Photograph

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The melancholic Miloni of Ritesh Batra’s new film Photograph is one character that talked a lot with minimal screen moments. Much like his earlier Mumbai based film, The Lunchbox, Batra again plays with the idea of connection between two people who didn’t know each other. Even though it is not as hard hitting as The …




Ottam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

There was one scene in the movie Ottam where a goon starts to talk profound stuff about life and starts to compare it as a running race. Our depressed hero suddenly gets an energy hearing that banal speech and the visuals of him getting self-awakening was so bizarre that I looked at the guy who …




The Gambinos

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Remember the expression of Mohanlal when Kuthiravattam Pappu says that classic “Thaan aaranennu thanikkariyan paadillel….” dialogue from Thenmavin Kombathu? Seeing the way the characters talk in the movie The Gambinos directed by Girish Panicker, I was also experiencing the same dilemma of Manikyan. At the end of the movie, I felt like asking the scriptwriter …




Badla

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I have not seen The Invisible Guest even after knowing that Badla directed by Sujoy Ghosh is an official remake of this 2017 Spanish film. I wanted to go in without any clue of what will unravel and from that point, this Amitabh Bachchan  Taapsee Pannu starrer is indeed an engaging thriller. With the major …




Soothrakkaran

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new Malayalam movie Soothrakkaran has two heroes; Gokul Suresh Gopi and Niranj Maniyanpilla Raju. While watching the film I was wondering whether these two actors told their star dads about committing to this trashy subject. 10 minutes into the film, I could sense the terror and trust me it never showed any signs of …




Captain Marvel

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The way Avengers infinity war ended with Fury sending a message to Captain Marvel and getting the label of being the wonder woman equivalent from Marvel, there was an aura and huge expectation around the film Captain Marvel. In terms of delivering justice to that kind of hype it created, Captain Marvel hasn’t really achieved …




Thadam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Thadam directed by Magizh Thirumeni is an interesting plot executed in the most typical Tamil movie style. It is not necessarily an out of the box or a fresh take on a thriller subject. The peculiarity of the puzzle here makes this whodunit an exciting experience even with its share of usual clichés or the …




Sonchiriya

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In the beginning, Sonchiriya felt like just another dacoit story with a lot of bloodshed and abuses. But I must say that there is a great technique with director Abhishek Chaubey and his writer Sudip Sharma in building characters and creating empathy towards them. The second half of Sonchiriya is elaborate, emotional, brutal and most …