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Sarvam Thaala Mayam

Sarvam Thaala Mayam has this broad stroke narrative which sort of dilutes the impact of the break free agenda it has towards true music. Rajiv Menon’s third directorial is an engaging musical drama that sort of talks about breaking the conventionalities in music and explore it organically. Even though the template like script isn’t completely […]




Final Thoughts

Sarvam Thaala Mayam is more of a political statement about the need to set music free and break the conventional rules and discrimination that limits the access to many talented musicians.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Viswasam

Viswasam is that kind of a movie which I feel Siva wrote overnight after seeing a bunch of 70’s and 80’s melodrama. He just took the melodrama from those and reassembled the stuff he has used previously and made a movie that just went on and on making me almost feel that the portions I […]




Final Thoughts

Viswasam may feel like a better one when compared to Vivegam. But it is still far away from being a good script with sensible characters

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Petta

Karthik Subbaraj is one guy who openly admitted that he liked Lingaa, one of the worst Rajinikanth films in the recent past. That sort of shows how big a fan he is of the stylish super star and a talent like him collaborating with Rajinikanth obviously gave me hope as it may give an end […]




Final Thoughts

Petta has a first half that is highly entertaining, a second half that looks a bit tiring and predictable and a climax that has both flavors of a Rajinikanth film and a Karthik Subbaraj film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Adanga Maru

Adanga Maru starring Jayam Ravi is one script that one will write if they watch half a dozen of Shankar movies back to back. The heavily used out theme of hero getting destroyed by mighty villains and then taking revenge on each one of them is getting repeated here. I am not entirely against using […]




Final Thoughts

The predictability was frequently derailing the movie and the climax portions that had some grip compared to the other parts of the movie, just wasn’t enough to keep me interested.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Maari 2

Let me begin by saying that I wasn’t a big fan of Maari in the first place. And I wasn’t really against the idea of a sequel to that movie. And the reason was that the character of Maari who has this comical angle gives it a peculiarity if used in a solid enough script […]




Final Thoughts

Maari 2 is like an elongated and unnecessarily emotional version of the first part.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

2.0

I don’t know whether Shankar’s 2.0 is a disappointing film or not. Because I belong to that category that wasn’t impressed by the trailer and yet believed that we may get something better when the movie hits the big screen. Sadly that’s not the case here. The trailer in many ways is an exact representation […]




Final Thoughts

2.0, on the whole, is much similar to its trailer. You can easily guess a basic plot. The visual effects will impress you only occasionally. And the 2.0 version has that commercial vibe.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Peranbu

Ram has always been that director who opted for sensitive subjects. He has always tried to criticize the societal concepts of judgemental behavior in his films. What moved me in his latest film Peranbu is the fact that he managed to dive into a great depth with the subject. And with a normal and flawed […]




Final Thoughts

Peranbu is a moving portrayal of a father-daughter relationship that also asks us to count our blessings and be least judgemental.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Sarkar

If you look at the films Vijay has done in the recent past, most of them had these political intentions mixed with them in an entertainer format. In my opinion, they all worked for me and also for those who aren’t necessarily the hardcore fans of the actor because of the blending of propaganda and […]




Final Thoughts

The compromises of every typical Tamil masala entertainer are there and for me, the entertaining energy of Sarkar was slightly less than movies Vijay has done in the recent past.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended