Nil Battey Sannata Movie Review: A Tale of Desires and Boundaries

I have often wondered how much do we know about the lives of the people doing odd jobs all around us. Be it a driver, a maid servant, a watchman etc, do we know anything apart from their names in the first place? They are the ones who ensure that our lives go on unaffected in the best possible ways.  But do we care to know what their desires are? Or what they would like to do for the people in their family? Sometimes people tend to care a lot for their pets but end up ill-treating the people working for/with them, how is this justified in the first place? No one voluntarily takes up a job which comes with low self esteem, it’s a function of fate and one’s helplessness that sees one take up an assignment like this. So it’s amazing to see people from socially and economically downtrodden backgrounds managing to remain hopeful of a better future and work their way towards the same. Continue reading “Nil Battey Sannata Movie Review: A Tale of Desires and Boundaries”

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 before and its Tamil remake, but Karthik Subbaraj has the craft to pull this off and the way he pulls this off would have even made the Little Master smile!Continue reading “Jigarthanda: Six Red Herrings”

Jigarthanda Movie Review: Cold Revenge,Sweet Success

Five Star Films ‘Jigarthanda’ is clearly one of the most awaited Tamil films this year. The movie has been under production for some time and the expectations have grown manifold thanks to the individual successes of a lot of key people working in the movie, over the last year or two. Karthik Subbaraj set the bar high for himself with the very novel Pizza. Karunakaran and Bobby Simha, who like Karthik are products of the ‘Nalaya Iyakkunar’ (short film reality contest) ecosystem have done very well both together in ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and independently with ‘Yamirukka Bayamey’ and ‘Neram’ respectively. The promos and songs of Jigarthanda too were very unique and promising.Continue reading “Jigarthanda Movie Review: Cold Revenge,Sweet Success”

Jigarthanda: Trailer

Jigarthanda PosterKarthik Subbaraj shot to fame with his debut Tamil feature film, Pizza (2012). He is now ready with his second film, Jigarthanda which is produced by S.Kathiresan. Featuring Siddharth in the lead along with Lakshmi Menon, Bobby Simha, Guru Somasundaram, Prathap Pothen etc. While Bobby Simha did play the antagonist in Alphonse Putharen‘s bilingual film Neram (2013), that was a role which still had a bit of humour involved. Here in Jigarthanda he plays an out and out baddie, an interesting move. This also seems to be a departure of sorts for Siddharth who his more known for his lover-boy roles.Continue reading “Jigarthanda: Trailer”