Tamil Reviews

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…

Of guns and gangsters

Chennai may not have an organized underworld like Mumbai does. But if it had, it would certainly look like the one that Vishnu Vardhan has dreamt up in Pattiyal. And in this soft underbelly of a society he looks for some heart.The film has…

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…