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


FIR, the new Vishnu Vishal movie directed by Manu Anand, feels like a thriller written by someone who only went through the headlines of every news article. Manu Anand wants to create this Muslim hero character who had to go through a lot of trauma because he was a suspected terrorist. Not every Muslim is… Continue reading FIR


Mahaan, the new Karthik Subbaraj movie starring Vikram in the title role, has a turbulent phase in the middle portions. But towards the end, Karthik manages to somehow place the drama in an exciting scenario making the landing a smooth one. Compared to Karthik’s last debacle Jagame Thanthiram, Mahaan is a far superior product. But… Continue reading Mahaan

Veeramae Vaagai Soodum

Veeramae Vaagai Soodum from Thu Pa Saravanan is a movie that wants to cover up its clichéd tone through some treatment changes. But the freshness they are trying to achieve through this difference in treatment feels more like a scripting gimmick rather than a genuine attempt to present the story in a different way. With… Continue reading Veeramae Vaagai Soodum

Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

I saw Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum almost three years back during the 2018 IFFK. When it finally got a release through SonyLIV last week, I thought it wouldn’t have the same impact. Because we have seen multiple movies that touched upon the same theme in the last couple of years. But Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum… Continue reading Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum


Maanaadu from Venkat Prabhu works immensely as an entertainer package because it is always focused on the concept they are trying to depict. From scene one, what Venkat Prabhu shows you in the film is relevant for the movie to establish itself. There are no hero introduction songs, sidetrack humor, etc., to package it as… Continue reading Maanaadu

MGR Magan

Some of us may have had these dreams where everything is absolutely random, and when you wake up, you don’t even know how your neighborhood uncle, Shah Rukh Khan, and Donald Trump were all part of that dream. The script of the new Disney Plus Hotstar movie MGR Magan directed by Ponram, reminded me of… Continue reading MGR Magan