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 →

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 →

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 →

Master – My Flash Review!

First of all, it was a pleasant surprise to see Master dropping on Amazon Prime video within just 15 days of its mega theatrical release! Having skipped it in theatres, I caught up with it on OTT in two sittings between yesterday and today. Yes, the film is 3 hours long and finishing it one... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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