Film Review : Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg)

After few Ups and Downs projection of Tamil Cinema, Finally a Debut Film Uplifted the Power especially by New Born Talent Heads. Kaaka Muttai, from the debutant M. Manikandan who naturally provided an aid as the developmental hand for the Tamil Cinema. This film will be far more than what we expect on screen. Manikandan attempts to direct a beautiful, courageous film and he truly nailed it by the help of the Natural Intelligence. Dhanush and Vetrimaaran acted as a helping hand by considering a brave attempt to Produce this film. Now they can be truly proud as the Producers and created a vision in producing such beautiful films. They encouraged the director to deliver his talent filled masterpiece. This Film proudly grabs two National awards for the categories respectively, National Film Award for Best Children’s Film and National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Chinna Kaaka Muttai Ramesh Thilaganathan and Periya Kaaka Muttai J. Vignesh. 

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The Director had a faithful decision in choosing the cast and they portrayed themselves as the soul of the characters. Ramesh Thilaganathan and J. Vignesh were sparkling in the Dirty Palace. They proved the Maturity of their Talents. The Hard work pays them with National Award. Even they were equally good, Chinna Kaaka Muttai seems to be highlighted by his certain activities. They both drove themselves and delivered their souls to the localities with a perfect Language skills in delivering the dialogues. Iyshwarya Rajesh merged herself with the Character of a Mother and proved her potential to Tamil Cinema. Ramesh Thilak with his Partner carried away our minds by their duet comedies and it pays a through entertainment to the people. Even the role of a Minister, a Pizza deliver, Palarasam and along with many others added themselves as the bricks to construct a complete piece of Fun – filled Beautiful Film.

The Whole Team deserves this victory for the works. Production designing was perfect for this kind of films. The Location was speechless, it just reflects his reality. Editing was dealt a crisp and it was spiced brilliantly throughout this film. The World is truly missing a great talent like Kishore Te. Even the timing of including the title was extremely perfect. Cinematographer ManiKandan, the director of this film who really brought his vision over his script by a perfect frame of Cinematography. Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar, after some downfalls it seems that this film will definitely be come back film for him. What is so perfect about the music is that, it was along with the story. No unnecessary songs, no separate location and moreover there is no foreign sets. The Screenplay was at its best. One may never need a chance to watch his clock ticking. Overall the technical crew proved themselves that this film defines their piece of work.

There are only some rare films which is knocks among the people’s heart. Even though Udaan includes certain stuffs and dealt more about the Father – Son relation, that ending really grasps the people which remains in the soul’s of beautiful minds. This film mainly deals with an adult life and his complications which was well directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.

Children of Heaven, An Iranian film provided the exact feel which is one of notable points in order to watch Kaaka Muttai. The Beauty of Talents reflected perfectly. This film is as same as Kaaka Muttai were it deals with the life of Two children, portraying as a brother and a sister. Both Children of Heaven and Kaaka Muttai brings about the same feel which includes certain different ingredient. Majid Majidi truly nailed it by the help of certain naturally born Talents.


OverallKaaka Muttai is a Pure Cinema. Feeling the Beauty of Cinema after long time. Jaw Dropping performances. Deserves a standing ovation from people which is truly greater than the National Award. The Overloading cuteness of Chinna Kaaka Muttai, Thumbs up. Hats Off to the Team. A Tasteful Muttai delivered a crispy Toast. A beautiful Relationship reflected to me after Children of Heaven, Udaan… Please do watch it, Never miss a True Cinema.

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Film Review : 36 Vayadhinile

Rating : ★★★☆☆  3.25/5

After eight years, a surprise awaited for the cinema fans. Expectation begins to linger among the hearts of people when they heard that the actress Jyothika returns to Tamil Cinema after her final on screen acting in Pachaikili Muthucharam. Jyothika being a purity in terms of talent, she does give a huge surprise on screen. Let me begin with the title. This movie was said to be an official remake of the Malayalam film How Old Are You. This film is all about a woman at the age of 36. Hence this film is entitled as 36 Vayadhinile. The title card creators are needed to be appreciated for their beautiful work in this film. The usage of Royal Blue and Pink colored stylish fonts with the white background added some beauty to this film. This Film is majorly releasing under the banner of  Suriya‘s 2D Entertainment. Since this is a debut film under his production company, people experienced the beauty of the graphic clip for  production studio 2D Entertainment. 

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Director Rosshan Andrrews was able create an inspiring story that would linger every women on the earth’s crust. This film  is different and inspiring like people experienced while watching English Vinglish. It is really a well written script and that was able to hit the bull’s eye. The casts are an highlighted portion in this film. They were able to bring the reality from the reel of Tamil Cinema. Jyothika conquered every characters and definitely ruled this film. She delivered a splendid performance which was reflected as an applause from the audience. Rahman proved his excellency for being a good supporting role for this film. His character in this film really played a key role which even created a grudge among people for being a villainous husband in this film. This shows how he deeply immersed himself into this film. Amritha Anil truly done a great job as being a daughter of Joythika and Rahman. Delhi Ganesh and along with everybody bloomed an wholesome feel of a Family. Each and every single person did provided some wonderful piece of acting.

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The Production designing was excellent except from one part in this film which does create some awkward feel about the background. Other than this, the production designing crew did brought the comfort and the environment of a middle class family. Dialogues were really beautiful and certain portions, the dialogues were really powerful and inspiring. The Dialogue writer Viji can be appreciated for his works in this film. Music by Santhosh Narayanan is one of this highlighted portions in the film. He did provided his brilliant piece of musical work in the Background Scores. Expect President theme every other songs and scores were absolutely good. He truly helped in highlighting the beauty of this Film. Cinematography by R. Diwakaran, he actually done a pretty decent job. Certain frames were excellently captured. The usage of the sunlight background was done perfectly. Edited by Mahesh Narayanan, not really a crisp editing but he does add the smoothness to this film. Boring stuffs and unwanted sentiments were edited perfectly.

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What will the downside for this film? There are some tiny negatives included. Logically it won’t be really appreciable unless the great person is a good minded and a different person to meet just an ordinary Clerk. But this can be really neglected when a person watches this film . If we go in for logical errors then we should move out ourselves from certain movies. So just we’ve got a move on.


Overall : Family, Friends, Friends of friends, Only me… you guys can be any one of these options. Just click your life’s option to watch 36 Vayadhinile and be a person to feel this film. Jyothika truly nailed it. She displayed a splendid performance. She ruled this film. Power of women reflected as the applause from the audience. Even you had already watched How Old Are You, please do watch it and feel the emotions from your mother tongue. Santhosh Narayanan does it yet another time. Rosshan Andrrews, Hats off. Watch it with your Family…

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Film Review : Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai

Rating: ★★★☆☆  3/5

After directing a critically acclaimed film Peranmai, Director S. P. Jananathan has set his feet in directing another typical script. Since his past films had been freaking our souls, thoughts on Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai were lingering among people. An expectation was developed and if you are asking me whether it would fulfill our expectations, I’m here to answer that “Just go for it“. This script gets a well suited title which one will be able to understand only if he or she watches it. The cast could have been really improved a little bit but they had done their best and they could provide some justice to the script. Highlighted among the crew is  Vijay Sethupathi, he nailed it. As usual he put forth his goodness for his profession really well.

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What deserves a bold effect for a  S. P. Jananathan Film? The most highlighted portions in his films are the script and the moral. Even the bald director deserves a bold effect for delivering his boldness in directing a powerful script. It is a well executed script but perfectness was missing and that was one little downside for this film which I felt that it can neglected. Screenplay was too good in the second half which was a bit lacking in the first half.

Back to the cast. After Vijay Sethupathi, actor Shaam is back to form and he provided an hundred percent justice to his character. Having a fit body, it feels as if he is absolutely fit for her film.  Arya play role as a different character which no one had ever thought of. But S.P does prove that the hero is also fit for this role. Karthika Nair, an actress is definitely needed but does she is apt for this role? That’s doubtful I believe. She just added a partial justice for this role. Other members of the casts really added a great justice to their characters.

Production design is really a major highlighted portion of this film. Really the production designing team deserves an applause. Their efforts did not went in vain especially in designing a Jail. They helped in creating a perfectness of designing S. P. Jananathan‘s vision. Editing was spiced beautifully and it added the crisp to this film. First half of the film had a pretty dull screenplay but Second half of the film puts the film at the top of the table.

What adds the negative feel to this film? Music by Varshan adds the biggest disappointment to this film. Especially the songs diluted the screenplay in the first half. Unwanted duet song in a crucial portion is a downside for this king of film. Since Purampokku has a well constructed script, such songs can be neglected. But the Background score was well composed and Srikanth Deva (Background score) can be appreciated for it.One portion was seemed to be copied from Mission Impossible Theme. Cinematographer Natraj Subramaniam added some darkness to this film. Some frames such as the train sequence were well captured by Natraj. In such aspects, the cinematography can be appreciated. Climax ended the way it should be. No other possible ways can be the only reason.


Overall : Not so perfect but extremely powerful. Well written and executed by S. P. Jananathan. Partially good first half and extremely superb second half. You won’t miss the thrill. Just go for it.


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Dulquer Salmaan‘s Ustad Hotel. Thank you Writer – Anjali Menon for feeding Beautiful Cinema to our people. Director – Anwar Rasheed, Well done. Sensational Climax. Outstanding moral. Definitely its a food for your soul. A must watch.

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Rosemary’s Baby. Born a psychological Mystery.Good Adapted Screenplay.Yet again,that was one hell of a Direction from Roman Polanski. A must watch.

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Shraddha Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor‘s Haider. Excellent film making by Vishal Bhardwaj. Sensational plot. Excellent Dialogues. Hats off to the Team.

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Reese Witherspoon‘s Wild. According to me, Reese delivered one of her Career Best performances. Director Jean-Marc Vallée didn’t fill my expectation. His work in Dallas Buyers Club as a director, stays in the top. Certain Dialogues were beautiful. Good Cinematography. Yves Bélanger did capture the Nature’s Beauty. Not an interesting Screenplay but a good one. Inspiring at times. Overall a biographical drama film, it is worth a watch but never will be a great beauty like Sean Penn‘s Into the Wild.

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There are some movies which you can’t just express the quality with words but you can just feel it. And now, I’m proud to add Atonement to that list.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Film Review

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Marvel had set the foot in reuniting their comic hit lists in the sequel for The Avengers which is said to entitled as  Avengers: Age of Ultron. After the Directer Joss Whedon mentioned about the sequel, it actually peers that the expectations among people really went viral. Guess what people, he does that yet another time. The sequel was absolutely better than the previous screening. The thing which really matters for a superhero movie is majorly the plot and the Technical portions that too the realistic effects which was brought about by the VFX Team ( Visual Effects). It seems to be like the Green mat technology that is the Chroma Key method which really did work for this kind of film.

And about the casts, whom do we must consider as the Theme for the whole creation. To begin with about the step ahead theme was the introduction of The Twins performed by Aaron Taylor- Johnson as  Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. They added the true miracle to the film. As usual Robert Downey Jr. personified the casual appearance in this film along with the herculean Hulk, the respected Captain America, the tall dude Thor, the beautiful Nat and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. They added the enthusiastic effect not only to the film but also to the people who are watching it. Even though Samuel L. Jackson appeared only in some few portion, the Pulp Fiction Star added the awesomeness in this film. His dialogues are needed to be highlighted and he is truly damn good in delivering it. Along with many others, overall they added the Bonding Power to this film.

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About the Technicians, Cinematography by Ben Davis. The Cinematography seems to be one of the toughest parts next to the plot creation and the VFX portion. Fixing a particular frame under the green mat technology is highly difficult but under these circumstances, the cinematographer had really proven his brilliancy with his Camera. Music by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman. Actually to be truthful, it was a way too disappointed with the Background scores. It was better for a Superhero film but not seems to be impressive enough.  Editing by Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek, it was spiced over the film perfectly and the editors did a splendid job. At last the Visual effects Team, they had really done an outstanding job in turning the impossible tasks possible. Overall they are the Real Heroes whom will be happy to celebrate the Victory of Avengers: Age of Ultron. About the Screenplay. The second half was more energetic than the first half with Spectacular Interval block. Along with his hard work, the director has to thank his team for lifting him up for displaying their best.

Finally for the Negative side. People who hate to watch a superhero film will definitely feel like hating it. Especially Christopher Nolan‘s Batman admirers, Avengers: Age of Ultron will never be a kind of a film what they expect. You people got to digest it and set yourself to watch such Summer Entertainer.


Overall: Definitely a treat for a Superhero fan but for other people, it depends upon their Self Acceptance…


O Kadhal Kanmani Film Review

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                          Ok Kanmani, even the title grasps the viewers attention. Who would have ever thought about its vibration among the current cinema lovers. Even though Mani Ratnam’s Raavanan and Kadal were not up to the expectation on the silver screen, people still and will never give up over Mani’s works. The film really gets an apt title. After a long time, I was really able to receive a full-fledged romantic drama. Title card creators are really needed to be appreciated by the way they have worked to produce an attractive animation effects at the beginning of the film. This film actually deals with the true live in relationship between Adithya (Dulquer Salmaan) – play role as a game designer, and Taara (Nithya Menen) – play role as an architect which of course ends in a manner which we always longing to have an happy ending. I wonder the plot will be the only reason why the censorship had decided to give “U/A” to this film. Moving on with the casts in this film, Dulquer Salmaan – this young man inspired the youngsters by his own style of acting. Over excited at times but it even added great beauty to this film. He had excelled in what he could provide himself for a Mani Ratnam’s flick. Nithya Menen, this woman got an immense amount of talent in them which forms a beautiful equation of Chemistry with Dulquer and results to produce a adorable product which makes us to feel as if to be like them. Prakash Raj  and Leela Samson worked together as onscreen husband and wife. This couple got a separate love story and they will be one of the reasons why the families will love to watch this film. Leela seems to affected by Alzheimer disease which results in her damn good role in the second half. Mani Ratnam had worked together to assemble a beautiful realistic family feel through the casts.

                     About the Technicians, I wonder how Mani Ratnam can able to bring the greatest on silver screen from them.  A. R. Rahman, he is definitely a genius musician. More than listening to the soundtracks, it added some particular beauty which tends to attract the people. The way that he segmented the songs with the respected background scores is also one of the reason for the victory of Ok Kanmani. Never the less Vairamuthu’s adds the beauty to the soul. Every tracks represents the part of this story. Carnatic music got its effect in this film.  One of the highlighted portion in this film is  P. C. Sreeram‘s Cinematography. Never judge this man, he really nailed it. Each and every single frame just attracts us towards the film. Sharmishta Roy’s production design interests us to add such beauty to our life style. Sreekar Prasad’s Editing, he added a pure clarity to the film. But some trembling effect in songs feels to linger my eyes. He added the smoothness to the film which allows people to enjoy them self without getting bored. The Symbol for a Mani Ratnam film is the Voice provided by the artists which had added its natural beauty to this Fantasy of Love. Dialogues were written by Mani Ratnam had brought its realistic feel which one experience in his or her day to day life with the sense of humour at times. Overall the technicians added a great beauty to the typical Screenplay of Mani Ratnam.

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                        After Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthey, people were kind of expected to experience a different kind of love story and O Kadhal Kanmani will provide them for sure. Entertain yourself and experience the satisfaction of love. It’ll never be Mani’s best film making but it got its different kind of film making in it.


Overall : Mani Ratnam is Back. Don’t miss to experience the different kind of Fantasy of Love. Never will be his best but yet again it remains to be the best of others. 

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O kadhal kanmani Album Review

O kadhal kanmani also known as Ok Kanmani, a Romantic Drama which is regarded as one of the most awaited film from the Veteran Director  Mani Ratnam. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead role. The soundtrack album and film score are composed by the Oscars winning Music Director A. R. Rahman. As we thought so, Vairamuthu is the lyricist for the songs. The film is said to be scheduled for release on April 17th, 2015.

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Ok Kanmani audio was released yesterday and what more else do you need when it is from the Combo of   A.R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam and Vairamuthu. They were able to bring the Soul of Beauty yet another time. The album consists of Nine tracks and each of it got its own feel.


O Kadhal Kanmani Soundtracks:

1. Title of the song: Kaara Attakkaara

    Lyricists: Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, A. R. Rahman and Mani Ratnam

    Singers: Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Darshana and Shashaa Tirupati

                   Kaara Attakkaara, this track seems to be a peppy song and we are damn sure that it would linger among the youngsters. A very well done song and  beautifully composed by A. R. Rahman. Singers performed their best. Their voice seems to be grasping our soul…


2. Title of the song: Aye Sinamika

    Lyricists: Vairamuthu

    Singers:  Karthik

                 

                     Aye Sinamika, it regards to be a beautiful melody composed by ARR in this album. Deeply well written lyrics by Vairamuthu. After Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Singer Karthik put forth his soulful voice and thus it made the song to be even more Attractive among the people…


3. Title of the song: Paranthu Sella Vaa

    Lyricists: Vairamuthu

    Singers:  Karthik, Shashaa Tirupati

                  Paranthu Sella Vaa, Singer Shashaa Tirupati nailed it along with Karthik made us to fell in love with this Song, Even the Lyrics defines it. This song seems to define a Beautiful relation about an admiring love. Seriously folks, this track really wins the Soul and there is no doubt about it…


4. Title of the song: Mental Manadhil (Male)

    Lyricists: A. R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam

    Singers:  A. R. Rahman, Jonita Gandhi

                 Mental Manadhil, Male version sung by ARR, this song already turned to be a sensational hit among the people. We really fell in love with Laila. One of the addicted songs of all time…


5. Title of the song: Naane Varugiren

    Lyricists: Vairamuthu

    Singers:  Shashaa Tirupati, Sathya Prakash

                  Naane Varugiren, yet again Shashaa Tirupati nailed it. Singer Sathya Prakash a musical talent from reality TV show Airtel Super Singer, truly impressed us by his work in this film. All the music directors must watch out for such great talents. Brilliant composition by ARR and Vairamuthu does it as usual.


6. Title of the song: Theera Ulaa

    Lyricists: Vairamuthu

    Singers:  A. R. Rahman, Darshana, Nikita Gandhi

                 Theera Ulaa, this song got life in it. This song would be a Slow Poison. Outstanding performance by the Singers and a sensational composition by ARR.


7. Title of the song: Mental Manadhil (Female)

    Lyricists: A. R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam

    Singers:  Jonita Gandhi

                 Mental Manadhil, Female version sung by Jonita Gandhi. We wonder how Jonita would match with the blessed voice of ARR but she does it. She gave her life to the soul and makes it even more lovable…


8. Title of the song: Malargal Kaettaen

    Lyricists: Vairamuthu

    Singers: K. S. Chithra, A. R. Rahman

 

                 Malargal Kaettaen, this song was beautifully composed by ARR. What more else do one need if the Legendary Singer K. S. Chithra is there. She is the Flower of this song and thus it added beauty to the song. The scent of the Flower drags the people towards the songs. Sensational lyrics by Vairamuthu. Truly Beautiful.


9. Title of the song: Maula Wa Sallim

    Lyricists: Traditional*

    Singers: A. R. Ameen

        

                 Maula Wa Sallim, sung by A. R. Ameen. The son of ARR truly impresses by showcasing his pretty own beautiful voice to the Cinema. Soul filled song and this Kid really nailed it.


OVERALL: I wonder how could A.R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam and Vairamuthu Combo were able to bring the Soul of Beauty yet another time. There is something among them, is that the Love, Friendship, Family or the Respect? Truly folks, O Kadhal Kanmani Album wins the soul.