018 looks to be an exciting year for Tamil cinema fans. After a long time, we should have multiple movies from our biggest stars Rajni(2.0, Kaala) and Kamal(Vishwaroopam […]

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Dec 18 2017

Aval

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Barring the occasional Yaavarum Nalam, Tamil cinema has been starved of films in the pure horror genre, with comedy-horror – with an unequal emphasis on comedy – dominating the scene. So Aval, a true blue horror film, is a welcome change. Though not very scary, especially if Hollywood and Asian horror movies are a regular […]

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Dec 14 2017

Nenjil Thunivirunthal

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Suseenthiran is one of our more versatile directors switching easily between romance, drama and action films. His thrillers like Paandiyanaadu and Paayum Puli had a bigger star in Vishal but still managed to be quite grounded without getting mired in commercial masala. In Nenjil Thunivirunthal, he goes with a couple of actors with a lot less […]

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Dec 12 2017

Ippadai Vellum

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After the failed attempts to become an action hero, Udhayanidhi Stalin seems to be gravitating towards roles where he plays a common man caught up in situations beyond his control. In that sense, the hero’s role in Ippadai Vellum is a perfect fit for him. Unfortunately what could have been an interesting thriller is derailed by the […]

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Nov 27 2017

Theeran Adhigaram Ondru

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Cop movies in Tamil movie have mostly been masala movies that showed our heroes taking on powerful enemies – usually politicians or rowdies – though there have recently been some that opted for realism and took a darker, deglamorized look at the police and their workings(Visaaranai comes to mind). Theeran Adhigaram Ondru, successfully walks the […]

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Nov 16 2017

Spyder

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In most of our masala movies, particularly those starring a big star, the biggest problem is usually the absence of a strong villain who can go head-to-head with the hero. The need to showcase and amplify the hero’s heroism usually results in weak, neutered villains who are little more than sounding boards for the hero’s […]

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Nov 13 2017

Mersal

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If Atlee’s Theri was based on the Baasha template, the director goes back even further to one of the oldest stories – sons separated when young and later uniting to take revenge on the man who killed their father – for Mersal, his second film with Vijay. He injects a few topical issues, throws in […]

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