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Blue Star (2024)

166 min - Drama - 25 January 2024
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The captains of two rival village cricket teams must put their longstanding grudge aside in order to take on the bullies threatening their right to play.

Director:  S. Jayakumar

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The captains of two rival village cricket teams must put their longstanding grudge aside in order to take on the bullies threatening their right to play.


Genres: Drama

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Country:   India
Language:  Tamil
Release Date:  25 January 2024

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Production Companies:  Neelam Productions

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Runtime:  2 h 46 min

Blue Star Tamil Movie Review

Critic’s Rating: 3.0/5

Synopsis: “Blue Star” delves into the intense rivalry between two local cricket teams in Arakkonam. What initially seems like a focus on a single crucial match between them surprises the audience by unfolding much earlier than expected. Director S Jayakumar takes viewers beyond the boundaries of the cricket pitch, exploring various facets of the characters’ lives.

Review: “Blue Star” offers more than just cricketing drama. Director S Jayakumar crafts a narrative that extends beyond mere victories and defeats, delving into the personal lives of the protagonists. This approach may not appeal to those seeking a singular focus, but it adds depth to the storytelling.

While the film maintains a straightforward narrative, it occasionally struggles with oversimplification. The abundance of dialogues, though impactful in conveying emotions, sometimes feels excessive and could benefit from more restraint.

The cast delivers solid performances, with Ashok Selvan impressing despite distractions caused by noticeable makeup choices. His chemistry with Keerthi Pandian shines, while Shanthanu Bhagyaraj’s portrayal of the rival team captain adds sincerity to the storyline. Saju Navodaya’s brief appearance also leaves a mark.

A standout element of “Blue Star” is Govind Vasantha’s music, which enhances the film’s emotional depth, particularly in capturing the essence of sports-centric moments.

Verdict: “Blue Star” may not offer nuanced writing, but its straightforward storytelling and compelling performances make it a worthy watch, especially for those interested in a blend of sports and personal drama.

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