Abhay/Aalavandhan (2001): Twenty years of Kamal Haasan’s Magic Realism

There are some films which you miss, despite they hype and your eagerness to watch it. I remember Abhay/Aalavandhan was one of the most awaited films but it meet with mixed reactions when released. But it is a film which always comes up in discussion with cinephiles.Continue reading “Abhay/Aalavandhan (2001): Twenty years of Kamal Haasan’s Magic Realism”

Petta Movie Review: The Stars Are Out Tonight

There’s something to be said about the excitement in the air, as one walks into the theatre for a Rajinikanth movie. The old cliché about a Rajinikanth movie being an event didn’t ring true for a while, what with the critically reviled Kochadaiyaan and Lingaa and mixed feelings with regard to Kabali, but with Kaala, it seemed like the star for a change made way for the actor, and 2.0 was for the fans and fans alone.Continue reading “Petta Movie Review: The Stars Are Out Tonight”

Bharat Ane Nenu Movie Review: Our Dear Leader

What defines a leader? Is it ascertained by how he takes care of his people? Is it based on how he conducts itself? Can it be established by how he makes a decision?Continue reading “Bharat Ane Nenu Movie Review: Our Dear Leader”

24 (2016) Movie Review: Ambitious Tale of a Time Twisting Watch

Travelling into the past or the future, in short time travel is something that has always fascinated the human brain. For centuries together someone or the other has been trying various means to manage the same, even attempting to make their own version of a “time machine” or any such device to enable the same. While many theories abound on the feasibility and practical nature of time travel as a concept to develop and exist, nevertheless it’s also a phenomenon which has caught the fancy of filmmakers across the World, including India as they go about trying to exploit the concept through films. Be it Aditya 369, Love Story 2050 or even the recent Indu Netru Naalai, all of them have been attempts at making a true sci-fi film with time travel as the core concept. Vikram Kumar‘s 24 is one such addition to this list of films, this time around the stakes involved are higher as it features Suriya in the lead, an extremely popular actor from Tamil cinema, with a fan following all over South India. Considering that Suriya has gone on to produce the film himself the potential involved was also something that was appearing to be obvious.Continue reading “24 (2016) Movie Review: Ambitious Tale of a Time Twisting Watch”

Geethanjali: Trailer

Geethanjali-MohanlalPriyadarshan hasn’t been having a great time of late in Hindi Cinema with his last successful film being De Dana Dan, way back in 2009. In between he made a comeback to Malayalam Cinema with Arabeem Ottakom P.Madhavan Nairum in Oru Marubhoomikadha.Continue reading “Geethanjali: Trailer”

Krrish 3 Movie Review: A Crash Course in Molecular Biology

krrish-3Movies are part of my balanced diet and sometimes I have to make do with whatever is showing. So this year I also ended up watching Vishwaroopam, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, etc. Therefore, feel free to judge me.

Being Diwali season et al and with the family visiting, it felt acceptable to go and watch a typical commercial movie. “Krrish!!… I like Hrithik” suggested someone and I ended up watching it first day first show. I did try to ‘leave my brains at home’ but am not sure how one does that. Anyone?

Ideally my ramblings should end here. But here goes nothing…Continue reading “Krrish 3 Movie Review: A Crash Course in Molecular Biology”

Krrish 3 Movie Review : Super Boring Cinema

When Koi Mil Gaya was released in 2003, Atal Bihari was still the Prime Minister of India. Mobile phones were still an luxury item and only few possessed it, per minute calling was around 2 rupees, Hrithik was labelled as one film wonder with Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon helmed by one of the most successful directors Sooraj Barjatya only added to Hrithik’s long list of flops. Amongst these,  Koi Mil Gaya was a make or break film for Hrithik. Koi Mil Gaya catapulted its way to box office success and changed Hrithik’s fortune forever. The sequel to Koi Mil Gaya,  Krrish released in 2006 also met with a good reception at the box office although the critical acclaim was mixed.Continue reading “Krrish 3 Movie Review : Super Boring Cinema”

Krrish 3: Trailer

Krrish 3That Rakesh Roshan‘s Krrish 3 is one of the most awaited films of 2013 is a fact that is known to all & sundry. A continuation of Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish, both successful films in the past, its time to see Hrithik Roshan once again don the superhero avatar.Continue reading “Krrish 3: Trailer”