'Madura Veeran' is set in a village backdrop and runs high on various kinds of emotions and sentiments. Cinematographer turned filmmaker PG Muthiah's attempt making a film which revolves around casteism and jallikattu has been well delivered. In addition, this rural entertainer also achieves in filling us all with memories and nostalgia of the jallikattu protest.
The film's lead actors, Ashwin Kumar and Sri Priyanka fall in love, but face opposition from her father. How they over come the hurdle and what are the consequences they have to live with, forms the crux of the story. Debutant Irasu Jaganathan has attempted to make a movie which touches upon many genres, like every other commercial movie does. Such as mystery, love, sentiment, action and so on.
After a brief gap Vemal is back with another film with a village backdrop. Directed by Boopathy Pandian, he has attempted to make a family drama movie, which mainly revolves around sentiments and humour, and has done a pretty decent job in the directorial department, even though the wafer-thin story has nothing new to offer but has all the elements one expects from a true commercial movie.
G Ashok's attempt at keeping the audience in suspense and guessing till the crucial point works well, even when the screenplay lags at times. Yet, the director manages to keep them engaged with various twists and turns till the end. 'Bhaaghamaathie' has all the essential elements one expect in such a movie. Such as thriller, history, horror, entertainment and drama.
Udhayanidhi Stalin takes an unusual vow until he gets his vengeance against Samuthirakani. Delivered in the most simplest manner, 'Nimir', is a straight remake of a critically acclaimed Malayalam film - 'Maheshinte Prathikaaram'. The film contains all the necessary elements one expect in such a family oriented story, such as; love, drama, humour and endless breezy sentiments.
Debutant Veeran Selvarasu has attempted to make a film which revolves around love and caste. Set in a village backdrop, he has done a decent job at the directorial department but has failed to capture the essential enthusiasm which keeps the audience hooked to the film.
Post 'Vaalu', Vijay Chandar is back with another commercially entertaining film, with an unexpected twist towards the climax, which is sure to shock and surprise all Vikram's fans. 'Sketch' has all the elements one expects such as; breezy love, power packed action, sentiment, comedy and etc.
'Gulaebaghavali' revolves around an estranged heist gang of four; Prabhudeva, Haniska, Revathi and Munis Kanth on a search mission to track down a treasure which has been buried years ago. Debutant Kalyaan S has attempted to make a comedy heist film which seems to have clicked well with the audience.
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
First of all it is refreshing to see Suriya in a carefree and simple role after such a long time. Following that Vignesh ShivN is back with a film which is based on Akshay Kumar's blockbuster hit 'Special 26'. Though 'Thaanaa Serndha Koottam' had shades of the Bollywood version, the director has made it a point to completely re-write the script and tweak it in a way to cater the Tamil audience
Vidhi Madhi Ultaa
Rameez Raja experiences a freakishly alive nightmare, but later onwards he soon realises that it was a premonition rather than a dream. Tamil films which revolve around premonition is a rare occasion. Trying to club thrilling and humour elements together in such a genre is one of a kind attempt in Kollywood, which has been done by Vijai Balaji S.
Prakash Chandra is a very efficient and an intelligent lock and key smith, who gets tangled up in a series of crime, which he did not commit. Director R Subramanian has attempted to make a tight liner suspense thriller, and has done a good job at delivering the mysterious whodunit portion of the film really well.
Director JPR has attempted to make a movie which talks about child kidnapping, and to what desperate levels people are willing to go for money. His idea and story line seems to be interesting, but he completely fails at delivering an interesting screenplay, and has totally mucked up an action thriller by including unwanted horror elements.
A Tamilselvan has attempted to deliver a village based action film which revolves around family disputes and sentiments. Though he has done a decent job at the directorial department, he falters with the screenplay as it offers nothing new and fails to keep the audience hooked to story.
Debutant Maarison has attempted to make a light hearted horror film which throws the limelight on kids and their innocence. The movie's tag line usual ghost vs unusual kids suits well as 'Sangu Chakkaram' follows the usual routine of a horror flick, but with little scary elements.
Debutant Sinish has made a cliche horror comedy, with Jai in three distinctive roles, Anjali and Janani Iyer. Apart from the predictable screenplay, and same old horror elements, Sinish's direction and comedy clicks well with the audience.
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Vijay K Mohan has attempted to make an intense love story with a gangster twist in it. Though this script has been used before and has all the necessary commercial elements in it, he falters in the way he had scripted the screenplay and has completely failed to keep his audiences hooked to the movie.
Sakka Podu Podu Raja
Santhanam is back with another supposedly fun filled commercial entertainer, with actor STR successfully marking his debut as a music composer. Although GL Sethuraman's has attempted to make a film that has commercial elements such as love, friendship and glamour, he falls short on the screenplay front as many loose ends are evident and has nothing new to offer.
Like the title suggests, the film is all about how a simple labourer can make a change if he puts his mind to it. After 'Thani Oruvan's' massive success, Mohan Raja is back with yet another film that is packed with a serious message, and is relatable with our everyday lives. Coupled with Sivakarthikeyan's never seen before avatar, 'Velaikkaran' is sure to strike a chord with the audience.
Pavannan has attempted to direct a film which focuses on spreading the importance of Tamil and women safety. Though his idea seems to be genuine, he failed to keep the audience hooked to the screen due to a dramatic screenplay. A special mention have to be given for using all the 247 letters of Tamil alphabets in a song.