More of Mani’s Magic than Drama, But Delightfully So: Thoughts on O Kadhal Kanmani

Spoilers ahead… In a brilliant celluloid moment, that is drenched in unapologetic candor, squeezed for candid hormonal truths with a quirk nonchalance and hung to dry with a poignant touch, the lively and ambitious Tara finds herself stranded in the suburban lanes of Ahmedabad, after missing her train back to Mumbai, with the hot, metrosexual and…

O Kadhal Kanmani Movie Review: More than OK!

Two disclosures are necessary before I begin this discussion. I am a huge Mani Ratnam fan, one of the few who were heartbroken with Kadal. And the second is this discussion is full of spoilers. Mani’s last major commercial success was 15 years back with Alaipayuthey. (Incidentally it came after 2 back to back commercial…

Two Crafty “Suhaag Raat” Scenes

The wedding night or the suhaag raat still has a lot of significance in Indian culture. The conservative Indian society still banishes pre-marital sex and thus the wedding night is supposed to be the first time the bride and the groom make their relationship sexual, with the acceptance of the society. Indian cinema has used…

Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam: Trailer

Actor-director R.Parthiepan is known for his attempts at making experimental Tamil films within the commercial space. While his previous film as a director, Vithagan (2011) was an out an out action film, he returns with an innovative film now, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (Story,screenplay,dialogues,direction). Reportedly the film doesn’t have a conventional story structure and it…