Friday, June 24, 2016

Metro

METRO .... A less gripping crime travel.

           This 119 min flick was filled with very fresh story line which highlights the crime side of the Chennai city. Though high on detailing, the whole intensity of the movie was totally diluted by bad performances.

ONELINE : A detailed portray on 'Chain snatching' and the effects of it on Arul's (Shirish) family.

          Apart from senior actors, lead actor's gritty face reactions annoys the audiences. Few areal shots, Bobby simha and last 30 min are the only highlights of the movie, which was over shaded by average technical support, Noisy BGM and pulse less screenplay.

WHAT DOESNT WORK...
- Unnecessary use of slow motion shots blended with noisy BGM irritates at many places.
- Amature camera angles, aerial shots were good. 
- Not so perfect cuts, whole phase of the movie was dragging.
- Shirish's performance was blender, Sendrayan's try out of a character role is not effective.
- Heroin was totally not needed, Brother character needs a better replacement.
- Flashback portions are so artificial and Peppy-less, Songs were out of the pulse.
- Though the main core of the script is 'Revenge', it was only used at the beginning and the closure.
           
Conceiving the concept in the right way and exploring it through complex situations, Anand Krishna (Director) had a perfect hit on target by creating awareness about 'Chain snatching'. But, bad acting and average making were the main spoilers of the show. 

OVERALL : Apart from 'Chain snatching' awareness, its a below average watch. 

RATING : 2/5.

santhosh

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Vetri Maran - Dhanush - combo VADA CHENNAI Kick's Off


vetrimaran - dhanush combo vada chennai shoots starts today. Most expected film from the fans. Sources says its going to be a triology. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Enakku Innoru Per Irukku - Tamil Film Review

ENAKKU INNORU PER IRUKKU 

              A baseless comedy spoof targeting youngsters...
            
Holding a very famous tagline from 'Badsha',  'Enakku innoru per irukku' is thought to be an action comedy, which ended up with a below average product stuffed with some unnecessary and forced spoof elements.

ONELINE :  Hero is wrongly portrayed as a gangster, who has immense love on heroin, struggles a lot to prove his ability in the later part of the movie.

     This 135 min comical gangster flick boots up brightly with interesting title card flashback, followed by some average scenes and ends in an interesting 'INTERVAL block'. 
"Then what about second half??..."

    It totally belongs to some other spoof flick, where 2 to 3 scenes are somewhere related to the first half.

WHAT WORKED WELL...
       - Editing in 'Hero intro' church scene was interesting (Joo nu mazha jillunu kaathu..,), Ruben 
(Editor) did a fair job

      - Arial shots and usage of lights were clear and dominant, Krishnan Vasant (Cinematographer) stands high in climax fight scene.

      - Karunas & 'Naan kadavul' rajendran, 'Bahubali' comedies was hilarious. Saravanan, Niirosha & VTV ganesh triangular portion is fine.

     - Hostel scene in first half and G.V.Prakash 'Water current' scene in second half was good.

    - 'Ungalil yaar adutha naaina' portion was pakka,  Yogi babu rocks.

WHAT DOESN'T WORK...

      - இன்னும் எத்தனை காலத்துக்கு தான் பொண்ணுங்கள பழிச்சிட்டும்  , சரக்கு அடிக்குறத 'கவுரவ டாக்டர் பட்டம்' அளவுக்கு புகழ்ந்தும் , படம் பண்ணிட்டு இருக்க போறீங்க??...

     - 'Title card'ல இருந்த கதை கூட, படத்துல இல்லையே பாசு!!...

     - Songs are totally poor and its placements were a big drawback, BGM was noisy.

     - Handling second half little more serious would have lifted Charlie sir's character to next level.

   - Repeated Vijay, ajith reference and forced scoop scenes all through the movie makes us feel lilke watching 'Lollu Sabha', 

   - 'Naan maamanaar munaadiye first night nadathuven da' type of dialogues and 'Church' father scenes are totally degrading the whole content of the movie.

   - How Saravanan gets escaped so easily in interval block?, How come friend character directly appears in climax?. lot of logical loopholes all through the runtime.

 PERFORMANCES...

             Saravanan, VTV Ganesh & Nirosha did a decent job. Yogi babu, Karunas and rajendiran are effective relief factors. Charlie was wasted in the second half, Anandhi is just a 'Glamour' set property. GV.Prakash is struggling with same set of reactions, improved much in dancing.

         Getting inspired from 'Thennavan' vivek comedy track ,Sam Anton (Director) inserted lot of trending dialogues and visual patch works to entertain youngsters, which automatically dilutes the interest in the main plot.  Choosing either Comedy gangster or Proper spoof would have benefited him better.

OVERALL : A baseless comedy spoof targeting youngsters, with average first half and 'Lollusabha' second half.

RATING : 1.25 / 5 

Santhosh.A.V.K

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Devi (L) Teaser On Jun 17


Prabhu deva studio first production Devi(L) Teaser will be released on Jun 17. Prabhu deva, tammanna, sonu sood starring, Written and directed by A.L. Vijay. produced by Prabhu deva studios in association with Isari ganesh 

AYM Audio Release Teaser


“Thalli pogathe” already rage among the music lovers. Now AYM team are going to release their audio teaser by june16. Hope Rahman is going to rock again All the best to the team

Monday, June 13, 2016

KABALI - Songs Review


KABALI (Songs)

VEERA THURANDHARA - A perfect mix of melody and 'Western' Rap.
               Boots up with the silky chorus and 'Soodhu kavvum' shades of drums. Fancy rap portions are perfectly mixed with Uma devi's (Lyricist) powerful words. Gana bala (Singer) was identically used for this 'Western' style rap song with heavy electrical guitar and trumpet at places. Lawrence & Pradeep (Rappers) did a great job.

VAANAM  PAARTHEN  - Pain of loneliness with heavy 'Illayaraja' hangover.
              Replicating 'Sundari' (Thalapathy) style of violin section and 'Koodai kaala kaatre' (Paneer pushpangal) style of scale changes, this track has a heavy hangover of 'Illayaraja'. Kabilan's (Lyricist) words expresses the pain of loneliness. Pradeep kumar's (Singer) voice with mouth Organ at the end was classy.

MAYA NADHI - Representing love of mid fifties.
             Mild 'lead guitar' and pulsing 'Flute' gives a refreshing start to this track which has addictive high points decorated with Key lyrics 'Maya nadhi indru...'. Rest of the space has a lovely melody rendering of Ananthu & Swetha menon (Singers), Violin and guitar potion in the middle was good. Uma devi's (Lyricist) Words represents the love between fifties couple.

ULAGAM ORUVANUKKA - Not a regular 'Rajini' intro song.
             'Maro Maro' (Boys) style of drum beats all over the track, Kabilan's (Lyricist) words representing the working class people this time. Ananthu,Santhoshnarayanan & Gana bala (Singers) had a mix of both main track and chorus. Whistle portions with 'Kabali' does the trick. A different try, but not a regular 'Rajini' intro song.

NERUPPU DA - A 'Rocker' track of the album.
              Only 'Mass' song in the album. Usage of different tracks of heavy 'Electrical guitars' and powerful rap by Arunraja Kamaraj (Lyricist and singer) are the major highlight. Of course, using Rajini's punch dialogues at the later half of the song does the trick. 'Retro guitar' theme music was outstanding. A 'rocker' track of the album.

              Its hard to digest a 'star studded' album without any big names (Specially, SPB sir's voice). Still, Santhosh Narayanan's (Music composer) choice of young, independent singers and lyricist had benefited him again. He doesn't go much with 'Commercial' tag, three montage Songs (I guess) and the maximum run time of the track was just around four minutes, tells you the importance given to the plot rather than the songs.

OVERALL : An unusual and different mix for a 'Super star' album, exposes more of a classy feel over shading the 'Mass' appeal.

RATING : 3.25 / 5 ...
              ..................... Santhosh.A.V.K........................

Review Team Rating : 2.5/5

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Conjuring 2


THE CONJURING 2 ... Another sure shot 'Conjuring'...
         Prior the below average spinoff 'Annabelle', 'Conjuring' gets its favorite director 'James Wan' on board for its sequel, which has more layer of stories in its own style.

ONE LINE :  After facing lot of challenges during Amityville operation in 1976, Ed and Lorraine (Wilson and Farmiga)comes to know about the similar haunted activities in a UK residence situated in Enfield town. When the plot turns against Ed, rest of the development elaborates you briefly how Ed and Lorraine overcomes their difficult task in their career.

           This 135 min Horrific thriller, has its high voltage horror portions during its last 30 min, rest of the runtime prepare you in the medium phase with comparatively lighter vain thriller scenes with more story portions.

TECHNICALLY & PERFORMANCES...
          Switch over between scenes in a single shot was perfect, Don Burges (Cinematographer) lit the whole frame with usual blue tone. Kirk.M.Morri (Editor) could have trimmed off the regular pattern thriller scenes a little. Joseph Bishara (Music) pumps up our heart with his mild tone music. 

         Killer performance from Madison Wolfe, climax portion was ultimate. Frances Ann O'Connor as a poor mother was good. Bonnie Aarons as a female ghost, given with less space and majorly used in climax. Bob Adrian as a old man thrills us to the core.  Wilson and Farmiga did their usual role, where farmiga plays a upper hand.

FEW QUESTIONS TO 'JAMES WAN'...
- What is the result of Amityville residence operation??...
- Who is the main cause for Amityville murders?, is that the group of boys or the 'Demon nun'??..
- If these two was similar cases, then why 'Ed and Lorraine' doesn't apply any of the successful steps from their previous operation??..
- What's the actual motive of 'Demon Nun'?, to kill Peggy Hodgson's family through the old guy or to kill Ed??...
- What leads the 'Demon nun' to turn against Ed personally??...
- Why the old man is under that 'Demon Nun'?, If that Nun is the ruler of all 'Bad forces' (Saithan) then why cant she do it herself?, why she needs an assistance everywhere?..
 (NOTE : I never seen any one asking these questions. If this was a regional movie, everyone would have lost their mind. Hope i get answers for all these in next movie)
         With strong visual intensity, James wan (Director) have refreshed the series with his multi-layer story telling. Final 30 minutes was out of the world, Could have reduced another 10 min to avoid the cliché normal pattern horror scenes in the middle.

WRAPPING UP : Another sure shot 'Conjuring' with medium phased screenplay and high voltage climax with few flaws. Rx, with proper prescription :-)

RATING : 3.5 / 5
                                 ............ Santhosh.A.V.K.............