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…
In my opinion, 2018
was a healthier year than last year with increasing number of quality films
that were delivered by young filmmakers who dared to explore with their
content. We also saw experienced, proven filmmakers like Mani Ratnam, Shankar
and A.R.Murgadoss churning out films from their hearts with the biggest actors
of Kollywood. And here are my sincere thoughts on Kollywood 2018 as we wrap up
the year. *Ranking are based
on profits, critical acclaim and my overall opinions on the films 20) THAANA SERNTHA
Vignesh Sivan and Surya combo garnered lots of attention due
to the former’s previous film, ‘Naanum Rowdy Thaan’ which elevated Vijay
Sethupathi’s character. The film was entertaining and was a clear Pongal winner
thrashing Sketch and Gulebagavali to emerge as a box office hit.
The only problem I had with this film was the over use of commercial elements,
especially the climax that diluted the original idea of Special 26. Nevertheless,
the film marked a positive…
SYNOPSIS: ‘Lust Stories’ presents four
short films that explores love, sex and relationships in the evolving modern
After the successful anthology ‘Bombay
Talkies (2013)’, the four talented directors have joined hands again for
another thought provoking entertainer that is made for Netflix this time. ‘Lust
Stories’ provides an insight of each of the directors’ interpretation on the
subject of ‘lust’. Presented as a triumph of feminism in modern India, the film
conveys its point without being too blatant in its voice.
The film sets off with Anurag
Kashyap’s story about Kalindi (Radhika Apte) who becomes infatuated with her
student after a one night stand. As scandalous and uncomfortable as it sounds,
Anurag employs comedy to tr…