Dev

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Sitting through the excruciatingly painful Karthi movie Dev, I was wondering what was it in the script that excited Karthi to commit to this movie. Dev is one of those films where I felt I should show this to the characters in the movie (hypothetical scenario) and show them how ridiculous and stupid they are …







Sarvam Thaala Mayam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Sarvam Thaala Mayam has this broad stroke narrative which sort of dilutes the impact of the break free agenda it has towards true music. Rajiv Menon’s third directorial is an engaging musical drama that sort of talks about breaking the conventionalities in music and explore it organically. Even though the template like script isn’t completely …




Viswasam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Viswasam is that kind of a movie which I feel Siva wrote overnight after seeing a bunch of 70’s and 80’s melodrama. He just took the melodrama from those and reassembled the stuff he has used previously and made a movie that just went on and on making me almost feel that the portions I …




Petta

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Karthik Subbaraj is one guy who openly admitted that he liked Lingaa, one of the worst Rajinikanth films in the recent past. That sort of shows how big a fan he is of the stylish super star and a talent like him collaborating with Rajinikanth obviously gave me hope as it may give an end …




Adanga Maru

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Adanga Maru starring Jayam Ravi is one script that one will write if they watch half a dozen of Shankar movies back to back. The heavily used out theme of hero getting destroyed by mighty villains and then taking revenge on each one of them is getting repeated here. I am not entirely against using …




Maari 2

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Let me begin by saying that I wasn’t a big fan of Maari in the first place. And I wasn’t really against the idea of a sequel to that movie. And the reason was that the character of Maari who has this comical angle gives it a peculiarity if used in a solid enough script …




2.0

Aswin Bharadwaj S

I don’t know whether Shankar’s 2.0 is a disappointing film or not. Because I belong to that category that wasn’t impressed by the trailer and yet believed that we may get something better when the movie hits the big screen. Sadly that’s not the case here. The trailer in many ways is an exact representation …