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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham is underwhelming

After finishing Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham, only two things that stayed with me are the works of Pranav Mohanlal and Arjun. Pranav Mohanlal gets the best 45 min sequence in the movie and even a rousing intro and closure – also the only rare instances in the film where the BGM generates some excitement . Pranav […]

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Drishyam 2 review : Jeethu Joseph produces an Unbelievably Good Sequel !

** Minor spoilers ahead ** Its few hours since I completed watching Drishyam 2 . But I am still stunned. “What would be Georgekutty’s next move?”. The fact that the viewers failed to guess this in the 2013 movie Drishyam is what gave it the masterpiece status. 7 years later after having enough time to […]

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How Lokesh Kanagaraj kept his promise of 50% Vijay and 50% Lokesh movie in Master

**Spoilers ahead** What impressed me most about Master is how Lokesh Kanagaraj kept his promise of making it a 50% Vijay and 50% Lokesh movie. Never in the movie, Vijay and Malavika get in a duet dance and that is almost an impossible feat for a Vijay movie. When was the last time you see […]

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Soorarai Pottru movie review

Though Soorarai Pottru is overall a good movie, it’s first half is exceptional. Haven’t seen a first half this great in a long while. There is a beautiful rhythm to it when the director and the actor is both in top form complementing each other. The pacing , the structure and placement of scenes are […]

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Ayyappanum Koshiyum Movie Review

* Mild spoilers ahead* “Self respect is kind of a poison. Once it gets to your head, you are done.” Sachy takes the line from the climax of his previous movie ‘Driving License’ and expands it to yet another wonderful screenplay in Ayyappanum Koshyum. It’s the same template of two male leads caught in an […]