36 Vayadhinile ( 36 Vayathinile)

36 Vayadhinile ( 36 Vayathinile)

Cast & Crew

Movie : 36 Vayadhinile (aka) 36 Vayathinile
cast: Jyotika, Rahman
Director: Rosshan Andrrews
Cinematography: R.Diwakaran
Editing: Mahesh Narayanan
Art Director: Cyril Kuruvila
Composer: Santhosh Narayanan
Dialogues: Viji
Lyrics: Vivek
Designs: 24AM
PRO: Johnson
Producer: Suriya
Banner: 2D Entertainment
Label: Think Music

 

Summary :

36 Vayadhinile” directed by Rosshan Andrrews is an remake of 2014 Malayalam movie How Old Are You? written by Bobby Sanjay. The film stars Jyothika in the lead role, which marks her comeback after 8 years in Tamil since Manikanda in 2007. The film is produced her husband Actor Suriya under his home banner 2D Entertainment. Music composed by Santhosh Narayanan.

 

Movie Review:

Sophistication and enhancements in luxurious lives become the top priority of husband and daughter. A woman as homemaker and employee struggles to be the best in playing her role efficiently, but is always cornered mercilessly for being a dumb. It’s an intriguing scenario that we see every day in our own lives, where our mothers, spouse and sisters hold back their dreams for the sake of family.

Vasanthi (Jyotika) is one among them who doesn’t get her due respect from her husband (Rahman) who dreams bigger in foreign life and so is her daughter. They both leave her behind in Chennai and fly for Ireland. She now discovers the real purpose of her life and embarks on her dream journey turning the spotlights on her.

The much hackneyed terms like ‘Comeback’, ‘Spectacular performance from Jyotika’ could be boredom.  A crisp or incisive statement – As Vasanthi she conveys the best of emotions of every women we come across in our lives. The scenes where she struggles between her innocence and buried dreams for the sake of her family and yet being cornered for all problems. The scene where Rahman converses in harsh words on the lanes of Triplicane and she politely walks beside him saying, “I never knew you had so much of expectations over me before 13 years itself.” When her daughter tries to open up the question she had asked President and her reply “No, I don’t need it” is remarkably excellent. The single shot and dialogue takes the entire first half to a greater level.

The second half slightly drops down the momentum as it becomes a normal concept of organic farming doesn’t impress us. The adulteration of fruits and vegetables is something the society is used to more than three years of time and this concept doesn’t hold us intact during the second hour.

Technically, Santosh Narayanan’s background score brings more emotions and intensity to even the normal scenes. He has done a colossal task with this and in fact, his BGM along with Jyotika’s performance makes the film outperform the original version. Rosshan Andrews has evidently taken scrutinizing efforts over nurturing this remake project with more clarity. 36 vayadhinile doesn’t resemble ‘How old are you’ in any places, even for the ones who have already seen it.

The characters involving Rahman, Delhi Ganesh, Jayaprakash, Nasser, Prem etc have contributed their maximum energy into the film…

While Tamil cinema has been exploring new and different genres of cinema, hats off to 2D Entertainment and Jyotika for reviving the genre of ‘Feminism’, which was so much absent in Tamil cinema for many years.

 

Verdict: A beautiful drama one can dedicate to their women in life.

 

 

Innimey Ippadithaan

Innimey Ippadithaan

Santhanam delivered a promising debut in lead role with the film ‘Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham’ and with the grand success has proceeded ahead with ‘Inimey Ippadithaan’ that stars the same heroine Ashna Zaveri in female lead role along with Akhila Kishore of Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam. Santosh Dayanidhi makes his debut as music director and the film is directed by debutants Anand and Murugan named together as ‘Muruganand’.

 

1. Athana Azhagayum

Singers: Varun Parandhaman and Sopia Ashraf

 

The album starts off with a feel good romantic number, which is good on hearing with mild intonations and rhythmic accompaniments. Santosh deserves special mention for getting these singers Varun Parandhaman and Sopia Ashraf who brim up the song with some decorous elements.

 

2. Athula Oru Kaal

Singers: Mahalingam, Thalapathi and Sapta

 

Something chirpy and fun-filled! This could be the abrupt experience we gain through the song. And again, the singers make it more compelling to offer the best they could afford, but the visuals would decide the result of this song. The lyrical lines sound funny in places with unique words.

 

3. Azhagana Aanazahaga

Vocals: Harini

 

Harini is another synonym to the most mellisonant words in the musical genre. She has carried forth a beautiful effect to the song. This should be the cherry pick of this album.

 

4. Inimey Ippadithaan

Vocals: Karthik & Aishwarya

 

A cool romantic track that has some essence of emotions conveyed through the voices of Karthik and Aishwarya… Perhaps, the visuals again with colourful emblazonment would add up more celebration on the screens. Karthik sounds pretty the same and there is no modulation, but Aishwarya has her best appeal in intonation.

 

5. Thedi Odunaen

Singers: Santosh Kumar Dhayanidhi and Aalaap Raju

 

Aalaap Raju can blindly and effortlessly add the best impact to any melodies and such is his magical touch. This song becomes ample evidence to this and music director Santosh Kumar Dhayanidhi creates a best musical ambience.

 

6. Paatha Oru Lookula

Singer: Gaana Bala

Gaana Bala sounds ordinary and we are over familiar with his voice and this one could be a good one if it gets the best visuals.

 

On the whole, ‘Inimey Ippadithaan’ is an average affair that has some lively music from debutant Santosh and if the visuals are done with best visuals, then some songs would have a good result aftermath release.

 

Verdict: Moderate start by Santosh

 

 

India Pakistan

India Pakistan

Cast and Crew

Cast : Vijay Antony, Sushma Raj, Pasupathy, M.S.Bhaskar, Jegan, Manobala­
Cinematography : N.Om
Editing :M.Thiyagarajan
Music : Deena Devarajan
Direction : N.Anand
Production : Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Release: Sri Green Productions Release

 

If edge-on-seat thrillers, spine-shuddering horror flicks, adult themed romance, etc might have bored you for a while, India Pakistan might get you some relief, though not to a greater extent. Written and directed by Anand, the film features Vijay Antony and Sushma Raj in lead roles with an ensemble star-cast of Pasupathy, MS Bhaskar, Manobala and many others in important characters.

India Pakistan has a simple onionskin plot of hero-heroine Vijay Antony and Sushma Raj falling in love at first sight as they come upon each other while picking Vijay’s ‘Kadhalukku Mariyadhai’ DVDs (Courtesy to the same film where Vijay and Shalini pick ‘Love and Love only’ book). But there seems to be evidence behind a fake encounter placed inside the same DVD copies they have bought. Meanwhile, there happens to be a funny drama of hilarious encounters of ego clashes between the lead pair as they fall in love.

Nothing to blame about the basic concept or plot picked by Anand as it resembles that late 80s Fazil flicks of comedy placed inside the box of thriller. That’s a good way to entertain the audiences and he deserves the best applause for this, but on the contrary part, it’s the screenplay that has a drop and rise and drop graph scattering away our attention. We are not commenting the ‘Film is lengthy’, but how you keep the audiences engaged is what really matters. If Anand had employed more efforts into keep the screenplay effectively engrossing with humour and thriller, then this would have been a film like ‘Arangetra Velai’.

On the performance, Vijay Antony takes a risky step of trying humour, which works out only to a certain extent, but he is not the BEST as in his previous films. He fits perfectly in the genre of thriller and serious bound scripts. There has a long way for him to get accustomed to humour. Sushma Raj is good looking and her performance is appreciable. Well, if she can get her elbows greased up, she could become an elite performer. Pasupathy is outstanding, but doesn’t a meaty role and so is MS Bhaskar. Manobala with minimal role is okay.

Vijay Antony and Music are closest synonyms, but the chain is missing here and there isn’t much to appraise here. Technically, the film is okay in parts, with cinematography having his best spell in Pollachi locations of misty filled hill rocks.

The minus of this film is the fallible screenplay with some uninteresting sequences, which should have been properly lined up.

India Pakistan on the whole might be an apt treat to the audiences across the south towns and villages, but not the one for the multiplex audiences.

Verdict: Hilariously okay, but gets stuck in the middle

Rating: 2.75/5

 

Masss

Masss

It’s a day that every Venkat Prabhu fan expected and so were the dazzling Suriya fans. With this unusual combination teaming up with Yuvan Shankar Raja, the words turn speechless and here Cine Coffee brings you the exclusive music review of this album. ‘Masss’ stars Suriya, Nayantara and Pranitha in lead roles with K.E. Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green funding the project.

 

1. Therikudhu Masss

Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjith and Yuvan Shankar Raja

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

 

The title song as the film name ‘Masss’ suggests, Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed as ‘Masss’ number that turns the sizzling excitements for Suriya fans. The song speaks about the freewheeling hero, who seems to be enjoying the moment of dwindling a huge money. Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjith and Yuvan Shankar Raja offer the best spell and it looks like the catholic song portion heard during the interlude is the introduction of Nayantara.

 

2. Piravi

Vocal: Vaikom Vijayalakshmi

Lyrics:

Whenever Vaikom Vijayalakshmi comes on the track, we can expect a soulful song that pierces through our hearts and there would be so much of spirit in it. This is one number that speaks about the pathos of few innocent souls and it sounds to be a song that has the turning point. The lyrical lines enhance the emotional impact. The orchestral strings in the backdrops add more intensity to the song.

 

3.Poochandi

Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Pooja

Lyrics: Gangai Amaren

Every Venkat Prabhu album has a song written by his father-music director Gangai Amaran and this one ‘Poochandi’ is here.  The song happens to based on colourful fantasy, which involves lots of characters in ghost makeover. Yuvan Shankar Raja has rendered the song in his usual style, but becomes more captivating here is the interlude in distorted guitars and other instrumentals. Pooja on her part does her vocalisms with perfection.

 

4.Naan Aval Illai

Singers: Karthik, Chinmayi

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Both these singers are young iconic emblematic musical stars who give the best irrespect give of what genre the song is. Naan Aval Illai is completely in contrast to rest of the songs and some of the lines written by Madhan Karky are sweetly ecstatic. Especially, Chinmayi gives the best on her part that would be more apt for the heroine who is getting on the screens.

 

5.Con Man Theme Music

Venkat Prabhu and Yuvan Shankar Raja having delivered a powerful theme music in Mankatha have couple of signature score. Con Man Theme obviously denotes the crazy mindset laced with some heroism and smartness of Suriya and his heist acts. This BGM really evokes the best peppy mood and would be having its best toast together with visuals.

 

6.Masss Theme Music.

No words! Of course, Yuvan Shankar Raja has the best signature music delivered in the past one decade and most of them are still everybody’s favourite and used as their ringtone. Now we have this new inclusion, where the slight silent guitars with percussion’s add the massive appeal.

 

7.Therikkudhu Masss Gasa Gasa Remix

Premgi Amaran

Venkat Prabhu and Yuvan Shankar Raja never miss to offer Premgi Amaran have his potentials and prowess exhibited in their albums. Apparently, the album ends with Premji’s Gasa Gasa remix. Nevertheless, with the original track itself sounding to be a remix mode, this one sounds more noisy in few places. Maybe, it could be used for some bloopers during the final credits of the movie.

 

Overall, ‘Masss’ has some good numbers, but again this is not the best from the combination of Yuvan Shankar Raja and Venkat Prabhu who have already delivered some massive celebratory albums like ‘Chennai 600028’, ‘Saroja’, ‘Goa’ and ‘Mankatha’ that had the right mix of various artists and genres. ‘Masss’ is just above average and maybe, the songs might have its enhancement with visuals.

 

Verdict: Not as ‘MASSSIVE’ hit, but above average

Rating: 3/5

Vai Raja Vai

Vai Raja Vai

Cast & Crew

Movie – Vai Raja Vai
Music – Yuvanshankar Raja
Director – Aishwarya R Dhanush
Starring – Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Vivek, Daniel Balaji, Taapsee Pannu
Producer – Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh, Kalpathi S. Suresh
Studio – AGS Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Music Label – Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.

Movie Review 

A film without conflicts could be best regarded as a documentary or perhaps to the additional tag of ‘Docu-Drama’. The film ‘Vai Raja Vai’ lacks the impact of what a commercial entertainer or thriller should be. A guy with a special power of possessing clairvoyance, predicting what’s gonna happen next is forced by few people to gamble at casino at the stake of risking his family members and friends. Well, there is nothing of flaw to mention here, but the terrible part turns out with the lousy screenplay, where there is nothing that would surprise you or move to the edge of seats.

Gautham Karthik is a cute loveable boy with handsome looks. He has been born with special power of predicting future. His office senior colleague (Vivek) gets to know about this and introduces him to cricket betting, where Gautham easily pulls down the big figure of 1 Crore from a roughneck (Daniel Balaji). Things turn out to be bizarre for Gautham, when Daniel Balaji traps him up for a bigger game.

The basic flaw with Vai Raja Vai is its course of writing. The narrative part is so much succumbed to an unimpressive style. As citing up towards the first few lines in the review, there is no conflict nor something more challenging for the hero to face. Yes, he is gifted with super power and keeps winning the moments. The story is over merely with few words and how does Aishwarya expect to watch it for two hours. The only scene, where we find the best of drama is the direct confrontation between Gautham Karthik and Daniel Balaji at latter’s place, where he predicts the game. The final scene where Dhanush appears could be the only point, where the theatres turn more celebratory. Priya Anand looks fabulous, but her role is just limited to romantic and dream song sequences. Ethir Neechal Satish has to improvise something unique to prove his prowess in comedy. Actor Vivek stands out to be the best in rendering hilarious lines and of course some unconventional role. Taapsee appears during the second half, walks in skimpy costumes and finally disappears with a small action block. Daniel Balaji is best, but he could have been very well utilized.

Musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja is groovy in background. Though couple of songs including Pachai Vanna Poove are commendable, they stand nowhere closer to the movie. Cinematography by Velraj is brilliant.

On the whole, ‘Vai Raja Vai’ doesn’t hold a strong plot neither a convincing screenplay. Very few scenes turn to be more interesting, while the rest pull away your patience with dull moments.

 

Verdict: A feeble thriller without any thrills.

Uttama Villain

Uttama Villain

Cast & Crew
Movie – Uttama Villain
Starring – Kamal Haasan, Jayaram, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Parvathy Nair, K. Balachander
Music – Ghibran
Lyrics – Kamal Haasan, Viveka & Subbu Arumugam
Director – Ramesh Aravind
Producer – N. Lingusamy, Kamal Haasan
Banner – Raaj Kamal Films International, Thirrupathi Brothers
Music Label – Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.

An artist’s life never ends. They remain immortal with their arts and people love them for whatever they are. They are destiny’s child and Kamal Haasan has been an iconic illustration of these strata, where the decades have passed by, but his charisma never fades and we love him for whatever film he makes. There happens to be a depth, an intensity of emotions deeply amalgamated with the plot. Apparently, Uttama Villain traverses through the life of a Superstar (Manoranjan), who is at the peak of his realms. “Everybody loves him” as his mentor Maargadarsi (Late veteran filmmaker K Balachandar) says, Dr. Aparna (Andrea Jeremiah) has been deeply addicted to him and so is his clandestine affair with her. He is reputed husband to obsessive spouse (Urvasi) and a son for namesake. His life takes a turn with sudden shocking news that few more days are left to depart from this world. More shock arrives in the form of his biological daughter (Parvathi) born to a character (Yamini), who was supposed to marry him before years, but man-made fate had incurred.

An entertaining film as a gratitude to Maargadarsi, reconciliation with family and friends becomes the need of hour now.

“I never thought the word ‘Tomorrow’ would arrive so soon. I thought there would be a long time for it.” This intense dialogue conveys more meaning and that’s the rhetoric magic of Kamal Haasan. His performance doesn’t need an analysis. Couple of scenes are more than enough to bring up the adorations. The scene where he reveals about his culmination to his family and the climax that never disappears from your mind at an ease… The next one in the cast is Andrea Jeremiah, who unbelievably steals the show with her emotions. Urvasi as a nagging wife and later a reconciled woman does her best. Maryan fame Parvathi doesn’t get more dialogues to render, but her emotions are wonderful. The one enacting the role of Kamal Haasan’s son is at his best. Nasser appears mostly during the period film shooting and he is excellent. Pooja Kumar in the classical role is good, but she looks more aged that eclipses the glamour. The demise of K Balachandar sir adds more emotional essence to the script; especially his encounters with Kamal Haasan are remarkable. The scene where K Vishwanath says, “I have this arthritis problem or I else I would fall on your feet” wrenches our hearts.

With so many spellbinding moments filled up in the frame, what remains on the flip side is the non-synch of period drama film placed into. We have nothing to blame the folklore oriented drama, which remains so entertaining. But when a serious situation is happening in the life of the protagonist, it becomes so hard to accept the other end of mediocre hilariousness. However, everything gets eclipsed by the final shot, where Kamal Haasan brings the best of his 50 plus career journey as an artist.

Musical score by Ghibran is remarkable in background score and cinematography with different tones of colours.

‘Uttama Villain’ is a masterpiece in the pages of Tamil cinema, where Kamal Haasan proves his wizardry as a writer and artist.

Verdict: Mind blowing drama that involves tears and smile

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