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Quick Review : Thavam

By Rinku Gupta Directors AR Suriyan and R Vijay Anand have jointly directed Thavam starting Vasi, Seeman, Bose Venkat, Santhana Bhatathi and Puja Sri amongst others.  Childhood friends meet up after a gap,  in thier native village. But their joy is shortlived when one of them wreaks vengeance on the others for the death of his father ( Bose Venkat). The story is narrated as a flashback with one more added on, which includes the Seeman and Bose Venkat portions, relating to betrayal to the cause of farmers for personal gains. Watch out for a twist in the end. The comedy scenes dont elicit much laughter and the songs seemed forced. The stunts get one too many with the climax fight dragging on and seeming staged. On the other hand, Vasi and Puja Sri seem to have done a good job and play their parts with aplomb. Seeman and Bose are aptly cast and up the ante in the scenes they appear in. The focus on farming as the movies central theme is appreciable. But a better narration and c

Quick Review : Miga Miga Avasaram

By Rinku Gupta Directed by Suresh Kamatchi, Miga Miga Avasaram has an interesting premise at its core. How do women working long hours in public places, work without adequate sanitary facilities like bathrooms? What constraints do they have to battle with on a daily basis? Through an incident that happens in the life of a female cop Saamandhi ( Sri Priyanka in a neat performance), the film seeks to explore this.  Posted alone on a bridge, far away from any amenities, she gets into a jam when she wants to answer Nature's call but is unable to do so,  thanks to a vengeful superior cop, who purposely denies her permission to leave her post or send a replacement. What happens as a result is the the story. The film would have been more suited to a short film concept but the makers deserve credit for taking up such a theme, far removed from the normal fare.  Seeman, Harish and Vazhukku En Muthuraman ( as the bad cop) do their bit well. There are moments which are gripping i