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Quick Review: Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu

By Rinku Gupta IUKG is produced by Neelam Productions and directed by debutant Athiyan Athirai, starring Dinesh, Munishkanth and Kayal Anandhi. In brief, the story is about a World War 2 bomb which lands up in TN, and makes its way to a scrap yard. Dinesh plays a lorry driver at the scrap yard and in a series of circumstances, lands up with the task of ferrying this bomb, which could go off any minute. He is accompanied by Muniskanth, an assistant. Close on thier heels are the police, unscrupulous villains and activists. In the midst of it all, is his pressing love story, with his lady loves' family forcing her to marry elsewhere. Does the lorry driver survive all the dangers he finds himself in? What happens to the bomb? Do the lovers unite? An unusual story line, racy screenplay, well fleshed out characters, good chemistry between the lead pair, Muniskanth in a brilliant performance as the comical sidekick inviting both laughs and empathy, layered writing,

Quick Review : Jada

By Rinku Gupta Jada directed by Kumaran is the next outing of Kathir,Yogi Babu, Kishore and artist turned actor Sridhar. Jada is a passionate footballer who trains hard in the sport to get a good job later, after playing at the right tournaments.  But he is distracted from his goal when he hears about the Sevens game, played without rules, for high stakes. He also wants top avenge the death of his childhood idol coach Sethu ( Kishore in a brief appearance, leaving you disappointed, when he dies nearly as soon as he appears in screen). The game finals take him and his friends to a haunted village, which turns out to be the home town of Sethu. Does Jada survive the villains who killed the coach and avenge his family's deaths? Just when you are expecting a gripping sports film, thanks to a good intro song, the film soon slips into horror mode. Players who hardly look the part of sportsmen, heroines who are in blink and  miss appearances, a puzzling de

Mani Ratnam, AR Murgadoss felicitate Darbar producer Subaskaran

By Rinku Gupta  The Sri Lanka born chairman of Lyca Mobile,  Lyca Group of companies and Lyca Productions head, Subaskaran Allirajah was conferred an honorary doctorate by a university in Malaysia recently. To felicitate him on the occasion,  a ceremony was held in Chennai in the presence of Ponniyin Selvan director, Mani Ratnam and Darbar director AR Murgadoss , yesterday. Mrs Prema Subaskaran was also present on the occasion. Incidentally, both ace directors revealed that Subaskaran's life, starting off from humble beginnings in Sri Lanka and rising to become a worldwide presence with  business across the world,  was worthy of an inspiring biopic. (Click here for full speech of AR Mugadoss and Mani Ratnam). Today the grand audio launch of Rajinikanth's Darbar is being held in Chennai. Lyca is gearing up for a Pongal release of the Rajinkanth magnum opus. Other dignitaries and journalists also spoke on the occasion.