December 9, 2018 by Guest Author
Vetrimaran continues his exploration into the worlds of Shakespeare and gangsters. Only this time, he is a far superior filmmaker.
“Vada Chennai” is divided into chapters and each one is part of a larger jigsaw puzzle that can perhaps never be solved. The best one is titled “Anbu, Rajan and the Hood”. It tells the story of Rajan (Ameer), his brother Thambi (Daniel Balaji) and underlings Guna (Samuthirakani), Senthil (Kishore), Velu (Pawan) and Pazhani (Boxer Dheena). They are smugglers, working for the powerful politician Muthu (Radha Ravi). In a sudden turn of events, Rajan takes a stand for his people, irking Muthu, who plots his fall using Senthil.
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June 7, 2018 by Ajay
I miss Ranjith, the filmmaker. I know it isn’t fair to compare someone’s previous works with their current one, but I really do miss the filmmaker who put more effort into story telling rather than using the medium to propagate his ideologies. Or maybe I’m not the right target audience for these kind of films. Kaala worked for me in parts but as a whole I felt it needed a little more effort into actually making a “film”.
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August 11, 2017 by Ajay
It is unreasonable to expect every sequel to be a 22 jump street, especially given the quality of sequels in Tamil cinema till now. But after Power Pandi, I genuinely had hopes for Dhanush as a filmmaker but VIP 2 hits every check box that you would expect that could go wrong with any sequel. It even has actual scenes from the first film to remind us of some of the “jokes”. Even as a standalone film, without comparing it with VIP, this doesn’t work out. It has an almost similar story, jokes and buildup elements as the first one that even someone who liked the first one (not me) would find it hard to digest it all over once again.
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July 25, 2014 by Ajay
I’m frustrated. I recently was made to endure two and a half hours of extreme physical and mental pain disguised in the name of velaiyilla pattathari (not the movie as a whole, but the reality that is being portrayed in it). I tried very hard to see it just as a movie but I couldn’t stop thinking of the dumbness of the protagonist and how stupid it is of him to blame everything and everyone around him for everything that is wrong with him.
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