Archive for July, 2014

Jul 31 2014

Velaiyilla Pattathari

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Aside from the serious roles(in films like Pudhupettai, Mayakkam Enna) that showcased his acting skills, Dhanush has found most success in playing easygoing, casual characters with a mild streak of heroism in films(like Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam) that adopted a similar narrative tone. He chooses another such character for his 25th film Velaiyilla Pattathari. He dominates the […]

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Jul 29 2014


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Most of director Vijay’s films have been remakes, either acknowledged(Kireedam, Poi Solla Porom) or not(Deiva Thirumagal), and even when he made original filmsĀ  like Madharasapattinam or Thalaivaa, he borrowed liberally from other, very famous movies. So, going by his resume, originality and subtlety are not traits one would associate with the director. But he surprises […]

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Jul 28 2014

Arima Nambi

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Thrillers in Tamil cinema are usually transformed into masala films thanks to unnecessary additions like comedy tracks, sentiments and romance. Even when done well(Vivek’s comedy track in Run comes to mind), they essentially act as speed-breakers to the momentum a film develops and make the film an entertaining masala film rather than a tense thriller. […]

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Jul 24 2014

Reviews Update

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Reviews for Kochadaiiyaan, Poovarasam Peepee, Manja Pai, Un Samayalaraiyil, Mundasupatti, Naan Than Bala and Vadacurry are now online at the reviews site.

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Jul 23 2014

India Trip 2014

Published by under Family,Photography,Travel

Long breaks on this blog are usually the result of one of two things – a vacation to India or writer’s block. Thankfully, it was the former that led to this 3 week-long break this time around. As the usual post-vacation blues descend on me, here is a quick summary of the trip. The highlight […]

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