This is the Arena for

Caption: Entertainment

May 30, 2016
2: 50 AM

Tamil Cinema

You wait in a queue leading to the counter. It maybe a short queue but the wait is long enough to bother you. Sometimes, it’s the excitement, the build-up to the show that keeps you hanging there. You do a rapid scanning of the seats and choose the center-most and the farthest from the screen available. You then swipe the menu and end up buying something to munch through for the next 90 minutes. You carefully stack those snack boxes and soda cans in your hands pressed against your chest and pace yourself towards the entrance…

The Trouble with Harry (1955)

  Based on the novel by Jack Trevor Story, The Trouble with Harry is a rare test of tension that Hitchcock puts the viewers to through a weirdly smacking mix of death, mystery and humor. It rolls on with an intriguing plot of a dead body of a man called Harry mysteriously lying in the middle of woods and how that affects or in fact entertains a group of friendly residents from a nearby town who happen to stumble upon it. Full Reel…

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

There is no bigger joy than watching movies where things are made the central characters. Herbie, as the name sounds, is one of cutest cars to have graced the silver screen. Sporting great charms with that tricolor overlaid with number 53 running across the hood and blinking oval headlights and swiveling tyres, Herbie never fails to enliven you at the sight of it. The franchise, though not exemplary in terms of themes or plots, has been quite successful in entertaining a set of audience, especially teens and kids. Being a keen watcher of Herbie movies from childhood, I would say…

Midnight Run (1988) – Review

My love for action-comedies reached its fever pitch on a summer late night when I accidentally tripped over this boisterously funny classic from the 80s and felt thoroughly exhilarated as the end credits rolled by. What more could a movie offer, I thought.  What more than make you sit for a couple of hours, take sides of characters, defend them, feel for them, adore their expressions, get hooked to their mannerisms, clap for their punch-lines, laugh over their witty verbal interplays, and pray for their redemption, all amidst consuming an interesting plot that only thickens by the…

Exam (2009) – Review

Along the lines of 12 Angry Men, which is still inarguably the most superior of its kind, Exam is a gripping 90-minute venture that sets the ball rolling before you even blink. Full Reel…