Naane Varuvean

In Naane Varuvean, Dhanush, as a writer, tries to cover up the flatness in the story by uniquely placing the conflict. And with Selvaraghavan’s eccentric style of filmmaking, the storytelling becomes much more visual than verbal. Yes, there are areas where the movie takes too much cinematic liberty to make things convenient for the story.… Continue reading Naane Varuvean


Shakti Soundar Rajan’s filmography is mostly a list of films that wants to look like an aspiring Hollywood thriller, but most of them have ended up looking like tacky parodies of those Hollywood biggies. In my opinion, Miruthan and Tik Tik Tik were nothing short of unintentional spoofs, and his new venture, Captain, a project… Continue reading Captain

Natchathiram Nagargiradhu

Inclusivity and caste politics have always been integral to Pa Ranjith’s films. After trying similar themes in various mainstream films, Ranjith goes for an experiment that talks about love and the politics within that in his new movie Natchathiram Nagargiradhu. Even though the conversational drama set in the backdrop of theater feels a bit uneven… Continue reading Natchathiram Nagargiradhu


The character of Madhi, played by Vikram in his new release, Cobra, has this hallucination problem. And if my guess is correct, that could have been the germ of the idea that made Ajay Gnanamuthu make this film. But the film is a tedious one that just goes on and on with either flat thrill… Continue reading Cobra


Urban middle-class comedy is a space where Dhanush has an advantage over his contemporaries. Velai Illa Pattathari’s success cemented his place in that zone. Mithran Jawahar’s Thiruchitrambalam, which has Dhanush along with Nithya Menen, also taps into the fun vibes of that VIP space. Even though it is that standard package love story where the… Continue reading Thiruchitrambalam


The B and C center-oriented template village drama seems like a go-to option for actors in the Tamil industry to maintain a fan base on a larger scale. Almost every actor has opted for such stories, some of which have got immense commercial success. Viruman, starring Karthi, is the actor’s new try at the village… Continue reading Viruman