Jai Bhim

The first movie that came to my mind while watching TJ Gnanavel’s Jai Bhim was Vetrimaran’s Visaranai. I am not saying that both films are equally good in terms of the craft. Jai Bhim is a much filmy version that has all these charged-up courtroom dialogues that we only see in commercial films. But there… Continue reading Jai Bhim




Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, the new addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, is typical for sure, but at the same time, it is highly entertaining. It is that classic origin story that prefers to establish the life of its central protagonist comprehensively. Hence, even the main conflict is also happening in… Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings




No Time to Die

The pitch of the new James Bond movie No Time to Die is on a highly emotional level. It is not entirely that fast and stylish Bond movie with a flurry of gadgets. This being the last Bond film of actor Daniel Craig, we see the end of that story arch, and the emphasis is… Continue reading No Time to Die




Hum Do Hamare Do

Hum Do Hamare Do, directed by Abhishek Jain, feels more like an assembled urban comedy than a genuine effort to explore any emotion. There are absolutely no surprises here in terms of writing, and some of the sequences are badly overwritten to have that typical Hindi movie melodrama. The excellent cast of the film is… Continue reading Hum Do Hamare Do




Star

There is no point in preaching to the viewer after torturing them for almost 2 hours in the darkness of the theater. Star, the first official theater release in Malayalam after the six months break, is a movie that wants to talk about a sensitive issue. But the making is so bad that you are… Continue reading Star




Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam

Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam, directed by Senna Hegde, is an absolute laugh riot with fabulous layers of politics. Senna Hegde and cinematographer Sreeraj Raveendran use the premise of a wedding to making a satire that mocks the patriarchal system brutally and hilariously. With admirable minimalism and an astonishing cast, this one-day black comedy is a brilliantly made… Continue reading Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam




Erida

Creating content during the pandemic has been the new challenge for filmmakers in the last couple of years, and we have seen too many single-location thrillers and dramas in this phase. Erida, the new movie from director VK Prakash scripted by his frequent collaborator YV Rajesh is one more to that list of movies, and… Continue reading Erida




Doctor

The blockbuster material movies need a timely reinvention to keep the audience excited about that over-the-top stylized way of movie-making. With his debut movie Kolamavu Kokila, director Nelson Dilipkumar had made it clear that he has a solid grip over humor and the uniqueness of that humor made it a hilarious film. Coming to his… Continue reading Doctor