Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)

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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)

Run time: 146 min
Rating: 8.9
Genres: Action,Drama
Director: Mani Ratnam
Writers: n/A
Stars: Arvind Swamy / T.R. Silambarasan / Jyothika / Aditi Rao Hydari…
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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is a Tamil movie starring Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami and Arun Vijay in prominent roles.
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Language: Tamil
Release Date: 26 Sep 2018 (USA)

8 thoughts on “Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)

  1. Powerful characters, good story and pacy screenplay breaks all the expectation. No words can justify this classic…Every scene is important and every characters crafted well…Dont miss it..

  2. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam – We are sitting here simply dissecting movies from their trailers but Mani Ratnam sits back and laughs at us from another dimension.

    Not a typical Mani Ratnam classic but looks like he has understood the current trend of audience well and used every actor to the best of their strengths. Felt that a few scenes could've been made more tense though and that the suspense factor was lagging at some places. ARR's rocking songs used as BG made it more involving. The ending was little predictable but gave goosebumps due to the moral justified. Can watch this movie any number of times for Vj Se's witty, natural acting as in all his other movie (such a gift to Thamizh Cinema). Kudos to the legend Santhosh Sivan as well for continuing to 'enligthen' every single movie he's part of. Finally to top it, the dialogues in this movie were way better than last few Mani Ratnam outings. Hope he continues his mastercraft from here!!

  3. Leaving out the grandeur that Mani ratnam brings to his movies through enriched characterisation and an abstract plot, there was nothing else about this movie that left a lasting impression. All actors did justice to the roles they were assigned (including simbu :P), with Prakash Raj single-handedly outperforming everyone else. This 'band of brothers' on-screen chemistry is definitely something to look forward to. The background scores were pretty good, which is kind of expected from the maestro. And there's lots of "mass" moments which an average Tamil movie fan would definitely enjoy.

    What was really disappointing was that an extremely tantalising premise was set at the end of the first half and the movie could've escalated to a whole new plane if they had not so whimpishly underplayed the big murder mystery. This took it from an gripping thriller to a filibuster. Otherwise, it's a good one time watch, that keeps you engagaed throughout but fails to close well.

  4. 4 major stars plus a few more are squeezed into a 140 minute timeline.

    Most of them have moments which they own but it doesn't make them full characters. This would have worked better as a longer film with them being etched better.

    Still, this is a decent film. Arvind Swami sort of wades through a unsurprising first half and comes into his own as the action builds up. Jothika gets exactly one terrific scene. Vijay Sethupathi is very good but he is one of those who suffers from a slightly incomplete characterisation. Arun Vijay and Simbu are ok in their roles.

  5. Mani takes a break from his usual visuals and BGM-heavy narrative style to make a dialogue-driven, out and out action thriller with just a smattering of amma, pondaati and anna-thambi sentiment to satisfy the masses. Characterization is superficial, given the tight run time and array of characters. Character psychology remains unexplored, with the end leaving the audience with several unanswered questions. Sreekar Prasad's editing is jerky and makes the movie seem episodic and lacking in flow. Rahman's BGM is top-notch. Both twists in the movie are obvious, but motivations remain foggy and serve as a revelation in the climax, sufficient to keep interest alive.

    Amongst the cast, Arvind Swami makes use of his ample screen time and his effort shines. Ditto Arun Vijay, whose hard work pays off. In contrast, Sethupathi and STR deliver effortlessly compelling performances. The women are under-utilized caricatures, with Aditi Rao Hydari's character in particular coming across as completely unnecessary. In spite of its flaws, CCV wins because it is eminently watchable. The ease of the viewing experience and the fact that it holds your attention from start to finish make it a sound entertainer, that can definitely be watched once.

  6. Weak story patched with some camera works,worst screenplay,songs are composed at unnecessarily its really been irritating.Character plantation totally trash,This movie is example for how not to make a gangster movie like this.director knows how to fool the tamil audience perfectly.Normal audience will definitely like this movie but those who are watching movie based on story, it will be a great disappointment.

  7. It doesn't matter how many stars you add and yeah mani sir is a very respected man in industry but with people rating 9/10 and 10/10 shows how clueless they are and sure these actors aka gods have a huge lunatic fanbase who doesn't care what role is being given to the actors to satisfy the audience and do justice for the role . all they want is to see them perform cringy one liners which they dusbsmash for the weeks to come.. what is a DON when there is no flashbacks or story about the DON himself and supported by many baseless scripts .

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