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Catherine Tresa to Join Kajal in B. Sreenivas' Upcoming Film!

Earlier this month we reported that the South Indian Mega Actress Kajal Aggarwal decided to star opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas (who is yet to deliver a major hit) in his upcoming film. Rumor has it that Kajal allegedly demanded a hefty remuneration that shocked the producers of the film.

Now, we've been hearing flying rumors that the 28-year old elegant beauty Catherine Tresa is been considered to fill in the shoes as the second actress of the film which is should be very interesting cause both Kajal and Catherine were both seen together previously in Rana Daggubati's "Nene Raju Nene Mantri" last year. 

As we all saw, Kajal was only limited to fine-looking sarees in NRNM, but in the Bellamkonda starrer, we will see her playing an urban chic and it should be very exciting watching her compete opposite Catherine in the glamour department. 

As expected, Catherine was also offered a huge amount to romance Bellamkonda Sreenivas which is lately becoming a running trend as all the previous heroines like Samantha Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Hegde and Tamannaah were gifted a great deal of cash to star opposite the pristine actor.

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

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Kajal Aggarwal to Romance Ravi Teja Yet Again!?

Kajal Aggarwal has been on a roll lately, yesterday we reported that she's about to sign a film opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas and now if rumors are true, she will also star alongside Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja with two other actresses with one reportedly being Niveda Thomas.

After assimilating a failure in the form of "Touch Chesi Chudu", Ravi Teja is now all set to star in Srinu Vaitla's next directorial venture "Amar Akbar Anthony" in which he will portray a triple role with three actresses. With Kajal and Niveda almost finalized, the makers are now looking for a third actress and the film is already in the pre-production stage.

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

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Kajal Aggarwal to star opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas?

Kajal Aggarwal had a fantastic 2017 starring in successful films like Khaidi No. 150, Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Mersal, Vivegam and also flaunting her elegance in special songs like "Pakka Local" in Janatha Garage (2016). After rejuvenating her dying career, Kajal might have bagged another major role in a potentially successful film.

If rumors are true, the ravishing beauty of South India will be seen starring opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas in his upcoming film. And, of course, she demanded a hefty remuneration. Sreenivas has a long history of excelling alongside top-tier actresses like Samantha Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh, Tamannaah, Pooja Hedge, Pragya Jaiswal and now hopefully opposite Kajal Aggarwal.

A reliable source close to the film stated the following, "Nani (debutant director) was keen to cast the actress as the female lead in the action-drama and will because of the span the character has. She was approached for the same and she found her role to be interesting after he narrated the script to her. The remaining modalities are being worked out."

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

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Mersal / Adirindi - Movie Review

Verdict - “Skilfully Made Commercial Entertainer”

Problems and Vijay movies would make the best love story. Yet again his movie faced numerous allegations from various people, only to be proved wrong and Mersal released amid much fanfare coinciding Diwali festival. Did it satisfy the mammoth expectations? 

Mersal follows the Lemuria continent old story of two brothers avenging the brutal murder of their parents. Atlee’s search for a fresh script without any adaptation continues with Mersal too. Yet what makes Atlee’s movie entertaining is his way of presenting it to the audience.

Atlee managed to throw some spotlight on the dark side of Medical Business and harsh reality about the private hospitals. The scenes and dialogues about the present condition of the state (TN) and the country are highly commendable. Though is the story is nothing new, he has extensively worked on the screenplay with Vijayendra Prasad and executed it well with the top-notch technical team. 

Vijay plays triple roles in this movie and to be honest, this was one of his best performances in his career. His screen presence, charisma, extra-ordinary dialogue delivery proves that he is an amazing entertainer. 

The three sidekicks for three Vijay characters - Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Akkineni didn’t have almost anything to do with the movie. Except for Nithya Menen who had some scope in the second half of the movie and also had more screen time than the other two heroines. 

S.J. Surya yet again succeeds in his portrayal as the antagonist. It’s surprising to see him accomplish his task with so much ease and he looks like a born artist specially made for Villain roles.

Cinematography by debutant G.K. Vishnu deserves appreciation. The movie was visually rich; especially the song “Aalaporan Tamizhan” was absolutely a delight to watch on the big screen. 

The movie has a runtime of over 2 hours and 40 minutes, yet it looked crisp and racy with Ruben’s cut. Even though the first half was a bit lagging, it wasn’t a problem. 

‘The Mozart of Madras’ has brilliantly composed the movies background score with no boisterous music which usually adorns a commercial movie. It didn’t even have a specific theme song and the BGM mingles flawlessly with the movie scenes, giving it the right momentum needed. 

Though being an inspired and off-the-record adapted movie, Atlee managed to pull off a worthy commercial entertainer with a social message. Despite the fact that it has certain logic issues, Mersal is surely a praiseworthy movie for the festive weekend.

My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Entertaining With Noticeable Flaws!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK  (@Nirmalraj2911)

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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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Maari - Movie Review

Verdict - "A Commercial Pot-Boiler with Low Content!"

Maari is one of the most awaited movies of the year starring Dhanush, Kajal Agarwal, Vijay Yesudas and “Robo” Shankar. Directed by Balaji Mohan, the film's music is composed by Anirudh.

Maari (Dhanush) is a local don with a generous heart and is interested in Dove race. But no one knows how he advanced to his power. There is a rumour that Maari took over as a local don after killing another powerful goon in that area. But there isn’t any eye-witness for that. 

Arjun (Vijay Yesudas), a police sub-inspector gets transferred to that area and tries to collect enough proof about that murder case with the help of Sridevi (Kajal) who has a personal grudge on him. In the course of time, Maari gets arrested. Returning from jail, Maari finds out an evil plan for Arjun. What happens next forms the rest of the plot. 

Director Balaji Mohan doesn’t offer anything new in Maari. He uses the same template of all the classic commercial entertainers to make this average flick with no new inventions in it. 

Dhanush was in his thaara local best. He carries the movie with his electrifying screen presence, thunderous dialogue delivery and swagath mannerism. The ways he twirls his moustache and utters the word “Senjiruvan” will definitely appeal the masses.

Another strength to the film is “Robo” Shankar who steals the show with his unique body language and one-liners. He impresses us by giving his career best performance in Maari. Kajal Agarwal gave a passable performance. She doesn’t have much to do, except for few songs. Vijay Yesudas is a misfit for the role of a cop and fails to impress us. 

Though Anirudh’s songs had already become chartbusters, the background score was mediocre. Om Prakash’s camera work perfectly captures the locals of Chennai in a stylish way. Some of the slow motion shots and single shots are to be applauded.

On the whole, Maari is a complete masala film with low content and entertainment. The film may intrigue Dhanush fans and a certain class of moviegoers. For the others just go with zero expectations and try to enjoy the content offered. 

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

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Instant Movie Review #13 (Temper)

Puri Jagganadh's - "Temper"

Positives:
1) NTR and Posani's performances
2) Story and Dialogues

Negatives:
1) Romantic and Comedic aspects
2) Generic Villains

Plot: In a society occupied with corruption, the movie narrates an imperious tale about Daya who's dream is to become a debased police officer and aspires to become a symbol of venality.

Analysis: Jagganadh's nonspecific storyline and few compelling dialogues held the movie really well without turning into something wearisome. But, for the most part, the movie did suffer in few aspects of romance and comedy, which really felt out-of-place. 

Performances: Playing a role of a desperado, NTR's distinct performance as an arrogant heel was completely mind-boggling which elevated the movie to a whole new level.

Verdict:  Overall, Temper is a watchable movie for NTR's performance all alone, but the thought-provoking theme of the movie felt significant and deserves a single watch.

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a watch!)| -By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Jilla - Movie Review

Verdict: “A Commercial Entertainer!

“Jilla” directed by Neason, is another most anticipated movie of 2014 which brings together Superstar’s of Mollywood and Kollywood. Starring “The Complete Actor” Lt. Col. Mohanlal and “Ilaiyathalabathy” Vijay in lead, the movie released coinciding to the Pongal festival and competes with “Thala” Ajith’s “Veeram”. 

It also has Kajal Agarwal, Nivetha Thomas, Mahat, Soori, and Sampath playing some pivotal roles. Films songs and background score was composed by D. Imman while Ganesh Rajavelu and Don Max took care of cinematography and editing respectively. 

Sivan (Mohanlal) is a Don-like figure in Madurai who brings up Shakthi (Vijay), son of his driver who was killed by a cop while trying to save him. Sivan brings up him like his own son and has utmost affection and care towards him. Shakthi grows with hatred towards police and Khakhi dress. But later he is forced to join the police due to Sivan’s compulsion and to save his crime association. 

But Shakthi turns against his father like figure due to some events and tries to stop his illegal activities and strives to make him a good person. Did he succeed in it? It forms the crux of the plot with some twists and turns.

The plot is just an ordinary one which may trigger thoughts of various other Tamil movies. Director Neason should have done enough homework to make the script racier and keep the audience engaging in a three-hour lengthy saga. 

The main let down of the film is its mighty length. It drags a lot in both the first half and second half, testing our patience till the end. Trimming the movie by at least half an hour would have been better to make it more racy and engaging. 

Mohanlal and Vijay are the backbone of the movie. The screen presence, charisma, mannerism of Mohanlal will leave us mesmerised. Vijay also gave some equal performances. Whether it is a comedy scene or action scene he gave some admirable performances. The mass duo Sivan-Shakthi worked out well and was really a treat to watch both the Superstar’s together on screen.

Kajal and others had nothing much to do onscreen. Soori’s comedy scenes were enjoyably. Others did her given job satisfactorily. 

D. Imman’s song was another saving factor of the film. Nothing to say about the songs, you all know them as it topped the charts already. “Kandaangi Kandaangi” crooned by Vijay himself was a delight to watch in the big screen. Background score was exceptionally good. Especially the Chenda Melam music was extraordinary and the theme during Mohanlal’s appearance was just awesome.

Editing, as already said Don Max should have worked with Director to trim the movie excessively. Cinematography was pretty good. 

Finally, Jilla has right mixtures need for a mass commercial entertainer, though its mighty length works against it, it may surely impress Mohanlal and Vijay’s hardcore devotees. 

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-By Nirmal Raj aka AK (
@Nirmalraj2911)

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