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November 17, 2017
Review: <I>Theeran Adhikaram Ondru</I> is worth a watch
Theeran Adhikaram Ondru is a riveting film, says A Ganesh Nadar.

October 24, 2017
<I>Mersal</I> review: Why Vijay should thank the BJP
Otherwise, it's the same old songs and the same old Vijay, sighs A Ganesh Nadar.

April 07, 2017
Review: <I>Kaatru Veliyidai</I>: A beautiful romance
Flirting, persistence and longingness comes alive in Mani Ratnam's Kaatru Veliyidai, feels Divya Nair.

January 23, 2017
Review: Nothing new in <I>Jomonte Suvisheshangal</I>
Sathyan Anthikad sticks to formula in Jomonte Suvisheshangal.

January 16, 2017
Review: <I>Koditta Idangalai Niruppuga</I> is Parthiepan's show all the way
Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga may not appeal to all but fine performances, a decent plot and good music make the film passable fare, writes S Saraswathi.

January 13, 2017
Review: <I>Bairavaa</I> is strictly for Vijay's fans
Bairavaa is designed to cater to Vijay's fans and his political aspirations and the actor uses every opportunity to dole out strong social messages, feels S Saraswathi.

December 23, 2016
Review: <I>Kaththi Sandai</I> has nothing new to offer
Kaththi Sandai is a tedious action film, feels S Saraswathi.

December 09, 2016
Review <I>Chennai 600028 II</I>: Second Innings is a laugh riot
This refreshingly hilarious film should not be missed, says S Saraswathi.

December 05, 2016
Review: <I>Maaveeran Kittu</I> is an unremarkable period drama
Unnecessary songs mar the narrative flow.

December 02, 2016
Review: <I>Saithan</I> is a decent attempt
The first half of Saithan has a lot of suspense, says S Saraswathi.

November 29, 2016
Review: <I>10 Kalpanakal</I>, a shabbily made thriller
The screenplay moves back and forth in a confusing manner, unnecessarily lengthening the run time of the film, says Paresh Palicha.

November 24, 2016
Review: <I>Kavalai Vendam</I> is a fun film
Kavalai Vendam may not be high on logic, but watch it for its wacky moments and mindless entertainment, says S Saraswathi.

November 21, 2016
Review: <I>Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan</I> entertains
The story of an underdog, Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan is quite decent, feels Paresh C Palicha.

November 13, 2016
Review: <I>Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada</I> is worth a watch
Director Gautham Menon's Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada may not be what you expect but watch it for the haunting music, writes S Saraswathi.

November 11, 2016
Review: <I>Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum</I> is a tedious comedy
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum is not worth your time, S Saraswathi advises.

November 07, 2016
Review: <I>Swarna Kaduva</I> doesn't live up to expectations
Biju Menon feels bogged down by expectations that his latest film carried, feels Paresh C Palicha.

October 30, 2016
Review: <I>Kaashmora</I> is a fun watch
The film starts out well with plenty of fun and intrigue, but the second half does not live up to the promises of the first, writes S Saraswathi.

October 28, 2016
Review: <I>Kodi</I> is worth a watch
The plot is refreshing and there are no unnecessary twists or excessive melodrama, writes S Saraswathi

October 24, 2016
Review: <I>Aanandam</I> is a fun journey
It is the charm and the freshness of the young cast that makes Aanandam work, says Paresh C Palicha.

October 12, 2016
Review: <I>Pulimurugan</I> is a thrilling experience
Mohanlal towers in Pulimurugan, feels Paresh C Palicha.

October 10, 2016
Review: Vijay Sethupathi's <I>Rekka</I> disappoints
Rekka overdoses on action, feels S Saraswathi.

October 09, 2016
Review: Remo has nothing new to offer
Director Bakkiyaraj Kannan's Remo is a ridiculous romantic comedy revolving around the hero's struggles to win the girl of his dreams.

October 07, 2016
Review: <I>Devi</I> is a passable entertainer
Devi is neither scary nor funny, writes S Saraswathi.

September 23, 2016
Review: <I>Andavan Kattalai</I> is not to be missed
S Saraswathi recommends the fun film, Andavan Kattalai.

September 22, 2016
Review: <I>Thodari</I> is a decent attempt
Good performances and an interesting screenplay make Prabhu Solomon's Thodari worth a watch, feels S Saraswathi.

September 19, 2016
Review: <I>Oru Muthassi Gadha</I> is worth watching
The director works as if he has a magic wand that makes this theme -- which is not exactly fresh -- engaging, raves Paresh C Palicha.

September 13, 2016
Review: <i>Welcome to Central Jail</i> is below average
Welcome to Central Jail is a typical Dileep film, which may go down well with his fans, feels Paresh C Palicha.

September 12, 2016
Review: <i>Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho</i> is a winner all the way!
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho is truly a feel-good venture that will leave a smile on your face for a long time, feels Paresh C Palicha.

September 11, 2016
Oozham is a mediocre film
Initially we sit tight in our seats expecting something very gripping to happen but, nothing of that sort happens.

September 10, 2016
Review: Mohanlal is brilliant in <I>Oppam</I>
Oppam is a must watch, raves Paresh C Palicha.

September 08, 2016
Review: <I>Iru Mugan</I> is a let down
The narrative lacks intensity and pace and unfolds rather blandly, feels S Saraswathi.

September 02, 2016
Review: <i>Kutrame Thandanai</i> is an interesting crime thriller
The director has kept the narration simple without any unnecessary drama and both - the situations and the characters - appear real, says S Saraswathi.

August 20, 2016
Review: <I>Dharmadurai</I> is an enjoyable family drama
An engaging screenplay, stunning music, wonderful performances and the perfect rural ambiance make Dharmaduraia fun watch.

August 19, 2016
Review: <I>Pinneyum</I> looks like a compromise
It feels as if Adoor Gopalakrishnan has targeted Pinneyum to be a commercial success, feels Paresh C Palicha.

August 08, 2016
Review: <i>Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum</i> is a decent attempt
Despite its many flaws, Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum surprisingly keeps you entertained, feels S Saraswathi.

August 05, 2016
Review: <I>Thirunaal</I> has nothing new to offer
The worn-out plot, excessive violence and the loud dramatic music make director Ramnath's Thirunaal a dark and gloomy tale.

July 11, 2016
Review: <i>Anuraga Karikkinvellam</i> is an enjoyable film
Paresh C Palicha recommends Anuraga Karikkinvellam.

July 08, 2016
Review: <I>Dhilluku Dhuddu</I> is a waste of time
Dhilluku Dhuddu is an unremarkable horror comedy, writes S Saraswathi.

Review: <I>Karinkunnam 6s</I> is a decent watch
Karinkunnam 6s may lack the depth to be a great film but it's worth a watch, says Paresh C Palicha.

July 07, 2016
Review: <I>Shajahanum Pareekkuttiyum</I> has nothing exciting to offer
There's something missing in Shajahanum Pareekkuttiyum, feels Paresh C Palicha.

July 03, 2016
Review: <i>Jackson Durai</i> is a decent watch
There is a certain wackiness to the narrative and the absurd characters that makes Jackson Durai a tolerable watch, says S Saraswathi.

July 01, 2016
Review: <i>Appa</i> deserves a watch
Appa has plenty of heartwarming moments and some great performances, feels S Saraswathi.

June 24, 2016
Review: <I>Amma Kanakku</I> is a heartwarming tale
Some of the performances are ordinary, but even that does not affect the magic of this film, says S Saraswathi.

June 19, 2016
Review: <I>Ozhivudivasathe Kali</I> makes a social comment
The social comment in Sanalkumar Sasidharan's Ozhivudivasathe Kali could well make it a success at the box office, feels Paresh C Palicha.

June 17, 2016
Review: <i>Muthina Kathirikai</i> is a tedious watch
The film is packed with comedy actors, trying to outdo each other but the narrative is slow and tedious, says S Saraswathi.

June 10, 2016
Review: <I>Oru Naal Koothu</I> is an interesting watch
The film is engagingly narrated in flashbacks that move seamlessly from one character to another, says S Saraswathi.

June 06, 2016
Review: <i>Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran</i> is a forgettable romantic comedy
Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran is a forgettable film that is probably not worth your time, says S Saraswathi.

June 04, 2016
<i>Thithi</i>: What a win!
When you walk out of Thithi, you walk out with a feeling of having been completely inside its characters' heads, says Sreehari Nair.

June 03, 2016
Review: <i>Iraivi</i> is another winner from Karthik Subbaraj
SJ Surya has given a performance of a lifetime, writes S Saraswathi.

May 30, 2016
Review: <I>School Bus</I> does not have much of offer
The only novelty in School Bus is the much publicised casting of Kunchakko Boban as the cop investigating the case of the missing child, writes Paresh Palicha.

May 27, 2016
Review: <i>Idhu Namma Aalu</i> is a fun, romantic entertainer
The charming performances by the lead actors make director Pandiraj's Idha Namma Aalu worth a watch!

May 22, 2016
Kammatipaadam is brilliant
Kammatipaadam is a gangster movie with a difference and a must watch, for sure.

May 20, 2016
Review: <I>Marudhu</I> is excessively violent
Marudhu will give you a headache, warns S Saraswathi.

May 16, 2016
Review: <i>Ko 2</i> is an unremarkable political thriller
Ko 2 is too dreary to make an impact, feels S Saraswathi.

May 13, 2016
Review: <i>Pencil</i> is worth a watch
Pencil is an engaging thriller with an interesting plot and good performances, feels S Saraswathi.

May 06, 2016
Review: <i>24</i> is an interesting thriller
Suriya is undoubtedly the star of the show as the cold-blooded Athreya, showing no mercy or remorse, writes S Saraswathi.

April 29, 2016
Review: <i>Manithan</i> is a poor imitation of <i>Jolly LLB</i>
The Tamil version does not boast of strong characters, feels S Saraswathi.

April 25, 2016
Review: <I>Leela</I> caters to Biju Menon's fans
Leela may carry the buzz that it deals with a controversial subject, but there is nothing objectionable in the film, says Paresh C Palicha.

April 22, 2016
Review: Vetrivel is an engaging family entertainer
Good performances, a well-written screenplay and great comedy make Vasanthamani's Vetrivel a decent watch, writes S Saraswathi.

April 14, 2016
Review: <I>Theri</I> will thrill Vijay's fans
Theri rests entirely on Vijay's shoulders, feels S Saraswathi.

April 09, 2016
Review: <I>Jacobinte Swargarajayam</I> is a mixed bag
There is excitement every time Nivin Pauly is on screen, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: <I>Jithan 2</I> is a waste of time
The narrative seems to go absolutely nowhere from start to finish, says S Saraswathi.

April 04, 2016
Review: <i>King Liar</i> tests your patience
King Liar's story is wafer thin and the effort to hold the viewer's interest does not work beyond a point, feels Paresh C Palicha.

March 28, 2016
Review: <I>Kali</I> impresses
Kali has the potential of becoming a rage with the viewers, feels Paresh C Palicha.

March 27, 2016
Review: <i>Thozha</i> is a fun-filled entertainer
Thozha is definitely worth your time, writes S Saraswathi.

March 21, 2016
Review: <i>Darwinte Parinamam</i> disappoints
From the blood and tears that flowed in the first half, the narrative takes a 'U' turn and becomes a comic caper post interval, giving us a feeling that we watched two different films that were merged together midway, feels Paresh C Palicha.

March 11, 2016
Review: <I>Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum</I> is a winner
The best part of the film is that, though it revolves around Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian, they are small players in the larger story, says S Saraswathi.

March 06, 2016
Review: <I>Pokkiri Raja</I> is an utter waste of time
Pokkiri Raja is a silly meaningless action comedy, says S Saraswathi.

March 04, 2016
Review: <I>Pichaikkaran</I> is a thought-provoking entertainer
Pichaikkaran may have overdosed on action and sentiment but the film is definitely worth your time, says S Saraswathi.

February 28, 2016
Review: <I>Vettah</I> is average
Vettah is not as satisfying as promised, feels Paresh C Palicha.

Review: <I>Kanithan</I> is uninspiring
Despite the compelling plot, Kanithan is an uninspired action thriller that has little to offer, feels S Saraswathi.

February 26, 2016
Review: <I>Aarathu Sinam</I> is a decent thriller
Aarathu Sinam has many exciting moments that make it worth a watch, writes S Saraswathi.

February 22, 2016
Review: <i>Hello Namaste</i> is average
The premise of the film may be very old but the sincere effort of the entire cast makes it watchable, writes Paresh C Palicha.

February 21, 2016
Review: <i>Miruthan</i> is a tedious watch
The film is reduced to a lame science fiction with an overdose of action, writes S Saraswathi.

February 19, 2016
Review: Vijay Sethupathi shines in <I>Sethupathi</I>
Director Arun Kumar scripts an entertaining tale packed with refreshing characters and great music, writes S Saraswathi.

February 14, 2016
Review: <I>Vil Ambu</I> is worth a watch
Vil Ambu is an engaging thriller, writes S Saraswathi.

February 13, 2016
Review: Watch <I>Puthiya Niyamam</I> for Nayanthara
This film is Mommootty's version of Drishyam, feels Paresh C Palicha.

February 12, 2016
Review: <I>Jil Jung Juk</I> is a decent entertainer
Jil Jung Juk does have its share of laughs but it lacks the chaos, excitement and crazy fun that would have made the film more enjoyable, writes S Saraswathi.

February 07, 2016
Review: <I>Visaranai</I> is chilling
Visaranai is a brutally honest film, feels S Saraswathi.

February 06, 2016
Review: <I>Maheshinte Prathikaaram</I> is a winner
Fahadh Faasil is in top form in Maheshinte Prathikaaram, feels Paresh C Palicha.

February 05, 2016
Review: <i>Bangalore Naatkal</i> disappoints
The film appears more colorful and vibrant but drags a bit in the second half, writes S Saraswathi.

February 04, 2016
Review: <I>Action Hero Biju</I> is realistic
Action Hero Biju may lack the fire and brimstone of the police stories we have grown up watching, but surely it is a sincere effort to be different and realistic, which has to be acknowledged.

January 30, 2016
Review: <i>Aranmanai 2</i> has nothing new to offer
The VFX is rather ordinary and the film is loaded with annoying horror clichés, feels S Saraswathi.

January 29, 2016
Review: Irudhi Suttru is not to be missed
Irudhi Suttru is an enjoyable sports drama that keeps you hooked throughout, writes S Saraswathi

January 18, 2016
Review:<i> Monsoon Mangoes</i> is pretentious
Monsoon Mangoes is pretentious and looks tacky as most of frames are jaded, warns Paresh C Palicha.

Review: <i>Kathakali</i> is a well-scripted murder mystery
The first half though is not exciting as most of it is wasted on a meaningless romantic angle with some tiresome comedy, feels S Saraswathi.

January 16, 2016
Review: <I>Rajini Murugan</I> is Sivakarthikeyan's show all the way
Director Ponram's Rajini Murugan has no real plot, nor any remarkable characters or poignant moments, but some good music, vibrant visuals and spontaneity and charm of its lead actor, makes it a fun watch, writes S Saraswathi

Review: <I>Paavada</I> is a decent effort
There are elaborate court scenes in Paavada that test our patience for two and a half hours, writes Paresh C Palicha.

January 15, 2016
Review: Gethu is all show and no substance
Gethu is boring and uneventful, warns S Saraswathi.

January 14, 2016
Review: <I>Thaarai Thappattai</I> is brutally honest
Thaarai Thappattai may not appeal to all but it is definitely worth a watch.

January 11, 2016
Review: <I>Malgudi Days</I> fails to convey anything
Paresh C Palicha wonders why Malgudi Days has so many subplots when the main idea itself was good enough for a film.

January 02, 2016
Review: <I>Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam</I> is too melodramatic
Gitanjali Selvaraghavan's Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam is a far cry from your regular love stories.

December 28, 2015
Review: <I>Adi Kapyare Koottamani</I> is average with a bit of perkiness
Not much imagination has gone into developing the plot of Adi Kapyare Koottamani!

December 27, 2015
Review: <I>2 Countries</I> is standard Dileep fare
You will enjoy 2 Countries only if you're a Dileep fan, says Paresh C Palicha.

December 25, 2015
Charlie needs to be seen at least once
Here's what Paresh C Palicha has to say about the Malayalam movie Charlie.

Bhooloham is an action-packed entertainer
Read on to know what S. Saraswathi has to say about the Tamil movie Bhooloham.

December 24, 2015
Review: <I>Pasanga 2</I> is a must-watch
Pasanga 2 is fun-filled emotional film about children reeling under the burden of their parents's dreams and aspirations.

December 19, 2015
Review: <I>Thanga Magan</I> is a decent entertainer
Director Velraj's Thanga Magan is all about the coming of age of a fun-loving youngster taking on the responsibility of a family, says S Saraswathi

December 11, 2015
Review: <I>Eetti</I> is worth a watch
Eetti is a lighthearted entertainer that tells an interesting tale, feels S Saraswathi.

December 04, 2015
Review: <I>Rockstar</I> doesn't live up to its promise
The humour in Rockstar waters down the impact of some of the serious issues being raised, writes Paresh C Palicha.

November 30, 2015
Review: <I>Uppu Karuvaadu</I> is a decent entertainer
Despite the poor technical support and the monotony, Radha Mohan's Uppu Karuvaadu leaves you with a smile, says S Saraswathi.

November 27, 2015
Review: <I>Inji Iduppazhagi</I> fails to impress
Director Prakash Kovelamudi's Inji Iduppazhagi deals with the concept of size zero superficially and you feel no emotional connect, writes S Saraswathi.

November 23, 2015
Review: <I>Rajamma @ Yahoo</I> is lacklustre
Rajamma @ Yahoo leaves the viewer confused, writes Paresh C Palicha.

November 21, 2015
Review: <I>Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam</I> is brilliant
SuSu Sudhi Vathmeekam handles the subject of physical limitations judiciously without trying to manipulate a viewer's emotions, writes Paresh C Palicha.

November 14, 2015
The cast makes <I>Anarkali</I> worthwhile
Anarkali is a mixture of old and new world of storytelling.

November 12, 2015
<I>Vedalam</I> is a total commercial entertainer
Director Siva's Vedalam is an action packed potboiler revolving around one man's mission to take down an international flesh trade racket.

November 10, 2015
Review: <I>Thoonga Vanam</I> is worth a watch
Thoonga Vanam is definitely not your regular thriller, writes S Saraswathi.

November 09, 2015
Review: <I>Salt Mango Tree</I> is average
Serving a bitter pill dipped in sweetener may look good on paper but in Salt Mango Tree, the taste is disproportional, writes Paresh C Palicha.

October 24, 2015
Review: Rani Padmini entertains
Rima Kallingal and Manju Warrier give powerhouse performances in Rani Padmini, raves Paresh C Palicha.

October 23, 2015
Review: <I>Kanal</I> is average
Kanal turns out to be an average effort even though Mohanlal does his best to salvage it, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: <I>Naanum Rowdy Dhaan</I> is refreshing
Simple, sweet and uncomplicated, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is a romantic comedy that deserves a watch, writes S Saraswathi.

October 21, 2015
Review: <I>10 Endrathukulla</I> is a tedious watch
Director Vijay Milton's 10 Endrathukulla is marred by overzealous performances, ordinary music, tacky CGI and poor execution, warns S Saraswathi.

October 20, 2015
Review: <I>Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi</I> disappoints
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi is a tiring watch, warns Paresh C Palicha.

October 19, 2015
Review: <I>Amar Akbar Anthony</I> entertains
The director successfully maintains a fine balance among the three leading men in Amar Akbar Anthony, says Paresh C Palicha.

October 16, 2015
Review: <I>Rudhramadevi</I> is unremarkable
Director Gunasekhar deserves applause for his attempt to capture history on screen, but the melodramatic screenplay, never-ending battle scenes and highly exaggerated performances give an unreal quality to this real-life account.

October 12, 2015
Review: <I>Pathemaari</I> is worth a watch
Pathemaari brings Mammootty back to his brilliant form, writes Paresh C Palicha.

October 09, 2015
Review: <I>Masala Padam</I> is an interesting film
The film keeps you engrossed for most part, says S Saraswathi.

October 05, 2015
Review: <I>Oraalppokkam</i> is disturbingly impressive
'Oraalppokkam is open to interpretation and therein lies its appeal.'

October 01, 2015
Review: <I>Puli</I> fails to impress
Puli is an uninspiring fantasy adventure film, feels S Saraswathi.

September 28, 2015
Mahesh Babu gifts Audi A6 to <I>Srimanthudu</I> director
A lowdown on what's happening in the Telugu film industry.

Review: <I>Kohinoor</I> is exhausting
Kohinoor lacks the sparkle, feels Paresh C Palicha.

September 25, 2015
Review: <I>Life of Josutty</I> impresses
Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph gives Dileep one of the best characters of his career, says Paresh C Palicha.

September 24, 2015
Review: <I>Kuttram Kadithal</I> is brilliant
Director Bramma's Kuttram Kadithal is an intense drama that questions the adequacy of our school system, says S Saraswathi.

September 22, 2015
Review: <I>Ennu Ninte Moideen</I> is impressive
Ennu Ninte Moideen is a worthwhile effort.

September 21, 2015
Review: <I>Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum</I> is tacky
Balachandra Menon has lost his touch with Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum, writes Paresh C Palicha.

September 18, 2015
Review: Maya is a truly haunting experience
Director Ashwin Saravanan's Maya is a gripping supernatural thriller. S Saraswathi recommends.

Review: <I>Trisha Illana Nayanthara</I> is a bold film
Trisha Illana Nayanthara is a prejudiced portrayal of modern day youngsters discovering their sexuality, says S Saraswathi.

September 14, 2015
Review: Strawberry is a decent directorial debut
Tamil film Strawberry works because of its storyline, says S Saraswathi.

September 11, 2015
Review: <I>Yatchan</I> is monotonous
Yatchan is an unexciting action comedy, writes S Saraswathi.

September 04, 2015
Review: <I>Paayum Puli</i> is not very convincing
Paayum Puli lacks the subtlety, intrigue and clarity that we have come to associate with director Suseenthiran, says S Saraswathi.

August 31, 2015
Review: <I>Kunjiramayanam</I> is enjoyable
Siblings Vineeth and Dhyan seem to be making a statement on their father Sreenivasan's work in Malayalam cinema, notes Paresh C Palicha.

August 28, 2015
Review: <I>Thani Oruvan</i> is brilliant
Tamil film Thani Oruvan is perfectly executed, says S Saraswathi.

Review: <I>Jamna Pyari</I> is an average film
Jamna Pyari remains a mediocre effort that cannot fulfill viewer expectations in this festive season., says Paresh C Palicha.

August 21, 2015
Review: <I>Loham</I> is lacklustre
Mohanlal's Loham is not original at all, warns Paresh C Palicha.

August 17, 2015
Review: <I>Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga</I> makes you cringe
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga is a silly and tasteless romantic comedy that's not worth your time, warns S Saraswathi.

August 14, 2015
Review: <I>Vaalu</I> is a regular commercial entertainer
Director Vijay Chander's Vaalu is a regular commercial entertainer with a weak plot, poor execution, unrealistic action and mindless fun, writes S Saraswathi.

August 10, 2015
Review: <I>Rasputin</I> fails to impress
Rasputin is long-delayed, and not meant for today's times, says Paresh C Palicha.

August 07, 2015
Review: <I>Chandi Veeran</I> is a decent action drama
Director Sarkunam's Chandi Veeran is worth a watch, says S Saraswathi.

August 03, 2015
Review: <I>Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar</i> is a bore fest
Tamil film Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar lacks imagination, says S Saraswathi.

Review: Ayaal Njanalla is a one time watch
The film has its funny moments.

Review: Idhu Enna Maayam is a decent entertainer
Tamil film Idhu Enna Maayam is saved by its light, situational humour, says S Saraswathi.

July 31, 2015
Review: Orange Mittai is a beautiful film
Orange Mittai has its sweet and sour moments, with just the right balance of humour and emotions, says S Saraswathi.

July 27, 2015
Review: Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum is a waste of time
Tamil film Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum is a tedious watch, says S Saraswathi.

July 20, 2015
Review: <I>Love 24x7</I> is impressive
Love 24x7 is a promising debut by Sreebala K Menon.

Review: <I>Maari</I> is uninspiring
Director Balaji Mohan's Maari is just another regular mass masala movie created to idolize its hero.

Review: Acha Din is a mediocre film
Acha Din is quite a disappointment as it lacks depth, even though it deals with a serious subject.

June 26, 2015
Review: Indru Netru Naalai is a total entertainer
Debutant director Ravi Kumar deserves all the credit for Indru Netru Naalai, writes S Saraswathi.

June 22, 2015
Review: 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam is disappointing
32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam is a disappointing affair because of the careless handling of the subject, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Acharam is a decent thriller
The psychological thriller revolves around a neurotic police officer, whose life and career are destroyed after he is dumped by his prospective wife.

June 15, 2015
Review: Inimey Ippadithaan is monotonous
Inimey Ippadithaan is a poorly-written, uninspiring romantic comedy that revolves around a young man's quest to find the perfect bride.

June 14, 2015
Review: Maari music will appeal to the youth
Dhanush and music composer Anirudh Ravichander come together for the third time for Maari, and the magic continues.

June 12, 2015
Review: Romeo Juliet is too predictable
Director Lakshman pitches love against money in Romeo Juliet and there are no prizes for guessing which one wins, writes S Saraswathi.

June 08, 2015
Review: Romeo Juliet has some good music
Composer D Imman catches the mood really well in Romeo Juliet, writes Lakshmikanth Jaganmohan.

June 05, 2015
Review: Kaaka Muttai is brilliant
Kaaka Muttai is a delightful entertainer with a subtle message, writes S Saraswathi.

June 01, 2015
Review: Premam is a winner all the way
With Premam, director Alphonse Putheran proves that he has the knack of presenting themes that have blockbuster written all over, writes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Ivide is an average entertainer
Ivide tries to tackle a lot of things but ends up satisfying none.

May 29, 2015
Review: Massu Engira Masilamani entertains
Massu Engira Masilamani is yet another trademark Venkat Prabhu entertainer.

May 25, 2015
Review: Kumbasaaram is an overdose of drama
Kumbasaaram is an over the top which has nothing new to offer.

Review: Swargathekkaal Sundaram is avoidable
Swargathekkaal Sundaram is one more addition to the heap of films that leave hardly anything to be remembered,

May 22, 2015
Review: Demonte Colony is a gripping tale of horror
Demonte Colony is a crisply written, well executed horror thriller that will keep you glued to the screen.

May 18, 2015
Review: Nee-Na is impressive
Nee-Na is another brilliant effort by director Lal Jose.

Review: Purampokku... is a compelling political thriller
The film is an honest and compelling political thriller that debates the arbitrary nature of capital punishment against the backdrop of a communist revolution.

May 15, 2015
Review: 36 Vayadhinile is Jyothika's show all the way
A simple yet effective script, well executed by the director, coupled with some enjoyable music, and the wonderful performance of Jyothika definitely make 36 Vayadhinile worth a watch.

Review: Lailaa O Lailaa fails miserably
Lailaa O Lailaa is a tacky film that wasted the resources at its disposal.

May 11, 2015
Review: Oru Second Class Yatra is a second class journey
The film truly sticks to it's title.

May 05, 2015
Review: Chirakodinja Kinavukal is a laughathon
Chirakodinja Kinavukal doesn't lampoon any superstars or directors, but it does make fun of cliche-ridden films.

May 04, 2015
Review: Chandrettan Evideya is confusing
The comedy fails to work for the most part.

Review: Uttama Villain is for hardcore Kamal Haasan fans
Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain is a thought-provoking period comedy that revolves around an aging superstar forced to face his own mortality.

May 01, 2015
Review: Vai Raja Vai is a let down
Despite a good storyline, young enthusiastic cast and an impressive technical crew, the film barely manages to hold your attention, writes S Saraswathi

April 20, 2015
Review: Kanchana 2 is an enjoyable film
Director Raghava Lawrence's Kanchana 2 is an enjoyable horror comedy about six ghosts who are out to avenge their deaths.

April 17, 2015
Review: O Kadhal Kanmani is a celebration of love
Director Mani Ratnam's O Kadhal Kanmani is a beautiful and sensitive tale of love filled with fun that warms your heart.

April 16, 2015
Review:Mammootty fails to impress in Bhaskar The Rascal
Bhaskar The Rascal teams up two stalwarts - Mammootty and director Siddique, but we suggest you take out a DVD of their earlier movies if you want to enjoy their work.

April 06, 2015
Review: Ivan Maryadaraman is torture
It may not work for most adults, warns Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Sagaptham is a big bore
Director Surendran's Sagaptham is a slow paced, tiresome action drama.

April 03, 2015
Review: Nannbenda is unremarkable
Nannbenda is run-of-the-mill stuff.

April 02, 2015
Review: Komban is a tedious watch
Director M Muthaiah's Komban is an over-the-top rural-based film with too much violence

March 30, 2015
Review: Ennum Eppozhum fails to impress
Ennum Eppozhum is typical Sathyan Anthikkad fare that falls short of expectations.

Review: Oru Vadakkan Selfie is an enjoyable film
The narrative has some gaping holes, but one can ignore them as the subject is not dealt in a serious or profound manner.

March 27, 2015
Review: Valiyavan fails to impress
There is very little in the film to keep the audience engaged.

March 24, 2015
Review: Avoid watching You Too Brutus
The message from You Too Brutus is that human relationships are fragile but the way it is conveyed leaves us with a bad taste in the mouth.

March 23, 2015
Review: 100 Days of Love is a waste of time
100 Days of Love leaves a lot to be desired as a serious love story.

March 16, 2015
Review: Mahabalipuram is a decent attempt
Mahabalipuram is an attempt to shed some light on the plight of young innocent girls who are drugged, raped and filmed to cater to the thriving porn industry.

March 13, 2015
Review: <I>Katham Katham</I> is a total waste of time
Though Katham Katham moves at a brisk pace, it is predictable and long, writes S Saraswathi.

March 09, 2015
Review: Nellikka is disappointing
Malayalam film Nellikka lacks bite, feels Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Enakkul Oruvan is worth a watch
Enakkul Oruvan is an engaging and admirable effort by debutant director Prasath Ramar, says S Saraswathi.

Review: Bench Talkies fails to impress
Bench Talkies is a very ordinary collection of short films, says S Saraswathi.

February 27, 2015
Review: <I>Kaaki Sattai</I> is appealing
A decently paced, well scripted film with plenty of humour and great music makes Sivakarthikeyan's Kaaki Sattai worth a watch, writes S Saraswathi.

February 24, 2015
Review: Haram does not make us happy
Haram loses its steam quite early, says Paresh C Palicha.

February 20, 2015
Review: Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum is not exciting
Despite the intriguing plot, Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum has none of the edge-of-your-seat moments that would have made it exciting, writes S Saraswathi.

Review: <I>Fireman</I> misses the target
Fireman's aim seems to be glorifying the image of superstar Mammootty, writes Paresh C Palicha.

February 17, 2015
Review: Saaradhi is run-of-the-mill
Saaradhi makes an effort to be different but ends up being a run-of-the-mill affair.

February 13, 2015
Review: Anegan is engaging
The narrative technique and interesting screenplay of Tamil film Anegan keep things moving at a brisk pace, says S Saraswathi.

February 09, 2015
Review: <I>Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu</I> is anything but entertaining
The story of Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu oscillates between political satire and slapstick, says Paresh C Palicha.

February 05, 2015
Review: <I>Yennai Arindhaal</I> is an interesting cop film
Yennai Arindhaal cleverly caters to Ajith's mass hero image

February 03, 2015
Review: Touring Talkies disappoints
Tamil film Touring Talkies is let down by an almost insensitive script, weak characterisation and inept execution, says S Saraswathi.

February 02, 2015
Review: Isai is a compelling musical thriller
S J Surya's Isai is definitely worth a watch.

January 27, 2015
Review: This Rasam is very bland
Even super star Mohanlal can't salvage the disaster that is Malayalam film Rasam, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Mariyam Mukku is confused and disappointing
Malayalam film Mariyam Mukku has a wafer-thin plot, says Paresh C Palicha.

January 16, 2015
Review: Darling is worth a watch
Debutante director Sam Anton's Darling has a decent pace, some excellent comedy and an engaging screenplay, says S Saraswathi.

January 15, 2015
Review: Aambala is an average potboiler
Sundar C's Aambala is a typical masala entertainer with plenty of romance, over-the-top action, humour and great music.

January 14, 2015
Vikram's I is definitely a Pongal treat
Director Shankar's I is an extravagant revenge saga that revolves around a beautiful tale of love sullied by jealousy, greed and anger, says S Saraswathi

December 29, 2014
Review: Kappal is a mindless comedy
There may be flaws, but there is no denying that Karthik G Krish's Kappal is thoroughly entertaining. But do remember to leave your thinking cap at home, writes S Saraswathi

Review: Vellaikaara Durai is forgettable
Vellaikaara Durai barely makes an impression. The story is let down by an aimless screenplay with tedious characters and average music, writes S Saraswathi

December 26, 2014
Review: Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan is a letdown
Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan does not bring any festive cheer.

Review: Kayal is compelling love story
Director Prabhu Solomon's Kayal is heartrending tale of love set in the backdrop of the brutal tsunami of 2004.

Review: Meaghamann is a power-packed action thriller
An intense thriller that sheds light on the deadly war between powerful drug cartels and the police.

December 22, 2014
Review: Aamayum Muyalum is disappointing
Rather than watching Aamayum Muyalum, the DVDs of Priyadarshan's old films would be a better option.

December 19, 2014
Review: <I>Cousins</I> is crass
Cousins is not an auspicious beginning to the festive season, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Pisaasu is a haunting tale of love
Taut screenplay, simple dialogues, excellent characterisation, admirable performances and perfect execution make Mysskin's Pisaasu a must watch, says S Saraswathi.

December 08, 2014
Review: Seconds is a waste of time
By the time the big twist arrives in Aneesh Upasana's Malayalam thriller Seconds, we are too jaded to enjoy or appreciate it, says Paresh C Palicha.

December 02, 2014
Review: Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is an old wine in a new bottle
Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a typical old world story with inter-religious relationship, elopement, mayhem and murder.

December 01, 2014
Review: Angels is forgettable
Angels has a disappointing story and shoddy film-making, says Paresh C Palicha.

November 28, 2014
Review: Kaaviya Thalaivan is worth a watch
Tamil film Kaaviya Thalaivan is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, says S Saraswathi.

November 26, 2014
Review: The Dolphins is low on entertainment
Malayalam film The Dolphins gets preachy after a while, says Paresh C Palicha.

November 24, 2014
Review: Lal Bahadur Shastri is run-of-the-mill
Lal Bahadur Shastri is a New Gen venture that offers you just few chuckles and laughs here and there.

November 21, 2014
Review: Vanmham is an uninspiring revenge drama
Tamil film Vanmham really tests your patience, says S Saraswathi.

November 17, 2014
Review: Ormayundo Ee Mukham has no substance
Ormayundo Ee Mukham is fluffy and breezy but disappointing.

Review: Thirudan Police is a delight to watch
Thirudan Police explores the highly complex father-son relationship, while giving a realistic picture of the everyday life of a policeman.

November 10, 2014
Review: Jai Hind 2 fails to impress
Arjun Sarja's Jai Hind 2 is a trite and uninspiring action drama that advocates free education for children.

Review: Iyobinte Pusthakam is technically brilliant
Iyobinte Pusthakam is a visual extravaganza where director Amal Neerad's technical skills and the brilliance of the ensemble cast win the day.

November 07, 2014
Review: Oru Oorla Rendu Raja is a waste of time
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja is a tedious comedy drama that attempts to highlight the inhumane working conditions of factory workers in our country.

Review: Mammootty shines in Varsham
Varsham carries the stamp of Ranjith Sankar which is enhanced by Mammootty's presence.

October 31, 2014
Review: <I>Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe</I> fails to impress
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe touches several issues but does not hit the right notes, says S Saraswathi.

Review: Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal disappoints
The film cannot be taken seriously, says Paresh C Palicha.

October 24, 2014
Review: Poojai is a mass entertainer
Poojai is your standard Hari fare, says S Saraswathi.

October 22, 2014
Review: Kaththi entertains with a message
Kaththi attempts to highlight the pathetic condition of farmers, whose lives are being destroyed by callous multinational corporations.

October 20, 2014
Review: Nayana is disappointing
Nayana has some interesting performances but it is only in the second half that we come to the real story.

October 13, 2014
Review: Ithihasa is enjoyable
The storyline sounds simple and thin but the way it is presented makes Ithihasa worth watching.

Review: Asha Black is boring and insipid
The film is so heavy with messages that the story or narration takes a backseat.

October 07, 2014
Review: Homely Meals is watchable
The film is watchable for its earnest performances.

October 06, 2014
Review: Prithviraj's <I>Tamaar Padaar</I> disappoints
Tamaar Padaar is a below average, barely watchable film.

October 02, 2014
Review: Yaan is a terrible bore
Cinematographer Ravi K Chandran's Yaan is a long, tedious and completely over-the-top action drama.

September 29, 2014
Review: Money Ratnam is an unpretentious entertainer
What would happen if you get a bagful of money and do not see the real owner around? Go watch Fahadh Faasil's Money Ratnam to find out the answer.

Review: Vellimoonga is a feel-good entertainer
Biju Menon excels while Aju Varghese provides ample support in Vellimoonga.

Review: Madras is a must watch!
Director Pa Ranjith's Madras is an intense emotional drama that gives you a ringside view of the lives of the underprivileged in North Chennai.

September 26, 2014
Review: Jeeva lacks punch
Jeeva lacks the unique touch that director Suseenthiran's works are generally associated with.

September 22, 2014
Review: Njan is a courageous effort
Njan is not a completely satisfying film, but it is a courageous effort.

Review: Aadama Jeichomada is entertaining
Badri's Aadama Jeichomada is a satirical take on the rampant spot-fixing in the IPL matches.

September 19, 2014
Review: <I>Aranmanai</I> disappoints
Director Sundar C lets his fans down with his cliché supernatural thriller Aranmanai, rants S Saraswathi.

September 12, 2014
Review: <I>Sigaram Thodu</I> is an exciting thriller
A well-executed film with good performances, Sigaram Thodu is definitely worth watching.

September 08, 2014
Review: Saptamasree Taskaraha is a fun ride
Saptamasree Taskaraha is an enjoyable comic thriller, says Paresh C Palicha.

September 06, 2014
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya offers nothing substantial
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya does provide a few chuckles, but nothing substantial.

September 05, 2014
Review: Rajadhi Raja fails to impress
Rajadhi Raja is a lacklustre Onam release, writes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Amara Kaaviyam does not warm your heart
Director Jeeva Sankar's Amara Kaaviyam is an unmemorable love story, feels S Saraswathi.

September 01, 2014
Review: Mohanlal's Peruchazhi disappoints
Peruchazhi is not up to the mark especially since it underutilises an actor of Mohanlal's caliber.

Review: Salim is an engaging thriller
Vijay Antony's Salim is all about how an honourable man strikes back when he is pushed to breaking point.

Review: Irumbu Kuthirai has nothing new to offer
Irumbu Kuthirai an uninspiring and lacklustre tale of a guilt-ridden biker, who blames himself for a freak bike accident that causes the death of his beloved father.

August 25, 2014
Review: Mammootty's Munnariyippu is worth a watch
The star cast is in top form with every character etched perfectly.

August 18, 2014
Review: Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam is interesting
R Parthiepan's Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam has an entertaining story and is definitely worth a watch.

Review: Surya's Anjaan fails miserably
The film is a long, tedious and predictable film about friendship and revenge, set in the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld

August 11, 2014
Review: Njan Steve Lopez is a bold attempt
The film has a problem with pacing and lags a few times but the director uses these moments to add meat to the characters.

August 08, 2014
Review: <I>Apothecary</I> could have been better
The story does not have any subtlety, everything that the director wishes to convey has been overtly pronounced by the actors through their dialogues.

August 04, 2014
Review: Sarabham is a decent attempt
Sarabham is an average mystery thriller that revolves around a kidnapping charade gone horribly wrong.

August 01, 2014
Review: <I>Avatharam</i> is average
The film lags mostly in the second half.

Review: Jigarthanda is a fun ride
Jigarthanda is an engrossing gangster film with a series of bizarre twists and turns that keeps you guessing, writes S Saraswathi.

July 28, 2014
Review: Manglish is a typical Mammootty film
Manglish is a typical star vehicle that does not deserve a critical dissection.

Review: Hi I'm Tony is just another thriller film
Hi I'm Tony tries to experiment, but it's just another thriller that depends on its actors, blood and gore.

Review: Vikramadityan entertains in parts
Anoop Menon and Joy Mathew along with Dulquar Salman and Namitha have given a decent performance in the film.

July 25, 2014
Review: Thirumanam Enum Nikkah fails to impress
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah fails to live up to expectation despite the good performance by both Jai and Nazriya.

July 21, 2014
Review: Sathuranga Vettai is thought provoking
The film revolves around a sharp con artist who cleverly exploits our secret desire to make easy money through the most fantastic scams.

July 18, 2014
Review: <I>Velaiyilla Pattadhari</i> is pure entertainment
Tamil film Velaiyilla Pattadhari shines because of Dhanush's performance, says S Saraswathi.

July 14, 2014
Review: Vegam doesn't have a soul
On the whole, the film turns out to be a heartless adventure.

July 11, 2014
Review: Ramanujan is a must watch
The film which is dedicated to India's mathematical prodigy, Ramanujan, is a well researched, well-written and brilliantly directed.

July 04, 2014
Review: <I>Arima Nambi</I> is engaging
A skilfully written plot, deft direction and excellent camera work make director Anand Shankar's Arima Nambi a highly engaging, action-packed thriller.

June 30, 2014
Review: Enna Satham Indha Neram fails to thrill
Enna Satham Indha Neram is a dull and unexciting film revolving around four 8-year-olds who get lost in a zoo during a school excursion.

June 27, 2014
Review: Saivam is worth a watch
The film is an extremely simple fun-filled family drama with a subtle message promoting animal welfare and encouraging vegetarianism.

June 19, 2014
Review: <I>Vadacurry</i> is worth a watch
Tamil film Vadacurry is a commendable effort, says S Saraswathi.

June 16, 2014
Review: Naku Penta Naku Taka disappoints
Naku Penta Naku Taka is a disappointment considering the promise it carried.

Review: Koothara is an average entertainer
Koothara in colloquial terms means something despicable. Luckily, this film does not live up to its title.

Review: Naan Than Bala disappoints
The film is a highly melodramatic tale of friendship between a righteous temple priest and a hardcore killer.

June 13, 2014
Review: Mundasupatti is a decent attempt
Mundasupatti is an entertaining rom-com, writes S Saraswathi.

June 09, 2014
Review: Manjapai is cliched and predictable
Manjapai is a very predictable and overemotional tale of a meddlesome righteous villager with a heart of gold who unintentionally creates havoc in the life of his grandson.

June 06, 2014
Review: Un Samayal Arayil is a gourmet's delight
Prakash Raj's Un Samayal Arayil is a thoroughly enjoyable light romantic comedy set in the backdrop of an intense passion and love for food and cooking.

June 02, 2014
Review: <I>Bangalore Days</i> is a highly recommended watch
Malayalam film Bangalore Days boasts of fine performances, says Paresh C Palicha.

May 30, 2014
Review: Poovarasam Peepee has right balance of fun, suspense and emotions
Director Halitha Shameem, deserve credit for weaving an excellent suspense thriller like Poovarasam Peepee.

May 23, 2014
Review: Rajinikanth deserves applaud for <I>Kochadaiiyaan</I>
Despite the technological hype, it is still extremely tough to connect with the virtual characters, especially Rajinikanth, whose larger-than-life persona cannot be captured by any path-breaking technology

May 19, 2014
Review: How Old Are You is impressive
How Old Are You is a good watch not just because it is the comeback film of Manju Warrier, but also because it has got a good story to tell.

Review: Mr Fraud does not entertain
Only the hardcore Mohanlal fans will like Mr Fraud which is otherwise an uninteresting film.

May 12, 2014
Review: God's Own Country is cliched and predictable
God's Own Country is over-written -- characters explain everything in words when a mere change of expression would do.

Review: Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham is a forgettable film
The film is slow and unexciting and does little to keep the audience entertained.

May 09, 2014
Review: <I>Yaamirukka Bayamey</I> is a hilarious tale of horror
Yaamirukka Bayameyis a well-executed horror comedy that revolves around four eccentric characters and their hilarious attempts to run a guesthouse at a haunted mansion

May 05, 2014
Review: Law Point has only low points
Law Point is a lethargic long drive with many low points.

Review: Mosayile Kuthirameenukal is worth a watch
Mosayile Kuthirameenukal is visually enchanting, so watch it in spite of some flaws.

May 02, 2014
Review: <I>Nee Enge En Anbe</I> is no <I>Kahaani</I>
Vidya Balan's Kahaani was a huge hit so much was expected of the remake. Unfortunately, Nee Enge En Anbe is not in the same league.

April 28, 2014
Review: Yennamo Yedho leaves you totally bored
The film is a meaningless romantic comedy that makes a pathetic attempt to portray the emotional upheavals you go through in life before finding your true love.

Review: Masala Republic is a shabby film
Masala Republic is one of the tackiest films made in recent times.

April 25, 2014
Review: Vaayai Moodi Pesavum is a total entertainer
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum is a thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable film

Review: Chandamama Kathalu is a slice of life film
Chandamama Kathalu may be slow and without the regular commercial ingredients but the film has its moments

April 21, 2014
Review: Tenaliraman is an average entertainer
The film tires to present a socially relevant issue in a humorous manner, but sadly, the film fails to make any kind of impression.

Review: <I>Damaal Dumeel</I> is an average entertainer
Despite its faults, Damaal Dumeel is engaging in parts.

Review: 1 by Two lets you down
1 by Two is a let down considering the expectations it had raised before its release

April 14, 2014
Review: Nothing original about Polytechnic
There is nothing new in the film and it is the effort the actors put in that helps the film from sinking totally.

Review: Gangster is a cliched movie
Even those who feel like defending this film because it is made for the mass audience will be disappointed.

April 11, 2014
Review: Naan Sigappu Manithan is a riveting revenge drama
Naan Sigappu Manithan has an honest narrative, excellent performances and many twists and turns that keep you entertained

April 07, 2014
Review: <I>Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum</i> is interesting
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum is not your average run-of-the-mill comedy, says S Saraswathi.

April 04, 2014
Review: Maan Karate is a letdown by uninspiring direction
The film is all about how a weak, good for nothing is suddenly transformed into a boxing champion by the power of true love.

April 01, 2014
Review: Nedunchalai is tedious
A shorter crisper version of the film would perhaps have been more entertaining.

March 28, 2014
Review: <I>Inam</I> is a revelation
Set in the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Santosh Sivan's Inam brings to light the plight of the thousands of hapless Lankan Tamils, who were caught in the crossfire between the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam) and the Sri Lankan government.

March 21, 2014
Review: <I>Cuckoo</I> is brilliant
Tamil film Cuckoo is a heartwarming love story between two visually challenged individuals that keeps you totally engrossed with its brilliant performances, sensational music and stunning visuals, definitely a must watch, writes S Saraswathi.

March 03, 2014
Review: Vallinam is a decent sports based drama film
The film highlights the craze for cricket and the complete lack of empathy for any other sport

February 28, 2014
Review: Thegidi is an exciting thriller
Thegidi directed by debutant P Ramesh is an exciting investigative thriller revolving around a massive insurance scam.

February 24, 2014
Review: Bramman fails to impress
There are many dramatic twists in the film, yet itlacks the depth, intensity and sentiment that we have come to expect from Sasikumar.

February 21, 2014
Review: Aaha Kalyanam is a treat
Aaha Kalyanam is a refreshing romantic comedy, writes S Saraswathi.

February 14, 2014
Review: Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a feel good entertainer
Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal starring Udhayanidhi and Nayanthara is a simple love story with a good mix of romance, comedy and sentiment.

February 10, 2014
Review: Pulivaal is uninspiring
Pulivaal is an unimaginative tale of two strangers brought together by fate in a ridiculous cat and mouse game, which ends up ruining the life of an innocent.

February 07, 2014
Review: <I>Pannaiyarum Padminiyum</I> is refreshing
Director Arun Kumar's Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum is a realistic story about the lives of ordinary people and their simple desires, says S Saraswathi.

February 04, 2014
Review: London Bridge is a sloppy love story
London Bridge is an usual romance between a poor guy who has come up the hard way and a rich princess who falls for him.

February 03, 2014
Review: Malayalam film 1983 is worth a watch
Debutante director Abrid Shine depicts the transformation of Indian society towards the importance of sports in the film.

January 31, 2014
Review: Rummy is engaging
Vijay Sethupathi's Rummy -- directed by debutant Balakrishnan -- is an engaging village-based dark romantic thriller set in the 1980s.

Review: <I>Inga Enna Solludhu</I> is boring
VTV Ganesh's Inga Enna Solludhu is a total waste of time, write S Saraswathi.

January 28, 2014
Review: <I>Goli Soda</I> is brilliant
Lightly flavoured with the innocence of teenage romance and lots of action, Goli Soda is totally worth watching.

January 27, 2014
Review: Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 is a repeat of what we've seen before
Malayalam film Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 is not a patch on the previous two films, writes Paresh C Palicha.

January 24, 2014
Review: Malini 22 Palayamkottai is is relevant
Sripriya's Malini 22 Palayamkottai is a dark women-centric revenge drama that highlights the burning issue of sexual assault and violence against women

Review: Salala Mobiles fails as a love story
Salala Mobiles is an average film, according to Paresh C Palicha.

January 11, 2014
Jilla is a commercial entertainer
Vijay and Mohanlal starrer Jilla is your everyday Madurai-based action thriller set in the backdrop of the special bond shared by a father and his devoted foster son

January 10, 2014
Review: Veeram is a treat for Ajith fans
The film is a slow-paced family drama with all the elements of a commercial entertainer.

December 26, 2013
Review: Madha Yaanai Koottam shows senseless violence
Madha Yaanai Koottam reveals in great detail the rites and rituals followed after death and how pride, anger and vengeance can only lead to senseless violence and death.

December 23, 2013
Review: Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal falls flat
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal may have been an attempt to look at the fickleness of relationships in today's times in a humourous way but it does not have the desired effect.

Review: Oru Indian Pranayakatha is disappointing
Fahaad Fasil tries too hard to prove a point with his acting.

Review: Thalaimuraigal is brilliant
Ace filmmaker Balu Mahendra makes a sensational acting debut in Thalaimuraigal.

Review: Endrendrum Punnagai is worth a watch
Endrendrum Punnaga certainly succeeds in entertaining the audience.

December 20, 2013
Review: <I>Drishyam</I> is Mohanlal's film
Mohanlal steals the show in Drishyam.

Review: This Biriyani is well-made
Tamil film Biriyani is a fun-filled thriller.

December 13, 2013
Review: <I>Ivan Veramathiri</I> is an average entertainer
Ivan Veramathiri lacks the simplicity, depth and magic of Director M Saravanan's last film Engeyum Eppodhum.

Review: Vedivazhipadu is a damp squib
The film makes an effort to add sparkle to the so-called 'new gen' formula, but ends up being a damp squib.

December 09, 2013
Review: Thagararu is fast paced and interesting
The story of Thagararu moves along at a brisk pace with lots of comedy and well defined roles for all the characters.

Review: Mammootty's Silence is worth a watch
Mammootty plays a legal advisor and gives a decent performance in the film.

December 06, 2013
Review: Kalyana Samayal Saadham is funny and thought provoking
The film is not just about a big fat Indian wedding but also highlights the emotional and sensitive topic of stress-related erectile dysfunction.

Review: Malayalm film Weeping Boy will make the audience weep
We have seen a few Malayalam films tackle the subject of anti-abortion, but Weeping Boy handles it very poorly

December 03, 2013
Review: Bicycle Thieves fails to impress
Director Jimson Joy tries to combine an old-style narrative with so-called 'new gen' cinema in Bicycle Thieves, but fails to get it right.

Review: <I>Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham</i> disappoints
Tamil film Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham is a pathetic first attempt, according to S Saraswathi.

December 02, 2013
Review: Janal Oram is an appealing film
Janal Oram is a pleasant and scenic journey into the lives of passengers who travel together daily on the route between Palani and Pannaikadu.

Review: Escape from Uganda is not up to the mark
Escape from Uganda is a film that tries to thrill but fails to do so.

Review: Punyalan Agarbatthis is enjoyable
Punyalan Agarbatthis is a well executed film with Jayasurya along with the rest of the cast giving a likable performance.

November 30, 2013
Vidiyum Munn is brilliant
The stark simplicity of the dialogues, the well-etched characters, the intriguing plot, the captivating music, the cinematography, but most of all the brilliant twist at the end makes Director Balaji K Kumar's Vidiyum Munn a must watch, says S Saraswathi

November 29, 2013
Review: <I>Cool Ganesha</i> is a cool entertainer
It's a fun watch!

November 25, 2013
Review: Malayalam film Vishudhan is cliched
Director Vysakh tries hard to prove that he is a serious filmmaker with Vishudhan, but somehow he misses the larger plot in the process.

Review: Malayalam film Nadan fails to impress
Jayaram who plays the protagonist in Nandan is the only saving grace in the film.

November 22, 2013
Review: <I>Irandam Ulagam</I> is a mystical love story
Tamil film Irandam Ulagam is a visually stunning fantasy story set in an imaginary world that describes a love that transcends human understanding of time and spac

Review: <I>Khatarnaak</I> is violent
Kannada film Khatarnaak lives up to its name but is devoid of entertainment, and is violent and gory

November 15, 2013
Review: Geethanjali disappoints
Geethanjali is a lacklustre effort.

Review: <I>Pizza 2-Villa</i> is a gripping suspense thriller
Pizza 2-Villa is a well-written film, according to S Saraswathi.

Review: Watch <I>Thira</i> for Shobana
The film fails to live up to Shobhana's standards.

November 08, 2013
Review: Sweety is a total family entertainer
The film is a must watch for Ramya Krishna's expressions and Radhika's ravishing new look.

Review: Philips and the Monkey Pen is a charming film
The film doesn't overly sentimental or manipulative and keeps the audience in good humour.

November 05, 2013
Review: All in All Azhagu Raja is a waste of time
The film is ridiculously long romantic comedy that seriously tests your patience.

Review: Pandianadu is impressive
The Tamil film is well-written script, has some good dialogues, great music and excellent all-round performances.

November 01, 2013
Review: Aarambam is a delight for Ajith fans
Ajith's magnetic screen presence is enhanced by his popular salt and pepper look.

October 21, 2013
Review: <I>Nadodi Mannan</i> is stupid
Malayalam film Nadodimannan doesn't work, according to Paresh C Palicha.

October 18, 2013
Review: <I>Sakkare</I> is a sweet movie
Kannada movie Sakkare is a sugar coated movie with a message that says life is not so complicated

October 14, 2013
Review: Idukki Gold is an average entertainer
The film does not touch the high standards achieved by director Aashiq Abu in the past.

Review: Naiyaandi is a disaster
Naiyaandi is a rural romantic comedy that lacks a good story and seems more like an amateur, half-hearted and a disappointing attempt.

Review: Pattam Pole is old wine in new bottle
Pattam Pole is unconventionally bold with the way it deals with the issue of live-in relationship.

October 11, 2013
Review: Vanakkam Chennai is a feel-good love story
Vanakkam Chennai is a sweet love story with some great music and good performances.

October 07, 2013
Review: Jayaraj hits a low with Camel Safari
Jayraj's Camel Safari fails to connect with the youth at whom it was aimed to.

October 04, 2013
Review: Kaanchi falls short of expectations
The hit pair of Indrajith and Murali Gopy combined with the writing talent of Jeyamohan could not save Kaanchi

October 03, 2013
Review: Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara is a laugh riot
Director Gokul has created some weird, quirky and offbeat characters in hilarious situations who keep the audience entertained

September 30, 2013
Review: Zachariayude Garbhinikal is worth a watch
The Malyalam film is complicated in parts and oversimplifies matters in others, but is worth seeing

Review: Tamil film Onayum Aatukuttiyum is brilliant
Director Mysskin has scripted a brilliant tale filled with human emotions and dark humour in Onnayum Aatukutiyum.

September 27, 2013
Review: Tamil film Raja Rani is refreshing
The film is a simple tale about coping with how after we lose someone we love.

Review: Attarintiki Daaredi is Pawan Kalyan's show!
Attarintiki Daaredi is a typical family entertainer with nothing new to offer.

September 23, 2013
Review: <I>Radio Jockey</i> is a disaster
The film's isn't Rajasenan's best work.

Review: <i>6 Melugu Vathigal</i> is gloomy
The film is not gripping enough.

September 20, 2013
Review: <I>Ya Yaa</I> is a big let down
Tamil film Ya Yaa is an average movie, with a story that lacks direction and performances that failed to deliver.

September 16, 2013
Review: <I>North 24 Kaatham</I> is an endearing film
North 24 Kaatham is a sure winner for Fahadh Faasil.

Review: <I>D Company</I> fails to impress
D Company is just average.

Review: <I>Potugadu</I> is Manoj Manchu's show all the way
Potugadu is loud and 'crude' entertainment

<I>Ezhamathe Varavu</I> is worth a watch
Ezhamathe Varavu may not be the best from the legendary team, but it is still worth a watch.

Review: <I>Sringaralven</I> is entertaining
Sringaravelan plot's wanders on aimlessly with no logic. You just have to go with the flow of the comedy, which gets quite boring towards the end.

September 13, 2013
Review: Moodar Koodam is hilarious
Comedy and satire are beautifully interwoven in Moodar Koodam with excellent support from the cast

Review: KISS stays away from formula
Watch it for a slightly different feel and cast.

Review: Mammootty cannot save Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
Mammootty's fans will be happy with his performance, beginning with comedy, then moving to superhero action and culminating in emotionally intense scenes. But good acting is not enough to make up for a vapid plot and content.

September 09, 2013
Review: <I>Varthapadatha Valibar Sangam</i> is boring
The film gets repetitive after a point.

September 06, 2013
Review: Telugu Zanjeer, Toofan, lacks soul
Thoofan, the Telugu remake of Zanjeer as a separate film on account of its contemporary theme rather than compare it with the cult classic Zanjeer.

September 02, 2013
Review: Malayalam movie Artist is worth a watch
Director Shyamaprasad's Artist is one of his best works till date.

Review: Arikil Oraal is an average entertainer
Arikil Oraal had a lot of potential but fizzles out by the end.

Review: Kunjananthante Kada never quite gets going
The film is a half baked story which leaves us feeling something is amiss all the time.

August 30, 2013
Review: Thanga Meenkal is brilliant
Thanga Meenkal is a heartwarming story told brilliantly with a simplicity and honesty that is seen so rarely in films these days.

August 26, 2013
Review: Olipporu is best avoided
The director A V Sasidharan depended too much on lead actor Fahadh Faasil's popularity and forgets everything else.

August 23, 2013
Review: Kalimannu's intentions are noble, but...
The film may have worked better as a documentary.

Desingu Raja: Unconvincing plot, great comedy
Director Ezhil attempts to infuse a dose of humour into a tale of enemity.

Review: Anthakamundu Aatharuvatha is a feel- good love story
The film is is a slice of life love story which has been maturely handled by director Mohan Krishna.

August 21, 2013
Review: Thalaivaa is Vijay's show all the way
Vijay giving an amazing performance in Thalaivaa which is full of action, drama and emotion.

August 16, 2013
Review: Aadhalaal Kadhal Seiveer is compelling
It's a must watch, says S Saraswathi.

August 12, 2013
Review: Memories is an average thriller
Prithviraj does his best to look sincere and real in Memories which is otherwise an average story.

Review: Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is a breezy entertainer
The film is a romantic thriller that has all the necessary twists and turns which will definitely entertain the audience.

Review: Pustakamlo Konni Pageelu Missing is refreshing
The film should be viewed for its innovative theme, engrossing screenplay, and good humour

Review: Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum entertains
Kunchako Boban gives his best performance in Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum.

Review: Neelakasham Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi is impressive
The movie may prove to be another turning point in the recent new wave Malayalam cinema.

August 09, 2013
Review: Mammootty disappoints in Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukkutty
Mammootty looks jaded and director Ranjith has done a shoddy job.

August 02, 2013
Review: Avoid Telugu movie Romance
The film is crude and filled with vulgar lines making it difficult to watch.

July 29, 2013
Review: Sonna Puriyadh is an average entertainer
Shiva's fans will be disappointed as the film has nothing new to offer.

July 26, 2013
Review: 101 Chodyangal is a winner just for its simplicity
Malayalam film 101 Chodyangal is a touching tale.

Review: Pattathu Yaanai is disappointing
Director Boopathy Pandian's Tamil film Pattathu Yaanai is an average fare, marred by a poor script and weak performances.

July 12, 2013
Review: Sahasam is engrossing
The film has good action sequences and gripping treasure hunt sequences especially towards the climax.

July 08, 2013
Review: Malayalam movie Tourist Home is a one-time watch
The director could have done better by avoiding the cliched tales.

Review: Malayalam movie Buddy is disappointing
Buddy is yet another film that tries to be innovative but can't pull it off.

July 05, 2013
Review: <I>Singam 2</I> roars louder than ever
Suriya's charisma and director Hari Gopalakrishnan's brilliant screenplay make Tamil film Singam 2 a joyful experience.

July 01, 2013
Review: God for Sale: Daivam Vilppanakku is best avoided
Director Babu Janardhanan has made a bad film to say the least.

Review: Paisa Paisa is disappointing
The film had a proming premise but the director fails to built on it.

June 28, 2013
Review: Annakodi is a disappointment
The film lacks depth and fails to ignite the passion needed for such an emotionally compelling story.

Review: Balupu is a routine pot-boiler
Ravi Teja fans will surely the film which othewise is a predictable mass entertainer.

June 24, 2013
Review: 5 Sundarikal is an interesting anthology
Five young directors have come together to make five short films focusing on female protagonists.

June 17, 2013
Review: Malyalam film ABCD is for Dulquer Salmaan fans
Dulquer Salmaan bring his lighter side to the fore and he is ably supported by Jacob Gregory.

Review: Left Right Left is brilliant
Every actor is top notch regardless of the screen time they get

Review: Malayalam film Thank You is best avoided
One needs courage to sit through the film which is a remake of hit Hindi film A Wednesday.

Review: Thillu Mullu fails to deliver
The film fails to evoke the same laughs as the original.

June 14, 2013
Review: Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru is predictable
Altough the film manages to enegage the audience, the story is full of cliches and becomes boring.

June 10, 2013
Review: Honey Bee is a mass entertainer
Lal Jr takes inspiration from many sources including the older films of his father Lal Jose.

May 31, 2013
Review: Kutti Puli is a mass entertainer
The film has all the right ingredients which makes a real entertainer.

May 27, 2013
Review: Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu fails to deliver
The film has an interesting plot but somewhere feels jaded.

Review: Nadigayin Diary is unwatchable
The film is a biopic of Silk Smitha who had such power over men of all ages, is an uninspiring tale.

May 13, 2013
Review: Neram is an average entertainer
The film has an interesting narrative but lacks on the humour quotient.

May 06, 2013
Review: Bharya Athra Pora is for Jayram fans
The film is loud and regressive but the family audiences might enjoy it.

Review: Mumbai Police is impressive
Mumbai Police will be enjoyed for its interesting story.

Review: Ignore Hotel California
It feel that script writer Anoop Menon is trying to get even with the detractors who criticised his film Trivandrum Lodge for being lewd and vulgar.

May 03, 2013
Review: Soodhu Kavvum is a class apart
Soodhu Kavvum is an engaging film, with ingenious characters and entertaining situations.

Review: Ethir Neechal is an absolute delight
The film is sure to provide some wholesome family entertainment.

May 02, 2013
Review: Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal is a musical treat
Though Vasanth fails to recreate the old magic, he makes up for it with the exceptional music.

April 29, 2013
Review: August Club Since 1969 is nothing great
The film goes awry towards the end.

Review: Akam is a psychological thriller
The Malayalam film has has some exciting moments.

April 26, 2013
Review: Naan Rajavaaga Pogiren is ordinary
Naan Rajavaaga Pogiren has an uninspiring storyline, dialogues and average performances

April 22, 2013
Review: SIM fails to connect with the audience
Director Diphan tires to steps out of his comfort zone but fails to deliver a good film.

Review: Climax is plain boring
Climax is slow paced and uninteresting

Review: Gouravam is a huge disappointment
Gouravam is shallow, it has incompetent script, slow documentary-style narration and weak cast.

April 19, 2013
Review: Udhayam NH4 is real fun
Udhayam NH4 is a racy entertainer that keeps you glued to the screen, its a must watch.

April 15, 2013
Review: Ladies & Gentleman is a big letdown
The film looks half baked effort from director Siddique

April 08, 2013
Review: Sound Thoma is senseless
Dileep tries hard but his characterisation lacks substance or solidity.

Review: Emmanuel is disappointing
While Mammootty's character looks jaded, Fahadh Faasil too cannot save the film.

Review: Bharath Stores is a sincere effort
The film shows the plight of petty shops as organised the impending FDI in retail take over.

April 05, 2013
Review: Settai , not a patch on Delhi Belly
Settai is sadly, a great disappointment.

Review: Andar Bahar is a good watch
Andar Bahar is a good family entertainer.

April 01, 2013
Review: Don't miss Chennaieil Oru Naal
The seasoned actors give good all-around performances.

March 29, 2013
Review: Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga is an entertainer
Director Pandiraj injects a good dose of humour and makes the film enjoyable to watch.

March 25, 2013
Review: Nenapinangala is worth a watch
Nenapinangala is a reasonably good movie given that a bunch of newcomers are involved in its making.

Review: 3 Dots is an ordinary film
The film held a lot of promise coming from the winning team of Ordinary but couldn't stay up to the expectation.

Review: Amen is brilliant
The film has an intelligent story, a multi-layered screenplay, excellent cinematography and powerful performances.

March 22, 2013
Review: Maranthen Mannithen is enjoyable
Maranthen Mannithen deals well with many subjects like love, lust, heartbreak, betrayal and jealousy.

Review: Red Wine is worth a watch
The film is worth watching should be watched for the performances by the lead actors.

March 18, 2013
Review: Papilio Buddha is hard hitting
Papilio Buddha leaves us with a bold question: is the largest democracy a truly functioning democracy or just a means of providing privileges for some?

Review: Ithu Pathiramanal is a damp squib
If this revenge saga is watch-able, it is because of the sincerity of the young lead pair

Review: Topiwaala is for Upendra's fans only
The film lacks execution and tires too hard to impress the audience.

Review: Vathikuchi fails to impress
The film is an interesting concept that grabs our attention at the beginning but fails to keep up the momentum.

March 15, 2013
Review: Paradesi is exceptional
An authentic script, simple visuals and down-to-earth characters make this a must-watch.

March 11, 2013
Review: Lucky Star could have been better
Paresh C Palicha feels if a little more thought had been given to how the film should progress in the second half then Lucky Star could have been better.

Review: Simple Agi Ondh Love Story is sweet
'Simple Agi Ondh Love Story is a must-see film for all those in love, for the freshness in narration and dialogues' says Srikanth Srinivasa

March 08, 2013
Review: Onbadhula Guru is a collection of comic scenes
The movie just seems to move from one comic scene to another without any thought to the storyline.

Review: Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala disappoints
Malayalam film Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala is like a TV serial on the big screen.

March 04, 2013
Review: Kili Poyi is enjoyable
Malayalam film Kili Poyi is for people who enjoy adult entertainers.

Review: Rose Guitarinaal is slow and unremarkable
Malayalam film Rose Guitarinaal doesn't offer anything new to viewers, writes Paresh C Palicha.

March 01, 2013
Review: Rajni Kantha is for Duniya Vijay's fans
Kannada film Rajni Kantha doesn't offer much by way or story.

Review: Mr Pellikoduku is tedious to watch
The film looks garish and tawdry.

February 25, 2013
Review: David & Goliath is disappointing
Jayasurya is the only saving grace as he gives a good performance.

Review: Shutter is interesting
The film is about a day in the life of four perfectly etched characters who give a flawless performance.

Review: Haridas is a heartwarming film
The film portrays a special bond between a single father and his autistic son.

February 22, 2013
Review: Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan is too violent
There are no heroes in Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan, only villains.

Review: Mynaa is a beautiful love story
The film is quite engaging.

Review: Jabardasth is inspired by Band Baaja Baraat
Siddharth, Samantha and Nithya Menen deliver fine performances.

February 18, 2013
Review: Pade Pade is a neat entertainer
Although a tired and tested story, the director has treated it differently and made it entertaining.

Review: Cowboy is boring
The high voltage drama film is not enacted in an exciting manner.

Review: Celluloid is compelling
Prithviraj plays the role J C Daniel who made the first Malayalam film.

February 15, 2013
Review: Chamak Challo is a breezy love story
Telugu film Chamak Challo is quite realistic and believable.

Review: Attahasa is an edge-of-the-seat thriller
Director Ramesh's biopic on forest brigand Veerappan makes for quite an engaging film.

February 14, 2013
Review: Silunu Oru Sandhippu is a simple love story
Sillunu Oru Sandhippu is not your average run-of-the-mill triangular love story.

Review: Okkadine isn't appealing
Okkadine has action, romance, twists and turns in the plot and even an item number. Yet, it fails to sustain interest.

February 11, 2013
Review: Don't miss Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla
The film has to be watched for its whackiness and unadulterated laughter

February 08, 2013
Review: Charminar strikes an emotional chord
The film strikes an emotional chord with the audience.

Review: Mirchi has an overdose of violence
The film is a regular commercial potboiler loaded with high-voltage action.

February 04, 2013
Review: Ongole Githa is a lacklustre effort
The script was a big letdown.

February 01, 2013
Review: David is a masterpiece
The film has some power-packed performances and startlingly perfect casting.

Review: Bangari is an average entertainer
The film is a sincere attempt by a debutant director.

Kadal review: With apologies to director Bharathi Raja
Mani Ratnam's Kadal lacks a compelling story, writes Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

Review: Kadal has nothing new to offer
Mani Ratnam's film has all the elements of a regular entertainer but has nothing new in terms of a story

January 28, 2013
Review: Proprietors: Kamath and Kamath is atrocious
Actors Mammootty and Dileep are let down by a bad film.

January 25, 2013
Review: Varadanayaka is for action lovers
The film is a mass entertainer that should be watched for Sudeep.

Review: Kamal Haasan is brilliant in Vishwaroopam
The Kamal Haasan starrer is a well-made film.

January 18, 2013
Review: Lakshmi is a mediocre film
The film loses steam after the first half.

Review: Romans is just an average comic caper
The film does not make any sense if you want to take something back from it.

January 15, 2013
Review: Samar is a commercial entertainer
The film is an ideal festival fare.

January 14, 2013
Review: Alex Pandian is a disaster
The stars have sleep-walked through their roles resulting in a bad film.

January 11, 2013
Review: Galaate fails to tickle the funny bone
A film about love letters going astray, Galaate is just pastime for youngsters.

Review: Seethamma Vakitlo... looks outdated
The film is a tad slow and long and cruises along without much of a story.

January 09, 2013
Review: Naayak is a masala pot-boiler
Director V V Vinayak has mixed in the right ingredients for this Sankranthi film.

January 07, 2013
Review: Lisammayude Veedu is a weak attempt
A sequel to the much appreciated Achanurangaatha Veedu is not worth watching.

Review: Ente has a weak plot
Paresh C Palicha says Ente' has several holes in the plot that better remain unmentioned

Review: Annayum Rasoolum is worth a watch
The film is a chain of interesting moments woven into the thread of a love story.

December 28, 2012
Review: Ko Ante Koti is fairly engaging
The film is technically slick too.

Review: Nandisha is a mediocre film
The film doesn't live up to the original film's standards.

December 26, 2012
Review: I Love Me is just passable
This experimental film with youngsters is isn't as good as director B Unnikrishnan's previous films.

Review: Karmayodha is not worth watching
The movie is too loud and unrealistic and has precious little to say of any worth

December 24, 2012
Review: Bavuttiyude Namathil is watchable
Mammootty along with Kavya Madhavan give a fine performance in the film.

Review: Da Thadiya is emotional yet entertaining
The film has some funny and entertaining sequences which surely make the audience laugh.

December 21, 2012
Review: Ravi Teja's different image in Sarocharu
Although the film attempts to present Ravi Teja differently, but it fails to appeal.

Review: Yaare Koogadali is powerful
Srikanth Srinivasa feels the Kannada film is worth a watch.

December 17, 2012
Review: A R Rahman delivers with Kadal soundtrack
Pavithra Srinivasan feels the music of Tamil film Kadal offers a truly beautiful listening experience.

Review: Kumki is brilliant
It is an interesting film shot at a wonderful location. A must-watch.

December 14, 2012
Review: Needhane En Ponvasantham is disappointing
Pavithra Srinivasan feels that Tamil film Needhane En Ponvasantham isn't as good as director Gautham Menon's previous films.

Review: Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu works
Radhika Rajamani feels Telugu film Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu is a believable love story.

Review: Matinee is an interesting film
Paresh C Palicha feels Malayalam film Matinee tackles a dark subject with much conviction.

December 10, 2012
Review: Madirasi is stale
The comedy in Madirasi falls flat.

Review: Viswaroopam Music is pleasant
Viswaroopam's songs manage to convey a plethora of emotions, beautifully sometimes, a little faltering in other places. On the whole,

Review: Chapters is interesting
Chapters is promising.

December 07, 2012
Review: Prem Adda is quite gory
Srikanth Srinivasa feels that Kannada film Prem Adda is quite engaging and intense.

Review: Devaraya is uninteresting
Devaraya is lacklustre and ordinary.

December 03, 2012
Review: Chettayees is terrible
Chettayees is too loud, with a lot of overacting.

Review: Face 2 Face is best avoided
Face 2 Face has weak plot and over-dependence on star power.

Review: This Poppins is bland
Director V K Prakash promised a vibrant film but ends up delivering a very bland one.

Review: Naduvula Konjam... is worth a watch
The real hero of the film is its director Balaji Tharaneetharan.

November 30, 2012
Review: Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is outstanding
Radhika Rajamani feels Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum has a fine story and well-defined characteristation.

Review: Go watch Neer Paravai !
Neer Paravai is a beautiful record of the lives of a community, their hopes and dreams, and the harsh reality of their lives.

November 26, 2012
Review: Nothing great about 101 Weddings
101 Weddings it is just a typical Shafi entertainer, which takes a while to reach the climax.

Review: Edegaarike is brilliant
The film has gripping narration, excellent screenplay and an outstanding background music.

Review: Idiots is idiotic
The film is a brainless comedy and not the kind audiences may like.

Review: Ardhanari is average fare
The film holds itself together because of the actors but remains average on other counts.

Review: Nothing new in Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
The plot is borrowed from at least a dozen films made on the same theme.

Review: Nothing Routine about this Love Story
The film will connect with the urban audience, especially the youth.

November 23, 2012
Review: Damarukam is a one-time watch
Damarukam is one-of-its-kind socio-fantasy in today's times and can be watched once for its stunning visuals.

November 19, 2012
Review: Theevram loses its steam in the end
The film's interesting plot keeps its viewers gripped but leads to lukewarm ending.

November 16, 2012
Review: Guru is entertaining
The film has some real funny moments that keep the audience engaged and entertained.

November 14, 2012
Review: Ammavin Kaipesi is melodramatic
Even though its heart is in the right place, too much melodrama brings Tamil film Ammavin Kaipesi down.

Review: Varalakhsmy shines in Poda Podi
despite Varu's great performance,the film ends in a disappointing fashion.

November 12, 2012
Review: 916 is very preachy
916 ends up just being preachy at the cost of telling a good story.

Review: My Boss is a loud copy of a Hollywood film
Starring Dileep and Mamta Mohandas in the lead the film is just another loud gender war.

Review: Bus Stop is for urban youth
The youth will surely connect with the film.

November 09, 2012
Review: Super Shastri is unbearable
The film manages to raise barely a few laughs.

November 02, 2012
Review: Dakota Picture is entertaining
The film is a funny family entertainer and worth is worth a watch.

November 01, 2012
Review: Lucky fails in execution
Lucky is a very average film even though the theme of respecting women may be good.

Review: Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna is a must-watch
Kannada film Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna lives up to expectations.

October 29, 2012
Review: Kaashh is just an average fare
The film is just an average kidnap drama with ample dose of comedy.

Review: Prabhuvinte Makkal is a let down
The film has some interesting insights into religious thought but peters out along the way.

Review: Aarohanam has a positive message
Aarohanam tells the tale of a woman's struggle with bi-polar disorder.

October 26, 2012
Review: Golmaal can put you to sleep
The film is a sheer waste of time.

October 22, 2012
Nothing new in Jawan of Vellimala
Jawan of Vellimala has echoes of the Mullaperiyar dam controversy; here, unfortunately, the conspiracy theory feels a bit too stretched, says Paresh C Palicha.

October 19, 2012
Review: Mr 420 is mildly entertaining
The film is not very different from other recent releases in Kannada cinema.

October 18, 2012
Review: CGR is a one time watch
The Telugu film doesn't have much of a story.

October 16, 2012
Review: Thuppakki 's music has nothing new to offer
Thuppakki's music is a rehash of Jeyaraj's earlier tunes.

October 12, 2012
Review: Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha is engaging
The film has a slow narrative but is a good attempt and keeps the audiences engaged.

Review: Maattrraan is not up to the mark
Despite a great cast, it doesn't capitalise on its strengths.

October 08, 2012
Review: Ondu Kshanadalli is slow and tedious
The film has some lacklustre performances and poor scripting.

Review: Banking Hours 10 to 4 is a waste of time
The film fails to connect with the audience.

October 05, 2012
Review: Snehitaru is a light-hearted entertainer
Srikanth Srinivasa thinks Kannada film Snehitaru is a light-hearted entertainer.

September 28, 2012
Review: Kalpana is an enjoyable horror film
Watch it if you like horror films, writes Srikanth Srinivasa.

Review: Thandavam is a damp squib
Pavithra Srinivasan feels that Thandavam is a let down.

Review: Rebel is for the masses
Rebel has the regular masala which will be enjoyed by the mass audience.

Review: Puthiya Theerangal has nothing new to offer
The film leaves us with mixed feelings.

September 24, 2012
Review: Avunu is well-written and crafted
The performances of lead actors also work in the film's favour.

Review: Husbands In Goa is hackneyed
The film attempt at comedy which elicits a few laughs.

Review: Trivandrum Lodge is shamelessly frank
The film does not get an unqualified thumbs up, but it has got a lot going for it.

Review: Cyber Yugadol Nava… is preachy
The film could have been more light- hearted rather than being preachy.

September 21, 2012
Review: Chaarulatha is Priya Mani's show all the way
Chaarulatha is a brilliant film that could have been more emotionally appealing.

Review: Vennela 1.5 is sheer torture
It's best to stay away from this unpleasant experience.

September 18, 2012
Review: Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam is shoddy
The film tries to be a political satire with some old world charm but suffers from shoddy treatment.

September 17, 2012
Review: Molly Aunty really Rocks
Molly Aunty Rocks makes for great viewing for Revathy and Prithviraj.

September 14, 2012
Review: Life Is Beautiful is a slice of life film
The film appeals to our emotions and experience of a certain way of life.

Review: Chattakari lacks emotional quotient
The remake of 1970's hit film, fails to connect with the audience.

September 10, 2012
Review: Rasaleela is repulsive
The remake of the 1975 Kamal Hasan starrer is amateur.

Reveiw: Ozhimuri is outstanding
This outstanding film will surely be talked about in the coming days.

September 07, 2012
Review: Rambo is just average
The film although funny in places, defies logic and is just average.

Review: Paagan is a feel-good film
Comedy is the flavour of the season right now, and Vendhar Movies' Paagan seems to have taken advantage of it.

September 06, 2012
Review: Needhane En Pon Vasantham music is pleasant
The album may not be scintillating, but it's a pleasant listen.

Review: Shirdi Sai is Nagarjuna's show
The film is not just a devotional to be seen by an older audience. Anyone can see it for the relevance of the simple teachings of the Sai baba.

August 31, 2012
Review: Mugamoodi fails to impress
Tamil film Mugamoodi has all the makings of a successful film but ends up disappointing, writes Pavithra Srinivasan.

August 30, 2012
Review: Srimannarayana fails in execution
Srimannarayana fails to impress.

Review: Run Baby Run depends on Mohanlal
The film is worth a watch for some good performances.

August 24, 2012
Review: Shivaa is for Shivrajkumar fans
The film is about protagonists avenging their parents death.

Review: Sudigadu is fun unlimited
The Telugu remake of the Tamil film Tamizh Padam, is fun even though the climax is a bit of a dampener.

August 21, 2012
Review: Thappana is watchable
The film has nothing new to offer but it does have the flavour of a typical star film

August 20, 2012
Review: Nothing new about Friday 11.11.11 Allapuzha
Friday 11.11.11 Allapuzha directed by newcomer Lijin Jose with an ensemble cast is passable

Review: Mr. Marumakan is crude
Give it a miss to Mr. Marumakan.

August 16, 2012
Review: Give Devudu Chesina Manushulu a miss
The film has nothing to offer the audience.

August 13, 2012
Review: Simhasanam is disappointing
It is high time Shaji Kailas reinvented himself rather than just recycling his old films in the hope of repeating their success.

Review: Julayi lacks logic
The film is good fun just as long as you don't exercise your brains too much.

Review: Gramam tries to be perfect but fails
Watching Malayalam film Gramam is like reading something that is grammatically correct but not emotionally stirring, notes Paresh C Palicha.

August 10, 2012
Review: Panithuli fails to deliver
Directed by Natty Kumar and Dr Jay, the film has an interesting premise

August 06, 2012
Review: Last Bench is avoidable
Last Bench is a major disappointment

August 02, 2012
Review: Mirattal is a waste of time
A remake of the Telugu hit Dhee, Mirattal is full of cliches and has nothing to offer.

July 30, 2012
Review: Cinema Comapny is average
Malayalam film Cinema Company leaves a lot to be desired, writes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: <i<Mugamoodi 's music is interesting
Mugamoodi's numbers grab your attention and carry you with them

July 27, 2012
Review: Godfather is only for Upendra fans
Everything about the film, right from direction to the music, is average.

Review: Ivan Megharoopan has soul
The film deserved all the recognition that has come its way, writes Paresh C Palicha.

July 23, 2012
Review: Akashathinte Niram is silently attractive
It is visually grand and meditative in nature.

Review: Perinoru Makan is average
The film belongs to Innocent.

July 16, 2012
Review: Indrajith shines in Mullamottum Munthiricharum
The film tries to be good but remains just average.

July 13, 2012
Review: Billa 2 fails to meet the expectations
It is difficult to find a riveting screenplay, characterisation or much logic in the movie.

July 09, 2012
Review: Thattathin Marayathu lacks intensity
With a Hindu Muslim backdrop, the film lacks intensity expected from such films.

July 06, 2012
Review: Romeo is a family entertainer
The first half is hilarious, but in the second half the film becomes slow and boring.

Review: Eega is brilliant cinema
The computer graphics are top-notch. Sudeep is excellent in his portrayal of the antagonist.

Review: Naughty Professor is crude
Naughty Professor, acted and written by Baburaj and directed by Harinarayanan is a crude comedy.

July 02, 2012
Review: No. 66 Madhura Bus is disappointing
No.66 Madhura Bus turns out to be a disappointment considering that it had promising actors and a director with a good reputation and track record.

Review: Ustad Hotel offers a delicious meal
Paresh C Palicha feels that director Anwar Rasheed serves us a delicious meal with Ustad Hotel

Review: Namukku Parkkan is just average
Paresh C Palicha feels that stories like Namukku Parkkan are done to death.

June 29, 2012
Review: Give All the Best a miss
J D Chekravarthy's All the Best is pedestrian and lacklustre fare.

Review: Dandupalya tells a spine chilling story
Dandupalya, which is based on a dreaded gang, is a spine chilling film.

June 22, 2012
Review: Saguni is a commercial entertainer
Starring Karthi and Santhanam, Saguni is a mass masala entertainer with precious little logic.

June 18, 2012
Review: Bachelor Party is unbearable
Director Amal Neerad has streched his style of filmmaking to unbearable and disappointing levels.

June 15, 2012
Review: Adhoori is engaging
Adhoori, with good performances by Dhruva Sarja and Radhika Pandit, lives up to its name.

Review: Mohanlal shines in Spirit
Directed by Ranjith, Spirit deals with alcoholism. It is recommended for Mohanlal's acting.

June 12, 2012
Review: Bhageerathi is worth a watch
Bhageerathi rides on excellent performances by its lead actors Bhavana and Kishore

June 08, 2012
Review: Crazy Loka is a youthful film
Crazy Loka: Kavitha Lankesh has made a youthful film and has tried to include a message to the youth along with entertainment.

Review: Krishnaveni Panjaalai fails to impress
Despite a good cast and interesting premise, Krishnaveni Panjaalai fizzles out on-screen

Review: Endukante Premanta disappoints
Ram and Tamannaah Bhatia shine in Karunakaran's Endukante Premanta. Otherwise, the film has an unrealistic story which is hard to imagine.

June 06, 2012
Review: Saguni 's music is pretty ordinary
Saguni's tunes, except for certain moments, are mundane

June 04, 2012
Review: Veendum Kannur is lacklusture
Veendum Kannur with Anoop Menon in the lead is billed as a political thriller, but it is a boring effort that does not excite or move us

June 01, 2012
Review: Jaanu is and average fare
The Kannada film is an average entertainer with a rather tame ending.

Review: Adinayakudu is for Balayya's fans
This potboiler with political overtones has nothing much to offer.

May 28, 2012
Review: Nothing unusual about Hero
The film tries to be different but ends up as the usual action film in the 'cinema within cinema' format.

Review: Thiruvambady Thamban fails to impress
The film cuts a sorry figure as a mass entertainer, mixing up various genres, and lacks cohesion

May 25, 2012
Review: Daruvu is more sound than substance
Daruvu may be lapped up by Ravi Teja fans but others may find it pretty dreary.

Review: Villian is run-of-the-mill
The film features those hackneyed local 'villains' yet again.

May 21, 2012
Review: Manjadikuru is enchanting
The film give us a charming view of the adult world seen through the eyes of a child.

Review: Arike is a must watch
With Arike, director Shyamaprasad tries to look at love from a different perspective and shows what it can really mean for human beings.

Review: Breaking News has no soul
Kannada film Breaking News is an average entertainer.

May 11, 2012
Review: Kalakalappu fails to impress
Kalakalappu does have its funny moments but only a few of them work.

Review: Gabbar Singh is Pawan Kalyan show all the way
Gabbar Singh is a Pawan Kalyan film filled with his histrionics. It's an adaptation rather than a remake of the Hindi Dabangg.

May 10, 2012
Review: Katari Veera Sura Sundaraangi is a winner
Producer Munirathna Naidu needs to be commended for investing in a 3D film.

May 07, 2012
Review: Nothing original about Mallu Singh
Director Vyshakh tries to do a Dappan Koothu on Bhangra beat and virtually falls on his face.

Review: Don't miss Diamond Necklace
There are images throughout the film that portray the transformation a character goes through very well without being preachy or pedantic.

May 04, 2012
Review: Vazhakku En 18/9 is a must-watch
If there is a minus, it could be that the leads lack spark; so much of the story revolves around too many characters that their tale is sidelined at times.

Review: Billa 2 music is quite promising
The film has an interesting mix of songs.

Review: Mohanlal excels in Grandmaster
Mohanlal's performance keeps the audience engrossed to the film.

May 02, 2012
Review: Anna Bond is strictly for Puneeth fans
Anna Bond is Puneeth's film all the way. Cinematographer Satya Hegde's frames are superb and tight.

April 27, 2012
Review: Leelai is worth a watch
It's a feel-good, simple, urban romance that has its funny moments.

Review: Parie is disappointing
The film works because of Niveditha's performance.

Review: Dammu is strictly for NTR Jr fans
The film highlights all the predictable potboiler elements that an average film boasts of.

April 23, 2012
Review: Josettante Hero is not worth your time
The film's storyline is wafer-thin and predictable.

April 20, 2012
Review: Disco is torturous film
Watching Disco is an ordeal you don't want to endure.

April 16, 2012
Review: 22 Female Kottayam is interesting
The film jolts you and keeps you riveted to the screen.

April 13, 2012
Review: Dasamukha makes you think
Actors do a fine job with their roles.

Review: Cobra is recycled fare
The film's premise does not inspire confidence and even the humour does not have the requisite fizz.

Review: Oru Kal, Oru Kannaadi is tortuous
Santhanam is the only reason you could sit through most of the film.

April 09, 2012
Review: Mayamohini is sub-standard fare
The film could be popular with the vacation crowd but there's hardly anything here for the thinking viewer.

April 06, 2012
Review: Dev, Son Of Mudde Gowda is light hearted comedy
The role is tailor-made for Diganth.

April 05, 2012
Review: Rachha is for Ram Charan fans
Ram Charan and Tamannaah have performed well in this average mass entertainer which is mostly for Charan's fans.

April 02, 2012
Review: Masters could have been better
The film feels half-baked and could have been more much more.

Review: Outsider is confusing
Sreenivasan saves the film to an extent

March 30, 2012
Review: Govindaaya Namaha is entertaining
The film is worth a watch.

Review: 3 is sincere and refreshing
The film is an ode to romance.

March 26, 2012
Review: Prasaad touches a chord
Director Manoj Sati and co-director Jagadish Reddy do an excellent job of coveying the message.

Review: Ee Rojullo is an amateurish attempt
The film could go down well with urban youngsters.

March 23, 2012
Review: The King And The Commissioner stirs nostalgia
Unlike the original, the sequel fails to deliver.

Review: Naa Ishtam has a stereotypical plot
Naa Ishtam falters in story and screenplay.

Review: Narasimha is for Ravichandran fans only
The film may appeal to his die-hard Ravichandran fans in the rural pockets.

March 19, 2012
Review: Karmayogi is a treat to watch
The film has some strong perfromances from Indrajith and the supporting cast.

Review: Ordinary is not ordinary
On the whole, this film has a very average feel.

March 16, 2012
Review: Nuvva Nena is a fun ride
The film is fun from the word go.

Review: Kazhugu disappoints due to shaky screenplay
Had Sathyasiva managed to keep proceedings as interesting as he does in the first hour, Kazhugu would have turned out a classic.

March 12, 2012
Review: Shikaari can be avoided
The film is a shoddy attempt.

March 09, 2012
Review: Alemaari doesn't entertain
Watch Alemaari if you want to kill time and not to be entertained.

Review: Mr Nookayya falls short of expectation
Director Ani Kanneganti has a fairly decent storyline but fails to make it interesting on screen.

March 05, 2012
Review: Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty is unreal
The film tretches the concept of reality teleivision to unreal realm.

March 02, 2012
Review: Aravaan is brilliant
With some brilliant art-work and amazing direction Aaravan deserves to become a legendary film.

Review: Munjaane is a treat to watch
Director S Narayan has tried a novel way of picturising a love story.

February 27, 2012
Review: Nidra is a passable
The directorial debut of Siddharath Bharathan is a remake of his father Bharathan's film of the same name made three decade ago

Review: Ee Adutha Kaalathu is interesting
Director Arun Kumar Aravind uses multiple narrative streams to showcase his film.

February 24, 2012
Review: Lucky is a treat to watch
The film looks really good and works because of its principal cast.

Review: Ishq is visually appealing
The highlight of the romantic entertainer is the amazing cinematography by P C Sreeram

February 20, 2012
Review: Poolarangadu is entertaining
It is an entertaining film with all the commercial ingredients

Review: Father's Day is a bold effort
The film talks about the trauma of a rape victim and the pain her loved ones suffer due to this.

Review: Love Failure is refreshing
The film scores on account of the refreshing writing and filming style.

February 17, 2012
Review: Nam Anna Don will make you smile
It's a fun film ideal for a weekend watch.

Review: Nippu is a letdown
Director Gunasekhar grapples with this story but loses his grip over it and thereby the audience's attention.

February 13, 2012
Review: AK 56 is brilliant
It is one of the best films made by director Ompraksash.

Review: Unnam is off target
Most of the actors in the film seem to be sleepwalking through their parts.

Review: Tughlaq is not engaging enough
Camera work aside, nothing about the film really stands out.

Review: Mullassery Madhavankutty Nemom P O doesn't impress
The film talks about small men dreaming big but doesn't fails to pull off the story.

February 10, 2012
Review: Parijatha is perfect Valentine's Day outing!
Parijatha is a film for those who are in love.

Review: Dhoni is definitely worth a watch
Actor/Director Praksahraj reflects the middle class man's struggles and the pitfalls of our education system, and is worth a watch.

Review: SMS is fun to watch
The film is watchable on account of the sprightly lead pair.

February 09, 2012
Review: Rushi is a meaningful film
Set against a medical backdrop, the film is watchable for its novel subject and meaningful theme.

February 06, 2012
Review: Njanum Ente Familiyum is average
Directed by K K Rajeev, the film is medicore but well packaged.

Review: Second Show is disappointing
The film tries hard to be like a a stylised Quentin Taratino-esque fare.

Review: Merina is worth a watch
Pandiraj returns with an ensemble cast about the world's second longest beach, and the pride of Chennai -- the Merina Beach.

February 03, 2012
Review: Chingari is quite racy
The film is Darshan's show all the way!

January 27, 2012
Review: Aarakshaka is worth a watch
A psychological thriller the film makes you think.

Review: Casanovva disappoints big time
Touted as the most expensive film in Malayalam cinema, the film offers little scope for Mohanlal to perform.

January 23, 2012
Review: This Spanish Masala is bland!
Set in Spanish locales with food as one of its motifs, the film turns out to be stale and bland.

January 16, 2012
Review: Padmasree Bharat Dr Saroj Kumar is crass
The film is an informal sequel to Udayananu Tharam and is very disappointing.

January 13, 2012
Review: Businessman is a treat for Mahesh fans
Lead cator Mahesh appears in almost every frame.

January 12, 2012
Review: Nanban is worth a watch
The 3 Idiots remake has shades of the original, but it has director Shankar's touches as well.

January 09, 2012
Review: Orkut Oru Ormakoot is outdated
The film has outdated theme of the abuse of the internet and the disadvantages of an urban lifestyle.

Review: Asuravithu is a bad sequel
writer director A K Sajan's latest venture with Asif Ali in the lead is a sequel of Stop Violence but doesn't work as well.

Review: Kunjaliyan has no substance
Directed by Saji and Surendran with Jayasurya in the lead, Kunjaliyan is supposed to be a comedy but it disappoints.

December 30, 2011
Review: Kshetram is avoidable
Director Venugopal messes up this reincarnation saga.

December 28, 2011
Review: Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal 's music has nothing new to offer
The music director tries to come up with something different but lands up into familiar territory.

December 27, 2011
Review: Nothing new about the music in Nanban
Music director Harris Jeyaraj takes a safe route as he offers nothing new in the album.

Review: Vellaripravinte Changathi is unimpressive
Dileep, Kavya Madhavan and Manoj K. Jayan in the lead, try to fit in too much, leaving viewers confused.

December 23, 2011
Review: Rajapattai is bland
This Rajapattai doesn't offer much to entice the public.

December 21, 2011
Review: Rajanna is brilliant
Nagarjuna should be congratulated for acting in and producing this film.

December 19, 2011
Review: Watch Oru Marubhoomikkatha only for Mohanlal
The film feels like a replay of the 'Best of Priyadarshan' from his earlier film.

Review: Mounaguru is a must watch
Directed by debutant director Shantakumar, the movie starts off as a cliche but the climax comes with an unexpected twist.

December 16, 2011
Review: Mambattiyaan is plain lame
Director Thiagarajan's re-worked Mambattiyaan, starring Prashanth, is lacklustre.

Review: Venicile Vyapari is an oridinary fare
Mammootty's film is pretty ordinary. Even the presence of Kavya Madhavan seems to be wasted here.

Review: Nothing new about Rajapattai 's music
The music carries a heavy 1980's flavour but doesn't really impress.

December 09, 2011
Review: Pawan Kalyan's Panjaa lacks power
Pawan Kalyan is let down by a weak script. His presence doesn't do much for the film.

Review: Shyloo is an intense love story
The film is a touching tale of two childhood friends played by Ganesh and Bhaama.

Review: Vishnuvardhana is entertaining
If it's just some entertainment you're looking for, this film is a must-watch for you.

December 08, 2011
Review: Osthe lacks the magic that made Dabangg work
The Tamil film takes itself too seriously.

December 05, 2011
Review: Innanu Aa Kalayanam is a waste of time
Directed by the veteran Rajasenan, Innanu Aa Kalayanam features a bunch of youngsters, but signals the lowest point in his career.

Review: Beautiful is a milestone in Malayalam cinema
Beautiful is a near perfect film and can be considered a significant milestone in Malayalam cinema.

Review: Watch Priyudu for its lead pair
The film is a predictable love story with unnecessary complications.

December 01, 2011
Review: Poraali is worth a watch
Despite a few sagging moments, Poraali works because of its one-liners humour and message.

Review: Bezawada is let down by its script
With a cliched storyline and average production values, this revenge drama directed by debutante Vivek Krishna is below par.

November 28, 2011
Review: Swapna Sanchari is preachy
The film tells the story of a man dreaming beyond his reach. But it's way too preachy.

Review: Naayika is a no-show
The film ends up being a cross between a spoof and a mimicry show.

November 25, 2011
Review: Jarasandha is disappointing
The film is about a body builder who intends to rule the underworld. What could have been the action film of the year, leaves one cold.

Review: Solo is a one time watch
The second half of the film turns into a tearjerker.

November 18, 2011
Review: Vithagan is silly
Watch only if you have nothing to do on a rainy afternoon

November 17, 2011
Review: Sri Ramarajyam is a visual treat
Telugu film Sri Ramarajyam works on many accounts.

November 11, 2011
Review: It's My Love Story is boring
The film has an unexciting story and a fairly new cast who can't rise above it.

November 04, 2011
Review: Watch Maduve Mane for Golden Star Ganesh
Maduve Mane would have made for an ideal family entertainer if the concept had been more novel.

Review: Mogudu is a let down
Even the gorgeous Taapsee Pannu cannot help this film.

November 03, 2011
Review: Nuvvila is a youthful film
The film is entertaining but the script has loopholes.

October 28, 2011
Review: Kaanchaana is a silly attempt
This is a silly attempt at a heist film.

October 26, 2011
Review: 7am Arivu is worth a watch
We list the positives and negatives of the film.

October 24, 2011
Review: Osthe is mildly appealing
The film is the Tamil remake of Salman Khan's superhit Dabangg.

October 17, 2011
Review: Veeraputhran could have been better
The film is not as good as drector P T Kunhi Mohammed's previous works.

October 14, 2011
Review: Pilla Zamindar is Nani's show all the way
The Telugu film is quite entertaining.

Music review: Aravaan is worth a listen
The music scored by Karthik, has its interesting moments, but its lyricists score better.

October 07, 2011
Review: Oosaravelli is a routine revenge drama
NTR Jr plays a restrained role and Tamannaah turns in a fine performance.

Review: Indian Rupee is entertaining
The narrative has a humorous streak throughout.

Review: Paramathma disappoints
The vivaciousness created in the initial few minutes of the film is lost. Characters come and go but make no impact.

October 03, 2011
Review: Makara Manju is intricate
Lenin Rajendran's Makara Manju is watchable but you have to brush up your knowledge of mythology and history to fully appreciate it.

Snehaveedu is a pleasant experience
Sathyan Anthikad mixes his recent successful films to make Snehaveedu

Review: Madatha Kaja is average
Allari Naresh, tries to salvage the film, but has to battle a poor script and dialogues.

Review: Sameera stands out in Vedi
The movie is just another run-of-the-mill entertainer.

September 30, 2011
Review: Muran is heavily inspired
The movie is a unashamed re-worked version of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers in a Train.

Review: Sarathy will make Darshan fans happy
The movie is a good revenge drama.

Review: Vaagai Sooda Vaa is outdated
Despite the interesting milieu, the movie loses out on the most basic requirement -- the story.

September 26, 2011
Review: Manasology can be avoided
Performances give nothing to rave about. While Amoolya dominates each scene, she doesn't make much of an impression.

Review: Maryade Ramanna relies on Komal's comedy
Comedy king Komal is back as a full-fledged hero in Maryade Ramanna.

September 23, 2011
Review: Dookudu is Mahesh Babu's show all the way
Watch the film if you're his fan.

Review: 7aum Arivu music invokes a sense of deja vu
The album has nothing new to offer.

September 22, 2011
Review: Mayakkam Enna songs are entertaining
The films offers some refreshing songs to hear.

September 19, 2011
Review: Go for Engeyum Eppodhum
Directed by M Saravanan, this film is a slice of life.

September 16, 2011
Review: Vandhaan Vendraan disappoints
The screenplay of the film falls apart spectacularly.

September 12, 2011
Review: Lifeu Ishtene! is refreshing
A humourous take of a man who tends to fall in love with every girl he meets.

Review: Nothing new about Dr Love
Directed by debutant K Biju with Kunchacko Boban in the lead is a typical campus film

September 09, 2011
Review: Sevenes meets expectations
It takes a while to connect the dots in this youth-centric film.

September 05, 2011
Velayudham music is for Vijay fans only
The album has some promising numbers but has nothing new to offer.

September 01, 2011
Review: Pranayam lacks depth
The film has to depend on its protagonists to work and is much below expectations from a director of Blessy's calibre.

August 31, 2011
Review: Mankatha works only because of Ajith
Directed by Venkat Prabhu Mankatha has a meandering screenplay. Only Ajith is its saving grace.

Review: Tejabhai and Family is silly
Prithviraj's gift to his fans this festive season is disappointing.

August 29, 2011
Review: Stay away from Money Money More Money
J D Chekravarthy's remake of his own Bollywood film Darwaza Bandh Rakho is just not worth a watch.

August 26, 2011
Review: Yuvan Yuvathi is disappointing
The movie supposedly a feel-good romance, is quite oridnary.

Review: Daggaraga Dooranga is worth a watch
A romantic thriller with a terrorism backdrop which unfolds an unusual love story

August 19, 2011
Review: Mugguru does not impress
Mugguru is just a time-pass film with the same formula and nothing new to offer.

Review: Jogayya fails to live up to expectation
The film lacks the punch that its predecessor had.

August 12, 2011
Review: Rowthiram is a mindless masala
Rowthiram, starring Jiiva is just another mindless action masala, with slick production values.

Review: Watch Kandireega for Ram
Ram makes Kandireega entertaining with his lively performance.

August 11, 2011
Review: Dhada lacks punch
The film is a one-time-watch.

Review: Mankatha music is average
Mankatha's music hits the right note at times, and retreats to safe romantic templates at others.

August 08, 2011
Review: Veettilekkula Vazhi is impressive
The movie gives some hope that Malayalam cinema is on the path of revival.

August 05, 2011
Review: Potta Potti has a Lagaan flavour
The film has a healthy dose of humour.

August 01, 2011
Review: Orma Mathram is too negative
The film shows how a nuclear family might face situations in times of grave crisis. But there is too much negativity.

July 29, 2011
Review: Veppam could have been enjoyable
The movie aims to be realistic, but is pulled down by lack of logic and a meandering screenplay.

July 25, 2011
Review: Bangkok Summer leaves one cold
The movie tries to weave a story around the underbelly of Bangkok but ends up falling flat on its face.

July 22, 2011
Review: Yograj But! is full of existential angst
Dayal Padmanabhan has claimed that this is the best film he has done, but viewers might think that is not saying much.

July 18, 2011
Review: Manushya Mrugam is juvenile
Manushya Mrugam, is dominated by Babu Raj but is an average film with plenty of lecherous characters.

Review: Key is certainly different
Jagapathi Babu plays an impactful cameo in this film which has a bunch of newcomers mostly.

Review: Collector sticks to the tried and tested formula
The movie is a typical one man taking on the corrupt system role with nothing original to speak of.

Review: Chappa Kurishu has it moments
Samir Thahir's directorial debut with Vineeth Sreenivasan and Fahadh Faasil in the lead leaves us with a feeling that it could have been better.

Review: Watch Deiva Thirumagal for Vikram
It's a liberal, Tamil re-working of I am Sam.

July 15, 2011
Krishnan Marriage Story fizzles out
Ajai Rao fails to show the energy and vivaciousness required of his character

Review: Kanchana is torture to watch
You can happily give Kanchana a miss and save yourself some hours of torture.

Mani is too loud in The Film Star
On the whole, The Film Star may have noble intentions but ends up being loud and coarse.

July 11, 2011
Review: Good sprinkling of Salt N' Pepper
Dealing with a middle-aged romance and starring Lal and Shwetha Menon, Salt N' Pepper leaves the viewer satiated.

July 08, 2011
Review: Celina's skin show ups the ante for Shrimati
The Kannada movie drags in the first half but picks up pace after the interval.

Review: Venghai is tedious
An overdose of death and destruction mars Tamil film Venghai.

July 04, 2011
Review: 3 Kings fails
The actors are in fine form but they do not have anything solid to work with.

Review: Brammi Gadi Katha is good for a few laughs
It's a film within a film with some funny scenes.

Review: Sibi Malayil disappoints with Violin
Director Sibi Malayil's has given far better film than Violin.

July 01, 2011
Review: Virodhi is a hard-hitting film
Virodhi is a contemporary, meaningful tale that needs encouragement from viewers.

Review: Jolly Boy is not a jolly film
The dialogue is often cringe-making.

Review: 9 To 12 is disappointing
The suspense drama could have been better.

Review: Bombay March 12 is hard-hitting
Bombay March 12 is a promising debut for scriptwriter Babu Janardhanan as a director.

June 27, 2011
Review: Kana Kompathu should never have been made
The much hyped film is just unbearable.

Review: Kirataka is a breezy entertainer
The movie has its highpoints but it stretches a bit too much.

June 24, 2011
Review: Aadaminte Makan Abu is simple and beautiful
The movie deserves every accolade that has come its way.

Dhan Dhana Dhan fails to tickle the funny bone
Director Ramanath Rigvedi, who had a winner in Budhhivanta, falls flat this time.

Review: Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela is shallow
Director Premraj could have induced new elements in the film.

June 20, 2011
Review: Uppukandam Brothers offers nothing new
Why did Srikanth choose such a B-grade film as Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action to make his debut in Malayalam films?

June 17, 2011
Review: I Am Sorry... attempts to be different
The film makes a strong case for itself with an unusual plot and interesting visuals.

Review: Rathinirvedam is a cheap imitation
The film may still pull in crowd because of publicity.

June 13, 2011
Review: Shankaranum Mohananum looks jaded
T V Chandran tries unsuccessfully to make a funny ghost story.

Review: Vaadamalli is an inane campus love story
Stay away from this Malayalam film.

June 10, 2011
Review: Aaranya Kaandam bypasses gangster cliches
The film is entertaining even if the pace dips and rises at places.

Review: Badrinath doesn't impress
Allu Arjun's action and Tamannaah's skin show cannot save the film.

June 03, 2011
Review: Johnny Mera Naam... falls short
But actors Vijay and Ramya do a neat job.

Review: Rajadhani disappoints
The film leaves you asking for more.

May 30, 2011
Review: The Train is just a star vehicle
Director Jayaraj swings between telling a touching tale and pushing a typical star vehicle.

Review: Ethan has its moments
The screenplay is brisk in the first half but loses pace later on.

May 27, 2011
Review: Nothing new in Dussasa
Posani Krishna Murali's Dussasana portrays politics as it is with nothing new to offe.

Review: Sabaash Sariyaana Potti is tedious
It's a yawn-fest that tries to piggyback on Jayaram's reputation.

May 23, 2011
Review: Janapriyan is disappointing
Janapriyan is a social drama peppered with humour but it is not as endearingly as it had promised to be.

May 20, 2011
Review: Kanden is disappointing
The film doesn't capitalise on its strengths.

Review: Puttakan Highway is thought-provoking
The film presents the flip side of development.

Review: Veera is a tedious watch
Even Ravi Teja cannot save this masala movie.

May 16, 2011
Review: Yogi disappoints with Devdas
The film is a shoddy attempt backed by a hackneyed plot.

Review: Maharaja Talkies is not worth the time
Even leading lady Urvashi fails to save the film.

May 13, 2011
Review: Seema Tapakai is a time-pass film
The audience can happily shut themselves away from their real-life hassles and have a roller-coaster ride of emotions and laughter watching

Review: Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai is brilliant
For its unconventional story-line, protagonists and plot-points, Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai is a must-watch.

Review: Narthagi is a courageous attempt
Narthagi attempts to break new ground and address the pain of a community that has suffered for ages.

Review: Kool is not a cool love story
Kool promised to come as a summer respite but instead adds to the heat.

May 12, 2011
Review: Avan Ivan 's music is impressive
Yuvan Shankar Raja moves out of his comfort zone with this one.

May 09, 2011
Seniors is a cheap comedy
Seniors may turn out to be a commercial success as its humour tickles the baser instinct of the audience.

May 06, 2011
Review: Engeyum Kaadhal delivers little
Watch the film only if you're in the mood for arm-chair travel to Paris and foot-tapping music.

Review: Hudugaru remains faithful to the original
The film deals with love, marriage, divorce and is laced with heroism and humour.

May 02, 2011
Review: Melvilasom surpasses expectations
The Malayalam film is shot in a single room, covering a court martial in progress.

April 29, 2011
Review: 180 's music is interesting
Sharreth seems to be a music composer who doesn't play by the rules.

Review: Mohabbath is disappointing
The Malayalam film does not deserve to be called a Meera Jasmine film.

April 25, 2011
Review: City of God is a good watch
Indrajith hogs the limelight in this Malayalam venture.

April 22, 2011
Review: Murli Meets Meera is another love story
Romantic film lovers may consider giving the film a try.

Review: Ko is a spicy ride
Ko is a spicy political thriller that engages you. Go for it.

April 20, 2011
Review: Deiva Thirumagan music is touching
Mohan Natarajan's Deiva Thirumagan, with music composed by G V Prakash, has touching melodies.

April 15, 2011
Review: Dandam Dashagunam is no match to original
Unlike the original Kaakha Kaakha, this Kannada version fails to impress.

Review: Doubles is like a tacky TV serial
We've seen Mammootty's latest film many times before in Malayalam cinema.

Review: Vaanam music has mixed appeal
For those who hoped for melodious numbers, this one might prove a dampener.

April 14, 2011
Review: Teenmaar is Pawan Kalyan's show
The Telugu remake of Love Aaj Kal has been adapted to suit the Telugu palate.

April 11, 2011
Review: Nothing historical about Ponnar Shankar
Ponnar Shankar is a remarkably dull Tamil movie.

April 08, 2011
Review: Ananth Nag shines in Matondu Maduvena!
Matondu Maduvena! would have been more interesting if it was backed by a power-packed story.

Review: Mappillai is a bad copy of the original
Maapillai, starring Dhanush is just a potpourri of mass elements and a re-work of the 1989 Rajni hit.

April 05, 2011
Review: Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai has charming music
But Ilaiyaraja's tune pretty much stick rural formula fare.

April 04, 2011
Prince is disappointing
Prince is a tailor-made revenge drama for Darshan fans. The film is packed with action sequences, but has nothing new to offer in terms of the content.

April 01, 2011
Review: Shakti is a wasted effort
Even NTR cannot save the film.

Review: Sanju Weds Geetha

Review: Watch Urumi for the effort
Santosh Sivan's directorial film is visually enticing.

March 28, 2011
Review: Kullanari Koottam is a feel-good love story
Kullanari Koottam, starring Vishnu might lack logic but it does a reasonably good job at romance.

March 25, 2011
Review: Nee Illade is pure torture
Dialogues are old fashioned and the climax is nothing great either.

Review: Sattappadi Kutram is juvenile
The biggest drawback of this film is the age-old story, complete lack of logic and flawed screenplay.

Review: Chattam is yet another cop story
Even though it sends out a strong signal for legal reforms, Chattam suffers from a weak script and poor direction

Review: August 15 is silly
The Mammootty-starrer is a hero-worshipping political film.

March 21, 2011
Raaj is insipid
Raaj is a stereotypical and boring love triangle

March 18, 2011
Reivew: Christian Brothers is entertaining
The film is a typical multi-starrer that is made with an eye at the box office with not much depth in the subject.

Ram Gopal Varma disappoints with Dongala Muta
Dongala Muta fails because of bad script.

March 04, 2011
Review: Singam Puli works, most of the time
This cat-and-mouse game does work, most of the time. Fewer songs and a taut climax would have made for a more exciting watch.

March 03, 2011
Review: Aha Naa Pellanta is for the masses
Director Virabhadram's debut outing is an average fare.

February 28, 2011
Review: Nadakame Ulakam is a tacky film
Nadakame Ulakam just adds up to the list forgotten films, as soon as the film posters get off the wall.

Review: Kudirithe Kappu Coffee is refreshing
This love story is yet another addition to the umpteen ones seen on screen but its good treatment has made it a nice watch.

February 25, 2011
Review: Seedan is no match to the original
A lot less histrionics and a more realistic screenplay, and this movie might have scored. As it is, Seedan doesn't live up to expectations

Review: Gun is run-of-the-mill
Gun is a mix and match of action and sentiments, but both fail to make an impact.

Review: Nothing new about Prema Kavali
Prema Kavali is packaged with all elements by director K Vijayabhaskar to mark the debut of Aadi, the son of actor and dubbing artiste Sai Kumar. Aadi makes a decent debut with Isha Chawla. Good camera work by Chota K Naidu is the highlight.

February 22, 2011
Review: Avoid Living Together
Living Together is just a 'cut and paste' of Fazil's earlier work.

February 21, 2011
Review: LBW is worth a watch
Director Praveen Sattaru has made an honest attempt to depict the life of two couples in this well-presented, technically good debut film.

Review: Nothing new about Payyans
Payyans does not present anything extraordinary or radical and ends up being an average film.

Review: Aadu Puli is a letdown
Aadu Puli is yet another masala flick that's not spicy enough.

February 18, 2011
Review: Nadunisi Naigal lacks thrills
Gautam Vasudev Menon's This Tamil movie is supposed to be a psychological thriller, but is complete devoid of any thrills.

KSD Appalraju review: RGV fails to impress
Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu film Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalraju (KSD Appalraju) comes after a gap of many years. However, this much touted and publicised film of his doesn't live up to the hype.

Review: Veera Bahu disappoints
Veera Bahu could have been an out of the box flick given the coming together of powerhouses like Mahender and Vijay. Sadly, though it disappoints.

February 14, 2011
Review: False start for this Race
This heavily inspired film is full of cliches and boring performances.

Thambikkottai : A formula film that doesn't work
R K Films' Thambikkottai is a throwback to the masala flicks genre, with a few interesting moments.

Review: Nothing new about Vasthaadu Naa Raju
Vasthaadu Naa Raju sees Vishnu in a new avatar and Taapsee in a glam role. But the film offers the usual commercial fare with nothing new in the plot.

February 11, 2011
Review: Kote is full of action
Tough cops and their fight against social evils has been dealt before but the film is definitely a better outcome than Nannavanu.

Review: Nagarjuna's Payanam works!
Payanam does have minor problems in pacing, but the drama carries you through, right to a nail-biting finish. A must-watch.

Review: Gaganam is a must-watch
Don't miss this edge-of-the-seat thriller about a plane hijacking.

Review: Makeup Man is passable
Don't expect too much from this Malayalam film and you might just enjoy it.

February 07, 2011
Review: Thoonga Nagaram has its moments
Thoonga Nagaram is essentially made along the same format of Madurai movies, but does have its moments.

February 04, 2011
Khadama review: As real as it gets
Khadama realistically shows the sufferings of lower class labourers in the Gulf.

Review: Yuddham Sei is gripping
Yuddham Sei may have its flaws, but Mysskin's neat touches of situational humour, clever twists in the first half and convincing characters make this a neat film, if not a classic.

Review: Kalgejje could have been better

Review : Kal Manja is a laugh riot
For two and a half hours of pure comedy, watch Kal Manja.

Jai Bolo Telangana is uni-dimensional
Jai Bolo Telangana may attract only the supporters of the cause to the theatres.

February 02, 2011
Ilaiyaraja's average fare in Ayyan
Ayyan strives to be the quintessential Ilaiyaraja collection, although in a rather diluted fashion.

January 31, 2011
Review: Arjunan Saakshi is a good watch
The much awaited second film of director Ranjith Sankar shows that he has the staying power.

Review: Ithu Nammude Katha works
On the surface this film looks like a frame to frame copy of Nadodigal. But it still works though it is difficult to pinpoint the reason why.

January 28, 2011
Review: Pathinaru is average
The Tamil movie starts off well, but doesn't quite capitalise on its strengths.

January 27, 2011
Wanted is predictable
This Telugu action potboiler has nothing new to offer.

January 25, 2011
Nothing original about Ko 's music
Aside from the sweetly melodious Ennamo Edho, the other numbers are all mish-mashed versions of Harris Jeyaraj's earlier hits.

Kudumbasree Travels fails to impress
There's nothing new about this Malayalam movie except Jayaram's look.

January 24, 2011
The Metro is utterly disappointing
The Malayalam movie fails to live up to its promising premise.

January 21, 2011
Ala Modalaindi is entertaining
Debutante director Nandini Reddy scripts and directs an entertaining Ala Modalindi. Nani and Nithya Menen (who makes her debut) are natural and share a great chemistry.

Kanteerava is full of action
Vijay returns doing what he does best.

January 17, 2011
Ilaingnan is a damp squib
Ilaingnan is a wasted effort, in spectacular fashion.

Avoid Note Out
Kutty Naduvil's Malayalam film is a kind of a film that would make you squirm in your seat.

Golconda High School is brilliant
Kudos to Ram Mohan and Mohan Krishna Indraganti for coming up with such a fine piece of cinema.

January 15, 2011
Vijay of yore is back as Kaavalan
Ekaveera Creations' Kavalan, starring Vijay and Asin, and directed by Siddique, brings back the romantic Vijay of old, even if the story has nothing new to offer.

January 14, 2011
Aadukalam is impressive
Aadukalam is Dhanush's best works to date.

Siruthai is Karthi's show all the way
Siruthai feels like a homage to the good old spicy thrillers of at least a decade ago.

Darshan is the Boss !

Anaganaga O Dheerudu : A visual extravaganza
Watch it for the breathtaking CGI tale that cuts across time and space.

January 13, 2011
Ravi Teja shines in Mirapakai
The Telugu film is watchable because of the actor's antics.

Paramveera Chakra is insipid
Paramveera Chakra has nothing much to offer except torture.

January 11, 2011
Veppam 's album is no great shakes
Listening to the Tamil album as a whole, you'll have to admit that while the songs aren't terrible, they never do rise to any sort of musical brilliance.

January 10, 2011
Traffic : Not to be missed
Overall, Traffic is a slickly made urban film that is pleasantly surprising.

January 03, 2011
Siruthai has a boatload of masala numbers
Siruthai's music is not terrible, but not original either.

December 31, 2010
Not Wah re wah at all!
The film is a poor copy of What Women Want.

December 27, 2010
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu works
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu brings Dileep back to the territory that has endeared him to his viewers.

Tournament is a crass comedy
Director Lal's film is a huge disappointment.

December 24, 2010
Mylari is a good entertainer
This is definitely both Chandru's and Shivanna's 'sure shot' at erasing their past mistakes.

Ragada is paisa vasool
The film belongs to Nagarjuna.

December 23, 2010
Kamal Haasan delivers with Manmadhan Ambu
Manmadhan Ambu is Kamal Hassan's film all the way!

December 21, 2010
Romantic numbers abound in Kaavalan

December 17, 2010
Easan is worth a watch but...
If the director had shored up the second half just as much he's worked on the first, Eesan would have been a brilliant effort all over.

Nayaka : Not good enough
Nayaka would have been a good effort if supported by a strong script and characters.

Huli is all action and dialogues
Huli is an average mass movie with messages that we have heard time and again.

Big B, Mohanlal shine in Kandahar
A better script would have perhaps made the reutrn of Major Mahadevan more appealing.

December 16, 2010
Nagavalli is fascinating
Nagavalli, the remake of the Kannada film Aptarakshaka is eminently watchable on account of its very good screenplay, fine performances and direction besides sound technical values.

December 15, 2010
Eesan 's music is just average
Eesan seems to have the usual collection of kuthu, romantic and energising songs, but there's nothing that scales the heights of musical brilliance.

December 13, 2010
Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, a must-watch
Great performances, thought provoking storyline and a different narrative make Kanasemba Kudureyaneri a must watch.

Na Rani Nee Maharani , a bad remake
Na Rani Nee Maharani is a bad remake of Rani Maharani.

Captain's outing with Virudhagiri
Virudhagiri serves the purpose to be a political vehicle for Vijaykanth.

December 10, 2010
Siddhu +2 falls flat

Katti Kanta Rao is entertaining
Katti Kantha Rao is a typical Naresh film, set against a family backdrop that tickles the funny bone.

Best Actor is watchable
First time director, Martin Prakatt gives us a heart warming film that feels real even when it has a fable like premise.

December 06, 2010
Alasyam Amrutham is interesting
The story which is limited to one location and a deadline keeps you hooked to the screen.

Sahasram lacks thrills
There's not much going for this Malayalam movie.

December 03, 2010
Upendra is super!

Suriya shines in Ratha Charithram 2
Ratha Sarithram has a lot of things going for it, including charismatic actors and dramatic possibilities. But it doesn't capitalise on those strengths.

Chikku Bukku is tedious
This Tamil movies makes no sense whatsoever.

November 29, 2010
Kanimozhi doesn't make sense
This Tamil movie starring Jai and Shahzahn Padamsee could have been good, if it actually had a story.

Karma is for a niche audience
Karma has a new theme and concept as far as Telugu cinema is concerned but doen't offer much entertainment. What it does offer is a slice of Hindu mythology.

Swantham Bharya Zindabad is insipid
Lines get crossed in this Malayalam movie.

Oru Small Family has no impact
The Malayalam movie takes on the scourge of alcoholism but fails to make any impact.

November 26, 2010
Nandhalala is brilliant
It takes a great deal of gumption to avoid commercial overtones, inject the right dose of humour, angst and poignancy, enough to draw you right into the film, but Nandhalala definitely accomplishes that.

Bisile disappoints
Script lets the movie down.

Orange : An overdose of love
Bhaskar's latest Telugu offering is disappointing and confusing.

Manmadhan Ambu hits all the right notes
Devi Sri Prasad has a reputation for sticking with his regulation format of tunes and here too, you can see it pop up at certain places but there's also a departure from the usual, mostly an influence of Kamal Haasan in both lyrics and music.

November 22, 2010
Kanyakumari Express , a failed mission

November 19, 2010
Chiru is for die-hard romantics
Watch Chiru if you have nothing else planned for the weekend.

Sundar C's different avatar in Nagaram
Nagaram is worth a watch, just to see Sundar C in a different avatar.

November 18, 2010
Best of Luck : A flash of Priyadarshan
There confusion galore in this Malayalam movie.

The Thriller lacks thrills
Prithviraj shines. Other than that, there's nothing much to write home about.

November 16, 2010
Engeyum Kaadhal music has its moments
Engeyum Kaadhal might sound, at times, like it's a mishmash of Harris Jeyaraj's previous works, but it does have its melodious moments, and those make the album worth a listen.

November 15, 2010
Eno Onthara : Too faithful to the original
Eno Onthara, starring Ganesh and Priyamani, is outdated; Mussanje Mahesh remains a bit too faithful to the original. Priyamani is the saving grace.

Holidays is atrocious
The supposedly suspense thriller is anything but entertaining.

Eemaindi Ee Vela is shady
Eemaindi ee Vela looks at the fragility of relationships and marriage but in a seedy way. The lopsided treatment, moralistic stances and unpleasant content is tedious to watch.

November 12, 2010
Nothing new in Huduga Hudugi
The 'ugly truth' about Huduga Hudugi is that it is a collage of several mushy movies.

Kalyaram Kathi follows the beaten path
The Telugu is just another regular commercial film with the typical ingredients.

November 08, 2010
Vallakkottai is both funny and boring
In the mood for a spoof on super-heroes? Then watch this.

November 05, 2010
Nothing original about Karyasthan
Dileep's hundredth appearance as an actor on the big screen directed by newcomer Thomson and scripted by his trusted team of UdayKrishna and Sibi K Thomas fails to entice the viewer and leaves a feeling that he deserved better.

Va Quarter Cutting could have been funnier
Va Quarter Cutting is brilliant in parts

Uthamaputhiran is illogical
Uthamaputhiran is fluffy, frothy, impossibly light and has no business with logic or reason.

Collector Gaari Bhaarya - old wine in old bottle
Collector Gaari Bhaarya has a good theme but loses out on account of typical treatment.

November 04, 2010
Mynaa : A breath of fresh air
Red Giant Movies' and AGS Entertainment's romantic tale is shot with realism. Despite similarities to other rural stories, this Tamil movie works on its own.

November 01, 2010
Yaksha : A revenge gone wrong
Yaksha, which marks Nana Patekar's Kannada debut, is avoidable. It is a revenge drama gone wrong.

Veera Parampare has great performances
Veera Parampare has nothing extraordinary or new to offer, but Ambareesh and Sudeep fans won't be disappointed.

Gaana Bajana falls short
What could have been a good family entertainer falls short of striking a chord.

October 29, 2010
Baava is pedestrian
There's nothing new about this Telugu film.

Four Friends is unreal
The basic thread of the Malayalam film is taken from the Hollywood film The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. But the comparison ends there.

October 25, 2010
Cocktail is an inspired copy
Cocktail, inspired by Pierce Brosnan starrer Butterfly on a Wheel, stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon and Samvrutha Sunil and is a decently made thriller by debutant director Arun Kumar.

October 22, 2010
Rakta Charitra is not for the faint-hearted
This Telugu version of Ram Gopal Varma's trilingual is full of blood and gore.

October 20, 2010
Uthamaputhiran 's music lacks originality
The biggest drawback of Uthamaputhiran is that there's very little originality in the songs.

October 18, 2010
Anwar impresses
Good performances and a tight script make this a mut watch movie.

October 15, 2010
Nothing new about Kiccha Huccha
Watch this one if you must for the lead pair and only if you haven't seen the original Chithiram Pesudadi.

Jackie is an out and out Puneet film
Jackie caters both to the class and the mass. It has a fair share of both sentiments and action and even comes with a message on human trafficking.

October 14, 2010
Brindavanam is predictable
Director Vamsi Paidipally's Telugu film starring NTR Jr, Kajal Agarwal and Samantha is very predictable.

October 11, 2010
Chekavar disappoints
Chekavar, written and directed by newcomer Sajeevan is an effort to project Indrajith as a typical action hero. Watch it only if you hero worship Indrajith.

Oridathoru Postman : Too complicated
Oridathuoru Postmam, directed by Shaji Azeez with Kunchako Boban in the lead and Innocent in the title role, is yet another film on the father-son relationship. Wish it had kept things simple.

October 07, 2010
Mahesh Khaleja : Mahesh Babu's show all the way
Trivikram scripts a different character for Mahesh Babu, infusing a godly image which the actor does a good job of in the Telugu film.

October 01, 2010
Shankar, Rajnikanth make Endhiran work
Shankar strikes the balance between science fiction and masala quotient in the Rajnikanth-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer.

September 20, 2010
Bad screenplay kills Vande Mataram
The Tamil film has a good plot, but loses out on a logical screenplay.

September 17, 2010
Take your kids for Appu Pappu
The Kannada film speaks of the importance of family values and ties on one hand, and animal welfare and protection on the other.

September 13, 2010
Elsamma Enna Aankutty leaves a mark
Though the Malayalam film cannot be termed as Lal Jose's best work, yet it carries his stamp nonetheless.

Va Quarter Cutting music is worth a listen
With G V Prakash Kumar setting the tunes, here's what the collection sounds like.

September 10, 2010
Pranchiyettan and the Saint is impressive
Director Ranjith gives his best in Pranchiyettan and the Saint.

Shikkar : Not exactly a mass-entertainer
make Shikkar is a mass-entertainer plus an artistic merit film, but fails to impress.

Drohi : Stuck in the shadow of Mani Ratnam
Drohi inspired by Mani Ratnam's films

Boss (A) Baskaran is high on comedy

Jotegaara is a predictable love story
Jotegaara fails to impress.

Komaram Puri is high on style, low on content
Komaram Puli is stylish, technically sound but has a run-of-the-mill story.

September 06, 2010
Kari Chirate fails to impress
Kari Chirate is nothing out of the box. Rangayana Raghu keeps the crowd going, though.

Sindhu Samaveli goes for the jugular
Sindhu Samaveli presents a real issue with chilling intensity. Worth a watch.

Thakita Thakita is refreshing
Thakita Thakita is refreshing with its new faces, good music and good production values, but could've been better with better writing.

September 03, 2010
Bale Pandiya could have been better
The Tamil movie has its funny moments but fails to sustain its momentum.

Pancharangi is a good family entertainer
The Kannada movie tackles issues like education, love, profession, marriage and family in a fun and non-preachy way.

Gaayam 2 is quite neat
The Telugu sequel to Gaamyam is watchable.

September 01, 2010
Yuvan not at his best in Boss (E) Baskaran
Here's what the Tamil album has to offer.

August 27, 2010
Moscowin Kaveri is beautiful nonsense
This Tamil film is beautifully shot but has no substance or meaning.

This Preeti Hangama is best avoided
There's nothing in this weak Kannada story to hold our attention.

August 24, 2010
Yakshiyum Njanum is substandard
Yakshiyum Njanum, director Vinayan's rebellion against mainstream is substandard fare to say the least. The newcomers Gautham and Meghana deserved better.

August 23, 2010
Aathmakatha is worth a watch
Though this Malayalam film tends to be melodramatic at times, it is credible in the final analysis.

Pattinte Palazhy could have been better!
The Malayalam movie has a lot of promise but fizzles out in the end.

Inidhu Inidhu is worth a watch!
This Tamil remake of Telugu's Happy Days is a sugary sweet film full of romance and friendship.

August 20, 2010
Shourya is for Darshan fans
The Telugu film is full of action with a dash of brother-sister sentiments.

Naan Mahaan Alla is almost perfect
The Tamil film starring Karthi, is an adrenaline rush from start to finish. It has its faults, but manages to work.

Happy Happy ga runs out of steam
There's nothing new about this Telugu love story except for the offbeat ending.

August 16, 2010
Plus Two is entertaining
There's hardly anything to complain about this Malayalam film.

August 13, 2010
Deadly 2 glorifies violence
Go for this Kannada movie only if you're action movie buff.

Vamsam suffers from overkill
The Tamil movie is an intriguing clash of clans, but suffers from overkill.

Kadhal Solla Vandhen fails to impress
The Tamil film which is a romantic story laced with humour, fails to live up to expectations.

August 12, 2010
Inidhu Inidhu 's music is peppy
Overall, the album sounds happy, peppy and enthusiastic except that it overdoes it at some points.

August 06, 2010
Tamil's Kites could have been better
Sathyajyothi Films' Tamil film doesn't quite live up to the expectations.

Don Seenu is Ravi Teja's show all the way
Don Seenu is an out and out commercial potboiler which provides mindless entertainment.

August 03, 2010
Raama Raavanan fails to deliver
The Malayalam movie fails to deliver despite an interesting plot.

August 02, 2010
Avoid Advocate Lakshmanan Ladies Only
Advocate Lakshmanan Ladies Only -- starring Mukesh, Jagdheesh and Mallika Kapoor -- is crass and tacky.

Endhiran , a perfect superstar album
The maestro has put together intriguing numbers for the Tamil film, Endhiran (Robot).

July 30, 2010
Penn Pattanam could have been better
For all its novelty of having four female leads, the Malayalam movie leaves much to be desired.

July 28, 2010
Naan Mahaan Alla 's music is worth a listen
Here's what Yuvan Shankar Raja has to offer in his latest Tamil offering.

July 23, 2010
Thillalangadi is a ridiculous pot-boiler
Don't expect logic or rationale from this Tamil movie.

Kutty Srank is Mammootty's show all the way
The film rests on the Malayalam actor's able shoulders.

July 15, 2010
Thillalangadi music is run of the mill
Thillalangadi goes through its fair share of ups and downs and differing musical treatment, due to the fact that it features work by two composers.

July 12, 2010
Anandhapurathu Veedu does not scare
The film is perfect for children with its mild twists, simple CGI (that looks straight out of a serial) and feel-good ending.

Oru Naal Varum lacks magic
Oru Naal Varum may be a well intended social satire but it ends up as a conundrum.

Nallavan has nothing new to offer
There was much riding for Jayasurya on Nallavan. But except for the different getups, it does not have anything new to offer.

July 09, 2010
Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu is gripping
Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu, is eminently watchable. It's a gripping and touching tale.

July 02, 2010
Ambasamudram Ambani is worth a watch
This Tamil movie delivers a solid message.

July 01, 2010
Jhummandi Naadam is a pretty cliche
K Raghavendra churns out a film which is typically in his format -- a cliched story, numerous songs-dances and filled with too much colour.

June 25, 2010
This Milaga is not so hot!
The Tamil film is funny in parts but fails due to the technical department.

June 21, 2010
Punda is timepass
The Kannada film is about a guy who is obsessed with his bike and lady love.

June 18, 2010
Krishnan Love Story is worth watching
The Kannada movie is just about okay.

Raavanan is all style, little substance
The Tamil version of Raavan is a beautiful travel package that shows you the best of Mother Nature, and considerably less of human nature.

June 14, 2010
Thamassu is thought provoking
The Kannada movie shows how humanity cuts across religious barriers.

Watch Or Iravu , get spooked
Or Iravu, a scientific approach to ghosts, is worth a watch.

June 11, 2010
Panchakshari is archaic
The Telugu film is outdated in terms of theme at least in the urban context. It may appeal to the rural audience. It's like the social-devotional films which came in the 80s. Anushka stands out for her performance.

June 07, 2010
Irritating Ringtone
The Malayalam movie directed by newcomer Ajmal is outdated and tacky.

Aithalakadi disappoints
The Kannada film fails to live up to the hype it had generated.

June 04, 2010
Ravichandran shines in Hoo
The Kannada film is sure to appeal to Ravichandran's fans.

Vedam is outstanding
The Telugu film directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi is a trend setter.

June 03, 2010
Pen Singam falls flat
J Nandini Arts' Tamil film based on Kalaignar Karunanidhi's story, and starring Meera Jasmine, is no queen of the jungle.

Baana Kathadi is Yuvan's average album
It might not be scintillating, but it's worth a listen.

May 31, 2010
Kaadhalagi starts well, ends disastrously
The Tamil film flounders into nothing despite a decent start, because of a poor script and faltering performances.

Katrathu Kalavu is worth a watch
The story of this Tamil flick isn't new, but is told in a refreshing fashion with a cast that sets out to have fun and gives you a good ride in the process.

Avoid Nannavanu
The Kannada film fails to recreate the magic of some of the recent rebirth-oriented scripts like Magadheera.

May 27, 2010
Golimaar is a typical masala film
The Telugu film is a typical Puri Jagannadh film where the hangover of Pokkiri is still visible.

Bale Pandiya 's music is pleasant
Composer Devan Ekambaram has made a conscious effort to produce a different listening experience with this Tamil album.

May 25, 2010
Rahman's Tamizh Anthem is a pleasant experience
Ulaga Tamizh Semmozhi Maanadu, the official anthem of the World Classical Tamil Conference, scored by A R Rahman is a very pleasant musical experience.

May 24, 2010
Kola Kolaya Mundhirika will have you in spilts
The Tamil film with Crazy Mohan's dialogues, is a blast.

Stay away from Magane En Marumagane
This Tamil film starring Vivek is an endless tearjerker.

Nooru Janmaku is dull
The Kannada film starring Santosh and Aindrita, is a love story set in the backdrop of recession. Watch it only for the cinematography.

Some originality would have helped Kanagavel Kakka
The Tamil movie starring Karan, is a reasonably-paced drama, but predictable.

Mummy & Me is loud
Jeethu Joseph's Mummy & Me, starring Urvasi, Archana, Mukesh and Kunchako Boban, works in parts; it is too loud the rest of the time.

May 21, 2010
Manja Velu is a masala entertainer
The best thing about a Tamil movie like Manja Velu is that it doesn't take itself seriously, and doesn't expect you to either.

Shankar IPS is an out and out Vijay film
The Kannada film shows the police force in a good light as issues like acid attacks are tackled.

May 14, 2010
You've Got Mail as Preeti Inda Ramesh
The film does little to add a feather to Ramesh's cap.

Don't miss Nannu Nanna Kanasu
Prakash Raj's much awaited directorial Kannada debut is a must-watch family entertainer.

May 12, 2010
Rama Rama Krishna Krishna is an entertainer
Ram and Arjun shine in Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, a film with loads of action.

May 10, 2010
Alexander The Great is a bad copy of Rain Man
The Malayalam movie would have been good if not great had it stuck to the relationship between the siblings. Instead the filmmaker has made a typical masala movie.

Satyan Anthikad scores again!
The Malayalam film, Kadha Thudarunnu, is refreshing.

Pokkiriraja disappoints
Watch this Malayalam flick only if you're a fan of Mammootty and Prithviraj.

Stay away from Guru Sishyan
This Tamil movie is a tedious exercise in vulgarity.

Kutty Pisasu is strictly for kids
Go for this Tamil movie only if you have the mental capacities of a six-year-old.

May 07, 2010
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam is an interesting experience
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam is a homage to the Wild Wild West and works for the most part.

May 06, 2010
Go for it!
Though the Tamil version of Raavan's music album by A R Rahman doesn't scale the heights of brilliance, the maestro's expertise in instrumental arrangement, choice of vocals and Kaviperararu Vairamuthu's lyrics more than make up for it.

April 30, 2010
Ullasa Uthsaha is good time-pass
The Kannada remake of the Tamil original is worth a watch.

Leave your brains at home and enjoy Sura
The Vijay and Tamannah Tamil starrer is a masala entertainer.

Simha is for Balayya's fans
The Telugu film is filled with high-voltage action.

April 26, 2010
Bayam Ariyaan is amateurish
This Tamil movie could have been a watchable film if the director had come up with an engaging, logical screenplay, instead of just playing to the front-benchers.

April 23, 2010
Darling is entertaining
This Telugu movie is a paisa vasool affair for the entire family.

Rettaichuzi disappoints
It looks like the director couldn't quite decide which genre to adopt: comedy, romance or angst, and the confusion shows. Even more important, some originality would have helped. As it is, the Tamil movie doesn't live up to the hype.

Prithvi is a treat for Puneet fans
Jacob Verghese's film exposes the corrupt mining lobby in Karnataka.

April 21, 2010
Rettaichuzhi is worth a listen
Karthik Raja scores with this Tamil album.

April 19, 2010
Pulliman is a waste of time
There is no cohesiveness in the plot or any novelty in the proceedings of this Malayalam movie.

April 16, 2010
Prasthanam is too long
Watch this Telugu film if you like long films with a political backdrop.

T D Dasan Standard VI B is brilliant
Without doubt the Malayalam movie directed by newcomer Mohan Raghavan is miles ahead of the films that are served in the garb of entertainment week after week, and leaves us with a sense of elation.

April 15, 2010
Paaapppi Appacha is no good
Watch this Malayalam movie only if you're a kid.

April 13, 2010
Kudos to Prakash for Madharaspattinam
Credit must go to G V Prakash for producing a Tamil period album without a modern whiff. Some numbers and musical arrangements do give you a sense of deja vu, but on the whole, the experience is sufficiently satisfying in introducing a fairly new world.

April 12, 2010
Kadaksham : Mixed signals
The Malayalam movie tries to pack a lot of things in one story but is weighed down under its own burden.

Parole fails to impress
The Kannada film stars off promisingly enough, but slacks off at the end.

April 09, 2010
Krishna Nee Latege Baro is funny
This Kannada film comes sans a long storyline and wishes to tickle your funny bone through its characters played by Ramesh Arvind, Mohan, Neethu and Nidhi.

Janakan is promising
The Malayalam movie starring Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi works if we can ignore the blemishes.

April 08, 2010
This is no Mouna Ragam
The Telugu film is nothing compared to Mani Ratnam's Tamil classic of the same name.

April 05, 2010
Thipparalli Tharlegalu fails to impress
The Kannada film is a disappointment despite its noble theme.

Premism is entertaining
This Kannada movie is for those who like love stories.

March 18, 2010
For die-hard romantics only
This particular Tamil album is a little too full of candy-floss and familiar tunes.

March 15, 2010
Yadhumagi could have been better
If only the director had kept to his original premise, this Tamil movie would have been something else.

Give Sihigaali a miss!
This Kannada movie has nothing going for it. Stay away!

March 12, 2010
Maathi Yosi is mediocre
Sad really, as this Tamil film would have been a truly different story.

Shriharikathe is fun
The Kannada film promises a rollicking time.

March 05, 2010
Aval Peyar Tamizharasi falls flat
Moserbaer's Tamil movie directed by Meera Kathiravan and starring Jai, is a valiant attempt at resurrecting folk-arts, but falls flat.

February 26, 2010
Watch Sugreeva for Shivarajkumar
The film comes through sans the ill-timed songs.

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is a must watch
Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, the film is possibly one of 2010's most anticipated movies.

Ye Maya Chesave is a beautiful love story
A fairly good screenplay, brilliant music by A R Rahman and good camera work makes this Telugu love story a must watch.

February 19, 2010
Leader comes at the right time
Sekhar Kammula scripts a political drama which is preachy in parts but relevant to contemporary times particularly in Andhra Pradesh.

February 15, 2010
Rasikkum Seemane lacks substance
With pot-holes the size of craters, uninspired acting and dull music, this Tamil movie flat-lines after the first half-hour.

February 12, 2010
Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai is no Valentine fare
Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai is a half-baked chauvinistic film that doesn't inspire romance.

Nothing appealing about Kedi
This Telugu film is old wine in a new bottle.

February 08, 2010
Yugapurushan is melodramatic
This Malayalam biopic of Sree Narayana Guru directed by R Sukumaran and starring Thalaivasal Vijay is over-the-top.

Bindaas is enjoyable
Writer-director Veeru Potla has given fans of Telugu cinema something to write home about.

Not Yuvan's best
For someone who tries to introduce something new in each of his albums, Yuvan barely tries here. It looks like he seriously needs to find his groove.

February 05, 2010
Just Math Mathalli is for die-hard romantics
JMM starring Ramya and Sudeep is a romantic film. Songs do the same amount of talking that the characters do.

Asal is for Ajith fans
Sivaji Productions's Tamil movie is a complete masala entertainer sans logic.

February 01, 2010
Jaggubhai is a dull copy of Wasabi
Radaan Media's Tamil film directed by K S Ravikumar is a silly copy of Wasabi.

Thamizh Padam is a rip-roaring spoof
Cloud Nine Movies' Thamizh Padam, conceived in the best tradition of spoofs, is rip-roaring entertainment.

January 28, 2010
Drona 2010 is disappointing
SMS Review: Dhrona 2010 the reunion director Shaji Kailas and Mammootty after a long while is disappointing. The actors deserved better than the ho-hum it ends up being.

January 25, 2010
Punyam Aham is too intellectual
Director Raj Nair's debut Malayalam feature film with Prithviraj and Samvrutha has the right concept but poor execution.

Seetharamula Kalyanam entertains
The Nitin, Ali, Brahmanandam triumvirate make this Telugu movie work.

This Bodyguard is no fun
Bodyguard, director Siddique's much awaited film with Nayanthara making a comeback in Malayalam films and Dileep portraying the title role is non-happening and may turn out to be the first blemish in the director's career.

Tamil Padam 's tunes are a laugh riot
The theme track sounds like something straight of the eighties: electric and bass guitars rule the roost and it feels like you've stepped into the refrain of some Boney M number.

January 22, 2010
Goa 's music is not Yuvan's best
The maestro's signature tunes are hard to find in his latest Tamil album.

January 19, 2010
Irumbukkottai 's music follows set patterns
This album has all of Tamil cinema's staples and follows set patterns.

January 18, 2010
Happy Husbands provides some laughs
Happy Husbands is directed by Saji Surendran, a television director, who made a successful film debut with Ivar Vivahitharaayal last year. He was honest enough to admit that the film is based on the Tamil film, Charlie Chaplin.

January 15, 2010
Kutty is fun
This Tamil movie doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't expect you to, either.

Sambho is nothing like Nadodigal
The Telugu movie makes one wonder whether it will have the same impact of its Tamil counterpart.

January 14, 2010
Namo Venkatesa is fun
The Telugu film provides wholesome fun for the family.

Suryakanthi is a mixed bag
Chaithanya's Kannada film is worth a watch for Ilayaraja's compositions and superb outdoor shoots.

Aayirathil Oruvan is not for the faint hearted
This Tamil movie is a daring enterprise full of violence and sexual overtones.

Nanayam : Hollywood plot, desi treatment
If you're a Hollywood aficionado, Capital Film Works' Tamil movie starring Prasanna and Sibiraj, is not much fun.

January 13, 2010
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya : Vintage Rahman
Fans of the maestro are going to love this Tamil soundtrack.

January 11, 2010
Porkkalam is worth a listen
Despite little variation in the numbers, Rohit Kulkarni's composition for the Tamil film starring Kishore and Tinnu Anand, is still hummable.

January 08, 2010
Aasal 's music is for Ajith fans
It's also obvious that Bharadwaj has taken pains to deliver something off the beaten path for this Tamil album.

December 28, 2009
Ividam Swargamanu is worth watching
Mohanlal does great work in his latest release.

December 24, 2009
Review: Go watch Shishira
The film speaks volumes about the new director Manju Swaraj's talent.

December 21, 2009
Kallara Sante is watchable
Kallara Sante is not very entertaining but it is a watchable film for politically-conscious film fans.

December 14, 2009
Watch Saleem at your own risk
Everything about this Telugu film is unexciting and below average despite Ileana's skin show.

Genelia steals the show in Katha
This Telugu thriller is thrilling!

December 11, 2009
Maleyali Jotheyali is a feast to the senses
Watch this Kannada film for Ganesh's classic performance, the two cute heroines and Hari Krishna's music. is scary
This Kannada flick is strictly for horror movie fans.

December 07, 2009
Gulumal is a bad copy of Bluffmaster
This comic caper would have been an ideal escape as mentioned in the tagline of title but the lazy approach by the makers makes it fall short of expectations.

Paleri Manikyam is near perfect
Director Ranjith's take on the first recorded case of sexual harassment in the state is rich visually as well as in content.

My Big Father does not work
Recent successes has made Jayaram push his luck by recklessly selecting projects that do not work.

Pravarakhyudu is a mature love story
The film is a decent entertainer with a message for the youth.

December 04, 2009
Renigunta loses the plot
Film Fabricator's Renigunta, directed by R Panneerselvam, tries very hard to ape the success of Subramaniyapuram, Nadodigal, et al – but doesn't quite succeed.

Male Bille is not good
This Kannada film is marred by an insipid script, tasteless comedy, forced sentimental sequences and ordinary performances.

Paiyya 's album is not one of Yuvan Shankar Raja's best work
Lingusamy's Tamil album composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja isn't really one of his best.

December 03, 2009
Amaravathi is not for the faint-hearted
This Telugu movie is technically brilliant though the violence can be a bit too much.

November 30, 2009
Neelathamara lacks a solid story
Lal Jose's Malayalam film is visually enchanting but lacks a good story.

Not original, but not bad either
Inspired or not, this Tamil film makes a mark.

November 27, 2009
Naan Avan Illai is fun
Jhabak's Tamil flick starring Jeevan is a rollicking ride.

Arya 2 is disappointing
The Telugu flick is rather disappointing as a sequel to Arya. With a confused plot and a psychotic character, the film is rather tedious to watch particularly the second half. The plus points are Allu Arjun and Kajal Aggarwal.

Gokula is a treat to watch
Whether it is the story, performances, music or technical support, this Kannada flick has everything going for it.

Jeeva is tedious
Save for Prajwal's neat performance and Guru Kiran's music, this Kannada flick has nothing going for it.

November 25, 2009
Naanayam 's music is average
James Vasanthan's score for this Tamil movie are nowhere in the league of Subramaniapuram.

November 23, 2009
Naan Avan Illai -- 2 is worth a listen
Check out this Tamil album.

This Chemistry is torture
Viji Tampi's new Malayalam film about the misuse of cell phones, laptops etc featuring a bunch of teenagers and a few veterans is lopsided and may make you lose your mental equilibrium.

November 20, 2009
Devaru is a tedious remake
This Kannada movie directed by Sadhu Kokila suffers from a dragging pace and lacklustre music.

November 16, 2009
Mathiya Chennai : Trademark Ilayaraja
Raaptor Media Film's Tamil album is for Ilayaraja's fans.

November 13, 2009
Devaru Kotta Thangi is a rehash of many films
The Kannada flick is one more tearjerker from Sai Prakash with a cliched formula and regressive posturing.

Kurradu : Not exciting enough
The Telugu remake of the Tamil film Polladavan is a bit slow for an action film.

November 12, 2009
IPC Section 300 is a brilliant film
The Kannada thriller has the right amount of grit and intrigue that makes for interesting viewing. Excellent performances from Vijaya Raghavendra and veteran actor Devaraj and deft handling of the subject by debutant director Shashikanth makes the film thoroughly enjoyable.

November 11, 2009
Aval Peyar Tamilarasi music is endearing
This Tamil album promises some endearing numbers.

November 10, 2009
Siddhu has youthful music
This Tamil album is worth a listen at least once.

November 09, 2009
A rehash of old films
Jayasurya's latest Malayalam outing with debutant director Remakanth Sarju is a mishmash of his old movies without any uniqueness to talk about.

Seetha Kalyanam disappoints
The Malayalam film directed by T K Rajeev Kumar and starring Jayaram, Geethu and Jyothika, is more like an elaborate wedding ceremony.

A lesson on how not to make a film
The Tamil film starring Jai is pretty mundane.

November 06, 2009
Parichaya disappoints
Fantastic visuals and captivating music fail to make this Kannada movie watchable.

Mooru Guttu Ondhu Sullu Ondhu Nija is hilarious
Ramesh Arvind and Komal's on screen chemistry rocks in the Kannada movie directed by Dinesh Baboo. The film is a healthy comedy with lot of sparks flying and bit of emotion towards the end. Suma Shashtry's background score is good too.

November 05, 2009
Village lo Vinayakudu is refreshing
The Telugu sequel to Vinayakudu in a clean and entertaining movie.

October 30, 2009
Kanden Kadhalai , good but lacks Jab We Met 's magic
All said and done, this Tamil remake of the Bollywood hit has its unique moments.

Yogi serves up a predictable fare
The Kannada film is painfully long and unbearably tedious.

Swa Le has no impact
Cinematographer-turned-director P Sukumar's Malayalam film dwells into struggle of an honest journalist but fails to have the desired impact.

October 29, 2009
Kerala Cafe is a worthwhile experiment
Ranjith's experimental venture featuring ten different stories helmed by ten different directors is worth a watch.

Ek Niranjan falls flat
Expectations were high for the Puri Jagannadh-Prabhas Telugu film Ek Niranjan. Unfortunately, it does not live up to the expectations.

October 26, 2009
Jayeebhava is bland
A run-of-the-mill storyline results in a run-of-the-mill Telugu movie.

October 23, 2009
Yaaradhu is a neat thriller
The Kannada movie is a neat thriller by debutant director Sreenivasa Kaushik. Veteran actress Leelavathi and her son Vinod Rai excel.

Angel John is no Bruce Almighty
The Mohanlal starrer which also marks the entry of Tamil actor Bhagyaraj's son Santhanu in Malayalam is a poor version of the Hollywood original.

October 19, 2009
Jaganmohini is a half-baked remake
With its silly storyline and terrible costumes, the Tamil movie is a half-baked remake of the original, with plenty of skin-show and terrible graphics.

October 17, 2009
Aadhavan is clean fun
Aadhavan is uncomplicated, clean, fun, and doesn't expect you to take it seriously.

Bendu Appa Rao is a laugh riot
Bendu Appa Rao is a laugh riot despite a routine storyline.

October 16, 2009
Pazhassi Raja is brilliant
The reunion of the team who gave us the classic Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha has a winner on its hands, if not a classic of the same proportion.

Peraanmai is inadvertently hilarious
The Tamil thriller suffers from poor script and bad dialogues.

Gilli is good in parts
Gururaj Jaggesh makes a good debut in the Kannada remake of the Tamil film Raghava Loki.

Ninagaagi Kaadiruve is an amateurish attempt
Watch this Kannada film only if you do not have any other alternative.

October 13, 2009
Peranmai 's music sounds familiar
In most of the songs, Vidhyasagar has slipped into a familiar template, so it is worth just one listen.

October 12, 2009
Huchchi is a badly made film
This Kannada movie is neither a psychological thriller nor an entertaining yarn. Pooja Gandhi has not been able to deliver a good performance because of sketchy characterization and poor script. Anant Nag shines in this otherwise unforgettable film.

Mahatma is verbose and preachy
The 100th Telugu film of Srikanth directed by Krishnavamsi, is made in mainstream format and therefore long, tedious and rather limiting. Srikanth has given a good performance -- perhaps the best in his career.

October 09, 2009
Bellary Naga is a breezy entertainer
The Kannada film is a must see its breezy narration and extraordinary performance of veteran actor Dr Vishnuvardhan.

October 08, 2009
Jaggubhai 's music is interesting
Barring the very heavy western feel, this Tamil album does have something going for it.

October 05, 2009
Salute lacks authenticity
Watch this Kannada flick at your own risk.

Yuvan partially delivers in Yogi
Yogi would be considered good from any other composer, but from Yuvan, you've come to expect more. In that sense, it only partially delivers.

October 02, 2009
Abhay is a rehash
Abhay is strictly meant for Darshan fans.

October 01, 2009
Vettaikkaran 's music is for Vijay fans only
Vijay Antony has fulfilled every pre-requisite of a Vijay movie.

September 28, 2009
Arumugam is ridiculous fare
The film destroys any faith you might have in creativity and execution.

Avoid Suriyan Satta Kalloori
Suriyan Satta Kalloori tries to address real problems and gives solutions but it's done in such a cheesy, clichéd fashion, with wooden acting and special effects that the message itself is hopelessly lost.

September 25, 2009
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru provides insane laughter
T4 has a load of mush, fluff and frothiness but that's pretty much it.

Recchipo is a wasteful effort
This Telugu flick has a run-of-the-mill storyline which makes for a tedious watch. Nitin and Ileana can't really do much to salvage the film which can be easily given a miss.

Yogaraj Bhat strikes again with Manasaare
Superb visuals, melodious music and Yogaraj Bhat's dialogues are the high points of the Kannada movie which has a superb first half.

Robinhood is for Prithviraj's fans
Prithviraj's new Malayalam film directed by veteran Joshiy had promised an interesting premise but falls short of expectations.

September 24, 2009
Ganesh is fun
Saravanan scores with his Telugu directorial debut. Ram and Kajal act well in this cute love story where 26 children entertain the audience in a natural way.

September 22, 2009
Vairam surprises
All in all M A Nishad balances realistic and commercial demands of his Malayalam story quite well.

September 21, 2009
Loud Speaker is very good
Jayaraj gets back into his groove with this Malayalam film.

Solla Solla Inikkum is mildly interesting
This Tamil movie has good principles and starts out meaning well and were it not for the dull and cliched presentation, might have actually stood a chance of clicking with its audience.

September 18, 2009
Watch Eenadu for what it is
The Telugu remake of A Wednesday sees the coming together of two superstars -- Kamal Haasan and Venkatesh. Shruti Haasan's background score and a different story line rocks.

Unnai Pol Oruvan is a must-watch
Kamal Haasan and UTV Motion Pictures' Tamil remake of A Wednesday directed by Ckari Toleti addresses serious issues with a swift-paced screenplay and brilliant performances.

Rajani is a good entertainer
Upendra's Kannada film directed by Thriller Manju keeps you in splits because of splendid performances by Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash and Doddanna.

September 16, 2009
Baanam is interesting
The Telugu tale of victory of good over evil, marks the debut of Nara Rohit, (nephew of Chandrababu Naidu) and director Chaitanya Dantuluri.

September 14, 2009
Bhagyadha Balegaara is old fashioned
Shivaraj Kumar and Navya Nair score in their performances in this otherwise old fashioned Kannada film. The film lacks contemporary touch and has a snail paced narration. Ilayaraja's three song compositions are well picturised. Director makes a mess of his narration by his crude handling.

September 11, 2009
Eeram is brilliant
Horror/suspense whodunits are a rarity in Tamil cinema, so this one, with its pace, slickness and reasoning is a welcome relief among mainstream movies.

Watch Shankam for Gopichand
This Telugu movie directed by Siva is a regular potboiler with Gopichand playing an action role effortlessly.

Prem Kahani is worth a watch
Brilliant cinematography and melodious soundtrack make this Kannada movie a must watch.

September 09, 2009
Eeram 's music barely satisfies
This short Tamil album could have been better.

Shruti Haasan's rocking debut as music composer
The singer and actress' debut as music composer for her father's Tamil production, Unnai Pol Oruvan is promising.

September 07, 2009
A decent effort
This Malayalam movie starring Jagadeesh and Meera Vasudev is a decent effort but not involving enough.

Hushaar could be been thrilling
This Kannada could have been a great thriller if not for badly written comedy sequences.

Kaana Kanmani is not up to the mark
The Malayalam film may have been made with noblest of intentions but the method of conveying the message somehow is lost in a ghostly conundrum.

Josh doesn't rock
The only thing to look forward to in this rather preachy Telugu movie is the lead pair of newcomers, Naga Chaitanya and Karthika.

Shudharil Shudhan surprises
The Malayalam movie directed by debutant Jayaaraj Vijay is a rare socially responsible effort in these dark ages.

September 04, 2009
Mussanjeya Gelathi : Bold subject, weak execution
The cast and slow pace of this Kannada is its biggest drawbacks.

Ninaithale Inikkum is worth a watch
This Tamil movie starring Prithviraj, is a nostalgic walk through college years, shot with a dose of suspense.

Vaayuputhra could have been better
The Kannada remake of the Tamil movie, Sandai Kozhi lacks spice.

Oru Black and White Kudumbam loses the plot
Oru Black and White Kudumbam directed by Shaiju Anthikad starring Kalabhavan Mani, Jayasurya and Bhama is a family film that begins promisingly enough but ends up being an underachiever.

August 28, 2009
Cheluvina Chilipili is enjoyable
The Kannada movie has good performance by the cast and top class music. Very enjoyable.

Aadhavan 's music is medicore
Looks like Harris Jeyaraj is caught in a recycling rut as this Tamil album has nothing new to offer.

August 25, 2009
Kanden Kadhalai 's music is not bad
The music of the Tamil remake of Jab We Met is worth a listen.

August 21, 2009
Mallana is formula driven
The Telugu remake of Susi Ganesan's Tamil movie Kandasamy is heavy on slickness and technical finesse rather than substance.

Kandasamy is a commercial cocktail
Susi Ganesan's Tamil movie starring Vikram and Shriya Saran tries to be intelligent -- but fails.

August 14, 2009
Pokkisham : A heart-tugging love story
Cheran's latest Tamil venture is a heart-tugging love story that's worth a watch.

Raaj, the Showman disappoints
Only Puneet Raj Kumar shines with his brilliant performance in the Kannada flick.

Ritu does not disappoint
The new Malayalam venture by seasoned director Shyamaprasad with a bunch of newcomers set against the backdrop IT industry lives up to the hype.

August 12, 2009
Ravi Teja steals the show in Anjaneyulu
The Telugu film is an entertainer in the formulaic pattern.

August 10, 2009
Azhagar Malai : Revisiting the 70s
Karumari Pictures' Tamil movie starring RK and Vadivelu, has only its comedy track to boast about.

Snehituda : Nothing new to offer
Despite good performances by the lead pair of Nani and Madhavi Latha, this Telugu film has nothing much to offer.

August 07, 2009
Vannathuppoochi fails
K M International's Tamil movie directed by C Azhagappan should have been a pivotal story that gives parents and children a jolt. Except that it is not.

August 03, 2009
Adoor's four stories, one theme
Adoor Gopalakrishan's Malayalam film Oru Pennum Randaanum explores the life of crime from different angles.

Sindhanai Sei is brilliant
If you're a fan of sensible cinema liberally shot with realism, gallows humour and no-nonsense scripts, then this Tamil movie should gladden your heart.

Malai Malai is a potboiler
This Tamil flick has a little bit of humour, romance, and huge doses of action, bashing-goons and eye-popping stunts.

July 31, 2009
Magadheera is technically brilliant
Rajamouli has effectively directed this Telugu reincarnation story starring Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja.

Watch Anthony Yaar? at your own peril
This Tamil flick has a robotic cast and a screenplay that's filled with loopholes the size of a crater.

Male Barali Manju Irali is a must watch
Good performances from Parvathy, Sreenagara Kitty and Jai Jagadish, a tight screenplay and great visuals make this Kannada movie a must watch.

Aru Maname is sleep inducing
This Tamil movie is a mish-mash of several sentimental yesteryear films, with very little comic relief.

July 27, 2009
Puthiya Mukham : Violence doesn't work
The Malayalam movie directed by Diphan lacks substance.

Rahasya Police is amateurish
The Malayalam movie featuring Jayaram in a double role is disappointing.

Unimpressive Modhi Vilaiyadu
MediaOne and Global Infotainment's Tamil movie directed by Saran, is an unsatisfying cocktail of mixed storylines.

Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonuu is a family drama
Director Rajasenan scores yet again with his latest Malayalam family drama.

Aindham Padai is below average
Avni Cinemax's Tamil movie is a masala mixture which requires you to leaves your brains behind -- but Simran turns up with a great performance.

Malayan is tedious
Three Sum Movie's Tamil movie starring Karan, is a movie entirely made for the benefit of Karan.

Muniya , one more underworld film
Director Nagachandra messes up his first half of this Kannada film.

July 24, 2009
House Full is a laugh riot
The Kannada movie is a comedy of errors that works.

July 20, 2009
Winter is jaded
Winter, the horror film starring Jayaram and Bhavana made it to the theatres after languishing in the cans for the last couple of years; written and directed by Dipu ends up just being mumbo jumbo.

Vedigundu Murugesan works at times
Annamalai Film's Vedigundu Murugesan is a curious mixture of comedy, seriousness and action that works at times.

July 17, 2009
Don't miss Love Guru
Even if you find the climax offbeat, you will enjoy the film. Love Guru is certainly a different kind of film, worth watching.

Eddelu Manjunatha is a laugh riot
Guru Prasad hits bull's eye once again with a perfect film in Eddelu Manjunatha.

Kalavaramaye Madilo is appealing
This heroine-centric film is appealing and makes for a worthwhile watch. Just go and enjoy it and let the cascade of emotions engulf you.

Achamundu is a must-watch
For the guts in coming up with a unique, important theme that needs to be addressed sensitively, this movie works. A must-watch.

July 10, 2009
Mammootty's comic act
Mammootty's new comic act in Ee Pattanathil Bhootham directed by Johnny Antony remains just that.

Vaamanan is average
Dream Valley Corporation's Tamil flick starring Jai, is a cocktail of action, suspense and thrills -- but doesn't fulfill expectations.

Kencha is dull
Age old story, cliched narration and ordinary music make this Kannada film a dud.

Watch Indravizha for Namitha
She's pretty much the only reason this Tamil movie doesn't fall flat on its face.

July 06, 2009
Oye is a good film
Oye is a tragic love story with strong performances from its hero Sidhdharth. Baby Shamili is transformed as a tragic heroine in this film. Debutant director Anand Ranga scores in the first half. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music rocks.

Don't miss Visaranai Commission
Doordarshan's Visaranai Commission, directed by Vasanth, is a beautifully crafted, hard-hitting dose of real life; a must watch.

July 03, 2009
Gnabagangal : A tedious yawn fest
Vil Makers' Tamil movie starring lyricist Pa Vijay, turns out to be a tedious, sentimental yawn-fest.

Chamaayisi Chindi Udaayisi is an average fun film
The Kannada film is entertaining, especially in the first half.

Don't miss Kabaddi
Good story, natural performance and great music makes this Kannada movie a must watch.

June 29, 2009
Avoid Doctor Patient
The Malayalam movie directed by Vishwanathan starring Jayasurya and Radha Varma drives the viewer crazy.

Valmiki : Realism & cliches
Vikatan Talkies' Tamil movie starring Akhil stands out.

June 26, 2009
Preethse Preethse is very ordinary
Yogish has a different role in the Kannada flick, but he's too young to take up a role knitted with a lot of sensibilities. Pragna is glamorous and excels in her skin show. Udaya Tara is okay while the comedy track is too silly. Anoop Sileen's song compositions are good.

Evaraina Epudaina is average
Varun Sandesh's lively performance apart, it is the captivating beauty of Vimala Raman that makes this Telugu film worth watching.

Nadodigal is realistic
Global Infotainment's Tamil movie directed by Samudhrakkani and starring Sasikumar, is a realistic movie that's worth a watch.

Bandhe Barthaale is boring
The dull Kannada film is marked by listless narration and uninspiring performances.

Watch Bhramaram for Mohanlal
Bhramaram, Blessy's latest Malayalam venture starring Mohanlal, Suresh Menon and VG Muralikrishnan is a thriller worth your time and money.

June 23, 2009
Avoid Black
Black is a badly made film with the most uninspiring performances and technical work.

Aayirathil Oruvan 's music works
The Tamil album has a number of catchy songs.

June 22, 2009
Oliyum Oliyum : Big fat fiasco
Dandini Creations' Oliyum Oliyum is an exercise in stupidity and pretentiousness.

Malayali is average
Malayali starring Kalabhavan Mani is a social film directed by CS Sudheesh. An average fare.

June 19, 2009
This Current isn't very strong
Current is an urban love story starring Sushant and Sneha Ullal. Directed by debutant Surya Pratap, this Telugu love story has a bit of freshness about it though it's a little slow and boring in between.

Yodha is enjoyable
Darshan's fights and dialogues, Nikitha's glamour quotient and racy first half makes this Kannada movie a treat to watch.

Nothing new in Raju Maharaju
Raju Maharaju follows the usual path of storytelling. This Telugu family entertainer starring Mohan Babu, Sharwanand, Ramyakrishna and Survin Chawla has nothing new to offer.

Muthirai : Wasted potential
ASA Productions' and Vision Jeeva Studio's Tamil movie Muthirai fails to capitalise on its potential.

June 18, 2009
Nadodigal 's album is worth a listen
This Tamil film directed by Samudhrakani with music composed by Sundar C Babu has a set of nice tunes.

June 16, 2009
Vilaapangalkkappuram has its heart in the right place
Vilaapangalkkappuram, TV Chandran's Malayalam film about the victim of communal riots starring Priyanka in an award winning performance, along with Suhasini has got its heart in right place.

June 15, 2009
Naa Styley Veru is lacklustre
The Telugu movie directed by Ram Prasad is a pretty bland film with an uninteresting script.

Ivar Vivahitharaayal is regressive
The Malayalam film directed by debutant Saji Surendran and starring Jayasurya and Bhama tries to be a new age family drama but ends up being regressive.

Manjal Veyyil falls flat
Sanraa Entertainments' Tamil movie starring Prasanna and Sandhya falls flat.

Karanjji : Music saves the day
This Kannada movie is high on musical content, but low on narrative.

June 12, 2009
Boni : Quite a mish-mash
All in all a glossy effort if you can overlook the loose ends.

Maasilamani has its moments
Though Sun Pictures' Maasilamani is routine, it does have its moments.

Olave Jeevana Lekkachara : A must watch
Olave Jeevana Lekkachara is a well performed and well directed Kannada film.

June 11, 2009
Ilayaraja follows the beaten track in Valmiki
No one can deny the composer's flair for orchestration, but barring one or two exceptions, Valmiki's numbers show an inclination to fall into a rut.

June 08, 2009
Mayandi Kudumbathar : A valiant effort
United Arts' Mayandi Kudumbathar, starring a record-breaking 10 directors, is a sentimental drama that still manages to engage your interest.

Kavya's Diary is engrossing
The Telugu remake of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle has a bit of suspense though it does not scare the viewer.

Kulir 100 Degrees is half-baked
N-Viz Entertainment's Tamil movie about school life fails to live up to expectations.

June 03, 2009
Kanthaswamy 's music is not Devi Sri Prasad's best
Taken together, it looks like Devi Sri Prasad has decided to bow down to the pressures of a commercial entertainer, and come up with an album that's a lot of sound, fury and (borrowed) tunes.

June 02, 2009
A gem in Achamundu! Achamundu!
It might not be the next great musical event, but this little album does have at least one good song going for it.

May 29, 2009
Prayanam : Sweet journey of love
Chandrasekhar Yeleti's Telugu film is a sweet story about a boy falling in love with a girl and wooing her at an airport.

Thoranai : Not good, but not bad either
GK Film Corporation's Tamil movie starring Vishal an Shriya is a mind-numbing cocktail of fights, songs and 60s cheesy dialogues.

Kalaakar is a neat movie
Actor Harish Raj proves his mettle as a director in his debut Kannada film. He also shines as an actor. Other plusses include Suman's performance, music and camerawork.

Abhimani is average
Director Praveen Engineer's weak handling of the subject and ordinary performances makes this Kannada film an average fare. Music is good, though.

May 25, 2009
Vellathooval is a let-down
Vellathooval is disappointing considering there are veterans like director I V Sasi and writer John Paul associated with it.

Nothing new about Kancheepurathe Kalyaanam
Kancheepurathe Kalyaanam starring Suresh Gopi, Mukesh and Muktha directed by Fazil and Jayakrishnan team is just a rehash of old comedies set against a Tamilian backdrop.

May 22, 2009
Zarina Wahab cannot lift Calendar
Calendar -- made by a first time director, with the backing of an experienced scriptwriter Babu Janardhanan and an exceptional cast -- is an average film.

Muthirai 's music is good in parts
It looks like Yuvan needs to find his moorings back again. He probably needs it after a spate of releases one after the other. Still, there are a couple of good numbers that make this album worthwhile.

Nothing special about Taakat
Taakat ends up as a weak film with a predictable story line and narration. Vijay is good in the action sequences while Shubha Poonja has nothing much to offer. Avinash scores in his role. Music by Guru Kiran is ordinary.

Dubai Babu is entertaining
Upendra dominates Dubai Babu with his mesmerising dialogue delivery and competent performance. Fast paced narration backed by good editing work and technical values also helps to make the film watchable.

May 21, 2009
Varnam 's music is worth a listen
It might often seem like a parcel of familiar tunes, but Varnam has one or two numbers that are refreshing, and the instrumentation does have several good moments.

May 19, 2009
Ilaiyaraja's nostalgic fare in Azhagarmalai
It looks like the makers wanted a collection that was a complete replica of Ilaiyaraja's nineties work, and the album is almost a made-to-order catalogue of his works in those movies.

May 18, 2009
This is no fake Currency
Director Swathi Bhaskar's first directorial venture Currency starring Jayasurya and Mukesh shows is not bad.

Bhagavan is tardy
Bhagavan, the first Malayalam film directed by Prasanth Mambully starring Mohanlal inspired by 26/11 has nothing to offer except the record breaking time it took to shoot it.

Brammadeva can be avoided
Royal Pentagon's Tamil movie is a suspense thriller which is let down by Dr Raam's acting, the music and the climax.

Rajadhi Raja is crude
Cinema Paradise's Tamil movie directed by Shakthi Chidambaram is a lust-filled wannabee action thriller aimed solely at the front-benchers.

May 15, 2009
Sarvvam is lacklustre
Though inspired by several Hollywood flicks, Sarvvam should have been a gripping emotional drama with well-placed action but for the second half that has lackluster performances and logic-less scenes. Plenty of Arya-worship also tends to be tedious.

May 13, 2009
Angadi Theru' s music has its moments
With two composers coming together for one album, the results are a bit mixed. Though most of the tunes are familiar and none take you to scintillating heights, they are pleasant, and worth a listen.

May 12, 2009
Kavithai Gundar is different
Kavithai Gundar with rhythm ruling supreme, is hip-hop the Tamil way, dipped in near incomprehensible lyrics and liberal English. Emcee Jesz seems to have understood the allure of filmi music and slathered plenty of it into his album, which gives it s slightly different twang.

May 11, 2009
Modhi Vilaiyadu is worth a listen
The music of Colonial Cousins shorn of the excellent orchestration and keyboard arrangements may not be scintillating, but the special effects take your focus away from the purely musical aspect and provide you with a good show. Worth a listen.

Hatrick Hodi Maga is bad
Hatrick Hodi Maga may rank as one of the worst gangster films of Shivaraj Kumar and its director PN.Sathya. A weak plot, inept narration and a horrible comedy subplot will get on your nerves. Shivaraj Kumar is ordinary and the film's heroine Nicolette Bird is wasted. Jessie Gift has delivered weak music for the film.

Stay away from Seena
Seena in one more addition to the badly made gangster films in Kannada. Lover boy turns a ruthless killer in the film. Except for photography and a couple of songs, nothing will appeal to you in this slow paced film.

Avoid this Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia, directed by Babu Raj is a replica of Chintamani Kolacase. The Malayalam film is nothing but a showcase for Babu Raj's wife Vani Vishvanath.

May 11, 2009
Modhi Vilaiyadu is worth a listen
The music of Colonial Cousins shorn of the excellent orchestration and keyboard arrangements may not be scintillating, but the special effects take your focus away from the purely musical aspect and provide you with a good show. Worth a listen.

Hatrick Hodi Maga is bad
Hatrick Hodi Maga may rank as one of the worst gangster films of Shivaraj Kumar and its director PN.Sathya. A weak plot, inept narration and a horrible comedy subplot will get on your nerves. Shivaraj Kumar is ordinary and the film's heroine Nicolette Bird is wasted. Jessie Gift has delivered weak music for the film.

Stay away from Seena
Seena in one more addition to the badly made gangster films in Kannada. Lover boy turns a ruthless killer in the film. Except for photography and a couple of songs, nothing will appeal to you in this slow paced film.

Avoid this Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia, directed by Babu Raj is a replica of Chintamani Kolacase. The Malayalam film is nothing but a showcase for Babu Raj's wife Vani Vishvanath.

May 08, 2009
Kannada actress Shruti to wed again
Shruthi has admitted that she will be wed Chandrachud, a former journalist-turned-film director.

Kick is light-hearted
Director Surendar Reddy starts off Telugu film Kick with a lot of fun but somehow, fails to maintain the tempo. Therefore it does not sustain the same interest level throughout.

Passenger is worth a watch
Those who think the future of Malayalam films is bleak, watch Malayalam film Passenger starring Dileep, Sreenivasan and Mamta Mohandas. The film gives you hope that there are new filmmakers, who want to try something out of the ordinary.

May 04, 2009
Best to avoid Machcha
Machcha is an unimpressive film from the beginning. Director Daththu has failed to get a decent work from his artists and technicians. New artists Jeevan and Saritha Jain have failed to deliver the goods.

May 01, 2009
Meipporul is worth a watch
Despite its rather stilted performance, Meipporul is refreshing for its Hollywood-style take on things. Worth a watch.

Pasanga is delightful
Company Productions' Pasanga, directed by Pandiraj, is a delightfully feel-good movie with excellent performances. A must-watch.

Mitrudu has nothing much to offer
Mahadev's in his debut film Mitrudu tries to combine the element of astrology with marriage. The film has the usual elements of a Telugu film. Mahadev gives Balakrishna a slight character makeover but one wonders whether it will work.

Newtonin Moonram Vidhi is a masala thriller
Forget logic at home and you may just enjoy this Tamil potboiler starring Rajeev Krishna and Shayali Bhagath.

Another Friday, another remake!
Minchu is the remake of Tamil Hit film Thimiru. Director Vishal Raj has not tried to spoil almost everything that made the original film a hit. Sidhdhanth is miscast. Redeeming feature is Aa Dinagalu Archana's performance.

April 27, 2009
Banaras is mediocre
Banaras could have been a worthwhile experience if it was treated with the seriousness it deserved.

Mariyadhai : For Vijayakanth fans only
Mariyadhai is full of stock situations and trite dialogues but can satisfy Vijaykanth's fans.

April 24, 2009
Adinetha offers nothing new
Adinetha is a film in sync with the current political scenario. It's a tad preachy, lengthy and utopian to watch. Jagapathi Babu carries the film on his shoulders.

Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum falls short
Capital Film Works' Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum, directed by Rajamohan is an honest effort -- but falls short of expectations.

Chellidharoo Sampigeyaa is a neat entertainer
Chellidharoo Sampigeyaa, the remake of the Telugu film Chandamama, by director S Narayan is worth a watch for the performances, top class music, superb dialogues and great cinematography.

Sathyan Anthikad scores again
Bhagyadevatha, the latest social drama from Sathyan Anthikkad stable starring Jayaram and Kaniha, has an often-told story whose execution is superb.

Thoranai music is for Vishal fans
Fans of Mani Sharma and Vishal are likely to be entertained. Oherwise, there's nothing much here for the discerning music-lover.

Guru En Aalu is no Yes Boss
KRG Movies International's Guru En Aalu, directed by Selva and starring Madhavan has none of the flavour of the original Yes Boss .

April 23, 2009
Pokkisham's music packs in romance and emotion
Considering the romantic genre of the film, the composers have gone all out to produce heart-wrenching numbers with familiar tunes and a potpourri of oft-heard songs. Some of them are pleasing while others aren't. The overall effect strikes you as quite average.

April 21, 2009
Nothing new in Vamanan
Yuvan is fast becoming one of those music directors who have evolved a template of their stock tunes and borrow liberally from oft-repeated melodies. Vaamanan is one such album in which he has not offered anything new.

April 17, 2009
Avoid Yagna
One more horror film that ends up as horror of horrors. Sree Murali has perfected the art of choosing wrong subjects for him. Priyanka looks sexy in songs. Krishna Brahma shows his poor taste and lack of sensibilities as a director.

April 15, 2009
Moz & Cat is disappointing
Veteran director Fazil's Moz & Cat starring Dileep seems to have everything going for it. However, the film disappoints.

April 13, 2009
Samastakeralam P O falls short
Samastakeralam P O starring Jayaram and directed by Bipin Prabhakaran tries to get the best of a political thriller and a social drama. But, fails to do justice to both.

Naalai Namadhe fails to impress
Janaseva Films's Naalai Namadhe, directed by Vinayan, doesn't impress.

April 07, 2009
Mariyadhai 's music is not original
Raj TV's next Tamil venture has lots of melodies but no originality.

April 06, 2009
IG is a Suresh Gopi fare
Suresh Gopi's Vishu film IG directed by B Unnikrishnan tackles the terror threat in the state. But, the formulaic treatment makes it just an average fare.

Billa is all style, no substance
This Telugu remake of Tamil Billa is slick, stylish and technically sound but lacks substance. Prabhas is the dashing dude with eight-pack abs while Anushka is svelte with a super-toned body.

April 03, 2009
Jaaji Mallige is a good remake
Jaaji Mallige may please everyone -- those who have watched the original, and those who haven't.

Ayan is a must-watch
Directed by cinematographer-turned-director K V Anand -- who gave the differently styled Kana Kandein -- Ayan is not just a masala film but a fairly logical one too.

Gauththam is enjoyable
Prem Kumar enacts well in an emotional role in Gauththam, a remake of the Tamil film Aahaa. Fine performances by veteran artists and good music by Guru Kiran are the appealing points of the film. A good family entertainer despite a rather lengthy second half.

April 02, 2009
Enjoy 2 Harihar Nagar !
2 Harihar Nagar, Lal's first venture as an independent writer-director starring Mukesh, Siddique, Jagadeesh and Asokan takes us back to the good old days of mimicry films.

Music review: Pasanga is no Subramaniapuram
You can see the effort put into making Pasanga a unique album and though it does try to scale heights in terms of musical excellence, another Subramaniapuram it certainly isn't.

March 27, 2009
Pattalam satisfies only briefly
Thiruppathi Brothers' Tamil film, directed by Rohan Krishna, drags you back to the joys of school-life -- but only for a few moments.

Sagar Alias Jacky disappoints
Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded, the second directorial venture of Amal Neerad starring Mohanlal is stylish so to speak but lacks emotional core.

This lady cop packs a punch!
Kiran Bedi is an action thriller with rich production values, good camera work, good technical support and amazing stunts by Malashri. That said, the film is too long.

March 23, 2009
Anamika is average
Anamika directed by K P Venu and Abraham Lincoln, and starring Arun and Samvrutha would have a noble cause of abortion and female foeticide at heart. But, the execution leaves lot to be desired.

Avoid Perumal
An old plot, confusing sub-plots make this Malayalam film directed by Prasad Velacherry, and starring Madhu and Seema, yet another disappointment of the season.

March 20, 2009
Not as good as the original
Veera Madakari is a Sudeep film from beginning to end. He shines as an actor and a singer. Newcomer Raagini sizzles in the dances. Joysha who plays the child's character is superb. Songs and dances are well picturised. Camera work is very good.

March 13, 2009
Anjadhiru is engrossing
Anjadhiru is a well-made remake of Mysskin's Tamil hit Anjaathe. Veteran actor Dwarakish, Aadi Lokesh, newcomer Muralidhar shine in their roles. Prashanth and cute Shubha Poonja have given their best. Director Janardhan has extracted best work from his technicians to make this one an engrossing thriller.

Kanjivaram is touching -- in parts
Percept Picture Company's Kanjivaram, directed by Priyadarshan and starring Prakashraj, has been designed for the film-festival circuit and is moving -- in parts.

March 12, 2009
Mestri is a political drama
Mestri, scripted by Dasari Narayan Rao and helmed by Suresh Krissna, is a movie in tune with the present political climate. However, time will tell if there will be takers for this long 'political drama' which takes a dig at Chiranjeevi and his new political party.

March 09, 2009
It's Bland, James Bland
RSK Pictures' 1977, starring Sarath Kumar is a Tamil James Bond flick that ought to have been released in 1977.

20 years too late
Though Atchaya Multimedia Creations' Tamil movie has some laugh-out-loud moments, it is nevertheless hopelessly outdated.

March 06, 2009
Raaj Kumaari has no soul
Raaj Kumari is the remake of Tamil film Ananda Poongaatre. Despite the presence of Ravichandran in a few sequences of the film, Raaj Kumari fails to engage the audience because of inept handling. Balaji puts in efforts to give his best, but he is handicapped by an ordinary script. Nikitha sizzles in a song sequence.

Yaavarum Nalam : A must-watch!
Big Pictures' Yaavarum Nalam, starring R Madhavan is a heart-thudding spook-special and whodunit rolled into one. A must-watch.

March 04, 2009
Kunguma Poovum is worth a listen
It might not contain a set of rocking tunes but this album is a collection of familiar tunes packaged in a refreshing way.

March 02, 2009
Our heart bleeds for Jagathy
The Malayalam film directed by veteran Venu Nagavally maybe praised for its unusual casting of Jagathy Sreekumar and Uravashi in a social drama. But, it does not do justice to their calibre.

February 27, 2009
A tortuous Thee
Watch Sun Pictures' Thee, starring Sundar C, only if you want to do serious damage to your brain.

Nam Yejamaanaru is a real treat
Nam Yejamaanaru is a real treat for the film fans looking for some different type of films. Navya Nair stands out with a top class performance. Vishnuvardhan once again comes out with a decent emotional performance. Nagabharana delivers a film with a new rare theme. Hamsalekha is striking with his background score.

February 23, 2009
Aayirathil Oruvan : Old world charm
Aayirathil Oruvan, directed by Sibi Malayil and written by T A Razak starring Kalabhavan Mani and Sujatha is a social drama worth a watch to feel the old world charm if not for anything else.

TN07 AL 4777 : A bumpy ride
GV Films' TN 07 AL 4777, a Tamil remake of the Hindi film Taxi No 9211, which starred John Abraham, offers a bumpy ride at best.

February 20, 2009
Drona is pedestrian
This Telugu flick has nothing much to offer except for Nitin's fights and dances and Priya Mani skin show. It's a veritable hotchpotch.

Ee Sambhaashane is very ordinary
Ee Sambhashane has a predictable story with a monotonous narration. The first half is boring and climax is confusing. Hari Priya looks good and is certainly a star. Manohar's music and Chandru's camera work are top class. But Rajashekhar has done a haphazard job as a director.

A good show
Cosmos Entertainment's Laadam, directed by Prabu Solomon is a gangster-movie with a racy screenplay and a good set of thrills. Go for it.

Sarvam is appealing
It looks like Yuvan Shankar Raja, after a couple of not-so-memorable efforts, is on his way to finding his groove again. Sarvam manages to snag your attention, in a good way.

February 19, 2009
Venkata In Sankata : Worth a watch
Ramesh has already directed two comedies earlier but he can proudly say that Venkata In Sankata is his best comedy yet. What makes the film enjoyable is its great packaging and excellent performances from veteran actors artists and newcomers.

13Byil...Yaavarum Nalam is enticing
The music of Madhavan's latest Tamil movie, 13B yil ...Yaavarum Nalam, is tuned by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by the queen of song-writing Thamarai. Worth a listen.

February 16, 2009
Perumal : Mindless entertainment
Pa Shanmugam's Tamil movie directed by Vincent Selva and starring Sundar C is a concoction of glitzy heroines and mindless entertainment.

Red Chillies -- not hot!
Director Shaji Kailas' latest venture Red Chillies starring Mohanlal depends more on technical slickness than substance and fails to lure us.

This Malayalam movie starring Sreenivasan and directed by Haridas Kesavan tries to explore negative aspects of a personality but, goes weak mid-way.

February 13, 2009
Perfect cocktail
SMS has all the makings of a runaway hit with its cocktail of humour, love and the eternal man-woman conflict. But if you're a champion of women's rights, this one's not for you.

A good effort
Satyameva Jayate is similar to Khakee in most parts with some modifications to suit the times. Dr Rajasekhar, Sayaji Shinde and Milind Soman perform well in this Telugu film.

February 09, 2009
Avoid Heylessa at all costs
This Malayalam movie directed by Thaha starring Suresh Gopi in a comic role does not even have a story to tell.

Birugaali : Old wine in old bottle!
Harsha writes a conventional script for the Kannada film Birugaali. The film features young Chethan who made a big splash in last year's hit Aa Dinagalu, in an action role.

February 06, 2009
Naan Kadavul lacks punch
Vasan Visual Ventures' Tamil film directed by Bala provides a superb and usually untouched setting for its story, but its screenplay lacks punch.

Junglee is a damp squib
Junglee is an ordinary film. Soori has shown his bad taste in making this film which focuses on violence and sex. Andrita Ray looks sensuous in songs. Vijay's dashing fights may appeal to mass audience. Hari Krishna's music is top class.

February 05, 2009
A feel-good entertainer
Koncham Koncham Koncham Kashtam directed by debutante Kishore Kumar is worth a watch on account of the feel-good entertaining factor. A love story with good acting by Siddharth and Tamannaah, it is an ideal film for the family.

February 03, 2009
Yuvan not at his best
Yuvan Shankar Raja is usually known for trying to bring in something new to even the most ordinary numbers, but here it looks like he's stopped short of that.

February 02, 2009
Give this a miss
Meghave Meghave directed by Nagendra Prasad is bogged down by ordinary performances from artists and weak handling of an ordinary story. Prasad proves that he is yet to learn the tricks in direction. The film drags from the first sequence. Gracy Singh makes a forgettable debut in this film.

January 30, 2009
Ambari is average
Ambari's highlights are the songs of Hari Krishna and camera work by Sathya Hegde. Baare Baare and the titles song are rocking. Yogi's dialogue delivery and fight sequences may appeal his fans. New comer Sampreetha impresses.

Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu is a winner
Imagine Creations' Tamil movie describing the wins and losses of a village's kabaddi team, manages to score with the audience.

January 27, 2009
Nandhalala is pleasing to the ears
Taken collectively, there's a gentle sorrow that mingles with unbridled happiness that runs through all the songs in this Tamil album, and even if it isn't exactly a scintillating medley of music, it's still a fairly pleasing collection.

Jolly Days is just like Happy Days
Jolly Days is the remake of Telugu Hit Happy Days by Shekhar Khammula. Director M.D.Sreedhar has remained faithful to the original. Micky J Meyer's song compositions and performances of new artists like Niranan, Keerthi, Aishwarya Nag, Sree Raghav are top class. Go for it.

Avoid Love in Singapore
Love in Singapore, the latest Malayalam film by director duo Rafi-Mecartin starring Mammootty is yet another effort by the actor to be humorous. But, the implausibility of the plot and the lacklustre execution reduces him to a clown.

January 23, 2009
Ennai Theriyuma falls flat
Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures' Ennai Theriyuma?, starring Manoj Kumar, Sneha Ullal and Riya Sen, is a hotchpotch of several mystery thrillers but falls flat.

Nothing new in Nanda
Nanda is a listless action film written and directed by Anantha Raju. Shivaraj Kumar's fights are good, but Kaadal Sandhya has been wasted. Raju has failed to use the Veteran talented artists. Manohar has scored just average compositions. A Weak plot that can appeal only to action lovers.

Makante Achan disappoints
Makante Achan directed V M Vinu has the distinction of bringing together the father son duo of Sreenivasan and Vineeth Sreenivasan for the first time on the big screen. Other than that there is very little to cheer about in this Malayalam film.

Ayan is worth a listen
This latest effort from Harris Jeyaraj barring one or two numbers, doesn't seem to sustain itself after the first few lines but perhaps, with repeated listening, its appeal might increase.

January 22, 2009
Ilayaraja is soulful in Naan Kadavul
Some of the tunes might be familiar, but you can't deny that Ilaiyaraja manages to produce appealing music from his vast repertoire.

January 19, 2009
Non-stop torture
This Kannada movie is absolute nonsense from start to finish. Murali, Sharmila Mandre have been wasted. Technical values are good, though the script is a let down. It is neither entertaining or logical.

Arundhati is haunting and thrilling
Arundhati offers a visual canvas of horror, a theme of reincarnation, some good SFX, art work, cinematography and acting. Anushka, Sonu Sood and Sayaji Shinde have elevated the film to greater heights.

January 15, 2009
Circus is a good thriller
Ganesh gives his best performance in Dayal's well scripted Kannada film Circus, which is one of the best thrillers to hit the screens recently. Archana Gupta looks good on screen, but fails in her acting abilities. Good camera work by Shekhar Chandru, but Emil's music is inconsistent.

Fitting Master sermonises
Fitting Master is a film filled with more sadness than humour wherein producer-director E V V Satyanarayana sends a message that one should love their parents. His son Naresh's acting is convincing.

January 14, 2009
Maska is a let down
Maska is rehashed fare whose high points are Ram's performance and the songs. Quite a downer from producer M S Raju and director B Gopal.

Padikkathavan is a commercial cocktail
Sun Picture's Padikkathavan, starring Dhanush and directed by Suraaj, is a commercial cocktail of a little bit of everything, minus the logic.

Gamyam in Tamil
Raj TV's Kadhalna Summa Illa, the remake of Telugu's hit Gamyam, is a nice blend of feel-good moments, humour and pathos.

January 13, 2009
Mildly interesting
Raj Co's Tamil album is a mish-mash of familiar tunes, most of which are forgettable.

January 12, 2009
Adventures of a Tamil James Bond
Ayngaran International's Villu is a racy, illogical entertainer that's all about the star, Vijay.

Kempa could have been much better
The first 25 minutes of Kannada film Kempa raises a lot of expectations. Unfortunately, the rest of the film -- except the 20 minutes -- follows the usual trend of the underworld masala films.

January 09, 2009
A Aa E Ee falls flat
By the time AVM Kumaran's A Aa E Ee, directed by Sabapathy Dhakshinamurthy, rolls to an end, the only emotion you're conscious of is relief that the film has finally ended.

Love thrillers? Watch Anu
Anu can be enjoyed by the audience, who love thrillers. For Pooja Gandhi, this is certainly a big break. It is time that she chooses films where she can further demonstrate her talent.

Chickpete Sachagalu : Time pass fare
Chickpete Sachagalu has a good script but Magadi has not been able to get the right flavour from his artistes and technicians.

January 02, 2009
Gulama fails to impress
Gulama may impress the mass audience to some extent, but is not meant for the family audience.

December 31, 2008
Kulir 100 degrees C has good music
Newcomer Bobo Shashi has certainly gone all out to provide an interesting album. Kulir 100 degrees C is definitely worth your time and money.

December 26, 2008
Avoid Rocky
Kannada film Rocky is directed by well known editor Nagendra Aras who is also an occasional actor in Kannada films. His first directorial venture Heart Beats was a much better product than this eminently forgettable film called Rocky.

Haage Summane</> is enjoyable
Haage Summane, a Kannada film directed by Mungaru Male writer Preetham Gubbi, is a good effort and is evident that the entire team - from Gubbi, the writer and director, cinemetographer Krishna, music director Mano Murthy, lyricist Jayanth Kaikini, editor Deepu and the costume and art designers - has worked hard to create the film.

Crazy Gopalan fails miserably
It is believed that the main audience for a Dileep movie is the kids who tug the elders in the family to the theatres. So, most of his films right from Meesamadhavan to CID Moosa and Inspector Garud have been humour based lowbrow entertainers that you can watch without exerting your brain. Most of these films were made by his friends.

Panchamirtham is a laugh riot
For all those who've felt that Tamil moviedom hasn't really made use of fantasy and mythology elements in a modern set-up, or come up with a fun movie for children in recent times, Abhirami Ramanathan's maiden Tamil film Panchamirtham, directed by Raju Easwaran, has roped in mythological characters by the bucket-load for the kiddie-club.

December 24, 2008
Villu music: Only for Vijay fans
Every Vijay movie has created an electric buzz, and in combination with Prabhu Deva, with whom he's delivered Pokkiri, a blockbuster, its only to be expected that Ayngaran International's Villu, their next project with Nayanthara in tow, will be productive of keen interest.

December 22, 2008
Abhiyum Naanum is poignant
For fathers who love their daughters, this is your pick. Definitely worth a watch.

Margazhi Ragam : First of its kind
At first, Aghal Movies' Tamil film Margazhi Ragam may seem like a random collection of Carnatic concert compositions put together in a vaguely interesting fashion. The genius behind the feature is apparent to you only much later, as you truly get into the mood of the piece, along with the artistes.

Thiruvannamalai has a lot of masala
Leave your brains at home and watch this Tamil film.

Dindukkal Sarathy works
If you're looking for a combination of humour and a reasonably good plot, here's your bet.

December 19, 2008
Don't miss Neenyaare
Neenyaare comes as a breath of fresh air at a time when the Kannada film industry is facing a serious dearth of good films.

December 18, 2008
Stay away from Silambattam
Lakshmi Movie Makers's Tamil film Silambattam, directed by debutant director Saravanan, appears to have everything lined up for a B and C Centre win. But if you're a discerning viewer, stay away.

Neninthe is hard-hitting, entertaining
In the Telugu film Neninthe, director Puri Jagannadh portrays the life of an assistant director played by Ravi Teja. A fairly good story, the film touches upon real issues in the cinema industry but has the ingredients of a commercial film.

December 15, 2008
Bommalattam lacks punch
One of Bharathiraja's lasting passions has been to make slick urban thrillers with snazzy characters, infused with his own unique narrative style.

Mast Maja Maadi is timepass
The success of a comedy depends on good timing, dialogues and comedy sequences. But Mast Maja Maadi fails on all three counts.

December 08, 2008
Paramesha Paanwala is a laugh riot, post-interval
The Kannada film is sans logic but is still an enjoyable fare.

Sultan offers nothing new
The film starts as a campus caper and ends up as an action thriller.

December 05, 2008
A below average Janumadha Gelathi
Janumadha Gelathi is one of the weakest films of Dinesh Baboo known for making family entertainers. The film lacks a logical story line and has a bad narration. Srinagara Kitty impresses in this otherwise forgettable film.

Give this Bullet a miss
Bullet starring Suresh Gopi and Kalabhavan Mani is an investigative story. Directed by Nizsar is only worth missing as it has no logic and fails to make any sense.

Don't miss Akka Thangi
Akka Thangi is a film of strong native fervour and realistic narration. The film is sentimental and sends a strong message that upholds truth and tradition. Shruthi, Kishore are excellent. Mahendar's direction and Manohar's music are top class.

December 01, 2008
Avoid Mahesh Saranya Matrum Palar
Kool Productions' Tamil movie is a love-story that lacks spice. Avoid.

Pakal Nakshatrangal is pretentious
Though Pakal Nakshatrangal boasts of Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi, this Malayalam movie is reduced to an exercise of intellectual self pleasure for writer Anup Menon and director Rajeev Nath.

Ellam Avan Seyal is an ego trip!
R K Arts' Ellam Avan Seyal directed by Shaji Kailas could have been a taut murder thriller. Instead this Tamil movie panders to RK's ego mercilessly and is an exercise in frustration.

Pakal Nakshatrangal is pretentious
Though Pakal Nakshatrangal boasts of Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi, this Malayalam movie is reduced to an exercise of intellectual self pleasure for writer Anup Menon and director Rajeev Nath.

November 28, 2008
Ganga Cauvery is average
The Kannada movie scores in its high class cinematography and top class songs. Cameraman H C Venu and music director K.Kalyan are the real heroes of the film. Newcomer Akshay is good in action sequences. Mahi is glamorous and emotes well. A watchable film.

Poo is poetic
This Tamil movie might move slowly at places and not have a crackling climax but the ending fits in very well with the general tone of the story. As far as screenplays and performances go, Sasi has a winner on his hands. Few rural sagas are this refreshing or poetic.

November 27, 2008
Uninspired work from Vidyasagar
Judging by the songs, which all seem to begin promisingly but taper into nothingness, it looks like Vidyasagar really does need a shot of inspiration to boost his compositions.

November 21, 2008
Silly and ridiculous
Sun Pictures' Thenavattu, starring Jeeva is an action and romantic flick that's hopelessly outdated and devoid of logic.

Just about okay
Sai Kiran Addivi in his Telugu debut film Vinayakudu tells a romantic tale of a fat man and a hot babe. Krishnudu and Sonia perform fairly well in this film which is slow-paced and makes for an average watch.

November 17, 2008
Naanu Gandhi is a sincere film
Nanjunde Gowda has always chosen well-known commercial movie stars to make his artistic movies. His films invariably have some social issues as the backdrop and were made in good taste winning critical appreciation and awards. In his new Kannada film, Naanu Gandhi too, he has not compromised in his artistic beliefs and values.

November 14, 2008
Avoid Maharshi
The Kannada film Maharshi is not only an extreme violent action drama without a credible story, but a perfect example of how a thoroughly incompetent and boring venture can be made.

It's Surya all the way
Aascar Films's Vaaranam Aayiram, directed by Gautam Menon and starring Surya in many varied roles, is a moving, if a longish tribute to an ideal father and a loving son. It's a common enough premise and is Surya's magnum opus but this one is inherently up-market.

Avakkai Biryani is refreshing
Avakkai Biryani, produced by Sekhar Kammula and Chandrasekhar Kammula is a contemporary, uplifting story which offers a slice of life. Anish Kuruvilla scripts and directs this simple sweet love story of an inter-religious romance which warrants a watch.

November 10, 2008
Don't miss this
Debuting director Sumana and writer Agni Sridhar have done a commendable job in providing insights to the cruel world of politician, police and criminals. Vijay and Shubha Poonja have done a perfect job in the acting department. The two songs in the film are sure to rock.

November 07, 2008
Yuvan disappoints
Perhaps Yuvan Shankar Raja has spoilt you by his innovative work in his previous albums but in this one, he seems to have careened off after Silambarasan's tastes. He might have ended up satisfying the makers; the duo's track record might help in this album becoming a best-seller. But the collection, barring one or two moments, is nowhere near his best.

Fresh tunes
Put together, V Selvaganesh seems to have turned out a collection which seems, on the surface, familiar. That said, he has taken the time and effort to present some variation, which accounts for the freshness in a couple of numbers. It looks like we can expect good things from debutant music director.

November 06, 2008
Navagraha disappoints
Navagraha directed by Dinakar is a thriller featuring Darshan and six other heroes who were born to seven well known villains of the Kannada film industry. It suffers because of weak narration and illogical story. Darshan is lively and new comer Dharma is impressive. Harikrishna scores with two good song compositions.

Twenty: 20 is surprisingly good
Twenty: 20, the mother of all multi-starrers comprising all the leading artists of Malayalam cinema, spreads an interesting smorgasbord.

November 05, 2008
Not bad, but not good either
Taken together and barring a few moments, the album of Ananda Thandavam doesn't really rise to inspiring heights. There's a lot of romance and Vairamuthu's words add some dashing energy, though the tunes are familiar. It's not bad but not very good either.

October 31, 2008
Psycho is thrilling
Psycho stands up to the hype it had created before the release. Not only Raghu Dixit's music, even the other technical elements like cinematography, editing and art work are top class. Director Devadatta has done a perfect job in getting good performances from new artists.

October 27, 2008
Seval is watchable
Jinnah Creation's Seval, directed by Hari and starring Bharath is a potpourri of drama, romance and action – which makes for watchable fare despite some melodramatic hiccups.

Sangama is ordinary
Ganesh's emotional performance and the dialogue delivery save an otherwise weak film. Vedhika looks glamorous. Devi's music is the strong point while directorially the film is weak. Just an okay film.

October 25, 2008
Aegan is watchable in parts
Aegan is watchable in parts.

October 24, 2008
Another commercial cop story
Hero is another cop story in the mainstream genre with a message. Nitin and Bhavana perform well in this film directed by debutante director G V Sudhakar Naidu.

October 23, 2008
Keka : Same old love story
Director Teja seems to have got embroiled in the stereotypical pattern of filmmaking. Gone is the freshness associated with his films (as his earlier films Chitram and Jayam reflect). One can't help but wonder if he has lost his touch.

October 21, 2008
Though Vijay Antony seems to want to go beyond his Kadhalil Vizhunthen tracks, it still looks like the hangover exists. Some numbers are passable, while others are down-right boring.

October 17, 2008
A feel good romance
Despite its weak points, Payana is a must watch for audience who prefer neat film. Hari Krishna's top music, Ravishankar's good debut and Rumaneethu's screen presence makes it interesting viewing.

Avoid Premigaagi Naa
Premigaagi Naa has a weak plot handled very badly by director Snehapriya Nagaraj. Rajesh Ramanath scores uninspiring music for his hundredth film. The new comers Shankar and Vandana put up an uninspiring show. A tedious watch.

October 15, 2008
It looks like G V Prakash needs to re-group his resources after Kuselan or Seval's premise wasn't interesting enough, and he decided that ho-hum numbers is the way to go. The tunes are not too bad but somehow, you've come to expect a little more from this youngster who showed so much promise, to begin with.

October 14, 2008
A half-hearted attempt
Post Saroja, you suppose expectations from Yuvan Shankar Raja are certainly high, but you can't really say that this album is scintillating. Perhaps the composer had to bow down to a film that comes with star-trappings.

October 13, 2008
Avoid Baa Bega Chandamama
Baa Bega Chandamama is an illogical film from start to finish. Prince Deepak fails to add life into his role. Poor music composition and ordinary camera work add up to the negative points in the film.

Abhiyum Naanum' music is dated
Barring infrequent flashes of his earlier works, there's very little to write home about -- and you hope Radhamohan's picturisation makes these numbers work.

October 10, 2008
Kathikappal disappoints
Gajanana Movies' Kathikkappal, directed Dinesh Selvaraj, Mani Ratnam's assistant, falls short of your expectations of a classy thriller.

Kousalya Supraja Rama is entertaining
This Telugu movie has something good to convey yet is not preachy. Though there is nothing new in the story the film offers decent entertainment. One can view it for Srikkanth's acting.

Chikkamagaloora Chikka Mallige entertains
Chikkamagaloora Chikka Mallige has some fantastic visuals and brilliant acting performances by veterans like C R Simha. Debutant Radhika Gandhi is cute and Shravan is lively. Though the story is not contemporary, the film engages the audience.

Kurukshetra disappoints
Kurukshetra, the Malayalam film based on Kargil War, directed by Major Ravi starring Mohanlal is technically superior, but ends up being loud and jingoistic.

Worth a watch
Kotha Bangaru Lokam is a teenage romance set in a college backdrop. Varun Sandesh and Shweta Prasad make this film worth a watch. This entertainer is fresh with some good camera work, music and some thoughts on parenting.

October 06, 2008
Guru En Aalu is unoriginal
All through the album, you're confronted with already-heard moments when the melody takes predictable turns. There's a dated feel to the collection, showing, probably, how well Srikanth Deva has channelled the original and its aura. Strangely, you don't feel appreciative.

October 03, 2008
Chintakayala Ravi entertains
It's Venkatesh show all the way in the movie Chintakayala Ravi. A triangular love story also starring Anushka and Mamta Mohandas, directed by Yogesh, this movie makes for some decent viewing for the family this holiday season.

Jayaraj is back in form
Gulmohar marks the debut of writer-director Ranjith as an actor, who plays the role of a revolutionary of the seventies. This film is worth watching for his performance and to see Jayaraj bounce back to form as a director.

Vamshi is just average
Puneet and Prakash combination strikes again in Vamshi which however turns into an average fare. Prakash could have done a better job by selecting a logical story, though he has done well in getting good performance from Puneet and Lakshmi. R P Patnayak again disappoints with his inconsistent music composition.

A sheer waste of time
Parthan KandaParalokam starring Jayaram and directed by Anil is sheer waste of time.

A colourless Rainbow
Rainbow has a usual storyline but is dreary because of average storytelling and performances by Rahul, Sonal Chauhan and Sindhu Menon. The film lacks colour and punch.

October 02, 2008
Mayabazaar : Only for Mammootty fans
There is enough for Mammootty fans in Mayabazaar to cheer, clap and hoot about; punch lines, comedy and their hero shaking a leg in couple of songs.

October 01, 2008
Strictly for Arjun's fans
Sri Rajalakshmi Films' Dhurai, starring Action King Arjun comprises of many fight-scenes, with the story inserted in between.

PUC entertains
PUC is a message oriented film that harps on focused learning during the study of PUC Course. Good music and photography are highlights of this film. S R Brothers have done well in introducing talented artists Chethan Chandra and Harshitha in lead roles.

September 30, 2008
Vaaranam Aayiram has quality music
Put together, you definitely feel that Harris Jayaraj has broken out of a self-imposed mould of recent times, and has set out to provide some quality music with a difference.

September 29, 2008
Worth a watch
Sun Pictures' and Atlantic Movies' Kadhalil Vizhundhen, directed by P V Prasad and starring Boys' Nakul, is a angsty romantic story that brings a lump into your throat and is definitely worth a watch.

September 26, 2008
A big disappointment
Patre Loves Padma has lots of weak points. Other than melodious music composition by Arjun and good cinematographic work by Cine Tech Soori, this movie has nothing going for it.

Budhdhivantha is extremely satisfying
Upendra shines as an actor and a writer in this thoroughly entertaining film with five heroines. Vijay Anthony's exceptional music and Giri's photography are the major highlights. Go and watch the film for Upendra.

Sakkarakkatti is anything but sweet
Kalaprabhu really needs to observe the world around him if he needs to come up with a plausible screenplay, dialogues and performances. Picturising A R Rahman's songs in SFX, throwing in American catch-phrases and making his characters swagger in designer wear won't make a good, peppy film.

Souryam is a potboiler
Souryam is another mainstream film with all the ingredients of a masala flick -- action, romance, sentiment and emotion. Director Siva adds nothing new to this formula.

September 25, 2008
Average fare
Four music directors, declares the album. Regretfully, barring a horror number, it looks like the composers have decided to deliver the most basic compositions.

September 19, 2008
A feel good romance
Moserbaer's Tamil movie, Raman Thediya Seethai, starring Cheran, Pasupathi and Nithin Sathya is a charming blend of realism, feel-good romance, logical screenplay and neat performances.

Something old, something new
Mallepuvvuu, set against the backdrop of terrorism, can be watched for its different theme and good performances (particularly by Bhumika) even though it has the commercial elements.

Pandhayam is ridiculous
V V Creations' Pandhayam, directed by S A Chandrasekhar is said to be a serious, commercial movie but ends up being an unintentional laugh-riot.

Urban audience will love M3V
M3V is an inherently up-market movie, targeting a niche, urban audience. Its tale of affluent directors in search of their dreams, girls who aren't afraid to have sex before marriage and single parents who raise children certainly doesn't fall under the formulaic genre.

September 17, 2008
Yennai Theriyuma? is interesting
All in all, this album tries to bring in a little of everything and through some clever usage of old hits and new music, succeeds in providing reasonably interesting fare.

September 16, 2008
A glimpse of Ilayaraja
What can be said of the whole album is that when asked to produce a collection with a completely rural feel, S S Kumaran has tapped into his reservoir of Ilayaraja favourites and come up with songs that sound different for the first ten seconds -- and then merge into oft-heard melodies.

September 15, 2008
Ranjith's best so far
Thirakkadha, Ranjith's new film stars Prithviraj as a filmmaker struggling to find a new story for his film. It is a film that could be Ranjith's best so far.

Thalappavu is a must watch
Director Madhupal has taken a bold subject for his debut film Thalappavu. It deserves to be watched just for the performance of Lal.

Watch Thaavalam for Suresh Gopi
Thaavalam, the Onam release of Suresh Gopi helmed by debutant Baiju 2D has nothing to boast about except for the star.

September 12, 2008
Uday Kiran shines in Gunde Jhallumandi
Directed by Madan Gunde Jhallumandi is a love story against a college backdrop. The entertaining film has some good performances by Uday Kiran and Aditi Sharma.

Watch Dheemaaku for Naveen Krishna
Dheemaaku ends up as an ordinary fare because of a weak script and poor directorial work. However Naveen Krishna shines. Arjun's music has some catchy tunes.

Poi Solla Porom is fun and racy
UTV Motion Pictures' and Four Frames' Poi Solla Porom, directed by Vijay is a remake of Khosla ka Ghosla -- and is a fun and racy reproduction.

September 11, 2008
One dimensional
Call Center has a love story set against the backdrop of the Call Centre. It also gives a uni-dimensional glimpse of the call centre culture and is more a film for the youth.

September 09, 2008
Meet the director of Thirakkadha
After facing the camera for the first time with Gulmohar, filmmaker Ranjith all set to welcome this Onam with Thirakkadha, which he has scripted and directed. The film will have Prithviraj and Priyamani in lead roles.

September 08, 2008
Very pedestrian
Ankith Pallavi & Friends is a pedestrian love story with nothing new. Hence, there is nothing much to look for in it.

A masterpiece from Girish Kasaravalli
Gulabi Talkies is an outstanding film with perfect casting and top class performances. Girish Kasaravalli once again comes with a master piece in a subject that is rarely touched by the Indian film industry.

September 05, 2008
Worth a watch
Talking Times Movies' Alibhabha, starring Director Vishnuvardhan's brother Krishna and directed by Neelan G Sekar, is definitely worth a watch, with its near-perfect blend of masala ingredients, a darn good story and an intelligent screenplay that'll make you stick to your seats.

Ashta Chamma is pure fun
Mohankrishna Indraganti, Ashta Chamma has good performances by Swati, Nani, Srini and Bhargavi. It is a nice joy ride for the family.

An entertainer
Ganesha Maththe Bandha is a clean and healthy comedy directed effectively by Phani Ramachandra. Anant Nag, Vinaya Prakash, Doddanna and Vijaya Raghavendra shine in their performances. Watch the film for a good two hour laugh.

A wasted effort
SNS Movies' Dhanam, starring Sangeetha, shows itself as a serious movie -- but ends up being a tired old flick that takes its viewers for a disappointing ride.

September 04, 2008
Saroja rocks!
Amma Creations' Saroja, directed by Venkat Prabhu is a feel-good entertainer with logic, fun and music. Go watch it.

September 01, 2008
Only remixes work
Vijay Antony seems to have gone out in providing a commercial fare -- more than half the album is comprised of two past mega-hits, and one international hit. The album works because of these original artists. Regretfully, he can't claim credit for creating the 'remixed' songs (unless you take in lewd lyrics and remix credit). Pandhayam wouldn't make any impact without them.

August 29, 2008
Jeeva's last film is worth watching
Dhaam Dhoom, Jeeva's last film, certainly showcases the Tamil cinematographer-turned director's larger than life ambitions, and his talent for storytelling, that is no exaggeration. Right from frame one, where the titles race across magical graphic-induced map of Russian cities, you're prepared to sit up with eagerness.

Go watch Jayam Kondaan !
Jayam Kondaan is a nice blend of the cinematic and logic. It is a good, watchable fare. Go for it.

Maadesha : Enjoyable for Shivraj Kumar fans
Ravi Srivatsa's Kannada film, Maadesha, is quite different from the other recent gangster films. While most of those portrayed the protagonist as a larger than life character, Ravi Srivatsa shows the grey sides of an ambitious youngster, who takes to crime.

August 28, 2008
Homam is disappointing
Homam is a desi 'amateurish' medley of the Hollywood film 'The Departed'. It's another cop-don drama with nothing much new and the main highlight is the acting of Jagapathi Babu, Mahesh Manjrekar, J D Chekravarthy.

August 27, 2008
Not great
Vidyasagar has made a name for himself as someone who understands the entertainment-percentage in movies, and delivers accordingly. He has done the same here as well, trying to provide a little bit for everyone. It's not terrible, but then it's not great either.

August 25, 2008
A different experience
Aakashagopurum, the Malayalam adaptation of Henrik Isben's The Master Builder directed by K P Kumaran starring Mohanlal and newcomer Nithya. It is worth watching for the lead performance.

Just average
Jaggesh's signature style dialogues and mannerisms apart, it is Pooja Gandhi's glamour which is the major attraction of the Kannada flick, Kodagaana Koli Nungiththaa. Director Vasu has just borrowed the content from Telugu film Malleshwari.

August 22, 2008
Works -- in parts
Shakya Celluloid's Nayagan, directed by Saravana Shakthi and starring J K Ritheesh and Ramana, is hotchpotch of wannabee superstars and a good plot, which keeps you in your seat -- barely.

August 18, 2008
Ayudham is run of the mill
Ayudham brings Suresh Gopi as a cop again. Director Nishad has tackled few topical issues in this film and even made Thilakan mimic the CM. But, it ends up as a run of the mill stuff.

Anthoo Inthoo : Well made
Veera Shankar's Kannada film Anthoo Inthoo Preethi Banthu has some decent performances and good technical work.

Arjun : Not even for Darshan fans
Kannada film Arjun should serve as a warning to popular star Darshan, who has become very repetitive in the last three years -- he has featured in films with the same story, same dances, same fights and same one-liners.

August 14, 2008
No good, not good at all
GK Film Corporation's Tamil film, Satyam, starring Vishal and Nayanthara is a glossy cop movie with tons of stunts, ear-shattering music but tot much else.

Ravi Teja entertains
Director Uday Shankar provides a cliched storyline with a reasonably okay screenplay but Ravi Teja makes Baladoor watchable. The movie has all the ingredients of a potboiler.

August 11, 2008
Veruthe Oru Bharya is preachy
Gireesh Kumar's script does not ever leave the preachy tone. Besides marital harmony, the film also preaches about the misuse of cell phones and internet by teenagers.

August 08, 2008
For Ganesh's fans
A competent performance of Ganesh notwithstanding, his new film Bombaat fails to impress because of a weak and illogical story. Mano Murthy rocks with two songs. Go for it if you want to see Ganesh in his action avatar.

August 07, 2008
A good album from Ilayaraja
Dhanam, with its off-beat theme, has demanded a similarly off-beat offering from Ilaiyaraja, and much will depend on how these songs are picturised. Though some of the tunes are meant to titillate the front-benchers, you can't deny that the maestro has turned in a rather good album.

August 06, 2008
Appealing music by Vidyasagar
Not much of Vidyasagar's recent work has been of the exemplary kind but this one seems to be making a definite attempt to veer away from stereotypical fare. The composer has tried to experiment with his own work, attempting variations on the same theme, and sometimes hitting a new, appealing note. Some of this album's numbers might be familiar, but on the whole, they do strike the right chord.

August 04, 2008
Nandadeepa is illogical
Nandadeepa has a story based on a folklore about a stepmother's exploitation of her stepson. The narration is amateurish though Master Manoj is impressive. Devaraj and Shruthi, on the other hand are passable.

Give this one a miss
Kabadi Kabadi marks the launch yet another directorial team Sudheer Manu. But, there is no novelty in there approach. The story of this film starring Kalabhavan Mani and Mukesh is just a rehash of couple of old films.

August 01, 2008
Pasupathy, the real star of Kuselan
Kuselan would have been a great watch had the makers used the premise as a tool to explore the phenomenon that makes Rajni the enigma he is. In trying to serve up a 'Rajni film' when the original script had space only for a cameo, the makers have ended up with a film where the star is reduced to merely a walk-on role rehashing his most popular one-liners from recent times. But Rajni being what he is, don't be surprised if nobody complains.

Rajni, Jagapathi Babu shine
Kathanayakudu is a worthwhile watch for Rajnikanth and Jagapathi Babu's endearing performances and the climax.

Watch Kuselan for Rajni
It is really a daunting task to remake a realistic sentimental film like Kadha Parayumbol with a Super Star like Rajnikanth. The biggest challenge is to meet the expectations of his fans. Director P.Vasu takes it as a challenge in Kuselan.

Rajnikanth's show all the way
The script falls flat at times, while the movie pulls you into two extremes -- Rajini's many extraordinary merits and Pasupathy's warm-hearted honesty. Obviously Pasupathy works more effectively but Rajini's star status is unquestionable. If only the dialogues and screenplay had been more effective and subtle. In the end, it's a definite treat for Rajini fans. For the others? The last twenty minutes will do.

July 29, 2008
Surya's music is forgettable
Considering the fact that Surya is renowned stuntman of Tamil films' Jaguar Thangam's maiden venture, which also marks his son's debut, you ought to have a pretty good idea of what the music would be like. And depressingly, you would be right. Here is music director Jerome Pushparaj's offering.

July 28, 2008
An experiment gone terribly wrong
My Mother's Laptop is an experimental film starring Suresh Gopi about incestuous love between a mother and her son. Directed by first timer Rupesh Paul, this experiment has gone terribly wrong.

July 25, 2008
Ullasanga Utsahanga is a good watch
Ullasanga Utsahanga is watchable for its feel-good and youthful appeal.

Don't miss this Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal blends pure romance with a right portion of sentiment and a bit of humour. And it is ably complimented by its excellent music and brilliant cinematography. The film also underlines the importance of parents' contribution to the future of their children, and how such an important factor is missed out by today's youngsters.

Not Harris Jayaraj's best effort
As this is a Vishal movie, it means that a composer has to work within certain restraints, and though Harris Jeyaraj has tried to fashion it with his own music sense, the strain shows. Some flashes of the genius that created Vaseegara peek at you uncertainly, but all said and done, this hardly is Harris Jeyaraj's best effort.

July 24, 2008
Peppy but unoriginal
Poi Solla Porom's music is a peppy, enthusiastic and just plain feel-good if unoriginal offering. Perhaps the picturisation will add some zest to the general musical ambience.

July 23, 2008
An interesting offering from Yuvan
Despite the strange and bizarre sounds and phrases, you have to admit that Yuvan Shankar Raja has the ability to make you listen -- even if it's only to analyze what exactly that particularly bizarre note you just heard was. And most times, he gets it right -- even springing surprises when you least expect it.

July 21, 2008
Mammootty's Parunthu is lacklustre
Parunthu starring Mammootty as a ruthless moneylender is directed by M Padmakumar. Haphazardly made without conviction is very tough to be endured let alone be enjoyed.

Moggina Manasu works
Kannada film, Moggina Manasu, is not as good as producer E Krishnappa's 2007 film, the blockbuster, Mungaru Male, but it works.

July 18, 2008
Avoid Zindagi at all costs
Zindagi is a big disappointment -- the script does not make sense, the comic sequences are terrible, the editing is shoddy, and the lead actors are miscast.

July 15, 2008
Sakkarakkatti is worth a listen
Kalaippuli S Thaanu's Sakkarakkati, tuned by A R Rahman falls slightly short of the maestro's classic work -- but it's worth a listen.

July 14, 2008
Minnaminnikkoottam : Not engaging enough
Minnaminnikkoottam, the latest Kamal film with the ensemble cast of youngsters set against an IT industry backdrop, fails to involve us.

July 11, 2008
Minchina Ota tests your patience
Directed by young award-winning director M R Ramesh of Cyanide fame, the new Minchina Ota has been inspired by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's classic telefilm Duel. Unlike Duel, however, Minichina Ota fails to make the grade as a taut suspense thriller.

Avoid Citizen at all costs
The film has plenty of weak points, starting with producer C V Reddy's bad script and Prakash's poor handling of the subject

July 07, 2008
Subramaniyapuram is a must-watch
Company Productions' Tamil film Subramaniyapuram is a sharp, realistic tale of two friends who find themselves unwitting mercenaries until their nemesis finds them.

Uliyin Osai fails
J Nandini Arts' Tamil movie Uliyin Osai, written by Kalaignar Karunanidhi and starring Vineeth, begins with promise but fails to deliver.

Muniyandi... is watchable
GD Lotus and Thiru Productions' Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moonramaandu is your usual romance/action flick but with a different treatment.

Mohanlal's Madampi is worth a watch
Director Unnikrishnan deserves a pat on his back for tweaking a formulaic and predictable storyline that will go down well with Mohanlal's fans as well as the general audience.

July 02, 2008
Muniyandi... has rural flavour
With lyrics penned by the prolific Vairamuthu, almost all the songs have a strong rural flavour, their intensity and tone varying only slightly. The stirring beats by Vidyasagar, however, lend energy to the tunes.

Kuselan's music has interesting tunes
Tuned by G V Prakash Kumar, with the lyrics penned by Vaali, Pa Vijay and others, it is interesting to see if Kuselan touts an aural fare on par with the rest of the movie's stature.

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