The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.
Director: Barry Levinson, Danny Strong, Michael Cuesta, Patricia Riggen
Actors: Michael Keaton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard
Country: United States
Duration: 492 min
In 1947, Vinayak Rao tells his 14-year-old son Pandurang about the Goddess of Prosperity. Vinayak explains that the goddess gave birth to 160 million gods, but Hastar was her first and most beloved offspring. However, Hastar was greedy and gluttonous, and wanted all of the goddess’ gold and food for himself. The other gods attacked Hastar, but the goddess saved him on the condition that he could never be worshipped and would be forgotten by history. Vinayak goes on to explain that their people built a shrine that woke up Hastar. Although the village of Tumbbad became plagued with rain, Vinayak’s family was able to benefit from Hastar’s curse provided they were willing to risk venturing into the goddess’ womb in the earth where Hastar dwells.
James Cameron’s “Titanic” is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era — the “ship of dreams” — which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Based in Kancheepuram, Surya/Arjun makes a living as a con-man on the North Zone, and is assisted by his girlfriend, Baby; while the South side is presided over by Pashupati. When a Kolkata-based contractor hires the latter to kill District Collector Jaianand/Kishan, Surya decides to defend him – this results in his finding out that Jaianand is his look-alike. Jaianand’s terrified fiancée, Shanupriya, then hires Surya to not only protect but also impersonate Jaianand – a move that will drastically change everyone’s lives – especially when Kishan refuses to let anyone take his place.
It is all about the life and times of two kids Periya Kakka Muttai (Vignesh) and his younger brother Chinna Kaaka Muttai (Ramesh) growing up in a slum, who make their living stealing coal from the railway yard. Their father is in the jail while mother (Ishwarya Rajesh) brings them up. The urchins have their own dreams like any other kids and here, they want to try out a Pizza from the newly opened Pizza shop. Their curiosity about pizza is because, the new shop is opened by Tamil star Silambarasan. They decide that by hook or crook, they will gain entry into the upmarket Pizza shop and have a slice of it with their own money. Will they succeed in their attempt ?
The film opens with Shiva going to college for an exam, where his pen runs out of ink. He receives a new one from the girl next to him, Sindhya. He immediately falls for her and starts following her. He attends an educational tour with Sindhya, Vasanth, and Priya (Vasanth’s lover). Eventually, Sindhya falls for Shiva too. He then finds out that she got the top rank in the test and a scholarship to the US. Before she leaves, Sindhya invites Shiva to breakfast at her house while her family is out. At her house, Shiva strips her and the two end up having sex. Sindhya then goes to the US. She comes back three months later, saying that she has some private information to tell him. When she gets back, she announces to Shiva that she is pregnant, thinking that no one else is in the house. However, Shiva’s mom and dad overhear and they scold the two for having sex.
The film skips ahead a few years to show Shiva and Sindhya, husband and wife, having a child. Sindhya is working while Shiva is an unemployed husband, looking after the child at home. Sindhya’s brother Randy, a psychiatrist, tries to help by setting up a trick for Shiva to discover his interests. He sets up a plot in which Shiva overhears Sindhya talking to a person named Mahesh who is really Randy, making Shiva think that the child is not his, but someone else’s. Sindhya and Randy want Shiva to overhear them talking. Shiva gets suspicious about who Mahesh is and starts getting data from the library, helped by Vasanth. The climax is in the people he meets and he finally figures who it is. He accuses Sindhya and tries to kill the child. His family and Randy then explain what happened. He then rewrites the test and passes. The movie ends with Shiva getting a job and Randy still on his case on whether he is back to normal.
According to review by IndiaTimes:
The movie starts with a chase sequence – a girl is being chased by a bunch of goons as per the order of a dreaded politician. Four boys come to her rescue and she is taken away by them in a car. The chase continues for around an hour’s time, in the course of which two of the boys lust after her. The third guy wants to get rid of her to avoid unnecessary consequences, and the fourth guy falls in love with her. The worse thing is, the girl, too, loves him back without any convincing reason. Even when the indefinite car chase happens, with the goons yelling ‘thookku da’, ‘poda’, ‘vaada’, and so on, we are shown two songs featuring the hero and heroine. The latter half of the movie is hilariously terrible with some pointless skin show, never-ending fight sequences, funny dialogues and bizarre background score. This is a film which shouldn’t have been made.
A doctor in a village redeems himself after losing his way.
A young, widowed, high school drop-out mother, Shanti (Amala Paul) is employed as a servant in Dr. Nandhini’s (Revathi) house where she is treated as part of the family. Shanti works in several other place to supplement her monthly income so that she can provide a better life for her daughter, Abhinaya (Yuva lakshmi). However, Abhinaya is not interested in her studies and loves to chat with her friends, watch TV, play and conveys one day to her mother that her ambition in life is to become a servant as well. Shanti is dismayed hearing this and conveys this to her boss, who in turn, advises her to challenge her daughter. Shanti realizes that if she were more educated, she would be able to mentor as well as tutor her daughter and thus motivate her to improve in her studies. So with Dr. Nandhini’s help, she is enrolled in the same school as her daughter’s classmate. This infuriates Abhinaya who hates to see her mother in her daily school life. Shanti proves to her daughter that age is not a major deterrent to learning and that she can pick up where she left off several years ago. Shanti studies hard and challenges Abhinaya to score higher marks than her in the half-yearly exams. Abhinaya starts taking math seriously and does well in her exams. Seeing this, Shanti thinks Abhinaya has turned over into a new leaf and her attitude has changed. So she wants to discontinues school. Seeing this, Abhinaya confesses that her hard work to succeed in math and pass the exam was so that her mother could drop out of school. There is this wonderful twist which shows the psychology of human nature. Shanti works night and day to earn and collect money for her daughter’s future, while the daughter spends all that earned money in one day. Abhinaya comes home with new clothes, shoes to find her mother looking through jars to find where the money she earnt for Abhinaya future went. They argue and Abhinaya says that she knows what Shanti’s job is and that she sees a man drop her home everyday at night. Abhinaya finally learns the truth about her mother from her classmate and is ashamed of her rebellious behavior. She realizes the value of education and her mother’s dream, which is Abhinaya. Her goal is to make Abhinaya’s life more independent. The final scenes show Abhinaya passing her 10th Standard, and then years later getting interviewed by these IAS Officers, who ask her why she is pursuing Civil Services and her reply says it all ” So that I do not become a maid”.
Nee Enna Maayam Seidhai
Nee Enna Maayam Seidhai tells the story of a man who raises several eyebrows when he begins dating a woman ten years elder to him.
Kousalya Murugesan (Aishwarya Rajesh), the daughter of Murugesan (Sathyaraj), a farmer, aspires to become an international cricketer so that she can put a smile on her cricket-loving father’s face by helping the country win.