Archive for January, 2016

Jan 31 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

There was a time when Tamil cinema used to rely on simple-sounding diseases, all of which caused the sufferers to cough up blood. But our story-tellers are coming up with new diseases for their protagonists and there seems to be good research going into the presentation of these ailments. Naan Sigappu Manithan saw its hero suffer from narcolepsy, […]

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Jan 28 2016

Bangalore Naatkal Trailer

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

I really consider Bangalore Days to be a modern classic. The solid screenplay, the sensitivity with the relationships were handled, the near-perfect balance of humor and sentiments, the uniformly good cast who shared great chemistry and the strong technical team made for a great movie. Considering the bad track record of Tamil cinema when it comes to […]

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Jan 26 2016

Thanga Magan

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Though Velaiyilla Pattadhari did most things well, one of its most-lauded aspects was its portrayal of rhe family dynamics in its hero’s family. Though the affectionate mother/strict father scenario has been done to death, VIP made it seem fresh with a combination of sharp, humor-tinged dialogs, a good balance between sentimentality and melodrama and nuanced […]

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Jan 24 2016

Happy New Year

Published by under Family,Misc

I guess I could add a ‘belated’ to the title of the post but considering we are still in January, the greeting doesn’t seem too delayed. I’m planning – or rather, hoping? – to start writing again after that rather long break. The break itself was unplanned and even after I accepted it as a […]

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