Sindhubaadh

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Almost every aspiring filmmaker might have had this wish of doing an action movie where the hero is in a different land, fighting mighty villains, doing all the exotic stunts like jumping from buildings, crashing cars, etc. And if you try to build a story around that wish, the conviction factor will bother you because …




NGK

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Whenever Nanda Gopalan Kumaran is having an eccentric emotional outburst in the movie NGK, all I could see was a Selvaraghavan trying to escape from the constraints of a U certified commercial hero-centric film. On paper, this movie has all the essential ingredients required for a Selvaraghavan film filled with a lot of grays. But …




Mr. Local

Aswin Bharadwaj S

M Rajesh is a director whom I think should only write dialogues and should never try to write a script. His scripts are terribly wayward. And because of some of the pop culture reference filled dialogues in his movies, we sort of tend to forgive him for the extreme laziness he shows in writing his …




Kee

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In the movie Kee, Govind Padmasurya plays the role of a venomous hacker who hacks details from everyone’s phones and laptops and makes life hell for them. And he is presented as this enormous figure, even the villains we saw in Die Hard franchise or James Bond for that matter would get scared. And the …




Ayogya

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ayogya, the official Tamil remake of Telugu hit Temper is a movie that plays it for the gallery much like the Telugu version. The common sentiment surrounding the rape cases that rapists should be given death sentence immediately is the agenda of the film and with a sentimental hero worshipping happening at the end, you …




Super Deluxe

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Super Deluxe from Thiagarajan Kumararaja isn’t a grey noir film like Aaranya Kaandam.  It is actually a partly satirical comedy that addresses the grey shades of human emotions. At one point in the movie, a character says that ten thousand years back we wore nothing and we don’t know whether we will be wearing anything …




Airaa

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Spoiler Alert! Without revealing some plot elements it will be difficult to review the film Airaa as those key elements are the problematic areas of this new Nayanthara film. The idea of a horror story where the ghost is seeking revenge because the society treated her badly when she was alive is a good thought. …




Thadam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Thadam directed by Magizh Thirumeni is an interesting plot executed in the most typical Tamil movie style. It is not necessarily an out of the box or a fresh take on a thriller subject. The peculiarity of the puzzle here makes this whodunit an exciting experience even with its share of usual clichés or the …