An impartial review of moving images from a cinema lover.
- by Kannan Vijayakumar
KADHALIL SOTHAPUVADHU YEPPADI FILM REVIEW
Kadhalil Sothapuvadhu Eppadi (2012)
Director: Balaji Mohan
Casts: Siddarth, Amala Paul, Suresh
Music: S. Thaman
Debutant Balaji Mohan has made an impressive debut with KSY with
such a strong grip on the audiences with an engaging screenplay.
Personally I would say, 'Two hours pass so fast and it have never felt
so worth it and light." It can be boldly defined as one of the best
‘battle of the sexes’ story of the decade.
Even if the premise
is a tested one, what makes KSY unique is the way the protagonist
interacts with the camera once in a while giving a mockumentary feel
which is really interesting to watch especially when it is a romantic
tale. The director has crafted an appealing line up of characters in the
film and have weaved in a message that ‘Love can only be learned
together with the blunders which comes with it’. He have not only used
young love track to stamp it but also uses a love track between
the parents also to do it. That makes the film genuine. Dialogues which
are sharp and youthful, is a certain spot on. He also uses Facebook in
the film and the particular scene where Siddarth parents have a ‘cute’
questioning about his girlfriend photo in his profile. By the time it
reaches the last scene, we can understand the reality of relationships
and the simplicity of love.
The casting is perfect and
Siddarth is an apt choice who carries the film on his shoulder with his
charm and balanced expressions. Others like Amala and Suresh impresses
while the newbies of friends make a thunderous debut by pulling the
roofs down at many parts of the story.
Nirav Shah’s camera
work is simple yet elegant. Thaman’s music is pertinent to the subject
and the use of ‘Valai Osai’ of illayaraja at the climax really elevates
All said, KSY can be easily labeled as a 'sweet
classic' among the teenagers and the main credit goes to Balaji Mohan
for creating such a light hearted story with no commercial exaggerations
whatsoever. In overall, a huge applause should be given to the whole
team for once again proving the power of simplicity.
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…
Director: P.S.Mithran Casts: Vishal, Arjun, Samantha, Robo Shankar, Dehli Ganesh Language: Tamil Genre: Action / Thriller Music: Yuvan Shankara Raja
SYNOPSIS: A hot headed military officer,
Kathiravan (Vishal) tries to expose the crime of data stealing and misuse of it
to make money from innocent people by a master hacker, White Devil (Arjun).
REVIEW: Cyber-crime is one of the prevalent
topics worldwide, thanks to the immense growth of technology and the ease of
data sharing it has facilitated. Even though in surface, the topic might look a
bit straight forward, the complexity of these technology is limitless. Debutant
director P.S.Mithran has researched deeply and has crafted a film that is
intelligent, relatable and engaging.
The film sets up with a strong tone
by establishing the master hacker, White Devil who is working towards his
ultimate goal of having every individual’s information and money in hand. On
the other end, we are introduced to a military officer, Kathiravan who is