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Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae – Movie Review

‘Horror Comedy’ has been the most irritating genre in the past 4, 5 years. ‘Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae’ is yet another underwhelming film to join the list of the dull, unexciting, monotonous horror comedy films. Point out anything from this film ‘#SBKT‘, that is a cliché for you. The director has been extremely lazy in trying to write a horror movie script and a lot more lethargic in the way he has presented it.

Every single person in the cinema hall knows what he is going to see in this horror comedy film – a haunted house where the protagonist and his family gets into, a flashback about why the spirit is doing this, how the hero gets rid of it. Doesn’t a writer have the responsibility of trying to present it interesting in the least possible way? The film evokes laughter rarely in bits & parts, with a ‘beaten to death’ ghost story formula that we see in franchises like ‘Muni’ & ‘Aranmanai’.

One loses interest in the very first scene which is highly dramatic and tries too hard to be authentic, followed by an amateurish photoshopped title card (which has pictures taken from Google and films like ‘The Grudge’ 😂😂) – yes, that’s the maximum creativity you can expect from this director.

The 2 flashbacks (one in the first half and the other in the second half) were interesting, though it could have been presented in a better way. There are some interesting ideas in the film here and there, and some instantly hilarious comedy scenes (4 or 5 such scenes). Other than that, ‘SBKT’ is filled only with comedy scenes that aren’t helping the script in anyway and horror scenes that are so dumb and highly annoying with cheap thrills. The cheesy romance episode and the kuthu song in the 2nd half that comes out of nowhere, adds to it. Vishal Chandrasekhar who had done a terrific job in ‘Jil Jung Juck’ & ‘Kuttram 23’ has disappointed heavily in both the songs and background score of ‘SBKT’.

One thing that I always wonder is how does actors like Jiiva and investors like Fox Star Studios choose such substandard products. Do they at least read the bounded scripts of these films?

‘Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae’ is an insincerely made humdrum horror comedy! It could be worth an one time watch if you are someone who don’t really worry about mindless entertainers. There are chances that this weary entertainer might also become a hit, and therefore creating more demand for ‘Aranmanai 3’ ‘Muni 4’ or ‘Shivalinga 2’!

– Rahman

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@Aranmanai2 – Movie Review

After his ‘Horror comedy’ hit Aranmanai in 2014, Sundar.C announced its sequel last year. The film gained good attention due to its ensemble cast including Siddarth, Trisha, Hansika Motwani, Sundar.C, Poonam Bajwa, Soori, Radha Ravi, Manobala, Kovai Sarala and many others. The shoot begun in June 2015 and was wrapped up in September 2015. Does the film provide a quality entertainment worth the ticket price? Read on, to know!

195.Aranmanai 2 - Movie Review

Director Sundar.C who is well-known as a formula filmmaker, has tried to repeat the success formula of Aranmanai once again. He has not been so successful in accomplishing the same; the film merely has a script, and is so formula dependent! Aranmanai 2 has only the same template of scenes, characters and plot but no content at all. That is what happens when a director focuses more on gimmicks alone!

Aranamani 2 starts well (at-least, in an engrossing manner); just 20 minutes in to the film, you feel that things are not right. Over a point of time, you will get the feeling of watching Aranmanai itself once again; everything is just the same till the climax, except the flashback alone (the same problem that we had with Kanchana 2). Aranmanai which released in 2014 itself, was a very average, mediocre entertainer; it had Santhanam’s comedy as a very big highlight. That film even had plagiarism complaints referring to Aayiram Jenmangal and Chandramukhi (a case is still on in the Chennai high court, which was filed by the production team of Aayiram Jenmangal).

The key reason for the success of the first part was the humour content and Sundar.C’s presentation of ‘Horror + Humour + Glamour’ formula. What did not work with this sequel / franchise is that many horror scenes turned humorous due to the poor CG work, the humour scenes were really horrible in some scenes and the glamour scenes had complete objectification of women (the camera’s eyes were at the female actresses’ parts only and the costumes were meant to be exposing only here). The make-up was also a big let-down (whether it is the actors or the artsists who play ghosts 😛 ); most characters had over-doing in make-up even in the indoor scenes and bed-time scenes.

If you ask me about the plus points of the film, there are just 2 plus points in the whole movie. First one is the background score by Hip Hop Thamizhaa which was really good. Second is the 3 heroines ( :/ well, the film has been made and promoted that way); the film is crowded so much in theaters for the 3 glamorous heroines only who make the film watchable for them at-least. Other than these, there are some laughter moments now and then.

The technical team’s work looked so outdated in every other department (or may be they were in a hurry), which made the film look even more underwhelming. The songs are all below average, yet the film has a good BG score. The editing in many scenes looked unfinished and there were notable number of jumps. Cinematography and color grading work was so poor; the day shots that were shown in night effects were so abruptly made and they were irritating literally. There were many other aesthetics of the film that looked so fake reminding you that you are watching a cinema every minute (how do you react when honey is being shown as poison in a pivotal scene, in this era of trendy making?!) The second song that comes when the hero’s father is in coma also looked so unconvincing.

Coming to performance, Siddarth literally had nothing to do in this film; it was just a mere addition in his career, sad to see a good performer so under-utilized. Trisha is also used just a glam-doll, except for the last 30 minutes. In the whole film, it was just Vaibhav and Hansika who had some scope to perform; Vaibhav has delivered what was expected exactly but Hansika spoils it with over-doing in some crucial scenes.

Despite so many minus points listed in this review, this is an out and out commercial venture that has been targeted at mainstream audience who look for a timepass irrespective of the content, Aranmanai 2 might work for that set of audience (partially at-least!)

Verdict: A mere entertainer that is neither interesting nor boring. Skip it or watch it, at your own interest!

Rating – 2.5/5

Review by: Rahman

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@SagalakalaaVallavan‬ @‎Appatakkar‬ – Movie Review

159.SAGALAKALA VALLAVAN @ APPATAKKAR - Movie Review

Suraaj is one director in the industry who has given some B-grade hit films and many disasters with films that have no content but relying much on comedy and glamour stuffs. His previous 2 films #Maappillai and #AlexPandiyan were utter flops, which were thrashed by both critics and audience.

Coming to #Appatakkar, it is an awful overdosed mixture of glamour, double meaning dialogues, scenes that objectifies women, pointless screenplay and ripped Telugu songs resulting in a 160 minutes of headache, which is packed with a lable of ‘Family Entertainer’! Shame on the CBFC board which has given this film a clean ‘U’ certificate with no cuts at all (whereas so many good products where left to suffer)! Does the censor board really wants these type of films only to be watched and enjoyed by the family audience?? I am unsure if there can be a better way to make an irresponsible & irritating entertainer. Suraaj has already set an unbeatable benchmark in his preious disaster #‎AlexPandiyan itself, which even he can’t surpass.

There is nothing called even a basic one-line as story in this film. Director Suraaj’s maximum creativity in the film is writing scenes like where the hero teaches the heroine to ride bicycle and the heroine teaches the hero to swim. The second half has scenes like where the lead pair is kidnapped by the hero’s uncle for lunch. Awww!? Why would the heroine who not even cared about spending few more days with the hero, contest in the election just because her father-in-law asks??

The film runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes with no content literally, having only unwanted item song, fight sequence in a mudane situation and stupid characters uttering senseless dialogues. The film also has 5 songs (which are actually RE-USE of 5 Telugu hit songs of Thaman) which gives you a feel of watching a Telugu dubbing movie. All through the film, the hero does nothing but wasting time with friends, passing time at TASMAC, bribing the people with chicken, liquor and money for success in election. Suddenly, the director has some message to tell you on sacrifice, family, relationship and so on.

In terms of entertainment quotient, this film might be better comparing to a crap film like ALEX PANDIYAN; but, it is equally absurd and annoying. There are lots of misleading, cheap and absurd content all through the film. The filmmaker and unit seems to be clear on one thing – making money no matter how cheap or bad their product could be! With no second thought, filmmakers like #‎Suraaj must be imposed with a lifetime ban on filmmaking! This must be done with no mercy, to save our cinema and audience. Man, there’s 1000 ways to earn your bread and butter..!!

Verdict: Cheap, insane and outdated entertainment that is nowhere enjoyable or tolerable! Watch at your own risk.

Rating: 0.75 / 5


Review by: Rahman

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