Dev

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Sitting through the excruciatingly painful Karthi movie Dev, I was wondering what was it in the script that excited Karthi to commit to this movie. Dev is one of those films where I felt I should show this to the characters in the movie (hypothetical scenario) and show them how ridiculous and stupid they are …




June

Aswin Bharadwaj S

June directed by Ahammed Kabeer is easily one feel good entertainer which isn’t entirely a typical one looking at the way it approaches many aspects. Rajisha Vijayan is at the center of the action and her endearing portrayal of June makes this movie an engaging coming of age drama despite its flaws in the slightly …




Gully Boy

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Zoya Akhtar’s new film Gully Boy inspired from the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy is a sensational movie that looks brilliant on many levels. Zoya and co-writer Reema Kagti manage to treat the typical rise of the underdog story in a very rooted way by exploring all the minute nuances that could have made …













9

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The way Prithviraj has acted in the movie 9 exactly describes how the movie feels overall; stiff and forced. In a recent interview when asked about his dramatic style of acting, Prithviraj dodged the question by saying his directors were okay with that style. Well, from my point of view the directors should tell him …




Kumbalangi Nights

Aswin Bharadwaj S

We saw the magic of humanity woven into realistic cinema last year in Sudani From Nigeria. And this year it’s the turn of Madhu C Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights to do the same magic with the audience. With a fabulously written screenplay making use of the subtlety to explore every possible political statement it wishes to …