Kaashmora Live Audience Review
Kodi Live Audience Review,Dhanush,Trisha,Anupama,Santhosh Narayanan
Plot – Rekka is a quintessential mass entertainer with mean baddies, family sentiments and an all-conquering hero. Vijay Sethupathi plays Siva, a young man who is a savior for lovers looking to unite. Siva antagonizes David (Harish Uthaman) during one such endeavor. David has his own personal score to settle with another villain and he drags Siva into this play.
– Rekka is a decent outing for Vijay Sethupathi, who is having a dream run this year. He is effortless in his portrayal of Siva and doesn’t exert too much. The subtle punch lines and impact scenes that director Rathina Siva has written for him incite the right response from the audience.
– The exchanges between Vijay Sethupathi and Harish Uthaman are consistently interesting. The impressive Harish Uthaman showcases menacing screen presence and sharp looks.
– KS Ravikumar is a cool onscreen dad and shares good banter with son VJS. Sathish gets a few scenes of note while Kishore delivers what the role requires. Kishore plays a doctor who becomes mentally disturbed due to an incident involving his lady love, played very well by Sija Rose.
– The flashback episode in the 2nd half makes a mark on us and the small kid from Sethupathi impresses again with his natural portrayal. The sister sentiment with VJS and Sija Rose has connected well in Rekka.
– Composer D.Imman delivers the necessary punch and build-up in the re-recording, which is on the louder side and suits the mood of the film.
– Lakshmi Menon‘s romance track is dumb, to put it mildly. The reason why she falls for VJS is lame and doesn’t show her character in good light. The young lady looks a few shades fairer and also gets nice costumes. But her dream songs are definite loo breaks. These needless songs hamper the flow of the film, which could’ve been way more slick and racier than it is, now.
– The stunt choreography could have been reasonable. Beyond a point, it becomes monotonous seeing villains fly all over the place and VJS hardly break a sweat. The hero is actually let down by this over-the-top treatment given to the stunts, by the team.
Final Word – Rekka is a regular commercial mass entertainer. It has its moments but doesn’t quite soar.
Plot – The much hyped Remo is finally out in screens. As we all know, the story is about a young man (SK) who is instantly smitten by a pretty lady (Kaviya) and goes all out to woo her. Being an aspiring actor, he auditions for a cross-dressing role in KS Ravikumar’s Avvai Shanmughi 2, dressed as a nurse. This also incidentally gives him the chance to get closer to Kaviya, who is a doctor. So, SK uses his Remo avatar to win Kavya’s hand finally.
– The film looks visually rich, thanks to master PC Sreeram‘s young and glossy treatment. The veteran has gone out of his usual subtle, classy mode to deliver a pleasing music-video style all through the film.
– Anirudh‘s youthful songs have been mounted in a grand way and they are visual treats. ‘Vaadi Yen Tamilselvi’ leads the lot, and the choreography for this number is really energetic and out-of-the-box. ‘Senjitaley’ is another nice visual experience shot across Chennai city.
– Sivakarthikeyan has to be applauded for gamely taking on the cross-dressing challenge in cinema, this soon. He comes dressed as a nurse mostly (without reason at times) but has also appeared in a saree, night wear, gown etc. Gutsy endeavor indeed. Full credits to his makeup team, costumers and stylists too.
– As a performer, Siva sticks to mostly entertaining his audience with comedy, song and dance routines. He has also partaken in few emotional scenes to good effect. His looks are improving at a fast rate and his costumes, accessories position him as a handsome young hero.
– The likes of Sathish, Yogi Babu and Rajendran add their little parts to the entertainment quotient of the film. Saranya Ponvannan gets typecast as the mother yet again but she delivers unfailingly.
– Debut director Bakkiyaraj has packaged his film well thanks to his excellent technical team. He has delivered some nice highlight scenes such as SK’s emotional pre-climax revelation in the hospital and also quite a few chuckle-worthy stretches with his ensemble cast.
– Keerthy Suresh fits the bill as the homely heroine. She gets a meaty part and acquits herself well. The Siva – Keerthy pairing is one to look out for.
– There are numerous crowd pleasing references to mass heroes like Rajini, Ajith and also a cameo by Sridivya and a voice-over by SJ Suryah. All this adds to the feel-good value of Remo.
– There is nothing novel about the film, if we look beyond the hero’s cross-dressing gimmick. The romance scenes are predictable and too mushy.
– The villain in the film, played by Anson Paul, is one-dimensional and badly enacted.
– The placement of the ‘Daavuya’ number seemed like a mandatory inclusion just to fill the ‘love failure song’ slot. It was in complete contrast to the emotional mood which was prevalent in the previous scene.
– There is blatant image building for Sivakarthikeyan here, such as the scenes targeted at the kids.
– Initially, we are shown that SK’s lady look requires extensive makeup time from a team of experts but afterwards, through the course of the film, he puts on this look in a jiffy.
Final Word – Remo is a casual holiday outing for this long festive weekend. It has its flaws but delivers enough entertainment for the ticket price
MS Dhoni The Untold Story – Review
Runtime – 2 hrs 30 mins
Plot – Vijay Sethupathi plays Gandhi, a young man with roots in a village near Madurai. He intends to go abroad and earn well, to clear his debts. Thus he lands in Chennai, where he goes through a crooked documentation process to expedite his travel to London. Though his visa is rejected, he soon settles with a good job in Chennai. But the earlier goof-up with his passport needs to be sorted out by Gandhi.
– Director Manikandan shows great versatility and Aandavan Kattalai is totally varied from his first two films. His dialogs are impressive, be it the funny lines or the serious purposeful ones. He shows that he is a fine writer too.
– Vijay Sethupathi comes out with another realistic show, playing a common man who has to sort out his passport documentation mess. The scenes when he acts mute are a riot. It’s also good to see him in a slimmer look.
– Comedian Yogi Babu is a showstealer in the initial part of the film and his comedy clicks big time. He makes an entry again only towards the end of the film.
– Ritika Singh plays a TV journalist, whose path crosses inadvertently with the protagonist’s. She agrees to help him out, though she is a head strong person in general. She plays this unconventional heroine role fairly well.
– The actor playing the Sri Lankan Tamilian does it well and this sensitive part has been handled responsibly by Manikandan. Nasser pulls off his character with customary authority.
– Young composer K is another hero of the film, with his fresh, situation-based songs and apt re-recording.
– The film carries a relevant, topical awareness message on fraudulent brokers and middlemen who are a part of the government documentation process. But the treatment isn’t preachy and high handed.
– In the 2nd half, the court room scenes get a bit dry, though they do churn out the laughs consistently.
– Ritika Singh misses her lip sync at times. The romance angle in the end seems like an afterthought just to give a feel-good end to the proceedings.
– The relevance of the film’s powerful title is questionable.
Final Word – Aandavan Kattalai ought to impress the multiplex audiences in a big way. But its recipe of topical social awareness, comedy and emotions may appeal in a mainstream way too. A job well done!
Aandavan Kattalai Movie Review: Live Audience ResponseÂ
Run time – 2 hrs 35 mins
Plot – Indian RAW agents, Akhilan, Meera and Ayushi, go after ‘Love’, who is an evil, quirky chemical scientist looking to take control of the world order with his custom-made inhalers filled with the dangerous adrenaline hormone. Directed by Anand Shankar, Irumugan is a spy thriller which works to a fair extent.
– Vikram turns in a supreme performance as ‘Love’. His extravagant mannerisms, way of talking, walking & costumes add to the part. One can’t imagine any other actor in this gutsy role. There are some scenes where this character plays to the gallery totally. Vikram is largely underwhelming as Akhilan but he more than makes up for it with Love.
– ‘Lady Superstar’ Nayanthara looks extremely glamorous in flaunting costumes and her role has substance too. Her mass transformation moments earn wild cheers from the crowd. In Harris’ Hit number ‘Halena’, she grabs all the eyeballs with her sizzling presence.
– Director Anand Shankar has also given good parts to Nithya Menen, Thambi Ramiah and Karunakaran. None of these actors are wasted.
– Visually, this is a stunning film thanks to the contributions of DoP RD Rajasekar and production designer Suresh Selvarajan. The film also spans many scenic locations, befitting the spy thriller genre. Producer Shibu hasn’t spared any expense.
– The narrative is peppered with good highlight moments such as the pre-interval segment, some of the twist scenes and most of Love’s histrionics showcase.
– Irumugan suffers from logical loopholes, some of which are glaring. The spy thriller genre generally warrants some suspension of disbelief but Anand should have paid close attention to this aspect.
– The song placements are below par and good songs like ‘Oh Maya’ and ‘Kannai Vittu’ are sadly wasted on screen. Also, Vikram should consider avoiding choreographed dance moves henceforth.
– The inhaler bits are overdone and the impact is reduced due to this over exposure.
– The runtime of more than 2 hrs 30 mins could have easily been brought down with some smart trimming of the songs. And towards the end, when we expect a stunt sequence with Nayanthara, the narrative abruptly jumps to the next scene.
Final Word – Irumugan has its share of flaws but it can be seen on the big screen for Vikram’s ‘Love’ly performance, Nayanthara’s glam appeal and the spy sci-fi thriller genre.