Cinematography Tamil Movies

Thuppakki and its frames – Why it is a classic in Action Thriller genre

8 years before on this day, Nov 13th, I watched Thuppakki on its first day. Since then I have not seen a better superstar mass action entertainer movie in any language in India. Thuppakki was a classic in action thriller genre. A look through some of its great frames on its 8th anniversary and what […]

Acting

Prithviraj Sukumaran – How you cannot predict what he’s upto next !

Prithviraj Sukumaran’s biggest asset is that you can’t predict what he’s upto next. He could switch between genres or surprise you handling any field of Cinema. He could be hero, villain or second fiddle. As Prithviraj turned 38 yesterday, a look back through the years of a very fine career.

Short Reviews

C U Soon Movie Review

CU soon is very good. Though the similarity to Searching was expected, how the movie manages to move you deeply was something that took me by surprise. After some mediocre editing works in movies like Mikhael, Mahesh Narayanan gets back to great form in editing which is another factor that helps C U Soon enormously. […]

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Memories and its effective use of Night and low light scenes throughout

Jeethu Joseph’s 2013 movie Memories still remains one of the finest investigative thrillers to have come out in Malayalam Cinema. One of its most distinguishing features is how the movie is shot in low light or night for the most part. The movie starts at night. The interval is at night. The climax is at […]

Cinematography Frames in Movies

Devadoothan and Frames that were ahead of its times

One of Malayalam Cinema’s biggest mysteries would be how Devadoothan became a flop at box-office. I still remember how the movie managed to both scare and stun me when watching it first day in theaters 20 years back. Just look at these visuals! Thanks Amazon Prime for this remastered print ! Also Read : Mohanlal […]

Acting

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 […]

Acting

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 […]

Frames in Movies

The Raid 2 – Why this Indonesian flick is the epitome of all Action movies

Which is the greatest action movie in the history of Cinema ? Might be a tough question to answer. But the 2014 Indonesian movie, Raid 2 (which is also the sequel to Raid) could be a top contender. What makes this movie’s great action set pieces apart? Let’s take a look. ( Spoilers ahead) Follow […]