Namma Veetu Kalyanam
Meena and Geetha fall in love with two guys, who apparently are college professors. The girls’ brother Krishnamurthy, an MLA, abandons the plan to get them married to ministers’ sons and reluctantly accedes to their wish. The girls are married off to their respective lovers, only to learn that the duo are not college professors, but two unemployed youths in search of jobs. Thrown out of the house by the furious family, the men open a fast food eatery to prove a point to their unforgiving wives. How the matter is resolved forms the rest of the story.
Janardhanan lives in a village in Tamil Nadu, leading life incognito, taking up the cause of the villagers, and making enemies around. Then comes the twist in the tale, the caption in the interval reading ‘…Interval…Wait just see other face’. When the film reopens, we do get to see Jana’s other face. Jana is a terror to the Mumbai dons, corrupt politicians, and their ilk, killing, and maiming. He wants to teach a lesson to them. Both the faces of Jana merge finally when his bete noire Bhandari comes out of jail to have his final round with him.
The film begins with Kannan (Vignesh) and Arthi (Neepa) entering a wedding hall early in the morning. Kannan was in love with the bride Radha (Sabarna Anand) while Arthi was in love with the groom Rohit (K. Suresh Kannan). Kannan hails from a middle class and works for a newspaper called “Kudiyarasu”. In the morning newspaper, “Kudiyarasu” accuses Minister Ambalavanan (Sethu Vinayagam) of scamming innocent people and in the evening newspaper, the newspaper will publish it with the evidence. Unfortunately, Raghavan (V. S. Raghavan) gives Kannan the wrong CD and the newspaper editor Ram asks Kannan to find the evidence before the evening. Kannan then reads his personal diary and starts remembering his past.
Shanmugam (Parthiban), a veterinary doctor, lives in the city with his wife Valarmati (Devayani) and their two children. In school, Shanmugam was in love with his classmate Dhanalakshmi (Nandita Das), but fate had forced them to go their separate ways, with Dhanam being forced to wed her brother-in-law (Sayaji Shinde). One day, Shanmugam spots Dhanam, who, having lost her husband, now lives a life of poverty on the platforms with her son Balu. After an unsuccessful attempt to find her a job in a friend’s house, he hires her as their servant-maid. However, memories of the past start to create a tension between Shanmugam and Dhanam, despite their attempts to maintain a distance.
One day, Valarmati finds out from Shanmugam’s old classmates how they both were in love when they were young, and she starts fearing that Shanmugam will leave her and her children for Dhanam. Valarmati becomes so distraught that she even humiliates Dhanam at a party organized by one of their friends. When they return home, Valarmati confronts Shanmugam, and an argument ensues. Dhanam overhears their argument and silently goes to bed. The next morning, Dhanam and Balu are nowhere to be found. When Shanmugam searches the house, he finds a letter written by Dhanam saying that she wants Valarmati and Shanmugam to be happy and that she doesn’t want to come between them. Soon, Valarmati realizes the truth and wants to bring Dhanam back home and ask her for her forgiveness.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
The film follow two main plots- The first shows Sachin’s childhood to his career till 1999. The second focuses on his transformation as the ‘God of Cricket’ till his first world cup win. The film is mainly narrated by Sachin with some narration of Harsha Bhogle and Boria Majumdar. The film follows a scene-wise narration of different celebrities including fellow cricketers and actors. Most of the scenes in the film are depicted through video recordings of Sachin’s personal life, interviews and cricket matches.
The voice of director Sasikumar to introduce the four mischievous guys Pandi, Mangaa, Kona, Maari, in his typical Madurai lingo who think they rule the ‘Kadavur’ village.
These four friends are united, very close and live for each other. They always think out-of-the box. They turn out to be vagabonds and go to the extent of even killing the village President’s son. After few similar delinquent experiences they are forced to leave the village and end up coming to Chennai.