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Ka Pae Ranasingam (க. பெ. ரணசிங்கம்) is a movie that handles an important subject but was made poorly. I am disappointed that the talents of the two actors I like a lot, Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh, were not supported with a strong screenplay. The film was about the difficulty faced by a poor widow to bring back the remains of her dead husband from Dubai. It wants to show the complete apathy of our bureaucracy to the plights of its citizens and how its foreign affairs let other countries exploit our workers for personal gains. The heroine Aishwarya Rajesh…

Force Majeure (2014) is a Swedish comedy-drama, about the dynamics of a married couple with two kids while vacationing. A simple story filmed in breath-taking locations of the French alps, just for the cinematography, this film is a good watch.…

Red Carpet aka Tapete Vermelho (2005) is a Brazilian Comedy Drama by Director Luís Alberto Pereira. It is made available for free online viewing here (valid till 16th Oct 2020) by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation with the help of Embassy…

Serious Men (2020) is an engaging film that is about a father’s love for his son presented in the background of the caste imbalances that persist even in the corridors of science in India. It is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Manu Joseph, which I had bought ten-years ago, but had left unread. The film is available on Netflix India. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, comes as the father Ayyan Mani and carries the entire film. Hailing from a lower caste (Dalit) he feels side-lined at the Government’s premium research institute led by Dr Acharya (played by veteran…

What a difference a decade makes! In 2010, when the film “The Social Networking” came, Facebook was the darling of the world, it was seen as a spreader of joy, of breaking the hold of the big media and empowering…