Avinash Ramachandran

'Aelay' review: A warm, funny tale bogged down by some missteps

The film begins with a voiceover that introduces us to Parthi (Manikandan making yet another case of his potential to be a lead hero) and his father Muthukutty (a brilliant Samuthirakani).

01 Mar 2021

'Map of Tiny Perfect Things' movie review: A tale with decent returns

Everyone else is living the same life every single day without the knowledge of such a catastrophe having befallen their lives.

20 Feb 2021

'Uppena' movie review: An age-old love story revitalised by impressive writing

Although the talking point of Uppena will definitely be that shocker of a climax, it is impressive how organic the lead up to that scene feels.

13 Feb 2021

Penguin Bloom movie review: Hope floats

Although there is much silence in the film, some wonderful work by composer Marcelo Zarvas helps add life to this tale.

06 Feb 2021

'Outside The Wire' film review: High on action, low on substance

It’s an explosive premise, literally. But the film, in its essence, is anti-war.

23 Jan 2021

'Tribhanga' movie review: A poignant tale of mother and daughters

She needs peace at home. She is also a loving mother who wants to be loved both as a woman and a writer. Indian society generally restricts mothers to one dimension.

20 Jan 2021

AR Rahman to compose for Obeli N Krishna's 'Pathu Thala'

AR Rahman has been roped in as the composer of Simbu-Gautham Karthik’s upcoming film, Pathu Thala.

19 Jan 2021

‘Theatre releases are the lifeline of the film’: Jayam Ravi ahead of digital release of 'Bhoomi'

Jayam Ravi is all set to stand for the cause of farmers in his upcoming release, Bhoomi, which will begin to stream directly on Disney+ Hotstar from Pongal.

12 Jan 2021

Asphalt Burning review: A fun ride sans action

Overall, there is enough wholesome fun beyond the racing to make it worth your while, thanks to the multiple storylines brimming with humour.

09 Jan 2021

INTERVIEW | I have never been conscious of my image, says Actor Madhavan

Madhavan talks about his upcoming Tamil remake of Charlie, and how good cinema is going global.

06 Jan 2021

'Nail Polish' review: A stunning picture on familiar canvas

High points hit us out of nowhere, and just when we believe the pace will pick up, actor- director Bugs Bhargava Krishna takes a detour and slows down the proceedings.

04 Jan 2021

'We can be heroes' movie review: Super-kids save the day

In one scene, a super-kid even comments that the villain’s lair feels made for kids.

02 Jan 2021

India’s OTT revo:ution : Rise of our homemade content

A discussion of the trends that best encapsulate the kind of Indian content that was lapped up by a rapidly growing audience

30 Dec 2020

Simbu, Gautham Karthik's Tamil remake of 'Mufti' titled as 'Pathu Thala'

We had earlier reported that Simbu and Gautham Karthik will be joining hands for the Tamil remake of the Kannada superhit, Mufti.

24 Dec 2020

I am a very selfish actor: Actor Kalidas Jayaram

…says actor Kalidas Jayaram who speaks about his long-pending film, Oru Pakka Kadhai, and his role as a trans woman in Paava Kadhaigal

21 Dec 2020