Celluloid

Aswin Bharadwaj S

People howled on a scene in director Kamal’s new film Celluloid where J C Daniel describes the story of his Vigathakumaran to his leading lady Rosamma aka Rosi. I felt really bad for them as most of commercial masala’s are still following the same pattern and these people were clapping for those. Celluloid is the …




Zero Dark Thirty

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Brutal, Real, Intense and Agonizing. These are the words I would like to use to describe the awesome craft of Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty. It’s a movie that tries to convey the effort behind one of history’s most challenging man hunt. The entire process behind the United States operation that found and killed Osama …




Special 26

Aswin Bharadwaj S

After the socially committed thriller “A Wednesday” director Neeraj Pandey is back with a movie that has quality entertainment value. Special 26 is a crispy thriller that will keep you entertained for its engaging pace and perfect blend of humor. Even though the film isn’t completely against corruption and crimes, the perfectly structured script ensures …




Dracula 2012

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Mediocre film making at its peak. That’s what I can say about director Vinayan’s new experiment “Dracula 2012”. A movie that was supposed to scare the audience never even comes anywhere being scary. Cliché story telling with predictable sequences with dramatic and unreal dialogs along with bizarre performances of the debutants, the movie is a …







Race 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Colorful frames, irrelevant songs, exotic locations, lady leads for skin show, attitude dialogs and some twists which worked in the 90’s. These fundamental components of the RACE franchise are definitely there for you in the sequel of RACE – RACE 2. With abundant amount of colorful upper class life and fantasy money spitted mind games, …




David

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Much like his first film Shaitan, Bejoy Nambiar’s David is also a movie that relies highly on the making style. A plot that can add as many Davids as you want, Bejoy has taken 3 for Hindi and 2 for Tamil. The review here is of the Tamil version. Well the concept of following a …




Kadal

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ideological clash between good and evil; and the ultimate victory of goodness over the negative mindset through the help of love is ultimately what Manirathnam is trying to convey through his new venture “Kadal”.  Unfortunately the uneven pitching of emotional drama and the lack of required intensity makes the movie an easily predictable movie with …