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    Skylab (2021)

    Skylab (2021) is a Telugu period film and a comedy. In 1979, a young would-be reporter covers the mayhem caused by the expected crash of the first space station of the USA on their less known village in Telangana. The plot was intriguing and is new to Indian cinema, but the screenplay fails to tell anything new. It is a feel-good film but there are no twists or turns. The film is available on Sony Liv and gets a Raw rating. Nithya Menen has produced and has acted as the protagonist, she has done the role well. Satyadev Kancharana comes as aspiring but bad luck ridden young doctor. Rahul Ramakrishna…

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    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) is a science fiction comedy film, an adaption of the classic book of the same title by Douglas Adams, which was originally a radio comedy on BBC. The film tries hard to stay true to the book and borrows some of its original comedy lines too. The story is about Arthur Dent, whose house in Britain is going to be destroyed by the authorities for a bypass project. There comes his friend Ford Prefect, who is writing a book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The two escape earth just before it gets blown up by the contractors of an Alien species called…

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    Climax (2021)

    Climax (2021) is a Telugu murder mystery. While the mystery was obvious from the beginning the satirical humour throughout the film was enjoyable. Had the director focused on developing a better screenplay, this movie could’ve been more engaging than it turned out to be. Available on Amazon Prime Video, it gets a Raw rating. Vijay Modi is a billionaire staying in a 7-star suite to hide from his creditors, one day he says he sees a young lady and invites her to his room, for a gift of Rs 1 crore. The next day he is seen brutally murdered. Rajendra Prasad as Vijay Modi is impressive, he has brought out…

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    Keeping Up with the Kandasamys (2017)

    Last year, I had watched the sequel, and today I saw the first movie in the series: Keeping Up with the Kandasamys (2017). It covers what happened before the marriage of the children of the neighbours. This is a simple movie, warm and the characters are highly relatable, I liked it, so I am giving it a Ripe rating. The Naidoos (note the spelling different from what’s used in Tamil Nadu), and Kandasamys are neighbours in the Indian neighbourhood of Chatsworth, a suburb of Durban in South Africa. Naidoos have two sons, Prishen, the elder one, is doing his final year in medical college. The Kandasamys’ who are wealthier than…

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    Sabhaapathy (2021)

    Sabhaapathy (2021) is a Tamil Comedy film starring Santhanam. Surprisingly, unlike the recent films of the actor, the humour in this film, while not great, was least offensive and enjoyable. Available on Amazon Prime gets a Raw. The story is about a suitcase full of money belonging to a corrupt politician coming into the possession of Sabapathy, a young man looking for a job in Srirangam, Trichy. Sabapathy is having a troubled relationship with his father, Ganapathy (played by M S Bhaskar), this complicates Sabapathy’s love with the girl living opposite their house. Did Sabapathy get a job, win over the girl and resolve issues with his father while managing…