Velai Illa Pattadhaari

Velaiyilla-Pattathari-(2014)

1st Half –> Rehash of Dhanush’s earlier stage movies like Padikathavan/Polladhavan/Yaradi nee mohini/thiruvilayadal arambam etc… I mean the same jobless role/drinking and singing with friends.. But still its “Entertaining”

2nd Half –> All of a sudden, the movie turns into serious mode & villain comes into action. Then the usual cat & mouse game between hero & villain(Boring Stuff) lasts till the climax.(BTW Climax was so stupid)

Surabhi/Amala Paul/Vivek wasted in the movie.

Mr Dhanush, this is just 25th movie & u have a long way to go. Y imitating u r father in law in too many scenes? If u continue to do so, u will lose your identity.

Over all, an above average movie which can be watched once for the sake of few songs and first half.

Rating –> 2.75/5

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Arima Nambi

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Arima Nambi –> The same old kidnap story(old wine in old bottle). Few movies will have an excellent first half and pathetic second half, this movie too falls into that category..

First half was racy/interesting & looks like second half was taken for granted.. Climax was ok. RD Rajasekar’s camera work was good. Drums Sivamani’s music was not appealing. Wish they trimmed lot of unwanted scenes in the second half.

Vikram Prabhu is yet to choose a right script after Kumki.. Priya Anand has got noting much to do in this movie.

Watch it at u r own risk.. But If you have decided to watch it, then – DON’T SEE ANY LOGIC.

Rating –> 2.75/5

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Vaayai Moodi Pesavum

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Vaayai Moodi Pesavum(VMP) –> Only very few directors think of something out of the box and present the same without making any-kind of commercial compromise.. Dr Balaji Mohan falls into that category…

Romance/father-son relationship/Media/Politics in Cinema Industry etc portrayed in a different way(2nd half – No one speaks). Freshness prevails throughout the movie- that’s the main USP of the movie. Perfect casting is an added advantage.

Go for it.. U wont be disappointed…

Rating –> 3.75/5

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Tenali Raman

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Tenali Raman –> comedy king Vadivelu is back with a bang after 2 years of rest due to various political reasons..

Positives:
Vadivelu’s acting
Story (what will happen if FDI is allowed in India)
Imman’s BGM
Ending bloopers
Perfect casting and CG works

Negatives:
Too slow Screenplay
Romance part + duets
Songs
Climax

Rating –> 3/5

Verdict: it’s not so good as Imsai arasan 23am pulikesi.. & at the same , it’s not too bad as indralogathil na algappan.. Can be watched once.

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Naan Sigappu Manithan

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Naan Sigappu Manithan –> First of all hats-off to dir Thiru for thinking something different and presenting the same with a hero who has sleeping disorder(Narcolepsy)..

Vishal & Lakshmi Menon chemistry/performance – Top class. Almost every other supporting cast members did their part well except Sundar Ram. GV Prakash should have taken extra care on Songs & it fell in wrong places..

Fun filled first half + unexpected happenings in the second half(though it may not work with few family audience) with a good climax makes the movie an awesome romantic thriller which is worth watching.. Go for it…

Rating –> 3.5/5

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Maan Karate

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Maan Karate –> Few movies will have excellent first half and the second half will be exactly opposite to the first half.. Maan Karate falls into that category.

The director failed to blend comedy,action,romance etc., in a proper way.. Most of the time, Siva make us laugh & all of a sudden he turns into serious mode(Climax fight) which is unbelievable. Maan Karate boxer punching skilled boxer & winning championship is too much..

Performance wise, Maan Karate is the best movie for Siva Karthikeyan. He has improved a lot in various departments like acting/dancing/dialogue delivery/body language/dressing..

Siva Karthikeyan’s fans will like it & others can watch it once for the sake of excellent first half + Anirudh’s peppy songs which are well choreographed.

On a general note, I personally felt A R Murugadoss should have written the screenplay along with his story. Debut director Thirukumaran missed to hit the jackpot in-spite of having excellent cast & crew members.

Rating –> 2.75/5

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Jilla

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Vijay is back with Jilla after that debacle “Thalaivaa” which faced so many issues prior to release and failed at box-office.. In order to stay away from controversies, they underplayed right from the day of launch.. Promos were very low, trailer released just couple of days before the theater release.. Malayalam super star joins hand with Vijay for the first time.. So how is Jilla? Read the entire review and find out..

Story Analysis:

Sivan(Mohan Lal) is a deadly don of Madurai.. During an encounter, Sivan’s driver lose his life and save his boss… From that incident, Sivan takes care of his driver’s son(Sakthi-Vijay) and in fact treats him like his own son.. Sivan and Sakthi join and do all sort of rowdyism in Madurai. In order to save himself from police , Sivan asks Sakthi to become a police.

At certain point of time, Sakthi wants to stop all these kind of rowdyism and change his father into a good human being. The remaining story is all about the usual cat and mouse game between father & son with one Villain between them.

Cast and Crew Analysis:

Vijay played the lead role… After a long time, superb acting/body language/dialogue delivery which looked pleasant throughout the movie. Mohanlal did justice to the role given to him.. I don’t think anyone else can do that role with ease..

Kajal Agarwal played the female lead, don’t know whats wrong with her.. She looked sad throughout the movie and didn’t get much scope to perform. Just danced for songs and appeared in very few scenes. For the first time, Soori wasted .. and infact his comedy irritated.. Sampath played the role of usual tamil cinema villain.. Mankatha fame Mahath has nothing much to do.. Other cast and crew members acted well..

D.Imman’s songs & BGM- biggest asset for the movie… But still, 2 songs placed in wrong position which in-turn increased the length of the movie. In-spite of so many positives, one guy spoiled the whole feel of the movie.. He is none other than Director Nesan. When two super stars join together, story and screenplay should be gripping. But here, looks like he has shifted the basic plot from Dheena.. Wish he had worked out second half better.

General Analysis:

First half was ok.. Second half was very lengthy.. Due to boring screenplay, the tempo went down post interval..

Wish they immediately remove that Jingunamani song, eppo mama treat song and few scenes, so that the whole movie will look short and crisp.. Nowadays it’s very difficult to make audience to sit inside theater for a long duration(3 hrs+)

Over all, ‘okay’ kind of movie which will satisfy all Vijay fans and neutral fans can watch once.

Rating –> 3/5

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