Showing posts from October 19, 2018

Quickview: Vada Chennai

by Rinku Gupta As the title suggests the film is set in the milieu of North Madras. The story revolves around the characters played by Dhanush, Ameer, Samudrakani, Kishore and Pavan with Aishwarya Rajesh and Andrea playing the female leads. Without giving away spoilers, suffice it to say that when Anbu ( Dhanush) enters a jail as prisoner, the pace quickens and several incidents happen, all leading to an act that seems to seal his fate. His life so far ( where all he dreamed of was to become a carrom player and marry his lady love) takes a full U turn and a new phase in his life in unleashed. The film explores the lives of the other leads as well and finally we see bits of the puzzle all fitting together to form a whole. Each individual's life is intertwined with the other where ambition and greed overpower loyalty, leading to betrayal. A classy making with the realistic and authentic  portrayal of the milieu, the slang with all expletives thrown in liberally,  all add

Quickview: Sandakozhi 2

by Rinku Gupta Sandakozhi 2 directed by Lingusamy stars Vishal and Raj Kiran from the original while Keerthy Suresh plays his love interest and Varalakshmi ( Varu ) Sarathkumar, the villain. The story is set in a village where a Thiruvizha has been scheduled finally after a gap of 7 years, all due to the efforts of Ayya ( Raj Kiran) Due to a series of revenge  killings,  by Pechi's ( Varu) henchmen ,  the festival had been banned by authorities earlier. This time, the 7 villages could not afford to have bloodshed or else the 7 day thiruvizha would be cancelled. But Pechi is hell bent on killing the one remaining survivor from the enemy's family. In the meantime Ayya's son Balu ( Vishal) returns from abroad. He falls in love with Semburathi ( Keerthy), the village teacher's daughter.  Ayya promises her that he will speak to her father to fix the wedding. But he doesnt turn up on the fixed date. What happens to Ayya? Does Pechi get her revenge? Does Balu su