Have you ever aspired for something that excited you a lot and despaired of later when you realized it’s out of your reach? For someone it could be a chance to study in that prestigious place overseas, for someone else it could be a dream automobile, for someone else it could be that wonderful villa and so on. But can you feel for and empathise with someone who’s ‘lofty’ aspiration could be something as simple (as we perceive) as owning a pair of sneakers or dining at a fancy restaurant? No I am not getting philosophical on a weekday, far from it. But after watching the much appreciated and feted Tamil film twice that’s now the toast of the Country, M.Manikandan’s Kaakka Muttai (Crow’s Egg), I am feeling an odd sense of happiness combined with anxiety, happiness at seeing such a lovely tale unfold on screen and anxiety on realizing how at times we just tend to ignore so many small things in life.Continue reading “Kaakka Muttai Movie Review: A Tamil Film that India Can be Proud Of”
Kaakka Muttai (Crow’s Egg) is a Tamil film film written, directed and filmed by M. Manikandan, a debutante. This film has won two national awards, for the Best Children’s film and for the Best Child Actors, at the 62nd National Film Awards.Continue reading “Kaakka Muttai: Trailer”
Blending two differing genres into a new storytelling twist, or what I like to call a ‘cocktail’ genre is something which has not been explored in South Indian cinema. A movie of this ‘cocktail’ genre typically impresses with the twist. By the twist, I don’t mean the usual plot twist that we have become so accustomed to. Its the art of telling a story, with a fresh perspective or in a hitherto overlooked angle. Regardless of whether or not such cocktail works receive uniform critical acclaim, they are—at the very least—fun for the masses, refreshing for the audience who are expecting the usual and most often go on to become crowd favorites. This week’s new release ‘Thirudan Police’ directed by newcomer Caarthick Raju falls under this category.Continue reading “Thirudan Police Movie Review: Fun Cop, Funnier Villain”
I had mixed feelings when my friends called me to watch Arun Kumar’s ‘Pannaiyarum Padminiyum’(PP). It was based on one of my favourite short films from the Nalaya Iyakkunar stable. It was one I had watched over and over again and felt very attached to on an emotional level as it touched a cute subject, had a racy script and was peppered with some of the finest acting the script could get. My worries when the feature film came around was, is this too much of a short film -> feature film wave? Is this wave turning to pure exploitation? Does this script even have enough potential to be developed into a full length movie? Thankfully the movie answers most of these questions in the affirmative.Continue reading “Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Movie Review: Slow and Steady Wins the Heart”
Arun Kumar who was part of the popular Nalaaya Iyakkunar series on Kalaignar T.V had made a short film called Pannaiyarum Padminiyum. He now is ready with his 1st feature film which is an adaptation of his own short film with the same title. Continue reading “Pannaiyarum Padminiyum: Trailer”
Debutant filmmaker Balakrishnan.K makes his foray into Tamil cinema with Rummy, touted to be a rural romantic thriller. Produced by K. Gurunathan,P. Ealappan,M. Dharmarajan and Balakrishnan K, the film has Vijay Sethupathi in the lead and giving him company is Inigo Prabhakaran along with Ishwarya Rajesh, Gayathrie Shankar and Soori. Written by Mona Palanisamy,the music is by D.Imman while C.Palanikumar is the DOP and Raja Mohammed is the editor.
Rummy is due for release shortly. Check out the trailer for now.