Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review: A Colossal Train Wreck

Harvey Dent once said this – “The night is the darkest just before dawn.” This movie is about the darkest part. As far as summer blockbusters go, this was the biggest showdown of all.

Some 5 hours into the film, Batman, sitting in his Batwing, barks at Alfred, “What is Happening?”.. The reply over his comms is “How best to describe it?”.. Well, that should tell you about the film! The most iconic superhero slugfest is far from what was promised. Or, let me say, what most people expected from it.Continue reading “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review: A Colossal Train Wreck”

Video of the Week: What if Batman Was From Chennai

Chennai-Batman 2Put Chutney which claims to be all about “South Side Stories” unveiled their first offering earlier this week. Cheekily titled “What if Batman Was From Chennai”, this short film is exactly what the title claims-a quirky way of looking at the World in & around Batman assuming he was from Chennai. Based on a meme created by writer Balakumaran, this video is directed by Tushar Ramakrishnan. Featuring a host of actors, some of them popular in Chennai’s film, theatre and stand-up comedy circuits (including veteran Delhi Ganesh), this is one rib tickler of a video. No wonder that it has quickly gained popularity in the couple of days since it went online.Continue reading “Video of the Week: What if Batman Was From Chennai”

The greatest Superhero story ever told

There are some films which are just meant to be unapologetic mindless entertainers – Housefull 1&2, Priyadarshan Comedies, many of the Roger Moore/PierceBrosnan James bond films etc. Then there are some films which at least try to be smart – Kahaani, Khakee, KKG, Agent Vinod, Spiderman 1, Casino Royle etc. Then there are others which are layered, deep and the sub texts overweigh what is actually happening on screen – OLLO, Shanghai etc. Continue reading “The greatest Superhero story ever told”