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Interview: Lokesh Kanagaraj (a spoilery deep dive into the choices behind ‘Master’)

January 21, 2021

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Pulikuthi Pandi on SUN NXT, with Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon: A generic drama with a solid surprise

January 19, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/reviews/tamil-review/pulikkuthi-pandi-review-sun-nxt-a-generic-rural-drama-with-a-solid-surprise-vikram-prabhu-lakshmi-menon-tamil-movies-baradwaj-rangan/ M Muthiah has a good head for plot, but his screenwriting is like what you’d find in a TV serial. Still, the last hour made me sit up. Spoilers ahead… “A film by M Muthiah” carries the same cachet as, say, “a film by Quentin Tarantino”. The two directors may exist at the opposite […]

#AskBR – Master

January 19, 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 ©2020 Film Companion.

Readers Write In #326: Thoughts on Master

January 17, 2021

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(by S Masthan Reddy) #MasterFilm – Decided to go to this movie in theaters after they said only 50% occupancy is allowed and booked for the fourth day. Into the movie with calm ambiance, not usual for Vijay movie. The movie starts with an interesting reveal of a character, rather I would say intense. After […]

Bhoomi on Disney+ Hotstar: Jayam Ravi’s underwhelming drama reduces a serious issue to inept comedy

January 14, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/reviews/tamil-review/bhoomi-tamil-movie-review-disney-hotstar-jayam-ravi-underwhelming-drama-reduces-a-serious-issue-to-inept-comedy-nidhhi-agerwal-ronit-roy-baradwaj-rangan/ There’s a great idea, with echoes of the Swadeshi movement, that says farmers should be self-dependent. But if intentions were enough, every movie would be a masterpiece. Spoilers ahead… Bhoomi is Jayam Ravi’s 25th film, and it makes you think he is the nicest man in Kollywood. He just can’t seem to say no […]

Readers Write In #325: “Fan-made” Footnotes to the Master Review by Baradwaj Rangan on Film Companion

January 14, 2021

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(by H Prasanna) 1. Godard: Someone Tarantino stole from, including his production company’s name. Godard said he would like some money for that name. See Godard-isation (no. 11). 2. Hollywood “genre” thriller: Exciting 80s movies which we feel confused about now because of all the homages in Avengers. 3. the former: Trademark BR play on […]

Master, starring Vijay: Flaws and all, Lokesh Kanagaraj delivers a classy “mass” movie

January 13, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/reviews/tamil-review/master-movie-review-tamil-vijay-thalapathy-flaws-and-all-lokesh-kanagaraj-delivers-a-classy-mass-movie-vijay-sethupathi-baradwaj-rangan/ There’s one part of us waiting to see “A Lokesh Kanagaraj Film”. There’s another part of us waiting for “A Vijay Entertainer”. The film is a not-bad balance Spoilers ahead… Dear Lokesh Kanagaraj I am a fan. I love your Tarantino-esque approach to cinema, where you take a bit from this film and a […]

Vijay became a star exactly 25 years ago, with ‘Poove Unakkaga’

January 12, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/features/tamil-features/vijay-thalapathy-movies-vijay-became-a-star-25-years-ago-with-poove-unakkaga-vikraman/ From the perspective of pop-culture history, it’s fun to see a very “normal” Vijay, a young man looking for a job, a young man we see on the 18S bus, a young man who’s a “soft romantic hero”. The craze for Master is understandable. We haven’t been to the theatres in almost a year, […]

Interview: Mari Selvaraj, Santhosh Narayanan (Karnan)

January 12, 2021

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January 14, 9 am, ZEE TAMIZH

Readers Write In #324: Maara is effervescent enough, but the filmmakers should have retained Parvathy Thiruvoth as Paaru

January 11, 2021

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(by Alex John) We are witnessing an anomalous phenomenon. Maara, the remake of the 2015 Malayalam film Charlie is released on Amazon prime, and those who haven’t seen it must believe it, the film is, if only marginally, better than its original version! We all know how much remakes are hated, not just in our […]

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January 10, 2021

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Interview: Lokesh Kanagaraj (‘Master’)

January 10, 2021

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Interview: Jayam Ravi (Bhoomi)

January 8, 2021

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Maara on Amazon Prime Video: Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath are all charm in a good-hearted, if overlong, romance

January 8, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/reviews/tamil-review/maara-review-amazon-prime-video-madhavan-and-shraddha-srinath-are-all-charm-in-a-good-hearted-if-overlong-romance-baradwaj-rangan-tamil-movies/ The beauty of this fable, based on ‘Charlie’, is how much of a love story it is, and yet how it’s not really the love story of the “hero” and the “heroine”. Spoilers ahead… Maara is based on Charlie (2015), which Martin Prakkat directed and co-wrote with Unni R. The director, Dhilip Kumar (I […]

Interview: Dhilip Kumar (On adapting Charlie as Maara)

January 6, 2021

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Readers Write In #320: Contemplation of a Vijay fan

January 5, 2021

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(by Masthan Reddy S) On a New Year Day of 2021 sitting and watching Thuppaki movie in channel, just rewind my thought back how big Vijay has emerged in the last decade from being a young and energetic star to THALAPATHY of Tamil cinema. A star whose movie release is being anticipated by thousands in […]

‘Master’ is coming, but the pandemic isn’t going, so what do we do?

January 5, 2021

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/features/tamil-features/tamil-movies-master-eeswaran-theatres-covid-19-master-is-coming-but-the-pandemic-isnt-going-so-what-do-we-do-vijay-simbu-baradwaj-rangan/ Now that 100% occupancy has been ensured in theatres, let’s just be safe and responsible and leave the rest to the movie gods. When the announcement came that Tamil Nadu theatres would be open at 100% capacity to accommodate Master and Eeswaran, my jaw dropped. Really? What kind of message is being sent out? […]

Interview: R Madhavan (Maara)

January 4, 2021

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Happy 2021 from me… and FC South!

January 1, 2021

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Film Companion South Round Table – 2020

December 31, 2020

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