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Hero

PS Mithran was one director who showed immense promise when he came with his debut venture Irumbu Thirai that showed the seriousness of the way we carelessly handled our data privacy. His new venture Hero starring Sivakarthikeyan is a highly diluted spoon-fed social preach that has only the shadow of the man who created Irumbu […]




Final Thoughts

Hero is a highly diluted spoon-fed social preach that has only the shadow of the man who created Irumbu Thirai.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Enai Noki Paayum Thota

Gautham Vasudev Menon always has this trademark voice-over by the hero in almost all his movies. And as a viewer, I haven’t had much of an issue with it (Well a part of me always felt it could have been a little less). But his long-awaited release Enai Noki Paayum Thota is one movie where […]




Final Thoughts

The director in Gautham Menon still has the fire, but he should seriously consider investing more in the writing space.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Kaithi

Imagine a Deepavali release movie that has no heroine, no dance, no song and yet so captivating; that’s Kaithi for you. I am not saying Kaithi is amazingly perfect because there are some over the top action sequences featuring Karthi that sort of does injustice to the situational thriller nature of this movie. But Lokesh […]




Final Thoughts

This Lokesh Kanagaraj action thriller is a genuinely exciting film that manages to blur the classification between a popular cinema and a niche one.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Bigil

When Shah Rukh Khan tweeted the trailer of Bigil, he added his comment saying it looks like Chak De on steroids. Well, to a great extent Bigil is exactly that. When Pink got remade into Tamil as Nerkonda Parvai, we saw Ajith trashing goons brutally and for anyone who has seen Pink, that kind of […]




Final Thoughts

The very first dialogue Vijay says in the movie is Happy Deepavali Nanba and that’s in a way Atlee telling you that my story will be over the top with a fair enough story at the end.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Asuran

There is a B and C center audience in Tamil Nadu who is okay with a Kadaikutty Singham and Namma Veettu Pillai. And there are a lot of commercially successful films of similar nature where you clearly can sense the absence of subtlety in narration and presentation. Vetri Maaran’s Asuran is in a way his […]




Final Thoughts

What makes Asuran a recommended movie is the fact that an important issue of class-divide is getting presented in the mainstream cinema with a popular star like Dhanush portraying the hero’s role.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Namma Veettu Pillai

Kadaikutty Singam that came last year from Pandiraj was a massive commercial success despite being an extremely old school family drama. I personally haven’t enjoyed that film at all and for me, Namma Veettu Pillai from Pandiraj was just one more Xerox copy of Kadaikutty Singam. With so many characters and cheesy melodrama happening frequently […]




Final Thoughts

If movies were people, Kadaikutty Singam and Namma Veettu Pillai will be siblings.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Kaappaan

In Kaappaan there are moments where you will appreciate the kind of detailing KV Anand gives in the screenplay. But the problematic part of the movie is also the detailing. It goes to such levels at times making me wonder whether that was detailing or simply spoon-feeding. Kaappaan is a typical KV Anand movie that […]




Final Thoughts

Apart from the unintentional comedy prop of everyone speaking in Tamil, given the current political scenario, there is nothing particularly exciting about this KV Anand action thriller.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Magamuni

Certain movies have this quality of staying in your mind because of the philosophy and political statements it made. The new Santhakumar movie Magamuni was one such experience for me. If you have a star actor playing a double role of twin brothers, there is a big possibility that filmmakers would go for the most […]




Final Thoughts

Magamuni demands an invested viewing experience from its viewers and if you can give that, the movie will form a special bond with you.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended