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KABALI (2016)

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Director: Pa.Ranjith Casts: Rajinikanth, Dinesh, Radhika Apte, Winston Chao, Dhansika, Kalaiyarasan, Rythvika
Music: Santosh Narayanan
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action Drama
From the day of announcement of Rajini-Ranjith combo, the entire Indian cinema has been waiting for the day that ‘Kabali’ will come to light. With Rajini seeking a different route in his career, ‘Kabali’ marked a special attention among all. After setting a humungous pre-release sales, this film has also opened with massive expectations worldwide. Will ‘Kabali’ surpass those expectations?
Synopsis After 25 years, an ageing gang leader in Malaysia, Kabali (Rajinikanth) gets released and decides to take revenge on his rival gang led by Tony Lee (Winston Chao) who has kept his family in captivity.
New age director, Ranjith who has given us realistic and raw films like Attakathi and Madras, shows no compromise in content if when he is directing the most celebrated man in Indian cinema. From the start till the end, ‘Kabali’ …

THERI (2016)

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THERI (2016)

Director: Atlee Casts: Vijay, Samantha, Amy Jackson, Mahendran, Radhika, Baby Nainika
Music: G.V.Prakash
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action Drama
Vijay is one of the top league actors who garner immense expectations and pre-talks about his films. However, ‘Theri’ was more special with the dynamic actor joining hands with a new age director, Atlee who gave us the memorable, ‘Raja-Rani’. From the poster release to the trailer, ‘Theri’ never failed to excite the audiences. So will this ‘Theri’ fire as expected?
Synopsis Joseph Kuruvilla (Vijay) and his daughter, Nivetha (Baby Nainika) lead a simple and happy life avoiding any troubles. Nivetha’s teacher (Amy Jackson) gradually finds out that behind the simplicity and fear, Joseph might have a deep back-story.
Story Screenplay ‘Theri’ might not be something that is completely new but Atlee tries to infuse innovation whenever he can. The usual revenge saga is presented in a very sleek way with carefully tailor made ‘mass’ scenes inser…

KADHALUM KADANTHU POGUM (2016)

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KADHALUM KADANTHU POGUM (2016)
Director: Nalan Kumarasamy Casts: Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna Sebastian, Samuthirakani
Music: Santosh Narayanan
Language: Tamil
Genre: Comedy
Kollywood has seen a remarkable, healthy change in the past 3 years and Nalan Kumarasamy is one of the significant game changer. After the stupendous success of ‘Soodhu Kavvum’, all eyes were on his next and to everyone’s excitement, Vijay Sethupathi teamed up with him for the second time. Being a remake of a Korean film, ‘My Dear Desperado’,Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum’ (Ka Ka Po) is one of the most expected films of the year. So will the duo strike gold again?
Synopsis Yazhini (Madonna), a fresh graduate, sets off from Vizhipuram to Chennai in search of a stable job. She resides in an apartment where she meets a carefree, sharp-tongued henchman, Kathir (Vijay Sethupathi). Sparking with a rift at first, their relationship starts to bloom from sour to a sweet companionship.
Story Screenplay The beauty of the film is the sim…

SOWKARPETTAI (2016)

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SOWKARPETTAI (2016)

Director: Vadivudayan Casts: Srikanth, Rai Laxmi, Singam Puli, Saravanan, Suman, Vadivukarasi
Music: John Peter
Language: Tamil
Genre: Horror Comedy
Horror comedy genre is something that has been dominating the Kollywood scene since the success of Kanchana in 2010. It has been 6 years and this genre doesn’t seem to die down as new directors have taken this concept and experimented in many interesting ways. According to the director, ‘Sowkarpettai’ aims to bring back the vintage style of black magic concept again to Kollywood.So will this horror comedy add on to the successful list?
Synopsis An evil moneylender Gothra (Suman) kills the entire family of Vetri including his fiancé, Maya (Rai Laxmi) and buries them in the house that he has loaned to them previously. How the spirits of the murdered couple take revenge of Gothra forms the crux of the story.
Story Screenplay Reading the synopsis, one might think that the film is going to be an exciting revenge horror film. I…

POKKIRI RAJA (2016)

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POKKIRI RAJA (2016)
Director: Ramprakash Rayappa Casts: Jiiva, Sibiraj, Hansika, Ramdoss
Music: D.Imman
Language: Tamil
Genre: Fantasy Comedy
After the disappointing show of ‘Yaan’, Jiiva is back to business again and this time with a promising director who debuted with the critically acclaimed, “Tamilukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum” . With colourful promos and couple of hit songs, the film has garnered great pre-talks. Touted to be a fantasy action film, will this ‘Pokkiri Raja’ sweep the hearts of the people?
Synopsis Sanjeevi gets sacked from his jobs consecutively as he has a serious frequent yawning (contagious) problem. However one day, he is put into a situation where he turns that flaw into a life saving weapon.
Story Screenplay ‘Pokkiri Raja’s unique concept has to be appreciated and director Ramprakash does show some innovation by coming up with a script about a yawn that translates into a super power. The screenplay also flows in a way that in every scene there is something to laug…