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Sethupathi (Tamil, 2016) - Review - A cop movie that entertains the masses but without cliches!

Starring Vijay Sethupathi,Vela Ramamoorthy, Ramya Nambeesan. Written and directed by S.U. Arun Kumar.

Vijay Sethupathi, fresh from his huge success of 'Naanum Rowdydhaan', joins hands with S.U. Arun Kumar once again, after their last collaboration in 'Pannayarum Padminiyum'. "Sethupathi" is an attempt to push Vijay Sethupathi to major league, where he wants to be accepted as a mass hero as well.

Bangalore Naatkal (Tamil, 2016) - Review

Starring Arya, Sri Divya, Bobby Simha, Rana Daggubati, Parvathy, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Saranya Ponvannan, Raai Laxmi, M.S.Bhaskar. Directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar.

'Bangalore Days' would be a very familiar Malayalam movie to most of the south Indian audience. Written and directed by Anjali Menon, it was one of the Malayalam blockbusters in 2014, catapulting the actors in it to superstardom. 'Bommarillu' Bhaskar is in charge of remaking  'Bangalore Days' in Tamil, having been not tasting success in his last two outings in Telugu in the last five years.

Thaarai Thappattai (Tamil, 2016) - Review

Starring M. Sasikumar, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, R. K. Suresh, G. M. Kumar.

Bala is probably the only director in Tamil cinema now, who insists on portraying the stories of people marginalised in the society (விளிம்பு நிலை மனிதர்கள்). He has given us the stories of mentally affected, roadside conman, pickpockets, beggars, an undertaker and so on. This time he shows us a section of the people, who are still practising an art that is on the verge of extinction - Karakattam.

Warning: As usual for a Bala movie, this is not for the faint hearted.