Archive for May, 2016

May 25 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Pencil, a murder mystery set in high school, starts off with a rather bloody murder as a XII standard student Nitin(Shariq Hasan) is stabbed in the neck with a pencil. Along with some slightly unsettling opening credits, it sets the stage for an engrossing whodunit in the unusual setting of a school. But the moment T.P Gajendran […]

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May 19 2016

JJ Is Back

Published by under Misc,Politics

After a suspense filled election, JJ is back in the CM’s seat with a rather convincing victory. I always thought the DMK would win the election for a simple reason – the anti-incumbency factor. Yes, there were a few other things. There were rumors about JJ’s failing health. There were grumblings about JJ’s rule, seen […]

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May 15 2016

The Steel Kiss

Published by under Books

  Its been a while since I read a book and I recently picked up The Steel Kiss by the ever-dependent Jeffery Deaver. I didn’t read Deaver’s previous novel Solitude Creek since it featured Kathryn Dance, who I didn’t find very interesting in her previous two novels. But Lincoln Rhyme has rarely disappointed and so […]

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May 11 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Every time I see a film headlined by Sasikumar, there is a twinge of sadness at him completely abandoning direction after that sensational debut with Subramaniapuram and the less impressive but still effective Eesan. His films as hero, barring Thaarai Thappattai, have not displayed any of the unique qualities of his directorial efforts and have been formulaic […]

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May 08 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Tamil cinema had been making horror movies for a while, even if not frequently, but it wasn’t until Sivi and Yaavarum Nalam that the films moved beyond bad makeup and exploitative cliches to be called legitimate entries in the genre. It didn’t take long for our directors to tackle the sub-genre of horror-comedy but it took a […]

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May 05 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

In one of my previous posts about promising actors jumping on the masala bandwagon and not looking back after that, I pointed at Suriya as one of the biggest examples of actors doing this and accused his brother Karthi of following in his unfortunate footsteps. After all, Karthi dazzled us all with his debut Paruthiveeran […]

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May 01 2016

Kabali Teaser

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After months of anticipation, we got our first serious look at Rajni’s next film Kabali yesterday night. It was certainly worth the breathless wait and whetted our appetites for the next steps on the way to the film’s release – the soundtrack and the trailer. From the moment it was announced that Rajni was teaming up […]

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