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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mohanlal's Lokpal - Exclusive Movie Review

Lokpal Malayalam Movie Review

Directed by     Joshiy
Produced by     Ruby Vijayan
S. L. Vimal Kumar
Written by     S. N. Swamy

    Mohanlal as Nandagopal / Lokpal
    Kavya Madhavan as Geetha
    Meera Nandan as Jain
    Thambi Ramaiah
    Manoj K. Jayan
    Thalaivasal Vijay
    Krishna Kumar
    T. G. Ravi
    Maniyanpilla Raju
    Sivaji Guruvayoor
    Shammy Thilakan

Music by     Ratheesh Vegha
Cinematography     Pradeep Nair
Editing by     Syam Sasidharan
Studio     Happy & Ruby Cinemas
Distributed by     Aashirvad Release through Maaxlab
Release date(s)    

    January 31, 2013

Running time     140 min
Country     India
Language     Malayalam


22 years after blockbuster 'Naduvazhikal the hit trio of Mohanlal-Joshiy-S.N.swami reunites in this film. The last film of Lal-Joshiy combo, Run Babby Run, was also a blockbuster. The different getups have raised expectations of fans sky high. But since the writer S.N.Swami was having a rough patch for the past few years the hype didn't go overboard.


Lokpal is an Family-Crime-Drama-Thriller from Master writer of suspense S.N Swami
 Nandagopal (Mohanlal) who runs a restaurant by day, is also an undercover social activist. He is a on a mission to fight and eliminate corruption from the state. The different methods, get ups, looks that Nandan portrays to get to his aim, his past, tiff with the Police etc forms the rest of the story.

The 2 heroines in the movie, Meera Nandan, plays an investigative Journalist & Kavya Madhavan, plays a Doctor.


Lokpal is yet another half-baked script by S.N.Swami, who is just trying to survive in this industry some way somehow.  For that he used and damaged the reputation of the hit combo of Joshiy and Mohanlal.
The basic plot is inspired from Ramana, Anniyan, 4 the people etc. All these films were huge hits in Kerala too, so while going with such a story line the script should have been that much interesting, entertaining, racy with full of twists and turns. Instead it turns out to be damp squib. I have absolutely no Idea why either of Joshiy or Lal even agreed to do this project (may be because it deals with a current, socially relevant topic, just like Karmayodha). 

First half of the movie was average, while the second half was even worse coz nothing much was happening in the film. In the climax writer added few twists and turns, but it was too late by then.
The film has just one song which is not even worthy of mentioning, the BG/RR also offers nothing unique. Camera was good, especially the overhead HELI shots of Kochi city, were Good and seen in a Mollywood film for the first time I think.

Mohanlal looked uninterested and was sleep walking for most of the parts. His role was horribly written and the 7 getups failed to evoke any kind of response even from the fans (except the TTE getup).
Kavya Madhavan had a cameo length role and even In that short period she managed to get some boos from crowd. Meera Nandan did an okay job eventhough her role too was nothing to boast about.
Joshiy the director had a major role in making Run Babby Run a blockbuster, but here even he too was helpless.

Sai Kumar got a villain role with difference and he did an excellent job. Rest of the cast like T.G.Ravi, Krishna Kumar, Shammi Thilakan, Thambi Ramaiah [Dubbed by Marimayam fame Manikandan Pattambi] was OK.

Being a Mohanlal fan the movie is colossal disappointment.

For others it may be average or below

Rating 2/5

Box Office – Flop

NB: still perplexed by the decision of makers to release the film on a Thursday especially when a public holiday doesn’t fall on the first 2/3 days.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vishwaroopam - Movie Review from Kerala

Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam is a film against Terrorism, against Al-Qaeda and not an anti-Islamic movie as many religious parties claim it to be.

Vishwanathan (Kamal Haasan) is a dance teacher with female traits living in the US and Nirupama (Pooja Kappor) is a his wife, a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama  who considers this as a marriage of convenience hires a private detective so that she can find some reason to get divorced and be with her love, her Boss.
One day the private investigator while following Visu from a Mosque/Muslim payer hall gets killed and  both Visu & Niru gets captured by few members of a terrorist outfit headed by Omar (Rahul Bose) who wants Visu dead desperately.

Who is Visu, why was he in a mosque, what the story between Omar & Visu etc. forms the rest of the story.

The biggest plus point in the film is of-course Kamal Haasan - The director, awriter, Lyricist etc - He, as usual, simply excelled in all departments. For the true fans of the star the movie will be a real treat. Kamal as the Kathak dancer in the first 30 mins was a scream, even the minutest expressions and body movements got people rupturing with cheers and applause. The 'Vishwaroopam' scene that soon follows will make fans scream their thought out [eventhough the action sequences was a bit over the top considering his standards]
His direction wass top class, was able to give the feel of a Hollywood movie, better than any other Indian movie in my opinion. Kamal the director was very well supported buy the D.O.P Sanu Varghese with some breath taking visuals. Editing and BG score also went hand in hand, eventhough i felt the movie could have been little bit more cripier.

Pooja Kumar was very good as Nirupama, got all the expressions even the slightes one correct.Lip sync was almost perfect, kudos to the dubbing artist too. Andreah had a small, cameo like role, so as Shekhar Kapoor.

Rahul Bose was terrifying as Villain in both avatars in the US and Afghanistan.

Kamal could have seeked the hel of somebody while directing the 'US Marine Coprs & FBI in action' sequences. For thos who frequent Hollywood movies, might find it average attempt. The supporting cast from US too were not up to mark.

VFX was average, especially the motion capture used in 'Kamal doing acrobatics' in Afganishtan

The script could have been more tighter, too many unnecessary pause, long shots etc in the film. Its not a start to end thrill ride like Dasavatharam. It gets to documentry mode often in the Afghan episode.

There is no spoon feeding in the film by Kamal, so you have to watch it carefully to understand things more clearly. Don't know how the core-mass audience of TN will receive the film once it releases there.You can find few loop holes in script as well.

Every religion will have good and bad people, in Vishwaroopam we have a Muslim Secret Agent fighting against Alqaeda terrorists. So its a story of Good vs Evil. Learn to see a movie as a movie and don't get too serious.

The Locations US, Canada, Jordan & studios in Chennai, Mumbai have been utilized brilliantly.

The interval scene & climax seemed haste and abrupt and lacks the twist or shock that usually associate with most films now a days.

Verdict: Watchable for Kamal Haasan and the Hollywood like making

Rating 3.25/5

The ending clearly indicates a Vishwaroopam 2 happening in the near future, where the mission shifts to India.

It was an experience to watch a film from Kerala, with the theater full of (about 90-95%) Tamil people, who were fans of Kamal, Rajni, Vijay, Ajith etc.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Kammath & Kammath - Movie Review


Any multistarrer is associated with the baggage of huge excpectations and no exceptions here as well. The songs posters and trailers were well received by public.


Story is of Kammath brothers and things that happen with following the inaguartion of a restaurant in Palakkad.
Mammootty plays big brother Kammath, Raja Raja Kammath. Dileep plays Deva Raja Kammath. Rima Kallingal is the Palakkad muncipal commissioner and Karthika is her sister. The film is about Kammaths involvement with the sisters and the problems that accompany them. Narain is there in a cameo role. Baburaj plays the faithful assistant of the Kammaths in a full length role.


First things first, the review is based on the fact that the movie was promoted as a mass movie, so the review will also be  written with that aspect in mind.

The movie is a half baked, non-mass entertainer. The biggest crime reggarding KnK was promoting it as a MASS movie, when its not even remotely close enough to be called one. Its a film intended to be mass but failed miserably at the direction and script side.

The movie had a decent start with titles showing history of Konkini people and the flash back story of Kammath's. The into with Dileep also gave a feel that we might have the second hit of the year. But there after there is nothing in the film noteworthy.

The Story is as i explained above not interesting at all. But the script also failed to give the film a much needed lifeline. Dileep excelled as Kammath ans was a treat to watch. Baburaj, surprisingly, came 2nd in terms of impact with an absolute mass portrayal, with punchlines and actions (as Mammooty most of the time relaxed on top of his car in action scenes). Mammooty couldn't match upto Dileep (whoi looked comfirtable) in dialogue delivery, for most parts of the film. most of the comedy action scenes that he should have done was done by his side-kick Baburaj. Other than that Ikka did a good job, but remember its a Mass Masala Multi starrer.

The two heroines had some what lengthy role and they did a decent job. Narein's cameo was laughable. [Even more laughbale is the fat that even he was portrayed more massy way than Ikka].

Dhanush's cameo was completely un-necessary, he had no clue what was doing, he was reportedly paid 2crore for this [total expense] and it prooved to be a damb squib.

The songs in the film are hummable. Gopi sundar for the first time disappointed as BG scorer. Camera, direction was avg [should take tips from Vysakh immediately]. Editing was bad, ruined most of the scenes.

The first film of director Thomson was a hit eventhough critics thrashed it, but it was a full on Dileep-suraj show, here due to the constraints of multi starrer, he gets limited scope to save this movie.

But this doesnt mean that its a completely unwatchable flick. Its an avg watch, with full on DejaVu sequences that you can watch, with out getting bored for most of its run time

A Mass less Mass Entertainer

Verdict -- A generous Average tag

Rating 2.5/5

Box Office - If not for the 4.75cr payed by Mazhavil Manorama for satellite rights, this would have been a big disaster budgeted at close to 9crore

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Race 2 - Exclusive Movie Review

Race 2 - Exclusive Movie Review

Directed by Abbas Mustan
                                  Produced by UTV / Tips Films
                                  Story by Shiraz Ahmed
                                 Starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone & Jacqueline

                                          Race 2 - Movie Review by Sree Prasad Nair

                                              Theater – Grand Al Mariah, UAE
                                                        24/12/2013 – 11.45 am
                                                            Occupancy - 40%
Director Duo Abbas and Mustan are well known for directing films in the thriller - suspense genres in Bollywood. Be it Khiladi, Baazigar or Aitraaz & Naqaab, Suspense is the main usp of director duo’s films. However their last film (also the first biggie of 2012) Players sank without a trace. It was an epic disaster. So the question is what will be the verdict of director-duo’s new film and the first biggie of 2013 Race 2? Will it work? Or follow the same Players way???
Race 2 stars Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez & Ameesha Patel. Race 2 is the sequel to the 2008 musical-super hit film, Race! It’s a combined production of UTV Films & Tips Films.

Race 2 is the story of Ranvir played by Saif Ali Khan who treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover-partner in crime. Will he find his lover’s murderer? If yes who is the killer and for what reason she was murdered?
Let’s go straight to the Positives!
The first half of the Race 2 is truly entertaining with great twists & turns. Entry scene of every lead stars filmed brilliantly. It’s a Sailf Ali Khan show all the way. Saif Ali Khan is in terrific form and essayed the role of revenge chasing lover superbly. His dialogues followed by his entry scene, his sword-fighting scenes, and his acting especially in the first half is really good.  John Abraham acting is another plus point. His fighting sequences will be a treat to watch (good but long) STRICTLY for all his fans. Deepika Padukone looks drop-dead-gorgeous. Infact her sexy avatar can be easily considered as one of the sexiest avatar in recent years. Stylish & Sexy , yet Not Vulgar! Also she is really convincing as John Abraham’s sister role. Jacqueline Fernandez is strictly OK! Not good not bad either. Rajesh Khattar is good in a limited role. Another positive of the film is Ravi Yadav’s beautiful choreography (Turkey & Cyprus) Music is a mixed bag with couple of good songs by Atif Aslam. Choreography is good. Script by Shiraz Ahmed is good with some twists and turns. And of course director duo Abbas-Mustan’s direction is first-rate.       

Now to the negatives :
Film’s second half is boring, infact a complete let down. And for that a big thanks should be given to Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel ‘s irritating acting and poor jokes & vulgar dialogues by of course the writer Shiraz Ahmed himself. UNWANTED Anil Kapoor & Ameesha Patel 's Desperate Sex Joke-Scene SPOILED Race2 momentum! "You are solid, You are salad, come let's make Liquid Salaad?!?!?! Men are many… but Money is money! Are we watching an Abbas Mustaan film or Indra Kumar film? Poor Ameesha patel intentionally showined her assets for no reason! Sorry Ameesha not looking sexy!!! And John Abraham’s wrestling in the ring (treat for his fans) was good but bored with a long 6-7 minute time! Bipasha Basu was hardly there in the film for 20-30secs! Was it needed? If yes, then why the makers didn’t filmed her old story ? Because of her personal problems??? Climax is a total letdown with some horrible blunder stunts. Saif Ali Khan tried to do 1 Salman Khan Ek Tha Tiger style stunt… But Dear Saif, Salman Khan is Salman Khan! Final 10 mins is a copy-paste of Race 1! The lesser I say, the better it would be! Another negative of the film is , the film’s music is not yet launched officially, don’t forget it’s a TIPS Film!

Overall Race 2 is just about an average film. The film is sure to meet with mixed reactions. At the box office, film is all set to open big (thanks to the tag of Race sequal) Another good news for the makers is that 26th January Saturday is a national holiday followed by Sunday. Huge weekend is on the cards for the film! Don’t think film will cross 100cr club, if it does, then makers are lucky!

Overall Race will be Safe!  

VERDICT – Race2 failed to win the race
Rating – 2.5/5
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Pepsi IPL 2013 - Complete Schedule

58th Idea Filmfare Awards - Complete Winners List

 Costume: Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma  (Shanghai)
 Sound Design: Sanjay Maurya & Allwin Rego  (Kahaani)
 Production Design: Rajat Podar  (Barfi!)

Editing: Namrata Rao  (Kahaani)
Best Cinematography: Setu  (Kahaani)
Best Action: Sham Kaushal  (Gangs of Wasseypur)

Best Background Score: Pritam  (Barfi!)
Best Choreography: Bosco-Caesar  (Aunty Ji from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
R.D Burman Award : Neeti Mohan
Best Playback Singer (Female): Shalmali Kholgade  (Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana  (Paani Da Rang from Vicky Donor)
Best Lyrics: Gulzar  (Challa Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Best Music Director: Pritam  (Barfi!)

Sony Trendsetter Of The Year Award: )Barfi)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Anushka Sharma  (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Annu Kapoor  (Vicky Donor)

Best Story: Juhi Chaturvedi  (Vicky Donor)
Best Screenplay: Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia  (Paan Singh Tomar)
Best Dialogue: Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia & Zeishan Qadri  (Gangs Of Wasseypur)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Yash Chopra

Best Actor Female (Critics): Richa Chaddha  (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
Best Actor Male (Critics): Irrfan Khan  (Paan Singh Tomar)

Best Film (Critics): Gangs Of Wasseypur

Best Debut (Female): Ileana D’Cruz  (Barfi!)
Best Debut (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana  (Vicky Donor)

Best Debut Director – Gauri Shinde  (English Vinglish)
Best Director: Sujoy Ghosh  (Kahaani)

 Best Film: Barfi!

Best Actor (Male): Ranbir Kapoor ( Barfi! )
Best Actor (Female): Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

Asianet Film Awards 2013 - Complete Winners List

Asianet Film Awards 2013 - Complete Winners List

Special commemoration - 25 years in the Industry - Jayaram

Golden star - Prakaashraj

Best Film - Ustad Hotel

Best Actor - Mohanlal (Grandmaster, Spirit)

Best Director - Ranjith (Spirit)

Best Actress - Kavya Madhavan(Bavvotyude Namathil)

Popular Actor - Prithviraj (Ayalum Njanum Thammil)

Popular Actress - Mamta Mohandas (My Boss)

Popular Film - Spirit

Best Singer (Male) - Vijay Yesudas

Best Singer (Female) - K.S. Chithra

Best Character Actor - Biju Menon ( Run Babby Run , Ordinary )

Best Character Actress - Shwetha Menon (Ozhimuri)

Best Supporting Actor - Sanka Ramakrishnan (Spirit, Bavutide Namathil)

Best Supporting Actress - Lena (Spirit)

Best Lyricist - Rafeeq Ahamed

Best Music Dirrector - Gopi Sundar (Ustad Hotel)

Best Script Writer - Anjali Menon - (Ustad Hotel)

Best Villain - Murali Gopy 

Best Comedy Actor - Baburaj

Best On-screen Couple - Nivin Pauly & Isha Talwar (Thattathin Marayathu)

Best Child Actor - Master Dhananjay (Trivandrum Lodge)

Best Debutant - Gauthmi Nair (Second Show)

Best D.O.P - Jomon.T.John

Best Editor - Arunkumar (Ee Adutha Kalathu)

Popular singer - Remya Nambeeshan (Thattathin Marayathu, Megharoopan)

Multi Talented Personality - Vineeth Sreenivasan (Thattathin Marayathu)

Special Jury Award - Manoj.K.Jayan, Kunchako Boban, Anoop Menon

Most stylish Bollywood Actress : Jacqueline Fernandez

Friday, January 18, 2013

Annum Innum Ennum - Exclusive Movie Review

Annum Innum Ennum

Directed by     Rajesh Nair
Produced by     Usha Rajesh
Written by     Rajesh Nair


Fareisa Joemmanbaks
Tashu Kaushik

Music by     Varun Unni
Cinematography     Prashanth Krishna
Editing by     V SaaJan
Studio     Vaya Films
Release date(s)         18 January 2013 ([1])

Country     India
Language     Malayalam


The Story is about a young couple Sreedhar (Jishnu), a non-practicing Doctor & full time un-successful writer & Anju, a publicist. Annum Innnum Ennum deals with the lives of these two, their problems and many characters they encounter at various stages of lives


The film is a take or modern, nuclear families. Story line is reminiscent of 'Life in a Metro' (may be thats why UTV is the distributor of the film). Much wasn't heard about the movie before release, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Its a sugar coated filmatic representation of  family lives mainly in metros.

The first half is a treat to watch flots of humor, in the second half the movie drags a bit but since the length is just 120 mins its doesn't go to the extend of boredom. Jishnu has given a riveting, knock-out perfomance as the writer suffering 5 year long writers block. The supporting cast also did their part well. Direction, Editing, Camera was OK. BG was good, had a Gopi Sundar hang over to it (Don't know if if he himself did it). There's just one song in the movie comes along with end credits.

The movie also features Late Great Thilakan in a small role. I thnk Venu (Comedy stars fame) dubbed for him, and did a neat job.

Over all its a an entertainer of new gen families with few new gen elements incorporated

Verdict: Above Average - Worth Watch

Box Office: Lack of promotion & noted star cast could affect the movie

Rating: 2.75/5

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Romans - Exclusive Malayalam Movie Review


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*ing Niveda Thomas, Vijayaraghavan, Lalu Alex, Kochu Preman, T G Ravi, Shaju...

Music : M Jeyachandran
Script : Y V Rajesh
Cinematography : Vinod Ilampally
Editing : Lijo Paul
Producers : Bijoy Chandran & Arun Gosh
Direction : Boban Samuel


The story is of two escaped convicts accidentally becoming priests in a church in a remote village in Kerala-Tamil Nadu border and the problems they face and the situations they fell into.


The story line of escaped convicts becoming priests is inspired from Robert Deniro Sean Penn starrer 'We're No Angels'. But the similarity ends there. The script has been completely reworked and presented in a supremely entertaining fashion. Kudos to the writer for making use of the hit 'Ordinary' pair of Kunchako & Biju to their very best. The director has packaged in very well, especially in the second half.

The first half deals with the convicts getting accustomed to the village, people and their role as priests is rip roaring fun. Biju Menon with his quirky one liners well supported by Kunchako Boban, just like in 'Ordinary' makes it a superb watch even though bit lengthy.

The second half is in told in a suspense-thriller-horror mode, but unlike Ordinary the comedy content never vanishes, its there throughout the film. The way director handled the suspense part especially the last 30mins is very much commendable, even thougfh it reminds you of 'seniors' here and there.

The film was marketed as the return of Kunchako-Biju hit jodi (we can forget the disaster 101 weddings) and they delivered 150%. The supporting cast was also very good like Nelson (Comedy stars/Spanish Masala fame) Lalu Alex, Kochu Preman and plenty others. The camera was very good and it captured 'Kodaikanal' to the very best. It is bit lengthy, but doesn't drag even for a bit. The 3 songs (1 end credit) are hummable.

Heroine Niveta was a mis cast and the role was also not well written. The story is of mistaken identities which might be a turn off for a few (very few). The film gives a feel of Priyadarshan hit 'Kakkakuyil'. There are also few double meaning dialogues here and there

Anyway its a non-brainer, laughter fest, which is what we expected from the film. May not belong to the class of 'Ordinary' but is sure is far more entertaining IMO

So go with your family, laugh out loud, and have a great time

Rating 3.5/5

Box Office: we might just have the first blockbuster of 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Complete Winners list



Best Motion Picture - Drama


Argo (2012)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


Best Director - Motion Picture


Ben Affleck for Argo (2012)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Best Original Song - Motion Picture


Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth("Skyfall")

Best Original Score - Motion Picture


Best Animated Film


Brave (2012)

Best Foreign Language Film


Amour (2012)

Best Television Series - Drama


"Homeland" (2011)

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy


"Girls" (2012)

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Game Change (2012) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy


Lena Dunham for "Girls" (2012)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television


Julianne Moore for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Ed Harris for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Friday, January 11, 2013

Alex Pandian - Exclusive Movie Review from Kerala

Direction & Screenplay: Suraj
Production: Studio Green
Cinematography: Saravanan
Starring : Karthi,Santanam,Anushka, Sanusha, Nikitha
Music : Devisree Prasad
Release by Studio Green (Tamil Nadu)
Beebah & Sayoojyam (Kerala)


Had a mixed bag of emotions regarding this project. The Title and the first look poster gave immense hope till the fisrt teaser/trailer was released where everything came crashing down. But Studio Green was able to cover the lost ground/expectations with the Bad Boy video and other song videos and promos.


The story is of Alex Pandian (Karthi) & Anushka, who plays CM's daughter, and  a series of goons who are searching for them. Who is Alex, why are the goons searching for them, how did Alex end up at Santhanam's house etc etc forms the story.

Like any Tamil hero few films after Karthi too tried to get into the big league, and in Kollywood the shorcut is by doing mass masala entertainers. The main aim of Studio Green was to tap Karthhi's unseen mass image and make some moolah, but unfortunately it didn't work. The main culprit here is the Suraj the director, who also wrote the script.

Searching for a story in such film are considered huge crime, but in AP the most important part of any film, ie the script, is missing. The director has just followed the tried tested and already worn out formula of mass films of 90's. AP is just a of chain Humour-Action-Song sequences in a constant loop till the climax which makes the audience cringe in their seats.

Karthi as a mass hero tried his level best, but even for a fan like me it wasn't entertaining or encouraging. The half baked script and aimless direction could be blamed for this fiasco, coz even in Sakuni I liked Karthi. His Comic sense is as always terrific, action was just ok, but needs to improve dancing skills immediately (even Anushka looked super dancer in front of him.)
Anushka just repats what she has done in a dozen Telugu/Tamil movies, few scenes, 2 songs - just eye candy stuff.

The saving grace is Santhanam, but even the scenes involving him and Karthi and the '3 sisters' are over used and it feel like you are watching a comedy soap opera and not a feature film.

The first half is full of these so called gags, then comes the silly Interval twist and. In 2nd half it gets to the flash back mode and in the climax the hero beats up every single goon that remained after 1st half and flash back and lives  happily ever after.

Hope A.Raja & Venkat Prabh gives back us the Karthi that we all want to see

Verdict 2/5


Final Word - Alex Pandian is a Crap Masala Boretainer, a Full-On Yawn Fest !!!

PS: Still searching for a reason to watch it ? then go watch it for the humor and humor only ....