'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam' plays by the rule book of the customary gangster flick etched in the minds of generations of movie goers. The Mani Ratnam recipe for an audio-visual narrative aided by natural performances on screen, endures the shortcomings to shore up the experience to manageable levels!
Vishwaroopam-II mounts a valiant attempt to complete the experience offered by the first installment, riding on the multi-faceted Kamal Hassan’s abundant talent. A faltering narrative and incoherent screenplay are to blame, for it cannot do anything more than play second fiddle!
If not judged within minutes of the film’s screen time, Thiruttu Payale 2 is an engaging thriller that rides on the back of some solid showing from the main cast and an interesting set of scenarios presented by the director on the social media obsession prevalent today.
Aruvi is a rare gem from Tamizh cinema as it manages to deliver a moving satire within an engaging commercial format and most importantly with an unknown female lead and a debutant director at the helm! And it is no mean feat to get the commercial balance in a unique story knot, the casting, and the technicalities just right as Arun Prabhu and the Production House have done with this film.
The lousy start notwithstanding, 'Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru' showcases the earnestness of the team’s homage to the officers behind the real case with an unflinching & exciting coverage of the case, the physical and political turmoil the officers had to go through & the dangerous adversaries they were after