Azaad(1955): Fun and Frolic with Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar is one of the greatest actors  the world has ever seen, there is no doubt about it.  There is a perception among younger audiences that Dilip Saab could only do tragic roles, but as a thespian, he has proved his mettle in all kind of characters. In Azaad we get to see his comic and fun side.

Azaad is a remake of Tamil film Maalaikallan (Thief of Hills), this was the first big hit of MGR and the screenplay for which was written by none other than Karunanidhi.  Dilip Kumar was undergoing counselling when he was approached by S M Naidu to play this role and he took this up as a challenge.Continue reading “Azaad(1955): Fun and Frolic with Dilip Kumar”

Kaashmora and Kodi: The Kollywood Diwali

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”

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?”

Arrambam (2013):Too Simple Baby….

Language : Tamil | Running Time : 157 Minutes | Director : Vishnuvardhan

ArrambamWhat’s Diwali without a movie involving a big star releasing in India? In Tamil cinema, we have the big Diwali release, Arrambam, starring Ajith KumarAryaNayantara and a few other big names. One of the scenes in the movie has Ajith Kumar riding a Ducati, make and model beyond my limited knowledge. It is a scene which incurs the most whistles and claps in the theater. It is their star’s vehicle. In another scene, Ajith is steering a speedboat.Continue reading “Arrambam (2013):Too Simple Baby….”

Arrambam Movie Review: Thala Ajith’s Diwali Treat Which Works Partially

ArrambamBilla (2007) was a turning point in the career of Ajith, the leading man, Vishnuvardhan the director and Nayantara the heroine of the film. Billa was a remake of the Rajnikanth starrer of the same name, which in turn was a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don (1978). Continue reading “Arrambam Movie Review: Thala Ajith’s Diwali Treat Which Works Partially”

Arrambam: Trailer

ArrambamThat Ajith‘s forthcoming film Arrambam (the beginning) is one of the most awaited Tamil movies is known to everyone following Tamil Cinema. Initially untitled for a long time the title was revealed some time ago, followed by the teaser and as expected there was a lot of debate on how good  or bad the title and teaser are etc.Continue reading “Arrambam: Trailer”

Neethane En Ponvasantham Movie Review- Wasted Opportunity

Neethane En Ponvastham Movie PosterProduced by Photon Kathaas and RS Infotainment, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, Neethane En Ponvasantham is a love story (or as the director cleverly puts it across – moments from Varun-Nithya’s love story). With excellent acting, fantastic music, pleasing-on-the-eye cinematography, Neethane En Ponvasantham is a great case study of sum being lesser than the parts. Continue reading “Neethane En Ponvasantham Movie Review- Wasted Opportunity”

ROFL Saturday-Mehmood's Best Comedy Scenes

Whenever Hindi Cinema viewers read Mehmood in credits of film, rest assured they will smile even before Mehmood appears. Once upon a time the success of a movie was assured if Mehmood was in the film.Mehmood rose to prominence with roles in film like Love In Tokyo,Bhoot Bangla,Padosan to name a few.Continue reading “ROFL Saturday-Mehmood's Best Comedy Scenes”