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 →

Thappad – My Flash Review!

Thappad, as a film is a tight “slap” on patriarchy! In essence, on all men all over the world. Watching the film, one cannot escape the squeamish feeling you get, as at least one scene from the film would have played/ would be playing routinely in your house hold! Anubhav Sinha and co-writer Mrunmayee Waikul... Continue Reading →

Darbar – My Flash Review

In a piece (read here) I wrote 2 weeks ago on the pre- release buzz around Darbar, I asked “Is Darrbar going to be a trademark Murugadoss film or once again a fan boy tribute to the Superstar? “  In this review, I will attempt to answer this question. It was important to shut the... Continue Reading →

Moving beyond Rajini-isms!

(This piece was written for the news website thenewsminute.com and was first published on the 26th Dec, 2019 and can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/moving-beyond-rajini-isms-can-filmmakers-still-give-fans-endearing-superstar-films-114807 A few days ago, the trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Darbar hit our personal screens. It quickly garnered a few million hits. The 105-second clip had the usual Rajinikanth’s swag walk, fleeting glimpses of... Continue Reading →

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