Diwali is the time for movies for people who are MadaboutMoviez like us. So this Sunday a few of us headed to the famous Aurora theatre in Matunga (Mumbai) to watch back to back shows of the 2 new Tamil releases, Kaashmora and Kodi.Continue reading “Kaashmora and Kodi: The Kollywood Diwali”
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Iraivi Movie Review: An Interesting Tale of Three (WO) MEN
At the very outset let me start by confessing that Karthik Subbaraj makes it difficult for critics when it comes to reviewing his films. I say difficult because he comes up with films for which it is tough to analyse things in detail as such and also avoiding serious spoilers as well. At the same time he packs in way too much into his films, that it is tough not to think, assimilate one’s thoughts and then come up with something that you feel is satisfactory enough for the film in question. With his third film, the well anticipated Iraivi now in theatres it’s also heartening to say that Karthik has managed to pull it off once again. He has come up with a film that once again carries his stamp of intelligent filmmaking and is completely different from his earlier works, Pizza and Jigarthanda. With Iraivi the focus is on just a few characters, 3 men and 3 women to be precise. It’s a story of multiple relationships, with nothing seen as simple and straight forward.Continue reading “Iraivi Movie Review: An Interesting Tale of Three (WO) MEN”
Theri Movie Review: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, There’s No Wonder that Vijay in Form is a Real Star
Of late Vijay, one of the most popular actors in Tamil Cinema has been seen working with a lot of young directors, balancing their films with those of senior directors like Shankar and A.R.Murugadoss. Of course not all the films with the younger lot of directors has worked, case in point being his last film, Chimbu Deven‘s Puli which couldn’t meet the huge expectations that it was facing, turning out to be a cold turkey eventually. When Theri, Vijay’s film with director Atlee was announced it didn’t really come as a surprise as such. Atlee who started off as an AD with Shankar, turned director himself with Raja Rani (2013), a film which had worked quite well commercially. With Theri the scale was being upped considerably, being a Vijay film after all and that too an action film, quite different from his previous film. With the promos being well received it was but natural that there was going to be a lot of hype and curiosity over the film. Theri’s success was important for both Vijay as well as Atlee. For Vijay it mattered because the success of Theri could make people forgive him for Puli and for Atlee because it could prove that the success of Raja Rani was no flash in the pan.Continue reading “Theri Movie Review: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, There’s No Wonder that Vijay in Form is a Real Star”
Maari Movie Review: The Swag Works, But Would That Alone Do?
There are some things that never change when it comes to films, Tamil Cinema being no exception. Every actor worth his salt and of course every rupee invested on him, and every single whistle devoted to him, would love to feature in an out an out masala, playing a larger than life character in his or her own way. This is part of the whole “I feel I have it in me to become the next superstar” drive in which a lot of actors get involved in, some are open about it while some do it a little clandestinely. Which is why even actors like Vikram, Suriya, Dhanush who are all known for their acting prowess, keep attempting mass movies, time after time, not succeeding every time of course. We also have directors who otherwise do films of a slightly different kind also attempting to make the transition with more ‘formulaic’ films. Mysskin tried it with Mugamoodi, Ameer tried it with Aadhi Bhagavan, Suseenthiran tried it with Rajapattai, none of these worked and they have gone back to making their kind of films again. But the quest for commercial success doesn’t stop, the yearning to be the darling of the masses never ends.Continue reading “Maari Movie Review: The Swag Works, But Would That Alone Do?”
Mundasupatti Movie Review: Brilliantly Funny and ‘Feel-Good’!
Once in a while a movie is announced which makes you pray that it doesn’t disappoint. You are so into it for various reasons that you badly want it to work. So when news came out that maverick producer C.V. Kumar is bankrolling the full-length version of the riotous short film ‘Mundasupatti’, beyond my obvious genuine excitement, deep down I was also filled with concerns of it turning into another case-study in my list of ‘ostentatiously’ padded out films. The movie was quite interestingly marketed for a small budget film with some significant social media buzz, and I was waiting to see whether it had captured the magic of the original. Well, thankfully, for the major part of the narrative, it has.Continue reading “Mundasupatti Movie Review: Brilliantly Funny and ‘Feel-Good’!”