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Review Tamil

Eeswaran

Eeswaran, directed by Suseenthiran, is an utterly disappointing movie that is just flat out hasty in terms of scripting. As the film progresses, you will find yourself wondering what exactly is the conflict of this movie. And Suseenthiran tries to project the protection of a joint family as the theme of the film. But as […]




Final Thoughts

By the time the film reaches that Snake Master episode featuring Silambarasan, you will be skipping through the upcoming sequences in your head; it's that predictable and lame.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Bhoomi

Politics have always been part of the Tamil film industry, and the heroes there have used their movies to show their political stand. The superstar movies and the controversies surrounding them always hinted at these stars’ possible entry into politics. So why am I talking about politics and Tamil movie heroes? Well, it’s because of […]




Final Thoughts

Calling Bhoomi, a bad movie might make the word bad feel like, "Hey dude, I am not this bad"; It's that bad.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Master

In his promotional interview with Baradwaj Rangan, Lokesh Kanagaraj was asked whether Master will be a different Vijay movie as Lokesh’s previous projects had a very crafty nature. He replied with a 50-50 answer saying he can’t ignore the fans’ demands, and within that framework, he has tried to make Master a movie of his […]




Final Thoughts

As a cinephile, certain moments gave me a sense of assurance that Lokesh Kanagaraj can reconstruct the festival movie template; unfortunately, Master is not that movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Maara

Maara by Dhilip Kumar, the official remake of the 2015 Malayalam movie Charlie, has certain elements that make it a respectable remake. The makers are not trying to create a replica of the original written by Unni R. The restructuring they have given to the story will make it an interesting experience for even the […]




Final Thoughts

The drop in the pleasant aura is definitely a major missing here. But yet Maara manages to be a pleasing one time watch because of the highly emotional treatment.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Oru Pakka Kathai

There is a stark difference between the first and second half of the movie Oru Pakka Kathai starring Kalidas Jayaram and Megha Akash. Director Balaji Tharaneetharan is trying to tell a story that has a broader canvas. Yes, the shift from being a fun film to a dark satire is causing some trouble to the […]




Final Thoughts

The story's unexpected jump from a small canvas to a wider canvas is the only major jitter here. But even in that transition, Balaji Tharaneetharan is presenting a story that feels highly plausible.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Paava Kadhaigal

When you hear that four directors, who have made movies in their distinctive zones, are making stories in an anthology movie that deals with honor killing, there will be an evident curiosity to know how they will achieve that in their way of storytelling. From someone like Vignesh Sivan, who is known to make fun […]




Final Thoughts

With the filmmakers bringing out their crafty best along with the terrific performances, Paava Kadhaigal is a highly recommended piece of art.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Andhaghaaram

At one point in Andhaghaaram, when the character Vinod played by Arjun Das, explains the crazy things happening around him to his girlfriend, she jokingly says visualizing all those things using graphics would cost a fortune. That statement somehow encapsulates why a lot of us would be impressed by V Vignarajan’s supernatural thriller. The story […]




Final Thoughts

Andhaghaaram, on the whole, looked original in many ways. The movie's premise is pretty minimal, yet the engagement level never dropped for the whole runtime.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Mookuthi Amman

RJ Balaji’s first directorial LKG was a fun satire that was a bit loud but never felt unclear about its intentions. Coming to his new movie Mookuthi Amman that got released on Hotstar, this one is also a satire, but feels like a hastily made one. The idea never feels fresh in terms of the […]




Final Thoughts

The intention of the movie Mookuthi Amman is sincere. But the making is mediocre. RJ Balaji is struggling to create a compelling story that can make you think about the core topic.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended