Ponmagal Vandhal – My Detailed Review!

Film makers in Tamil, routinely pick up their titles from hit Tamil songs of yore, mainly to keep the title poetic and to touch a familiar nerve with the audience.  Relevance of the title to the story is seldom a consideration. J.J.Fredrick, the debutant director of Ponmagal Vandhal makes an exception. The title chosen for... Continue Reading →

Paatal Lok (Web series) – My Flash Review

Paatal Lok, the recently added web series streaming on Amazon Prime belongs to what I call as the “Anurag Kashyap” genre of cinema. Dark, dense, deep, disturbing and at times depressing but gripping. Created by Sudip Sharma, the team of writers (Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Gunjit Chopra and Hardik Mehta) bring the nexus between Hindi... Continue Reading →

20 years of Rajiv Menon’s ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’: Time for a sequel?

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 24th Mar, 2020 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/20-years-rajiv-menon-s-kandukondain-kandukondain-time-sequel-123891 Another day, another anniversary of a film release and another hashtag. Amidst this clutter though, few films deserve to be remembered and celebrated. Rajiv Menon’s Kandukondain Kandukondain (KK), which completes 20 years today since its... Continue Reading →

Anjaam Pathiraa – My Flash Review

In recent times, there have been many films in this genre in South Indian Cinema. Nibunan, Ratchasan, Grand Master and even the recently seen web series Asur all these come to mind. Psychotic serial killer. Mysterious murders. Cops on trail. Killer/killers high on technology. Confusing and complex motives and finally the End. Anjaam Pathiraa (The... Continue Reading →

Trance – My (late) Flash review!

Trance is a Malayalam film that was released in Feb this year and streaming now on Amazon Prime. A bunch of great talent from Malayalam cinema is associated with the film, right from the actors to the director to the writer and other technicians which sort of heightened the expectations. The end product is a... Continue Reading →

Remembering Visu – the King of the middle class drama!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 24th Mar, 2020 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/remembering-visu-king-middle-class-family-drama-121034 Well-known playwright, writer, actor, director and talk show host Visu passed away on March 22. Incidentally, it was a day in which the whole of India stayed largely at home, spending time with... Continue Reading →

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