Maara – My Flash Review!

I started watching the Tamil film Maara (streaming now on Amazon Prime) with much trepidation as I was told that it was a re-make of the Malayalam film – Charlie. With Charlie I couldn’t go beyond 15-20 minutes. But, I did watch Maara fully and here I am with this flash review. In terms of... Continue Reading →

AK Vs AK – My Flash Review

AK Vs AK is a hatke film about a hatke film which a director (Anurag Kashyap) wants to do with a “yesteryear hero, yet trying to be relevant” actor Anil Kapoor. In that sense, the film is a mega meta trip undertaken by Bollywood. For the 1st 20 odd minutes, you feel like you are... Continue Reading →

Paava Kadhaigal – My Flash Review

Paava Kadhaigal (Stories of Sins) is the latest addition to the anthology genre in Tamil and is streaming now on Netflix. It has 4 shorts helmed by some of the big names in Tamil cinema and hence holds a lot of promise. The individual episodes directed respectively by Sudha Kongara, Vignesh Shivan, Gautham Menon and... Continue Reading →

Mookuthi Amman – My Flash Review

First up, Mookuthi Amman is a comedy caper. Its an all out satire that takes on the “Commerce” of religion, in this case one particular religion. This theme is not very unique to Indian cinema. Before we accuse the film of being heavily inspired, the makers themselves put out a bunch of films like Oh... Continue Reading →

Putham Puthu Kaalai – My Flash Review

Putham Puthu Kaalai is an anthology of five short films helmed by some of the biggest names in Tamil filmdom who have used the rather quiet time during the lock down to good effect. The five stories are linked through few common threads – Lockdown, Estranged relationships, Strolley bags and of course new beginnings as... Continue Reading →

C U Soon – My Flash Review!

When a film is talked about so much before the release about its making, one tends to get circumspect. Is it that the content is weak that they are talking more about the “form”? - is the question that comes to the mind. I had a similar feeling when Mahesh Narayanan’s Malayalam film, C U... Continue Reading →

Class of 83 – My Flash Review!

The trailer and the promos announced that this film is loosely based on Hussain Zaidi’s book with the same title on the emergence of encounter specialists in Mumbai. Films based on Mumbai gangsters and underworld have been a plenty in Bollywood, some very well made. If this is going to be another addition to this... Continue Reading →

Bandish Bandits (Web series) – My Review

“Bandish Bandits” – To start with, the title itself was quite intriguing as I was trying to guess the link between the two words. As I started watching the web series, now streaming on Amazon Prime, the mystery unraveled. The entire concept of this is about conflicts. Conflicts at multiple levels. Classical Music Vs Contemporary... Continue Reading →

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