Thoongaa Vanam (2015) Move Review: A Ticking Clock Which Doesn’t Start

Divakar (Kamal Haasan) is in the VIP lounge of a night club where a producer(Santhana Bharathi) points to the TV showing the news and laments that his completed film hasn’t been released due to him owing money to people and dejected fans have been sent back home. Kamal Haasan references the state of his film Uttama Villain on the day of its release. In another scene, his son picks up the football instead of taking up a cricket bat. In a city this has become quite a common occurrence these days, what with Messi and Ronaldo as well known in a household as Sachin or Dravid once were (please pardon me if I am being blasphemous). Once again, a troubled father-son relationship which we saw in Uttama Villain. There is,of course, more referencing. The lip locks Kamal is involved in with Madhu Shalini and the last line the son utters reference Kamal’s romantic hero image. I remember a function where Radhika Sarathkumar mentioned Kamal and the lip locks from his movies. Like in Uttama Villain and the movies which have becomes star vehicles, the self referencing is part of the script but unlike the star vehicles, these are organic inclusions, especially the lip locks. Smooth.Continue reading “Thoongaa Vanam (2015) Move Review: A Ticking Clock Which Doesn’t Start”

Trailer of Bala's Paradesi

All those following Tamil Cinema know that Bala is one of the leading names among the new generation Tamil filmmakers. After trying to go fully commercial with a light entertainer last year-Avan Ivan, Bala is back to doing what he does best,trying something out of the box. Continue reading “Trailer of Bala's Paradesi”

Mouna Guru Movie Review: The Power of Silence

What would your expectation be from a film whose writer-director is unknown, whose hero is just 2 films old and his claim to fame is his family lineage, whose supporting cast is again comprised largely of unknown names, whose technical crew comprises of some well known people but not formidable enough to bring in the crowd purely by themselves? Well in all probability the answer to this would be zero or minimal expectation only and that’s what happened in my case as well with the Tamil film Mouna Guru, that’s just been released last friday ( 16th December ).Continue reading “Mouna Guru Movie Review: The Power of Silence”