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Aadai (ஆடை) is a one-line story that’s stretched too far! As the title suggests the story revolves around dress(es) or the lack of them. The first half was engaging and enjoyable, it was the second half that kept dragging and ending with an amateurish climax. This film was widely anticipated because of the trailer and the posters which featured actress Amala Paul without any dress (ஆடை). She should be appreciated for taking up a challenging role with plenty of scope of expressing her acting skills, which she has utilised well – her body language in the initial thirty minutes and…

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 missteps and that’s all – an excellent opportunity that was thrown away. Another wasted resource was actress Shalini Pandey who has been given little scope…

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 Chennai, where he befriends Manikandan (Karunakaran). An opportunity falls in their lap to rob of jewellery from their house owner. Did they do it? Did…

Watch வெள்ளைப் பூக்கள், you are guaranteed to a Tamil film that has been taken from a different perspective. I have been wanting to see the film Vellai Pookal (வெள்ளைப் பூக்கள்) for two reasons – first was a message from a friend in Seattle, who knows the producers of the film “Indus Creations”, run by the Indians living in Pacific Northwest, Indus is a theatre group that has created and staged their own Tamil plays in the region with mostly local talent – second reason was to see the beautiful Seattle and its nearby areas (a few I had gone to…

In all his movies, irrespective of the character he is playing, Vijay Antony “acts” as if he has deep secrets and an intense personality. This film is no exception, but luckily for Vijay Antony, the story being an unusual murder mystery suits him well. Kolaigaran (2019) starts with the confession of Vijay Antony of murdering someone to the police inspector played by Arjun. Did he really the murderer or not, and, why is the story. Unlike, most in this genre, the film doesn’t go for a grand reveal, instead, like an onion, the suspense is lifted one at a time,…