Archive for March, 2015

Mar 30 2015

I Am Pilgrim

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Terry Hayes’ I Am Pilgrim is probably the longest thriller I’ve read(its not the longest book. Shantaram, which ran over 900 pages, still holds that distinction). But it definitely didn’t feel that long. Relentlessly paced with a very grand, Hollywood-ish plot, memorable characters and sharp dialogs, it is one of the best, most entertaining thrillers […]

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Mar 24 2015

Yennai Arindhaal

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

When our stars play cops, it is usually in masala films where the cop is a larger-than-life superhero. Ajith himself has played on one such character in the atrocious Anjaneya. But Gautham Menon, in films like Kaakka Kaakka and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, gave us a different kind of cop film – one where the cop is […]

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Mar 18 2015

Welcome Back Jo

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

So far, marriage has meant the of end of an actress’ career as heroine in Tamil cinema. Post-marriage our actresses have been relegated to akka/anni roles to our always young heroes or have turned to television to headline megaserials and reality shows. All our popular heroines like Meena, Simran, Rambha, Roja, etc. have followed this […]

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Mar 05 2015


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

When it became known that S.J.Suryah’s next film Isai was going to be based on the enmity between two film composers, one old and one young, the rumor mills immediately started churning. With Ilaiyaraja and A.R.Rahman dominating Tamil cinema music in the last few decades and the two being seen as rivals with ARR usurping […]

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Mar 03 2015

The Edge of Normal

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Most of the thrillers I read have strong protagonists pitted against some detestable bad guys. They are typically cops(Alex Cross in James Patterson’s books), detectives(Dave Gurney in the series by John Verdon) or army men(John Puller in one of the many series currently being penned by David Baldacci) and so their experience and skill set […]

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Mar 01 2015

O Kaadhal Kanmani Trailer

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

In Raavanan and Kadal, Mani Rathnam moved away from the style of film-making we’d associated with him based on his earlier movies. Topical stories were replaced with more universal themes, characters were painted with more shades of gray and the films themselves were less stylistic and darker. But he seems to be going back to […]

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