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Rahul Sankrityan’s reincarnation drama ‘Shyam Singha Roy’, on Netflix, begins shakily but finds its footing in the second half

January 27, 2022

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Darbuka Siva’s ‘Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee’, on ZEE5, is a pleasant but predictable school-time drama

January 21, 2022

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Rahul Sadasivan’s impressive ‘Bhoothakaalam’, on SonyLIV, has Revathi and Shane Nigam playing mind games on us

January 21, 2022

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Halitha Shameem and Richard Anthony’s films are the best in ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha’, on Amazon Prime

January 14, 2022

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Interview: Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem and others (on their Amazon anthology ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyadha’)

January 10, 2022

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Readers Write In #433: Retro Movie Review: Hum Tum (2004)

January 3, 2022

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Retro Movie Review: Hum Tum (2004) By R. Kailasham ‘Was a long and dark DecemberFrom the rooftops I rememberThere was snow, white snow’Violet Hill, Coldplay Winter is delayed for the folks of Pittsburgh. I had traveled up the Duquesne Incline to see the city from an elevated vantage on New Years’ eve. The new year […]

Aanand L Rai’s ‘Atrangi Re’ (Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan) is a wonderfully prickly love story that literalises the phrase “madly in love”

December 29, 2021

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Readers Write In #432: ‘Minnal Murali: Film Review’

December 27, 2021

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(by Sundar) Minnal Murali, directed by Basil Joseph, picks up where most superhero films typically end. The writers (Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew) repeatedly up the ante for you to an extent that you go through an unjustifiable feeling of being let down in the climax. Basically, you keep longing for more. And that marks […]

Basil Joseph’s ‘Minnal Murali’ (Tovino Thomas, Guru Somasundaram) is an inspired “local” and drama-laden superhero movie

December 26, 2021

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Sarjun KM’s ‘Blood Money’ (Priya Bhavani Shankar, Kishore) is a watchable drama that could have used better writing

December 24, 2021

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Vasanth’s ‘Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum’ (Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli) is a deeply moving dissection of three women across three time periods

November 26, 2021

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Karthik Swaminathan’s ‘Mugizh’ (Vijay Sethupathi, Regina Cassandra) is an impressively written and made drama about a family facing a loss

November 15, 2021

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Ponram’s ‘MGR Magan’ (Sasikumar, Mirnalini Ravi, Sathyaraj) is a mess of a family drama/comedy

November 5, 2021

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Readers Write In #421: What we do in the Shadows – A very funny and clever show you are most probably not watching right now but should be

November 3, 2021

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(by Gnanaozhi) Was as always surfing the utterly bureaucratic dystopian menu of the clusterfuck that is Disney Hotstar figuring out what is going to be my next fix. And no, I am not kidding when I say Disney hotstar has the WORST UI, search tool of all OTT apps in the country. Don’t believe me? […]

TJ Gnanavel’s ‘Jai Bhim’ (Surya, Manikandan, Lijomol Jose) is yet another drama that assumes good intentions plus a tragic real-life story is automatically good cinema

November 1, 2021

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Prabhu Jeyaram’s ‘Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam’ is an ambitious venture with an interesting structure, but the writing needed to be more focused and less messagey

October 29, 2021

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Sekhar Kammula’s ‘Love Story’ (Naga Chaitanya, Sai Pallavi) is watchable, but the issues it takes up needed much more depth

October 28, 2021

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Readers Write In #416: Bullet Point Report – Sardar Udham

October 23, 2021

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(by Macaulay Perapulla) Long before Baradwaj Rangan became the film critic de rigeur of the average Indian cinephile, he mastered the rare art of writing delightful reviews that were couched in the most mundane typographical devices: Bullet Points. Back in his Indian Express days, when BR’s writings were the purist Rayar Mess for the Chennai […]

Readers Write In #415: O J Simpson and the Other Fake News Factory

October 22, 2021

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(by Madan Mohan) I heard a lot about The People v/s O J Simpson when it came out.  But somehow, I never got around to watching it even though the crime beat has always interested me as someone who was a Hercule Poirot fan in school.  But perhaps it was for the better that I watched it now.  Because the […]

In the entertaining ‘Bhramam’ (Prithviraj, Mamta Mohandas), Ravi K Chandran and his super cast redo ‘Andhadhun’ in a pacier, more ‘commercial’ manner

October 7, 2021

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