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Imaikkaa Nodigal - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Tale of Never Ending Twists!"

Looks like bringing uniqueness and class to her every movie has become a usual thing for the Lady Superstar. After the grand success of 'Kolamavu Kokila', Nayanthara strikes once again with Imaikkaa Nodigal, a thriller film written and directed by the innovative R. Ajay Gnanmuthu. 

The potboiler can be interpreted as a brutal cat and mouse game between a CBI Officer Anjali (Nayanthara) and a psycho serial killer on the loose, Rudra (Anurag Kashyap) where each character is introduced with a sound backstory and is given adequate prominence throughout, including the most expected cameo of Vijay Sethupathi.

But, the best part of the film was the Oscar-worthy acting by Anurag Kashyap. With each scene, he fascinates the audience with his dark dialogues and creepy smile, diverting our attention from Nayan, Atharva and the story itself. In parallel, Arjun; Anjali's brother (Atharva) and Kritika (Rashi Khanna) were introduced through an innocent love story only to be connected to the main plot in the second half of the movie.

Hip-Hop Tamizha sets the most required mood through his incredible music and background scores whereas RD Rajshekhar captures all the scenes with the perfect lights and angles, especially Anurag's scenes making the entire movie much more marvellous. Atharva is a very talented actor which is asserted through his well-presented performance here as well, but,  altogether sets an intriguing career path in acting for Anurag Kashyap.

If there is something you don't wanna miss from August, its definitely Imaikka Nodigal. No tall talk necessary.

My Rating - 4/5 | Grade - A (The Best One Around!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Nikitha Kashyap
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Mega Superstars Join the Shoot of 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'!

Rumors have been floating around in the past few months that the Shehanshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan may or may not be a part of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'. But now, squashing all the rumors Big B will officially join the cast and will shoot on a three-day schedule.

While the film’s shoot has been taking place in small schedules at several places, right now, a huge set has been constructed at Nanakramguda, Andhra Pradesh to shoot a major part of the film and the star cast includes Lady Superstar Nayanthara, Jagapathi Babu, Kollywood Sensation Vijay Sethupathi, Brahmaji, and other lead actors.

Speaking of Nayanthara, the actress who was not part of the film’s first schedule, has finally commenced shooting for the film. Apparently, she had set aside dates for Ajith’s 'Viswasam' this month and since the film’s shoot has been stalled due to the ongoing strike between TFPC and Digital Service Providers in Tamil Nadu, Nayanthara is said to have used those dates for Chiranjeevi starrer.

Directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan under Konidela Production Company, there is no release date set for the film as for now.

A Movie News Report by Team JFMF | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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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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Naanum Rowdy Dhaan – Movie Review

Verdict: "A visually rich film which is totally enjoyable in every aspect." 

‘Pondy’ Pandi’s (Vijay Sethupathy) only aim from childhood is to become a rowdy. But his Mother (Radhikaa) who is a cop, takes all necessary steps to make him a Police.  Without his mother’s knowledge, he becomes a self-made ruffian with his friends. 

Meanwhile, he meets Kadhambari (Nayanthara), who seeks his help only to know that he is actually not a rowdy.  Eventually, they both fall in love and he learns that her only aim is to eradicate ‘Gilli” Vallavan (R.Parthiban). Why does she want to kill him? Do they both succeed in killing a terrific rowdy? The movie answers these questions in the climax. 

Vijay Sethupathy gives a great come-back with Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. His dialogue delivery, body language looks enjoyable than his earlier movies.  Teaming up with RJ Balaji, both of them make us laugh our socks off. 

Nayanthara steals the shows with her looks. She had given her career-best performance as a deaf girl and looks gorgeous and extremely adorable in this movie and her costumes and hair style add to her beauty. With back-to-back movies, Nayanthara ruled Kollywood this year. 

R.Parthiban as the cool dude villain makes us freak out and laugh. He was at his best in the climax scenes. All other actors did their assigned jobs to the best of their ability. 

Director Vignesh Sivan comes up with a simple and predictable plot and makes it in an entertaining way. With the help of all technicians, he doesn’t bore you in any of the scenes. George C. Williams’s cinematography is top-notch. The movie looks colorful through his lens and has captured the locals of Pondicherry in a vibrant way. 

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’s biggest positive and backbone is Anirudh’s music. The songs were well placed, euphonious and ear pleasing. The song ‘Thangamey’ had been well choreographed and Sid Sriram deserves applause for the soulful rendition of the song “Ennai Matrum Kaadhaley”. 

Finally, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is a perfect movie to watch with your family and friends this weekend.  This movie will surely entertain you in these festival holidays and worth your money too.

My Rating: 3.5/5
Grade: B+ (Perfect Weekend Pick!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)

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Massu Engira Masilamani (Masss/Rakshasudu) - Movie Review

Verdict - "A perfect Sixer from Venkat Prabhu and Surya, Entertaining all the way!" 

Massu Engira Masilamani, earlier titled as Masss is a supernatural comedy thriller directed by Venkat Prabhu with Surya in the lead enacting dual role. It has an ensemble list of cast including Premgi Amaren, Nayanthara, Pranitha, Samuthirakanni and Parthiban. 

Masilamani (Surya) known as Masss in his locality, along with Jet (Premgi Amaren) make their living by cheating bad people and escape with their money. During once such incident, they meet with a road accident. Masss barely escapes with injuries and when he comes back to his normal senses he finds that he has some special powers that enable him to see and communicate with ghosts. How does he use his power and what does this special grant lead him to forms the plot.   

Venkat Prabhu makes use of his trademark style in scripting this movie including his usual fun elements, sentiment and not to miss the unexpected twists. Despite the sluggish first half, the film has its brief moments post interval. With no big storyline, Venkat Prabhu makes sure everyone enjoys the film. 

Surya plays a dual role of entirely different shades and characters. Whether its body language or dialogue delivery, he shows the required variation and does his part with ease. 

Premgi as Jetli aka Jet had something interesting to do. Venkat Prabhu ensures that his brother has equal screen space and a solid role in this film. 

Nayanthara and Pranitha as the lady leads have nothing much to do but doesn’t fail to impress us with their looks. Certain scenes between Surya and Nayanthara in the first half seem to be forced and were mundane to watch. 

Others, Parthiban, Samuthirakanni, Riyaz Khan and people acting as ghosts add some drama and have done their given part well. 

Yuvan Shankar Raja keeps the film going with his grand background score. The opening song “Therrikudhu Masss” was highly enjoyable. “Poochandi” song was hilarious despite being a dark song. This song was a tribute to King of Pop Michael Jackson and Surya’s dance moves were apt and admirable. “Piravi” song in the second half is sure to move you emotionally.  

Being DOP Rajsekar and editor Praveen’s 25th and 50th film respectively, they have made the film technically rich. Praveen helps in making the film look racier with a crisp narration within 150 minutes. The film looks grand and beautiful through Rajsekar’s lens. VFX and CG stand as the backbone of the film. Though being gloomy in certain scenes, the overall VFX and CG works were commendable. 

Finally, Masss serves as a comeback for Surya after a disastrous experience with his earlier film. Venkat Prabhu had given a fairly satisfying film and he doesn’t forget to entertain us in his usual style.

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

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