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Viswasam / Thala 58 Heroine Revealed!

Sai Sidhharth, the executive producer of Sathya Jyothi films announced on twitter that 'Lady Superstar' Nayanthara will be the lead lady of "Viswasam" starring 'Thala' Ajithkumar. The actress was last seen with Ajith in 2013 hit film Arrambam. It was earlier reported that Anushka Shetty was under consideration to play the female lead. But now the opportunity has been bagged by Nayanthara.

On an interesting note, Viswasam marks the fourth time collaboration of Ajith and Nayanthara as the lead pair as well as fourth directorial venture of 'Siruthai' Siva with Ajith who earlier directed Veeram, Vedhalam and Vivegam with the actor. 

If shooting goes as per schedule, the film might see release on Diwali festival and might clash with A.R.Murugadoss-Vijay project, who are also keen on releasing their movie on the festival date.

A Movie News Report by Nirmal Raj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Vivegam / Vivekam – Movie Review

Verdict: “Thala Ajith, if not for this man, the movie is a strenuous watch!” 

Teaming up with ‘Siruthai’ Siva for the third time after an average fair with ‘Vedhalam’, Ajith Kumar’s “Vivegam” has been a letdown among the wider section of his hardcore fans. 

It’s too early to let out the plot of the movie, but the story fork over betrayal, back stabbing, and revenge. Yet another old template used with a different back story. 

Thala Ajith Kumar, this man has given more than he could for this movie. He has undergone a massive changeover in his physique and looks fitter than ever. Like always, he carries the burden of a repetitive plot on his shoulder and tries his level best to not make it look dreary. His gigantic screen presence was enough to make his fans go crazy. Though in the end, all in vain.

The love portions with Kajal in the first half looked refreshing and triggered emotions, but the same scenes in the latter half of the movie trigger vexation. Akshara Haasan could have chosen a movie which has more of an important role for her to do in her Tamil debut because she had hardly anything to do and would have appeared on screen for maximum 10 minutes. 

Vivek Oberoi as the baddie was another poor choice. Though he gave his best for the role, the villain’s character wasn’t sketched properly because for the most of the time he was all praise for the hero which was commendable for a while but not for throughout the whole movie. 

Getting a chance once again to direct a movie with Ajith, even after ‘Vedhalam’, Director ‘Siruthai’ Siva must have used the golden opportunity wisely, but failed terribly. With a plot which looks racy, yet with no new content, has made the film look uninteresting. The movie looked like a wasted opportunity. It was a pain to realize that Ajith’s blood and sweat have been not used properly. 

Anirudh Ravichander’s electrifying background score comes as a massive savior. He clearly understood the Mass of Ajith and has scored perfect BGM to match his charisma. Many thanks to Editor Ruben for making the movie crisp with his cuts otherwise the run time would have made everyone exhausted. Vetri’s cinematography is another positive of this movie. The visuals were spectacular and grand to watch on the big screen.

Finally, ‘Siruthai’ Siva’s ambition to make an international level thriller didn’t come out well. To the contrary of his idea, he has not made use of Ajith Kumar’s most honest and sincere hard work. 

The movie didn’t live up to the slightest expectation of Ajith’s fans, who have been waiting to see their matinee idol for almost two years and finally on the D-day they were offered with a very average movie. It was a pity to see the energy of the fans drop to a low level after Ajith’s introduction scene. 

It would be good if Ajith Kumar doesn’t give one more opportunity to this fellow. He should also break his streak of doing Police/Gangster movies and try out something different in his future films. 

My Rating – 2.25/5
Grade – C (It deserves your attention for a while!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK  (@Nirmalraj2911)

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Yennai Arindhal - Movie Review

Verdict - "A classy Gautham Vasudev Menon flick."

After several postponing, the most anticipated film of the year Yennai Arindhal starring “Thala” Ajith Kumar in the lead, hit the screens on Thursday. It has Arun Vijay, Trisha, Anushka Shetty, Vivekh, and Anikha playing the supporting roles.
The background score for the film was composed by Harris Jayaraj. The film was edited by Anthony while Dan Macarthur handled the camera.  

Yennai Arindhal could be called as Director Gautham Menon’s cop trilogy that began with Surya starrer ‘Khakha Khakha’ and renewed with Kamal starrer ‘Vettaiyadu Vilayadu’. 

The film revolves around the life of a tough cop Satyadev (Ajith) who in an undercover mission befriends a gangster named Victor (Arun Vijay) in jail, only to kill the head of a powerful gang. The rest of the story is about how Satyadev tries to save Thenmozhi (Anushka) whom he met on a flight from getting killed and protects Isha (Anikha), daughter of Hemanika (Trisha) whom he met and fall in love during one of his investigation. 

The plot could be consi dered as a mash-up of Gautham Menon’s previous films, but the unique factor in Yennai Arindhal is the emotional tale of Satyadev and his daughter Isha and the matured love story between him and Hemanika which is very much adorable. The film lacked the main theme, and the exact reason for Victor to take revenge on Satyadev was not clearly portrayed. 

Ajith Kumar has given some electrifying performance and was the best of the recent times. Whether it a fierce action scene or an emotional scene or a romance scene, Ajith has done it with his full energy. His mere screen presence was enough for his fans to go crazy. 

Trisha, the beauty queen impresses us with her looks. The onscreen chemistry between Ajith and Trisha was luscious. The breezy romance between them with the typical Gautham Menon touch was delightful. 

Arun Vijay as the bad person amazes us with his acting skills. All his hard work for this film could be seen on the screen. Anushka had very much little to do in this film and looked aged and dull in the film. Her romance part with Ajith falls flat.

Harris Jayaraj background score was unimaginable and he is sure to give Goosebumps with his music. Dan Macarthur exquisite cinematography was top-notch. He has beautifully captured both the tense and emotional part of the movie. Editing by Anthony was fair enough.

Finally, Yennai Arindhal is a typical Gautham Menon film with “Thala” Ajith adorning it. Watch out for Ajith’s gigantic screen presence and the emotional aspect of the film.  

My Rating - 3.25/5
Grade - B (Entertaining! With noticeable flaws)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)

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Veeram - Movie Review

Verdict - "A perfect entertainer for the festival"

Ajith Kumar's latest-flick "Veeram" directed by Siruthai Siva is one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. After the huge success of "Arrambam" expectations were very huge, also it releases alongside "Ilaiyathalabathy" Vijay's "Jilla", have it live up to all the hype it had?

Veeram has Ajith & Thamannah in the lead, Vidharth, Bala, Munish, Suhail play the role of 4 brothers of Ajith. While Santhanam, Ramesh Khanna, Nasser, Pradeep Rawat, Atul Kulkarni, Appukutty, Thambi Ramaiya play some pivotal roles.

Set in the rural backdrop, Vinayagam (Ajith) brings up his four brothers single-handedly. They are known for their violent nature and they are determined to stay unmarried. But two of his brothers are already in love and they believe that only way to make Vinayagam approve would be to make him fall in love too.

They choose Kopperundevi (Thamannah), who is a part of a group that restores old statues in temples. She is a very soft natured person and hates violence. Along with Bail Perumal (Santhanam), who is their lawyer and friend invent several plans to bring Vinayagam and Kopperundevi together.

After few glitches, they both fall in love. While she takes him to meet her father Nallasivam (Nasser) a group attacks them. There is a twist in the story here. Will it be Vinayagam's revivals or Kopperundevi family's violent past which will come to haunt their happiness?

It is just an ordinary story line, with average screenplay. The movie moves in a slow pace though not boring. Siva keeps us engaged with comedy and sentimental scenes. Stunt master Silva deserves a mention here. Action sequences were very well choreographed.

Devi Sri Prasad background score added perfect mass to the movie. Songs were nothing out of ordinary. I find nothing hummable. The introduction song and theme music were quite good.

Performances! "Thala" Ajith will be seen in a never before seen avatar. From aviator sunglasses, coat and suits he has changed completely to the other side wearing dhoti and shirts. His charisma, mannerism, power-packed punch dialogues is more enough to make his fans go crazy.

The actors who are portrayed as his brothers had very little to do in screen and their roles were overshadowed by Ajith. Thamannah gives a good comeback and has done her job well. All the others had done their given job well. Santhanam, as usual rocked with his one-liners, Thambi Ramaiya was equally good.

Finally, Veeram is a great Pongal treat for his hardcore fans and entertainment expecting audiences. It proves to be an action-Masala film with right mixtures of comical scenes, emotional scenes and hefty action scenes. "Thala" Ajith carries the ordinary story lined movie in his shoulders and makes it an entertaining one.

My Rating - 3.5/5
Grade - B+ (Perfect Weekend Pick)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK

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