There is this one scene of Vivek -” Eppadi iruntha Naan ippadi aayitten” that I search for and watch often. Its a movie set and the director wants him to deliver the line in a particular way .The way he repeats the lines in different tones is hilarious. I honestly keep forgetting the movie name. […]
Mohanlal’s terrific return to form as a performer in Drishyam 2
Mohanlal’s terrific return in #Drishyam2 and how the actor uses his eyes to his strength at a time when people are critical of the change in his eyes reminds me of his performance in Chandralekha in 90’s. It again came when people were critical of the change in his voice then, especially during movies like […]
Dear Urvashi – You are a rockstar. 2020 belongs to you!
Dear Urvashi 2020 belongs to you. In Varane Avashyamundu, its when you sat in a restaurant across Kalyani Priyadarshan first this year that I was reminded of your ability to walk away with a movie no matter how much small screen time you have. When you told Kalyani that you will miss her, but asked […]
Prithviraj Sukumaran – How you cannot predict what he’s upto next !
Prithviraj Sukumaran’s biggest asset is that you cannot predict what he’s upto next. He could switch between genres or surprise you handling any field of Cinema. He could be the director, the producer, the singer and the actor. Even as an actor, he could be the hero one day. He wouldn’t mind playing the villain […]
Mohanlal – 35 years of a Superstar who is still not ready to bow out
Its 34 years before on 17th July 1986, that Rajavinte Makan released and Mohanlal was anointed the new Superstar of M-Town. 34 years later, not only Mohanlal has shown no signs of decline as a superstar, he still remains Malayalam industry’s biggest superstar – a feat that is perhaps not enjoyed by any other actor […]
Mohanlal in Chandralekha – A Masterclass in acting comedy
I don’t think there is another lead actor in India who does comedy better than Mohanlal used to do in his prime. There is also perhaps no other better testimonial to it than the uproarious Chandralekha. If Mohanlal is rib-tickling loud in some scenes, its about his subtle change of expressions in others. He walks […]
Adieu Irrfan Khan
Dear Irrfan Khan Perhaps very few recall this movie now, but one of my favorite performances of yours was in 2008 Hindi movie- Sunday where you portrayed a wannabe actor and you kept coming in different hilarious avatars. One of the biggest traits of a great actor is that he could make a bad movie […]
Mammootty through Years
I have to admit I have become a bigger fan of Mammootty in recent years than I used to be before. What amazes me is his phenomenal consistency as a performer across all these 38+ years and an undying determination to remain relevant, keep improvising. How Mammootty has found ways to remain consistent over years. […]
Name – Vijay Sethupathi, Job – Breaking all conventions of a Tamil Leading Actor since 2012
Most popular Tamil leading actors have a familiar pattern to their careers. They start with normal earthy roles. They get to do experimental roles and just play a character in the screenplay in the initial part of their careers. But once they get the fame, popularity and fan following, things change. Now they get a […]
Why is Jayaram hesitant to transition to character roles ?
Happened to watch Jayaram’s new movie – Sathya’s teaser and song . Jayaram is an immensely gifted actor. We have admired him for major of part of his career and he used to be a household name among the families in Kerala. There used to be a time where families did not have to look […]