Mirzapur: Season 2

The first season of Mirzapur was dedicated to establishing characters. The characters that were largely in the backdrop of events in season one is now at the forefront of things.  And what I really loved about the second season is its unpredictability in constructing the power dynamics. What we eventually end up seeing at the… Continue reading Mirzapur: Season 2

Putham Pudhu Kaalai

Putham Pudhu Kaalai, the new Tamil anthology film is a diverse mix of interesting stories set in the backdrop of these unprecedented days of lockdown. These are pretty much a scaled-up version of short films that the makers had to shoot in a very constrained environment. The philosophy ultimately is to offer the viewer something… Continue reading Putham Pudhu Kaalai

Halal Love Story

Zakariya’s first movie Sudani from Nigeria that he co-wrote with Muhsin Parari had this universal outlook and it was about empathy and humanity. His new film Halal Love Story, again co-written along with Parari has the texture of a satire. Constructed as a religiously inclined organization’s efforts to make a telefilm, Halal Love Story is… Continue reading Halal Love Story

Evil Eye

When the central character of your movie literally utters the moral of the story at the very end of the movie, I personally consider that as the failure of a filmmaker. Evil Eye directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani feels extremely clumsy largely because of its inefficiency to bring in heft to the narrative.… Continue reading Evil Eye

Time Enna Boss

The moment when you hear that recorded laughter for a not so funny joke, we are given a clear indication about how under confident the makers are about the new Amazon Prime Video show Time Enna Boss. Directed by Super Subu and starring Bharath, Priya Bhavanishankar, Robo Shankar, Sanjana Sarathy, Karunakaran, and Alexander Babu, Time… Continue reading Time Enna Boss