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Oru Pakka Kathai (2020) was a mixed film, the first-half being hilarious & brilliant and the second-half getting dull & wonted. Starring Kalidas Jayaram and Megha Akash, directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan of Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012) and Seethakaathi (2018) fame the film was made in 2014 and launched only last year on Zee5 streaming. As the name implies (An one-page story) the plot of the film is simple, so I will not spoil the fun of watching the first one hour by revealing much of the spoilers. Saravanan and Meera are lovers from school days, their parents had agreed…

Bliss (2021) is a film that has a confused identity. Is it a science-fiction or a family drama or a movie on substance abuse? maybe it is all of them. This identity crisis is what makes the movie watchable and…

Choked (2020) directed by Anurag Kashyap had an intriguing plot of a middle-class family with a single breadwinner, a tight budget, suddenly finding large sums of cash. I liked the film and could’ve rated it higher, but mid-way it unnecessarily slows down and strays to demonetization and bank robbery. It is available on Netflix. Sarita Pillai (Saiyami Kher) and her husband Sushant Pillai (Roshan Mathew) are a lovely middle-class couple who have run into money problems due to Sushant’s failed business ventures. Sarita is a bank clerk, who is managing the household, works hard in the bank, and repaying Sushant’s…

The White Tiger (2021) is a movie adaptation of a popular book with the same title. It is about an aspiring youngster from a backward village in India, who gets employed as a driver to a wealthy landlord to then…