Vijay truly shoulders the visually splendid ‘Mersal’ to put up an entertaining show for his fans, while an otherwise lackluster effort at writing deprives the film of any credibility and ends up lingering in the mind for the not so great reasons!
In spite of some minor issues, Magalir Mattum is a heartwarming sophomore effort from Bramma and Team! The film touches upon a much-needed serious topic, but still manages to engage and entertain throughout with some terrific performances and a lovely story arc.
Pandigai is a fantastic debut by Feroz where his smart writing keeps us engrossed. His casting choices and the way he has woven lovely character arcs around this heist thriller is mighty impressive. The cast and the crew deliver expertly to make this a wonderful viewing experience.
Thupparivalan gains the advantage as a technically impressive Mysskin mystery film aided by competent acting from supporting characters, only to be squandered by a laundry list of glaring issues in the characterizations and screenplay that muddles the viewing experience to mediocrity.
Intelligent characterizations and a smart narrative elevate this presentation that involves performances of the highest quality as well. Despite minor pitfalls due to a little too much of inexplicable coincidences, Kurangu Bommai is a viewer’s delight for its sheer ability to keep the audience emotionally involved and engrossed in suspense till the very end!
Taramani is certainly a brave film that brings unconventional characters and relationships to the fore. But Ram does go overboard at times with his smart-aleck-ness and repetitive enforcing of the sexual angle that it brings down the impact of the film by a few notches.
‘Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae’ is yet another film from the horror comedy assembly line currently functioning in Tamizh cinema. While there are moments where the newbie director surprises with few newly handled set pieces the film overall tends to fall under the ‘average, can do better’ category than the ‘well done’ category.
Keeping up with A.R. Murugadoss’s trend of producing quality movies, SPYder turns to be yet another standout effort that thrills with élan. With a protagonist who can pull off roles with aplomb, along with an antagonist who takes the villain role to a whole new level and a fast-paced screenplay, SPYder could have been so much more had its sputtering moments in the second half been taken care of.
Just when we thought we had seen all there is to the Siva-Ajith combination, here comes 'Vivegam' - a gutsy attempt from the team to step out of their comfort zones. Despite an unimpressive storyline, Ajith’s maniacal commitment ensures an unabated action blast that sets the adrenaline pumping throughout to make the experience worth every penny spent!
In our part of the world where cop movies are either about machoism or the good prevailing over the bad, 'Vikram Vedha' remains refreshingly non-judgemental and evolves into a stunning psychological thriller that’s crafted exquisitely and executed to perfection by the charismatic lead cast!