Dark Phoenix

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Dark Phoenix is considered as the last possible film in the Fox-produced X Men franchise, which is arguably the most confusing movie franchise with a totally messed up timeline. Directed by Simon Kinberg, the movie has a couple of breathtaking action sequences, but beyond that, it’s a really underwritten movie with no real emphasis on …







Virus

Aswin Bharadwaj S

When you select a subject that is based on a true event of a big scale, the big question is which part of the whole process will be your focus. The writing trio of the movie Virus, Muhsin Parari, Suhas and Sharafu, has managed to crack that part and this cinematic interpretation of the Nipah …




Bharat

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Bharat is like a constant tussle between the director’s intent and a star’s larger than life persona. Ali Abbas Zafar, the only director to carve out the actor in Salman Khan in the last decade (referring to Sultan) or so has many plans for this movie. But he is constantly under this pressure of catering …




Thottappan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Thottappan is an affecting experience as the characters in it and their subtle ways of showing care and love will stay with us. The movie deals with the inner emotional aspects of those seemingly rough people. PS Rafeeq manages to add layers to his major characters using a lot of minute other characters and by …




Children’s Park

Aswin Bharadwaj S

While watching the movie Children’s Park directed by Shafi, you may laugh for the mumbling counter dialogue jokes by the characters in the film. But leaving the theater you won’t even really remember any of the jokes. The film may not be irritating, but it’s an easily forgettable experience that has a lot of predictable …




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 …