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  • Couple in jungle

    2by2 - Couple in jungle

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    We have seen movies with no dialogues and films with no songs before. But for the first time, director Dwaraki Raghavan has proved that a film can be made with just two characters, provided it has a smart story and script, backed by good technical…

  • Cold hearted

    Nenjil - Cold hearted

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    Love stories are pet themes in Kollywood. Selvah, known for action-packed flicks, has tried his hand at a romantic entertainer set in London.The director seems to have been inspired by successful films of this genre like Shahrukh's Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengae.Starring Navdeep and…

  • A good attempt

    Mann - A good attempt

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    Debutant Pudhiyavan has come out with a romantic tangle in the backdrop of the existing rich-poor divide in Sri Lanka. The movie, shot entirely in the Tamil territories of Northern Sri Lanka, lends insight into the feudal set-up prevalent among the Tamils. Pudhiyavan deserves a…

  • For your eyes

    Idhu Kadhal Varum Paruvam - For your eyes

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    The passage of growing up is very complicated. Especially in the impressionable times of the teens. It is a phase that is fraught with possibilities and impossibilities. It, in a sense, decides what a person is and what he or she is not.It is…

  •  It’s all about romance

    Chennai Kadhal - It’s all about romance

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    It is not easy for anyone to try something different from their routine. Director Vikraman, hitherto known for his sentiment packed family entertainers, has tried a commercial pot-boiler with Chennai Kadhal. And with youngsters by his side, he has managed a decent outing.Though he…

  • Bright and bold

    Veiyil - Bright and bold

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    Like the famous character in Anniyan, there are perhaps two personalities residing inside Shankar. One, a world famous director who specializes in dramatic, grand, larger than life movies. The other, a producer who backs talented directors-directors who pick out-of-the-box themes and give it a real-life…

  • A heart rending film

    Nenjirukkum Varai - A heart rending film

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    Nenjirukkum Varai is a different outing altogether, for both the director S A Chandrasekharan and the hero Naren, of Chithiram Pesudhadi fame. The reason? Treading on a path less traveled by Tamil films in recent times.Naren€™s character captivates the audience even in the beginning.…

  • A cat and mouse game

    Aadu Puli Attam - A cat and mouse game

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    Gangster films have become a pet theme now. Though several movies have come on underworld, director Sanjay Ram deserves a pat for making one that is at once sincere and simple without taking recourse to anything fancy or frivolous.Seemingly inspired by Ramgopal Verma€™s films,…

  • Truths of life

    Poi - Truths of life

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    How do you start a review of a movie that is unconventional and does not have anything formulaic that the industry has grown up on? How do you recreate the story of a movie, which is sure to arouse extreme reactions. Poi, let us make…

  •  Water woes

    Thagappansammy - Water woes

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    Seemingly inspired by director Cheran's school of film-making, debutant Shivashanmugham has dished out a movie which dwells on a youth's passion for his native village and his heroics in saving his people caught in an alien land.The director has got his basics right. He…

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