*ing - Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika, J Mahendran, Prabhu, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Rajendran
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the prequel-sequel to the biggest hit movie India has ever seen, has finally stormed the theatres and already started breaking box office records (125 crores - 1st day collections alone!). Team S.S.Rajamouli's 5 years hard work, and some clever marketing gimmicks have paid off big time. So, how was the 500 crores answer to WKKB? For starters, that is "Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali"!
Starring Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rukmini, R.J.Balaji, Delhi Ganesh. Directed by Mani Ratnam.
*ing - Dhanush, Trisha Krishnan, Anupama Parameswaran, Saranya Ponvannan, Kaali Venkat, S. A. Chandrasekhar
Starring Vishal, Sri Divya, Soori, R.K.Suresh, Kulappulli Leela. Directed by Muthaiah.
After struggling with a string of unsuccessful movies, Vishal started to produce his movies starting from Pandiya Nadu. The strategy turned successful, as his movies started doing brisk business, even though not all of his recent movies pass muster. But Marudhu is not his own production. After seeing the movie, I doubt he would have produced it himself. Muthaiah, director of violent rural subject movies Kuttipuli and Komban, has given yet another similar movie in Marudhu.
*ing - Bobby Simha, Nikki Galrani, Prakash Raj, Nassar, Karunakaran, Ilavarasu, Bala Saravanan, John Vijay
*ing - Suriya Sivakumar, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Saranya Ponvannan, Girish Karnad
Time travel is a rather sensitive theme for a movie. Very few movies in the world have succeeded after taking the time travel concept. One has to be extremely careful with the sequence of events for it to truly succeed. On the other hand, the happenings can be simplified to handle the sensitivity. That is what Vikram Kumar has tried and the result is an over-ambitious and immature science fiction movie.
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