Archive for March, 2013

Mar 28 2013

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Onbathula Guru, Sundaattam, Paradesi, Vathikuchi and Karuppampatti are now online at the reviews site.

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Mar 25 2013


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

While director Murugadoss’ first production Engeyum Eppodhum was a romantic drama that featured two romances, he has chosen an action subject for his second production Vathikuchi. The suspense generated by the film’s narrative structure helps it start burning brightly but the weak final back story and the out-of-place heroism dampen the fire in the second […]

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Mar 21 2013

Special 26 / Race 2

Published by under Hindi Cinema

Special 26 A heist movie is typically divided into three sections – the planning, the execution and what can be termed the post-heist happenings. Each of these parts holds its own charm. The planning takes us into the minds of the gang members and gives us details about the plot; the execution brings on suspense […]

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Mar 19 2013


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

In his films, Bala usually shines the spotlight on characters who undergo extreme suffering and depicts what they go through with an unflinchingly bleak tone. For Paradesi, he selects a true story that fits this film-making style, basing it on Eriyum Panikadu, the Tamil translation of the novel Red Tea, which details the author’s experiences […]

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Mar 14 2013

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Alex Pandian, Samar, Vishwaroopam, Kadal, David, Vanayudham, Sillunu Oru Sandhippu, Haridas and Aadhi Bhagavan are now online at the reviews site. 2 1/2 months into 2013, there has been only 1 film that can be termed ‘very good’ but we’ve had 2 movies that are guaranteed a spot in the year’s Bottom 10 […]

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Mar 11 2013


Published by under Food

Its been a long time since I wrote about food on this blog. While the frequency of eating out hasn’t reduced, there hasn’t been a restaurant or eating experience exceptional enough to drive me to write about it. But that situation has recently been corrected with a trip to Avatars in Sausalito. I knew even […]

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Mar 04 2013

Aadhi Bhagavan

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

In all his three films Mounam Pesiyathey, Raam and Paruthi Veeran, director Ameer combined rawness and honesty with strong characterization, elevating the movies above their familiar storylines. After almost 6 years, during which time he turned hero in Yogi and appeared in an item number in Yudham Sei, he returns to direction with Aadhi Bhagavan, […]

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