Archive for September, 2012

Sep 26 2012

Coming Soon – Thaandavam

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

While there have been films like Naan Ee and Attakathi that entertained us and tasted success without the presence of any big stars, the release of a biggie is still an exciting occasion for movie buffs. And Thaandavam, which is releasing this Friday, definitely qualifies as a biggie. While Vikram, Anushka, director Vijay and G.V.Prakash […]

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Sep 19 2012

Sundarapandian

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Its a little disappointing that after he gave us the exhilarating and trend-setting Subramaniapuram, director Sasikumar has spent more time in front of the camera than behind it (he directed only 1 other film Eesan but has been seen on screen in multiple films like Nadodigal, Poraali and the Malayalam film Masters). Sundarapandian, his latest […]

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Sep 17 2012

Ordinary (Malayalam)

Published by under Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam cinema has recently seen several new directors make exciting debuts as they banked on their own talent rather than the star power of the actors in their films. Sugeeth, who has made his debut with Ordinary, is another such promising director. While Ordinary isn’t as revolutionary or trend-setting as the films from some of […]

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Sep 11 2012

Neethaane En Ponvasantham Audio

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

As a longtime fan of Ilaiyaraja, I’ll admit to being a little scared when I read that he would be scoring the music for Neethaane En Ponvasantham. While he has had good albums like Dhoni and Nandhalala recently, the films he served as music director were almost always serious films that required mature soundtracks with […]

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Sep 09 2012

Joshua Tree National Park

Published by under Photography,Travel

Another long weekend, another National Park… Over the Labor Day weekend, we visited Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. While national parks usually raise visions of greenery and water with their plant life, lakes and waterfalls, Joshua Tree NP, which is spread over two deserts, offered a very different and unique experience. We entered […]

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Sep 06 2012

Mugamoodi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Director Mysskin has been very versatile with his films so far, tackling genres like romance, police thriller, emotional drama and psychological thriller. But whatever the genre, he has incorporated his own visual style that includes a sombre tone, unique camera angles and little exposition. He tackles yet another genre in Mugamoodi, giving Tamil cinema its […]

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