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 →

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 →

A battle of choices – OTT VS Theatres!

(This article was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 28th May, 2020 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/adapt-or-perish-why-theatres-must-not-stall-film-releases-online-platforms-125439) On Friday, Ponmagal Vandhal, a Tamil film with Jyotika in the lead and accomplished actors like Parthiban and Bhagyaraj in the cast, will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video.  And soon Gulabo Sitabo, a... Continue Reading →

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