Darbar – My Flash Review

In a piece (read here) I wrote 2 weeks ago on the pre- release buzz around Darbar, I asked “Is Darrbar going to be a trademark Murugadoss film or once again a fan boy tribute to the Superstar? “  In this review, I will attempt to answer this question. It was important to shut the... Continue Reading →

Moving beyond Rajini-isms!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 26th Dec, 2019 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/moving-beyond-rajini-isms-can-filmmakers-still-give-fans-endearing-superstar-films-114807 A few days ago, the trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Darbar hit our personal screens. It quickly garnered a few million hits. The 105-second clip had the usual Rajinikanth’s swag walk, fleeting glimpses of... Continue Reading →

Kamal Haasan at 65: Celebrating the musician within the actor!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 7th Nov, 2019 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/kamal-haasan-65-celebrating-musician-within-actor-111885 ) This week, on the 65th birthday of actor Kamal Haasan, we are also celebrating his 60 years in cinema. It is well-documented that Kamal started out as a child actor and has then... Continue Reading →

Looking far back at Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu and Poove Poochuda Vaa!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 27th Oct,2019 and can be read here:  https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/nokkethadhoorathu-kannum-nattu-revisiting-malayalam-film-launched-nadhiya-111284 Malayalam cinema has always had the reputation of being close to realism while other language cinema, with the exception of perhaps Bengali, was seen as tilted towards fantasy and larger than life stories. Once... Continue Reading →

War – My flash review

War - My flash review Posted on 8th Oct, 2019 Another film in Bollywood in the Spy Action thriller genre, this time with 2 hunks - Hritik Roshan and Tiger Shroff to tango. The film is expansively and expensively shot and well shot too. Though there is no mention of RAW, the intelligence agency anywhere... Continue Reading →

Student Of The Year -2 – My Flash Review

Student Of The Year -2 (SOTY-2) - My flash review. Posted on 12th May, 2019 There are films and there are Karan Johar’s films. These include films not necessarily directed by him but bankrolled by KJ even. In these films, schools and colleges exist in Alice’s wonderland with manicured gardens, picture perfect stadiums and cool... Continue Reading →

Simmba – My Flash Review

Simmba - My flash review Posted on 30th Dec, 2018 In Hindi films, there are films and there are Rohit Shetty films! Films where - the story is remake of a Tamil/ Telugu masala hit or rehash of a older Hindi film - the setting is usually Goa - Usually logic is at a premium... Continue Reading →

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