Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Movie Review: The Boys are back with their Swag Intact

Haven’t you heard of men who during their college days and perhaps even much later led a wild, carefree life, only to give it all up and sober down post their wedding? Needless to say that not all of them change by choice, some do it due to fear, some due to necessity and some simply because they just do not have any choice. In fact the lives of these men pre and post wedding can be seen in total contrast of each other. Oh! Don’t worry this is not an article to talk of why not to get married, or to discuss the ill effects of doing so. After all one cannot generalize things on the basis of some case studies. This is indeed a film review but then it’s a take on a film which set me thinking on these lines, even making me think of people I know who have gone through or are going through such a phase.Continue reading “Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Movie Review: The Boys are back with their Swag Intact”

Kappal: Trailer

Kappal Poster 3Karthik G.Krish who had apprenticed under filmmaker Shankar in Enthiran (2010) now makes his debut with the Tamil comedy film, Kappal (Ship). Produced by I Studios Entertainment, the film is being presented by Shankar, which makes the film quite an exciting prospect for the trade. Kappal features Vaibhav Reddy in the lead and introduces Sonam Bajwa as the heroine. The rest of the star cast includes VTV Ganesh, Karunakaran, Arjunan etc. The music is by Natarajan Sankaran while Dinesh Krishnan is the DOP and Anthony is the editor. Continue reading “Kappal: Trailer”

Damaal Dumeel Movie Review : The Curious Case of ‘Intent Vs Implementation’

Damaal_DumeelThe film opens with a slow motion shot of a burning match-stick going down on a document of sorts, engulfing it in flames within seconds. Though the execution and framing of that shot make us sit up in anticipation, we are left pondering over the entire movie, the nagging thought of whether it was the screenplay book which was burnt in the first scene and the director just came to the sets and improvised on what he had in mind. After the burning shot, the film then shifts to a sequence showing a hooded man, dumping what seems like garbage bags into various gates in the city.  Definitely, a promising way to kick-start the proceedings. But what follows is rather a routine introduction of a ‘happy-go-lucky’ youth dancing to a very average thumping song which easily loses our attention, leaving us disappointed and shocked. And unfortunately that feeling lingers till the very end.  In fact, ‘Damaal Dumeel’ as a stand alone film is a perfect example of how a promising script on paper could be translated into an ordinary mundane affair on screen. Having said that, as a debutante film-maker, Shree’s intent of making a gritty movie in the dark comedy/thriller genre staying clear off commercial compromises is certainly commendable, and he does show his mettle in flashes. But as a whole, the overall execution of the film is very mediocre, and fails to sustain our interest.Continue reading “Damaal Dumeel Movie Review : The Curious Case of ‘Intent Vs Implementation’”

Damaal Dumeel: Sneak Peek

Damaal_DumeelDamaal Dumeel is a forthcoming Tamil black comedy-thriller directed by Shree and produced by C.J.Jayakumar. Shree who had apprenticed under Shankar during Endhiran, makes his debut with this film. Damaal Dumeel features Vaibhav Reddy and Remya Nambeesan in the lead and the supporting cast includes Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Charlie, Mano Bala etc. Damaal Dumeel has music by Thaman.S while Edwin Sakay is the DOP and Paramesh Krishna is the editor.Continue reading “Damaal Dumeel: Sneak Peek”

Anaamika: Trailer

Anaamika Telugu MovieSujoy Ghosh‘s Kahaani went on to break new grounds in 2012 and Vidya Balan in particular swept the award season with her lead performance in the film. Ever since the announcement of the Tamil-Telugu bilingual version came out, the remake has been in the news. Titled as Anaamika in both the versions, Sekhar Kammula directs the film and it is produced by Endemol India along with Logline Productions and Select Media Holdings. Viacom 18 seems to have taken over the project now.Continue reading “Anaamika: Trailer”