Yen Intha Mayakam
Director Shakthi Vasantha Prabhu has attempted to make a film that brings to light the various problems that crop up when parents do not supervise their children on social media and the resulting consequences.
Director Nova has attempted to tell a love story filled with comedy about two youngsters who have lost their parents. Although the story is good, he could have paid more attention to the screenplay.
Director Ram has not only proven his credibility as a filmmaker yet again, but has challenged himself by crafting a story that appeals to modern day audiences. This kind of a film can only be made through observation and that is clearly visible in the narrative as it is fresh and doesn't meander at any point.
Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam
Director Thalapathy Prabhu has attempted to make a film that shows the battle between two people with different mindsets - one who loves his village and the other who is hell-bent on driving the people of the said village away.
Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2
Director Soundarya Rajinikanth has made a film that can be best enjoyed with families as all commercial elements such as sentiment, comedy, action, romance fall in one place.
Sathura Adi 3500
Despite being billed as a film based on a true incident by director Jaison, the film falters in its screenplay. There is no relation the subsequent scenes which leads to confusion often.
Director Veludoss Gnanasamantham has attempted to make a film that shows how the lives of youngsters are overturned when their mothers make decisions that can have adverse effects.
Puyala Kilambi Varom
Director G. Arumgam has attempted to make a film that tells the story about how a youth takes on a rowdy with the help of his friends using brain over brawns. Although the film has a run-off-the-mill plot, the execution is okay.
Pakkanum Pola Irukku
Director S. P. Rajkumar needs to be complimented for his attempt to make a film that is centered on comedy and drama; especially the chemistry between Bharathan and Soori is the biggest USP.
Nee Enna Maayam Seidhai
Although SR Balaji has attempted to make a film that has commercial elements such as love, friendship and glamor, he falls short on the screenplay front and has faltered by placing several unnecessary scenes.
Apart from acting in the lead role, M. Madhan has directed the film. Despite a promising story, he has failed to create an engaging screenplay that would compliment his script.
Director MN Krishnakumar has shown the friendship between the five friends in a good manner, but has failed in terms of his script and screenplay. If one were to look at the film as a comedy flick, there are no laugh out loud moments. If the film is passed out as a horror venture, barely do we feel scared.
Director R. Muthukumar needs to appreciated for his attempt at making a film that tells two stories in a single narrative. As the plot is centered in and around Kotagiri, the film has been shot in an impressive manner.
Director T. J. Gnanavel has shown the plight of the middle-benchers, their agonies, their desires in an enjoyable manner. His attempts to convey the message of food wastage and how it should be distributed rather than just being strewn away is praiseworthy.
Director Arun Vaidyanathan has made the film based on a tight and racy script that keeps us on the edge till the end. Rather than utilizing him as the action hero that Arjun is renowned for, the filmmaker has written a character that has more scope for performance.
Director Pandi Arunachalam's efforts to lay focus on the couple has backfired as he his depiction of the ghost around which the film revolves looks quite nothing like a supernatural entity. A ghost needs to incite fear within us, but it is only the opposite result.
Directors Pushkar and Gayathri have directed 'Vikram Vedha' and have crafted a plot that centers around the police hunting down gangsters in and across Chennai and they have given us one of the best films of this year.
Hiphop Tamizha Adhi shows no signs of being an inexperienced director and has shot to the top right in his directorial debut. His screenplay is also on point as he has understood the pulse of the youth very well.
Engeyum Naan Iruppen
Director Benny Thomas needs to be complimented on his attempt to make a story that is different from the crop that is coming out these days.
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum
Odam Ilavarasu's racy screenplay along with a tight runtime ensures the film shot exceptionally well is a fun watch. Although the first half progresses in a gradual manner, the pace picks up in the second half and it is a laugh riot from that point.
First up, director S. Ashok Amritaraj needs to be complimented for his attempt to tell a story primarily centered around the relationship between a father and a son. He has thrown light on how a youngster from a middle-class background goes through hardships he encounters in his daily life.