Archive for January, 2014

Jan 30 2014

Tamil Cinema 2013 – Bottom 10

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Since we are almost a month into 2014 with 2 bonafide big movies already released, it seems a bit late to talk about 2013 movies now! But the year-end wrap-ups have been a consistent, annual feature on the review site and so I thought I’d do at least the Top and Bottom 10 lists. To […]

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Jan 29 2014

Reviews Update

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Reviews for Pizza II: Villa, Irandaam Ulagam, Kalyaana Samayal Saadham, Ivan Vera Maathiri, Biriyani, Endrendrum Punnagai, Vidiyum Munn, Veeram and Jilla are now available on the reviews site. This completes the roster of 2013 reviews for now. The list isn’t quite complete since there are a few films I saw but didn’t find the time […]

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Jan 27 2014

Vidiyum Munn

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Good thrillers are usually constructed from multiple  action sequences and/or strong stories that incorporate twists and turns and involve several characters(as in the case of whodunits). Vidiyum Munn is a thriller that banks on characterization and atmosphere rather than a complex story or action. The strong protagonists, dark setting and colorful characters are used to generate […]

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Jan 22 2014


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At a time when the audience had resigned itself to Vijay appearing solely in cookie-cutter mass masala films, the actor surprised us by taking on films like Nanban and Thuppaakki that didn’t adhere to the formula of his previous films. He returns to mass masala territory in his latest film Jilla, which also sees him […]

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Jan 20 2014

Drishyam (Malayalam)

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Thrillers usually bank on chases and stunt sequences to get our adrenaline flowing. Without a single such action sequence, director Jeetu Joseph  still crafts a first-rate thriller in Drishyam, a film about a man’s attempts to save his family. Brilliant and original, the film ranks as one of the finest thrillers and reinforces the fact […]

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Jan 16 2014

Endrendrum Punnagai

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Endrendrum Punnagai is an urban romcom, a genre that has recently become more popular in Tamil cinema with more films reflective of the city youth’s outlook on life and attitude towards love. Though this film also succumbs to the recent trend of showing guys bonding over jokes and drinks, it displays maturity and subtlety once […]

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Jan 15 2014


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Got back a few days ago after a short trip to India. That was the reason behind this recent spell of inactivity on the blog. Though I have kicked off reviews of 2014 films with this post, there are still a few movies from 2013 that I have to catch up on/review. So the usual […]

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