The Tamil Cinema Handbook: 2013

Presenting mini-reviews of all the prominent Tamil movies of 2013 – The best, the good, the bad and the ugly! (In chronological order): January: 1. Alex Pandian: The agony of having sat through this film can’t be described in words. Cold, callous, unbelievably boring, insanely dull and insensitive, this film is strictly for masochists! February:…

Ban the "Bans" this Independence Day

We take pride in brow beating every time saying we are the largest Democracy in the world.But when it comes to Democratic practices like Freedom of Speech, it seems this applies only to politicians and not the common Citizen. Remember last year when after the death of a Regional political party leader, the Police arrested two…

Vishwaroopam Movie Review: Much Ado Over Nothing

I cannot but begin reviewing the movie without clearing the obvious, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that can justify the umbrage and consequent banning of the movie in three states. Vishwaroopam, at its best, is a thriller that passes muster above the mediocre and would have been forgotten easily had it not been for the…