Movies This Week: Cornucopia of Winners!

PUBLISHED DATE : 02/Feb/2019

Movies This Week: Cornucopia of Winners!


This week's lineup of movies showing in theaters look pretty good and most of them have been deemed watchable. Here's a breakdown of the movie releases this week with their respective ratings that have been sourced from review aggregator:

  • Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven (Tamil): Sundar.C's version of Attarintiki Daredi is not upto a good start for it has been criticized for sticking to an outdated template of movie making and very little to add to the audiences' amusement. The movie has garnered a mere 39% in our movie ratings. (Review Here)
  • Sarvam Thaala Mayam (Tamil): With a movie rating of 66%, Rajiv Menon's Sarvam Thaala Mayam has garnered everyone's attention with its music and visuals. The movie is about Peter, a mirudangam maker's son who has to convince a traditionalist mirudangam guru to bend his rules and teach Peter the ropes of the game.(Review Here)

  • Peranbu (Tamil)This week's most promising films of all, Peranbu is about a single father trying to raise his spastic daughter amidst a ton of difficulties. The movie has garnered a whopping 78% in our ratings and has been unanimously praised for its performances, screenplay, music and visuals.(Review Here)


  • Sagaa: The faces we saw in 'Pasanga' are back yet again in a film and this time they are in a film that deals with juvenile convicts, revenge and romance. The movie has opened without much fan-fare and has been deemed as a fairly interesting tale. (Review Here)
  • Escape Room (English): The movie is about 6 people participating in a escape room game for a prize money only to later find that they've been set up in a life and death trap. The thriller has been largely criticized for striking a close resemblance to Saw (The movie) and not being as edge-of-the-seat as it.
  • Mary Queen of Scots (English): Another good movie this week, the movie retraces how two first cousins Queen Mary of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth I of England ended up in one of the most historic battles of power. The movie makes for an entertaining watch despite its minor flaws.
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Hindi)Another movie this week that deals with single father- daughter-in-an unusual-situation relationship to an extent, ELKDTAL deals with how a lesbian daughter uses the help of her male one-side lover to come out to her conservative family and be accepted. Worth a watch for its refreshing concept.
  • Allu Ramendran (Malayalam)The movie has been praised for being a wholesome entertainer and Kunchako Boban in particular has been lauded for his first ever portrayal of a 'serious' police official. The movie has garnered a 63% in our rating aggregate.
MC Pick: Peranbu, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, Mary Queen of Scots, Allu Ramendran

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