Paramapadham Vilayattu

In Paramapadham Vilayattu, the villain tells our leading lady in the climax that politics is a snake and ladder game. And when you hear that, you know that it is the director trying to justify the title given to this movie. Because in a film that claims to be a political thriller and has the… Continue reading Paramapadham Vilayattu


With his first film Pariyerum Perumal, Mari Selvaraj had made it very clear that he will be approaching his movies with brutal honesty. His new movie Karnan, starring Dhanush in the title role, is an exhilarating drama with so many layers. The caste-based oppression is the theme that drives the story forward. But Mari Selvaraj… Continue reading Karnan


Mandela, the new Yogi Babu starrer directed by Madonne Ashwin, is one gem of a satire that one should not miss. What makes this movie brilliant is how it manages to blend multiple emotional shades within the framework of satire. Madonne Ashwin creates a sample space of the political scenario we see in our country.… Continue reading Mandela


It seems like Tamil Cinema’s newfound obsession with saving farmers won’t have an end for some time. There was a time when this “Vyavasayam” theme felt like a political stand of the artists involved in those films. But now, they are creating template movies with the distressed farmer becoming a mere backdrop. The new Karthi… Continue reading Sulthan


If you have seen Shakti Soundar Rajan’s previous films Miruthan and Tik Tik Tik (in which an Indian space ship accidentally lands on Moon), you would know how bizarre his ideas are. He is someone who seems to get excited about the genre rather than the content. Teddy, his new movie starring Arya and Sayyesha,… Continue reading Teddy

Nenjam Marappathillai

For those who celebrate Selvaraghavan for his unique craft in terms of the visual grammar he brings on screen, Nenjam Marappathillai is like a big hope. I am not saying I loved the movie in its entirety. The eccentricity at times is far too annoying. But at the same time, you as a film buff… Continue reading Nenjam Marappathillai


Chakra, the new Vishal movie, wants to act like it is extremely smart. But the problem is that it looks ridiculously silly. What this movie projects as huge revelations and unexpected twists feel predictable for the viewer. And despite having a deafening background score throughout the film, I found the movie incredibly boring. Chakra is… Continue reading Chakra


Eeswaran, directed by Suseenthiran, is an utterly disappointing movie that is just flat out hasty in terms of scripting. As the film progresses, you will find yourself wondering what exactly is the conflict of this movie. And Suseenthiran tries to project the protection of a joint family as the theme of the film. But as… Continue reading Eeswaran