Archive for February, 2014

Feb 25 2014

Bramman

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Ever since he made the jump from director to leading man, Sasikumar has come to be identified with movies that incorporate strong sentiments revolving around friendship, thanks to films like Nadodigal and Sundarapandian. Bramman continues the trend but with preposterous plot points and over-the-top emotions, it fails miserably in conveying those sentiments convincingly. Shiva(Sasikumar), who […]

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Feb 23 2014

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Inga Enna Solludhu, Rummy, Pulivaal, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum and Ithu Kathirvelan Kaadhal are now available on the reviews site.

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Feb 20 2014

Inga Enna Solludhu

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Just as a 4-star movie is rare on the reviews site, so is a bomb, a film that’s bad enough to earn no stars. In a way 0 star movies are rarer since over the years, the number of movies I see has gone down, ensuring that many of the bad ones, especially the ones […]

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Feb 18 2014

Ithu Kathirvelan Kaadhal

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Since his debut film Oru Kal Oru Kannaadi clicked in a big way, its no surprise that Udhayanidhi Stalin has followed it up with another light romance, Ithu Kathirvelan Kaadhal(even the film’s acronyms are very similar!). With Santhanam in the same role as the hero’s friend, romance takes a backseat to comedy in IKK also […]

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Feb 17 2014

The Lego Movie

Published by under English Cinema

The Lego Movie, true to its name, is all about Lego as it is set in a world built solely out of those colorful pieces that can become the building blocks of virtually anything, is populated by Lego versions of characters and features a story that fully exploits the potential offered by such a world. […]

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Feb 13 2014

RIP – Balu Mahendra

Published by under Tamil Cinema

In Tamil cinema, one knows that a director has “arrived” when he overcomes the actors to become the primary entertainer through whom a movie is identified. When I was growing up, I have wondered whether having a name that started with the letter B was a prerequisite to reach that exalted status as a line […]

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Feb 12 2014

Pannaiyarum Padminiyum

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Expanding a short film into a full-length feature film is not an easy job as the elements added to pad the running time run the risk of feeling exactly like that – unnecessary padding. But Arun Kumar overcomes the risk with flying colors in Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, which is based on his own short film of […]

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Feb 10 2014

Rummy

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

With an 80s setting, two close friends, a romance that runs into opposition from the girl’s side, an undercurrent of violence because of that opposition and a story that culminates in bloodshed, Rummy invokes strong memories of Subramanyapuram. But that turns out to be a bad thing as the bland romances and the loose storytelling […]

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Feb 08 2014

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Kalavaram, Goli Soda and Malini 22 Palayamkoattai are now available on the reviews site.

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Feb 06 2014

Malini 22 Palayamkoattai

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Malini 22 Palayamkoattai, directed by yesteryear actress Sripriya, is a revenge thriller and a remake of the Malayalam hit 22 Female Kottayam. Sripriya thankfully makes only a few changes to the storyline but those changes, combined with a weaker cast, are enough to push this remake more than a few notches below the original. Malini(Nithya […]

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