• Movie Review

    Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu (2017)

    The film opens with a bridegroom waiting for the bride to come into their bedroom, we understand they are newlywed and the wedding happened a few days back by the withered garlands on the hook. The lady comes in and goes about unwrapping wedding gifts to the disappointment of her husband. She answers him saying her best friend is pestering her to give feedback on her gift and that’s why she is doing the job now. There is a knock on the door, the husband is called out where he finds the entire neighbourhood of the small village, he learns that the goat his grandmother had been grooming for sacrifice…

  • Lounge,  Movie Review

    Metro (2016)

    Metro (2016) is a candid take on how even the simplest looking crime extracts blood from everyone around the perpetrators. Director Anandakrishnan has to be appreciated for convincingly telling about a crime that happens in Metro cities, yes there is a lot of blood spilled on the screen. The crime talked about here is the chain snatching incidents that happen regularly in metro cities like Chennai. Most often the victims are middle-aged women who happen to wear gold necklaces and the thieves riding in modern motorcycles come and go in an eye-blink. The victims lose not only their valuables but get severely hurt and sometimes needlessly die when they fall…

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    Kaaka Muttai (2015)

    Never before I knew of, a Tamil film not having any “star” value was eagerly awaited by the audience like Kaaka Muttai (காக்கா முட்டை) for almost a year after its premiere. The anticipation for the film started when it got world premiered at the Toronto film festival in September and gathered steam on the news of the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the two children Ramesh Thilaganathan and J. Vignesh who made their debut in the film. As soon as the projector in the cinema hall starts to flood on the silver screen with its light, you realize this is not a stock production from Kodambakkam. You…

  • Movie Review

    Good Bye Lenin (2003)

    After reading my blog on the movies I have covered in it, my fellow INFITT member Mr Jean-Luc Chevillard from Paris recommended that I see this German Movie “Good Bye Lenin”. The title alone was enough to make me interested. Today I got a chance to see this movie. The movie’s story happens in East Berlin from October 1989 to just after German unification a year later. Alex lives with his sister and his mother. His father fled to the West abandoning the family. Alex’s mother single headedly raises the kids and becomes an idealist and supporter of the ruling Socialist Party. Later, she suffers a near-fatal heart attack and…