When you wait for something indefinitely, the expectation quotient goes higher and higher, reaching a point where nothing can matchup with it. Idhu Namma Aalu also falls in to that criteria, with so many months
The movie which has monopolized this week, Marudhu, is another Muthaiah effort, in the similar lines of his earlier movies Kutti Puli and Komban. Effectively same rural scenarios, same gist in the story, same emotional overtures, and same super action sequences and a whole lot of violence done in a non apologetic way, feigning necessity, Marudhu does not exactly spring any surprises at us.
As you watch the second franchise of the movie, KO-2, you feel an uncanny déjà vu. You cannot place where you have come across so many details before. Like the kidnapping of a grown man in position, fighting for a cause….
The movie, which started shooting many years back give the actors of the movie a specific young look, which we find unbelievable, forgetting that they were actually that young when the movie shooting started.
Once, long back we watched Anil Kapoor disappearing into thin air with a watch. Now, we watch Suriya disappearing, not into thin air but into another time zone. But to be fair, there ends the similarities between Mr. India and ‘24’.
Kalam, a relatively less promoted movie is a horror thriller with a twist. The director Robert Raaj hoodwinks us with the slow pace in the beginning to submissiveness, just to throw the unpredictable end.
In our world of dog eat dog attitude and criminals enjoying freedom while the innocent crumble, it is rare to have a lawyer, who are by definition crooks who will do a turn if the money is right, who is straightforward and virtuous. Manithan, the official Tamil remake of the Bollywood movie Jolly LLB touches on the subject with humour and a punch in your face.
When you realize that the movie has M Sasikumar as the protagonist, automatically you assess the film as one of the rural themed, love/revenge/repentance/rarely happily ending ones, with not too much of masala. Well, this time around too, you will not be disappointed, while watching the high drama unraveling in the theatres.
For the past few weeks most of the movie magazines and portals were abuzz with nothing, but the minutest details of the upcoming Vijay movie, Theri, which finally was released yesterday to the relief and excitement
There are horror movies and there are horror movies. And off late, we get to watch and compare many sub casts of the genre with so many movies releasing with big stars and big directors. Zero, a movie which is totally confused with where it belongs is another branch in the same genre, directed and scripted by Shiv Mohaa, who has no prior experience in the genre. So he has mixed supernatural with reality, fears with comedy, life incidents with dreams and made a movie which is unique in its own way, , yet obscure and intrusive at times.
The French film ‘The Intouchable’ has been the inspiration of many a film in India as well as Hollywood for the past years and, the latest in the list is the bilingual by Vamsi in Tamil and Telugu, which are shot simultaneously with the same cast and crew.
Aviyal, like the title denotes, is an aviyal (kitsch, kichdi, amalgamation) of m short films of different genres and different hues, directed by five different beings with different canvases and colours. Produced by the young minded Karthik Subbaraj’s production banner Stone Bench , the anthology is powerful at times, a laugh riot at other times and at other times, gives you a bone to chew.