Karnan

With his first film Pariyerum Perumal, Mari Selvaraj had made it very clear that he will be approaching his movies with brutal honesty. His new movie Karnan, starring Dhanush in the title role, is an exhilarating drama with so many layers. The caste-based oppression is the theme that drives the story forward. But Mari Selvaraj… Continue reading Karnan

Sulthan

It seems like Tamil Cinema’s newfound obsession with saving farmers won’t have an end for some time. There was a time when this “Vyavasayam” theme felt like a political stand of the artists involved in those films. But now, they are creating template movies with the distressed farmer becoming a mere backdrop. The new Karthi… Continue reading Sulthan

Kala

Once in a while, you come across films that don’t want to fit into any mold. That doesn’t want to please a targeted audience. That doesn’t want to convey a message or even have a typical story structure. Kala was one such unique experience. If you have seen Steven Spielberg’s first film, Duel, you would… Continue reading Kala

Tsunami

Tsunami, the new movie directed by Lal and his son Jean-Paul Lal aka Lal Jr., seems like a film they did just because they wanted to be on a film set. Off late, the movies that Lal wrote felt more like a series of skit jokes in stories that are wafer-thin. And Tsunami is no… Continue reading Tsunami

Black Coffee

Some movies test your level of tolerance. And as a film reviewer, I have boasted about my tolerance level to people by saying that “I have seen this movie from the theater.” Black Coffee, the new movie directed by actor Baburaj is one such experience. Presented as the spinoff/ sequel of the 2011 Aashiq Abu… Continue reading Black Coffee