Full review: https://silverscreen.in/tamil/reviews/thimiru-pudichavan-review-disturbing-at-best-nefarious-at-worst/ In the beginning, Ganeshaa’s Thimiru Pudichavan surprises us. It starts with Murugavel (Vijay Antony), an honest constable, showering all his love and care on his school going younger brother, who would have none of it. He trains him in the morning, with an alarm not used to wake up but to complete laps… Continue reading Thimiru Pudichavan
Full review of AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar: https://silverscreen.in/tamil/reviews/sarkar-review-a-watchable-political-rally-that-is-never-a-chore/ Real and reel merge in Sarkar, directed by A.R Murugadoss, initially plagiarized from Varun Rajendran’s story that is registered with the South Indian Film Writers Association and acknowledged in the opening credits in the form of an expansive, unwieldy letter signed by “A.R Murugadoss (Writer/Director)”. The real part is… Continue reading Sarkar
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.