An impartial review of moving images from a cinema lover.
- by Kannan Vijayakumar
MARINA FILM REVIEW
Casts: Siva Karthigeyan, Oviya, 'Pakkoda' Pandi
Genre: Comedy Drama
National Award winner, Pandiraj’s Marina is one of the most
anticipated film, which marks the debut of famous TV anchor
Sivakarthigeyan. As we watch Marina, it clearly can be felt that it was
heavily inspired by ‘Saalam Bombay’ and its noble theme of portraying
the lives of the poor kids in India. It throws a light on the lives of
the people in Marina beach, the second largest beach in the world.
film takes its time to establish the life of the people in a
non-cinematic way. The film has a bunch of interesting character which
unfolds as the film runs. The realistic approach must be commendable.
However, the director seems to have lost the treatment he wanted to
achieve as the film gets lingered in a documentary format and also a
fictional film format. It gives a feeling that the maker was not sure
what he wanted to package the film as. Much anticipated
Sivakarthigeyan’s debut falls flat with a feeble role. However, he shows signs of promise at each dialouge. Oviya as an annoying girlfriend, excels. Other cast are
average as Pakoda Pandi carries the film on his shoulder, coming out as a
Technicality the film does not offer much but also Marina is a substantial film which does not warrant much from the technical team. Music by Girish is not bad as only the promo song, 'Vannakam Vazha Veikum Chennai' captures the attention. Cinematographer Vijay have captured the Marina beach poetically especially towards the climax.
In overall, a well-motivated film,
which could have been way impactful with a clear format.
Verdict: Marina promises plenty but delivers a little
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…
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…