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#QnA: Ponniyin Selvan – Part 1

October 5, 2022

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Mani Ratnam and his fantastic team beautifully capture the essence of Kalki’s characters in ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1’, which infuses a period story with a sense of lived-in reality… (continued from earlier post)

October 1, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… All the  actors are fantastic in this character-driven first part that perfectly sets the stage for the second installment, which can now hit the ground running. You can read the review here: https://www.galatta.com/tamil/movie/review/ponniyin-selvan-1/ And you can watch the video review here: Copyright ©2022 GALATTA.

Mani Ratnam and his fantastic team beautifully capture the essence of Kalki’s characters in ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1’, which infuses a period story with a sense of lived-in reality

September 30, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… All the  actors are fantastic in this character-driven first part that perfectly sets the stage for the second installment, which can now hit the ground running. Book adaptations are strange beasts, and in my opinion, the only way to truly enjoy a movie based on a book is to… forget the book. Now, […]

Interview: Mani Ratnam (Ponniyin Selvan)

September 29, 2022

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Interview: Dulquer Salmaan (Chup)

September 23, 2022

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Shree Karthick’s ‘Oke Oka Jeevitham’ / ‘Kanam’, with Sharwanand and Amala Akkineni, is a beautifully written time-travel drama

September 9, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…  The focus is on emotions, rather than on twists or frantic time machine adventures. But with this premise, I could have used a few more emotional highs. Shree Karthick’s time-travel drama is interestingly titled. In Telugu, it is called Oke Oka Jeevitham, which can be extrapolated to mean we have only one life, […]

Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva’, with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, has more spectacle than soul

September 8, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… You can see all the money they spent up there, on the big screen. But the film never rises above the “watchable” or “hmm… not bad” category. All fantasy movies are derivative, and Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is no different. From the Star Wars universe, we get a Luke Skywalker-Darth […]

Interview: Amala Akkineni (Kanam, Oke Oka Jeevitham)

September 5, 2022

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Readers Write In #482: To Sita Ramam, With Love

September 3, 2022

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By Aman Basha Celebrating the most wonderful and surprising film of 2022 “Inthandam daari mallinda, bhumipaike cherukunnada”. Goes the opening salvo of Sita Ramam’s first romantic song, wondering if such a beauty had lost its way, for how else could it be that she’s here today. That sentiment must have been universal with audiences watching […]

Puri Jagannadh’s ‘Liger’, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday, feels like a cruel joke on those who think “south films are better”

August 25, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… The film is like a bad 80s-90s Tamil or Telugu movie where a song or a comedy track would be randomly inserted, without any care about the overall emotional arc. There’s a terrific idea for a scene in the first half of Puri Jagannadh’s Liger. That title refers to the Vijay Deverakonda character, […]

Interview: Vijay Deverakonda (Liger)

August 21, 2022

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Interview: Aamir Khan (Laal Singh Chaddha)

August 8, 2022

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Hanu Raghavapudi’s Sita Ramam, with Dulquer Salmaan, is a gorgeous big-screen romance that could have used more edge, more depth

August 5, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… After a point, the non-stop beauty of the visuals – and the effort to write scenes that contain such beauty – begins to suffocate the romance. Dulquer Salmaan should get more films which have him in an unshaven, unkempt look. That’s one of the thoughts I had while watching Hanu Raghavapudi’s Sita Ramam. […]

Interview: Kamal Haasan (on the ’50th day of Vikram’ event organised by Galatta)

August 5, 2022

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A small milestone at Galatta Plus

August 4, 2022

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Interview: Adivi Sesh (Major)

July 19, 2022

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Sai Pallavi and Kaali Venkat are in top form in Gautham Ramachandran’s ‘Gargi’, a beautifully made drama about a woman’s fight for justice

July 14, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… This is creative teamwork of the finest kind – not just because it’s such a well-crafted film, but because it’s such an old and familiar story that WHAT is being told has to be supplemented with HOW it is being told. In Gautham Ramachandran’s Gargi, Sai Pallavi plays a teacher. In her first […]

Interview: Sai Pallavi (Gargi)

July 13, 2022

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Interview: Naga Chaitanya (Thank You)

July 11, 2022

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Interview: Kichcha Sudeep (Vikrant Rona)

July 4, 2022

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