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When I read about the new Netflix original Bird Box (2018) which was about entire population committing suicide after seeing mysterious creatures I was skeptical as I don’t enjoy super natural or horror genre, still I watched it through – I was not disappointed neither was I impressed. Sandra Bullock single-handedly carries the entire film and her brilliant acting keeps us engaged. Where the film falls short is that it offers nothing new. It follows…

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) is an interesting experiment (released as an original film) by Netflix to provide interactive entertainment – to offer multiple narratives at every turning point in a story and let the viewer(s) make a selection. The idea has been around for a long time in video games (decades ago, I had programmed interactive quizzes in Atari) and to a limited way by a few adult entertainment titles, but this is the first time…

துப்பாக்கி முனை (Thuppakki Munai) is a cop thriller with a simple storyline that has been told interestingly. Vikram Prabhu has got a good break with this film, his previous few films like Pakka (2018) have been bad.   Birla Bose (Vikram Prabhu) is a mumbai cop, who has over 30 encounters to his (dis)credit and feared across the country by the underworld. He is assigned to Rameswaram to handle the case of a rape & murder by…

ஜானி(Johnny) starring Prashanth & Sanchita Shetty is a crime film that you wish to hate, but still, end up watching due to some brisk screenplay. The story is about five partners who are running a gambling house, get into a huge drug trade which goes wrong and getting many of them killed.  I like many of Prasanth’s earlier films including Chembaruthi (1992), Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992) – a film that has two of my most favourite Tamil songs, Jeans (1998) and…

The last few days I have binge-watching in Netflix, Season 1 of Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland. It is intriguing to see the stories that Hollywood comes up with for their TV shows, unlike what we see here in India. This one is about an accidental President of the USA who is tasked with running the country after every senior member of the Government including the President is killed in a terrorist attack on the Capitol Hill…