• 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…

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    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,…

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    K.G.F Chapter 1 (2018)

    With the sequel being released for this much-hyped movie, I saw K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) on Amazon Prime Video. The director Prashanth Neel deserves kudos for making a familiar story on this huge scale in terms of its visuals. Kannada actor Yash has done well and established his position among film stars recognized across India. The story fails to match the large canvas that was employed to narrate it, hence it gets a Raw rating. A young boy Rocky sees his single mother die at a young age due to an illness she didn’t have money to get treated. This leaves a strong impression on Rocky to go after money…

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    Hey Sinamika (2022)

    Hey Sinamika (2022) starring Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal, directed by Dance master Brinda is a married-couple quarrel told in a simplistic manner. The lead actors have done a good job, but I felt there was a lack of sufficient chemistry between Dulquer and Aditi Rao that made it difficult for us to relate to their characters. The film is available on Netflix and gets Mangoidiots Raw rating. Yaazhan (Dulquer Salmaan) is a young man with strong principles who falls in love and marries Mouna (Aditi Rao Hydari). The couple is happy, but the overflowing love of Yaazhan suffocates Mouna, who is free-spirited. She approaches a psychologist…

  • Kids,  Movie Review

    Turning Red (2022)

    With Turning Red (2022) Disney has done it again, bringing out an animation for the kids that is fun yet with a social message. The story happens in Toronto, Canada where a Chinese girl lives with her parents running a family temple and giving tours. Once the girl gets into her teenage, due to a family curse, she transforms into a giant red panda, did she get cured of her curse has been told in a humorous manner?. It gets a mangoidiots rating of Raw. The film uses the red panda as an allegory for puberty and menstruation, taboo topics for many parents to discuss with their kids. I enjoyed…