Performance - Siva has made a good transition into an action hero shedding away his regular easy going roles. He has done a commendable job. Sri Divya has limited scope and she has done well.Vijay Raaz as the villain has done a decent job but he is not threatening enough for us to accept him.Prabhu and Imman Annachi have done a very good job in supporting cast. Technical Department - Cinematography by Sukumar is very good.His song picturisation needs a special mention. Anirudh's songs and bgm is the highlight of the movie.Siva's screen presence with Anirdh's BGM takes the cop scenes to the next level.Editing team has done a decent job. Review - Kaaki Sattai(KS) ia a action comedy film targeted at the masses.If the director's sole motive was to entertain us he has done a fairly good job.The 1st half is average with decent comedy and too many songs.Since the songs are good and picturised well it does not do great damage to the screenplay.Siva's dialogues are very entertaining and massy , will make a great impact.The oneliners are very good. The interval scene where the hero finds the organ trade issue and the fight sequence that follows ends the average half on a high note. KS makes a smooth transition into action mode in the 2nd half.The movie becomes more engaging and siva's scenes are brilliant. Though the comedy scenes with Mano Balo hamper the otherwise racy screenplay. The villain(Vijay Raaz) has done a decent job but his character does not give us enough thrill and fear. There is no originality in the script which is a big minus,the film gives a "idhu engayo pathamadhiri iruke" feeling. On the whole KS is not a singam style cop movie which pumps up your blood in each scene but a movie that will keep you entertained till the end, thanks to sivakarthikeyan.The director could have done a better job with the screenplay though. Rating - 6.75/10 High on entertainment Low on content!!!! Verdict - Kaaki Sattai is Siva style movie which does not offer much with the story but will entertain everyone for sure. The movie is a treat for commercial movie lovers but for those who seek something new KS is not for you. p.s:I cannot understand why Siva has used dialogues and scenes of all lead actors like vijay,Ajith,Surya and Superstar Rajinikanth rather than doing something original to treat his fan base.I don't think this is good for a star who is growing with each and every film as it could warrant unwanted criticism of him.
YA is a biographical type movie which focuses on a specif part of the life of Sathyadev(Ajith) Performance - Ajith has lived the role of Sathyadev,he has given a top class performance and a memorable one.His expressions in emotional scenes could have better.Trisha is tailor made for Hemanika and she was awesome.Trisha comes for a short time but her role lingers around throughout the film.Arun Vijay has given his best performance till date as victor,be it his action sequences or dialogue delivery he was at his best.His physique also helped him portray victor as well as he did.Anushka(Thenmozhi) was not characterised well with many questions arising about her role. Vivek plays Richard(colleague of Ajith) who brings laughs at few places. Techinal Department - Editor Anthony has done a commendable job as he has made 2nd half very engaging though he could have done better in 1st half.Dan Macarthur cinematography is splendid work.The way he has shot action sequences is awesome.Music by Harris songs were decent and his BGM was very apt.Unnakena venam and mazhai vara pogudhe was picturised well.Yaen Ennai was not upto the mark.Stunt Silva's action sequences was one of the best in recent times being natural and impactful.Costume and make up department has done a very good job to make the looks as natural as possible. Movie - The story was narrated smoothly. The first had 5 songs which were good but a couple of them were a hindrance to the narration.The way GVM builds up Sathyadev's character was very good.Coming to the 1st half, the story was moving at a sluggish pace.After half an hour the director was stuck at a part of Sathyadev's life and refused to move forward till the interval. Anushka's character was a negative as some of her actions are questionable.But the director built up a massive plot in 1st half which he exploited to full potential in 2nd half.Post interval GVM went full throttle, there was not a single boring sequence.Arun Vijay takes full control in 2nd half and his rivalry with Ajith makes the movie very engaging.Be it the climax,split scene sequence both the actors were awesome.Anika who plays Isha filled the emotional quotient of the film through her expressions. Her sequences with Ajith especially Unnakena Venum song will be a big hit among family audience.The movie had few twists here and there of which most of them were predicable. The dialogues was good most of the time but for some scenes it could have better to create more impact,but GVM had clarified that Ajith did not want mass dialogues for the sake of it. The number of foul words was too much but it is justifiable if you see it as a part of Sathyadev's character,after all YA is about Sathyadev. The emotional sequences could have been better as it was not very impactful.The romance portions between Sathyadev and Hemanika was subtle and romantic but not as romantic as GVM's previous ones.On the whole YA is a class film which narrates the life of Sathyadev to near perfection.The 1st half could have been more engaing and fast paced. The screenplay could have been better.Victor's character could have been exploited more may be by showing why he came into this mafia group like how Ilamaran/Amuthan had in VV. The climax portions was very impactful and gives a perfect finish to the film.Kudos to Ajith for portraying this role which has no element for a mass hero and maintains a natural tone throughout. GVM should be praised for making a movie that will cater to all audience rather than playing it to the masses