Follows a genius engineering graduate who is interested in the Bank of Spain’s safe.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Actors: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Freddie Highmore, Sam Riley
Koottam is about the Naxalites, the police, some politicians and the connections between all of them.
Vicky (Jeevan) is the eldest son of a Railway officer, is a perpetual loser in whatever he does and is looked down by other family members. One day he meets Shivani (Kamna Jethmalani), daughter of a rich textile tycoon, who has brought all the luck to her father, with her Midas touch! Soon the ‘unlucky’ Vicky is drawn towards the ‘lucky’ Shivani and they fall madly in love! Due to circumstances, they are forced to elope, with Shivani’s cop brother in hot pursuit. The lovers decide to go to Shivani’s father’s village in Theni, where he is considered and treated as “Mr Nice Guy”, a philanthropist and savior of the locals, and is given the honour of conducting the temple Thiruvizha, every year. How the runaway couple against all odds rips his good guy image and exposes him in front of the entire village, forms the rest of this predictable yarn.
Jealous of his mother’s attention toward his brother, Sathya befriends Mandhiramoorthy, a political gang leader whose brother hates Sathya. Meanwhile, a policeman plans to take down the gang.
Singam (Krishna Sekhar) gets cheated out of an original idea of his by a prominent person in the society. He decides to stop pleading and start threatening. He begins with a plan to corner the big shot. He meets Krishnaveni (Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan), who has left home and needs fast money. With a common purpose, they soon become partners and work out a plan. They blackmail the big shot with videotapes that they threaten to release all over the media if he refused to pay up. Buoyed by the success of their maiden outing, they decide to become con artists. They are successful in various ventures and finally end up blackmailing a minister. The minister, after initially caving in to their threats, decides to settle scores. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
The story is set in a rural area around Madurai, in the village called Paruthiyur, which still practices caste segregation as a result of the controversial Criminal Tribes Act imposed by the British colonists, where members of impoverished communities are stereotyped as generational criminals.
Paruthiveeran (Karthi) is a country brash whose inter-caste parents were ostracized by the villagers since his higher caste father married his lower caste mother. After his parents’ death, Paruthiveeran was mostly raised by his doting paternal uncle Chevvaazhai (Saravanan) who pampers and accompanies him in every misbehavior to keep him happy. Having grown up among his mother’s people, he is often arrested for petty crimes. His one ambition in life is to gain enough notoriety to be on TV news and to be thrown into Madras Jail. He often bullies Paruthiyur villagers for money and fun.
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen
Saravanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is a jobless youth who roams around in a two-wheeler with his friends. Kalyanam (Soori), his uncle, aspires for a political career, but due to the error committed by a drunk photographer, Saravanan ends up as the local head of a national party, and this upsets Kalyanam, who is left with no option but to leave the country to take up a job in Dubai. His other uncle’s daughter Thaenmozhi (Regina Cassandra) returns to town after many years, and Saravanan is besotted by her and falls in love with her. In the meantime, Kalyanam returns and awaits an opportunity to teach a lesson to Saravanan. Whether Saravanan succeeds in his love and whether Kalyanam manages to put Saravanan in his place is told in the rest of the story.
In a country where the government imposed a national curfew and a single mother, Nayanthara, notices eerie changes in her daughter’s behaviour. On getting virtual help from a pastor played by Anupam Kher who proposes an online exorcism.
Zhong Kui Exorcism
Chinese movie with action, fantasy and historical events directed and written by Kai Wang.