• Movie Review

    Midnights Children (2012)

    Today I saw this movie “Midnight’s Children” by Deepa Mehta in Escape cinemas. I had high expectations for the movie due to Deepa Mehta’s direction, story being based on Salman Rushdie’s novel of same name and for seeing lovely Shriya Saran. Sadly on all 3 accounts I was disappointed. I haven’t read the original novel by Salman Rusdie to comment on the movie adaptation of it. My comments are purely as a film audience. First thing that struck me is the length of the movie, over 2:30 Hours. After the first one hour I had to force myself seated and not to walk out. The story starts off finely in…

  • Movie Review

    The Japanese Wife (2010)

    Today I watched the movie “The Japanese Wife” by acclaimed director Ms.Aparna Sen. The plot couldn’t have been more captivating – 635 Letters, 3 Phone Calls, 15 years of marriage, but they have not met; a husband in remote Bengal as a School Teacher and a wife in Japan. Having seen her previous work “Mrs. & Mr.Iyer” I was expecting a phenomenal movie in The Japanese Wife. Aparna Sen has told the story brilliantly well, we are transported for the 90 minutes to the remote Bengali village. The initial scene was very enjoyable where a big package from Japan comes to the little village and the whole village getting excited.…

  • Movie Review

    Vishwaroopam (2013)

    After all the controversies, this movie finally got released in Tamil Nadu last week. Considering the hype for the movie I thought tickets will be difficult to get, but a casual check online in the afternoon got me tickets to today’s evening show at Inox, Chennai. I read somewhere that the difference in the Tamil Nadu release was of few dialogues being muted and nothing substantial was lost other than a title card saying the story is entirely fiction. Vishwaroopam (விஸ்வரூபம்) is a spy thriller written, directed, co-produced & lead role by Kamal Haasan. The story is about an Indian RAW agent who infiltrates into Afghan training camps before escaping…