Tamil Reviews

Father-Son Duo

There is always a fascination and attraction when a father-son duo acts together. We experienced that in Jor but it is missing in Vettrivel and Sakthivel. In the name of fun and entertainment the director has chosen to give a go-by to a minor matter…

Another assembly line venture

Vanakkam Thalaiva is a movie which has been churned out to cash in on Sathyaraj image. But the cultivated insouciance (lollu) seems to go overboard and the double meaning dialogues and screenplay sans any logic do no good for the movie either.Debutant director Sakthi…

Fighting for love

Amidst host of remakes with blood and revenge themes comes as a whiff of air Dishoom.Quite typical to director Sasi's earlier movies (Sollamalae and Roja Kootam), romance forms the base of the movie, though it is ironically titled Dishoom.The movie is all about…

Whiff of fresh air

First things first. Director-producer Kannan (of Vedham Puthithu fame) deserves fullest praise for attempting a serious and sensitive story even in these times of mindless masala movies.Amirtham, though slow in pace to a world used to MTV-5-frames-a-second-montages and takes time to warm up and…

Turning the searchlights inside

Kodambakkam always holds special allure in the minds of Tamilians. After all, it is from where thousand dreams are launched daily. The success and failure stories in Kodambakkam, the headquarters of Tamil film industry, are in itself pure theater. The story of the small cogs…

Welter of emotions

After all hurdles, June R has finally made it to the theatres. So is the wait worth it? The answer is a moot point. Debutant director Revathy Verma has tried to flesh out the emotions of a girl longing for a motherly touch. But has…

Fatal attraction

There is always a dark allure to the forbidden. Its seductive attraction is magnetic. This special charm, as manifested in a woman coveting for his sister's husband, is the essential theme of Kalaba Kadhalan. This fatal attraction kind of love story is not new to…

Bold in thoughts

Seeman seems inspired by the latest cricket sensation Mahendra Singh Dhoni ---like the blasting batsman, Seeman gets his ideas with force and passion And in Madhavan, Seeman has found a willing partner, who is the flesh and blood of the movie, carrying the entire burden…

Trite and tiresome

Somebody needs to stop this Sathyaraj. His spoofs and parodies wearing thin. He and his son Sibiraj are proving to be caricatures of themselves. And Sathyaraj's desperation in trying to prop his son's floundering career comes across in cruel and pathetic terms.Kovai Brothers is…

For the masses, with a message

With elections around, Vijayakanth, who recently floated his own party to test the waters in the elections, has come out with Sudesi where he strives to reform the Chief Minister of a State. There is enough punch dialogues and the actor utilized the opportunity well…