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First, Director Anita Udeep and Oviya have to be appreciated for taking up subjects that are taboo in Tamil Cinema – female characters’ openly expressing their lust and drinking – till now, both these have been shown exclusively with the male characters. Even with that, I am unable to (how much ever I want to) rate the 90ml film any higher than “Rotten” on my mangoidiots scale. Till the very end, I was looking for a story…

In Tamil Cinema, when it comes to political comedy, we have satires, spoofs and then LKG (2019). In his maiden attempt as a writer and hero, RJ Balaji gets promoted to middle school right after kindergarten. The story is a familiar one – of how a local municipal councillor becomes the Chief Minister of the state through his aspiration and smartness – we have seen a similar storyline in last year’s Annanukku Jai starring Attakathi…

I liked Kanne Kalaimaane (2019) starring Udhayanidhi Stalin as Kamala Kannan and Tamannaah as Bharathi as it was a different family drama with little cinematic clichés – my eyes even got a bit watery at the climax – but being painfully slow the film’s pace may not be liked by many. Kamala Kannan is a young organic farmer (what else in 2019!) in a village near Cholavandan who is raised by his father  (Poo Ram) and…

I am not sure I am being “fair” to write a review of Dev (2019), that I watched only till the interval – it was shoddy till then and I didn’t get any hope of it being any better in the second half. The film felt like a poorly made Bollywood romance film that was shot in a European location. The hero Dev (Karthi) has two close friends (RJ Vigneshkanth and Amrutha Srinivasan) who grow along…

Other than the common name, Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 has no connection to the superhit film that came in 2006. This film is about half-a-dozen happenings over the course of a few days, all occurring for want of money – in the past, we have seen the domino effect of one incident to another in a series of events, in this one, the happenings are not directly connected in most cases – while this builds curiosity…