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King of the Belgians (2016) is a comedy film, with an easy story. The King of the Belgians, Nicolas III, is doing an official visit to Istanbul when the news of his country broken up into two comes. He is unable to return by Air to Brussels due to a solar storm, so with his entourage and a filmmaker he goes on a road-trip via Romania and the Balkans to his country.  Yes, you got it right! While on the road trip, he gets to interact with ‘normal’ people, get to experience their simple lifestyle, and, empathize with them. The…

Out of a simple incident, Malayalam cinema is famous for making an enjoyable comedy, and they succeed where others fail by resisting the temptation to spice things up. Janamaithri (2019) is one such film with an unbelievably plain story. As part of a citizen reach out exercise, Kerala Police decides they will offer a cup of hot black tea (kaṭṭan cāya aka കട്ടൻ ചായ) to all vehicle drivers during the night on all highways. In one police district, a set of halfwit police compels a car driver to drink a cup, the hot tea works as a laxative and he…

Jackpot (2019) is a comedy film starring Jyothika and Revathi, who come as con artists, cheating people of their money. While at the prison following an arrest, they learn of a magic pot, that is buried in the house of Anandaraj – how they get it from there is rest of the film. In their various attempts, they are helped by ‘Motta’ Rajendran and Yogi Babu. The screenplay is completely nonsensical. Director Kalyaan’s earlier film Gulaebaghavali (2018) was a lot better and enjoyable. Jyothika has done the fight sequences very well, kudos to her – and if that’s enough for…

Sixer (2019) is a feature film version of a popular comedy sequence of Actor Goundamani from Chinnathambi (1991). Just like how Goundamani tries hard to hide his night blindness from his love interest, Vaibhav Reddy in Sixer plays all tricks to win over Pallak Lalwani by keeping his illness as a secret. With just a one-line story, Director Chachi has managed to give an enjoyable film by bringing in a villain character, some friction and a good bit of action. Switching off your logical thinking for two hours, you can come out light-hearted! Actor Sathish as Vaibhav’s friend, veteran Radharavi as…

Chennai Palani Mars (சென்னை பழனி மார்ஸ்) is a film about a hero dreaming of travelling to Mars by his thoughts and some brilliant formulae. Written by Actor Vijay Sethupathi and Biju Viswanath, this could’ve been an out-of-the-world film, instead, it fails to even cross the locality.  Please stay away from this film and save your time. The film benefits from good camera work which sets the mood perfectly and aided by upbeat musical scores. The writers have set up a good premise – a brilliant scientist who is also a drug-addict, another drug addict who is a  talented singer, a…