Time to Dance

There are times when you wonder whether tolerance is a quality or a curse. If you can finish watching Sooraj Pancholi and Isabelle Kaif starrer Time to Dance without any sort of fast-forwarding, you will reach that point I mentioned in the beginning. This underdog dance story is so bad that you will wonder which… Continue reading Time to Dance




Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban

In the early portions of the movie Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban, there are so many compromises one can see in terms of making, as it wanted to look like a typical family movie. For a film with someone like Mr. Vetrimaaran as the presenter, the kind of cheesy romantic bits one gets to see in the… Continue reading Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban




Meel Patthar

Ivan Ayr’s new film Meel Patthar (Milestone) is an extremely nuanced look at the mundane life of a class of people where they are sort of battling with this tragedy of being an easily replaceable entity. Narrated as the story of a trucker who has driven over 5 lakh kilometers, the movie feels metaphorical at… Continue reading Meel Patthar




Nomadland

Nomadland is a deep dive into a single character without being extremely vocal about that particular character. As Fern leaves from one place to another, we tend to get to know her slightly more. Director Chloe Zhao has this subtle, empathetic approach in her character detailing, which keeps us in that melancholic phase without losing… Continue reading Nomadland




Without Remorse

When the character Thomas Clay played by Guy Pearce, talks to Michael B Jordan’s John Kelly explaining how a country like the USA needs something like a war to keep its people unified against a common enemy, you sort of realize the dark spaces behind the wars we witness in this world. But sadly, in… Continue reading Without Remorse




Priyapettavar

Propaganda films are usually made to counter the flaws criticized by your political opponent and expose your rival political party. But what if a propaganda film ends up being helpful to those who are against the politics of the film? Priyapettavar, starring Rajasenan and directed by Khader Moidu, is one such unique experience. Made with… Continue reading Priyapettavar




The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, at its core, has that texture of realness we have seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War. In both those films, especially in Civil War, the story had that perspective to look at the practical implications of the acts we have seen in that particular universe.… Continue reading The Falcon and the Winter Soldier




Wolf

At one point in Shaji Azeez’s Wolf, Asha, played by Samyuktha Menon, is vehemently arguing with her male chauvinist fiancĂ© Sanjay on why she should have his approval on everything she does with her life. The way Asha counters each patriarchal statement by Sanjay was a refreshing site to watch, and I even thought I… Continue reading Wolf