Sudhir Srinivasan

'Tik Tik Tik' review: A space film, not indianised right

Before delving into all the issues of Tik Tik Tik – and there are quite a few – let me just register here that it’s an achievement that you never feel the urge to laugh out loud at the space shots.

23 Jun 2018

The Jayam Ravi interview | 'Tik Tik Tik has space shots that aren’t there even in Hollywood films'

… says Jayam Ravi, whose Tik Tik Tik, ‘India’s first space film’, is getting released this Friday

21 Jun 2018

I’m not a big fan of today’s films adding so much detail: Bryn Imagire

Shading art director Bryn Imagire returns to her beloved universe with the film’s sequel, Incredibles 2.

13 Jun 2018

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' review | Little inventiveness but the dinosaurs are still a lot of fun

It seems like the franchise is headed the Planet of the Apes way, as the creatures get smarter and the humans realise they are being forced to share their world.

10 Jun 2018

The contagious habit of 'first ever' labels

This trend of labelling films as the first of their kind in the country has turned into a contagious phenomenon.

04 Jun 2018

'Bleeding Steel' review: A nonsensical sci-fi film riddled with fundamental issues

Imagine trying to make an ambitious sci-fi film, and then realising you are having trouble with the fundamentals.

02 Jun 2018

'Kaalakkoothu' review: Good performances in a predictable film with an oft-told message

Prasanna, Kalaiyarasan, Dhansika, and Srushti Dange, all seem to be genuinely invested in director Nagarajan’s world, and it is this that makes a world of difference to this mediocre story.

26 May 2018

'Sema' movie review: A comedy that’s largely offensive, occasionally funny

A girl our hero, Kuzhanthai (GV Prakash), is supposed to find repulsive is dark-skinned and named Karunkuzhali.

26 May 2018

Enga Veetu Mapillai was a risk, but it has paid off: Arya

Arya opens up about his polarising TV stint, and his upcoming film work, including Ameer’s next.

23 May 2018

Bilingual films: The big, bilingual scam

Actors talk about bilinguals almost in a scared hush, considering they have to endure the monotony and fatigue of having to shoot the same scenes, while speaking different languages.

21 May 2018

'Kaali' review: Strange writing in a film that tests your patience

In Kaali, apart from playing the titular character — a doctor who returns to India to find his parents — Vijay Antony plays a thief, a church father, and a local village head.

19 May 2018

'Bhaskar Oru Rascal' review: Arvind Swami and the jokes almost make this remake work

The film’s strength is the largely innocent brand of humour it peddles, and you realise this never more in the final act when the jokes all but disappear, and the film turns tedious.

19 May 2018

'Nadigaiyar Thilagam' movie review: A well-made biopic that’s in love with its subject

In a film about an extramarital affair, an actor’s descent into alcoholism, and the opportunistic nature of people, the biggest shock is perhaps that Nadigaiyar Thilagam (Mahanati in Telugu) marketed

12 May 2018

What our villains can learn from Thanos

The Russo brothers, the directors, had a rather unenviable task of living up to the mad hype around this unprecedented union of superheroes.

07 May 2018

'Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kuththu' review: An uninventive adult comedy that mistakes sexual references for humour

The best compliment I can pay Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kuththu (IAMK) is that a few sparse moments are better written than in the director’s previous adult comedy, Hara Hara Mahadevaki.

05 May 2018