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      Chekka Chivantha Vaanam

      Released Sep 28, 2018 2h 23m Action Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A bloody power struggle erupts between three brothers who are vying to take over the family business following the death of their father. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Srinivasa Ramanujam The Hindu While the number of characters and pacing does pose a problem in CCV, the performances make up for it. Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Sreedhar Pillai Firstpost All the four male actors have equal importance and screen space, though Vijay Sethupathi ends up with the best one-liners, which make him the scene-stealer in the climax. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Nandini Ramnath Ice-cold and business-like, low on emotion despite the inflamed passions and muscle-flexing on display, and amoral to the core even with a backdrop of crime and punishment - and that's what is so good about it. Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Manoj Kumar R The Indian Express Chekka Chivantha Vaanam feels like the work of a fresh director with an impressive understanding about the craft of filmmaking. Rated: 3/5 Sep 27, 2018 Full Review M Suganth The Times of India If the initial set up instantly reminds you of The Godfather, you are not wrong. And it is intentional. But it is only as the plot unfolds that you realise that Mani Ratnam is giving a delicious twist to the classic gangster tale. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Baradwaj Rangan Film Companion As with Kamal Haasan's writing, Mani Ratnam's partially stylised dialogue - with its staccato rhythms - needs actors who can pull it off. Only a few in this cast manage it. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 27, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Fast-paced but fails to be the epic it should be and turns out to be rushed and ineffective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member An intense crime thriller, the acting of everyone involved is top notch, and the climax is especially epic Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The usual drama thriller with an ensemble cast to carry the movie but a predictive narrative that falls a few rungs short of expectations of a typical Mani Ratnam movie. One of the extreme casualties with multi starers is the burden of expectations. When the film boasts of A-list actors like Arvind Swamy, Silambarasan, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay, Jyothika and Prakash Rai, its unlikely all of them would receive equal screen time to showcase their talents. CCV however, has overcome the burden of expectations by allowing the complete cast to showcase their flair. But, a linear narrative with a one-dimensional portrayal of the characters seems to have let down the fans expectations. So what is it that seemed to have been missed. It's just a clear case of lost in translation. The translation of the story on paper to a movie on screen is where the brilliance of Mani Ratnam usually kicks in. On paper, CCV is about a powerful King who fails to name his successor which snowballs into a power struggle amongst his heirs for the elusive crown. Seemingly inspired by the history of the Mughal Empire in India where Shah Jahan's heirs fight for the crown only for Aurangazeb to emerge victorious. However, the narrative of the story on screen seemed to have lost its powers from paper, which is exactly what we wanted Mani Ratnam to bring out. In conclusion, Chekka Chivantha Vanam is just what you would expect out of a movie that has three cons and a cop sandwiched in between them, with each actor vying for their chance to shine who end up giving themselves a better resume to showcase even as the movie ends up as any other movie we could watch over the weekend. For a detailed and complete review, check out : Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member its a one time movie..Nothing much in the moive..2.5 R Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A bloody power struggle erupts between three brothers who are vying to take over the family business following the death of their father.
      Mani Ratnam
      Mani Ratnam, A. Subaskaran
      Siva Ananth, Mani Ratnam
      Production Co
      Lyca Productions, Madras Talkies
      Action, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 28, 2018, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 23m