Starring: Nithin Sathya, Aravind Akash, Vijayalakshmi,Christina, Jai, Premji, Ajairaj, Vishal, Prasanna, Karthik, Ranjith, Ilavarasu, Sampath
Venkat Prabhu son of Gangai Amaran makes his debut as a director with the film, 'Chennai 600028'-enge area ulle varathe, a catch line that follows the title. And this catch line eggs the story ahead.
This film has been running to packed houses proving that for a film to be successful at the box office, all you need is a simple story that the audience can connect with. In a country obsessed with cricket, this story revolving around gully cricket is most welcome.
Set in Chennai's R.A.Puram, which got a pin code 600028, it talks about two cricket teams 'Sharks' and 'Rockers.' For the fourth consecutive year 'Sharks' lose to the ''Rockers.'
The Sharks team members include Karthik, the captain, Pazhani the key batsman, Arvind the wicket keeper and Seenu known more for his clumsiness on the ground.
The story picks steam when Raghu, a member of the Rocker team moves into their area due to family circumstances. The Sharks give him that look which seems to say, 'enge area ulle varathe'.
As the story unwinds, his friendship with Kalaiselvi, Pazhani's sister poses a threat to Karthik who is in love with Kalaiselvi. Karthik's love for Kalaiselvi sours his friendship with Pazhani.
Looming ahead is the Radio Mirchi Cup Finals. Will the Sharks lose again at the hands of the Rockers? As the day for the big match nears, the team is in a kind of disarray with Karthik and Pazhani not joining for practice. Does the team come together? What about Raghu and Kalaiselvi? Lending glamour to the story is Christina as Shwetha. Vijayalakshmi plays the role of Kalaiselvi.
A down to earth story that most youngsters will relate to and the fresh faces in the cast lends it credibility. Chennai 600028 may not be another 'Lagaan' or 'Iqbal' yet it succeeds for its simple story told sincerely.
It is difficult to single out any of the newcomers who were brilliant on screen. Mention must be made of Jai as Raghu, Siva of Radio Mirchi as Karthik and Premji as Seenu. Premji the director's younger brother kept the audience in chuckles with his spoof on 'Enna kodummai saar ithi (from the Rajnikanth starrer 'Chandramukhi'). And just when the ending looked so predictable, you are in for another surprise.
Watch Chennai 600028 with the family. It is youthful, fun and offers clean entertainment. This is Venkat Prabhu's first boundary or do we call it a sixer?
Starring: Dhanush, Meera Jasmine, Archana Nassar Santhanam LivingstonRiyaz Khan and others
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram is a movie directed by Suresh Krishna and released in 2007. It stars Dhanush in the lead role and he is supported by Meera Jasmine and Archana. The music was rendered by Yuvan Shankar Raja. It is a remake of Kannada film, Jogi.
The movie revolved around a woman who comes to the city from her village in search of her presumably lost son.
Starring: Karan, Meenakshi, Comedian Vadivelu, Shakthi Kumar
After Kokki, Karan has returned to the screen with a sure hit script - Karuppasamy Kuthagatharar. Debutante director Moorthy has done a good job directing the film. He has made of the film a presented a spicy entertainer shot with the city of Madurai in the background. The story is simple but the director made it very interesting with his talented and wistful script!
Starring: Jeevan, Sneha, Malavika, Namitha, Keerthi Chawla and Jyothirmayi
Naan Avan Illai, directed by Selvah and starring Jeevan, Sneha, Malavika, Namitha, Keerthi Chawla and Jyothirmayi. The film has won positive reviews and good crowd turnouts in theatres.
Produced by Hitesh Jhabak, the film has music by Vijay Antony set to lyrics by Pa. Vijay and Palani Bharathi.
Starring: Mahesh Babu, Trisha, Irfan Khan, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ajay, Ravi Verma, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Kamna Jethmalini and others
Starring: Vinay Rai, Sadha, Tanisha Mukherjee, Lekha Washington, and others
Unnale Unnale is.Directed and co-written by Jeeva and produced by Oscar Ravichandran its stars Vinay Rai, Sadha and Tanisha Mukherjee in the lead roles. The film revolves around the aftermath of a relationship between a careless man and a serious woman. Despite being in a relationship, the latter walks out on the former due to his antics with other women. However, the man changes his ways and on a business trip to Melbourne, he encounters another woman. This other woman turns out to be the personal assistant of the man's former lover. The events that follow and who the man eventually gets together with form the crux of the story
Starring: Pritivraj, Jothika, Prakashraj, Swarnamalaya
The story is about a mute girl and her relationship with a youngster who is a musician. "It is a simple, poetic, cute and heart-warming film that stresses the fact that human motions transcend beyond language barriers." This is the cryptic version given out by the official publicity unit.
Mozhi is the second film for Jyothika releasing in a month after "Pachchaikili Muthucharam" released earlier this month.
The film has raised high expectations and is eagerly awaited for the simple reason that Jyothika is featured in it as a dumb and mute girl, the kind of role she has never played before. Playing opposite her is Prithviraj, who made his debut in Tamil as the villain in "Kanaa Kanden". He played the lead role in "Parijatham" directed by Radhamohan, who is known for making sensible and socially relevant films. Prakash Raj plays the friend of Prithviraj.
Radhamohan told a Tamil daily that it was Jyothika who immediately came to his mind when the outline of the story was being discussed. In fact, the story was written keeping her in mind. Only after the script and screenplay were ready Jyothika approached and she agreed to act in the film despite her impending marriage.
He says that mere mention of Jyothika's character may give the impression that "Mozhi" is a serious film. It is also asked whether it has been made for festivals where off-beat and artistic films normally compete for awards, like Amitab-Rani Mukherjee's "Black". It is for sure that "Mozhi" is neither serious nor artistic. It is a pure and simple commercial entertainer, the director assets.
Starring: Ajith, Asin, Vivek
These days, most heroes don’t want to disappoint their core audience. They know their fans expect the usual package. Ajith is a smart man, he knows what his legion of followers need from him. And he has provided just that, even though for most part the film moves on a formulaic pattern. If that is what is going work at the box-office who is to complain.
Coming after his big success in Varalaru, Ajith looks confidence personified and delivers his usual punch with poise. Ajith also looks ease and elegance. The usual package of action, comedy, sentiments and other attendant things that an average film-goer looks for is present here too.
The story is the metamorphosis of a simple, straight as rod, Aalwar into an avenging machine named Shiva. Why Aalwar ends up as Shiva? Well, Aalwar is a traditional priest. He is devoted his mom and sister. But the villainous elements ---- Lal, Vincent Asokan, take out the sister and mother.
If this is not reason enough for Aalwar’s blood to boil, then what is? Aalwar, with revenge ringing in his mind, ends up as Shiva the killer, even while working as a ward boy in a hospital.
Shiva is out to make a statement against the venal forces. He sees himself as some kind of avatar —in fact, he bumps off the baddies under the guise of Godly elements. At denouement, Shiva turns up as Narasimha. Shiva says theat he is indeed the God.
Woven into this simple masala story is the love angle with Asin. Then there is also the comedy of Vivek, which is indeed hilarious at places.
Ajith’s character has not much confusion and delivers it with his usual aplomb. His intensity while dealing with the baddies is very real and absorbing. Asin is full of panache and shows her usual chirpiness. Vivek is back in his element and the comedy tracks carry his usual spark and spunk.
The music and camera are okay without doing anything extraordinary. The song could have been more imaginative and the same could have better captured.
The director has not tried anything fancy. He has set out with a simple plan ---- to no let down Ajith’‘s fans. That is what he has accomplished.
The entertainment sticks to the distilled formula. The violence maybe heavy at places. But overall, the movie’s cadences are well measured out.