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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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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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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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Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal

The trailer of Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal was nothing short of mediocre and in my opinion and that wasn’t a pleasing invitation card to watch a movie. If you also had the same feeling watching the trailer of Desingh Periyasamy’s Dulquer Salmaan- Ritu Varma starrer Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, then I have good news for you.  The […]




Final Thoughts

With enough humor covering up the flawed logic of the story, it’s a stress-free popcorn entertainer with flaws that we won’t mind forgiving.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Psycho

Along with the signature style of Mysskin in creating a visual language, there is an attempt in Psycho to understand why the antagonist here became a psychopath. That track of this movie doesn’t have the desired amount of emotional depth. The drama in the screenplay is uneven and the abrupt shifts in the tone of […]




Final Thoughts

The drama in the screenplay is uneven and the abrupt shifts in the tone of the movie make it an irregular movie with some captivating and also cringe-worthy moments.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Pattas

Kodi, the last outing of the combination of RS Durai Senthilkumar and Dhanush was an engaging grey thriller that sort of stayed with me. Coming to the new film from this combo Pattas, the feeling one gets is extremely underwhelming.  Durai Senthilkumar has no intention to surprise the viewer. A tedious screenplay that just doesn’t […]




Final Thoughts

A tedious screenplay that just doesn’t have anything different from the pattern offers zero excitement to the viewer and the only take away here was the performance of Dhanush in the flashback.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Darbar

Whenever Murugadoss tries to escalate the scale of things there is a lack of conviction evident in his presentation. His movies largely follow a template that sort of makes them his movies and the success of those movies depended on how he convinced the audience to buy those unreal situations. Darbar, Murugadoss’s first outing with […]




Final Thoughts

In Darbar, the writing and the making are on the safe and typical side making it a movie that works only because of Rajinikanth.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended