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Many years ago when I first visited the USA, a friend of mine living there gave me an advice that I recollect every time I travel abroad – when visiting an Indian Restaurant outside India to peep in first to see if there are more foreigners than Indians eating there, if so to stay away from that place as it would’ve been tailored for their taste-buds and not ours. I remembered this when I was…

Imaikkaa Nodigal (இமைக்கா நொடிகள்) is a crime-thriller that also wants to be a romantic, family entertainer. Starring Nayanthara and Atharvaa, Directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu who made his debut with Demonte Colony (2015), a film I enjoyed, there was much buzz about this film. Did it meet up the expectations? read on. The film starts with Anjali Vikramadithyan (Nayanthara), a CBI officer and her team investing a series of gory killings that are happening in Bangalore city. The unknown…

The Reader (2008) was much talked about when it came, for the brilliant performance of an ageing lead role by Kate Winslet, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film is known for its sensual scenes where a 36-year-old woman Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) working in a West German city of the late 1950s, seducing a 15-year-old boy Michael Berg.  As I was watching the film, I thought the first 30…

After the box office hit of Arjun Reddy (2017), any new release of Vijay Devarakonda was eagerly awaited by his fans in South India. Geetha Govindam (2018) is a recently released Rom-Com starring him and Rashmika Mandanna, and Vijay has hit this one too out of the park. I found the film to be a good entertainer. The songs including the theme song (Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale) composed by Gopi Sundar were memorable.  I liked that there were no fights…

I found Ghajinikanth (2018) to be an enjoyable rom-com. Yes, it was a mindless comedy, but who cares when the film made you laugh in many places, Director Santhosh P. Jayakumar has succeeded on that front. Arya who did good comedy in Boss Engira Baskaran (2010) has not lived to that standard in this film, but the professional comedians Karunakaran, Sathish & Kali Venkat, cover it up quite well. In the last few weeks, this is the third…