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Start with a high-pitched song celebrating the city of Madurai and its culture, add to it sentiments of a family with six sisters and six brothers-in-law, layer it with crimes that have happened recently in Tamil Nadu (like the Pollachi sexual assault case) and top it with a barbarous villain and mindless fighting – the result will be Devarattam (2019) (தேவராட்டம்) starring Gautham Karthik. Gautham has given a good performance, especially in the fight scenes…

Natpe Thunai (2019) starring Hiphop Tamizha, is an average rom-com with sports action thrown in. You will find nothing new here, yet the film was amusing and Director D. Parthiban Desingu can feel pleased about that. The movie starts with a narration of a pre-independence incident resembling Aamir Khan’s Lagaan (2001), with British replaced with French as the happening was in Pondicherry, and, Cricket replaced with Hockey.  Then it travels as a routine hero-heroine love,…