Archive for September, 2014

Sep 30 2014

Jeeva

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Suseenthiran showed us that he had a good grip on the sports movie genre with his very first film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and proved that he could fashion a realistic, affecting young romance in 2013’s Aadhalaal Kaadhal Seiveer. He attempts to mix those in his latest film Jeeva where the hero faces hurdles both in […]

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Sep 30 2014

Reviews Update

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Reviews for Saivam, Arima Nambi, Velaiyilla Pattathari, Sathuranga Vettai, Anjaan, Sarabham, Jigarthanda, Kathai Thirikathai Vasanam Iyakkam, Salim, Irumbu Kuthirai, Amara Kaaviyam and Poriyaalan are now available on the reviews site.

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Sep 23 2014

Aranmanai

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When behind the camera, Sundar. C specializes in comedies that feature simple, gag-driven plots and a large cast of characters. He follows the same template in his latest film Aranmanai but also throws horror into the mix. But his heart doesn’t seem to be in the horror and so the end result is a half-hearted […]

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Sep 17 2014

Sigaram Thodu

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When writing about Vikram Prabhu’s previous film Arima Nambi, I talked about thrillers in Tamil cinema getting transformed into masala films thanks to the incorporation of comedy, sentiments and romance and the film successfully sidestepping this. Unfortunately his latest film Sigaram Thodu falls prey to the same problem that Arima Nambi managed to avoid. A […]

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Sep 15 2014

The I Teaser

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Shankar, the undisputed king of big-budget extravaganzas in Tamil, gave us a first look at his next film I with a teaser that was released along with the film’s audio today. I was blown away by everything in the 1 minute teaser – visuals, make-up, graphics, cinematography, locales. Almost every scene in the teaser had […]

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Sep 11 2014

Poriyaalan

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Poriyaalan falls in the same category as Thegidi – a thriller that generates thrills by having a realistic protagonist, a familiar milieu and escalating tension rather than an all-powerful hero, larger-than-life villains and elaborate stunt sequences. It works well for the most part with sympathetic characters and a lean, suspenseful screenplay but stumbles towards the […]

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Sep 09 2014

Amara Kaaviyam

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Adolescent romances are usually accompanied by fun, awkwardness and doubt as the youngsters in love come to terms with their feelings and handle romance at a stage in life where they are immature, carefree and unencumbered by too many responsibilities (the portions set in school in 3 would be a recent example of such a […]

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Sep 04 2014

Irumbu Kuthirai

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Irumbu Kuthirai‘s promos promised an action-packed film that revolved around bike racing. While bikes and biking do play an important part in the film, one has to wait till the end to actually view some action involving them. But we don’t mind that since the film’s romance and other relationships keep the proceedings engaging until […]

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Sep 02 2014

Salim

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After playing a character with strong gray shades in his debut film Naan, Vijay Antony picks a less ambiguous role for his second film Salim. A film where a common man tries to seek justice in his own way, the film takes a long time to get to the action and isn’t able to generate […]

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