Sita Ramam – My Flash Review!

Sita Ramam is originally a Telugu film and is now available in multiple languages on OTT. The presence of Dulquer Salman who of late is making some interesting choices in his films was the main hook for me to watch the film. I watched the Tamil version and it reminded me a lot of another... Continue Reading →

Laal Singh Chaddha – My Flash Review!

First the disclosures. I have not watched Forrest Gump. I watched Laal Singh Chaddha (LSC) in isolation as a film and my review has no comparative references to the original. I have also attempted to look at the film filtering the surround sound that preceded the release. The film opens with the longest disclaimer I... Continue Reading →

Darlings – My Flash Review

There are films which you find interesting and look forward to writing about them. And there are those that are ordinary and you go through the motions of writing a review. Darlings starring Alia Bhatt that dropped on OTT (skipping a theatrical release surprisingly) falls in the first category. So, right there, you have got... Continue Reading →

With Vikram, has Lokesh Kanagaraj cracked the code for ‘star’ films?

This piece was originally written for the news portal “The News Minute” and was carried on the 21st July, 2022. This is my 25th article for the portal since I started writing for them in 2017! The link to the piece is here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/vikram-lokesh-kanagaraj-has-steered-clear-star-film-trap-166061 With just one film, Tamil cinema has got its mojo back.... Continue Reading →

Vikram – My (late) Flash Review!

I had missed watching Vikram when it was released in theatres and so caught up with it this weekend when it dropped on Disney-Hotstar! The best part of the film is, it unabashedly sticks to just action as a genre and doesn’t even attempt to go anywhere else. But is that enough to keep you... Continue Reading →

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