Sindhubaadh

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Almost every aspiring filmmaker might have had this wish of doing an action movie where the hero is in a different land, fighting mighty villains, doing all the exotic stunts like jumping from buildings, crashing cars, etc. And if you try to build a story around that wish, the conviction factor will bother you because …




Kakshi Amminippilla

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In some ways, Kakshi Amminippilla is an extension of the recent Malayalam hit Thamasha. Both movies are social satires that show the fascination we have towards external beauty. Even though Kakshi Amminippilla has this approach against body shaming, the greater emphasis was given to the idea of an ideal marriage. Kakshi Amminippilla is a small …




Luca

Aswin Bharadwaj S

On a concept level, Luca directed by Arun Bose had the scope to be a very compelling thriller with the layers of a love story and a criminal investigation. And it does become that eventually. But the path taken for that takes a lot of detours and distractions, diminishing the charm the movie deserved. Even …







Kabir Singh

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Kabir Singh directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga is like the best case scenario of a highly problematic film. You may feel empathy towards the alcoholic, disoriented condition of the hero. But what he was before that and the way this film tries to justify his behavior is an extremely difficult thing to digest. And what is …










Unda

Aswin Bharadwaj S

When the promos of the new Khalid Rahman movie Unda came, there was an evident similarity with the Hindi movie Newton.  But Unda is not exactly an adaptation of Newton. Even though both movies are exploring the reality of the northern states like Chhattisgarh, Unda has a greater range as it has this comparison between …