Thamaasha

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Thamaasha is a beautiful comedy that endearingly portrays the concept of identifying the real beauty in people. The movie directed by Ashraf Hamza is frequently hilarious and towards the end, it becomes a totally affecting tale. Through so many rooted and real characters, Thamaasha navigates through the flaws and insecurities of a normal human being, …




NGK

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Whenever Nanda Gopalan Kumaran is having an eccentric emotional outburst in the movie NGK, all I could see was a Selvaraghavan trying to escape from the constraints of a U certified commercial hero-centric film. On paper, this movie has all the essential ingredients required for a Selvaraghavan film filled with a lot of grays. But …







PM Narendra Modi

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In one particular scene in director Omung Kumar’s biopic on Narendra Modi titled PM Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi is shown as this worried woman who wants to arrest this new sensation of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi. While plucking roses from her garden she asks her subordinates to arrest Modi. While leaving the garden, she casually …







Jeem Boom Bhaa

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I am someone who has enjoyed watching the recent Biju Menon movies Orayiram Kinakkalal and Padayottam. And for me, Jeem Boom Bhaa was definitely not an unbearable film. But it was a disappointing film that had the potential to be an entertainer like the movies mentioned in the beginning (if you consider them as good …




Aladdin

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Guy Ritchie is known for his signature wackiness in treating subjects.  When it comes to Aladdin, the new version from Disney featuring Will Smith as Genie, Ritchie does manage to squeeze in a peculiarity in treatment and that’s not at all an extremely eccentric one. The musical comedy manages to grow beyond the mark of a mere …




The Gambler

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I would call the Malayalam movie The Gambler a badly executed cunningly planned scam. The film aspires to (or makes us feel that it has such aspirations) tell a story about a young man who is constantly facing setbacks in his life. But at the end of a lot of random number of events, what …