STR’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven is an average potboiler
Like most of Sundar C’s films, which are made solely on a motive to entertain the audience, his latest outing with STR, Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven, too, has all the ingredients necessary for a perfect family entertainer.
BR Vijayalakshmi has tried to deliver a film which talks about a controversial topic. Though her attempts are appreciated, she fails to deliver an impactful film which leads the audience to ponder over the fact.
Oru Kuppai Kathai
The film which is helmed by debutant Kaali Rangasamy, has a content driven script which sheds light on serious issues; poverty, job inferiority adultery, perfidy and the everyday life of the people who live at the slums.
Debutant M Nagarajan has attempted to make a rural tragic love story. It has all the commercial elements as well, such as love, friendship and humour.
Set in the backdrops of Trichy, music composer turned actor GV Prakash is back with another humour and drama film. 'Sema' has all the commercial elements one expects in such a movie like as love, friendship, sentiment and loads of humour.
A biopic based on the life of a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Isaipriya, who has actively voiced her support and opinion for LTTE. The film's music is scored by Ilaiyaraaja.
Director Ravi Abbulu is back is wielding the megaphone after almost 17 years. He lastly had worked with Vijay in 'Shajahan'. 'Seyal', set in the back drops of North Chennai is a commercial flick, with all the necessary elements present in such a movie like; action, humour, romance, etc.
In 'Kaali', Vijay Antony plays four different characters with each one having its unique characteristics. Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi has attempted to make a novelty film, and has done a pretty decent job in the directorial department even though many loose ends are evident.
Bhaskar Oru Rascal
'Bhaskar Oru Rascal' is a remake of a hit Malayalam film titled as 'Bhaskar The Rascal'. Arvind Swami has reprised the role of Mammootty, while Amala Paul has replaced Nayanthara. The film is a true commercial movie with all the elements such as; love, action, sentiment, comedy, etc.
Set in the early 1960's, 'Nadigaiyar Thilagam' is based on the the life of the legendary actress Savitri. Her role is reprised by Keerthy Suresh, while Dulquer Salmaan plays as Gemini Ganeshan, a famous actor who was the reason for Savitri's rise and fall.
Iravukku Aayiram Kangal
Debutant MU Maran has attempted to make an intense thriller which has all the essential elements in one such movie. Plenty of twists, suspense, crime, murder, some romance and comedy as well. With Sam CS's enthralling background score, the film is an exciting watch.
Debutant PS Mithran has attempted to make a packed action movie which revolves around digital crimes. 'Irumbu Thirai' has all the elements one expects in one such movie; breezy love, sentiment comedy, and lots of action sequences.
Debutant Balaiya D Rajasekhar has attempted to make a simple love-hate-love romantic comedy film. 'Kathiruppor Pattiyal' has all the essential commercial elements, and also succeeds in impressing the viewers with the humour sequence to a certain extend.
Iruttu Arayil Murratu Kuthu
'Iruttu Arayil Murratu Kuthu' is Santhosh P Jayakumar's second film and attempt at an adult comedy genre. Like his previous movie 'Hara Hara Mahadevi', this flick is also an all out sex comedy film that had all the viewers either cringing or laughing out loud with its direct innuendos, glamour quotient and literally uncensored scenes.
SS Surya's attempt at an comedy, rural entertainer film has completely backfired. The film lacks a punch, logic, story, and basically everything. The director could have paid attention to the screenplay front, as he has faltered by placing several unnecessary scenes.
AL Vijay, is known for his content driven off-beat movies, has for the first time tried his hand at a horror genre. 'Diya' (Karu) revolves around the sentiments of a mother, child and abortion. His approach about abortion throws a new light on the sensitive topic.
Five friends, who are hearing and speech impaired by mercury poisoning, meet at a memorial day. A minor accident that occurs as a result of an after party puts them in a fix that they would never get out of. 'Mercury' is a fresh attempt, with a message conveyed, and an applause worthy background score and performance by Santhosh Narayanan and Prabhudeva respectively.
'Stunt' Jayanth, through 'Munthal', tried to make a film which revolves around ancient medicinal ways, the benefits of siddha/ayurvedic practices. However, he completely fails in the directorial department, as he falters with the screenplay and has delivered a poor quality film.
Although Pavithran has attempted to make a film that has commercial elements such as love, friendship and glamour, he falls short on the screenplay front as it is confusing, and has faltered by placing several unnecessary scenes.
MA Nishad has attempted to make a film which revolves around country's most delicate issue - Water. So many villages are suffering to continue their day to day life as they struggle to obtain quality drinking water. Through 'Keni', the director talks about how local politics and ego effects the poor people.