Archive for August, 2009

Aug 31 2009

Suriya – At the Crossroads

Published by under Tamil Cinema

The following lines in Aadhavan‘s Damakku Damakku… Ellorukkum Jeyikkira Kaalam Varum Pul Kooda Thaan Boomiyai PiLandhu Varum Un Paadhaiyil Aayiram Thiruppam Varum Nillaamale Odidu Ilakku Varum sound as they though were penned just for Suriya. From playing second fiddle in Vijay films, the actor has grown tremendously and is now a bonafide star who has […]

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Aug 29 2009

Reviews Update

Published by under Uncategorized

Reviews for Vaalmiki, Anthony Yaar, Malai Malai, Pokkisham and Kandhaswamy are available on the reviews site.

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Aug 26 2009

Pokkisham

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

After an unsuccessful attempt at returning to the ‘message movie’ with the self-indulgent and preachy Maayakkannaadi, Pokkisham sees Cheran going back to romance, the genre that has given him his biggest success so far in Autograph. While it isn’t as realistic as Autograph or as emotional as Thavamaai Thavamirundhu, it is a solid, effective romance […]

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Aug 24 2009

Kandhaswamy

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Before its release, Kandhaswamy proved that hype could be manufactured with a big budget and clever marketing. Considering that it had a hero whose last film was a flop and a director who had no blockbusters to his credit, the film’s hype far exceeded what one would normally expect from a collaboration of those two. […]

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Aug 20 2009

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Achamundu Achamundu, Vedigundu Murugesan, Aindhaam Padai, Modhi Vilaiyaadu and Malaiyan are available on the reviews site. I took this move to a new site as an opportunity to look at the reviews site in more detail and its obvious that it needs a lot of work. As the first minor update, the defunct […]

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Aug 19 2009

Kanden Kaadhalai Audio & Trailer

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

Rahul Nambiar imbues the catchy Kaatru Pudhidhaai… with the right kind of energy for a song that is about seeing things in a new light. With its slow tune, sparse orchestration and choice of lyrics(filled with Vairamuthu’s trademark pairings), Naan Mozhi… could well have been this year’s Kaatrin Mozhi… but Suresh Wadkar’s nasal voice and […]

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Aug 18 2009

Kaminey / Agyaat

Published by under Hindi Cinema

Kaminey Kaminey has the age-old theme of twins being separated when young and being mistaken for one another when grown-up but tackles it with freshness and verve. The twins are Charlie, a small-time crook, and Guddu, an NGO worker. Charlie comes into possession of a guitar with cocaine stashed inside while Guddu is in love […]

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Aug 17 2009

Coming Soon – Kandhasamy

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

Though we’ve had occasional bright spots like Pasanga and Nadodigal, the overall scenario in Tamil cinema has been pretty gloomy the last couple of months with the bad movies far outnumbering the good ones. Even more disappointing than the lack of good cinema has been the lack of what I like to call ‘event movies’ […]

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Aug 17 2009

A New Place

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In the past few years of blogsurfing, I’ve noticed that there are three things that have made even the most zealous bloggers become irregular in their blogging – marriage, having a child and getting their own website. I started blogging only after the first two events in that list but now its time to test […]

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