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: 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: S.J. Suryah, Meera Jasmine, Malavika, Karthika, Preethi Varma
Actor-Director S.J. Suryah has a new look with mustache and beard in 'Thirumagan' in which he pairs for the first time with Meera Jasmine. The director is Ratnakumar, a story and dialogue writer. He had worked as assistant director under Bharathiraaja and S.J. Suryah. The film's story is set in Tirunelveli. Shooting locales are Cumbum, Theni and Mysore. Besides Meera Jasmine, there are two other heroines in the movie - Krithika and Preethi Varma. Meera plays the role of a girl who hails from the family of a mud-pot maker. The film will be different from Suryah's earlier ones some which came in for criticism for skin show and double meanings. The new film 'Thirumagan' will portray Suryah in a new light. The other cast includes Ranjith, Radha Ravi, Ilavarasu, Ganja Karuppu and Vadivukkarasi. Music is by Deva. Deva and Suryah are coming together again after 'Vali" and "Kushi". There are six songs in 'Thirumagan", all written by Kavignar Vairamuthu. S. Thanu ("S" Creation) is producing the film. Some of the films he had produced earlier were 'Kizhakku Seemaile', 'Kakka Kakka', 'Sachin' and 'Thotti Jaya'.
Starring: SJ Suryah, Tamanna Bhatia, Namitha, Malavika, Vadivelu
Vyapari is a Kollywood film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram and produced by hit producer A. M. Rathnam. It stars SJ Suryah, Tamanna and Vadivelu. Suryaprakas (S J Suryah) is a business man who wants to become richer than Bill Gates and in the process, he loses out on family and social life. So he tells a scientist to make a clone of him so that he can keep concentrating on business and the clone can take his place at home. Tamanna is college girl named Savitri who does a research project on Suryaprakash and begins to love him. Suryaprakash is not interested in Savitri but, he marries her to make use of her cooking talent in order to widen his business. Suryaprakash after singing and dancing with both models Namitha and Malavika and humiliating his brother-in-law Vadivelu, finally understand the value of family after his mother (Seetha) dies.
Starring: Vadivelu, Tejashree, Monica, Mamorama, Nassar, Nagesh
Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi is Tamil historical comedy flick directed by director Simbudevan. The film stars veteran comedian Vadivelu doing the lead role for the first time. The movie also has Tejashree, Monica, Manorama, Nasser and Nagesh in prominent roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Sabesh-Murali. The film was produced and distributed by acclaimed Tamil film director Shankar.
Starring: Arjun, Mallika Kapoor, Prakash Kumar, Vadivelu
Dorai (Arjun) is a do-gooder don. But a police force led by ACP Easwara Pandian (Prakash Raj)and his side kick (Sathyan) are after him. However, the poor need him as he is a Good Samaritan running an orphanage. He has help from his friends(Manivannan and Vadivelu). But Dorai has a problem. His mother (Sujatha) doesn’t approve of his ways. She feels that he is just a loutish goon. There is also Anjali (Mallika Kapoor), a TV journo, who is in love with Dorai because of his dare devil ways. Dorai has a past too. He was just an honest-to-goodness school teacher, who ends up as the deathly Dorai after a fire ravages a school and kills several children. The incident forces him to take on the system of venal officials and politicos. Now, Dorai’s biggest task is to nip a dark and dire politician who wants to bomb the city. The rest, as they, is all cinematic clichés.