Maharaja Review | A Rooted Action Thriller With a Smartly Tweaked Screenplay

Maharaja is a good example of how a generic template can be tweaked to create a compelling story if you are willing to experiment with the screenplay. Nithilan Saminathan’s movie starring Vijay Sethupathi as the titular character is an extremely engaging thriller that presents the predictable and used-out elements differently to narrate a simplistic revenge… Continue reading Maharaja Review | A Rooted Action Thriller With a Smartly Tweaked Screenplay

Garudan Review | A ‘Real’ Soori in an Unappealing Commercial Template Film

The synopsis of the new Soori starrer film Garudan, written and directed by RS Durai Senthilkumar and based on a story by Vetrimaran, is very interesting. It is about the rift between two men who started off like brothers and their confidant, who is going through a dilemma of whose side to take. The problem… Continue reading Garudan Review | A ‘Real’ Soori in an Unappealing Commercial Template Film

Star Review | An Elaborate Coming-Of-Age Drama With Its Share of Highs and Lows

Kavin’s latest film Star, written and directed by Elan, is one film that has a huge timeline, making it a very eventful movie on the surface. But when it comes to the treatment of the movie, Elan has to find a balance between being a proper coming-of-age drama and also a star vehicle. While that aspect of the writing is… Continue reading Star Review | An Elaborate Coming-Of-Age Drama With Its Share of Highs and Lows

Pon Ondru Kanden Review | Just Like the Heroine, the Audience Would Also Want the Heroes to Shut Up

In the last 15-20 minutes of the movie Pon Ondru Kanden, Santy, the character played by Aishwarya Lekshmi, repeatedly asks the two leading men to shut up. The fed-up expressions of the leading lady and her request towards the heroes are exactly what you feel towards them throughout this movie directed by V Priya. I… Continue reading Pon Ondru Kanden Review | Just Like the Heroine, the Audience Would Also Want the Heroes to Shut Up

Rebel Review | An Irresponsible Political Drama With a Generic and Superficial Script

I won’t really claim that Kerala is a place where nobody shows discrimination to others. We all have seen a segment of the population, who shows hate towards a category of people based on their caste or language. Films addressing such political and sensitive topics are indeed a necessity, as art has that political layer… Continue reading Rebel Review | An Irresponsible Political Drama With a Generic and Superficial Script

Siren Review | An Underwhelming Revenge Drama That Ends up Flat and Melodramatic

The latest Jayam Ravi film Siren, aka Siren 108, at its core, is a very basic revenge drama that tries to look unique by doing some restructuring. Directed by Antony Bhagyaraj, who previously co-wrote Viswasam, has actually made yet another father-daughter story. But the way Antony has constructed intrigue in the narrative has a familiar… Continue reading Siren Review | An Underwhelming Revenge Drama That Ends up Flat and Melodramatic

Lover Review | This Anatomy of a Red Flag Relationship Is Imperfect but Relevant

Almost 80% of the movie Lover is really an uncomfortable experience if you have witnessed people who went through toxic relationships in life or if you have experienced it yourself. Prabhuram Vyas’s movie is indeed a daring attempt as it has the confidence to address a topic that can spark a debate around the political… Continue reading Lover Review | This Anatomy of a Red Flag Relationship Is Imperfect but Relevant

Lal Salaam Review | The Movie Equivalent of That Communal Harmony Instagram Photoshoot

When directors like Vetrimaran, Pa Ranjith, Mari Selvaraj, etc., made films that were extremely political, I heard people complaining that it was sort of easy to make these movies as the craft is secondary, and people won’t criticize much about the lack of cinematic quality because of the politics. Well thanks to Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s lousy… Continue reading Lal Salaam Review | The Movie Equivalent of That Communal Harmony Instagram Photoshoot