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Mr. Local (2019) is a film that you can avoid. Director M. Rajesh has made a low-quality copy of Rajinikanth’s Mannan (1992) for 2019. The Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara starrer makes you tiresome. Nayanthara is a self-made millionaire running a successful television studio, SKK is an employee with a local car dealership. Their paths cross due to a traffic signal bug, followed by Nayanthara trying (unsuccessfully) to get rid of SKK and finally they fall in love…

Monster (2019) is a genre that you normally don’t see in Kollywood. It is about a ‘rat’ that creates havoc in the life of a bachelor in his newly bought apartment. This one line is narrated with good camerawork and fine casting by Director Nelson Venkatesan, whose earlier film Oru Naal Koothu (2016) I liked too. S J Surya was the backbone of the film with his brilliant acting, nowadays he is turning out to…

This is an incomplete review of the film Kanchana 3, as I walked out during the Interval. Let me confess, something is wrong with me – from the laughter in the packed cinema hall, it was clear the kids and family audiences were enjoying many of the scenes. For example, I found the act of Raghava Lawrence jumping and climbing on the hips of everyone around (mother, sister-in-law, and his three would-be fiances) to be platitudinous!…

Uriyadi 2 (2019) retains the same rawness that made Uriyadi (2016) a silent hit. While the first film was about college and cast rowdyism, this was about innocent villagers lives being lost due to the ugly nexus of greedy businessmen and corrupt politicians. I found myself being agitated in many places as it was disturbingly resembling the current state of affairs in Tamil Nadu (like in the Sterlite factory issue). The realism of the 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,…