Archive for October, 2013

Oct 29 2013

Coming Soon – Arrambam

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

An event movie can be loosely defined as a movie that generates enormous hype owing to one or more of the following aspects – hero’s star power, director’s past work, the actor+director combination’s past history, the strength of the star cast and marketing(primarily the trailer). While we’ve had several ‘small’ movies to keep us entertained, […]

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Oct 27 2013

Gravity

Published by under English Cinema

Gravity is a gripping tale of survival of a woman stranded in outer space. Ryan Stone(Sandra Bullock) is on her first space mission and accompanying her is Matt Kowalski(George Clooney), a much more experienced astronaut. As they are on a spacewalk(Stone is repairing the Hubble telescope while Kowalski is trying to beat the record for […]

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Oct 22 2013

Great Basin National Park

Published by under Photography,Travel

Aside from the gorgeous scenery, the one given in any national park is the presence of crowds. Slow traffic on the popular roads and driving around to find parking at the famous spots are as much a part of the experience of visiting a national park as the sights we see there. Over the Labor […]

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Oct 15 2013

Naiyaandi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

After the charming and delightful romcom Kalavaani, director Sargunam surprised us with his sophomore effort Vaagai Sooda Vaa, a period film that also conveyed an important message. He returns to romcom territory for Naiyaandi, his third film and first with a big star like Dhanush. Unfortunately he is unable to recreate the charm of his […]

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Oct 14 2013

Flute Fusion 2.0

Published by under Family

Its that time of the year again, when this blog actually talks about Carnatic music! Regular readers probably remember that during last year’s Navarathiri/Golu festivities Kavya came up with the idea of playing Carnatic music on her western flute as a response to requests for her to sing. She translated the notes for vara veeNA… […]

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Oct 08 2013

Raja Rani

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

In Raja Rani, director Atlee, in his first film after working as an assistant with director Shankar, gives us three romcoms for the price of one as he tries to show us that love and life can exist even after going through a love failure. While everything falls into place perfectly for one of those […]

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Oct 02 2013

Onaayum Aattukuttiyum

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Though he has tried his hand at romance(Chithiram Pesudhadi),  drama(Nandhalala) and even a superhero movie(Mugamoodi), Mysskin’s unique filmmaking style seems most suited to dark thrillers, as he showed in films like Anjaadhe and Yudham Sei. He once again makes the point emphatically in his new thriller Onaayum Aattukuttiyum. Atmospheric and suspenseful, it is riveting from […]

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