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This weekend at the movies

A guide to all the movies that released this weekend. Read the reviews and take your pick!

Dear Dad: Cuts to the chase too quickly

The crucial moment does nothing for the viewer. It doesn’t shock, nor does it surprise you. It doesn’t move you, doesn’t make you feel any sympathy or empathy for the dad and the son. In fact, it feels too contrived, playing out like yet another one of the flavour of the season narratives, without any nuances or subtleties bolstering the representation. >Read our review here.

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Ko - 2: A change from macho-vigilante movies

Sarath’s Ko 2 — an in-name-only sequel that carries over only one character from the earlier film, Chief Minister Yogeeswaran (Prakash Raj) — borrows its premise from the Telugu film Prathinidhi, but Tamil viewers will instantly recall Cheran’s Desiya Geetham. The film also isn’t something you watch from the edge of your seat. This is a gentler vigilante movie. Think of it as a Shankar entertainer without the bombast. >Read our review here.

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Azhar: a fascinating character, but dispassionate film

Azhar lacks spine. It is evident in the long disclaimer preceding the film in which the team seems to be making a claim on cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s colourful and controversial life as a source material yet maintaining that it is a fictional account. >Read our review here.

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Pencil: a vaguely watchable whodunit

After scoring music for the his movie, Theri, G.V.Prakash is back to acting with Pencil. This thriller revolves around the murder of a high school student. Slowly graduating from cameos, GV started acting as the main lead with Darling and Trisha Illana Nayanthara. Will third time be a charm for this music-director-turned-actor? >Find out here.

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Pele: Birth of a Legend

The A.R.Rahman connect to this fascinating biopic has made this one of the most expected movies recently. Pele is the story of the life of one of the greatest footballers of all times who has crossed cultural and racial discriminations to be the man he is now. >Read our review here.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding - 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has its funny moments but doesn’t come together to form a cohesive whole. Toula and her non-Greek husband Ian are having trouble to rekindle the romance in their lives. Paris, their daughter, wants to get away from her family and applies to college far, far away. >Read the full review here.

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