Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016) Review


Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (transl. 16 extremes), also known as D-16, is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Karthick Naren, and starring Rahman.
Featuring a predominantly new cast and crew, the film went on to gain positive reviews from film critics as well becoming a sleeper hit.[2][3] The film completed its 100 days on April 6, 2017. The film was remade in Kannada as Aa Drushya (2019) starring V. Ravichandran.
The story begins with Deepak narrating the story of one of his cases that occurred during his service as a police officer in Coimbatore. Deepak narrates the story to a man who is the son of another police officer who has come for taking career advice from him. Then Deepak starts the story. Three young men (named Fabian, Mano and Melvin) hit a man with the car they were driving on a rainy day in a neighbourhood.
Afraid that they might get caught, they carry the body to their home. Deepak continues the story from his perspective. He comes to his office in the morning and his sub-ordinate officer informs him about a suicide of a person named Krish that has happened in the area and hands over the license of that person. The informer, who is a newspaper boy is called in to give his information. On his way out, the newspaper boy sees the car from the crime scene and shouts out to police. They ignore him.
Deepak visits the crime scene and meets the new police officer, Gautham. Gautham follows his instinct and mentions about the those young men. They go to investigate them. They act suspicious. After finding nothing, they return to the office. While on their way, they get a call informing them of another incident. They go there to find that, Shruti is missing with blood stains on her bedroom. Her friend Vaishnavi was the one to identify this.
Later Deepak gets a call saying that Shruti, previous day evening had written a complained against a person Mano. He recognizes the name as that of one of the young men and interrogates them. They tell of the incident that happened 10 days prior to missing of Shruti. The incident was - she unknowingly overspeeds and nearly hits them. The three young men also confess that after the incident, they have not met her. On further investigation in Shruti's apartment, it is revealed that the blood group is B+ which matches with Krish.

The Next Three Days (2010) Review


The Next Three Days is a 2010 American thriller film written and directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks.
It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010, and was filmed on location in Pittsburgh. It is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour elle (Anything for Her) by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.
Lara Brennan is wrongly convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. Her young son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during prison visits. Following the failure of her appeal, her attorney balks at taking further action. Lara attempts suicide and her husband John becomes obsessed with breaking her out of prison.
John consults Damon Pennington, a former inmate who wrote a book on escaping from prison. Pennington tells John to ask himself if he can "be that guy" who knocks over an old lady or shoots a cop if it's the difference between escape and a life in jail.
Following Damon's advice, John prepares to break his wife out. He studies escape routes and prison routines and buys a handgun. Struggling to obtain fake IDs, he loses much of his money. He sells his furniture and belongings. John is almost caught testing a bump key inside Lara's current jail.
When John learns that Lara will be transferred in three days to a distant prison facility, he is forced to make an emergency plan. Unable to sell his house in time, he considers robbing a bank but hesitates at the last minute.
Desperate at his wife's failing mental health, John tails a local drug dealer to a meth lab and robs it of cash, killing two thugs who had beaten and robbed him.