Archive for July, 2017

Jul 27 2017

Vikram Vedha

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Cops and gangsters have long been two of the most popular and dependable roles for our heroes to play because these roles offer an easy way to package all the necessary ingredients – heroism, action, romance, sentiments, comedy – needed for a well-rounded masala movie. You can pick any  of our leading stars and they will have […]

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Jul 24 2017

Ivan Thanthiran

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So far this year, the problems in TN’s college education system seem to be providing the most fodder for our filmmakers. After Bairavaa and Yeidhavan, Kannan’s Ivan Thanthiran also deals with the same subject. Shakthi(Gautham Karthik), who owns an electronics store, is also a ‘reverse engineer’ – he reverse engineers expensive gadgets and builds cheaper versions. […]

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Jul 20 2017

Maragadha Naanayam

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Recent horror comedies in Tamil cinema have tended to look alike with stock elements like a haunted mansion, ghostly apparitions making sudden appearances and a group of comedians evoking laughs by being frightened by the scary images. Maragadha Naanayam,  which mostly revolves around the search for the titular item, does things a bit differently and […]

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Jul 18 2017

Vanamagan

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Jayam Ravi seems to be at the forefront of the movement to make Tamil cinema tackle hitherto unexplored genres. His Miruthan was Tamil cinema’s first zombie movie and his upcoming Tik Tik Tik is apparently set in space. His Vanamagan brings Tarzan to Tamil cinema as he plays a tribal who calls the forest his home, […]

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Jul 12 2017

Bharathanatyam Arangetram

Published by under Family

Once again, the blog had a long break because of an India trip. Trips to India didn’t lead to a break in blog posts earlier. If anything, the blog used to temporarily become more relevant as I caught up on the latest movies in Chennai theaters and wrote the reviews. But the trips these days […]

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