Friday Fiesta - Movies this week 27 August 2010

As the Endhiran mystery continues every other film wants to have its day for some time before the big film's release. As thought there is a sudden increase in releases. Many completed films are in cans and most of them will no be able to wait till Endhiran reign ends and will see the light before.

There is a decree from the council saying only three new releases will be allowed in a week. But it seems the producers are forced to flout the rule for obvious reasons. This Friday six Tamil films and four dubbed films are finding theatres. The much delayed 'Moscovin Kaveri' is the main film of this week. Here are the details.

R Films 'Moscovin Kaveri' is a film long in the cans after completion for differences between its director, ace cameraman Ravi Varman and producer Ramesh Babu. It is finally releasing this Friday after three years in production.

It's a love story between a boy Mosco and a girl Kaveri. Model Rahul Ravindran and 'Baana Kaathadi' Samantha play the main leads while veteran actor YG Mahendran's son Harshavardhan plays an important negative role. Santhanam and Seeman are also there. It's a fresh youth film and hopes to do well in the season of romance films.

Team Visions 'Neeyum Naanum' is written, produced and directed by SV Solairaja who debutes in Tamil with the film. He says this film will drive home the message that 'man is born to win' and once you come out of the theatre watching this film you will start thinking about winning ways.

Sanjeev of 'Kulir 100 Degree' fame and Nainital beauty Chethna are in main roles. Sampath, Manobala, Singamuthu are also in the cast. Danseuse Shobana plays a cameo.

SB Film Productions 'Vilai' is also long over due. The film has created a flutter with its non-stop print campaign for some time. 'Vilai is about the story of women trafficking by wicked elements to be pushed into prostitution.

Though the outline of the film looks sleazy director G. Kamaraj says the film talks about a social evil and sympathetically addresses the issue. Bharani, Saravanan, Bhanuchandar, Udhayathara, Reethu, Madhumitha are in the cast.

SR Pictures 'Ramar' is a film with strong action base. It is directed by debutant Adhiraja, a former assistant of Dorai. Director Adhiraja says his film is a triangular love story with a lot of action elements interwoven. Vinay Dutta and Anumol debut in lead roles.

Jaykumar Films ‘Unakkaka En Kadhal’ is claimed to be a real incident happened in one of the college campuses. New faces Vishnu Priyan, Shravan, Shradha, Anjalidevi are playing young lovers in college. It is written, produced and directed by Jaykumar. Director says there are lessons to be learned for parents in the film. Music is scored by Bollywood music director Sanjeev Darshan. The film is said to have used some of his Bollywood melodies.

Pudhu Mugam is a small film that managed to release in the melee. Directed by Nagaraj, the film all new faces except for a few like Radha Ravi.

'Karungadal Seetram' is a British disaster film directed by Tony Mitchell. It is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Doyle.

The film is about a violent storm that unleashes a giant tidal wave that overwhelms the London city barriers threatening millions of lives and submerging the landmarks like the Parliament, Millennium Dome and Big Ben. Top marine engineer and barrier expert Rob is called in to save the city and he gets only a few hours to save the city from total devastation.

The film has some spectacular visual effects like Big Ben sinking and London in waters. The original had a limited theatrical release in the UK, premiering in 2007

Rajakumari is an epic 3D fantasy adventure dubbed from Walt Disney Pictures Alice In Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton. The film uses a technique of combining live action and 3D animation.

In this version Alice is nineteen years old and accidentally returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee etc. The star cast also includes Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and others. The original version was first premiered in London in February this year.

Pirana – 3D is from the makers of the successful film '300 Paruthi veerargal'. It's a second remake of the 1978 horror film. The film is about a group of strangers are grouping together to stop themselves from becoming the food for the prehistoric man-eating flying fish Piranhas after a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of killer fishes.

Dragonball is a science fiction action fantasy dubbed from a 2009 American live-action film Dragonball Evolution based upon the Japanese Dragon Ball. The story centers on a young boy who is out gather seven Dragon Balls to save the world from evil alien forces. Villain is also out to get the mysterious Dragonballs. The adventure film is directed by James Wong.

The college love story 'Kallori Kaalangal' also announced August 27 to be its D-day but failed to make it. There was also a sleazy ‘Pachai Rojakkal’ starring Bhuvaneswari that did not release as scheduled.


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