Irumbu Thirai

The release of Irumbu Thirai getting delayed due to the strike that went on for a while in Tamil Nadu is really a blessing in disguise in my opinion. It was very recently that the whole world was exposed to the data breach from the end of world’s biggest social media platform Facebook. Irumbu Thirai …




Mercury

For a major part of its run-time, Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury feels like an impressively executed typical horror movie. It is actually in the last half an hour of the movie where a large chunk of revealing happens and the director succeeds in making a statement out of the predictable equation. The tension is high and …




Sketch

Sketch is like a great example on how to make a film without any idea on how to conclude it. This movie by Vijay Chandar has all the clichés in the world and out of the blue comes a climax message on why we should educate children who are forced to do labor. Even though …







Aruvi

Aruvi directed by Arun Prabu Purushothaman is simultaneously socio-political, satiric and deeply emotional. Beginning the proceedings in the attire of a thriller, this movie changes its tone consistently and makes sure it has its viewer with it in that smooth transition. With no shades of typical eccentric comedy one sees in Tamil films, Aruvi is …




Velaikkaran

One thing I can say with confidence is that after stopping the remaking business, Mohan Raja has managed to acquire this ability to create exciting antagonists. Velaikkaran from Mr. Raja is far from being perfect and at the same time has moments that could have been converted in to a more captivating experience. With this …




Richie

In a recent interview, Malayalam director Arun Kumar Aravind said he likes Pulp fiction a lot because of the editing possibilities of its narrative. Ulidavaru Kandanthe from Rakshit Shetty was apparently a similar experiment looking through the perspective of each person who was part of that particular story. At the end of the film, Rakshit …




Thiruttu Payale 2

Thiruttu Payale 2, the successor of Susi Ganeshan’s 2006 sleeper hit success Thiruttu payale has these weird interpretations of technological advancements by the director. In one scene the antagonist tells our hero that Switzerland now has data banks too and if he doesn’t renew his account frequently, the porn sites and other illegal websites will …