Archive for September, 2013

Sep 26 2013

Rewind Review – Ninaithaale Inikkum (1979)

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In the comments for the previous post, a couple of readers have named films that I have reviewed but didn’t move to the reviews site. But those haven’t made it to the site yet. So here it is, the official 1000th review of the site (thanks Ram for the suggestion). Though some comedies(like the evergreen […]

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Sep 25 2013

Mumbai Police (Malayalam)

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I’m of the firm opinion that Malayalam cinema gives us the best investigative thrillers. The absence of a compulsion to introduce unnecessary distractions and the willingness of the heroes to take on challenging roles has resulted in some fine thrillers(Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, The Truth are a couple that come to mind right away) over […]

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Sep 22 2013

Reviews Update

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After four months, I’ve updated the reviews site with all the movie reviews – both new and rewind reviews – from the blog here. The update included 12 reviews of new movies as well as 2 reviews of older movies. That’s 14 reviews in exactly 4 months(the previous update was on May 22) or about […]

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Sep 19 2013

Moodar Koodam

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Like Soodhu Kavvum, Moodar Koodam also falls in the category of films I like to call a “light” dark comedy. The story is built around a crime but its treatment isn’t always dark or downbeat and is handled with large doses of humor. Similarly, the film’s heroes aren’t the paragons of virtue our Tamil cinema […]

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Sep 11 2013

Varuthapadaadha Vaalibar Sangam

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Varuthapadaadha Vaalibar Sangam gives TV anchor-turned-actor Sivakarthikeyan another chance, this time without the sentiments or drama that invaded his earlier films Edhirneechal and Kedi Billa Killaadi Ranga,  to parade his comic talent. A simple, straightforward film that relies more on its dialogs than the screenplay to earn laughs, it works as a harmless albeit unmemorable […]

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Sep 09 2013

Kochadaiiyan Teaser

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After a long time with no news about Kochadaiiyaan, Soundarya prodded Rajni fans awake with the promise of a teaser to be unveiled on September 9. This time she kept her promise and the teaser was released yesterday. Unlike the full-blown euphoria that accompanied the trailers of films like Sivaji and Enthiran, the teaser has […]

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