Hindi Movies

Pathaan -Shahrukh Khan’s thumping return , just as Bollywood wanted

Pathaan has a basic story that perhaps has nothing new to offer. It reminds you of the same template in Sidharth Anand’s previous outing- War. But around this basic story, there are some details and touches in screenplay that works. First and foremost it is refreshing to see a well written clever villain in a […]


Rorschach Review- Mammootty and a brilliant technical team join for exceptional results

** Major Spoilers ahead** The first 45 minutes of Rorschach is unlike anything I have seen in films in a very long time. From the very first scene where Luke Antony (Mammootty) walks into a Police Station and reports his wife is missing, you are introduced to a very mysterious setting and even more mysterious […]


Tovino Thomas – The Rise of a very dependable Action Hero

Thallumaala was great fun. Its USP is a very quirky editing style where the timelines keep shifting in the first half without giving viewers time to settle and then a very satisfying second half where all timelines are joint brilliantly. The sequence in the second half where the tension keeps brewing between Tovino’s friends gang […]


Vikram review – Lokesh Kanagaraj gives an instant classic in action genre for Tamil Cinema

**Spoilers ahead** Its one day since I have watched Vikram and I cant get over what a terrific theater experience this film has been. Vikram’s biggest success is in how Lokesh Kanagaraj gives good space and builds strong characterisation for all actors in the movie and not just the superstar – (a technique that seems […]


KGF Chapter 2 review – Prashanth Neel’s Goosebumps Evoking Making in Abundant Display

**Spoilers Ahead** How Prashanth Neel stages the build up to a mass elevation scene is amazing. In KGF Chapter 2, before the epic police station scene, you are introduced to a guy who arrived at the KGF to do a sales pitch of guns to Rocky . In the police station, you see a kid […]

Frames in Movies

The art of evoking goosebumps- Inside KGF’s two brillliant moments

Most times what distinguish between a good movie and a great movie are one or two moments that stay with you for very long even after the movie ended. KGF’s first such sequence comes at 47th minute. The film has shown Rocky(Yash) as a rogue and rough character until then. As Rocky arrives in Mumbai […]


Bheeshma Parvam – Mammootty’s fine return to form in Big Commercial Entertainer Genre

* Spoilers ahead* When Amal Neerad made Big B in 2007, it did not make much waves in Box Office. That was an era when lot of film-makers excelled in big commercial entertainer Cinema. Anwar Rasheed had Rajamanikyam and Chotta Mumbai. Joshiy still was in fine touch giving us Naran and Twenty20. Hariharan showed he […]


Minnal Murali Review – Basil Joseph brings Big Entertaining Cinema back to Malayalam after a while

**Spoilers Ahead** “When a lightning strikes a person, thousand joules of energy enters the human body. An average human body cannot contain that much energy. Thats why humans die when lightning strikes them” “Teacher – What happens if they dont die?” As Josemon , Jaison’s nephew ( enacted by a child actor who is one […]