Showing posts from September, 2017

SPYDER (2017)

Director: A.R.Murgadoss
Casts: Mahesh Babu, S.J.Suryah, Rakul Preet Singh, Bharath
Music: Harris Jeyraj
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller

Intelligence officer Shiva (Mahesh Babu) must use his skills and intellect to take down a psychotic terrorist causing havoc in Hyderabad.

A.R.Murgadoss strikes back to Kollywood after the back to back blockbusters ‘Thuppaki (2012)’ and ‘Kaththi (2014)’. Known for his fine balance between commercialism and social commentary, the film maker went on to become one of the highest paid director in Indian Cinema. So how will his latest bilingual fair, stirring massive expectations with Mahesh Babub’s debut in Tamil?

This time A.R.Murgadoss takes humanity and compassion to be the main subject and threads a story with a psychotic maniac who enjoys inflicting death. The film engaging in the way technology is used to nab an intelligent criminal. The cat and mouse chase between Mahesh Babu and SJ Suryah is the biggest highlight of the f…



VIVEGAM (2017)

Director: Siva
Casts: Ajith Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Agarwal, Akshara Hassan, Karunakaran
Music: Anirudh
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime

An Interpol agent, AK (Ajith Kumar) sets out for a revenge against his friends who work for a secret society.

After delivering two commercially successful films, ‘Veeram (2013)’ and ‘Vedalam (2015)’, ‘Vivegam’ marks Ajith-Siva’s third collaboration. Looking at the trailers and promotion, the film was touted to be a crime thriller that looks and feels westernised. So will the combo hit a hat trick?
Despite the Hollywood treatment, we know that we are watching a Siva film when even an American utters a punch dialogue in the starting scene. After a breathtaking intro and a far fetched pre-title stunt sequence, the audience are left with whether to excite or hesitate.

The main problem with Vivegam is that it takes good ideas and delivers it with overblown cinematic liberties that might kill off the intention. The roman…