Directed by: K.S. Manikandan
Written by: Santhanam and K.S. Manikandan
Music by: S. Thaman
Produced by: N. Santhanam and Ramanarayanan
Kanna Laddu Thinna Asaiya is the first production of comedian Santhanam. With unique group of star cast, this film has the success formulae of his previous films like Siva Manasula Shakthi, Boss Engira Baskaran and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. This film is full of fun and just fun. This film is also said to be the remake of Bakiyaraj’s Indru Poi Nalai Vaa.
The comedy in this film has worked out very well as you would not mind seeing it again. This film is just to make you laugh and it never fails to do so. Director Manikandan is clear in making very simple scenes with lots of humour.
Santhanam plays the main role in this film and he has given a great performance. He is the key role to make the film moving without lag till the end. Srinivasan is one of the reasons for the film to be interesting. He is named as Power throughout the film. His dance, punch dialogues and acting has helped Santhanam to make out excellent comedy throughout the film.
Other two important characters of the film are Sethu and Vishaka. There’s a small love story between these two. Most importantly, the film has great supports from Kovai Sarala, VTV Ganesh, Pattimandram Raja and Devadharshini. The film has guest appearance of Young Super Star Simbhu and Director Gautham Vasudev Menon as themselves. The songs are said to be average which could be a lag in the film.
Though the film has quite repeated comedies, it never fails to make the audience laugh. Kanna Laddu Thinna Asaiya is officially the first block buster film of 2013.
Directed by: Thiru
Written by: Thiru and Writer S. Ramakrishnan
Cinematography: Richard M. Nathan
Music by: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Background Score by: Dharan Kumar
Produced by: T. Ramesh
Samar is a thriller film featuring Vishal, Thrisha and Sunaina in lead roles, supported by J.D Chakravarthy and Manoj Bajpai. The film was shot on Bangkok, Thailand, Kerala and Ooty. This film will be released in Telugu titled Vetadu-Ventadu.
Coming to the review, Samar has a very strong screenplay in which every scene thrills you with thrilling twists.
Vishal named as Sakthi in the film plays a role of Trek guide. Director Azhagam Perumal plays the father role who is a Forest Ranger in this film. Sunaina (Roopa) is Sakthi’s ex-girl friend. Few months later, Sakthi gets a letter from Roopa with apologies and asking to meet her at Bangkok. Sakthi starts his first foreign trip with great joy. He meets Trisha (Maya) in flight and they become good friends. The actual story begins when they reach Thailand where Sakthi is trapped and struggling to escape with the help of Maya. The confusions on screen develops as the Villains try to kill Sakthi, kidnappers ask him for money assuming Sakthi as a business man. Sakthi comes to know that he is been trapped and trying to find other Sakthi. The story has lot of twists and confusions all over.
Vishal looks confused as per the script and excels in stunt sequences as usual. Trisha is back in this film after a long gap. She does a very decent job and looks pretty. Sunaina comes in three scenes and a song. Songs in this film are average. Cinematography is good all through the film. With more twists and confusions the film turns out to be an average.
The most expected movie of this year is Super Star’s Rajinikanth’s “KOCHADAIYAN “. This film is directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya R Ashwin. This film is India’s first motion captured film.
The next most awaited film is Kamal Haasan’s “VISHWAROOPAM “. With equal support and oppositions this is film is released via DTH facility on 10th JAN 2013 and will be on theatres from 11th JAN 2013.
Maniratnam’s “KADAL ” has created remarkable expectations in film industry and audience. The story and dialogue is written by the legendry writer Jayamohan. Maniratnam has taken the responsibility of Screenplay and Direction. Tunes by AR Rahman have already created records in audio sales. Alaigal Oivadhillai fame Karthik’s son Gautham and Radha’s daughter Thulasi plays the lead role in the film.
PARADESI – Directed by Bala is based on the novel “Eriyum Panikaadu “. The film will definitely have Bala’s regular punch. The trailer has created great expectation already. PARADESI is Adharva’s second film and he would enter the finest Heros list.
Director Shankar’s next film is “I “starring Cheeyan Vikram and Amy Jackson. The details of the film are kept as secret as usual. Kollywood guesses that this film will be Shankar’s first thriller.
Actor Surya is waiting for a blockbuster by his next film “SINGAM 2 “. The film is written and directed by Hari. Surya plays the role of police inspector and this would be the only reason for the title “SINGAM 2”. Director says there are no other similarities in the story or screenplay as in his previous film “SINGAM”.
Ilayapathy Vijay’s next film is directed by A.L. Vijay. The film is yet to be titled. Vijay is pairing Amala Paul in it. Similarly, director Vishnuvardhan is directing Ajith Kumar and the film is yet to be titled. The lead heroine of the movie is Nayanthara.
Karthi Sivakumar has 2 films on a row, ALEX PANDIAN and BIRIYANI. Alex Pandian is directed by Suraj and music by Devi Sri Prasad. This film has the successful combo of Kathi and Comedian Santhanam.
BIRIYANI is directed by Venkat Prabhu, Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This film is 100th film for Yuvan Shankar Raja.
MARIYAN – meaning ‘ a human of no death’. MARIYAN is directed by Bharat Bala, one of the greatest friends of A.R. Rahman. The story of the film starts from Tamil Nadu and travels to South Africa. Dhanush plays the role of a fisherman and Parvathy plays the lead heroine.
Actor Jiiva has 2 films on a row, ENDRENDRUM PUNNAGAI and DAVID. Apart from these two films, Jiiva joins actor Jayam Ravi in a film directed by Jaganathan.
Actor Jayam Ravi all set to rock in two films, Ameer’s AADHIBAGAVAN and Samudhrakani’s NIMIRNDHU NIL.
Few other films expected to be released this year are:
Simbu’s VAALU and VETTAI MANNAN
Selvaraghavan’s IRANDAAM ULAGAM – Starring Aarya and Anushka
Bharath’s 555 – Directed by Sasi
Vishal’s Samar and Madha Kaja Raja