Jagame Thanthiram – My Flash Review!

The much awaited film, Jagame Thanthiram finally got an OTT release and is now streaming on Netflix. Much awaited because it is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and has Dhanush in the lead. As I watched the film, I understood or rather derived the logic behind the title. Jagam or Jaga means place, so the film... Continue Reading →

Ilaiyaraaja – The Marathon Maestro!

  This piece was written for the News site – The News Minute and was carried on the 2nd Jun, 2021. It can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/happy-birthday-maestro-ilaiyaraaja-still-king-tamil-music-149943 If you are active on social media discussions relating to the south, you wouldn’t have missed the teaser of the upcoming Divya Pasurams by Ilaiyaraaja. This is Ilaiyaraaja’s latest initiative... Continue Reading →

Karnan – My Flash Review!

Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan screams for attention right from the beginning when the title credits roll with background noises of what happens in a highway. Then we are shown some arresting visuals of a young girl suffering from seizures right in the middle of a busy village road and all kind of vehicles plying by, without... Continue Reading →

Nayattu – My Flash Review!

Nayattu is yet another addition to the growing list of Malayalam films where the script is the hero. It is a thriller but not the edge of the seat variety but more of a slow burn, engaging type.  Nayattu which means “the hunt” in Malayalam is of course about a hunt but, with a role... Continue Reading →

Mandela (Tamil) – My Flash Review

In just in the opening sequence of the film, Director Madonne Ashwin showcases a lot of things which is wrong in rural India. There is not a single toilet in the village and when one is finally built under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme, a big fight ensues between two warring factions belonging to two... Continue Reading →

Joji – My Flash Review!

In a spectacular scene, the daughter in law of the house tells her brother in law to wear a mask and come to the hall where the body of his father is kept while friends and relatives keep thronging to pay their last respects. Yes, even in the film, it is Covid time – you... Continue Reading →

C/o Kaadhal – My Flash Review!

The tagline to the title says “Love has no age” which is an age old adage and was wondering what could be a new twist to this. So frankly started watching this film which is streaming now on Netflix, with minimal expectations.  As the film progressed, I must say I was in for a good surprise.... Continue Reading →

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