In the early minutes of Eeswaran, there’s a local cricket match. It is the final over—seven runs to win with just one wicket left. Eeswaran (Simbu) walks in to much applause. The other batsman Puli Kutty (Bala Saravanan) asks Eeswaran to hit a single and leave the rest to him. However, Eeswaran says, “Crowd-a paathalla? Naa aadithan jeikanum nu wait panraanga.” This last over becomes a metaphor, as Eeswaran continues to waste balls. Once, he even picks up the ball and throws it to the bowler, almost getting Puli Kutty run out. And then, the final ball arrives, and Eeswaran hits the CG ball for a six.
Kollywood has a tradition where every film that takes on a socially-relevant issue automatically gets the label ‘good cinema’; even when filmmaking aesthetics and political correctness are eschewed in favour of long, preachy monologues and moral lessons. But what happens when a film does more harm than good to the issue it tries to tackle? Continue reading “Genius Review: A problematic moral science lesson masquerading as a message film”
Director Suseenthiran, who is known for films such as Naan Maahan Alla, Pandiya Naadu, Azhagarsamyin Kuthirai, is back under the spotlight. His film Nenjil Thunivirunthal featuring Sundeep Kishan and Mehreen Pirzaada released on Friday. The director talks to indianexpress.com about the nativity of his characters and commercial success. Continue reading “Nenjil Thunivirunthal director Suseenthiran: A good commercial film should have a social message in it”
Sundeep Kishan has reasons to be cheerful about. The young hero who was part of one of the biggest hits of the year, Managaram, has hit next film hitting the screens this week. And, he is getting a new title in the industry circles, a bilingual hero. Ask him about it and Sundeep gives a casual smile and says that he is happy about it. “It is a good tag. It would have been better if I had no tags. But if the relatable quotient is there for both industries is a good thing. So I am happy about it.” Continue reading “Nenjil Thunivirunthal is the most commercial movie I have done yet: Sundeep Kishan”
Nenjil Thunivirunthal has everything that we have come to know from a Suseenthiran film. We have a humour track, a romance track, a few songs, and some action, all the elements needed for a commercial film. But the problem with Nenjil Thunivirunthal is that film doesn’t do much to shake off that sense of familiarity we have. Continue reading “Nenjil Thunivirunthal movie review: This Sundeep Kishan movie is an average thriller”