An impartial review of moving images from a cinema lover.
- by Kannan Vijayakumar
DHONI FILM REVIEW
Director: Prakash Raj
Casts: Prakash Raj
Dhoni is the directorial debut of a fine actor, Prakash Raj and
eventually he excels giving a well thought noble film. The main
objective of the film is very clear from the start and Prakash Raj
weaves it with interesting line up of characters.
Dhoni has a good
message for the academically demanding education system. It never gets
deviated from the focus of the film which is rare to see these days.
Prakash Raj carries the film with his great acting skills.
downside of the film is the generic second half. It eventually becomes
very cliché towards the end. After you have watched the film, you might feel like Prakash Raj have been trapped in time, thanks to the melodramatic climax.
Technically the film doe not offer much too. K.V. Guhan's smooth cinematography gives a feel good factor to the film. Editor Kishore's cuts are sharp and it helps the storytelling to a certain extent. Music by illayaraja is soulful, nostalgic and apt for touching subject like this.
In overall a pleasant watch and a convivial
directorial debut by Prakash Raj.
Verdict: Dhoni is a decent and novel debut by Prakash Raj.
Critic - No.120Director: Pushkar-Gayathri Casts: R.Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Kathir,
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Shraddha Srinath, Prem Music: Sam C.S Language: Tamil Genre: Crime / Mystery / Thriller Plot:‘Vikram Vedha’ is a cat and mouse chase of conscience
between a loyal police officer and dreaded gangster. Review: Pushkar-Gayathri is a director duo that sparked off the new age
film making through their whacky treatment in ‘Oram Po’ back in 2007. I believe that they gave two films that had
all the potential to become a game changer in Kollywood. However, the reception for
new age films was relatively lower during 2007-2010, a time where masala biggies were dominating. Cut to 2017, the duo strikes back with an exciting
combination and concept that has made the right noise this time from the very
first announcement. The film opens up with an animated depiction of Vikramathithiyan and
Vedalam tales that b…
Inspired by the popular ‘Red Riding Hood’, En Veetu Thottathil depicts the painful journey of a deaf &
mute girl, Sujitha (Jaya Ganeson) who is in the captivity of a serial killer,
The Wolf. REVIEW:
After a strong presence in the
Malaysian telemovie and music video scene, young film maker Karthik Shamalan
debuts into the league of feature film (actual debut film ‘Suhamaai
Subbulakshmi’ has been delayed for
release). In a closed and conservative film atmosphere like Malaysia, Karthik
has made a bold debut with a slasher flick. Did it prevail?
For any slasher film, the main
strength relies on the character depth of the protagonist. The emotional
connection with the film’s central character, Sujitha excellently portrayed by
Jaya Ganeson. The first half of the film invests its time in establishing the
unique rapport of the two lead characte…
Raja Casts: Sivakarthigeyan, Fahadh Fazil, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj,
Rohini, Sneha Music: Anirudh Language: Tamil Genre: Action / Thriller
PLOT: A youngster named Arivu
(Sivakarthigeyan) from the slums fights to end food adulteration being committed
by large food manufacturing companies.
REVIEW: After proving his true mettle with
a gripping original story, ‘Thani Oruvan (2015)’, director Mohan Raja
continues his voice against societal problems in the society. This time Mohan
Raj takes the subject of large food manufacturing companies and their aggressive
marketing campaigns. ‘Velaikkaran’ is hard-hitting tale centered on the
lives of blue-collared workers and their employers. The portrayal of the food chains
and their side effects is very impactful and thought provoking. The sharp
dialogues written by Mohan Raj and writer duo Subha are one of the biggest
strength of the film (up till a point). One fine example is the monologue uttered
by Fahadh about how the people waits for a…