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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How the consistent growth in Vijay’s superstardom has been an amazing story

In early 90’s , director S.A Chandrasekar introduces his son in Cinema . He really wants to see his son succeed and would keep on making films with him as some failures do not deter him. In 1996, Poove Unakkaga becomes a big breakthrough and then the son hasn’t really turned back. But even then […]

All Time Favorites Screenplay

10 years of Traffic – How it gave us one of our most beautiful endings

“Sudevan Nair reporting sir – Destination reached in 1 hour and 58 minutes. Mission Success” Good writers “close” things. They would introduce all sub-plots and situations earlier in the screenplay to make sure they are all connected well and brought to closure at the end. After 5 years from their second screenplay Notebook, Bobby-Sanjay wrote […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]