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Gorilla (கொரில்லா)  starring Jiiva, Shalini Pandey (of Arjun Reddy fame) & Satish is a bank robbery film that goes wrong on all levels. I should’ve known better as the Director Don Sandy’s earlier film Mahabalipuram (2015) was equally poor. Gorilla (2019) had built-up hype with the news that a Chimpanzee is acting in the film and I was expecting some thrilling moments with the ape helping in the robbery, instead, the chimpanzee does a few irritating…

Gurkha (2019) starring Yogi Babu is a comedy film with an engaging story that you can enjoy if you switch off your logical brain, which I did, and I laughed along with rest of the audience in many places. Yogi Babu is a security guard in a big shopping mall, he falls in love (one-sided) with an American lady consulate officer. One evening terrorists enter the mall and take the officer and others in the mall as…

Jiivi (2019) starring Vetri and Karunakaran is a familiar story of a theft wanting to be executed perfectly. What makes the film stand out, and, capable of attracting a full house on a working day matinee show, that too after five days of release are it’s down to earth style of narration and the relatable characters. Saravanan (Vetri) is a youngster is from a farmer family in a village near Madurai, who comes to work in…

I like Yogi Babu, and I was anticipating this film – தர்மபிரபு (2019), unfortunately, it turned out to be a dud. The first thirty minutes were enjoyable, but the next two hours felt like a trailer to a session of torture at hell. The fantasy comedy happens in the world after death, with Radha Ravi being the current Yama (யமன்), ruling it. Due to his failing health, he coronates his son, the playful Yogi Babu as the…

Thumbaa (2019) is an all-out film for the kids, a genre that has become rare in Tamil cinema and for that you need to appreciate the makers of the film – if you are seeing this with your children you will thoroughly enjoy Director Harish Ram’s debut film – otherwise, you will find it dull and difficult to sit through. For the former reason, it manages to get the Mangoidiots rating of “Raw” (2/4)! The…