Arun Prabhu Purushothaman’s second film after Aruvi, Vaazhl, has aspirations to be visually surreal. He is pushing a very used out theme in the modern day to a visceral level. But the jumps are extremely jarring. He is trying to narrate this story of asking people to live your life fully, do what you love,… Continue reading Vaazhl


Toofaan, the new sports drama starring Farhan Akhtar as the central character, is a movie that relies heavily on the efforts of the actors to make the journey believable rather than the script to create something refreshing. Thus this movie feels like a constant fight between writers and performers. The underdog sports drama always had… Continue reading Toofaan


With his latest film Malik, Mahesh Narayanan is trying to narrate a wide canvas political drama that lingers onto its central character Sulaiman, played yet again with astonishing conviction by Fahadh Faasil. By the time the opening shot of the movie, a 12-minute single take, ends, you can somehow understand what will happen in the… Continue reading Malik


If you are okay with average craft and pertinent messaging in movies, I guess the new Jude Anthany Joseph movie Sara’s will work for you immensely. Sara’s is a movie that deals with the idea of personal choice and parenting in the backdrop of the current society. Anyone in that age group of 25 to… Continue reading Sara’s

The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt has this fundamental issue of being a hybrid of several other blockbusters. From time traveling to alien invasion, the script written by Zach Dean is not trying to achieve anything unique. We are not given a lot of details about how and why many things are happening. And at… Continue reading The Tomorrow War

Haseen Dillruba

Be it Manmarziyan or Judgmental Hai Kya, the female protagonists in the scripts written by Kanika Dhillon are always on the atypical side. Her new movie, Haseen Dillruba, directed by Hasee Toh Phasee fame Vinil Mathew is also not different in terms of the writing of the female character. Yet again, Kanika uses the opportunity… Continue reading Haseen Dillruba

Cold Case

Tanu Balak’s Cold Case starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Aditi Balan in prominent roles, is a movie that never becomes interesting. Written by Sreenath V Nath, the trajectory of Cold Case is an amalgamation of the different thrillers we have seen, and thus when they finally reveal the real culprit, it only becomes one of the… Continue reading Cold Case


Ray, the new Netflix original series based on the short stories of Satyajit Ray, is a mixed bag of 1-hour stories that all looked promising on a premise level but couldn’t really enthrall you in totality. Somewhere I felt there was an urge to create a closure to every story rather than leaving us with… Continue reading Ray