Super Deluxe (2019)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) An anthology movie with a non-linear storyline where paths of different characters cross each other. It’s a Tarantino movie not directed by Tarantino.
2) The influence of Bappi Lahiri’s music in contemporary cinema can’t be undermined. His 80s music is aging like fine-wine.
3) A movie with great star-cast, however, the performance of Vijay Sethupathi stands out.
4) The Tamil instrumental rendition of the Superman Theme played during the mattress flying scene.
5) It’s a must-watch for cinema connoisseur. So far one of the best movie of this year.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Leela: You held on to a statue of Jesus during the tsunami and became a Christian. What would you have become had you held on to a teddy bear?

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Petta (2019)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Rajinikanth returns to his roots with his favorite genre. This movie incorporates elements of Baasha (1995) with Main Hoon Na (2004).
2) Entertaining first-half with vintage Rajni action. Hostel hallway fight scene is an extraordinary treat for Rajni fans.
3) Scenic Darjeeling serving as the principal shooting location.

 
CONS –
1) Weird climactic plot twist.
2) The movie settles scores for Rajinikanth’s political future. The storyline is drenched with secularism and anti-North Indian sentiments.

 
QUOTE –
If we have truth on our side and if our enemy is evil and strong, then killing him is not wrong.

Vikram Vedha (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A modern retelling of the legendary folktale Baital Pachisi.
2) Multiple plot-twist towards the climax.
3) The open-ended climax with both Vikram & Vedha in a standoff.
4) Performance of Vijay Sethupathi clearly over-shadowed R. Madhavan in this thriller.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Vedha: There is always an unthinkable perspective for any story.”