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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

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Soorarai Pottru

The major positive that somehow manages to make you ignore the inability of the script of Soorarai Pottru to contain a vast story like that is the pool of performances it has. It is not just Suriya we get to see perform brilliantly as an actor. Be it Aparna Balamurali or the incredible Urvashi, Sudha […]




Final Thoughts

They have used creative liberty to depict the drama, but there wasn’t much creativity in presenting the story in a way that will disrupt the formulaic feel of the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Putham Pudhu Kaalai

Putham Pudhu Kaalai, the new Tamil anthology film is a diverse mix of interesting stories set in the backdrop of these unprecedented days of lockdown. These are pretty much a scaled-up version of short films that the makers had to shoot in a very constrained environment. The philosophy ultimately is to offer the viewer something […]




Final Thoughts

With four stories about various dimensions of relationships along with one funny dark comedy, Putham Pudhu Kaalai is pleasant, relatable, and fun to watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Ka Pae Ranasingam

When you look at the heavily clichéd and goodness overloaded structure of a movie like Kadaikkutty Singham and also find out that it was a humongous success in the Tamil Nadu box office, one thing becomes very clear; there is that B and C center audience who just love watching that village drama with a […]




Final Thoughts

The movie is excruciatingly long and the good-at-heart part along with an earnest performance of Aishwarya Rajesh are the only things that don’t make me hate this film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

LockUp

LockUp directed by SG Charles is a thriller that lacks coherence at some of its major moments.  It is trying to set up an interesting plot in a constrained amount of time. But when they tried to give the screenplay the necessarily complicated layers, it felt so unreal. The film was constantly fluctuating between the […]




Final Thoughts

The flawed writing disappoints you at regular intervals of time, giving it the vibe of a wasted shot at creating a better cinema.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Penguin

The look and feel of the movie Penguin for a majority of its runtime has a peculiar tone.  We are clueless about the villain and at one point when we think the movie has finally found its bad guy we still have 30 more minutes of movie left. For me, the curiosity generated by the […]




Final Thoughts

In the serial killer revenge movies, there is an element of empathy when we hear how it all began. But for some reason, that was missing in Penguin.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Nasir

Nasir from Arun Karthick is one impressive political film that doesn’t have the obvious nature of most of the political films we see. The life of our hero in this movie is not at all remarkable. Nasir is that financially struggling salesman in a textile shop who is only concerned about his family. After carefully […]




Final Thoughts

The movie is only one hour and twenty minutes long, but Arun takes all that time to painstakingly detail the normal life of a man who remains positive even after facing several forms of rejections.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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