1917

As far as epic war fims are considered, Sam Mendes' 1917 is so much more emotionally rewarding than Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. This is the premise: the British and the Germans are fighting somewhere along northern France. The German forces then make an unexpected, sudden retreat. Sensing the Germans are weak, the 1500-strong British battalion prepare … Continue reading 1917

Moothon

'Moothon' is Malayalam cinema flexing its muscles. I was expecting an offbeat but ultimately straightforward story of a young boy coming from Lakshadweep to Mumbai in search of his elder brother and eventually managing to meet him, but with some difficulty. 'Moothon' proved to be so much more than that. There are depths to the … Continue reading Moothon

Ishq

Thoroughly enjoyed watching Anuraj Manohar's 'Ishq'. The movie slows down towards interval point but picks up pace admirably in the second half as it hurtles towards a satisfying finish with a neat little twist at the end. The crux of the movie is moral policing and how one chooses to deal with it. A couple … Continue reading Ishq

2.0

I have a story which Shankar would find very interesting. I say so because it follows his favourite story template. It goes like this. One fine day, the people of Chennai wake up to the news of the brutal murder of a prominent businessman who happens to be a big-budget film producer. The method of … Continue reading 2.0

377

What's your opinion about this? What do you think? About the judgement? Yeah. Do you support it? Do you think it's 'landmark'? I think the world is going to end soon. Hehe.. The world is changing, you know. We should try to acquire progressive attitudes. 'These' are also 'normal' people now. They too have the … Continue reading 377

Fated

While noting down the family history -a standard procedure during any case history-taking - I came to know that Lakshmipathi's younger brother had committed suicide around nine years ago. That was roughly two years before the former's schizophrenic symptoms started. There's something wrong with the family after all, I thought. When I asked the cousin what the … Continue reading Fated

Dangal

Dangal: a review tribute I suspect Aamir Khan had always sensed the possibility of a sporting biopic ever since he interviewed Geeta and Babita Phogat for 'Satyamev Jayatey' more than two years ago. I am sure he never had qualms about his movie not being about 'him' - that is, his character. The self-assured man … Continue reading Dangal

Premam

There is this soul-stirring piece of background music in the second half of Premam. As soon as George learns that Malar has met with an accident and will no longer be able to continue at the college, he sets off on his bike, along with his friends, to meet her. That's when this music appears for … Continue reading Premam