Karnan Review: Mari Selvaraj delivers a hard hitting film that has layers that is bound to raise some right questions in the society

Cast: Dhanush, Lal, Rajisha Vijayan, Natarajan, Yogi BabuMusic: Santhosh NarayananDirection: Mari Selvaraj In Mari Selvaraj’s debut film, Pariyerum Perumal, the protagonist’s pet dog gets killed and the dog’s soul appears throughout the film. In Karnan, the film opens with a small girl suffering from a seizure on the middle of the road. None of the... Continue Reading →

Joji Review: Dileesh Pothan- Syam Pushkaran – Fahadh Faasil delivers a masterpiece for third time in a row

Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Unnimaya Prasad, BaburajMusic: Justin VargheseDirection: Dileesh Pothan The trio - Dileesh Pothan, Syam Pushkaran and Fahadh Faasil worked together twice before Jijo. Their first film together was Maheshinte Prathikaaram followed by Thondimuthalum Drikshakshiyum, both of which won National award for best Malayalam film. Both the films are masterpieces according to me. One... Continue Reading →

Mandela Review: A political satire after a long time which is hilarious and doesn’t advise you on the face

Cast: Yogi Babu, G M Sundar, Kanna Ravi, Sheela Rajkumar, Sangili MuruganMusic: Bharath SankarDirection: Madonne Ashwin The film is set in a place named ‘Soorangudi', which is bifurcated as Vadakoor (north village) and Therkoor (South village). The bifurcation is due to the caste system, where each village has residents from a particular caste. Hence there... Continue Reading →

#Rewind: Puthiya Vaarpugal

Credits: Amazon Prime Cast: K Bhagyaraj, Rati Agnihotri, GoundamaniMusic: IllaiyaraajaDirection: Bharathirajaa In 1975, Rajinikanth debuted in Apoorva Raagangal and he went on change the norm of an actor’s on screen look. Four years later, in 1979, another person debuted who also went on to change the norm of an actor’s look. When Rajinikanth asserted that... Continue Reading →

#Rewind: Anubavi Raja Anubavi

Credits: Wikipedia Cast: Nagesh, Muthuraman, Rajasree, Manorama, Major SundarrajanMusic: M S ViswanathanDirection: K Balachander The film starts in Madurai, then travels to Kodaikanal, Thoothukudi and even Madras. We get a fabulous song ‘Madras nalla Madras’ that was shot on streets of Madras. Anubavi Raja Anubavi is probably the first Balachander films where the story sprawl... Continue Reading →

Nenjam Marappathillai Review: Selvaraghavan gives us an interesting horror film with terrific SJ Suryah, and tremendous Yuvan Shankar Raja

Cast: S J Suryah, Regina Cassandra, Nandita SwethaMusic: Yuvan Shankar RajaDirection: Selvaraghavan In 1963, C V Sridhar directed ‘Nenjam Marappathillai’ which was a love story set in a horror genre. Now with the same title Selvaraghavan directs a ‘God vs Satan’ story set in a horror genre. Mariam (Regina Cassandra), rightly named, is seen singing... Continue Reading →

8 Great Women Characters in Tamil Cinema

Let’s rewind a few decades to the 1970s, the time when K Balachander, Barathirajaa and Balu Mahendra were making films with great women characters. As the time progressed into the 1980s, along with these directors joined Mani Ratnam and Mahendran who characterized some good women characters. The quality of women characters started a downward trend... Continue Reading →

Aelay Review: The film about father and son is only partly interesting because of ineffective subplot

Cast: Samuthirakani, Manikandan, MadhumatiMusic: Kaber Vasuki, AruldevDirection: Halitha Shameem Parthi (Manikandan) is returning to his hometown for his father’s funeral. He narrates, “I boarded the last bus from Chennai. I couldn’t sleep properly. I am not feeling sad for my father’s death as much as I feel for the lost sleep.” This dialogue caught my... Continue Reading →

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