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A huge cry to all those following the daily chores..
A typical Imtiaz Ali flick; potraying the actual Tamasha that all of us end up doing in our mundane life. The director provokes every individual to live the life that he or she loves instead of following the corporate culture. The most wowing thing in this romance drama is the success of the director in communicating this message through a neatly written script. We can definitely relate parts of the movie to Jab we met, Rockstar, Highway in the portrayal of female leads. I somehow feel that Kareena, Nargis, Alisha or Deepika; there is defnitely a lot of similarities in them. The fun loving, off beat girls of the modern era who have escaped the patriarchic community. Ranbir deserves a special applaude for carrying out the Tamasha(corporate life) versus the sought after career, where he wanted to be that of a modern era story teller. He has perfectly balanced the duo while he also clearly shows the characters of story teller in his corporate job. Tamasha is definetely a must watch for all and Imtiaz Ali fans would not turn back dissapointed.
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A feel good movie that leaves a good impact on the viewer....
An extremely excellent portrayal of all lower middleclass women folks in the country. The plot is inspired from a true story based on a character from Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's reality show. Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has donned the role of a director and proving herself as a testimony to her movies that goes into the odds of the male dominated cinema industry. As an actor, she needs no comments as the role of Salama reminds of almost every "Ayya amma" or domestic helpers that work across the country.
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Yet another one..
An engaging plot; where the protogonist finds ways to retreat the wrong doers in the society in his way. Another example of showing an exemplary villain who make the protagonist run and then eventually falters. Vikram Prabhu, after an immense opener like Kumki needs to experiment more to evolve as a complete actor. However, the stunts look convincing, although the movie drags a lot in the second half.
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One of the mass movie of GVM.
The protagonist of the Tamil version Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is Simbhu and the heroine is Manjima Mohan, who also plays the leading lady in Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo which is the telugu version of achcham enbathu madamayada.The film first half is fully loaded with romance which reminds vinnaythaandi varuvaaya movie and the second half is full of suspense, thrilling and stunts. Actor Simbu performed well both in mass scenes and the performance oriented portions.Actress Manjima looks great and thei combo is very good.
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This film is meant to create awareness.
The film is about debt-ridden Gandhi (Vijay Sethupathi), who, with the help of falsified documentation, attempts to get to London on a tourist visa, stay back, in order to make more money. But later he found that the agent is a fraud and the message from here is a warning about shady agents.Overall, Aandavan Kattalai is a must watch for all the enthusiastic movie buffs. Ritika expressions and the comedies done by the characters are very good.
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8.0
RE-ENTRY FOR STR , A STRONG COMEBACK, STR STARTED HIS 2ND HALF OF HIS LIFE VIA aym, AYM WILL BE DECENT & WORTH MOVIE FOR ALL
1st half:
Movie started with Night mode & Slowly pickups, .Friends Chatting & dialog's of STR remembering VTV into. YOUNGSTERS easily be Addicted by this movie Reason because of #BIKE #GIRL #ROADTRIP...It's a DREAM for our Guys :)
Now Screenplay....Ippo Recentah vara Movie la Songs vandha Audience Interval Eduthu panga but indha movie la firsthalf fullah songs irundhum yaarum velila pola because The Way of Screenplay carried by GVM in Songs...I Think GVM will Stay us UNIQUE IN SCREENPLAY AFTER MANIRATHNAM sir
2ndhalf: unexpected interval block, Story moved with ACTIONS with Twists & Chasings ...
MANJIMA MOHAN Very well Scored in EMOTIONAL SEQUENCES...GOOD SUPPORTING ROLE BY SATISH...STR's ACTING thaan Tamilnadukkae Teriyumae...

PLUS POINTS:
SCREENPLAY,( Combination of GVM&STR ),AR.RAHMAN,(BIKE-GIRL-ROADTRIP).
MINUS POINTS:
SPEED BRAKES IN 2nd half,LITTLE DISSAPPOINTMENT IN CLIMAX..NOT A VALUABLE REASON FOR MURDER...
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Story of our Indian Brillant Cricket Captain - MS Dhoni.
The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.Its an inspirational movie and can learn a lot from this movie by taking MS Dhoni's life as a role model. How many obstacles he has faced in his life before winning the world cup is Chanceless and he is simply awesome. His decision at the final moment of world cup and his hard work in that is really apreciable. For a normal person in order to take such a decision need extraordinary guts. Proudly saying, Our captain has such a guts. He is very humble, confident, talented and skillful person and a great gift to our Indian Cricket Team. After watching this movie everyone will come to know about Dhoni more and loves him more.
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The Birth of a Nation is a poor reflection of an amazing true story but there are choice moments that are worthy of the time. T
The promotion of slavery is one of the darkest blots on American history. As such, much like the Holocaust and the massacres of the World Wars, such traumatic events deserve to be remembered and chronicled in the art of today. However, a simple retelling is not enough. Chronicling true events is well and good but they still need to set themselves apart from other stories that have already been told. While The Birth of a Nation is an unarguably powerful film, it does little to nothing to set itself apart from the countless predecessor slavery biopics.

The story starts off strong enough, focusing on the criminally ignored by history Nat Turner (Nate Parker) who lead an unprecedented slave rebellion inspiring the movement that would later result in the Civil War. Nat is a strong young man who learned how to read from an early age and used his talent to study the bible. When his master (Armie Hammer) finds out that there is a demand for a slave preacher to calm down other rebellious slaves he ships Nat out to various locations to earn extra coin for his plantation. After seeing the horrifying ways other slaves are being treated Nat eventually shifts from preaching for a peaceful God to that of a wrathful one. It’s a thrilling tale and one that deserves a good telling. The issue is that much like Gladiator, the film takes a good story and then takes so many creative liberties that it feels more like a less tongue-in-cheek version of Django. Nat is a slave who throws off his bonds and becomes his own man. It’s not that it is a bad story, but it has been done so many times before and frankly, much better.

Nate Parker plays Nat and I immediately give him strike one for making it hard for me to remember which one is the actor and which is the real person given the likeness of their names. The actor definitely put his heart and soul into the film, putting his acting career on hold for years and investing a lot of his own money. He also directed, starred, produced, and co-wrote the film with his college roommate. Parker is also easily the strongest actor in film. When other events grow stale and the goings on fall into a paint by numbers scheme Parker brings the chills when he delivers one of Nat Turner’s many intense monologues preaching gospel to instigate fighting for freedom. But when the focus moves from Nat to actually tell the historical side of the story, the film stumbles. Exposition is given out in a clunky form and Nat’s motivation (originally avenging his abused wife) feels incredibly forced. Speaking of the women in this film, most of them feel incredibly silenced. Though we get glimpses of the strength that Nat’s mother and grandmother possess, they are normally left to watch in fear or admiration at Nat’s deeds. Nat’s wife Cherry gets the shortest end of the stick. She exists in the film for the sole purpose of being raped by Jackie Earl Haley’s despicable slave hunter and acting as a catalyst for Nat’s decisions. For a film that goes out of its way to preach equality, this oversight is atrocious.

Cinematography wise, Nation is beautiful in an abstract sort of way. The color pallet used is subtle and grey. Battle scenes and normal day to day goings on are drabbed in dull shades, interrupted only by the bright crimson spurt of blood or the shining ivory of cotton. Nat occasionally has visions that are appropriately hazy and strange which the camera conveys through heavy fog and uninterrupted one shot slow pans across deep landscapes. This is accompanied by a heartbreakingly somber soundtrack behind, most notable again during one of many Nat Turner monologues. Tears are sure to fall as you see the heart given in these performances matched with the somber music from Henry Jackman.
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Force is no longer as passive and there couldn't have been a better title than - The Force Awakens
A long time ago in a galaxy... well in our own galaxy and our very own planet Earth, George Lucas wrote and directed an epic space opera film called Star Wars which grew into a hugely popular franchise and a global pop cultural phenomenon with a cult following spanning generations. The first movie was released more than 32 years back and it's been 27 years since release of the last installment of the original trilogy (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) which is indeed "a long time ago" as sequels and prequels go, even the last installment of the much less appreciated prequel trilogy (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) came out 10 years back but Star Wars franchise continued to command huge fan following. The announcement of the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the huge marketing campaign made it one of the most anticipated movie releases in recent times if not of all times. However, one of the issues eager fans had to deal with was avoiding exposure to spoilers and leaks proliferating on the Internet. I assiduously avoided every piece of information that had anything to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so my review of the movie includes NO SPOILERS, or so I hope.

Director JJ Abrams has already shown his calibre by making thrillers like MI3 and visually stimulating scenes of space battles in his two Star Trek movies but it did seem doubtful if he could match the myth making skill of George Lucas. Further the tag line "Every generation has a story" further raised the question if the movie was aimed at a complete new generation or sought to satisfy the legions of fans of the original trilogy. Of course, he had at least one of the original writers, Lawrence Kasdan as a co-writer but one must confess that Abrams has been able to bring balance to the force, metaphorically speaking.

Is it a reboot? The Force Awakens does use the template of A New Hope as well as a bit of Return of the Jedi but the content is definitely fresh. As this is Episode XII, it is obvious that the story begins after the events of the Return of the Jedi and it does introduces a whole lot of new characters, places and powers of the force. The plot is fast paced, at times faster than one can absorb it fully, which thankfully gives me reasons for second viewing. At the same time there is enough emotional drama and tense sequences which could have you glued to the screen but there is very little long-drawn melodramatic sequences that partly bogged down the narrative in the prequel trilogy.
Besides there are plenty of references and homages but the best comes in the form of Harrison Ford (I don't believe this is a spoiler as Ford and Chewbacca have been prominent in the film posters and trailers). Even after 30 years, Harrison Ford as Hans Solo blows you off with his performance although he doesn't use blasters as freely :p Among the new ones, Daisy Ridley as the protagonist has delivered an incredible performance winning accolades from fans and critics alike. Other key actors like Adam Driver, John Bogeya, Oscar Issac and Carrie Fischer have done justice to their respective roles. The chemistry between the protagonist and the antagonist is surprisingly strong and is likely to get more intense in the next episode. I would love to go into details but do not wish to give away anything. An ambitious project of this magnitude and executed so brilliantly deserves to be seen on the big screen first, so I will probably wait for the DVD release and follow up with a post-review delving deeper into the plot as I have done previously with my favourite movies .

Till then the only bit I am willing to give away is that it seems in this episode the Force is no longer as passive and there couldn't have been a better title than - The Force Awakens.

Originally posted by danish Ahmed in http://xpensieve.blogspot.in/
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8.2
Good Movie
A great movie to watch and a good timespent.
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9.2
A great film to get to know the great love of hashi(the dog)
I just saw the film.. how to say. It was like a dream. The film tells about the unconditional love(i guess more than a loyalty) between a dog hachi and his master (the professor). The dog was so brilliant and i don't think he acted, its all real, he told everything through his eyes, love, sad, awaiting for his master, everything. We should give an Oscar to hashi. The master Richard gare also acted so well with the dog with great kindness and love. The end was so sorrow but still beautiful to tell the humans that there r still more love u can do with, the real unconditional love. My eyes are cried in many scenes and there were so many eye drops in my pillow the end. A must watch film to know what is love and loyalty.
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Much like the chariot horses it's eponymous hero races, this CGI laden big screen re imagining of Lew Wallace's timeless novel 'Ben-Hur' takes a fair amount of time to get into it's stride. Stumbling at first and struggling to find the correct pace, the film certainly makes a few missteps in both character development and emotional investment before it finally finds its legs but once it does, it actually becomes quite a lot of fun - utterly incomparable to William Wyler's widely celebrated 1959 Best Picture winner but still fun nonetheless. 'Broadwalk Empire's Jack Huston does a pretty good job as he dons the blood-stained robes of Judah Ben-Hur, the young Jewish prince who seeks murderous revenge against his estranged and jealous adopted brother Messala (a Roman officer played with quiet yet malicious relish by 'Fant4stic's Toby Kebbell) who killed his family and sentenced him to a life of nightmarish slavery. Director Timur Bekmambetov, best known for his wildly entertaining 2013 action fantasy 'Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter', certainly ups the visual ante and action deficit of previous cinematic adaptations of this most enduring of Biblical epics and while not all of the snazzy special effects entirely convince, there is enough eye-popping splendour, seen most notably in the aforementioned chariot scenes, to fully entertain and enthrall.
Originally posted on http://dc-moviereviews.blogspot.in/2016/09/ben-hur.html
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7.8
Its a fantastic film, setting a new bar for the comic movie genre.
Its a fantastic film, setting a new bar for the comic movie genre. Awesome action scenes paired with highly emotional human elements create something so much more than just an adaptation of a comic writer’s story. Whether you are Team Cap or Team Iron Man, there will plenty to love for both sides.
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8.0
Superb movie with great castings and screenplay.
Though its a remake of drishyam movie, The director has lending the movie with tamil style. The characters kamal, gowthami, daughters has lived in their characters. Though the story is normal, the screenplay keeps us to the edge of the seat till the end. The story location papanasam was so so greeny and natural. The asha sarath who comes as police commissioner acted so good as mother, police and husband to a naive man. The whole film was so good.
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8.6
A nice movie to watch and realise about giving happiness to others.
What a fantastic film it was..was like a novel :). The movie is about a man who trying to find the happiness by giving it to the peoples who can't imagine it. Dulquor and parvathi was lively, wonderfully lived in their characters. Also there was a lot of characters who touches my heart. I am slowly become the fan of Malayalam movies, They are giving the real life movies.
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A good moral given to the couples.
The movie revolves around John(Arya) and Regina(Nayanthara) who get married despite being unable to come out of their previous romances and how do they learn to accept each other, and eventually fall in love is all the story about. Nayanthara acting is mind blowing and the songs are very impressive.Climax of the movie is so good and Atlee directed it in very well manner. Santhanam and Arya combo is one of the reason for movie success. Jai innocence and Nazriyas cute expressions are extraordinary one which attracts audience attention towards watching the movie. They have shown good moral too through this movie.Hats off to all whoever involved in this movie.
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Though it is sadly light on much as far as character development and drama, what we do get is fun enough to be worth for money
Poorly made movies can occasionally be made bearable by a certain admirable trait, whether it be an excellent story or cinematography ect. In the Magnificent Seven’s case the saving grace comes from its star studded cast. Director Anotine Fuqua does not necessarily bring anything new to the table but the cliché western is undoubtedly fun with many a moment that will make you chuckle and wish for the old days regardless of your age. This ages old tale of a bunch of ruffians coming together to take out the bad guy may be as old as the Western itself but the undeniable charm will make you grin in spite of itself.

The always reliable Denzel Washington takes over the role of Steve McQueen as The Man in Black, Sam Chislom, a silent but deadly type in the frontier. He is met by citizens of a town being terrorized by the egomaniacal Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) who is every bit of the moustache twirling villain. Joining Chislom is a merry band of rouges including gambling self-proclaimed “world’s greatest lover” Faraday (Chris Pratt) war legend Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke) bible thumping trapper Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio) and more. Together this band of “heroes” works to take down the evildoers.

The hardest part of the film to swallow is easily the beginning when the cast is fractured. The hunt to bring the party together is a sloooooow burn which makes it hard to sit through the first half of the two hour run time. The only piece of the party that works solo is Chislom because of some dark emotions that play in his backstory. Other characters have similar demons in the closet like Ethan Hawke’s Goodnight, but we never see to deep into it because that would keep the film from being as fun. But as the cast slowly starts to build and becomes one cohesive unit, everything gets kicked into first gear. You get the sense that the actors had a hell of a good time making this and when they start having fun you will too. There are a number of scenes where the guys are just being guys, lying around, talking about girls, talking smack, (you know, guy stuff). These scenes may be visually unimpressive but they are easily the most fun.

That’s not to say the action does not entertain. When the bullets finally start flying, shots get intense. Like the original, the remake keeps the bravery of making sure no one is safe allowing some big characters to bite the dust. It keeps the tension tight in an otherwise carefree movie. Everyone gets their moment to shine but my personal favorite has to be D’Onofrio’s Jack Horner. The absolute bear of a man physically looks like he should be kicking ass and taking names (like he does in Daredevil) but though is character is undeniably deadly, he has a soft spot too. With a whistly voice and a penchant of respect for all including his enemies, he is masterfully balanced by D’Onofrio’s acting. I feel that everyone will have their own personal favorite which just goes to show that there is an element for everyone to enjoy in this magnificent journey.

With all of the explosions, quips, and mayhem, The Magnificent Seven feels like a summer blockbuster that got pushed to the Fall.
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A Rebel for Love...
Baaghi is a rebellious Love story which will feature Shraddha and Tiger going against all odds for love.Tiger Shroff show us that there can be a tremendous amount of beauty and grace in the way one kicks and punches assorted goons.Watch this film for Tiger Shroff. There is no one who fights like Tiger Shroff and it looks like we have finally found a genuine martial arts star. Shraddha looks more beautiful and "cham cham" song is my favorite one in this movie.
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Comedy Entertainer...
"Kadavul Irukkan Kumaru is a comedy entertaining movie with a normal story as a bottomline. RJ Balaji, Prakash Raj, Singam Puli and Robo Shankar, are the backbone for the movie success. Because their funny role made audience to enjoy the movie . Two heroines, Nikki Galrani and Anandhi
were looking good in the screen. GV Prakash Kumar has successfully repeated his trademark mannerisms and the loser boy Kumaru character which suits well for him.
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Truth and the judgement...
I have heard that "Vaaimai" is a remake of 12 angry men. But I didn’t see the movie yet. So I feel it’s a good Movie, different story line. Better than regular commercial movie. Surely one time can watch. All the actors have done a decent job in the movie.
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