Archive for November, 2011

Nov 28 2011

Mayakkam Enna

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

After tackling the very different socio-fantasy genre with Aayirathil Oruvan, Mayakkam Enna finds director Selvaraghavan back on familiar territory, tackling human emotions and complex relationships. The film takes an honest, uncompromising look at a relationship between a man and a woman as it traverses the route from complicated romance to stormy marriage. But like the […]

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Nov 27 2011

Negative Tide at Half Moon Bay

Published by under Family,Photography,Travel

With the Hawaii trip not far behind us, the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend was spent at home with shopping, movies and family get-togethers filling up the days. The only outing we did was a trip with the cousins to Half Moon Bay yesterday for negative tide day. There are apparently a few days in the year […]

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Nov 22 2011

U for Velayudham?

Published by under Tamil Cinema

When I wrote about parents taking their children to Tamil movies that were inappropriate for the little ones, I said the parents could not use lack of information about the movie as an excuse for their action. In this age of information, the director and/or actor’s past records, the film’s rating and reviews about the […]

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Nov 20 2011

Hawaii Trip

Published by under Photography,Travel

Being in California, Hawaii is the closest ‘exotic’ destination for me. We’ve been to Maui and Oahu a long time ago and last week, we crossed another destination off our must-visit list as we took a trip to the Big Island with the cousins. Our first stop after landing at the Kona airport was the […]

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Nov 07 2011

Rewind Review – Thevar Magan

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

On the occasion of Kamalhaasan’s birthday, a review of my 2nd favorite Kamal movie. Happy Birthday Kamal! The late 80s and early 90s represented arguably the best phase of Kamalhaasan’s long and distinguished career. The movies during this phase – Naayagan, Pushpak, Aboorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madana Kamarajan all happened during that time – were an […]

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Nov 03 2011


Published by under Hindi Cinema

During his relentless pre-release promotional blitz, Shah Rukh Khan left no stone unturned to ensure that Ra.One became the most-hyped, most-publicized, most-anticipated film in quite a few years. We were led to believe that the film would be a game-changing entry in the sci-fi genre with its slick presentation and world-class special effects. Ra.One meets […]

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Nov 01 2011


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Since the blow dealt by Suraa, Vijay has been teaming up with established directors(his next 3 films are with Shankar, Murugadoss and Gautham Menon) and selecting movies (like his previous outing Kaavalan and his next, Nanban) that fall outside his comfort zone of commercial mass masala. But Velayudham falls smack dab in the middle of […]

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