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Oct 04 2017

Puriyatha Puthir

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Vijay Sethupathi’s stardom is in a rather mystifying phase. After steadily rising up the ranks with several BO hits, the audience response and his charisma saw many critics and observers anointing him a superstar after Vikram Vedha. But the actor is appearing in so many movies that most of his movies still hit the screens […]

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Oct 02 2017

Neruppuda

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Vikram Prabhu plays Guru, a fireman in Neruppuda. He and his 4 friends have dreamed of becoming firemen since they were in school and are now trainees with only a written exam standing in the way of becoming full-fledged firemen. Though the film’s title directly addresses fire and the hero is a fireman, the profession hardly […]

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Sep 07 2017

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

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With films like Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and Vaanam a few years ago, Simbhu seemed to have made a positive change in his career with some meaningful films mixed in with the usual fan-targeted, mass masala films(like Osthi). Our hopes were dashed a teeny bit with each new film he acted in but with his latest film Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, […]

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Aug 29 2017

Vivegam

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After Veeram and Vedhalam, Ajith teams up with director Siva for the 3rd time in Vivegam. Thankfully the duo haven’t settled for another mass masala movie and have given us an action thriller on an international canvas. Ajith plays Ajay Kumar or AK, a member of a counter terrorist squad. The film is modeled along the […]

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Aug 24 2017

Velai Illa Pattadhari 2

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Velai Illa Pattadhari was great masala film with a near-perfect mix of humor, sentiments, romance and action. It was well-made but its biggest strength was that all these aspects were subtle and low-key, which added a dash of realism to the proceedings and made us forget that we were watching a star-driven masala film, which […]

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Aug 17 2017

Gemini Ganesanum Surulirajanum

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Combining the names of a yesteryear romantic hero and a comedian(from a different era) who is fondly remembered for his unique and distinctive style does lead to a catchy title that is suitable for a romantic comedy. But director Ilavarasu Odam apparently used up all his creative energy in coming up with the title for his film since […]

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Aug 15 2017

Meesaya Murukku

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Meesaya Murukku is the semi-autobiographical tale of Hiphop Tamizha, the musical duo of Adhi and Jeeva that pioneered hiphop music in Tamil. The group initially had a small, niche audience before one of their tracks went viral and its popularity eventually led to full albums and then film music composing gigs. This path is traced […]

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Aug 08 2017

Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae

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When I wrote about Maragadha Naanayam, I said that most horror comedies in Tamil cinema followed a standard template with stock elements like a haunted mansion, ghostly apparitions making sudden appearances and a group of comedians evoking laughs by being frightened by the scary images. I might have as well been talking about Sangili Bungili Kadhava […]

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Aug 01 2017

Nibunan

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After the thriller Achamundu Achamundu, director Arun Vaidyanathan switched both language and genre as he made the Malayalam political comedy Peruchazhi. Now he’s back in Tamil with another thriller. The tropes of the serial killer genre are done quite well to make the film entertaining but a few more twists would’ve made it rise about […]

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Jul 27 2017

Vikram Vedha

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Cops and gangsters have long been two of the most popular and dependable roles for our heroes to play because these roles offer an easy way to package all the necessary ingredients – heroism, action, romance, sentiments, comedy – needed for a well-rounded masala movie. You can pick any  of our leading stars and they will have […]

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