Damaal Dumeel Movie Review : The Curious Case of ‘Intent Vs Implementation’

Damaal Dumeel

The film opens with a slow motion shot of a burning match-stick going down on a document of sorts, engulfing it in flames within seconds. Though the execution and framing of that shot make us sit up in anticipation, we … Continue reading

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Tenaliraman Movie Review: Vadivelu is Back!

Tenaliraman Poster

How do you outwit a pack of scheming thieves determined to rob you, into digging a god-damned thirty feet well in your backyard? How do you squeeze an elephant into a mud pot? How do you nonchalantly determine the mother-tongue of … Continue reading

Naan Sigappu Manithan (2014) Movie Review: Different and Dazzling First Half, with a Dull and Dark Second Half!

Naan Sigappu Manithan-New Poster

Spoilers ahead… Let me start by giving you a scenario.  X and Y are friends who have different aspirations in life.  X’s most valued possession and biggest dream of his life-time is ‘inadvertently’ destroyed by Y, for which X takes … Continue reading

Vadacurry: Trailer

Vadacurry-Jai and Swati Reddy

Saravana Rajan, a former associate of Venkat Prabhu made heads turn last year with the announcement of his debut feature film in Tamil- Vadacurry. Produced by Dayanidhi Azhagiri‘s Meeka Entertainment, the film brings back the Subramaniapuram pair of Jai and … Continue reading

Oru Kanniyum Moondru Kalavaanikalum Movie Review: Fresh and almost ‘Funtastic’


Destiny. A single word which can answer almost any random question thrown at you, especially if you are not in a position to answer it. What exactly is this ‘destiny’ or ‘fate’ as some choose to call it ? In … Continue reading

Maan Karate Movie Review: Smartly Packaged But with Clichés Galore

Maan Karate- Siva with Hansika

There are certain films which exude a completely wonderful sense of confidence on how it would turn out at the box office. Such films see a lot of merit in getting the ‘packaging’ completely right, regardless of how the content … Continue reading

Kochadaiiyaan: A Royal Salute for Choosing ‘The Road Less Traveled’

Kochadaiiyaan-Rajni's walk

“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”  quoted the famous English philosopher and physician, John Locke, almost three hundred and fifty years ago. How true it has turned … Continue reading

Cuckoo (2014) Movie Review: Cheap Imitations

Cuckoo-Dinesh and Malavika

Language : Tamil | Running Time : 150 Minutes | Director : Raju Murugan A blind couple, Thamizh(Dinesh) and Sudhanthirakodi(Malavika Nair) are in a church and when the power goes off, they start feeling each other up. The power comes … Continue reading

Inam: An Insider’s Perspective


You might not know me. I am just like you. I am one among you. I even speak your language. Just that, like some of your friends,  I was born in a different place! You can call me by any … Continue reading