Kalank

Aswin Bharadwaj S

At one point towards the end of the film Kalank, Roop asks Zafar “Tum seedhe Jawab kyun nahi de sakhte?” (Why can’t you give straight answers?) And I was like, excuse me? You should hear yourself talking and perhaps ask the same question to every character in the movie including you. Some of you may …




Athiran

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Athiran is one movie which has that quality to make you do the backtracking.  The movie directed by Vivek is not doing a great job in maintaining the suspense, but it does a fairly good job in unveiling that suspense. With performances having a solid impact on a story that is told in a fairy tale mood, …




MadhuraRaja

Aswin Bharadwaj S

A few years back when Prithviraj was asked about his choice of films (during that Ayalum Njanum Thammil phase) he said he feels like a much-evolved person now and he may not do a film like Pokkiri Raja.  Whether a movie like Madhuraraja would work for you or not depends on two factors.  One, if …







Shazam!

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Remember the kind of fun something like Deadpool offered through its irreverent humor? Shazam from DC has that in it and that too in a refreshing way. Even the irreverent comedy has become slightly formulaic and to be honest Shazam wasn’t really having that feeling. With humor in abundance along with humanizing characters, Shazam was …







Us

Aswin Bharadwaj S

At a time when the conjuring inspired jumpscare filled clichéd horror movies are putting the horror genre on the verge of burnout, something like an Us is a great relief and sort of re-instill the faith in the genre. This doppelganger horror thriller from Jordan Peele is one movie that manages to create an outcome …