Over-hyped is my verdict. The premise of the story seemed excellent but I felt the film went down the path of pandering to mass stardom and also political ambitions. It could’ve been a wonderful outing for Vijay if he had stayed playing the role of a ruthless corporate CEO. Till about a quarter of the movie, it was well executed. Post the legal victory scene, it went downhill for me: predictable song and action sequences and an utter under-utilization of a heroine.

Watched on Friday November 9, 2018.

My rating: β˜…β˜…Β½

Sarkar (2018) by A.R. Murugadoss
A successful businessman gets involved in a political battle with 2 notorious ministers regarding the well being of fishermen in Tamil Nadu.
‘We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.’ In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed for ever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?

And the Doctor is back…

Doctor Who S11E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth from BBC
A mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the Sheffield night sky.
Watched on Tuesday August 28, 2018.

β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

With a wider range of action movies to spoof from, this was much much better than the first part. I now hope there is a third part in the near future.

Thamizh Padam 2 (2018) from IMDb
Directed by C.S. Amudhan. With Iswarya Menon, Shiva, Jiiva, Manobala. A stringent cop tries all the possible ways to nab a dreaded don who poses a big threat to the society.
A very uninspired and insipid performance… To concede 3 before halftime is difficult to come back from and the way two of those were conceded was inexpiable.

Winning the away games invariably wins you the championship. 😯

But well played by Brighton Hove Albion which was the better team on the field.

Brighton v Man Utd, 2018/19 from premierleague.com
Brighton v Man Utd @Amex Stadium, Falmer