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KD (2019) is a gem that has come out of Kollywood which is normally a wasteland of formula films. A big round of applause for the Director Madhumita Sundararaman, and the lead actors Nagavishal & Mu Ramaswamy! K.D. (aka Karuppu Durai) is about a special bond of friendship and affection that develops between an unwanted elderly man and a ten-year-old orphaned boy. K.D. (played by Mu Ramaswamy) is about to be murdered by his children who are after to inherit his properties. Scared for his life, he runs away from his home town, travelling aimlessly he spends the night in…

Oh! Baby (2019) is a must-watch film to celebrate this festival season. All of us dream of becoming young again, in this film which has been adopted from the Korean film “Miss Granny”, that’s what happens. How a 70-year-grandmother “Baby”, played well by veteran Lakshmi, receives a Lord Ganesa talisman, that transforms her to a 24-year-old lady (Savitri) played brilliantly by Samantha. With her new-found youth, she gets to relive her life on her own terms with none of the constraints she had in her first life. Unfortunately, getting all that you had ever dreamed of can have unintended consequences…

//It has been found by the anti-corruption wing of China, that a communist party official in the province of Hainan Mr Zhang Qi, has 13.5 tonnes of gold (worth up to £520million) and £30BILLION in his bank account – all suspected to bribe money. This is likely to make him the richest man in China, richer than the Alibaba’s founder Mr Jack Ma // reports The DailyMail. Reading this unfathomable news, I was reminded of a Chinese TV Series that came a few years ago. In the Name of the People, was about an anti-corruption prosecutor’s efforts to unearth corruption…

In the Sivakarthikeyan starring Namma Veettu Pillai (2019), Director Pandiraj has stuck to the same formula of a large family with a kind-hearted & brave hero that had worked for him in the past. Last year’s Kadaikutty Singam (2018) too had numerous (family) relations shown, but it resonated well because of its strong emotions, in NMP it hasn’t worked out that well. As a result, the film feels like a routine village rivalry between the two rich families. To be fair, this was different from the reactions I heard around me in the cinema hall, the screenplay seems to have…

When we think of Iran, films are not the first things that come to our mind. In recent times the few Iranian movies that I saw like Taxi (2015)and Night Shift (2015), though made with limited budgets, they were impressive and made me realise what I was missing. The film-makers there, are producing excellent films that showcase the socio-economic conditions in Iran very well. Today (2014) is one such film, that was exhibited as part of the ongoing Iranian Film Festival organised by Chennai’s ICAF society. The film is about an old Taxi driver, and the unconditional kindness he shows…