Pencil Movie Review and Rating

Pencil Movie Review and Rating

தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

When G V Prakash Kumar, the music composer, decided to become an actor, ‘Pencil’ was the first project he signed. However, due to some reasons, the film got delayed, and his other heroic ventures ‘Darling‘ and ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara‘ hit the screens and went on to become hits too.

The delay appears to be a blessing in disguise for both ‘Pencil’ and GVP, as such novel attempts were not the order of the day in these parts till a few years ago. Now that Kollywood audience are familiar with new age movies, they might appreciate this flick.

Shiva (G V Prakash) studies class 12 in a posh school in the city and he is a topper. He is not in good terms with spoilt brat Nithin (Shariq Haasan), son of leading film star.

One day, to the shock of everyone, Nithin is found dead under mysterious circumstances and the blame, yes you are right, falls on Shiva. Now the onus is on the young boy to prove that he is innocent. And he is helped by his love interest Maya (Sri Divya).

Debutant director Mani Raj has tried his hands at a high school thriller, a successful genre in Hollywood, and it is evident that he has been heavily inspired by Korean movie ‘Fourth Period Mystery’.

He has packed the first half in a brilliant manner, by establishing characters in an engaging way. But the second half is a let-down, as it is lengthy and preachy.

Considering this is the debut acting venture of GVP, he can be given first class. Sri Divya is cute as school girl and she is seen in stylish outfits. And the actress performs well too. Others in the cast too are good and topping the list is Shariq Hussain.

G V Prakash has come out with interesting songs and Gopi Amarnath’s visuals add value to them. Though ‘Pencil’ is watchable and racy, some trimming could do a world of good to it.

Ko 2 Review and Rating

Ko 2 Review and Rating

தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

Movie: Ko 2

Direction: Sarath

Producer: Elred Kumar

Starring: Bobby Simha, Nikki Galrani, Prakash Raj, Bala Saravanan

Music: Leon James

Language: Tamil

The first release has been rightly placed and you definitely couldn’t have expected a better time for the release of this film. The film, through failing to keep the audience at the edge of their seats, it serves a good message to the government. The first half of the film is lazy and the various characters are explained in detail in it. The second half picks up the pace but due to the excessive speed some points that the director wished to convey may be missed by most of the audience.

Bobby Simha has continued his excellent screen presence and this movie has proved the action hero in him. His screen share with Prakash Raj is definitely one of the best highlights of the film as Bobby’s excellent screen presence along with Prakash Raj’ s dialogues on the country brought in the audience to their feet. Nikki Galrani, plays a journalist and she has justified her job perfectly. Actor Ilavarasu, who plays the Home Minister has also perfected his role.

With the acting side being a strong plus for the film, it is the technicalities has has brought down the film. The very slow storyline in the first half of the movie is the major drawback and Editor Kevin could have definitely shortened the first half a little. Leon James has once again proved his worth and his background score for the scenes make them more appealing. The cinematography by Philip R. Sundar with monotonous colours and art direction could have definitely been better as they bring down the movie in several scenes.

The movie is definitely not a new story but can be claimed as old wine in a new bottle as the director has penned it down really well. Also with its relevance to today’s political system this serves as a must watch in this political season.

Verdict: Formidable cast along with good storyline and election fever makes it a must watch.

24 Movie Review & Rating

24 Movie Review & Rating

தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

A collage of time machine travel, chaos theory, imagination and presentation is ’24’, which is an intelligent sci-fi movie that takes the audience serious.

Directed by Vikram Kumar, the maker of ‘Alai’ and ‘Yaavarum Nalam’ who is now a hot property in Tollywood (thanks to ‘Manam’), the film is a treat to Suriya fans as they get to see their favourite actor in three different dimensions.

The story is not so simple. But it has been narrated as simple as possible, without confusing the viewers much. And what more, the film also follows the commercial format, thus fulfilling the tastes of the mass and the class alike.

Scientist Sethuraman (Suriya) and baddie Athreya (Suriya) are brothers. The former develops a time machine and the latter wants to capture and misuse it.

But the scientist and his wife Priya (Nithya Menen) manage to escape from the clutches of Athreya, along with their infant son (who grows up as another Suriya). Though the couple get killed on their way, the kid survives thanks to Sathya Bama (Saranya Ponvannan).

A watch, which holds key for the time machine, is also safe with the son, whose name is Mani, who is a watch mechanic. He also has a love interest (Samantha). Meanwhile, Athreya comes to know about the ‘watch’ in the possession of his brother’s son, and all hell breaks loose.

What follows is a roller coaster ride which brings alive Sethuraman and Priya, helps Mani win over his ladylove and take revenge on Athreya.

Suriya is in superb form and he shows the distinct difference between the three characters. As Athreya, he is menacing and here is another dreaded villain to Tamil cinema. Both Nithya Menen and Samantha have been given scope to perform, while Saranya Ponvannan is good as usual.

Despite the presence of three Suriyas, the real hero of ’24’ is the script of Vikram Kumar, as the writing is top-notch. The interval block and the climax are highlights.

A R Rahman has proved why is he being called maestro, while Thiru’s cinematography is on par with any international standard. On the flip side, some oft-repeated dialogues and length of certain scenes could have been avoided.

Verdict : To sum it up, ’24’is a honest attempt and the result of the hardwork of a dedicated team.



தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

Movie: Manithan

Direction: I Ahmed

Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin

Starring: Udhayanidhi, Hansika, Prakash Raj, Radha Ravi, Vivekh, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sangili


Music: Santosh Narayanan

Cinematography: R.Madhi

Edited by: JV Manikanda Balaji

Genre: Drama

Country: India

Language: Tamil

A remake of Subhash Kapoor’s 2013 Hindi film Jolly LLB, Manithan, has found success with a crowd pleasing script. The title was taken from the Superstar’s yesteryear film “Manithan” and has done justice to it in most of the aspects. The storyline too has a neatly written character sketch for Udhayanidhi Stalin who has proven himself as a performer than as a hero in this film.

Udhayanidhi Stalin plays the role of Shakti, a small time lawyer who is a failure in almost every sense. With court rooms becoming a rarity in tamil cinemas, this movie has brought back those scenes to our minds. The movie also reminds us that the bigger criminals than the ones who are convicted are the people who are roaming freely.

The movie opens with drunk Rahul (Suraj) driving a Land Cruiser Prado who loses control and runs over some people. Soon the film becomes the battle between the penniless lawyer from Pollachi versus the richie-rich son of a North Indian business family. Prakash Raj plays the role the rich lawyer who defends Rahul and he plays that role with ease. This is definitely not one that is new to him and the power in his voice and modulation makes the character stronger.

Hansika’s role as Priya is definitely one of the points to be spoken and she stays perfectly in her space. Santosh Narayan’s music has been one that we are hearing repeatedly and it would have been better is he had changed some tunes to it. However the song sections have come out well and appealed the audience. The cinematography was done by R.Madhi and he has perfected it be capturing every scene at the right angle adding to the plus of the film. However there have been some slags at the editing part which gives the viewers a feel of cut scenes unnecessarily.

The climax has loads of sentiment and has won a lot of audience but it would have been much better if it ended on a different note. Even with these flaws “Manithan” is a good entertainer and a perfect comeback for Udhayanidhi Stalin who has proved himself as an actor.

Synopsis: A perfect entertainer with a formidable cast.



தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

Movie : Theri
Directed by : Atlee
Produced by : Kalaipuli S Thanu
Written by : Atlee
Starring : Vijay, Samantha, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika, Prabu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Mahendran, Rajendiran, Azhagam Perumal, Kaali Venkat
Music by : GV Prakash Kumar
Cinematography : George C Williams
Edited by : Anthony L Ruben
Production company : V Creations
Distributed by : SPI Cinemas
Release dates : 14 April 2016
Country : India
Language : Tamil


The word “Theri” has been sounding at almost corner by the critics and fans for the past few days and the film is finally out to be judged. This movie is the second project of Atlee, the director who perfectly struck the note in his debut film, Raja Rani. The expectations for his second film were already high as his first film had a terrific response at the box office and the name Ilaya Thalapathy has brought in even more than expected. After a lot of planning the film was finally slated for April 14th and was released as scheduled, today. Read on to know if it really lived up to the hype it had created.

vijay and nainika

The movie starts off with Nainika (Meena’s daughter) and Vijay enjoying each others company in a small town in Kerala along with Rajendran who plays the role of a family friend and well wisher. Soon you will get to know that Jithu Joseph (Vijay) is leading his life in exile for the sole sake of taking care of his daughter, when he gets caught in a scuffle where his identity is revealed, due to the police complaint that was filed by Anna (Amy Jackson). The word of his presence spreads years after he was assumed to be killed and then it is in the hands of the baddie (Dir. Mahendran), who tries to finish his unfinished tasks.

theri atlee

The star cast is an added advantage to Theri, with everyone donning their roles perfectly. While actress Radhika plays the role of a Vijay’s mother, Prabhu caps the role of a senior police officer who helps the hero even during his exile. Actor Rajendran handles the comedy part in a fresh tone while being the most trustable resource for Vijay’s family. Actress Amy Jackson has done a brilliant job to justify her role and her attempt to try the role of a malayali teacher has been accomplished perfectly to the best possible level. Samantha’s glamour is one definitely to be spoken and she has captured her audience with her spell bound screen presence.

theri samantha
Theri has a perfect blend of humour, sentiments, family bonding and thriller elements and Atlee along with perfecting direction has also penned down excellent dialogues, as he had done in Raja Rani. Expectations for the music were high as it was his 50th film and though the songs were not much impressive, the scintillating touches during the action sequences clearly meant that GV Prakash still has a lot left in him. George C. Williams has taken care of the cinematography and his perfect blend of the angles in correct proportions for every shot is definitely one more factor that has helped the film get good response.

The final cuts were by Editor.Ruben and though there are a few slags, he has almost touched perfection with his works getting better in every next movie. Though the film had a lot of positive points to be spoken of, this might not be the way as Atlee was expected as there were a number of unexplained and over explained parts giving the feel that the film is a bit lengthy, eventually meaning that there has been small gliches in the story and editing. However the stardom has it all to cover them up.

Verdict: Perfect family entertainer with a few slugs. A perfect comeback for the Ilayathalapathy.



தமிழ் சினிமா அப்டேட்ஸ் களை உடனுக்குடன் தெரிந்து கொள்ள Filmi Street App - ஐ டவுன்லோட் செய்யுங்கள்

Director: Vamsi Paidipally

Cast: Nagarjuna, Karthi, Tamannaah, Prakash Raj

With the name itself giving shivers down the spine, Thozha, the official remake of the French comedy-drama ‘The Intouchables’ was directed by Vamsi and he has perfectly adapted the movie to suit the Tamil nativity while perfectly retaining the soul of the flick. Karthi and Nagarjuna, the film’s leads have perfectly done justice to their roles and this movie can definitely be marked as a perfect sweep for the Paruthiveeran hero.

The film opens with a commonly seen scene where Seenu (Karthi), a petty thief comes out of jail on parole with the help of his lawyer friend (Vivek). Being disowned by his mother (Jayasudha) who works as a clerk in the railways he was in dire need of a job so that he could get out of jail permanently by portraying his good deeds. For him money is everything and that was the reason for his mother disowning him as she felt that he might spoil his siblings as well.
In the meantime Vikramadithya (Nagarjuna), a quadriplegic billionaire, who is paralysed below the neck was looking out for a caretaker and had dismissed a dozen interviews before being finally bowled over by Seenu. Seenu too accepts the job after initial reluctance seeing the stunning house and secretary of Vikramadhitya. He also has a charming secretary Keerthi (Tamannah) and a legal advisor (Prakash Raj) who takes care of him as a best friend. He tames the role of a person who hates people looking at him with sympathy and he has done justice to the role at every scene.

The rest of the story is about how the duo, over a period of time bond over and solve each other’s problems.

Everyone have done justice to their roles and the technical department plays a major role in making this film a pleasure to watch. Gopi Sundar’s background score goes well with the mood of the film, but the songs seem to be average.

P.S.Vinod’s cinematography is top notch and of international standards, especially during the vibrant Paris episode. Although Praveen’s editing is faultless, the movie is little lengthy and he could have trimmed certain portions.  All these vibrant features push it into the list of movies that should be watched at-least once.

Verdict: A perfect blend that should never be left unattended.

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