Viswasam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Viswasam is that kind of a movie which I feel Siva wrote overnight after seeing a bunch of 70’s and 80’s melodrama. He just took the melodrama from those and reassembled the stuff he has used previously and made a movie that just went on and on making me almost feel that the portions I …




Petta

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Karthik Subbaraj is one guy who openly admitted that he liked Lingaa, one of the worst Rajinikanth films in the recent past. That sort of shows how big a fan he is of the stylish super star and a talent like him collaborating with Rajinikanth obviously gave me hope as it may give an end …




Adanga Maru

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Adanga Maru starring Jayam Ravi is one script that one will write if they watch half a dozen of Shankar movies back to back. The heavily used out theme of hero getting destroyed by mighty villains and then taking revenge on each one of them is getting repeated here. I am not entirely against using …




Maari 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Let me begin by saying that I wasn’t a big fan of Maari in the first place. And I wasn’t really against the idea of a sequel to that movie. And the reason was that the character of Maari who has this comical angle gives it a peculiarity if used in a solid enough script …




2.0

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I don’t know whether Shankar’s 2.0 is a disappointing film or not. Because I belong to that category that wasn’t impressed by the trailer and yet believed that we may get something better when the movie hits the big screen. Sadly that’s not the case here. The trailer in many ways is an exact representation …




Peranbu

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ram has always been that director who opted for sensitive subjects. He has always tried to criticize the societal concepts of judgemental behavior in his films. What moved me in his latest film Peranbu is the fact that he managed to dive into a great depth with the subject. And with a normal and flawed …




Sarkar

Aswin Bharadwaj S

If you look at the films Vijay has done in the recent past, most of them had these political intentions mixed with them in an entertainer format. In my opinion, they all worked for me and also for those who aren’t necessarily the hardcore fans of the actor because of the blending of propaganda and …




Sandakozhi 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new Linguswami movie Sandakozhi 2 isn’t a bad film. It’s all clichéd and predictable, yet there is a sense of engagement due to the treatment style. The overly eccentric violent saga is a passable one time watch with occasional moments of commercial high and same amount of typical Tamil masala exaggerations. The festival in …