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Food Companion: Harish Kalyan

October 20, 2021

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Sundar C’s ‘Aranmanai 3’ (Sundar C, Arya, Raashi Khanna, Andrea Jeremiah) is a noisy horror-comedy put together with little effort or imagination

October 14, 2021

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Era Saravanan’s ‘Udanpirappe’ (Jyothika, Sasikumar, Samuthirakani) is a bland family drama where not a single moment hits hard

October 14, 2021

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Despite some flab and a vague ending, Vineeth Varaprasad’s ‘Lift’ (Kavin, Amritha) is a well-made horror thriller that’s more a procedural than a jump-scare machine

October 13, 2021

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My interview on Galatta (with a typically provocative headline :-) )

October 13, 2021

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#AskBR – Doctor

October 12, 2021

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In which I answer a few questions on an older film… or a new one… or talk about actors and directors… or take on a few YouTube comments… For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2021 Film Companion.

Nelson Dilipkumar’s entertaining ‘Doctor’ (Sivakarthikeyan, Priyanka Arul Mohan) is a true original, though it could have used a little more energy

October 9, 2021

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Interview: Mohan G (Draupathi, Rudra Thandavam)

October 8, 2021

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Mohan G’s ‘Rudra Thandavam’ (Richard Rishi, Gautham Menon) is a long, lethargic drama about drugs (and possibly a counter reaction to our Dalit filmmakers)

October 1, 2021

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Hiphop Tamizha Adhi’s underwhelming ‘Sivakumarin Sabadham’ takes a serious issue and tries to make an “entertainer” of it

September 30, 2021

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Jaikumar Sedhuraman’s ‘Sennai’ (Semmalar Annam, Bava Chelladurai) is a solid indie-Dalit film that uses a fable to make its points

September 27, 2021

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Arisil Moorthy’s scattered ‘Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum’ (Mithun Manickam, Ramya Pandian, Vani Bhojan) equates good intentions with good filmmaking

September 24, 2021

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Spoilers ahead… The title of the film is either a reference to the Rajinikanth song from Mullum Malarum (a famous Ilaiyaraaja hit) or it’s a statement: Whether one person or the other who rules us, nothing is going to change. The film is about three main characters: Kunnimuthu (Mithun Manickam), his wife Veerayi (Ramya Pandian) and a […]

My interview on Scribble Arts Studio

September 23, 2021

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Readers Write In #409: Yuvan-ai Pol Oruvan

September 21, 2021

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(by  Kailasham) Yuvan’s compositions, especially the background score, have gone to serve as the backbone for an impressive array of movies that released in the 2001-2011. These pieces burnished the names of the movies into the audience’s consciousness and contributed to building the image of the heroes in these pictures. Think what Thimiru, Sandakozhi and […]

Deepak Sundarrajan’s ‘Annabelle Sethupathi’ (Vijay Sethupathi, Taapsee Pannu) is a ghost-comedy that’s truly ghastly

September 17, 2021

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Ananda Krishnan’s ‘Kodiyil Oruvan’ (Vijay Antony, Aathmika) has a promising story that’s let down by a disastrous screenplay

September 17, 2021

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Spoilers ahead… Kodiyil Oruvan has a great story, and had it been made in the 80s it would have been called Oru Thayin Sabhatham (a film with that title was actually made back then by T Rajender). The story begins in a village where a bunch of politicians pick a woman to contest the panchayat elections. Their idea […]

Interview: Vijay Antony (‘Kodiyil Oruvan’)

September 15, 2021

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Interview: Vijay (A spoilery deep dive into the art of dramatising JJ’s life)

September 13, 2021

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Karthik Yogi’s ‘Dikkiloona’, with Santhanam, is a time-travel comedy/drama that really tests your patience

September 10, 2021

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Spoilers ahead… A time machine is the centerpiece of Dikkiloona, and it’s something that all of us have wished for. We could go back in time and fix things we wish we had done differently, whether it’s to do with family, relationships or work. This is a great concept and several great films have been made […]

Delhi Prasad Deenadayal’s okayish ‘Tughlaq Durbar’, with Vijay Sethupathi and Parthiban, has a great premise that needed an equally great screenplay to exploit its potential

September 10, 2021

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Spoilers ahead… Tughlaq Durbar has a great premise that reminded me of one of my favorite Jim Carrey comedies, Liar Liar. Carrey‘s Fletcher Reede is a shit-talking lawyer who does anything to win a case. One day, he’s reduced to a state where he cannot say anything but the truth. The test of the film is how he […]