Review, Sandakozhi 2: https://silverscreen.in/tamil/reviews/sandakozhi-2-an-unwatchable-disposable-sequel/ Keerthy Suresh as Sembaruthi replaces Meera Jasmine in Sandakozhi 2. This seems to be the custom with Tamil film sequels. Even the word sequel is loosely associated with these films. They don’t make a big deal about continuity or any form of story progression. They build upon the cult status of the… Continue reading Sandakozhi 2
Review, Vetri Maran’s Vada Chennai: https://silverscreen.in/tamil/reviews/vada-chennai-review-portrait-of-a-gangster-amidst-gentrification/ Vetri Maran’s Vada Chennai – first part of a planned trilogy – begins in media res inside a local eatery where a sickle with pulpy flesh still clinging to it is flung across a table where food and plates must be. Weary men take the chairs around the table and… Continue reading Vada Chennai
Full review, Andhadhun: https://silverscreen.in/hindi/reviews/andhadhun-review-a-wicked-hitchcockian-dramedy/ In Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun, everyone is wicked to a fault. There is a blind man (Ayushmann Khurrana as Akash) whose disability and motives induce suspicion. A wily seductress (Tabu as Simi) who makes us question when she’s pretending and when she isn’t. An auto driver and a lottery notes hawker have… Continue reading Andhadhun
Review, Anand Shankar’s NOTA: https://silverscreen.in/tamil/reviews/nota-review-a-film-thats-too-functional-to-be-interesting/ In India, we are hardly masters of satire. At least, not as consistent as we would like to be. There are a mix of simplistic and complex reasons for that. We are not that rigorous with it and at various levels, freedom of expression is a loosely defined term in… Continue reading NOTA
Review of C Prem Kumar’s 96. Click here.
Review of Sharat Katariya’s Sui Dhaaga. Click here.
Review of Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Click here.