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O Kadhal Kanmani Movie Review: More than OK!

Two disclosures are necessary before I begin this discussion. I am a huge Mani Ratnam fan, one of the few who were heartbroken with Kadal. And the second is this discussion is full of spoilers. Mani’s last major commercial success was 15 years back with Alaipayuthey. (Incidentally it came after 2 back to back commercial…

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Mardaani Movie Review: The Art of Manliness

There is something romantic about a “has-been” filmmaker staging a comeback. It happened last week with R. Parthiepan in Tamil. And this week, after the regressive ‘Laaga Chunari Main Daag’ and the disastrous ‘Lafangey Parindey’, Pradeep Sarkar delivers the best Hindi film of the year (till date, at least). And in the process, he also…

Jigarthanda: Six Red Herrings

Moments after the final reveal begins (there is even a countdown before the final reveal!), Karthik Subbaraj shows us a few moments from  Chaplin’s “The Circus” and chooses to lay bare the reveal for discerning movie-goers. I could not help but smile at the clever audacity. The same concept was used in a Malayalam film…

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Pizza 3D Movie Review: Leftover

A guy called Karthik Subbaraj came out with an indie called Pizza in Tamil. Before the movie got released in 2012, the promotions were low key but intelligent. You could sense that it was a movie that will go beyond genres. And the movie delivered big time! It was spooky, suspenseful, thrilling and you cared…