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Baaram (2018), this film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2019 and had its theatrical release only today-that too a limited release in a few theatres. In the night show at Devi Kala today, there were six other people in the audience apart from our group of six. Baaram (பாரம்) is sure to move even the hearts of the coldest, yet it has been filmed in a subtle and simple fashion by Director Priya Krishnaswamy – a big kudos to her. The story is about the village practice of Thalaikoothal, still in vogue…

அந்த நாள் (1954)

இன்றைக்கு கே டிவியில் “அந்த நாள்” திரைப்படம் ஒளிபரப்பானது. படமெடுத்து ஏறத்தாழ எழுபது ஆண்டுகள் ஆனாலும், இன்றைக்குப் பார்க்கும்போதும் விறுவிறுப்பாகச் சென்றது. முன்பே நான் ஓரிரு முறை இந்தப்படத்தைப் பார்த்திருந்தாலும் சுவாரஸ்யத்திற்குக் குறைவில்லை. அதற்கு முக்கிய காரணம் வீணை எஸ்.பாலசந்தரின் திறமையான இயக்கம் ஒரு காரணம். புகழ்பெற்ற ஜப்பானிய இயக்குனர் அகிரா குரோசாவாவின் “ராஷோமோன்” படத்தின்…

Mafia: Chapter 1 (2020)

The young director Karthick Naren gave an unexpected hit thriller with his debut film Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016). It was unfortunate that the release of his second film Naragasooran has remained stuck for more than two years. Despite that, he has…

The Circle (2017) has stayed in my watch list for quite some time due to its poor ratings. Now that it appeared on Netflix I watched it today. With a rural girl from a working family, an ailing father, and, a childhood (boy) friend. Helped by her friend, this girl Mae Holland gets to work at the world’s richest company – The Circle. The shape of the campus (The Circle) is meant to indicate the (then) richest company in real – the Apple Computers and its new spaceship campus. Quickly we see parts of Mark Zuckerberg,  Larry & Page, Steve…

Naan Sirithal (2020)

Gandhi (Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi)  is introduced to be a young man with strange behaviour. After nearly an hour, we learn it his Pseudobulbar disturbance making him laugh uncontrollably when he gets extremely upset or afraid. Yes, I know we had…