Archive for October, 2014

Oct 27 2014

Kaththi

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Director Murugadoss has worked with many big stars in three languages and has always delivered slick masala films that accommodated their image while also being entertaining. While he has mostly employed cinematic storylines, he did tackle a serious, topical subject in his second film Ramanaa. He has done that again, this time with Vijay, in […]

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Oct 20 2014

Coming Soon – Kaththi, Poojai

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

Along with new clothes, sweets and fireworks, new movies are an integral part of Diwali. As has been the case the last few years, this Diwali too sees two big movies hitting screens. First is the Vijay-Murugadoss film Kaththi. Bringing back memories of Thalaivaa, Kaththi has been facing problems from a political party because of […]

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Oct 19 2014

Music Recital

Published by under Family

Kavya and Karthik learn flute and violin respectively from the same music teacher and their teacher organized a small recital for her all students last weekend. It was the first one of its kind held by the teacher and the kids decided to each play 2 pieces individually and then play 1 duet, Ode to […]

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Oct 14 2014

Bangalore Days (Malayalam)

Published by under Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam cinema has always been known for realistic dramas with strong characters and subtle emotions instead of high-flying action and visual style. But as in Tamil cinema, a new set of directors and actors has changed the movie landscape with fresh stories and new storytelling ideas. Anjali Menon announces loud and clear that she is […]

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Oct 13 2014

Mardaani

Published by under Hindi Cinema

Mardaani tackles the serious topic of the trafficking and forced prostitution of young girls and serves it up with large doses of the masala that is a familiar part of cop stories. But strong performances from the cast and restraint in presenting the masala ensure that the mix works well. Rani Mukherji stars as cop […]

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Oct 08 2014

Yaan

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Ravi K.Chandran’s body of work as a cinematographer is long and impressive with films like Kandukonden Kandukonden, Kannathil Muthamittaal, Aaydha Ezhuthu and Black dotting his resume. Unfortunately, the cinematography(by a different cinematographer) is the only aspect that stands out in his first film as director Yaan. With a feeble romance and an amateurish setting for […]

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Oct 06 2014

Madras

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

In his first film Attakathi, director Ranjith picked up a simple story of mistaken love and made it entertaining by narrating it with humor and surprising us with the characterization. He goes for something much more serious in his sophomore effort Madras. He once again tells a familiar story, this time in politics, but makes […]

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