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If you want to switch off your logical brain, sit back, relax, and can enjoy Mr Bean style of comedy, then check out Johnny English Strikes Again (2018). I enjoyed it, just like I did with Johnny English Reborn (2011). The story (do you need one for a Rowan Atkinson starrer?) is about how a “fired” MI7 agent Johnny English gets reinstated to investigate a cyber crime that exposes the entire secret service of the…

102 Not Out (2018) had many reasons to intrigue me – story of how a centenarian and his septuagenarian go about with their lives – starring two of the doyens of modern-day Hindi Cinema – Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor- directed by Umesh Shukla whose earlier film Oh My God! (2012) I liked a lot.  I guess I waited for too long for it to be released with English subtitles in Chennai, then I forgot – today, I…

How much ever we may comment on all romantic comedies being the same and silly, quite often we watch one – and we come out feeling good and that’s what a good romcom can do. Isn’t It Romantic (2019) is one such film. Natalie is a successful architect working in New York, she is single and has low self-esteem about herself. One of her coworkers Josh has feelings for her, which both don’t share with…

In Tamil Cinema, when it comes to political comedy, we have satires, spoofs and then LKG (2019). In his maiden attempt as a writer and hero, RJ Balaji gets promoted to middle school right after kindergarten. The story is a familiar one – of how a local municipal councillor becomes the Chief Minister of the state through his aspiration and smartness – we have seen a similar storyline in last year’s Annanukku Jai starring Attakathi…

There have been many films, where the protagonist was an expert who retired early due to some personal tragedy and is called to duty on an emergency with hundreds of lives at risk if he fails. Airplane! (1980) follows the same story, where a veteran pilot Ted Striker (played by Robert Hays), who now has a fear of flying is called to land a civilian aircraft full of passengers with its two pilots are incapacitated…