Tamil Reviews

Shantytown and scruples - less

In some ways, it is not difficult to sympathize with Parthiban. Whenever he has seriously and sensitively crafted movies, the response from the audience has been good.The same credit goes to Pachchakkuthirra, a film with a committed attempt by Parthiban.The queer story is set…

Real and riveting

The most difficult part of a climb back to heights, is doing it all over again. It is much more painful. Only the truly determined and focused manage it. Karan is. This serious actor, on a comeback through Kokki, has managed this difficult feat.His…

Capital crime

It's yet another underworld story, but what makes the movie interesting is director Sundar C playing the hero for the first time coming up with a decent performance. The swift screenplay of director Suraj also gives the movie a good impetus.In a nutshell, Thalainagaram…

Funful

Crazy Mohan has kept his reputation of coming up with non-stop laugh-riots intact with Jerry. His Crazy Creations, which left a mark on the stage, has gone a step above to leave their impression on the bigger stage.Director S B Kanthan deserves a pat…

Love layered with violence

Why is there a sudden glut of gangster movies? The answers to this simple question maybe many. But the fact of the matter they make for interesting plot lines and captivating cinema.Puthupettai, though not top-of-the-line, is an interesting attempt to get to the heart…

Mix of emotions

Called the king of screenplay, the acclaimed actor-director Bhagyaraj has managed to keep his reputation intact with Parijatham which introduces his daughter Saranya on the big screen as a heroine.Parijatham certainly comes as a refreshing breather among a deluge of action films.Bhagyaraj has…

Fun continues

After a brief interval, actor-director Pandiarajan makes his comeback with Kai Vandha Kalai. Supposedly a sequel to his yesteryear hit Aan Pavam, Pandiarajan has thrown out a simple and a straight forward film without many twists and turns that€™s worth a watch. Amidst all action-packed…

Fighting for friend

You can hide yourself in the davy Jones Locker or stay put on the moon.But you cannot escape from the glut of gangster movies in Tamil. Joining the long list of movies being made on gangsters is Naalai. But due credit should be given…

Yesterday not once more

Karthick and Prabhu created magic together on celluloid through Agni Natchatram. Both of them star sons were top lights in the industry long ago. So it must have been tempting to pair to conjure up the spirit of the past. This time around it is…

Lot of life

Samy, in his debut directorial venture, has tried his hand at a bold theme. Walking on a tight rope, Samy has managed to convey a controversial theme with a modicum of acceptability. Good performances by Sangeetha and Srikanth also make Uyir an engrossing tale.Inspired…