Super Deluxe

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Super Deluxe from Thiagarajan Kumararaja isn’t a grey noir film like Aaranya Kaandam.  It is actually a partly satirical comedy that addresses the grey shades of human emotions. At one point in the movie, a character says that ten thousand years back we wore nothing and we don’t know whether we will be wearing anything …




Airaa

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Spoiler Alert! Without revealing some plot elements it will be difficult to review the film Airaa as those key elements are the problematic areas of this new Nayanthara film. The idea of a horror story where the ghost is seeking revenge because the society treated her badly when she was alive is a good thought. …




Lucifer

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Lucifer is a smartly structured movie keeping in mind the targeted audience. If anyone asks me what kind of a film it is, I would say it is a reinvention of a formula that we have seen in many movies (Mohanlal himself has done one titled Ustad). But what is good about Lucifer is the …







Ilayaraja

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The best way to look at the new Madhav Ramadasan movie Ilayaraja would be to view it as a kid’s film. It is loud, it is predictable and you will have to be totally alien to these kinds of stories if this movie has to move you emotionally. Developed as an underdog story, this movie …







Kesari

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In the last half an hour of the movie Kesari, there is a great amount of violence and bloodshed. Akshay Kumar who is great in doing physical stunts makes that gory “one man against hundreds” fight look cinematically appealing. But that’s only the last half an hour of this movie. This is a two and …