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.
Starring: Sharath Kumar, Jyothika,andrea, Millind Soman and others
Pachaikili Muthucharam is directed by Gautham Menon. The film stars Sarath Kumar, Jyothika, Andrea Jeremiah and Milind Soman. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Harris Jayaraj. The film is inspired by the bestselling book, Derailed by James Siegel.
Starring: Jayam Ravi, Bhavana, Vijay Kumar, Raghuvaran, Lal
Billu (Jayam Ravi) is the son of Mudaliar (Vijayakumar). Mudaliar is much loved and respected by people of his locality and Billu is almost like a foster son to every person in the locality. Billu takes an instant liking for Susi (Bhavana) the moment he sets his eyes on her at the railway station. Susi, who has arrived from Bangalore to Chennai, is all set to stay at Sait’s (Cochin Haneefa) place and Sait, who has worked for Susi’s father Chidambaram (Lal), a dreaded thug, earlier, has changed ways but retains his respect towards him nevertheless. Susi, who has been craving for love and concern since young, gets impressed with the bonding that the Royapuram residents share. When a Godman predicts that Susi is the one for Billu, she is taken aback. She dreads her father to a great extent and fears that things will go topsy-turvy if their relationship blossoms into love. But soon, she realizes that she cannot camouflage her feelings towards Billu and enjoys being in the company of Billu and his friend, when the unexpected occurs.
Starring: Vishal,Mamata Mohandas,Raghuvaran
Karu. Palaniappan, the Director gave a good movie in his debut with Parthiban Kannavu. But has been in the wilderness since then, His intentions to send out a strong social message is definitely noteworthy. But the way the message has been packaged is questionable.
Starring: Vishal, Banu, Prabhu, Nadhiya
Thaamirabharani is a story of relationships and sentiments. The story is about 2 families. The first family is that of Prabhu (Saravana Perumal). Prabhu is in the salt business and his sister is Rohini. Vishal (Bharani) is Rohini's son. He is very much attached to his uncle Prabhu and will attack anyone who says anything bad about him.The other family is that of Nadhiya. His brother is Nasser.
Starring: Vijay, Asin, Nepolean
It is nearly a year after the release of Aathi, Vijay released his next film Pokkiri. The poor result of Aathi affected Vijay that much. O.K.. has Vijay learned anything from Aathi's debacle? Nothing! Once again Vijay chose a poor storyline, very muc
Starring: Prithviraj, Gopika, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi Rai
‘Vellithirai’ takes a sharp and critical look at the way the male stars dominate the film world. It has been done in a telling manner with satirical element. Thankfully, the movie hasn’t overlooked the reality element in its pursuit of providing an