Archive for February, 2011

Feb 24 2011

RIP – Malaysia Vasudevan

Published by under Tamil Cinema

Nowadays we have so many new singers that it has become virtually impossible to identify the singer when listening to a song. But when I was growing up, the Big Three were SPB, Yesudas and Malaysia Vasudevan and most songs were rendered by one of them. So the news that Malaysia Vasudevan has passed away […]

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Feb 16 2011

Thots on Nanban

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[Pic Courtesy Vijay Fan Club. It is obviously a fan-made copy-paste job on a 3 Idiots poster but I thought its been done well] Nanban, the now-titled remake of 3 Idiots, has finally started rolling. But the film hasn’t started out with a lot of positive buzz. Considering the usual buzz and hype whenever a […]

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Feb 14 2011

Payanam

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Recently, we’ve had several directors branch out from genres that that they were closely identified with. Even in this scenario, director Radha Mohan’s leap from family-friendly, sentimental fare like Mozhi and Abhiyum Naanum to action territory comes as a big surprise. The director handles the thriller portions effectively enough but is unable to keep out […]

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Feb 12 2011

Yudham Sei

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After a more personal and emotional tale in Nandhalala, director Mysskin returns to Anjaathey territory with his latest film Yudham Sei, a thriller. Shorn of distractions like romance and comedy and realistically capturing an interesting investigation, it is a focused and suspenseful police procedural. But the investigation itself is more involving than what lies at […]

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Feb 07 2011

Tamil Cinema 2010 – Bottom 9

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As in the last couple of years, the ‘Bottom list’ is comprised of the biggest disappointments rather than the absolute worst of the year. While the lack of trouble I had in picking out 10 favorite movies for the Top Ten list was a strong indicator of how good a year 2010 was for Tamil […]

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Feb 02 2011

Tamil Cinema 2010 – Top Ten

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10. Boss Engira Baskaran This was a true-blue romantic comedy that consistently entertained us by never letting things get serious. The comedy got a lot more weightage than the romance, which was also sweet, but it was clean and funny and blended well into the main track. 9. Madharasapattinam Another ambitious film, this made a […]

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