Saturday, April 4, 2020

PETTARAP MASHUP: Benny Dayal & Andrea End the Decade With a...

"Ada get up and dance, it's a darn new chance, un kayil ellame irukkudhada," It was as if Benny Dayal was dancing to these...
Metro Maalai review

Metro Maalai: A Good Attempt That Doesn’t Quite Deliver

This review of Metro Maalai contains spoilers.  Metro Maalai tells an unspectacular tale (I mean that as a compliment) of two individuals, one of whom...

MILFF 2019: A Great Lineup Marred By Loud, Loud Music

"How can I perform at the Malaysian Independent Live Fusion Festival and not sing an indie song?" asks Shweta Mohan before she sings her...
Bigil review

Bigil Review: Enjoyable and Empowering But Doesn’t Live Up to its...

This Bigil review contains spoilers... Mersal, the previous collaboration between director, Atlee, and actor, Vijay, opened with a mystery. We see a number of...
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Review: An Epic Premise Let Down by...

It’s the 1800s. The Brits have long occupied, colonized and enslaved India. They’re arseholes who believe the world belongs at their feet because they’re...
Asuran review

Asuran Review: Vetrimaaran and Dhanush Deliver Another Riveting, Blood-Soaked Picture

Apart from Petta and for very different reasons, Asuran (The Demon) was my most anticipated Indian film of the year. What can I say? I’m...
Kaappaan

Kaappaan Review: Another Disappointing Affair For Suriya

This review contains spoilers... Kaappaan opens with Suriya planting bombs on a train before setting it off and jumping off right in the nick of...
Magamuni

Magamuni Review: Arya is Superb in an Interesting Slow-Burn Thriller

Santhakumar has a very interesting way of unravelling situations, one that keeps your gears spinning and eyes locked.
Saaho

Saaho Review: Prabhas is Sexy in a Messy, Incomprehensible and Unbelievably...

Between Saaho, 2.0 and Thugs of Hindostan, there’s an important lesson to be learned: No grandiose budget can replace a good screenplay. 
Super Deluxe review

Super Deluxe Review: A Ballsy, Creative and Thought-Provoking Tale [NETFLIX]

Despite starring one of the biggest stars in Tamil cinema, Vijay Sethupathi, this is not your standard affair, simplistic, morally black and white star vehicle.

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