Don, the new Sivakarthikeyan starrer directed by Cibi Chakaravarthi, is an entertainer that tries to include almost everything you have seen in a commercial entertainer. It hasn’t managed to pull off every one of that, but whichever track it was able to pull off, thanks to its leading man, was smooth. Aided by some earnest… Continue reading Don

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal

Slightly absurd thoughts can either become annoying ones or sometimes harmless fun rides. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, the new Vignesh Shivan movie, belongs to the second category. It is an idea that can easily go into that zone where you will find yourself doing facepalms. But with the right cast and less overdoing, Vignesh manages to… Continue reading Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal

Oh My Dog

When it comes to movies with children as the targetted audience, judging the quality kind of becomes tricky. You obviously need to understand the filmmaking sensibility, and the evaluation is almost based on how the filmmaker respects the cinematic sensibility of its target audience. Oh My Dog, the new Amazon Original film produced by Suriya… Continue reading Oh My Dog


The fact that Nelson reinvented the formulaic hero-worshipping tone of entertainer mainstream cinema through Doctor was the one thing that made me excited about Vijay starrer Beast. The way he breaks certain clichés through those partially spoofy humor in writing gave Doctor that much-needed uniqueness. But when it comes to Beast, there is a desperation… Continue reading Beast


When you watch Maaran, the new Karthick Naren film starring Dhanush as the title character, the disappointment is mainly due to this naive view of a young filmmaker about journalism. The idea itself feels heavily cliched, and Karthick seems to have no interest in creating characters with flesh and blood. At one point, the pace… Continue reading Maaran

Etharkkum Thunindhavan

Thangachi Pasam has been the go-to ingredient of some of the major star films in Tamil cinema in the recent past, especially the ones which catered to the B and C center audience. While others were specific about their own sisters, Pandiraj makes his hero the “Annan” of the whole society in Etharkkum Thunindhavan. If… Continue reading Etharkkum Thunindhavan

Hey Sinamika

They say that the opening shots in movies at times give you an idea about what the movie is about. Well, in the case of choreographer turned director Brinda’s first film Hey Sinamika the first 5 minutes of the film will definitely give you a clear idea about the scripting mess you will have to… Continue reading Hey Sinamika


Suppose you compare Valimai with a Vivegam (making the comparison mainly because of the action genre). In that case, Valimai is definitely a better product. But the benchmark set by H Vinoth through his previous films is much higher. Thus, when going in for an H Vinoth movie, you expect a solid entertainer that looks… Continue reading Valimai