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MAARA

MAARA

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MAARA REVIEW   DIRECTED BY: Dhilip Kumar CAST: Madhavan as Manimaaran (a) Maara Shraddha Srinath as Parvathi (a) Paaru Sshivdha as Kani Mouli as Vellaiya Alexander Babu as Thief SYNOPSIS: Paaru, an independent woman gets intrigued by the artworks on a wall illustrated by Maara and decides to track him down. What made her go head over heels for the illustration and what awaits them forms the crux of the story. REVIEW: This film is adapted from the movie ‘CHARLIE’ released on 2015, starring Dulquer Salman and Parvathy. The colour theme for both Paaru and Maara has worked out perfectly. The resemblance of these characters and the parallelism was mastered by the team. The cast has done their job to perfection. The music makes you travel with the lives of the char...
Paava Kadhaigal

Paava Kadhaigal

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Paava Kadhaigal Heart-rending tales of love, pride, and prejudice   Director:  Sudha Kongara, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Vignesh Shivan, Vetrimaaran. Cast:  Prakash Raj, Kalki Koechlin, Kalidas Jayaram, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Sai Pallavi, Anjali, Simran, Adithya Bhaskar.   We are in a land that has seen many evil practices like Sati, Child Marriages, and female infanticides. It took ages to eradicate practices like Sati due to relentless fight by many progressive-minded people. But unfortunately, the inhuman practices of female infanticide and child abuse continue in many parts with new unethical practices emanating in the name of pride and honour as indicated by recent incidents that took place across the country. There is a Burmese Proverb th...
Andhaghaaram

Andhaghaaram

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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, EVERYTHING FALLS! Andhaghaaram (2020)       Synopsis - As a blind librarian, dispirited cricketer and desolate psychiatrist each seek retribution and release, their lives overlap under eerie influences.   Director: V. Vignarajan Director of Photography: A.M. Edwin Sakay Music Director: Pradeep Kumar Editor: Sathyaraj Natarajan   Cast: Arjun Das as Vinod Vinoth Kishan as Selvam Pooja Ramachandran as Pooja Kumar Natarajan as Dr. Indran Misha Ghoshal as Manasi Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Runtime: 2hr 51mins   Review: A very good and appreciable experimental attempt to make a psychological supernatural content from a new comer writer-director V Vignarajan. I can't even imagine watc...
Thatrom Thookrom

Thatrom Thookrom

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DREAMS ARE NEVER CHEAP… Thatrom Thookrom Review     Cast: Tee Jay Arunasalam Fouziee, Kali Venkat Seenu Mohan Crew: Director: Arul Suriakannu Director of Photography: Sathish Murugan N Music Director: Balamurali Balu Rating: U/A (India) Genres: Action, Drama Synopsis: Three smart fellows who strives hard to attain their dream of becoming rich, falls prey onto a dirty politician’s hand and how deliberately the boys come ease out of it, is  Arul Suriakannu’s “Thatrom Thookrom”. Review: 3 orphan fellows who works in a liquor shop, get dreams to become richer by going to foreign and they effortlessly earn their money very keenly and keep saving it. Teejay the man (protagonist), growing up in an orphanage along with his 2 friends ...
Mookuthi Amman

Mookuthi Amman

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Mookuthi Amman Review   Director: N J Saravanan & RJ Balaji Cast RJ Balaji as Engels Ramasamy Nayanthara as Mookuthi Amman Urvashi as Ramasamy's Mother Ajay Ghosh as Bhagavathi Baba Music: Krish Cinematography: Dinesh Krishnan Genre: Drama, Comedy Runtime: 141 minutes Synopsis: A TV reporter who has been gathering evidences to expose a self-styled godman for years, gets help from goddess Mookuthi Amman. How does he utilize the situation to bring down the godman before the public is – 2K’s – Amman Thai for you… Review: RJ Balaji, who is a local TV reporter in Nagercoil, lives very hard with his grandfather, mother and 3 sisters. At the same time, he has been collecting news of the occupation of 11 thousand acres of land. RJ Balaji’s mother...
SOORARAI POTTRU

SOORARAI POTTRU

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SOORARAI POTTRU REVIEW   CAST: Nedumaaran Rajangam – Suriya Bommi – Aparna Balamurali Paresh – Paresh Rawal Pechi – Urvashi Directed by – Sudha Kongara   SYNOPSIS: This movie revolves around the protagonist, who aspires to make the flight travel possible for everyone. Will he let the obstacles that comes his way, take away his dream?   REVIEW: “Soorarai Potru” translated to ‘Praise the Brave’, is based on a book “Simply Fly” written by Capt.Gopinath picturing his own life. Portraying his character in the movie is Suriya, who has done a brilliant job in expressing the emotions in perfect balance. All the characters played their part with perfection. The background score, directed by G.V. Prakash Kumar, gives us goosebumps. Cinematograp...
The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit

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Series Review The Queen's Gambit   Directed by: Scott Frank Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series Original Music Composer: Carlos Rafael Rivera Writing Credits: Walter Tevis, Allan Scott, Scott Frank Film Editing: Michelle Tesoro Series Cinematography By: Steven Meizler Language: English, Russian, Spanish Runtime: 6h 33min       Synopsis: Finally, a scripted series that respects the intelligence of its audience while at the same time creating a compelling story with tight writing, terrific directing, composing and production design, surprisingly fresh music supervision and wonderful casting. The six-episode series based on Walter Tevis's novel of the same name follows young orphan Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) as she grows...
Putham Pudhu Kaalai

Putham Pudhu Kaalai

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Putham Pudhu Kaalai   A Tamil Anthology? Sounding the kollywood habitats to chill out with their loved ones. Five stories that lock’s you in front of prime. 5 best in the businesses, directed by Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon, Sudha Kongara, Karthik Subbaraj and Gautham Vasudev Menon delivers the tales. Just some thoughts from my heart about the story is what at last you can narrate about it. A single sentence can excite you in unimaginable ways and that’s exactly what happened when Madhavan said in the voice over, “Like I said, nammala avanga epdi feel panna vekrangandradhu dhan matter; foolish, happy, and most importantly young”. What we have seen in many movies that, love can make us feel young but to this tale that literally translated on screen is really brilliant. ...
Silence

Silence

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Silence – Do I see a Hollywood short film? Movie: Silence   Directed by: Hemant Madhukar Genre:  Horror, Mystery, Thriller Principal Cast: Madhavan as Anthony Anushka Shetty as Shakshi  Anjali as Maha Michael Madsen as Richard Dawkins  Subbaraju as Vivek Shalini Pandey as Sonali Writing Credits: Hemant Madhukar, Kona Venkat (Screenplay) Language: Tamil Duration: 126 min  Synopsis: An usual dark past for the victim, who is then killed in a haunted villa. The story resembles wholly about the murder and its twist and turns.  Review: The movie eventually started with a good note by showcasing what’s the whole plot is about. As slowly the characters get bound to the action, it failed to focus on the storyline. Hemant Madhukar,...
The Irishman Review

The Irishman Review

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The Irishman     Directed by: Martin Scorsese  Writing Credits: Stevan Zailian Original Music Composer: Robbie Robertson Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker Cast: Robert De Niro as Fran ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino Harvey Keitel as Angelo Bruno Bobby Cannavale as Joe Gallo Ray Romano as Bill Bufalino Stephen Graham as Anthony Provenzano Kathrine Narducci as Carrie Bufalino Anna Paguin as Peggy Sheeran Genre: Biography, Drama, Crime Runtime: 3hr 29min Rating: R Language: English Synopsis: Robert De Niro excels at playing closed-off, unreachable characters—hard men who might seem a bit dull if you met them for th...
V (aka) V The Movie Review

V (aka) V The Movie Review

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Movie Review: V     Directed By: Mohana Krishna Indraganti Language: Telugu Cast: Nani As Vishnu Sudheer Babu As DCP Aditya Nivetha Thomas As Apoorva Ramanujam Aditi Rao Hydari As Saheba Genre: Thriller, Action Composer: Amit Trivedi Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh Cinematography: Vinda PG Runtime: 2hr 20 min. Synopsis:  A formidable hero turns into a villain in front of society, a cat-and-mouse revenge saga storyline.  The grizzled script makes the viewers less intensified into the movie and social mouths open up with mixed reviews. Review:  Opening the screen with a big mob and chaos, DCP. Adithya (Sudheer Babu) opens fire in public and protecting the civvies, becomes the talk of the town. Soon as a savior of Hyderab...
C U SOON

C U SOON

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C U SOON MOVIE REVIEW   The Director-Editor by: Mahesh Narayanan Writing Credits: Mahesh Narayanan (Screenplay)   Cast: Fahadh Faasil as Kevin Thomas Darshana Rajendran as Anu Mol Sebastian Roshan Mathew as Jimmy Kurian Saiju Kurup as Dr.Prasanth Maala Parvathi as Jimmy’s Mother Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery. Composer: Gopi Sundar. Runtime: 1hr 38 min. Language: Malayalam.   Synopsis: Paving the way for future Indian Cinema taste, Fahadh Faasil with his small crew, comes up with an experimental thriller genre, which satisfies the current lockdown atmosphere. A life via internet has become normal during the pandemic and “c u soon” catches its sense and delivers the content through a computer screen. What happens if you lost your loved one and you have only ...
Walter

Walter

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Walter: Misses the plot Inspired by his father Sathyaraj's cop role in Walter, his son Sibiraj dons khakhi in action thriller Walter. A story of a senior police officer who investigates the missing of babies in a small town in Kumbakonam. There are baddies, sub-plots, and abundant action. Directed by U Anbarasan, the film begins well to end up loud and less convincing. A cliched ride eventually. But there are few action scenes that may please stunt-lovers. There is Shirin Kanchanwala who plays the heroine. Genre - Action thriller Cast - Sibiraj, Shirin Kanchanwala. Natty Subramaniam, Samuthirakani, Charlie Music - Dharmaprakash Cinematography - Rasamadhi Editor - Elayaraja Direction - Anbarasan Production - 11:11 Productions (P) Ltd Run Time - 133 minutes Every actor's pass...
Dharala Prabhu

Dharala Prabhu

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Dharala Prabhu: Unlimited fun Doing a remake is no easy task. It has to capture the essence of the original. Three cheers to new director Krishna Marimuthu. He has managed to capture the essence of Bollywood hit Vicky Donor, released in 2012, well to deliver a good outing in Dharala Prabhu. Without tinkering too much with the original, Krishna Marimuthu has successfully reproduced Vicky Donor as Dharala Prabhu. A tough subject for Tamil audience but given well. Thanks to stupendous show by Vivekh, it passes the muster Genre - Comedy Cast - Harish Kalyan, Tanya Hope, Vivekh Music- Anirudh Ravichander Sean Roldan Vivek-Mervin Inno Genga Madley Blues Bharath Shankar Kaber Vasuki Oorka Production - Screen Scene Media Entertainment Direction: Krishna Marimuthu Run Time - 122 m...
Velvet Nagaram Review

Velvet Nagaram Review

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Velvet Nagaram: Action, Reaction Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been the choice of filmmakers these days when they step out to do women-centric movies. Joining the list of movies that she did recently is Velvet Nagaram.  Helmed by debutant Manoj Kumar Natarajan, the movie is a thriller with Varalaxmi playing a journalist on a mission. She has emotion and action to do plenty in the film. She renders full justice to it. But that alone is not enough to elevate the script, which travels on a cliched path at many places. The director has tried to speak too many things including exploiting the livelihood and natural resources for the sake of development Genre - Action thriller Cast: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Kasturi Shankar, Ramesh Tilak, Santhosh Krishna, Maalavika Sundar Music: Achu Rajamani ...