Jagame Thandhiram

Imagine a Quentin Tarrantino movie with that climax bloodshed with all guns blazing, but instead of the usual cowboy, we have a Tamil hero wearing Veshti/Mundu. There is a certain level of appeal to that concept, and maybe one among the reasons why Karthik Subbaraj came up with this gangster thriller idea named Jagame Thandhiram… Continue reading Jagame Thandhiram




Malaysia to Amnesia

I have been hearing this demand from many film lovers that they wish to see an out-and-out comedy movie these days as every film released on OTT platforms was thrillers. Well, that demand is a genuine one as in these challenging times we really need some movies that can cheer us up. Radha Mohan’s new… Continue reading Malaysia to Amnesia




Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban

In the early portions of the movie Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban, there are so many compromises one can see in terms of making, as it wanted to look like a typical family movie. For a film with someone like Mr. Vetrimaaran as the presenter, the kind of cheesy romantic bits one gets to see in the… Continue reading Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban




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




Karnan

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

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




Sulthan

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




Teddy

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