Kurup – My (late) Flash Review!

The Malayalam film “Kurup” dropped on Netflix this week after a successful theatrical release.  The core story is based on a real life incident around Sukumara Kurup who committed a murder of his look alike and faked his own death to claim insurance proceeds.  This happened in Kerala in the 80’s. The most interesting part... Continue Reading →

Suryavanshi My (late) Flash Review!

If I say Rohit Shetty’s latest film Suryavanshi was much awaited, it would not be an exaggeration. That’s because in his last cop film Simba released in 2018 itself, he had shown a glimpse of what’s coming - Another addition to his cop universe after Singham and Simba but this time with his Khatron Ka... Continue Reading →

Jai Bhim – My Flash Review!

Right in the opening scene, when a set of jail convicts are asked their respective castes before the next action follows, you know that this film’s intent is not to entertain, but to educate. Or rather to enlighten. Or better, to shake you.  As a film, Jai Bhim for most parts is not just disturbing... Continue Reading →

Vinodhaya Sitham – My Flash Review!

The title phrase Vinodhaya Sitham seemed familiar when I heard it first but, could not place it immediately. Then it dawned upon me that Vinodaya Chittam is a phrase in the Sanskrit shloka – ‘Bhaja Govindam’. But here, the title Vinodhaya Sitham meaning “Strange desire/will” in Tamil is based upon a Tamil play with the... Continue Reading →

Sardar Uddham – My Flash Review!

Sardar Uddham is not a film. It’s a lesson in history. At least to me. This Shoojit Sircar’s film, now streaming on Amazon Prime opens our eyes to many aspects of our history which somehow don’t feature in our history lessons related to India’s freedom struggle. It’s a biopic on Sardar Uddham Singh, a revolutionary... Continue Reading →

Thalaivi – My Flash Review!

The much awaited Jayalalitha (JJ) biopic is out and I caught up with the Hindi version of it which is streaming now on Netflix. I am stressing on the “Hindi” version because, it’s my guess that the treatment and therefore the end product would be quite different in Tamil.  First up, JJ’s real life is... Continue Reading →

Kaanekaane – My Flash Review

As I have been saying of late, Malayalam cinema is on a roll these days. Kaanekaane is yet another brilliant Malayalam film that is now streaming on OTT (Amazon Prime) which made me wonder as to where do Malayalam films find such out of the box themes and mostly original! Like the other recent fine... Continue Reading →

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