Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

During the promotional interviews of Thunivu, director H Vinoth openly talked about his shortcomings as a writer. He said that his movies are shaped around specific facts he read or heard somewhere. So creating something emotional has been challenging for him. He has also admitted that he enjoys the meticulous designing of fight sequences. Thunivu… Continue reading Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service

There was a time when the fan service in Vijay films was minimal and subtle which looked pretty convincing considering the syntax of a festival entertainer. Varisu from Vamshi Paidipally is a movie that has too much burden on its shoulders to create an image for its lead actor. I must say that the decision… Continue reading Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service

Raangi Review | A Thriller That Mistakes Stupidity for Journalistic Curiosity

Story credit for the movie Raangi is given to director AR Murugadoss. And it takes little time for us to realize why Murugadoss opted not to move forward with this story. The supposed-to-be anti-war movie written and directed by M Saravanan is a colossal mess that misunderstands its central character’s stupidity as a journalistic curiosity.… Continue reading Raangi Review | A Thriller That Mistakes Stupidity for Journalistic Curiosity

Gatta Kusthi Review | Chella Ayyavu’s Movie Offers a Welcome Change to the Rural Drama Template

I watched Gatta Kusthi almost 3 hours after I saw Vijay Sethupathi-starrer DSP. The reason why I am comparing the two films is that they both cater to the same category of audience. While DSP ridicules the intelligence and exposure of the B and C center audience, Gatta Kusthi from Chella Ayyavu is a movie… Continue reading Gatta Kusthi Review | Chella Ayyavu’s Movie Offers a Welcome Change to the Rural Drama Template

DSP Review | A Trashy Mass Masala Film That Takes the Audience for Granted

The first and second half of Ponram’s Vijay Sethupathi starrer DSP is so disjoint that you can look at them as two different films – correction – two different crap films with zero elements of excitement. The writing of this movie goes after anything and everything to stretch the movie’s duration, resulting in a pathetic… Continue reading DSP Review | A Trashy Mass Masala Film That Takes the Audience for Granted

Prince Review | Post-interval, This Sivakarthikeyan Starrer Is a Clueless Drag

There is a particular style of counter-dialogue comedy that you expect in every Sivakarthikeyan movie, which is somewhere between the cringe and funny zone. Anudeep’s new movie Prince, starring Sivakarthikeyan, starts off with that typical style you associate with the star. But this romantic comedy runs out of ideas in the second half and what… Continue reading Prince Review | Post-interval, This Sivakarthikeyan Starrer Is a Clueless Drag

Sardar Review | An Underwhelming Spy-Thriller That Tries Hard to Be a Star Vehicle

In the introduction sequence of Karthi in the movie Sardar, there is a line the character says about his social media persona. He says something like he wants to set a template rather than being in an already set template. But frankly, when you finish watching Sardar, you might want to tell both PS Mithran… Continue reading Sardar Review | An Underwhelming Spy-Thriller That Tries Hard to Be a Star Vehicle