Vada Chennai

Aswin Bharadwaj S

By the time you finish watching Vetrimaaran’s new film Vada Chennai, there will be this vivid imagery of each character that appeared on the screen. If you try to measure the screen time of each character, it may not be that elaborate. But narrated ultimately as an origin story to a revenge saga, the main …




NOTA

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Over the top masala political thrillers is genre people like Shankar have successfully done in the past with films like Muthalvan. The young sensation of the Telugu industry Vijay Devarakonda opts one such ambitious political thriller for his Tamil debut in the Anand Shankar movie NOTA. Even though Devarakonda shines in his character, NOTA has …




Ratsasan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ratsasan has a length of almost 3 hours. And guess what? You won’t feel like the movie is becoming overlong. Every time the movie goes towards further development of the plot, you sort of gets intimidated by what could possibly make things worse and the movie offers one more gripping episode to the tale.  Even though it has flaws, watching Ratsasan almost …




96

Aswin Bharadwaj S

C Prem Kumar’s 96 is a fantastic movie that is equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching. It is such a gem of a script that offers frequent moments of emotional warmth. With a treatment that focuses a lot on subtle expressions and movements of the central characters, 96 is an immersive experience that peels off the layers …







Saamy 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The creativity part in Saamy 2 (also known as Saamy Square) is so damn pathetic that you might end up appreciating its mediocre climax that is slightly better than the rest of the movie. Boleros are flying, logic was dying and you will wonder what the hell is happening and then the reality that this …




Seema Raja

Aswin Bharadwaj S

For a good chunk of its runtime, Seema Raja directed by Ponram feels like a repeated formula with hell a lot of randomness in its screenplay. And after that it tries to be political with all the farmer issue coming into the picture and with a bloated legacy reincarnation idea, Seema Raja is an entertainer …




60 Vayadu Maaniram

Aswin Bharadwaj S

60 Vayadu Maaniram from Radha Mohan has this message about taking care of your parents written all over it. As a viewer, I wish to see cinemas that express their messages in the most silent way making us understand that message by taking an effort through exploring the emotional arcs of characters. A movie like …