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NGK

Whenever Nanda Gopalan Kumaran is having an eccentric emotional outburst in the movie NGK, all I could see was a Selvaraghavan trying to escape from the constraints of a U certified commercial hero-centric film. On paper, this movie has all the essential ingredients required for a Selvaraghavan film filled with a lot of grays. But […]




Final Thoughts

The sarcastic digs at current politics and the idea of a flawed leader, who is at least better than the rest, deserved a better style of making.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Mr. Local

M Rajesh is a director whom I think should only write dialogues and should never try to write a script. His scripts are terribly wayward. And because of some of the pop culture reference filled dialogues in his movies, we sort of tend to forgive him for the extreme laziness he shows in writing his […]




Final Thoughts

Mr. Local is a lazily written comedy by director M Rajesh who thinks that abundant dialogue humor can cover up mediocrity.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Kee

In the movie Kee, Govind Padmasurya plays the role of a venomous hacker who hacks details from everyone’s phones and laptops and makes life hell for them. And he is presented as this enormous figure, even the villains we saw in Die Hard franchise or James Bond for that matter would get scared. And the […]




Final Thoughts

Kalees’ idea of this movie is actually suited for one category of people; the ones who don’t use smartphones or anything that is connected to the internet.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Ayogya

Ayogya, the official Tamil remake of Telugu hit Temper is a movie that plays it for the gallery much like the Telugu version. The common sentiment surrounding the rape cases that rapists should be given death sentence immediately is the agenda of the film and with a sentimental hero worshipping happening at the end, you […]




Final Thoughts

Made as the transformation story of a corrupt police officer, Ayogya is a problematic script that ultimately manages to be a passable mass masala entertainer.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Super Deluxe

Super Deluxe from Thiagarajan Kumararaja isn’t a grey noir film like Aaranya Kaandam.  It is actually a partly satirical comedy that addresses the grey shades of human emotions. At one point in the movie, a character says that ten thousand years back we wore nothing and we don’t know whether we will be wearing anything […]




Final Thoughts

This movie is not a lengthy showreel for Vijay Sethupathi or Fahadh Faasil. It is Thiagarajan Kumararaja's display of his hold over the craft of film making.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Airaa

Spoiler Alert! Without revealing some plot elements it will be difficult to review the film Airaa as those key elements are the problematic areas of this new Nayanthara film. The idea of a horror story where the ghost is seeking revenge because the society treated her badly when she was alive is a good thought. […]




Final Thoughts

The inherent insensitivity in the motive of the ghost in Airaa makes the movie a problematic experience. Because of that, the movie fails to create any sort of empathy towards those suffering charact

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Thadam

Thadam directed by Magizh Thirumeni is an interesting plot executed in the most typical Tamil movie style. It is not necessarily an out of the box or a fresh take on a thriller subject. The peculiarity of the puzzle here makes this whodunit an exciting experience even with its share of usual clichés or the […]




Final Thoughts

The gripping second-half and the peculiar plot with an interesting conflict makes this Magizh Thirumeni thriller an appealing one.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Dev

Sitting through the excruciatingly painful Karthi movie Dev, I was wondering what was it in the script that excited Karthi to commit to this movie. Dev is one of those films where I felt I should show this to the characters in the movie (hypothetical scenario) and show them how ridiculous and stupid they are […]




Final Thoughts

According to the Wikipedia page of the movie, 50 crore is the budget of this film and I still can’t believe that a script like this sounded convincing to a producer.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended