CHANDRAMUKHI (2005)

If you watch television, you couldn’t have missed Chandramukhi. It is considered to be one of the biggest hits of Rajnikanth and also the one that re-established him as the super star that he is now. I watched Chandramukhi quite a few times before but never liked it enough to write a review about it….

IRU MUGAN (2017)

It wasn’t all that long ago when during a discussion with my mother, who has this uncanny knack of watching films on the cable network, I most humbly asked her how she could tolerate watching a film with so many commercial breaks as is customary for even the most unpopular of films. She explained with…

KABALI (2016)

Kabali violently oscillates between being a roaring entertainer in the truest Rajni image and a hamming exhausting piece of overdone pseudo sentimental muck. The film’s fate was totally dependent on which of it, it was more and unfortunately it’s more of the later than the previous. I have to admit that I enjoyed Lingaa much…

24 (2016)

Science Fiction has been a genre in the rut in India since the inception of cinema. Films like Shree, Love Story 2050, and Action Replayy have taken it further down with their insipid and horrendous storytelling, tacky special effects and brain-cancer inducing performences. Thus the expectations are never high from Indian science fiction films. Thankfully,…

THERI (2016)

Theri has attained blockbuster status in south and has surpassed Akshay Kumar’s Airlift in foreign circuits. It has grabbed Akshay’s attention so much that he has initiated talks to acquire rights for its Hindi remake. The promos looked great from the beginning and the presence of Vijay ensures that it will never be a drab…

THANI ORUVAN (2015)

Last week I watched Kshanam which was an impressive watch until it failed towards the end. This week it was Thani Oruvan of which I was hearing great things for a long time. Let me start by saying this. Thani Oruvan is a film which builds up as a very cliché and over excited vigilante…

BÃHUBALI : THE BEGINNING(2015)

For a long long time no Indian film has impressed me the way Bãhubali did in terms of scale, grandeur, visuals and large scale wars. While films like Asoka, Jodha Akbar and S.S Rajamouli’s very own Magadheera got close to being epics but missed out primarily because of some unnecessary romantic overtones. The same though…

I(2015)

Carrying forward in his well known style, Shankar has created a grandiose epic of the highest order but with lesser heart than his previous outings like Hindustani, Robot, Shivaji: The Boss etc. The film is brimming with breathtaking visuals and almost non-stop drama which unfolds at a breakneck speed. This is one film which holds…

LINGAA(2014)

Rajnikant’s Lingaa has come in for some serious flack from the viewers and critics alike who have for once shun the man who is a god to the masses. First Kochadaiiyan and now Lingaa, 2014 has turned out to be the most forgettable year for Rajni in recent times. However after sitting through this film,…

THALAIVAA(2013)

The film opens in the year 1988 with the death of Mumbai’s King of Dharavi (Asia biggest slum) Varadarajan Mudaliar. Following his death, the rival groups go on a rampage and we are introduced to Anna (Satyaraj) who takes the job of protecting Varadarajan’s Dharavi in his own way. In doing so he is forced…

IRUVAR(1997)

Iruvar and is considered as one of the seminal epics of Mani Ratnam and after sitting through it, I know exactly why. I have always had a special place in my heart for political thrillers and this is one political thriller which is par excellence. Iruvar is rumored to be based on the rivalry and…

THUPPAKKI(2012)

A R Murugadoss returns with another run of the mill wholesome entertainer in Thuppakki. After the somewhat lukewarm 7 Aum Arivu, a lot depended on Thuppakki to strike gold for Murugadoss and he seems to  have left no stone unturned and roped in Vijay, the hit machine and the much talked about Vidyut Jamwal(Vishnu from…