Archive for October, 2010

Oct 26 2010

Drohi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Drohi blends two genres – the realistic, gritty genre that has gotten popular since Subramanyapuram and the ever-popular masala genre. While the setting, the violence and the nature of the crimes remind us of recent films in the former genre, the clear distinction between good and bad, the cinematic romances and the actions of the […]

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Oct 18 2010

Enthiran – Viewing 2.0

Published by under Tamil Cinema

With ticket prices having come down considerably from the first week’s highs, I finally saw Enthiran again yesterday. Felt exactly the same way about the film as I did after the first time. As I’ve mentioned before, the second viewing for films that we really liked the first time around, increases our appreciation for the […]

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Oct 13 2010

3rd Quarterly Report – Tamil Cinema 2010

Published by under Tamil Cinema

The first 2 quarters of 2010 were quite different when it came to Tamil cinema. While the first 3 months saw different genres being explored with success, the next three months were dominated by masala films. Thankfully, the 3rd quarter saw a return to form with some good cinema. A rather good indicator of good […]

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Oct 10 2010

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Kalavaani, Moscowin Kaveri, Irandu Mugam, Boss Engira Baskaran and Enthiran are now online @ the reviews site.

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Oct 07 2010

Frozen

Published by under English Cinema

The traditional horror movies with ghosts and zombies are still good for some scares and general creepiness. But real-life horror movies like Open Water(about a couple adrift in the ocean) and the direct-to-video The Canyon(about a couple lost in the Grand Canyon) provide a more intense, visceral experience since they feature more believable scenarios that […]

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Oct 03 2010

Enthiran – Full Review

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

A random sampling of films belonging to the sci-fi genre in Hollywood will make it clear that sci-fi films come in 2 flavors – the serious and the masala. With Rajni in front of the camera and Shankar behind it, its no surprise that Enthiran, Tamil cinema’s first step in the sci-fi genre, falls squarely […]

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Oct 01 2010

Enthiran

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

A random sampling of films belonging to the sci-fi genre in Hollywood will make it clear that sci-fi films come in 2 flavors – the serious and the masala. With Rajni in front of the camera and Shankar behind it, its no surprise that Enthiran, Tamil cinema’s first step in the sci-fi genre, falls squarely […]

16 responses so far