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    2015 in Review

    Year 2015 - Part 1 of 7

    Movies - Tamil Films

    10/ Indru Netru Naalai
    A rare kind, Time-Travel, which is not a remake and screams originality, unfortunately the movie is an out dated idea, but still a tiny foot step of advancement for our industry which talks about an youngman who fights through time to re-correct and change the calamities threatening his loved ones to calmness.

    09/ Naanum Rowdydhaan
    A simple film and an hybrid to a film noir with complex structure whirled around simple characters trying to gaurd each others back without fliping eachother upside down while the main lead tries to assist his lady love to avenge her father's death.

    08/ Vedhalam
    A film for everyone, containig our trade mark genre, proposed by the successful producer-director-actor combo with roots deep down the entertainment grounds allowing all the enlarged elements to take a full swing when a common man with a gruesome past unmasks himself to stand single against an army.

    07/ Orange Mittai
    A scarce movie, somewhere hanging between performative and reflexive documentaries, potraying the effectiveness of film making with planned resource by allowing the designed characters to forward march an heart patient to the hospital elaborating the tanginess of life, a flavour delicious on its own right.

    06/ Yennai Arindhaal
    A mixed story, with action and thrills, wearing a cop mask enlarging the stages of tyranny under the work for the people and rule, by following the lead who admist his carrier decesions, tracks and shuts down human trafficking network.

    05/ Kanchana 2
    A successful franchise, under the able horror genre, this time talks about the same revenge saga through different characters, all the while retaining few personalities from the previous series, who try this time also, to cope up with the illusionary ghost world and assit them to carry out clique revenge.

    04/ Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai
    A pinching film, churned out drama, talking about the rarest character of Film History, the Hangman and follows the captor to decide the fate of an accused, while explaining aspects taboo to the society, leading to establish the participants involvement into a cunning climax.

    03/ Demonte Colony
    A simple films about scares and horror inside a psychological vessel indicating clearly a genre bender by permitting a group of friends who accidently encounter a vengeful spirit which will not rest until all are dust.

    02/ Kirumi
    A managerial film, strictly drama, potraying ways and means that corner a single man to make and take decisions whose sunny days are quickly getting cloudy, where he has to rapidly convince himself over what events he should govern, as control goes out his hands.

    01/ Maya
    A collision film, under Horror, where fictional world mixes with reality when two women in similar situation under respective worlds meet to gain what they have lost which could decide their very own existence.
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    Year 2015 - Part 2 of 7

    Movies - Tamil Other Films
    (No specific Order)

    I by Shankar starring Amy Jackson and Vikram
    Deformed not by curse but by deception, a hunchback seeks his revenge.

    Kallappadam presented by J. Vadivel
    Talented yet to be film makers take extreme measures to get their film out of the box.

    Uppu Karuvadu directed by Radha Mohan starring Nandita and Karunakaran
    A team of aspiring film makers try to shoot a film with limited resources which includes a worthless actress.

    Thakka Thakka by Sanjeev starring Vikranth
    The save his friend's love affair, the path takes him into violence where he slays anyone standing before him.

    Paayum Puli directed by Suseenthiran starring Kajal Aggarwal and Vishal
    A cop battles to round up the culprits comitting series of murders
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    Year 2015 - Part 3 of 7

    Movies - Regional Films

    Bollywood Films : None

    Had huge hopes on Tevar, Baby, Hawaizaada, Rahasya, Shamitabh, Badlapur, Roy, Ab Tak Chhappan 2, NH10, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Margarita with a Straw, Mr. X, Ishq Ke Parindey, Piku, Bombay Velvet, Masaan, Phantom, Katti Batti, Talvar, Jazbaa, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, amoung others.

    Only Baby, Rahasya, Margarita with a Straw & Masaan held my attention for a limited while.

    Malayalam : Oru Vedakkan Selfie, Aadu, Double Barrel, Chirakodinja Kinavukal, Amar Akbar Anthony

    Telugu : Baahubali & Srimanthudu
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    Movies - Foreign Films
    (International Release Date)

    ATTN : Every movie listed under are Rated R.

    10/ White God (Hungary : Hungarian : Natural)
    "Don't be afraid, they're just a bunch of dogs"

    09/ Phoenix (Germany : German : Drama)
    An account of a wounded & treated woman post WWII.

    08/ Timbuktu (Mauritania : Arabic/French : Social)
    Social life of a region under a specific group.

    07/ Revenant (United States : English : Survival)
    During fur trade days, a frontiersman must survive after an attack to seek revenge.

    06/ Marshland (Spain : Spanish : Mystery)
    Two detectives team up to solve the mystry of missing girls.

    05/ Hateful Eight (United States : English : Western)
    "One of them fellas is not what he says he is !"

    04/ A Hard Day (South Korea : Korean : Thriller)
    A corrupt cop and his hard day.

    03/ Mad Max : Fury Road (Australia : English : Dystopian)
    Max teams up with Furiosa to take down Immortan Joe.

    02/ Dheepan (France : French / Tamil / English : Drama)
    Story of Srilankan refugees arriving in French Territories

    01/ Wild Tales (Argentina : Spanish :Anthology)
    Five tales about anger management.
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    Year 2015 - Part 5 of 7

    Movies - Foreign Other Films
    (No specific Order)

    ATTN : Every movie listed under is Rated R.

    Legend (United Kingdom : English : Gangster)
    For Tom Hardy & Tom Hardy.

    Nous trois ou rien [All Three of Us] (France : French : Drama)
    Based on a true story about an Iranian family.

    (Personel Favourites) :

    A forced thriller, but it has Olga. Now who cares about rest of the things. Abigail Breslin, Gemma Arterton & Olga Kurylenko should do more movies.

    Everly (English)
    Salma Hayek fighting her way out and if you are watching something else in the film, then you need a consultation.

    SPL 2: A Time for Consequence (Chinese)
    Tony Jaa, need anything else ? (But don't expect a Ong-Bak)

    Deadman Inferno (Japanese)
    Zombie flick with J-movie tradition of using gallons of red fluid, this time in awesome slo-mos.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (English)
    A Guy Ritchie Film man
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    Year 2015 - Part 6 of 7

    Music - Tamil

    OST / Single

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    Song - Singer

    10/ Idam Porul Eval - Yuvan Shankar Raja
    Kondaatamae - Sriram Parthasarathy

    09/ Kanchana 2 - Ashwamithra
    Moda Moda - Master Sriram Roshan

    08/ Yennai Arindhal - Harris Jayaraj
    Unakkenna Venum Sollu - Benny Dayal & Mahathi

    07/ 144 - Sean Roland
    Poove Pooviname - Sean Roldan, Chinmayi

    06/ Oru Naal Koothu - Justin Prabhakaran
    Eppo Varuvaroo - Haricharan

    05/ Maya - Ron Yohann
    Aayiram Aayiram - Chinmayi

    04/ Kuttram Kadithal - Shankar Rangarajan
    Chinnanchiru Kiliyae : Yazhini, Rakesh Raghunanthan & Chorus

    03/ Avam - Sundaramurthy KS
    Yaen Yennai - Swetha Mohan

    02/ Andra Mess - Prashanth Pillai
    Sittham - Kutty Revathi

    01/ Enakkul Oruvan - by Santhosh Narayanan
    Poo Avizhum - Pradeep Kumar
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    Amma und Appa (Amma and Appa) [Germany : German / Tamil]

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    My choice of favourite actors of 2015 :

    1. Kamal ( #UttamaVillain ) - Manoranjan was a masterstroke from Kamal Haasan. He was a bundle of emotions - an ageing superstar fighting an illness,a guilt ridden father and a romantic with a fair share of women in his life. Yet the striking aspect was the underplay of it all. The father - son conversation that moistened most eyes too was so subtly done. Somehow this performance did not get it's due. The general perception seems to be that unless you are hidden behind layers of prosthetic or speak a different slang, it is not really great acting!!!

    2. Vignesh and Ramesh ( #KaakaMuttai ) - The two kids literally hit the ball out of the park. This was one of the most endearing as well as restrained performances you would see from kids in a feature film. They remained cute bringing a smile on your face but never once went overboard.

    3. Vikram ( #I ) - A performance that took physical transformation to new levels. Though it did not work as a package for me there were a few sequences that brought out the 'ace actor' in Vikram. The scene where he visits Suresh Gopi in his clinic and reveals his disfigurement for the first time was one such occasion.

    4. Dhanush ( #Maari ) - Shouldering a mass masala and letting the audience care a hoot about logic is no joke. While the film was average at best Dhanush swaggered along with panache. To pull off the kind of dialogues that he spoke in the film in this day and age where meme creators and anyone with an internet connection is waiting to ridicule a small miss is an achievement in itself.

    5. Ajith ( #YennaiArindhaal ) - A performance where the actor in hiding managed to come out of the star image that was camouflaging it. Just watch 'Unakenna Venum' song and you will realize what I am talking about.

    6. Jayam Ravi ( #ThaniOruvan ) - A neat performance from Jayam Ravi. He could have easily been swept away by the characterization and performance of Aravind Swamy. But he did hold onto his own as the sincere, honest and angry cop.

    My choice of favourite actresses of 2015 :

    1)Iyshwarya Rajesh ( #KaakaMuttai ) - This would remain as one of the best portrayals from a leading lady in Tamil cinema. There was a gamut of emotions on display and yet no melodrama.

    2)Radhika Prasidhha ( #Kuttramkadithal ) - The movie for the most part revolved around her character. The way she carried her guilt that arises from an impulsive action was life like and you kept forgetting it was a movie on display.

    3)Jyothika ( #36Vayadhinile ) - A nice and clever choice by the actress to choose this remake as her comeback vehicle. You do associate over enthusiasm at times with Jyothika. But 36 Vayadhinile saw her at her subtle best.

    4)Nayanthara ( #Maya #ThaniOruvan #NaanumRowdythaan ) - A year that saw the versatility of Nayanthara come to the fore. While she carried the film in Maya the other two films had her play sensible and important characters in mainstream commercial cinema.

    5)Anushka ( #InjiIduppazhagi ) - An actress undergoing physical transformation is mostly unheard off. Despite the film being a mixed bag there is no denying the charm that Anushka brought to this character.

    My choice of favourite villains of 2015 :

    1) Aravind Swamy ( #ThaniOruvan ) - As the suave villain he breathed fire but with an ice cold expression. This has got to be one of the most well etched characters of a villain in commercial cinema and Aravind Swamy literally rocked it.

    2) Pattiyal Sekhar (#Rajathandhiram ) - As the cunning Azhagappan he was the man to watch out in Rajathandhiram. With minimum fuss he came across as an extremely capable actor. The entire cat and mouse game between the hero and him was elevated greatly by his demeanor which looked infallible.

    3) Sathyaraj ( #Isai ) - Sathyaraj seemed to have had a ball playing the egoistic ageing musician with a sadistic streak. His interludes with Ganja Karuppu left you asking for more. This was a reminder that old school loud villainy can still be made enjoyable by acting prowess.

    4) Parthiban ( #NaanumRowdyThaan ) - Parthiban probably had the least screen time compared to the other villains in the list but he did hold his own in this quirky character. The climax that made the film end on a high owes a lot to this man's idiosyncrasies.

    5) Arun Vijay ( #YennaiArindhal ) - This was a double edged sword. You could turn out into a no one sharing space with a mass hero. But Gautham laid out a decent platform for Arun Vijay and he did grab it with both hands. He looked like a man possessed towards the climax portions of the film where he takes Ajith head-on.

    My choice of top 10 favourite films of 2015 :

    1. #KaakaMuttai - A socially relevant film that silently pricked you while you enjoyed it. It left you with pertinent questions about our society but without getting into a preachy mode.Most importantly it proved that critical acclaim and entertainment need not be mutually exclusive.

    2. #ThaniOruvan - The film showed the hitherto unseen dimension of Mohan Raja.It was the most rewarding experience you got from a mainstream Tamil actioner in the recent past. Never in the film were the two principal characters who were at opposite ends of the spectrum made to look like fools to glorify the other.

    3. #Baahubali- Rajamouli's magnus opus had his gargantuan dreams take an almost perfect shape on celluloid. Beneath all the hype was an identifiable good vs evil battle that did manage to hold our attention.

    4. #Rajathandhiram - A con film that sucks you in is always fun. Sometimes the makers with their overindulgence and by underestimating the intelligence of the audience con themselves. Rajathandhiram thankfully belonged to the former category. The compromised climax was the lone dampener.

    5. #IndruNetruNalai - An outstanding debut from Ravikumar. The best thing about the film was it's simplicity. The idea was complex but the presentation was least complicated. Above all the film did reach the masses but without spoon-feeding.

    6. #KuttramKadithal - A much needed topic that needed to be discussed was dissected beautifully without making any judgement and taking sides. Kuttram Kadithal is cinema that has the power to educate you and the presentation was painstakingly real as it can get.

    7. #Kirumi - An assured debut from Anucharan, Kirumi was a very well made film. There was a strong authority over the medium in every frame. The casting was brilliant and this was a film about a protagonist and not a hero.

    8. #TamilukuEnOndraiAluthavum #TEOA - A social thriller that tried to keep the narrative lively with humour as the pivot. While the maker can surely better a few things in the film you cannot deny that the film stood out from the crowd.

    9. #Paapanasam - An almost perfect remake of an almost perfect film !

    10.#UppuKaruvadu - The making was reminiscent of a decade gone by. Still the humour worked. There were silly gags as well as some solid humour. Uppu Karuvadu was probably the only true blue comedy film of the year that worked.(apart from the quirky 144 that had it's moments)

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    Tamil Films 2015

    1. Thiru Vi Ka Poonga
    2. Virudhalaam Pattu
    3. Vishayam Veliye Theriya Koodadhu
    4. Kizhakke Udhiththa Kaadhal
    5. Vettaiyadu
    6. I
    7. Aambala
    8. Darling
    9. Appavi Kateri
    10. Aroopam
    11. Thottal Thodarum
    12. Dharani
    13. Isai
    14. Killadi
    15. Pulan Visaranai 2
    16. Touring Talkies
    17. Yennai Arindhaal
    18. Ponge Ezhu
    19. Anegan
    20. Mandodhari
    21. Manitha Kadhal Alla
    22. Sandamarutham
    23. Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum
    24. Ettuthikkum Madhayaanai
    25. Kaaki Sattai
    26. Manal Nagaram
    27. Vajram
    28. Bench Talkies - The First Bench
    29. En Vazhi Thani Vazhi
    30. Enakkul Oruvan
    31. JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai
    32. Maha Maha
    33. Rombha Nallavan Da Nee
    34. Serndhu Polama
    35. Thoppi
    36. Aivaraattam
    37. Ivanuku Thannila Gandam
    38. Katham Katham
    39. Mahabalipuram
    40. Rajathandhiram
    41. Sonna Pocchu
    42. Thavarana Pathai
    43. Vaanavil Vaazhkai
    44. Aaya Vada Sutta Kadhai
    45. Agathinai
    46. Iravum Pagalum Varum
    47. Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi
    48. Kallappadam
    49. Kaala Kattam
    50. Mooch
    51. Patra
    52. Thilagar
    53. Vethu Vaettu
    54. Charles Shafiq Karthiga
    55. Manadhil Oru Maatram
    56. Nadhigal Nanaivadhillai
    57. Sarithram Pesu
    58. Valiyavan
    59. Komban
    60. Nannbenda
    61. Sagaptham
    62. Chennai Ungalai Anbudan Varaverkirathu
    63. Thunai Mudhalvar
    64. Kanchana 2
    65. Kadhal Kanmani
    66. Iridiyam
    67. Kangaroo
    68. Neethane En Kovil
    69. Yoogan
    70. Vai Raja Vai
    71. Uttama Villain
    72. India Pakistan
    73. Kadhal Ilavasam
    74. MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal
    75. 36 Vayadhinile
    76. Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai
    77. Demonte Colony
    78. Kamara Kattu
    79. Nanbargal Narpani Mandram
    80. Siruvani
    81. Thiranthidu Seese
    82. Vindhai
    83. Iruvar Ondranal
    84. Masss
    85. Soan Papdi
    86. Buddhanin Sirippu
    87. Dhegam Sudukuthu
    88. Kaaka Muttai
    89. Kathamma
    90. Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam
    91. Inimey Ippadithan
    92. Romeo Juliet
    93. Achaaram
    94. Eli
    95. Iru Kadhal Oru Kadhai
    96. Iyakkunar
    97. Indru Netru Naalai
    98. Kaaval
    99. Lodukku Pandi
    100. Moone Moonu Varthai
    101. Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka
    102. Baby
    103. Oru Thozhan Oru Thozhi
    104. Palakkattu Madhavan
    105. Papanasam
    106. Paranjothi
    107. Baahubali: The Beginning
    108. Kamaraj
    109. Ore Oru Raja Mokkaraja
    110. Maharani Kottai
    111. Miss Pannidatheenga Apram Varuthapaduveeng
    112. Maari
    113. Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum
    114. Aavi Kumar
    115. Guru Sukran
    116. Idhu Enna Maayam
    117. Orange Mittai
    118. Sakalakala Vallavan
    119. Azhage Illatha Azhagana Kathai
    120. Chandi Veeran
    121. Kalai Vendhan
    122. Kurangu Kaila Poomalai
    123. Vandha Mala
    124. Akila Muthalam Vaguppu
    125. Nirayudham
    126. Vaalu
    127. Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga
    128. Aluchatiyam
    129. Jigina
    130. Adhibar
    131. Thakka Thakka Sanjeev
    132. Thani Oruvan
    133. Bhanu
    134. Paayum Puli
    135. Pokkiri Mannan R
    136. Savaale Samaali
    137. 9 Thirudargal
    138. Maanga
    139. Naanaage Naanillai
    140. Strawberry
    141. Yatchan
    142. 49-O
    143. Maya
    144. Trisha Illana Nayanthara
    145. Jippaa Jimikki
    146. Kadhal Agathee
    147. Kirumi
    148. Kuttram Kadithal
    149. Thiruttu VCD
    150. Unakenna Venum Sollu
    151. Puli
    152. Dummy Tappasu
    153. Andhaadhi
    154. Kaththukkutti
    155. Masala Padam
    156. Sathuran
    157. Athiradi
    158. Maiem
    159. Marappaachi
    160. Sillunu Oru Payanam
    161. Sivappu
    162. Thiraipada Nagaram
    163. 10 Enradhukulla
    164. Naanum Rowdydhaan
    165. Kubera Rasi
    166. Aboorva Magan
    167. Adhyan
    168. Chikkiku Chikkikichu
    169. Illaignar Paasarai
    170. Kathirvel Kaaka
    171. Om Shanti Om
    172. Pallikoodam Pogamale
    173. Viraivil Isai
    174. Iniya Ulavaga
    175. Kring Kring
    176. Uyirvarai Iniththaai
    177. Injimarappa
    178. Thoongaa Vanam
    179. Vedalam
    180. Oru Naal Iravil
    181. Aaranyam
    182. 144
    183. Inji Iduppazhagi
    184. Uppu Karuvaadu
    185. Urumeen
    186. Eetti
    187. Thiruttu Rail
    188. Thanga Magan
    189. Bhooloham
    190. Pasanga 2
    191. Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan
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    Films I watched....!

    all marked in red are films I watched in cinema.
    the rest on our pay TV

    1. I
    2. Aambala
    3. Darling
    4. Isai - (didn't complete)
    5. Yennai Arindhaal
    6. Anegan
    7. Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum
    8. Kaaki Sattai
    9. Enakkul Oruvan
    10. JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai
    11. Ivanuku Thannila Gandam
    12. Valiyavan - (didn't complete)
    13. Komban
    14. Nannbenda
    15. Kanchana 2
    16. Vai Raja Vai - (didn't complete)
    17. Uttama Villain
    18. 36 Vayadhinile
    19. Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai
    20. Demonte Colony
    21. Thiranthidu Seese - (didn't complete)
    22. Masss
    23. Kaaka Muttai
    24. Romeo Juliet
    25. Eli - (didn't complete)
    26. Indru Netru Naalai - (didn't complete)
    27. Papanasam
    28. Baahubali: The Beginning
    29. Maari
    30. Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum - (didn't complete)
    31. Idhu Enna Maayam - (didn't complete)
    32. Orange Mittai
    33. Sakalakala Vallavan - (didn't complete)
    34. Vaalu
    35. Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga
    36. Thani Oruvan
    37. Savaale Samaali - (didn't complete)
    38. 49-O - (didn't complete)
    39. Maya
    40. Trisha Illana Nayanthara
    41. Puli
    42. 10 Enradhukulla
    43. Naanum Rowdydhaan
    44. Thoongaa Vanam
    45. Vedalam
    46. Inji Iduppazhagi
    47. Thanga Magan
    48. Pasanga 2
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