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2.0 - Honest Movie Review

Costing just over 540 crores, Shankar's tour de force 2.0 is India's biggest movie ever, in terms of budget, production and technical grandeur. Lead by Super Star Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar fulfils the role of the antagonist with Amy Jackson as the supporting character and Chitti's love interest. Also marketed as India's Biggest 3D Spectacle, 2.0 serves as the sequel to the 2010 Blockbuster Hit 'Enthiran' and is easily one of the most anticipated films in the past few years.

Verdict - "A Visual Spectacle!"

The film's storyline aligns with the unsound situation of modern-day India, a social-media and a selfie-clicking infused lifestyle which culminates to mental health issues and other environmental calamities. Pakshi Rajan (Akshay Kumar), the bird-friendly supervillain takes matters into his own hands by stealing every mobile phone in the city which develops into an immense government issue, who sooner or later seeks help from Vasee (Rajinikanth) and his andro-humanoid robot Chitti.

Written and directed by Shankar, it is evident that the storyline of the film is predictable from the glimpses of the trailers and the TV spots that we've already seen. The narrative explicitly moves in the same direction that we prevision and takes no twists and turns to elevate the uncertainty factor. But, for a two-hour fifty-minute runtime, the film doesn't feel like a chore to get through and manoeuvres at a decent pace. Furthermore, on the positive side, Director Shankar utilizes the opportunity of the film's wider reach and expresses a significant yet disturbing message about the current day's environment and subject matters in an engaging fashion.

However, the film's heart, years-long hard work and dedication were clearly exhibited in the visual effects and the special effects department which resulted in a product, unlike anything we've ever seen before in Indian Cinema. The extravagant scale and inventiveness of Shankar and his crew were magnificently brought to life on the silver-screen as every single frame and scene felt like monumental and splendid referring to the production design, cinematography and the creative outreach. On top of that, shot (not converted) in 3D, this film also succeeds in resisting a fierce competition to it's Hollywood counterparts when it comes to the immersive three-dimensional theatre experience rather than being a distraction.

Penultimately narrated only between a limited star cast, Rajinikanth doesn't let you down as far as his Super Star Swag goes. He super quirky one-liners, classic style and mannerisms were all on-point and were utilized flawlessly for entertainment purposes. Akshay Kumar's CGI-filled adversary role lacks emotional depth, but, was never a let-down relating to the thrilling action sequences against his challenger Chitti. On the other hand, Amy Jackson's casting choice was spot on and impeccable as she possesses all the right attributes needed for a female andro-humanoid robot; the good looks, robotic movements and minus the acting skills.

Overall, barring the mundane storyline which is easily predictable from a million miles away, 2.0 flourishes when it comes to its majestic visuals, ostentatious production design along with Shankar's rich visualization and ambitious imagination. The movie has all the right ingredients needed for a commercial entertainer, capped with an important social message and is a real treat watching it on the big screen in 3D format.

Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+

-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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Amy Jackson to Have a Cameo in 'Saaho'!?

'Baahubali' franchise is not only a massive success for Tollywood, S.S. Rajamouli but it also garnered huge popularity to the lead and Young Rebel Star Prabhas who is a well-known nationwide name now. With great success comes great responsibilities and the Rebel Star's next film 'Saaho' with new and upcoming director Sujeeth (Run Raja Run fame) is one of the most anticipated movies of this year.

We already knew that the 'Half Girlfriend' and 'ABCD 2' star Shraddha Kapoor will be portraying the female lead character in the film and now, we've been hearing huge rumors that the irresistible British bombshell Amy Jackson will be seen gracing us with a curious cameo appearance. Although, the details of her role are not yet revealed, it is confirmed by few sources that she will add an important contribution to the film.

Amy is now currently busy shooting for her American TV show, 'Supergirl' and will also be seen in Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar's '2.0' as the female lead which is touted to release later this year.

Made with an enormous budget of 200 crores 'Saaho' is collectively produced by Vamsi-Pramod under the banner of UV Creations who were huge admirers of Prabhas for a long time. The cast also includes prominent Bollywood stars like Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar and Tinu Anand who will be seen in supporting roles.

'Saaho' will be presented as an incredibly appealing action-thriller and is rumored to release later this year in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Amy Jackson to Romance Salman Khan in 'Kick 2'!?

Earlier this month, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment announced their next project as "Kick 2", and disclosed Salman Khan’s name as the male lead. In "Kick (2014)" we saw the hot ravishing Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez flatter all of us with her sexy looks, but, it is reported that Jacqueline will not be seen in the sequel as her role ended in the first installment and this film will have a different plot.

Now, according to the flying rumors, we might see the dreamy British beauty Amy Jackson take the charge as the female lead from Jacky. Amy is known for her sensuous looks back in South Indian cinema and is also surprisingly the female lead in Rajnikanth's "2.0". Amy also has a poor track record in Bollywood with her previous films, "Singh is Bliing", "Freaky Ali" and "Ek Deewana Tha" failing at the box-office.

The English bombshell is currently busy shooting for the Amercian TV series "Supergirl" where she will be portraying the character of Saturn Girl who is the founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Gethu - Movie Review

Verdict: “A painful watch.”

After three continuous rom-com movies, Udhayanidhi Stalin has decided to promote himself as an action-hero with his latest film “Gethu” and has failed miserably. 

Sethu (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is a librarian and his father Thulasiraman (Sathyaraj) is a physical education teacher. Thulasiraman does not share a good relationship with a wine shop owner nearby the school he is working in. To everybody's surprise, the bar owner gets killed suspiciously and the cops arrest Thulasiraman in connection with the case. 

Now, Sethu wants to prove his father's innocence and his mission leads to Bull (Vikrant), who aims to kill India's biggest scientist. The remaining part of the story is about how the Sethu fights the baddie to save his father.

Director Thirukumaran’s story and the screenplay are blunt and repetitive. There was no necessary element included in this so-called crime thriller making the movie lifeless and boring to watch.

Though Udhayanidhi Stalin looks improvised in his dance skills, his pale and expressionless face makes it awkward to watch him in the movie after a certain point. Whether it’s an action or emotional scene, he stands there simply with that Kristen Stewart look on his face.

Amy Jackson’s character was forcefully added to the script. Sathyaraj and Vikrant did justice to their role.

Interestingly Harris Jayaraj’s songs and Background score was quite impressive in this movie. But the perfect misplacement of the songs makes it unenjoyable. 

Technically the movie was rich. The locations were exotic and the camera work by Sukumar was stupendous. Editor Dinesh Ponraj could have worked more on certain unwanted scenes and dragging climax, which could have made the movie, at least, less boring.

Finally, Gethu fails to show its mass and ends as below average film. I didn’t find any intriguing factors to suggest this movie. Do yourself a favor and avoid this movie. 

My Rating - 1/5
Grade - D (Absolutely Awful)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK  (@Nirmalraj2911)

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Thanga Magan – Movie Review

Verdict: “Thanga Magan fails to glitter.” 

Teaming up once again with the blockbuster “Vellai Illa Pattathari” team, the anticipation was extremely high for Dhanush’s Thanga Magan. But it failed to meet the pre-release expectations due to its nondescript story and the monotonous screenplay. 

Tamizh (Dhanush) is a happy-go-lucky guy who whiles away the time with his friend Kumaran (Satish) and cousin Aravindh (Adith Arun). After a break-up with Hema D’souza (Amy Jackson), his parents (K.S. Ravikumar & Raadhika) get him married to Yamuna (Samantha Ruth Prabhu). They lead a happy life until Tamizh’s father commits suicide after being accused of stealing an important file in his office. The rest of the plot deals with Tamizh finding the reason behind his father’s suicide.

A mediocre plot and a predictable screenplay, this is what director Velraj offers in Thanga Magan. The second half of the film was boring to watch with few dull scenes and punch dialogues that were awful. The movie had its moments in the first half of the film, the romantic scenes with Amy Jackson were alluring and the comical part with Satish was good. 

Dhanush never fails to impress with his acting skills. He had given his best in the teenager as well as in the matured age character. But it doesn’t seem to be good for this National Award Winning actor to lose his unique style and mannerism and copy his father-in-law. Dhanush tries to imitate SuperStar Rajnikanth in few scenes in the second half of the film that didn’t receive any cheers from the audience. 

Amy Jackson gave a passable performance. The on-screen chemistry between Dhanush and Samantha was adorable. They both perfectly reflected the middle-class husband and wife. K.S.Ravikumar did justice to his role and he impressed me with his acting skills. Others were okay to an extent.

Though Anirudh’s songs were ear pleasing, the background score was just average to poor. Cinematographer Kumaran had filmed the songs in a very eye-pleasing manner. 

Nevertheless, Thanga Magan is strictly a one time watch for its romantic scenes and the fine-looking first half. 

My Rating - 2.5/5
Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)

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Singh is Bliing - Movie Review

Verdict - "Hey Kids! It's a Disaster!"

Strangely, a few days ago, the makers of this movie made clear that "Singh is Bliing" is not a sequel for "Singh is Kinng". Makes sense? Not much! Conversely, I call it as a spin-off that nobody really needs. 

Howbeit, with the Indian Michael Jackson and the dreaded filmmaker Prabhudeva taking the director's seat this time, my expectations were horribly low for this movie and fortunately; it really helped me a lot, cause this movie was straight out awful.

Let's start with the storyline of the movie... Oh, wait! Let me rationalize, was there an eloquent storyline for this movie? How is this movie even being made with a hefty seventy crore budget? It honestly felt like a lazy script with a series of cheesy jokes, nonsensical action sequences, generic romantic and emotional moments and few unbearable songs.

Now, who do we blame for all this? The makers or the director? Firstly, how did the entire team at Grazing Goat Pictures looked at this script and thought it would work? It was a mess! However, on a positive note, cinematography by Dudley was tremendous; he made sure that every shot in the movie appears visually amazing and with a decent amount of production design, the movie didn't at least look bad.

And moreover, when I see Akshay Kumar starring in these sort of futile movies once in a year, I feel bad for him. With Entertainment in 2014, Boss in 2013, Joker and Khiladi 786 in 2013, the list keeps growing, and it ends at no time. On the other hand, Amy Jackson was never given an opportunity to display her acting skills in the movie. She added a lot of glamor to the movie, and her action sequences were tolerable. And Lara Dutta was completely wasted in an insignificant role that didn't mean much to the movie.

Altogether, Singh is Bliing was indeed a train wreck of a movie on every significant standpoint and is without a doubt one of the worst movies of the year. Here's the thing, save your money and spend some quality time with your friends and family or as an alternative watch some good movies like Baby or Special 26 if you're such a big fan of Akshay Kumar. Stay away from this terrible, inferior, abysmal  disaster!

My Rating - 1/5 | Grade - D (Absolutely Awful!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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