• Movie Review

    Don (2022)

    Sivakarthikeyan in and as Don (2022) is a familiar college film. In Nanban (3 Idiots) we saw the hero, a topper who makes the professors realise what is education, in Don, we see a last-bench student who doesn’t know any subject, doing the same. Even with an unoriginal plot, the director does make us giggle in many places in the first half, and in the climax makes us sentimental, but sadly the film dragged far too long in the second half. With some freshness and a sharp scissor, Don could’ve been a hit, but it manages only a Raw rating. If you like SK then rush to the theatres, others…

  • Movie Review

    Taanakkaran (2022)

    In recent times, Kollywood has produced two “Delicious” movies, Visaranai (2016) and Jai Bhim (2021) that highlighted the systematic flaws in the Indian Police system, which is unable to shrug off its colonial origins. Both the films galvanized the public imagination as well. Taanakkaran (டாணாக்காரன்) starring Vikram Prabhu wishes to join the lineup but falls short due to a narrow plot surface and a documentary feel.  Available on Disney+ Hotstar, the film scores a Raw on the MangoIdiots scale. In 1999, Arivu (Vikram Prabhu) is a new recruit to the Tamil Nadu State Police department and joins hundreds of others in the Police Recruit school (PRS). The PRS is run…

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    Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal (2022)

    Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal (காத்துவாக்குல ரெண்டு காதல்) is a love story starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara & Samantha Ruth Prabhu, directed by Vignesh Shivan. The film was based on a kind of triangular love, an ideal plot for comedy and romance, unfortunately, it fails to impress due to a spiritless screenplay. It gets my Raw rating. Rambo (Vijay Sethupathi) falls in love with Kanmani (Nayanthara) in the morning and with Khatija (Samantha) in the evening, whether he does this knowingly or unknowingly, who is he really in love, do the three live as a trouple are explored in the story. I was expecting tons of humour from the director who made…

  • Kids,  Movie Review

    Oh My Dog (2022)

    Oh My Dog (2022) is a kids’ film featuring a young boy and his love for an orphaned puppy. Veteran actor Vijayakumar, his son the talented Arun Vijay and grandson Arnav Vijay star as the three generations of a family in the movie. The film is meant for children and they will love the film. Targeting them, the director Sarov Shanmugam has gone easy on the plot and sloppy on the screenplay, so the adults will find little interest in the film. Released on Amazon Prime Video, it gets a Raw rating on the Mangoidiots scale. Arnav Vijay, son of Arun Vijay is the star of the film who finds…

  • Movie Review

    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,…