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Anbirkiniyal (2021) is a thriller film starring Arun Pandian and his daughter Keerthi Pandian. The story revolves around a loving father searching for his daughter who hasn’t returned home while the girl is stuck in a life-threatening situation. Keerthi Pandian carries the film and runs with it and I liked her performance and the film. It gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ and is available on Amazon Prime Video. The first twenty minutes was a familiar sequence of a bubbly young girl who loves her father a lot and care for the people around her, still, it felt heart-warming to…

Two Distant Strangers (2020) is an Academy (Oscar) awards nominated short film that you shouldn’t miss. It uses a time-loop format to show the rough treatment meted to African Americans by law enforcement in the USA, to produce a very…

Crazy About Her (Spanish: Loco por ella) is a Spanish romantic comedy. It takes the familiar story of a guy meeting a girl for a one-night stand but unwittingly falling in love with her and goes in search to win…

Mandela (2021) is a comedy-drama film starring Yogi Babu, about the sufferings of outcasts and the power of universal suffrage. Mandela impresses you with an uncommon plot and good acting by Yogi but falls short due to a mediocre screenplay that runs too long. It gets a ‘Raw’ rating from Mangoidiots. The film is available on Netflix. ‘Smile’ aka இளிச்சவாயன், played by the Mr “Curly hairs” Yogi Babu is the local village barber – an orphan who works and stays under a banyan tree. Hailing from an unknown caste, everyone in the village uses his services, yet treats him shabbily.…

Tenet (2020) was the most talked-about film of 2020 for two reasons: it was the first big-budget movie to get released during the pandemic and second was many viewers had a problem understanding the film, more often than the previous…