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Strawberry (film)

Strawberry is a 2015 Indian Tamil horror comedy film written and directed by Pa. Vijay, who also played the lead role in it.[1] The film also stars Avani Modi, Samuthirakani, Yuvina Parthavi, and Devayani.[2][3] The soundtrack was composed by Taj Noor. The film released in theatres on 11 September 2015.

Strawberry
Directed byPa. Vijay
Produced byP. Vijay
Written byP. Vijay
StarringPa. Vijay
Avani Modi
Samuthirakani
Yuvina Parthavi
Devayani
Music byTaj Noor
CinematographyMaara Varman
Edited bySan lokesh
Production
company
Vil Makers
Distributed bySri Thenandal Films
Release date
  • 11 September 2015 (2015-09-11)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

The Hindu wrote, "The problem is that the nobility of Vijay's motive isn't really backed by any serious exploration of the business of education. The story may have perhaps germinated from this idea, but the film takes such a long time to get to this point that ‘lessons’ at the end seem like an afterthought — and a manipulative afterthought at that".[5] The Times of India gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and wrote, "Strawberry could have been mildly engaging if only it had released some five years ago. Given the amount of horror films that Tamil movie audiences have been exposed to during this period, the film feels utterly redundant. The filmmaking, too, isn't interesting, and depends on done-to-death cliches — moody skies, pouring rain, tacky visual effects and high-pitched music, supported by bland performances".[6] Sify wrote, "to be frank, the one-liner of Strawberry is definitely interesting but for an engaging watch, a film needs something called water-tight writing and strong characterizations which the director has sadly missed out! The film is highly amateurish and is unbearable as the director tries to make it a social tear jerker".[7]

Rediff gave 3 out of 5 as well and wrote, "Despite the lack of scary moments, the uninspiring computer graphics and cliché-ridden climax, a decent storyline and some good performances make lyricist Pa Vijay's Strawberry worth a watch".[8] The New Indian Express wrote, "Strawberry can be considered as a debutant maker's promising work".[9] Indiaglitz gave 2.5 out of 5 for the film, praising the acting of Yuvina Parthavi while criticising the score, special effects and dialogue of the climax.[10]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by Taj Noor. Unnikrishnan's daughter Uthara had lent her voice for a song.

Strawberry
Soundtrack album by
Released2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTamil
ProducerTaj Noor
Taj Noor chronology
Katham Katham
(2015)
Strawberry
(2015)
Nayyapudai
(2016)
Song Title Singer(s)
"Strawberry" Siddharth
"Ahh Ohh Isai" G. V. Prakash Kumar
"Kaiveesum (Male)" D. Imman, Deepak
"Hai Call Taxi" Nincy
"Sunday Monday" A. I. S. Nawfal Raja
"Kaiveesum (Female)" Uthara Unnikrishnan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://indulge.newindianexpress.com/movies-and-lyrics/chennai/35881
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/lyricistactor-vijay-who-debuts-as-director-and-producer-in-strawberr/article7645798.ece
  3. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/The-Ghost-of-Strawberry/2015/09/12/article3022928.ece
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-UQFaWaao
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/strawberry-good-intentions-alone-dont-make-a-good-film/article7645933.ece
  6. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movie-reviews/Strawberry/movie-review/48932417.cms
  7. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/strawberry-review--pjmoJiejaadei.html
  8. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/review-strawberry-is-a-decent-directorial-debut-south/20150914.htm
  9. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/reviews/Yatchan-Review-Supernatural-Thriller-with-a-Strong-Social-Message/2015/09/14/article3025048.ece
  10. ^ Staff (11 September 2015). "Strawberry review. Strawberry Tamil movie review, story, rating". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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