Tamil Review

  • 'Aaha Kalyanam' review: This Tamil film is a faithful remake sans creativity 22-02-2014 03:09 PM

    Cast: Nani, Vaani Kapoor, Badava Gopi and Simran Director: A. Gokul Krishna Rating: 2.5 out of 5 'Aaha Kalyanam', the southern remake of Hindi entertainer 'Band Baaja Baaraat', is a faithful attempt by debutant director A. Gokul Krishna. But the biggest problem with it is that it's a frame-to-frame copy...
  • 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' review: This Tamil film is bold, quirky 28-12-2013 03:16 PM

    Cast: Prasanna Venkatesan, Lekha Washington, Delhi Ganesh, Uma Padmanabhan and Crazy Mohan Director: R.S Prasanna Rating: 4 out of 5 What makes a man a 'man'? The premise of the boldly entertaining 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' surrounds whether the answer to the question is a man's ability to perform in bed....
  • 'Pattathu Yaanai' review: This Tamil film is full of humour 27-07-2013 04:10 PM

    Cast: Vishal Krishna, Aishwarya Arjun, Santhanam, Jagan, John Vijay, Murali Sharma, Seetha, Mayilsamy Director: Bhoopathy Pandian Rating: 3 out of 5 'Pattathu Yaanai' delivers more entertainment as a comedy entertainer than as an action flick. It could have been a wholesome comedy entertainer provided Vishal stayed away from his aspiration...
  • 'Singam 2' review: This Tamil film is bigger but not better 06-07-2013 12:54 PM

    Cast: Suriya, Hansika Motwani, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam, Vivek, Radha Ravi, Nasser, K. Vishwanath, Mukesh Rishi, Danny Sapani, Anjali and Rahman; Director: Hari Gopalakrishnan Rating: 2 out of 5 In 'Singam 2', Suriya as Duraisingam spends most of his time running and chasing baddies. This explains why he is trim with...
  • 'Ambikapathy' review: This Tamil film is a breezy entertainer 29-06-2013 10:59 AM

    Cast: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub and Swara Bhaskar Director: Anand L. Rai Rating: 3.5 out of 5 What's a love story without some fun, heartaches and reality checks? Most love stories of our times pass through these three phases, and by then, either the girl or...
  • Tamil review: 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' is entertaining 15-06-2013 01:39 PM

    Cast: Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey Rating: 2.5 out of 5 It's extremely difficult to make a highly entertaining film sans cliches, and proof to that is 'Theeya Vela Seiyyanum Kumaru' (TVSK). The film manages to be...
  • Tamil Review: 'Rajapattai' - a road unfit for travel 24-12-2011 04:51 PM

    Film: "Rajapattai" Cast: Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K Viswanath, Mithra Kurian, Pradeep Rawat; Director: Suseenthiran; Producer: PVP Cinemas; Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja; Rating: ** 'Rajapattai', which means 'the path of the king', has turned out to be a poor show in terms of story, script and performances. Director Suseenthiran, known for...
  • Tamil Review: 'Porali' lacks finesse, reason 04-12-2011 07:00 PM

    Chennai: Film: 'Porali'; Cast: Sasikumar, Allari Naresh, Swathi, Vasundhara, Kanja Karuppu; Writer-Director: Samuthirakkani; Producer: M. Sasikumar; Music: Sundar C. Babu; Rating: ** So what does Samuthirakkani as a director want to convey? Encouraging child prodigies? Treating the mentally-challenged with dignity? The greatness of doing good for others? The complications of...
  • Tamil Review: 'Marudhavelu' is passable 21-11-2011 11:37 AM

    Chennai: Movie: Marudhavelu Director: RKR Athimoolam Cast: Kailash, Aakansha, Nakshatra, Ilavarasu, Sabita Anand, Sami, Rekha A youngsters foray into the city, his getting embroiled in the affairs of a thug and its backlash on his near ones form the core of Marudhavelu. The influence of similarly plotted films is evident...
  • Tamil Review: 'Vithagan' is predictable 20-11-2011 07:11 PM

    Chennai: Film: 'Vithagan'; Cast: Parthiban, Poorna and Millind Soman; Producer: Manickam Narayanan; Writer-Director: Parthiban; Music Composer: Joshua Sridhar; Rating: ** 1/2 Director-actor Parthiban makes a comeback after a long time. He leaves behind psychological themes and opts for an action oriented cop story for his comeback movie. The film, about...
  • Tamil Review: '7am Arivu' lavish but lacks focus 30-10-2011 01:41 PM

    Chennai: 7aum Arivu is lavishly mounted and has an ambitious plot line that interlocks the present with past centuries. It has a brilliant opening, after which the rest lacks focus and coherence. Director: AR Murugadoss Cast: Suriya, Shruthi Haasan, Johnny Tri Nguyen and Abhinaya The re-uniting of the Ghajini team...
  • Tamil Review: 'Varnam' is a must watch 10-10-2011 02:33 PM

    Director: SM Raju Cast: Giri, Adhish, Monica, Ashwatha, Sampath, Vijay Sethupathi, Muthukumar, Karate Raja It is a coming of age story, but with a difference. It centres around a carefree adolescent, who finds his perception of life and people around him undergo a drastic transformation, after certain events cloud his...
  • Tamil Review: 'Veppam' lacks punch 01-08-2011 03:21 PM

    Chennai: Film: "Veppam"; Cast: Nani, Karthik Kumar, Muthukumar, Nithya Menen, Bindu Madhavi; Director: Anjana Ali Khan; Producer: Photon Kathaas and RS Infotainment (Gautam Menon); Composer: Joshua Sridhar; Cinematographer: Om Prakash; Rating: ** 'Veppam' is yet another movie attempting to depict the world of underprivileged and the inevitable underworld that thrives...
  • Tamil Review: 'Deivathirumagal' wins for emotions 17-07-2011 12:17 PM

    Chennai: Film: "Deivathirumagal"; Cast: Vikram, Anushka, Amala Paul, Nasser, Santhanam, Baby Sara, T. Gee Mahendra, M.S. Bhaskar; Director: Vijay, Producer: M. Chinthamani and Ronnie Screwvala; Music: G.V. Prakashkumar; Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar; Cinematography: Nirav Shaw; Rating: ***1/2 Director Vijay's latest film, inspired by Hollywood's "I am Sam" (2001), is a different...
  • 'Thillalangadi' lacks a story 30-07-2010 02:16 PM

    A central premise that could have been promising had it been handled well, but Thillalangadi fails due to unsuitable casting and lack of story. The protagonist played by Jayam Ravi is a person who needs an adrenaline rush out of everything he does, such as leaving a high-paying job, stealing...
  • 'Madarasapattinam' is worth a watch 16-07-2010 01:45 PM

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  • 'Payya', an action-packed entertainer 03-04-2010 04:43 PM

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  • 'Angaadi Theru' has top cinematography 27-03-2010 08:57 PM

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  • 'Yathumagi', a dull fare 26-03-2010 06:08 PM

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  • Yathumagi is a dull fare 25-03-2010 06:10 PM

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