Kadaikutty Singam

There is a tried and tested joint family drama formula in Tamil that mainly pops up as festival entertainers. Kadaikutty Singam starring Karthi is one such film where director Pandiraj applies that formula and somehow ends up with a product that is less chaotic when compared to a Hari movie. With all the farmer pleasing …




Koode

Koode from Anjali Menon is a heartwarming tale about the relationship between a brother and sister.  It is based on the story of Marathi filmmaker Sachin Kundalkar’s movie happy journey. I haven’t tried to watch that movie to stay away from any possible spoilers, so this review won’t be a comparison note. Just like any …




Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man sort of falls in the category of a funny superhero (based on the movie and his role in MCU, please don’t overwhelm me with your comic book encyclopedia). Marvel has shaped that character in a way where you won’t expect any big political statement sort of thing from an Ant-Man film. The new one …




Neerali

At one point in Neerali, Mohanlal’s  Sunny asks Suraj’s Veerappa that whether he has seen movies like Cast Away, Buried or Mine in order to cheer up the hopeless scenario. Well, the writer of the film is definitely inspired by the idea of showcasing a survival thriller in Malayalam. But the worst part is that …




Cuban Colony

Cuban Colony came with the tagline “Gangs of Angamaly”. And guess what? Director Lijo Jose Pellissery and Academy Award winner Resul Pookkutty were among the well-wishers of the film who shared the trailer in social media which made me watch this movie on the first day itself skipping the world cup quarter finals. My expectations …




My Story

Roshni Dinaker’s Bollywood textured My Story is a shallow fragile idea that tries the melodramatic approach and mostly fails. The idea is to nourish the story with vibrant images and make us get the feeling of romance, but the back and forth drama is so cluttered that you just end up waiting for the end …




Escape Plan 2: Hades

Watching the second part of Escape Plan, titled Escape Plan 2: Hades, you might end up feeling angry about the laziness with which this movie is made. I am not saying the first one was a great one in terms of craft as it primarily focused on the commercial viability of the Stallon – Schwarzenegger …




Sanju

One question that was there in every pre-release interview of Sanju was that whether it will become a PR work for Sanjay Dutt. I personally wasn’t really aware of the specifics of the life of Sanjay Dutt like the details of the Bombay blasts. I obviously knew that he was arrested for having AK 56 …