As a matter of coincidence, 2 films - one in Hindi (Toofan) and the other in Tamil (Sarpatta Parambarai) both essentially sports dramas that too based on Boxing, got released almost at the same time two weeks ago on Amazon Prime. Probably it would have been to coincide with the Olympics where as we speak,... Continue Reading →
Sarpatta Parambarai – My Flash Review
Frankly I had no clue as to what the title referred to or the background till I watched this Pa.Ranjith’s film which was premiered on Prime Video this week. The interest to watch was of course due to being a “Pa. Ranjith film”. This outing follows his two back to back average films that too... 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 →
Tamil Cinema’s Masssss… trap!
Mouse Trap or Elipathayam is a 1981 Malayalam film directed by one of the most acclaimed film directors of Indian cinema – Adoor Gopalakrishnan. This film is considered as a bench mark for art and probably excruciatingly realistic cinema. Films of this genre though, suffered from poor box office response since they could only cater... Continue Reading →