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Soorarai Pottru (சூரரைப் போற்று) starring Suriya and directed by Irudhi Suttru (2016) director Sudha Kongara was an entertaining “hero” film. While it is based on the well-written & inspiring Autobiography of Deccan Air’s founder Captain G.R.Gopinath, the film adaptation was far away from it. The film got released directly on OTT and is available in Amazon Prime Video. Besides Suriya, the casting for the other main characters by Paresh Rawal, Aparna Balamurali and Urvashi were apt for the roles. There were many enjoyable moments in the film but they could’ve been tied together better. I liked the heroine’s character who…

There are movies whose upcoming release generates a lot of excitement, but only a few live up to the levels.  Mookuthi Amman (மூக்குத்தி அம்மன்) written and co-directed by RJ Balaji and starring Nayanthara not only meets the expectation but exceeds it. It is a clean comedy that can be enjoyed with the family. The story is a familiar one, of God coming down to earth to bless & work with one of his/her devotees. The credit roll acknowledges being inspired by Bruce Almighty (2003) and others, but I could see the influence of Oh My God (2012) and PK (2014)…

Starring Keerthy Suresh, Miss India (2020) is a typical rags-to-riches film. Appearing as Manasa Samyuktha, a bright young lady from India who moves to the USA with her family, where she builds a tea retail empire in the USA fending off the animosity from the incumbent coffee chain of Jagapathi Babu. The film was ordinary, but not dull. It is available on Netflix India. For a movie claimed to be happening in the USA, I hardly saw any American locations or Americans characters or even hear American accent from anyone in the film. Maybe the pandemic forced the makers to…

Ka Pae Ranasingam (க. பெ. ரணசிங்கம்) is a movie that handles an important subject but was made poorly. I am disappointed that the talents of the two actors I like a lot, Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh, were not supported with a strong screenplay. The film was about the difficulty faced by a poor widow to bring back the remains of her dead husband from Dubai. It wants to show the complete apathy of our bureaucracy to the plights of its citizens and how its foreign affairs let other countries exploit our workers for personal gains. The heroine Aishwarya Rajesh…

I am half-way through the first season of a comedy show “Time enna Boss”(டைம் என்ன பாஸ்) that released in Amazon Prime Video and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It was unlike anything we see in the Tamil satellite channels. It stars Bharath Srinivasan, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Robo Shankar, Karunakaran, Sanjana Sarathy & Alexander Babu. The 10 episodes season follows a familiar theme of five strangers (who become friends) living under one-roof. Interestingly, here the writers: Mahakerthi, Naru Narayanan and Super Subu have given a twist of casting the four of the five being accidental time-travellers from different time periods. This…