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I saw after two years of it’s release Director Selvaraghavan’s 2013 film Irandaam Ulagam (இரண்டாம் உலகம்). When I first heard the title I thought it will be based on Mike Cahill’s Another Earth (2011), but Irandaam Ulagam turned out to be different. If you were to search for inspiration you need to go to Sci-Fi works like Star Trek. Irandaam Ulagam is about two love stories of two couples who live in world’s (literally) apart. The film is all out about Arya & Anushka, both have performed one of the demanding characters of their career. Though Arya comes out the same in both the planets,…

The movie opens in the lab of Arya, who is a scientist in the year 2065 who has invented a Time Machine, to demonstrate it’s safety he sends his dog in the machine to 2015 and to automatically return to 2065 in few seconds after taking some pictures. Right in that first scene, the debut director &  writer Ravikumar R impresses us with the amount of detail in the graphics showing the Time Machine and the future. This attention to detail continues throughout the film and that’s what makes Indru Netru Naalai (இன்று நாளை நேற்று) a delight to watch. The opening scene for one of the lead character…

I knew that Dinosaurs are related closer to modern day Birds more than any other living Animal, but research in the last few years have discovered that many of them had, wait for it, feathers!. In Science Journal (Sep 21, 2007) published that “A new look at some old bones have shown that velociraptor, the dinosaur made famous in the movie Jurassic Park, had feathers. The discovery was made by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History”. DNA, the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms, have been found to have a half-life of 521 years, meaning…

The Back to the Future movies was released during my school days and had captured my imagination ever since. This July (2015), marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the most successful Hollywood sci-fi trilogies,  as a way of celebrating I wanted to watch the three films back to back this weekend. I was doubly happy, for first, the movies turned out to be as enjoyable as I remembered it, the second I watched it with my 12-year-old son next to me. Before the first part began, my son dismissed it will be boring and will sport childish animations (his…

Interstellar (2014) directed by Christopher Nolan at 169 minutes is a long movie by Hollywood standard. A future world is plagued by food shortages due to routine crop failures, vast dust clouds engulfing everything and the earth’s atmosphere becoming increased with Nitrogen; all put together nearing extinction for life. In this background, (as always in Hollywood) a secret NASA project works on two plans to save humanity. Gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Delicious’. Plan A is to find a way to do a mass transport of the entire human population by winning over gravity; Plan B is to seed a…