Archive for December, 2010

Dec 22 2010

Coming Soon – Manmadhan Ambu

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

2010 has been a star-studded year for Tamil cinema with almost every major star having a release. So it seems fitting that the year is coming to a close with a release from our 2nd biggest star. Kamal’s  Manmadhan Ambu hits theaters tomorrow and considering the team that’s giving us the film, there’s a good […]

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Dec 21 2010

Chikku Bukku

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

With one romance that develops during a road trip and another that is set in the 80s, Chikku Bukku has two romances that aren’t exactly the kind we usually see in Tamil cinema. So its sad that it is unable to to make either of them particularly memorable. Dull and uninvolving, it puts the brakes […]

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Dec 20 2010

Ayyanaar

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Director Raja Mithran’s intentions aren’t really at fault in Ayyanaar since he wants to present a masala film in a slightly different manner. But his execution messes up his intentions. So the regular revenge flick ends up being neither different nor entertaining. Ayyanaar opens with Prabha(Aadhi) burying his dead younger brother Saravanan(Vishnu Priyan) and hiding […]

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Dec 16 2010

Kanimozhi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Actor Murali starred in a string of movies where he silently pined for the heroine without actually opening his heart to her. Director Sripathy resurrects the character and the story in Kanimozhi. It has some good ideas, a likeable protagonist, supporting characters we can connect with and an engaging script. But the poor screenplay prevents […]

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Dec 15 2010

Mandhira Punnagai

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Considering increasing number of director-turned-actors recently in Tamil cinema, Karu. Pazhaniappa turning hero in his own film is not a big surprise. But the genre of the film definitely is. Though he has made feel-good, clean family films like Parthiban Kanavu and Pirivom Sandhippom, he picks a more serious, mature and darker story for his […]

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Dec 08 2010

The Millennium Trilogy

Published by under Books,English Cinema

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy took the world by storm last year. I actually saw the movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo first after hearing the buzz about it. Intrigued by the characters and curious about the direction in which they would be taken, I ended up reading the next two books, The […]

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Dec 06 2010

Ratha Charitharam

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Ram Gopal Varma, who has dabbled in almost every genre, tells us about a violent chapter in Telugu politics in Ratha Charitharam, the second of his 2-part series (only the second part has been released in Tamil though. The first part, released in Hindi and Telugu, is recapped by Gautham Menon). While the political background […]

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Dec 01 2010

Nandhalala

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Mysskin’s previous film Anjaathey wasn’t a very commercial movie and so it was surprising to hear the director complain about the commercial concessions he had to make in the movie. But seeing his latest film Nandhalala, one understands exactly what he meant. Moving, different and honest, his distinctive narrative style and the strong characterization transform […]

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