• Movie Review

    Sabhaapathy (2021)

    Sabhaapathy (2021) is a Tamil Comedy film starring Santhanam. Surprisingly, unlike the recent films of the actor, the humour in this film, while not great, was least offensive and enjoyable. Available on Amazon Prime gets a Raw. The story is about a suitcase full of money belonging to a corrupt politician coming into the possession of Sabapathy, a young man looking for a job in Srirangam, Trichy. Sabapathy is having a troubled relationship with his father, Ganapathy (played by M S Bhaskar), this complicates Sabapathy’s love with the girl living opposite their house. Did Sabapathy get a job, win over the girl and resolve issues with his father while managing…

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    Maanaadu (2021)

    Director Venkat Prabhu deserves a big applause for succeeding in making the not-easy-to-understand idea of time loops entertaining for the regular moviegoer who may not care about science-fiction. The success of the film, Maanadu (மாநாடு) was earned by the excellent acting of Silambarasan and S J Suryah, an apt theme that resonates with the Tamil audience, and a fast-paced screenplay that had little slack. Available on Sony Liv, the film gets my Ripe rating, don’t miss it. It all starts with an NRI, Abdul Khaliq (Silambarasan) sitting next to a young lady Seetha (Kalyani Priyadarshan) on a flight to Coimbatore. On landing, he leaves with his friends to Ooty to…

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    Jango (2021)

    Having read this to be a time-loop based story, I was looking forward to this film, Jango (2021). Unfortunately, the film was a disappointment. The story’s crux is a familiar theme of a rogue scientist experimenting with human lives for his personal fame and gain, and the hero working against odds to save the world, in this case, he uses poorly the advantage provided by time-loop. There are aliens, space research, brain surgery, murder mystery and the kitchen sink thrown in. The story also includes an estranged couple with the husband trying desperately to get together. I wish the crew had done well, but the film only gets my rotten…

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    Annaatthe (2021)

    During the ongoing pandemic, Annaatthe (அண்ணாத்த) was the most expected movie by Tamilians worldwide. Inconceivably, the film by Director ‘Siruthai’ Siva was disappointing at all levels, to say the least. It is available on Netflix and gets my ‘Rotten’ rating. The director delivers what he had promised in the trailer. It is about an elder brother from the villages revenging the villains in Kolkata city who wrong his beloved sister. The first half was Annaatthe’s character definition and the winning over of a local bad guy (Prakash Raj). The second half was Annaatthe single-handedly bringing down a mafia kingpin and his brother, all without his sister learning about his presence.…

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    Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam (2021)

    Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam (என்னங்க சார் உங்க சட்டம்) is a duplex film, a movie with two stories. The first is a humorous take on the hero falling in love with girls from different backgrounds & religions, one after the other. The second story is a serious one, spotlighting the economically weaker sections in (all) castes that continue to suffer in this country. The film has a strong message, touches the right emotional strings for many and the hero R S Karthik has performed his role well, but unfortunately, the screenplay is disjointed and as a result, it falls short of a good cinema. Available on Sony Liv and gets a…