Sarkar

Aswin Bharadwaj S

If you look at the films Vijay has done in the recent past, most of them had these political intentions mixed with them in an entertainer format. In my opinion, they all worked for me and also for those who aren’t necessarily the hardcore fans of the actor because of the blending of propaganda and …




Sandakozhi 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new Linguswami movie Sandakozhi 2 isn’t a bad film. It’s all clichéd and predictable, yet there is a sense of engagement due to the treatment style. The overly eccentric violent saga is a passable one time watch with occasional moments of commercial high and same amount of typical Tamil masala exaggerations. The festival in …




Vada Chennai

Aswin Bharadwaj S

By the time you finish watching Vetrimaaran’s new film Vada Chennai, there will be this vivid imagery of each character that appeared on the screen. If you try to measure the screen time of each character, it may not be that elaborate. But narrated ultimately as an origin story to a revenge saga, the main …




NOTA

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Over the top masala political thrillers is genre people like Shankar have successfully done in the past with films like Muthalvan. The young sensation of the Telugu industry Vijay Devarakonda opts one such ambitious political thriller for his Tamil debut in the Anand Shankar movie NOTA. Even though Devarakonda shines in his character, NOTA has …




Ratsasan

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Ratsasan has a length of almost 3 hours. And guess what? You won’t feel like the movie is becoming overlong. Every time the movie goes towards further development of the plot, you sort of gets intimidated by what could possibly make things worse and the movie offers one more gripping episode to the tale.  Even though it has flaws, watching Ratsasan almost …




96

Aswin Bharadwaj S

C Prem Kumar’s 96 is a fantastic movie that is equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching. It is such a gem of a script that offers frequent moments of emotional warmth. With a treatment that focuses a lot on subtle expressions and movements of the central characters, 96 is an immersive experience that peels off the layers …







Saamy 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The creativity part in Saamy 2 (also known as Saamy Square) is so damn pathetic that you might end up appreciating its mediocre climax that is slightly better than the rest of the movie. Boleros are flying, logic was dying and you will wonder what the hell is happening and then the reality that this …