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Tubelight review: Dull and inconsequential

Salman Khan’s films release around Eid with such certainty that the latest from Kabir Khan-Salman Khan stable, Tubelight, has TubelightKiEid as its Twitter handle.

24 Jun 2017

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan review: Awful, Awful, Awful

After watching Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, I’m left in no doubt that Adhik Ravichandran is among the greatest admirers of Simbu.

24 Jun 2017

Vanamagan review: A fairly competent drama

Vanamagan Director: Vijay Cast: Jayam Ravi, Sayyeshaa, Prakash Raj, Thambi Ramaiah Tracking shots are among the most beautiful aspects of the art of filmmaking.…

24 Jun 2017

Uru: A quality thriller

What is the relationship writers have with their work?

16 Jun 2017

Despicable Me 3: So much fun!

When the principal cast/crew of a film series remains the same, it tends to maintain its quality nine times out of ten.

16 Jun 2017

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Dare to steal a laugh from this bank

The bank in Bank Chor is called Bank of Indians. There’s a tired attempt at a joke with recorded phone messages. Some broad ones about people from Delhi and UP migrating to Mumbai for a living.

16 Jun 2017

A wildly entertaining adventure

While watching Maragadha Nanayam, I couldn’t shake off the thought that this is the film Peechaankai wanted to be.

16 Jun 2017

Noorondu Nenapu review: Too slow and a ‘faithful’ remake

When director M Kumaresh decided to remake the Marathi film Duniyadari, he might have been thinking of taking it easy.

10 Jun 2017

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Rangoon review: A gritty thriller with lots to like

But make no mistake, there’s a lot to like in Rangoon, and it is easily Gautham Karthik’s best film yet.

10 Jun 2017

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'Eleyaru Naavu Geleyaru' review: ‘Too much’ of a responsibility on too young children

In the age of regular commercial potboilers, a children’s film Eleyaru Naavu Geleyaru definitely comes as a delight.

03 Jun 2017

'Andhagaadu' review: Run-of-the-mill fare, yet Again! 

Tollywood by definition has to get all and every ingredient into every script. The film maker (Veligonda Srinivas) has thus a story to tell a script to write and then translate it to a narration which

03 Jun 2017

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Oru Kidaiyin Karunai Manu Review: An impressive drama with terrific organic humour

Oru Kidaiyin Karunai Manu exudes none of that laziness. Quick transitions, creative angles… it’s all slickly done.

02 Jun 2017

Pataki review: Ganesh, Sai Kumar add fire to one-time watch Pataki

When you get a readymade, blockbuster script in hand, there is a certain comfort that comes with it, and improvising on that script can be tedious and sometimes, unecessary.

27 May 2017

Brindavanam review: A warm, fuzzy film that works for the most part

You’ve got to love the cozy atmosphere Radha Mohan creates in his films.

26 May 2017

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Pirates Of The Caribbean - Salazar’s Revenge movie review: A needless addition

Originality has taken a severe beating with every subsequent installment that’s been created for this franchise.

26 May 2017

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Thondan movie review: A big basket of moral lectures

Every storyline is an opportunity for a moral lecture, and every dialogue an excuse to dole out ethical advice.

26 May 2017

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Sachin-A Billion Dreams review: An affecting documentary, thanks to its subject and not quality

Found footage has never been this welcome and adorable. Sachin: A Billion Dreams is that unabashed in worshipping its subject.

26 May 2017

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Inayathalam movie review: A bad movie with a good heart

The film reeks of low production values and Ganesh Venkatram's attempts to flex his well-toned muscles comes across as staged.

20 May 2017

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Bangara... in the footsteps of Bangarada manushya

There seems to be good reason for bringing back the matinee idol Dr Rajkumar to the silver screen yet again.

19 May 2017

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The Circle review: Not the scary film it should have been

The Circle attempts a sort of Big Brother-esque retelling set to the peppy social media generation we live in, but fails to make a lasting impression.

19 May 2017

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Everything, Everything review: Slow, sure-footed romance but not quite The Fault in Our Stars

It's inevitable that everyone who watches Everything, Everything, will draw a parallel to The Fault in our Stars.

19 May 2017