Maharani 2

In the first season of Maharani, the focus was on showing the growth of an ignorant Rani Bharti to the mainstream politics of Bihar. As a major conflict was created at the end of season 1, the second season, Maharani 2, shows us a politically mature Rani who is going head to head with everyone… Continue reading Maharani 2

Tamil Rockerz

When someone decides to create an 8-episode series about Tamil Rockers, the infamous online website that was a major threat to the Tamil cinema industry a few years back, we hope to see the lesser-known facts and interesting insights about the whole thing. But Tamil Rockerz, directed by Arivazhagan, feels like a lame and superficial… Continue reading Tamil Rockerz

Aavasavyuham

Aavasavyuham from Krishand, which won the state award for the best screenplay, is an original thought that looks very peculiar. It is very much a genre blend. We have a supernatural element driving the whole plot from the beginning. Then it takes the form of a mockumentary. And it eventually reaches that “educative” cinema trope,… Continue reading Aavasavyuham

Dr. Arora

At one point, the new Sony Liv original series from Imtiaz Ali, Dr. Arora starring Kumud Mishra as the title protagonist, seems creepy and problematic. You might even wonder whether “India’s answer to Sex Education” will end up glorifying “well-mannered” stalking. But luckily, the creators are aware of the problematic side of it and what… Continue reading Dr. Arora

Meme Boys

Meme Boys, the new Sony Liv original series, is a lazily written stretched-out series that asks the viewer, “is it funny?” in every minute of its narrative. Some of the murmuring counters with Tamil movie references were actually funny. But in totality, this series feels like an idea developed without much clarity about where to… Continue reading Meme Boys

Gargi

Gargi, the new movie from Gautham Ramachandran, has the outlook of a legal drama. But the interesting thing about this film is that it does not have any of the traits of a typical courtroom drama. Gautham and co-writer Hariharan Raju have taken a subject that looks extremely grey. They explore the idea of dilemma… Continue reading Gargi