Darbar (2020) Tamil Movie Review: All Style and No Substance

SUPERSTARS in cinema is a rare concept now, probably the only star in the world who has seen such a longevity in his career is Rajinikanth. Perhaps no other star in the entire cinematic history of the world has played the lead role and shouldered such big budgets beyond the age of 60. Continue reading “Darbar (2020) Tamil Movie Review: All Style and No Substance”

Movie Review: Ekk Deewana Tha

“Ekk Deewana Tha”-Review

More than 50% of the Indians are below 25 years of age. There was a time in Indian cinema when stories were made of a girl and a boy, falling in love, and society and families and religions etc. would not let them be together. This went on to develop into films of the 1990s and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaenge, Pardes kind of manipulated love stories came in. With the dawn of 21st century, cinema moved on with youngsters and characters started talking like the youth of this age. It was then, in those years, when even older actors stayed in their 20s on screen, or at-least pretended so and romanced younger heroines and tried to talk sense about love. But that doesn’t work now, and youngsters play youngsters and look and talk like them, which perhaps is the only good thing about “Ekk Deewana Tha” yet it doesn’t give up pretending, and that, it continues till the end.Continue reading “Movie Review: Ekk Deewana Tha”

Ekk Deewana Tha Music Review: Deewangi that lacks soul

Gautham Vasudev Menon
(GVM from here on) and A.R.Rahman created history when they came together for the 1st time in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya/Ye Maaya Chesave. GVM earlier had always worked with Harris Jayaraj in the past until they parted mutually after Vaaranam Aayiram. With expectations reaching gigantic proportions from the combo of GVM and ARR it was heartening to note that the soundtrack of VTV hit the bull’s eye with accurate precision. VTV/YMC was Karthik and Jessie’s story and their story was only aided by the songs. So when the Hindi version was announced by GVM it was initially met with a lot of enthusiasm. But then for a long time the lead pair wasn’t really confirmed at all and at that time what helped to keep the spirits of people high was the fact the music would again come from ARR himself, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.Continue reading “Ekk Deewana Tha Music Review: Deewangi that lacks soul”