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Normally I am sceptical about Vikram Prabhu’s film, he is a fine actor but his story selections have been bad (Kumki was an exception). With that mindset, I saw Asuraguru (அசுரகுரு) and was better than I expected. The story is about a master thief who smells money anywhere and steals with ease from any place, however dangerous it may be. For a story like this, it is important to have an acceptable flashback, and that’s where Asuraguru falters. Vikram Prabhu has done the action scenes well. Jagan comes as his friend, supporting the main character. More than both of them,…

I wish Sibiraj and Director U.Anbarasan had worked harder with Walter (வால்டர்). They had a lot riding on the title that established his father (Sathiyaraj) as a main stream hero, sadly they have failed. The movie had most of the right ingredients – a reasonable story for an action film, two good supporting actors Samuthirakani & Nutty Natarajan, and, an convincing villain character – yet as a finished product the film fails to engage you. This story was (obviously) about an honest police office Walter (played by Sibiraj) who goes about investigating a series of newborn baby kidnappings. I felt…

Gypsy (ஜிப்ஸி) was a roller-coaster. The story is about a baby, orphaned due to the sudden death of his parents, growing up to be a nomad (Gypsy) travelling around the vast lands of India.  Director Raju Murugan and Jiiva, along with Cinematography Selvakumar S. K. serve a visual feast during the first 30 minutes of the film, which was breathtaking to watch and makes the whole film worth. After this part, the hero while in Nagore sees the heroine (Natasha Singh) and wants to keep seeing her. I liked the sequence leading to Waheeda (the heroine), a muslim lady hailing…

Dulquer Salmaan starring Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal [கண்ணும் கண்ணும் கொள்ளையடித்தால்] was a thorough entertainer. Starting as a typical love story, it morphs into a conman story – Director Desingh Periyasamy has managed the transition effortlessly – I totally didn’t expect the twist. The first thirty minutes when Sid (Dulquer Salmaan) falls in love with Meera (Ritu Varma) was fresh and interesting. The sequences showing online eCommerce fraud were mostly plausible, similarly was the “car” thefts. The climax theft though a bit far-fetched kept you engaged and that’s enough for a feature film. Dulquer Salmaan as done his role as a loverboy well, the heroine…

Baaram (2018), this film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2019 and had its theatrical release only today-that too a limited release in a few theatres. In the night show at Devi Kala today, there were six other people in the audience apart from our group of six. Baaram (பாரம்) is sure to move even the hearts of the coldest, yet it has been filmed in a subtle and simple fashion by Director Priya Krishnaswamy – a big kudos to her. The story is about the village practice of Thalaikoothal, still in vogue…