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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

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Review Tamil

Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven

The Yaman of Tata Sumo, the nemesis of comedy, the Lucifer of depth and nuance and the messiah of unintentional comedy Sundar C is back again with a Simbu who is trying to make a comeback to the industry. Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven is the remake of Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi. I am yet to see […]




Final Thoughts

The movie is a charismatic amalgamation Aambala and Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan. I hope that pretty much sums up the “level” of the fun.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

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