The positivity and goodness in Udanpirappe are so intoxicatingly high that I had to watch multiple reels of Flowers TV’s Star Magic to balance it out and come back to reality. Marketed as Jyothika’s 50th film (Felt more like a celebration of Sasikumar’s 32nd film), Udanpirappe is a total misfit for an OTT watch. Movies… Continue reading Udanpirappe


The biopic of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha titled Thalaivii is a very convenient biopic that acts like devotion. The drama Vijayendra Prasad and Vijay bring to the table is enough to remind you about Kammara Sambhavam. The movie’s production values are definitely high, but the writing really can’t grow beyond the bullet points.… Continue reading Thalaivii

Endravathu Oru Naal

From mainstream superstar films to niche films, the hottest topic in the past few years in Tamil cinema has been the farmer issue. A couple of weeks back, actor Suriya’s production Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum also had the same theme packaged in a different bottle. The new Zee5 release Endravathu Oru Naal directed by Vetri… Continue reading Endravathu Oru Naal


The new Tamil movie Lift, which premiered on Hotstar, is a horror-thriller that ultimately wants to educate people about the level of stress through which techies go through. As a movie, it is a half baked attempt, but if you have an uncle or aunt who thinks two people working in the same MNC will… Continue reading Lift


The synopsis of the new Sony Liv release Naduvan is an interesting one. You have the old Saheb Biwi Gangster texture getting a different approach as it gets intertwined with another parallel plot. So, you wouldn’t really wonder why they decided to make this movie. Morally grey areas and the coincidences tightening the thrill factor… Continue reading Naduvan

Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum

Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum, the Tamil movie directed by Arisil Moorthy, is a mixed bag in terms of treatment. We call our films masala because they don’t really stick to one particular genre, and here, Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum is also trying the same with some indie sensibilities. It is a story about animal love,… Continue reading Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum

Annabelle Sethupathi

The genre tag given to Annabelle Sethupathi in Hotstar is horror. But in my experience, it transitioned into that genre only in the very last minute of the movie, where they made an announcement that there would be a second part for this lame horror-comedy. Taapsee Pannu and Vijay Sethupathi, who are now at a… Continue reading Annabelle Sethupathi

Tughlaq Durbar

At its core, Tughlaq Durbar starring Vijay Sethupathi has a very interesting concept. A concept where the hero and the villain are within the same individual. But sadly director Delhi Prasad Deenadayalan has no interest in placing that idea into a better premise. Written at a very basic level, Tughlaq Durbar is a usual movie… Continue reading Tughlaq Durbar