Archive for August, 2012

Aug 30 2012

Coming Soon – Mugamoodi

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

2012 has seen Tamil cinema give us movies in many different genres with romcoms, psychological thrillers and period films all having been released so far this year. This Friday sees a film in an exciting genre that has seen very few entries – a superhero film. While the uniqueness of the genre alone would make […]

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Aug 29 2012

Attakathi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Attakathi tells a simple story and is populated with familiar characters. But its the way in which it tells the story that helps it stand out. Like Kalavaani, Attakathi also moves its story along with a humorous undertone. This helps it capture situations in unique fashion in the first half and keeps things interesting when […]

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Aug 27 2012

Premium Rush

Published by under English Cinema

What cycles lack in size and speed they make up for in agility and maneuverability, qualities that come in handy when riding on city streets. That is made very clear in Premium Rush, a film whose highlights are the numerous bike chases that happen on the busy New York streets. Its never tense or thrilling […]

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Aug 22 2012

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Naan Ee, Billa 2, Mirattal and Eppadi Manasukkul Vandhaai are now online at the reviews site.

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Aug 20 2012

Let The Devil Sleep

Published by under Books

After Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight, John Verdon became my new favorite author with his knack of creating absorbing, intriguing puzzles and unravelling them in logical yet surprising ways. But those characteristics are not in much evidence in his 3rd novel Let the Devil Sleep. The book’s central puzzle isn’t interesting […]

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Aug 16 2012

ARR 20

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

The phrase ‘dawn of a new era’ is thrown around rather carelessly these days as it is used to refer to anything new or different from the norm. But few, if any, will dispute that August 15, 1992 truly marked the beginning of a new era in Tamil film music. That was the day Manirathnam’s […]

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Aug 14 2012

Grandmaster (Malayalam)

Published by under Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam cinema has had some good crime thrillers over the years with their lack of a need to adhere to the masala formula helping them come up with some genuinely suspenseful films. Grandmaster is their latest contribution to the genre.┬áThe film observes the basic rules of the serial killer movie faithfully but makes the elements […]

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Aug 08 2012

Ishaqzaade (Hindi)

Published by under Hindi Cinema

Ishaqzaade is the latest movie to prove that even the most well-worn of stories can be presented in an interesting fashion on screen. Though it has a familiar story of star-crossed lovers facing hurdles in their romance because of their families, the film holds our attention because of the the way the romance is developed […]

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Aug 06 2012

Mirattal

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

With hits like Oru Kal Oru Kannaadi and Kalakalappu, comedy seems to be the flavor of the season with Santhanam, the most popular comedian. Those are the two things director Madhesh has banked on for Mirattal as he wrings comedy out of a story with a lot of potential for action and gives Santhanam a […]

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Aug 02 2012

22 Female Kottayam (Malayalam)

Published by under Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam cinema has had sort of a rejuvenation in recent times with a number of original, interesting films from young directors being recognized by viewers. 22 Female Kottayam, from Aashiq Abu, the director of Salt N’ Pepper, is one such film. With a strong female protagonist, interesting supporting characters and a bold ending, the film […]

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