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Caption: Tamil Cinema

2.0: That Magnificent Rage and its Flying Machine

  *****************SPOILERS AHEAD***************** “I am Chitti” and then comes that slick fractional pause of the hand in the air before pounding down on its fist on distilled authority, calling out, “Reloaded. Version 2.0”. This uncanny sense of style from Rajni sets thrilling vibes for a spectacular showdown…

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…

Visaranai (2016)

When fear becomes paranoia… It takes time to convince you; to convince that it is not happening to the characters on screen but to you.  Vetrimaaran does that nonchalantly in less than two hours with a gritty and nerve-racking tale that succeeds not in just hanging a sordid picture of the…

August 31, 2013
4: 15 AM

Inspired Poetry

Robert Frost said, “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”It’s a great truth. Translating poetry can even make you carve your own noose with the very rope that was used to create the original. The following song from the Tamil movie, Mythili Ennai Kaathali (1986) is an inspired poetry that…

May 5, 2013
11: 28 PM

Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

There’s no good humor and bad humor. There’s just humor in right places and wrong places. Soodhu Kavvum creates a variety of situations, which are inherently funny, inevitably pulling you in for a riotous ride into the world of kidnappers whose attempts, though amateurish, turn out to be…