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KABALI : Rajnikanth still commands the screen!

For a generation of viewers who know him only from the Rajnikanth jokes and memes, or from blockbusters like Baasha, Sivaji and Enthiran, it would be wise to watch some of his earlier work – I strongly recommend Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathi. This is before Rajnikanth became trapped in roles whose only purpose was to further … Continue reading

‘SULTAN’ shattering all box office records!! – Movie Review

We first meet Sultan (played by Salman Khan) in the ring, an enclosed dirt pit onto which he purposefully strides before breaking his opponents’ bones with the brute force of his boulder-like arms. But, Sultan hasn’t always been king of the wrestling. An aimless cable installer in his small town from Haryana, north of Delhi, … Continue reading

‘TE3N’ – A movie to watch!

Remember that reasonably engrossing Hollywood thriller Se7en, in which two sleuths go looking for a serial killer with a thing for the seven deadly sins? TE3N gimmicks its name similarly and gives us three characters in search of a criminal, but it doesn’t borrow the entire story from the Hollywood film. This official remake of … Continue reading

‘Romeo Juliet’ – Light-hearted Romantic Comedy! – Tamil Movie Review

Director Lakshman whips up a lighthearted souffle’ called Romeo Juliet. Sprinkled liberally with so-called humor, the film makes some rather predictable points about love, straining its already-thin premise. It follows the clichéd template of umpteen candy floss romantic stories in the past. But here, it is the girl who falls for the guy only to … Continue reading

‘Thani Oruvan’ Review: A deliciously twisted action drama!

Powered by a staggering performance from Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami, director Mohan Raja does a good job of creating a taut, intelligent, and deliciously twisted action drama that delivers so much more than your average thriller. Battle between the good and evil is a tried and tested formula in Indian cinema but what makes … Continue reading

‘Ki and Ka’ – Splendid revolutionizing thought on Gender Roles!

Delhi-based Kabir Bansal (Arjun Kapoor) does not want to inherit his father’s multi-crore enterprise in real estate business. Kabir wants to be like his mother because he believes building a home is nothing less importan. One day, he meets a corporate career aspirant, Kia (Kareena Kapoor Khan), and tries desperately to woo her to be … Continue reading

The Quick and the Dead (1987 film) – Review!

The Quick and the Dead is a 1987 television movie, based on the 1973 novel by Louis L’Amour, directed by Robert Day and starring Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw, Kenny Morrison and Matt Clark. Duncan McKaskel (Tom Conti) and his wife, Susanna (Kate Capshaw), a married couple who, along with their 12 year old … Continue reading

The Naked Edge (1961) – A review!

The Naked Edge is a 1961 thriller film starring Gary Cooper and Deborah Kerr. The movie was a British-American co-production distributed by United Artists, directed by Michael Anderson and produced by George Glass and Walter Seltzer, with Marlon Brando Sr. as executive producer. The screenplay was by Joseph Stefano and Max Ehrlich, the music score … Continue reading

‘High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane’ – review

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane is a 1980 made-for television film sequel to the classic 1952 Western film High Noon. It starred Lee Majors in the title role, as well as David Carradine and Pernell Roberts. It first aired on CBS on November 15, 1980 in a two-hour time-slot. The film’s … Continue reading

‘High Noon’ – A western movie (1952) too good to watch!

High Noon is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper. In nearly real time, the film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by himself. The screenplay was written by Carl Foreman. The film won four Academy Awards (Actor, Editing, Music-Score, Music-Song)and … Continue reading

‘Sethupathi’ : Tamil : The film is simple, frills-free and excellent!

What is striking about the movie is its simplicity and good screenplay. There is no waste of time of the viewer and the movie is fast paced. I am sure that Vijay Sethupathi, the ‘Cop’ hero of the movie will move much closer to be a star with this movie. Like all cop heroes, Vijay … Continue reading

‘Fitoor’- movie review does not excite me to watch it!

“As is quite clear from its title, Fitoor (Obsession) is a love story. So, poor but artistic Kashmiri boy Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) falls in love with rich and haughty girl Firdaus (Katrina Kaif). They get together, move apart and then come back together again. However, they leave the viewers rather cold and unconcerned despite … Continue reading

‘Saala Khadoos’ : Madhavan’s film shows big leap on 2nd day!

Adi Tomar had a dream to win the boxing gold for India. Instead, he languished in a nightmare for a decade as his gloves were spiked during an all-important match, blinding him in the arena and handing the match to his undeserving opponent, a mediocre boxer but a political powerhouse. The culprit was his own … Continue reading

Movie Review – Tamasha – Dream life and Real life is different!

‘People with an artistic bent in their personality are likely to identify with Ved’s (Ranbir Kapoor) character – he is mesmerised with stories and theatre, but life and its demands of making a living in accordance with his pragmatic father, take a toll on his real calling and make him forget his real self. It … Continue reading

‘Dilwale’ – chemistry between Shahrukh Khan & Kajol still works!

“There’s nothing new in ‘Dilwale’, which steals moments not just from Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal’ films, but also from Hollywood rom com ‘Love Actually’. Rohit Shetty is back in his favourite Goa, choosing to use sets which look like sets, done up in blindingly bright colours ( it’s almost as if the scenarist is scared to … Continue reading

Less kissing, no swearing: James Bond gets a ‘sanskari’ makeover for Indian Cinema-goers!

This call of duty sends James Bond 007 on a chase across some of the most scenic spots in the world – from Rome’s cobbled streets to Swiss Alps to dreamy Tangier and back home to a lit-up London. As Bond blows stuff, goes on high speed chases – both on ground and in air, … Continue reading

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – ‘Only the fortunate have a family in the first place’! – Movie review

‘The retelling of The Prisoner of Zenda is as unsurprising and humdrum as it can get. MGR had done a version of the same in 1958, called Nadodi Mannan, a film that came packed with a sense of politics and a spirit of dissent and defiance. But in Barjatya’s hands, it becomes an almost three-hour-long … Continue reading

‘Thoongavanam’ – Racy & Slick thriller! – Tamil Movie Review

“Thoongavanam” is a remake of French movie “Nuit Blanche”. Kamal Haasan himself has penned the screenplay apart from playing the main lead in the Tamil movie, which has Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Kishore Mohan, Asha Sarath and Madhu Shalini in the important roles. What is striking about the movie is that .. the movie is … Continue reading

‘PIKU’ – Not so impressive to Me! – A Movie Review

‘What goes in one end, comes out the other. Any mention of human excretion usually elicits an ewwwu of disgust. Polite society demands euphemisms, especially when it is about adults and their digestive tract functions. But as is universally known and acknowledged, the exception to this rule is reserved for Bengalis, in whose households conversation … Continue reading

“Papanasam” – Kamal Haasan excels in his acting prowess!

Director Jeetu Joseph spends a good part of the first half of the movie introducing the characters in a sleepy, verdant village called Papanasam. The protagonist, Suyambu Lingam ( role played by the Ace actor Kamal Haasan) is an uneducated self made man but he is very intelligent and knowledgeable. He runs a cable network … Continue reading

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