Annabelle Sethupathi

The genre tag given to Annabelle Sethupathi in Hotstar is horror. But in my experience, it transitioned into that genre only in the very last minute of the movie, where they made an announcement that there would be a second part for this lame horror-comedy. Taapsee Pannu and Vijay Sethupathi, who are now at a… Continue reading Annabelle Sethupathi




Sex Education: Season 3

What I find fascinating about Sex Education is that they are able to add so much into that series by just being observant of the numerous characters. It might have this outlook of being a teen drama where the young ones are trying to differentiate between true love and casual intimacy. But as the story… Continue reading Sex Education: Season 3




Kaanekkaane

The fragility of the human mind and those grey areas of the moral dilemma have always produced interesting content with some peculiar characters. Kaanekkaane, the second directorial of Manu Ashokan after Uyare taps into those areas. Manu’s second collaboration with writer duo Bobby and Sanjay is a much more refined drama that focuses on the… Continue reading Kaanekkaane




Tughlaq Durbar

At its core, Tughlaq Durbar starring Vijay Sethupathi has a very interesting concept. A concept where the hero and the villain are within the same individual. But sadly director Delhi Prasad Deenadayalan has no interest in placing that idea into a better premise. Written at a very basic level, Tughlaq Durbar is a usual movie… Continue reading Tughlaq Durbar




Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Mumbai Diaries 26/11, created and directed by Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves, has its share of theatrical filmy moments, which sort of makes it the product of the Bollywood sensibilities. But having said that, there are some really commendable achievements in terms of the craft part of the series. At a time when jingoism feels… Continue reading Mumbai Diaries 26/11




Black Widow

Black Widow, the stand-alone movie for the first female Avenger, has a story that surely clears the mist around that character. Natasha Romanoff’s past and the backdrop are something that was least explored during the first major phase of the MCU. And we do get a fair enough idea about what has happened with that… Continue reading Black Widow




Pidikittapulli

Pidikittapulli, the new Sunny Wayne movie directed by Jishnu Sreekandan, comes when all of us complain about the lack of a good humor-oriented movie that can lighten and brighten the mood. But seeing this horrendously lousy film made from a script that doesn’t seem to have gone for a second draft, you might reconsider withdrawing… Continue reading Pidikittapulli




Boomika

In the movie Boomika, there is a sequence where the character Dharman, a local villager who takes care of this old mansion where the movie is set, talks about how he now understands his grandfather’s laughter, which he used to find weird. The editing pattern of that sequence combined with the background score is too… Continue reading Boomika