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Review Tamil

Ponmagal Vandhal

There is an appreciable intent behind the Jyothika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal directed by J J Fredrick. This social preach disguised as a thriller is actually weak when you try to look at it as a thriller. As a one-liner, there are enough elements here to excite anyone as almost everything we see in that trailer […]

Final Thoughts

The “making people aware” part of Ponmagal Vandhal is absolutely fine. It’s just that when you look at it as a thriller, the script doesn’t have that excitement to hit you hard.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ghoomketu

There is a sequence in the new Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie Ghoomketu featuring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha that sort of mocks the cheesiness in the typical mainstream Bollywood scripts. In that scene you can sense the satiric aspirations of the director Pushpendra Nath Misra and that should have been the core of this movie. But […]

Final Thoughts

The initial bits of the movie are way too disoriented. The movie somewhere feels like it is desperate to show the viewer that it has a wacky sense of humor.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Mrs. Serial Killer

An overacting Jacqueline Fernandez torturing us for roughly two hours and watching a talented actor like Manoj Bajpayee getting tortured in a horrendous movie for two hours is what Mrs. Serial Killer in a nutshell for me. Writer, director, editor, producer, composer Shirish Kunder is trying hard to make it look like some kind of […]

Final Thoughts

The approach here is so lame that you are in that facepalming zone from the moment this movie starts.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Extraction

The stunts you get to see in the new Netflix original film Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth is nothing short of spectacular. Stuntman turned director Sam Hargrave really pushes the boundaries of raw action in this film and with an emotional layer that eventually works in favor of the film in an okay way, I would […]

Final Thoughts

So if you love the bone-crushing sound and is okay with an average story, Extraction will be a passable entertainer for you.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Sleeplessly Yours

When a couple tries to break a conventional institution like marriage and commitment, there is an obvious question of how sure they are about that decision. Sleeplessly Yours directed by Goutham Soorya and Sudeep Elamon shows what happens when a man who is partially on the conventional side meets a girl who was on the […]

Final Thoughts

To reduce the possible dryness in the tale, we have a flashback mystery-solving angle to this drama which makes sure that we are always engaged with the content.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Onward

Onward, the latest Pixar movie is a delightful comedy that has a good mixture of choreographed visual comedy along with an impressive layer of emotional drama. Onward gradually transforms from slapstick kind of comedy into that feel-good pill. It may not be a drastically unique movie, but it has certain elements in the story that […]

Final Thoughts

The brotherhood, the lack of a villain and the warmth of relationships make Onward that go-to movie for you to relax and revamp yourself.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

2 States

A couple of minutes into the movie 2 States, our hero is asking his father to drop the knife, a spoof of the classic scene from Kireedom. That scene is actually a warning for the viewer about what they will have to suffer for the next 130 minutes. If you weren’t willing to walk out […]

Final Thoughts

There wasn’t a single element in the script that made me feel that 2 States had the potential to be an entertaining cinema.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Kappela

Taking a very slim idea and converting it into an engaging film is a very exciting thing to witness as a viewer. That process sort of shows you the endless opportunities in making a movie. Kappela could have been easily a preachy film. But debutant director Muhammed Musthafa tries to give it that cinematic appeal […]

Final Thoughts

With a terrific pool of actors delivering the performances in the desired way, Kappela has the element to excite a cinephile.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended