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 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, 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


Nithin Lukose’s Paka (River of Blood) is a very peculiar Romeo and Juliet film that’s less about the love between the two and more about the families and the rivalry. The loopy nature of the script takes its own sweet time to make us look from a different perspective about a family feud that has… Continue reading Paka