The Predator

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new movie in the Predator franchise, The Predator directed by Shane Black is more like an action drama rather than a spine-chilling alien thriller. Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was such a huge popcorn entertainer as it had everything along with this venomous antagonist in the form of a predator. When it comes to the …




Seema Raja

Aswin Bharadwaj S

For a good chunk of its runtime, Seema Raja directed by Ponram feels like a repeated formula with hell a lot of randomness in its screenplay. And after that it tries to be political with all the farmer issue coming into the picture and with a bloated legacy reincarnation idea, Seema Raja is an entertainer …




The Nun

Aswin Bharadwaj S

If getting scared of seeing the horrifying face of Valak is enough to satisfy the viewer in you, then The Nun of the conjuring franchise might well be your cup of tea. After the highly successful Conjuring from James Wan, most of the films in the franchise tended to have a repeating nature and for …




Theevandi

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Director of Theevandi Fellini has recently said in an interview that the movie is a political satire. But after watching it, what I personally felt was that the film doesn’t really fit into that category smoothly. Yes, the satiric approach in the political track of the movie has a key role to play in Theevandi …




Ranam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I like watching movies that may not have an unusual trajectory but will have characters that will go through a variety of conflicts, ultimately seeking redemption. Ranam: Detroit Crossing directed by debutant Nirmal Sahadev was one such experience where the characters and their lonely helpless side stayed with me. I wasn’t really hoping for an …




Searching

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new movie Searching directed by Aneesh Chaganty is a spectacular thriller. If you are that aspiring filmmaker who sort of feels that fundraising and making a film is a tough task, watch this movie and it will push you to be innovative with the narrative. It is the story of a father searching for …




Stree

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Stree directed by Amar Kaushik is a movie written by Raj and DK who are the makers of Go Goa Gone. If you have liked that zombie comedy, this one starring Rajkummar Rao is a double dose of that and I had the loudest of laughter inside a movie hall after a long time. Stree …




60 Vayadu Maaniram

Aswin Bharadwaj S

60 Vayadu Maaniram from Radha Mohan has this message about taking care of your parents written all over it. As a viewer, I wish to see cinemas that express their messages in the most silent way making us understand that message by taking an effort through exploring the emotional arcs of characters. A movie like …