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Darbar (2020) is an all-out Rajni’s cop film. Throughout the film, Superstar is stylish and his energy level is infectious. Director Murugadoss has given a new year treat to Rajni fans. Beyond that, there is nothing good to be told about the film. The film starts with Aadhithya Arunachalam (Rajinikanth), a supercop, being sent to Mumbai by India’s home minister to rid the city of its drugs and child trafficking. How come Delhi appoint a city’s police commissioner? Maybe, it is an indication to the viewers that the screenplay will be devoid of any logic. The first case of a…

Hero (2019) starring Sivakarthikeyan was on expected lines – a disillusioned young man, taking on the corrupt ‘education’ system and exposing its underbelly – unfortunately there was nothing new being told, or told briskly. The second-half turned out to be dull and made us look forward to the end. Director P. S. Mithran seems confused – whether to show Sivakarthikeyan’s as a super-hero, or to be only a prodigy of Gentleman (1993) Kicha, or as an ordinary man turned to be revolting against the system. From the start, the hero keeps losing to the villain, gets rescued by Arjun who…

Thambi (2019) was the most expected film for this month – the acclaimed director Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam / Papanasam (2015) has directed this – Jyothika and Karthi are appearing as siblings. Director seems to have fulfilled the expectations, and the film was a good watch. Karthi has done his role well. Jyothika, as always, has overacted but thankfully nothing overboard, and it was good to see actress Seetha as the loving mother. Even with all of them, it was veteran Sathyaraj who steals the show – the “multi-dimensional” role perfectly suiting him. Though she didn’t have much role, Nikhila Vimal…

Take the news of an entire German town being evacuated to clear a second world-war bomb, change the place of happenings to India, write a brisk screenplay, and deliver it with a fine cast, you get a successful film. That’s exactly what Director Athiyan Athirai has done with Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu (இரண்டாம் உலகப்போரின் கடைசி குண்டு). Attakathi Dinesh is a lorry driver at a metal-scrap yard in Chennai who is in love with Anandhi, a girl from his village. Their love is opposed by her family. Did they join is the story told in the backdrop of a trip from Chennai to…

After a long time, Tamil Cinema has produced an engaging horror film with Iruttu (இருட்டு) starring Sundar C. Director V.Z.Durai has stayed clear of the usual horror-comedy buffoonery that we have seen with Kanchana and Aranmanai franchises. Thanks to this focus, there was a full house today for a week old film. Sundar C. comes as Chezhiyan, a Police Inspector who gets transferred to a hill station to investigate a series of deaths due to unexplainable causes. He is joined by his wife played by Sakshi Choudhary and a young daughter played well by Baby Manasvi. Initially, the Inspector dismisses…