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    Men in Black: International (2019)

    Men in Black: International (2019) is the latest in the popular comedy science fiction series Men in Black. For a film that didn’t have the original stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, it was engaging but fails to impress due to a weak plot. The lead pair Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth have given a satisfying performance, I hope they continue the series with them in the future but with more imaginative stories. Available on Netflix, this gets a Raw. Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) of the UK branch of MIB is assigned to escort and entertain an alien royal Vungus the Ugly, in this task, H is joined by…

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    Beast (2022)

    Beast (2022) is an all-out mass hero entertainment movie with an unimaginative plot that surprisingly was fun to watch. Director Nelson has used the same style of non-serious storytelling and casting from Doctor (2021) which suited a hero like Sivakarthikeyan, but surprisingly Vijay has made it work for him as well. Known for his dancing and fast actions, Vijay has exceeded his past performances in this film, if you like him, you will be enthraled. The film gets my mangoidiots rating of Raw. A shopping mall in Chennai city is hijacked and hundreds of people are taken hostage at gunpoint by terrorists who want their Kashmiri leader in Tihar jail,…

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    K.G.F Chapter 1 (2018)

    With the sequel being released for this much-hyped movie, I saw K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) on Amazon Prime Video. The director Prashanth Neel deserves kudos for making a familiar story on this huge scale in terms of its visuals. Kannada actor Yash has done well and established his position among film stars recognized across India. The story fails to match the large canvas that was employed to narrate it, hence it gets a Raw rating. A young boy Rocky sees his single mother die at a young age due to an illness she didn’t have money to get treated. This leaves a strong impression on Rocky to go after money…

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    RRR (2022)

    Director S. S. Rajamouli is famous for bringing fantasy to the big screen like no one else. Simple folklore or an imaginative tale, when it gets handled by him, becomes magical. He is the unchallenged king of grandiose in Indian cinema. RRR (2022) is no exception to this successful record of his. You should watch it in a theatre preferably in 3D and you will be thoroughly entertained. The film gets my Ripe rating. Just like the blockbuster Baahubali (2015), RRR is also about the fight between two fearless men. The story happens in the 1920s, during the British rule of India. N. T. Rama Rao Jr. comes as a…

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    Etharkkum Thunindhavan (2022)

    Etharkkum Thunindhavan (2022) is a run-of-the-mill movie that is acceptable just by not being bad like Suriya’s earlier films like Kaapaan (2019) or NGK (2019). The film gets a “Raw” in mangoidiots scale and I watched it in a theatre – the last movie I watched in a theatre was Asuraguru (2020) and that was exactly two years ago. Suriya comes as Kannapiran, son of Aadhirayar (Sathyaraj) and Kosalai (Saranya), and is an activist lawyer in a village called ThenNadu. Their sister village is VadaNadu.  Inba (played  by Vinay Rai) from VadaNadu is the son of a central minister, and runs an evil empire by recording naked videos of young…