Showing posts from May 8, 2022

Film Review : Ayngaran

 Ayngaran, starring GV Prakash, Mahima Nambiar, Aadukulam Naren, Siddhartha Shankar and others,  is directed by Ravi Arasu. The story centres,around Mathi ( GV Prakash in a neat performance, totally apt for the role) who keeps trying to get a patent for his various inventions but faces rejection from the government every time.  In the meanwhile,  his fathe r,  a cop, is hot on the heels of a jewellery heist gang led by a notorious criminal ( Siddhartha Shankar in good performance).  By a quirk of fate, when a kid falls into an open borewell, Mathi hears of it on TV and chance encounters bring him closer to the criminals who are also involved in this so -called accident. Mathi who, despite opposition  from a corrupt cop, is detetemined to save the child with his unique invention, discovers he has to also save his father from the deadly villains. Does he succeed? The film is a fast-pace thrilling ride, with an interesting storyline. The non-linear screenplay is a big plus which keeps you

Film Review : Akka Kuruvi

 Akka Kuruvi is touted to be an adaptation of the Iranian film Children Of Heaven in Tamil, directed by Mirugam fame Saamy. Siblings Deva and Sara, kids of impoverished parents, go to school at different timings as the school runs on shifts. Between them, they have only one pair of shoes which they have to share everyday. This leads to many practical problems and unpleasant situations. One day a school competition announces a pair of shoes as a prize. The kids who dont want to burden their parents, see this as an opportunity.  Deva is determined to practice hard and win the competition and thus the prize. Does he succeed?  The child actors Maheen and Davya have done a good job, bringing out the innocence of childhood and braving their trials. A good supporting cast adds to the appeal. The scenic beauty of the hilltown is beautifully captured  by Uppal Nayanar while Ilayaraja's score adds its own charm. Varsha Bollamma and Kathir make a cameo appearance for a romantic track. An emot