Archive for June, 2014

Jun 30 2014

Mundasupatti

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

TV’s Naalaiya Iyakkunar has turned out to be quite a boon to Tamil cinema, giving a break to several directors with unique ideas and vision. Mundasupatti‘s director Ram is the latest director to make the jump from the TV show to the big screen as he has expanded his short film to a feature film. […]

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Jun 24 2014

Vadacurry

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

While the cameos of Venkat Prabhu and some of his cast regulars like Premgi Amaren and Mahat give us a hint about who Vadacurry‘s director Saravana Rajan apprenticed under, the movie’s genre and tone leave us with little doubt that he worked as an assistant to Venkat Prabhu. Venkat Prabhu’s influence is quite apparent in […]

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Jun 23 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Published by under English Cinema

Recently, Hollywood’s summer blockbusters seem to have only one objective – create worldwide havoc and destroy one or more big cities(the more recognizable landmarks, the better) in the process. Whether they were about superheroes(Man of Steel), monsters(Godzilla) or metal robots(Pacific Rim), the objective was the same and the storyline in these movies acted simply as […]

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Jun 17 2014

Naan Than Bala

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

From the late 90s, Vivek, Vadivelu and Santhanam have been Tamil cinema’s most popular comedians. Both Vadivelu and Santhanam have leveraged their popularity to act as heroes but Vivek, though senior to both of them, has made the jump to playing hero only now in Naan Than Bala. But unlike the others who chose comedies […]

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Jun 17 2014

The Skin Collector

Published by under Books

Paralyzed by an accident and able to move only his head and one of his fingers, Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme has to be one of the most unique protagonists in thriller novels. Analyzing evidence collected from crime scenes by his assistant and lover Amelia Sachs, he has stopped several ingenious criminals from wreaking havoc over […]

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Jun 12 2014

Un Samayalaraiyil

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Mature romances are rare in Tamil cinema with only the occasional Keladi Kanmani or Rhythm portraying love between older couples. From that perspective, Prakashraj’s Un Samayalaraiyil, which details the romance between a 45-year-old man and a 30-something woman, is a welcome addition to this short list. The performances and the way it is handled make […]

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Jun 10 2014

Poovarasam Peepee

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Earlier, children’s movies, aside from having young actors in leading roles, also seemed to be aimed at kids as they featured simple plots, over-acting kids and cliched adult characters. Films like Pasanga and more recently Goli Soda have changed the trend. Recognizing that kids live in an adults’ world, they gave the kids real-world problems […]

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Jun 08 2014

DIY Refrigerator Magnet

Published by under Travel

When I first started this blog, if you had asked me if there would be any posts here about art, the answer would’ve been an emphatic No. But this is the second post in a row that is going to be about art – more specifically, Do-It-Yourself projects. So yes, I’m as surprised as you […]

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Jun 03 2014

Dress-Up

Published by under Family

In 3rd grade in the kids’ elementary school, one of the projects is a speech the children have to give about a famous character. They also have to be ‘in character’ for the speech meaning they have to dress up as the character and also refer to him/her in first person. Karthik chose Isaac Newton […]

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