KAALA Movie Review: Black Dynamite!

Cast:  Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Anjali Patil, Samuthirakani, Sampath

Music:  Santosh Narayanan

Directed by Pa.RanjithContinue reading “KAALA Movie Review: Black Dynamite!”

Visaaranai Movie Review: Brutal yet Realistic Tale That Leaves You Pondering

I have lived across the country in various places, across various states without ever facing any problems in terms of adjusting to the new place. Of course I have been lucky for 2 reasons, for one I have been fortunate enough to be able to blend into any city that I have been part of, without really having any major cultural issues as such to handle. Secondly I never had to struggle for work, accommodation or food wherever I went, which I consider to be an advantage considering that the majority of the people who migrate to other locations, do so in search of better pastures and are not lucky enough to have access to resources easily. So these days when I see hordes of people from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal in Kerala or in Gujarat, I do wonder what is it that makes them leave their own home state and go all the way to a totally different part of the country armed with just hope, hope of a better future.Continue reading “Visaaranai Movie Review: Brutal yet Realistic Tale That Leaves You Pondering”

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review: Could Have Been a Swashbuckling Film, but Falls Short

Tamil Cinema seems to be continuously evolving these days, gone are the days when comedy meant just the typical slapstick variety. Today while slapstick and loud comedy might still work, there’s a lot more than that available on display. With horror comedies doing well of late including Kanchana 2 and Darling this year, there is a scramble for making more such films these days. Also thanks to the success of Soodhu Kavvum, Neram and to an extent even films like Jigarthanda and Moodar Koodam, there’s a whole new market for black comedy in Tamil films, we hear of more such films getting made regularly these days. When the teaser and trailer of Vignesh Shivan’s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (NRD from hereon) were unveiled it looked certain that this was another film in the same category. The film looked promising, especially as Vijay Sethupathi seemed to be enjoying himself, Nayantara has been having a good run of late and the talented Parthiban was also playing an important role in the film.Continue reading “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Movie Review: Could Have Been a Swashbuckling Film, but Falls Short”

Velai Illa Pattadhaari: Trailer

Velai Illa  Pattadhaari- PosterVelai Illa Pattadhaari (unemployed graduate) or VIP has been in the news ever since it was launched late last year. This Tamil film sees ace cinematographer R.Velraj make his debut as writer-director and the film has been produced by Dhanush himself. Dhanush is paired with Amala Paul for the first time and this will be the first release for the popular actress after her wedding to director A.L.Vijay a few days ago. The star cast also includes Vivek, Samuthirakani, Saranya, Sathish, Surabhi etc. The music is by Anirudh Ravichander while M.V.Rajesh Kumar is the editor and cinematography is by Velraj himself.Continue reading “Velai Illa Pattadhaari: Trailer”