Archive for October, 2015

Oct 28 2015

Paayum Puli

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Director Suseendran made Vishal play a regular guy in Pandiya Naadu, a guy who cowered in fear when threatened and ran instead of standing up to the bad guys when they chased him. It was the best part of the film and gave it the kind of suspense and tension we don’t usually get in […]

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Oct 27 2015


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Director Vishnuvardhan tackled the concept of the lives of a few random people becoming intertwined by fate in his Sarvam. His latest film Yatchan is also based on a similar concept but the number of diverse characters whose lives intersect is limited to two here. The two are Chinna(Arya) and Karthi(Kreshna). Chinna is a goon-for-hire […]

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Oct 22 2015

Kuttram Kadithal

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Kuttram Kadithal was adjudged the best Tamil film at the latest National awards before it was released. As with Kakka Muttai, this pre-release accolade gave it some needed and well-deserved publicity and hype that it may not have gotten otherwise. The film opens with some voices and noises in the background during the opening credits, […]

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Oct 21 2015

Manithan vs Nayakan

Published by under Tamil Cinema

Today was a rather busy day in the Twitterverse for fans of cinema. With the day being anointed as Back to the Future Day(since Oct 21 2015 was the date that Marty and Doc travelled to in Back to the Future II), there were a lot of interesting reads on the trilogy and the movie’s […]

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Oct 20 2015


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Among Tamil cinema comedians over the years, Goundamani is most probably the actor who enjoys the biggest and most loyal fan base. With a loud voice and a vocabulary built primarily out of insulting others, he developed a unique style that has helped many of his comedy tracks stand the test of time. Other comedians […]

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Oct 17 2015


Published by under Books

Notorious is the first novel in a new series by Allison Brennan. Its heroine Maxine Revere is passionate about solving cold cases to give a sense of closure to the victims’ families. She has been at it for a while before the events of this book and so┬áthere are lots of references to her past […]

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Oct 15 2015


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

One of the nicest things about films with new faces and a debutant director is the sense of unpredictability that they are able to generate. Unlike our big star vehicles where the characters are usually clearly demarcated as good and bad and stay on the same side of the line always, these smaller films paint […]

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Oct 13 2015

Thaakka Thaakka

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Whenever Jayam Ravi has gone through a rough patch, his brother Raja has pitched in to lift him up with a solid hit. It happened recently too as he made Thani Oruvan after Ravi delivered duds like Romeo Juliet and Sakalakalavallavan. Now we have another brother trying to give his brother’s career a much-needed boost. […]

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Oct 12 2015

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Published by under Hindi Cinema

Ever since the Pokkiri remake Wanted became a BO hit, Salman Khan has mostly appeared in unabashed masala films that gave him larger-than-life roles and delivered over-the-top action, light romance and goofy comedy. So the storyline of his latest film Bajrangi Bhaijaan – he goes into Pakistan to reunite a lost girl with her parents […]

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Oct 11 2015

RIP – Manorama

Published by under Tamil Cinema

We’ve had several popular male comedians in Tamil cinema over the years. In fact it would be tough to find a substantially long period when a single comedian held sway as we’ve always had multiple comedians tickling our funny bones in movies in different eras. But its a very different scenario with female comedians. As […]

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