Archive for April, 2014

Apr 29 2014

Yennamo Yedho

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Notwithstanding the film’s eventual fate, Gautham Karthik’s debut in Manirathnam’s Kadal was a high-profile one both because of his lineage and the director’s reputation. So one would have thought that his sophomore film, a remake of a Telugu hit film(Ada Modalaindi) to boot, would arrive with some hype. But Yennamo Yedho snuck into theaters rather […]

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Apr 27 2014

Damaal Dumeel

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Damaal Dumeel aims to be a dark comic thriller as it tells the story of a man trying to hang on to money that doesn’t belong to him. It doesn’t get the mix of thrills and comedy quite right since the comedy not blended in uniformly or organically. But it is more successful as a […]

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Apr 23 2014

Tenaliraman

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Vadivelu enjoyed a long, hugely successful stint as comedian and held on to his spot even as newer candidates like Vivek and Santhanam became popular. But his over-enthusiastic support of the losing side in the last elections forced him to take a long break. For his comeback, Vadivelu has chosen Tenaliraman, a political satire/comedy along […]

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Apr 21 2014

Naan Sigappu Manithan

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After a shaky start with the romance/action mismash Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai, director Thiru and hero Vishal found more success by focusing purely on action and thrills in 2013’s  Samar. So it comes as no surprise that they follow the same route for their third outing together, Naan Sigappu Manithan. The hero’s unique condition adds something […]

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Apr 16 2014

61st National Film Awards

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The 58th National Film awards were special for Tamil cinema as it had a spectacular showing with films like Aadukalam, Thenmerku Paruvakkaatru and Sivaji nabbing several important awards. Before and after that, Tamil cinema’s haul has been quite similar each year with a small number of films landing a handful of awards. The 61st National […]

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Apr 15 2014

Rewind Review – Varusham 16

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Starting with Poove Poochoodavaa, Fazil, who was already an established, successful director in Malayalam, found similar success in Tamil by remaking many of his own Malayalam hits. Varusham 16 was one such remake that became a big hit(ironically, its Malayalam original was a flop). Though its romance feels too chauvinistic and the crassness in the […]

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Apr 13 2014

Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum

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With his 3 movies so far(Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi, Arai Enn 305il Kadavul and Irumbu Koattai Murattu Singam), director Chimbudeven has shown us that he likes to dabble in unusual genres with a touch of the whimsical. He goes for a contemporary story and setting in his latest film Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum but stirs […]

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Apr 10 2014

Coming Soon – Naan Sigappu Manithan

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In recent years, Tamil New Year’s has lost its luster as a prime date for release of new movies. 9 years ago, the date was high-profile enough to see releases from three of Tamil cinema’s biggest stars with Chandramukhi, Mumbai Express and Sachein all hitting the screens. But its profile has diminished since then with […]

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Apr 08 2014

Maan Karate

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“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” has so far been Sivakarthikeyan’s motto as the TV personality-turned-comedian-turned-hero has played pretty much the same role the same way in all his films as hero so far. The director of his latest film Maan Karate appears to have borrowed the motto since his film follows the same […]

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Apr 03 2014

Coming Soon – Maan Karate, Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum

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After a strong start to the year that saw films from both VIjay and Ajith for Pongal, Tamil cinema has had a dull first quarter. There have been a few good entries like Goli Soda, Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum and Thegidi but there have been no real big movies, movies that released with a lot of hype. […]

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