Dakini

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The one-liner idea of the movie Dakini directed by Rahul Riji Nair is an interesting one that has the potential to be a madcap fun entertainer. But sadly the writing and execution of this movie feel so random and confused, making it less of a fun movie and more of a tedious movie with very …




Aanakkallan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new Biju Menon movie Aanakkallan directed by Suresh Divakar and written by Uday Krishna is an exhausting experience. With sickening writing and guessable jokes extending the runtime to almost an unbearable level, Aanakkallan is a victim of lackluster writing and senseless plotting. Our hero Pavithran who is in jail for a theft case gets …




Vada Chennai

Aswin Bharadwaj S

By the time you finish watching Vetrimaaran’s new film Vada Chennai, there will be this vivid imagery of each character that appeared on the screen. If you try to measure the screen time of each character, it may not be that elaborate. But narrated ultimately as an origin story to a revenge saga, the main …




First Man

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Damien Chazelle’s First Man is a movie that manages to have a perspective that is peculiar and offers us a deeply affecting count of what went through the mind of Neil Armstrong for a period of time spanning for around 9 years. With every aspect of this movie focusing on the very human side of …




Nonsense

Aswin Bharadwaj S

There are numerous problems for the new movie starring Rinosh George, rightly titled Nonsense. Nonsense was promoted as a movie about a BMX enthusiast. But apart from his enthusiasm towards BMX sport, there is hardly any BMX in the film and there is no real need for BMX in the film. This movie is just …







NOTA

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Over the top masala political thrillers is genre people like Shankar have successfully done in the past with films like Muthalvan. The young sensation of the Telugu industry Vijay Devarakonda opts one such ambitious political thriller for his Tamil debut in the Anand Shankar movie NOTA. Even though Devarakonda shines in his character, NOTA has …




Ratsasan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ratsasan has a length of almost 3 hours. And guess what? You won’t feel like the movie is becoming overlong. Every time the movie goes towards further development of the plot, you sort of gets intimidated by what could possibly make things worse and the movie offers one more gripping episode to the tale.  Even though it has flaws, watching Ratsasan almost …