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Ponmagal Vandhal (2020) is the first big-brand Tamil movie to get released directly on OTT (streaming service and not a theatrical release) and the first movie to release in over two months, while India is in a national lockdown over Covid-19. The film had a lot going for it, a thriller story centred around a cruellest crime (child rape and murder), a heroine-centric courtroom battle led by Jyothika – a rarity in Indian Cinema,  an array of Kollywood veterans including R. Parthiban, K. Bhagyaraj, Thiagarajan and Pratap Pothen and the pioneering opportunity of a digital release enabling a reach to…

Murder Mystery (2019) is a comedy, mystery film released on Netflix. Starring Adam Sandler as an average New York Police officer Nick Spitz and Jennifer Aniston, who comes as Audrey Spitz, Nick’s wife. To celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary they travel to Europe on a shoestring budget. Luckily they get invited by a wealthy billionaire to a private yacht that’s sailing near Morocco. There on the boat and then off the boat a serious of murders happen and the Spitz couple becomes the prime suspects to the local police – how they fumble their way to solve the case on…

I don’t know what’s with my family and losing stuff in convention centres and airports. A couple of years back (in 2016), while attending a Microsoft Conference in Atlanta, USA I lost my valuable iPad, the next day I found it thanks to the helpful event staff onsite. The next year (in 2017), my son lost his Phone and Kindle reader at the Chennai Domestic Airport, thanks to good samaritans of my city (Chennai) we got back the items the next day. Almost two decades back (around 2001-02) I used to travel between Chennai and Bangalore weekly twice, and, they…

For a long time this film was in my watchlist – Searching (2018). It is about Korean single-parent, David Kim (played by John Cho) living in San Jose, California on a desperate search of her daughter Margot Kim (played by Michelle La) gone missing. This is an interesting thriller that has quite a few unexpected twists including the climax. The film starts with the Windows XP Wallpaper :-) Most of the film revolves around what’s on Kim’s and Margot’s computers. A very different narration style to what we have seen normally. Director Aneesh Chaganty has succeeded in keeping the screen…

In the current scare with #COVID19, every one should be watching this Malayalam film, Virus (2019), on how the state of Kerala handled the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak swiftly and effectively. The film directed by Aashiq Abu, can be described as a documentary on the deadly episode. Under normal circumstance I may not have liked this film as much as I did now, but I did and it eased my current anxiety a bit. It is available in Amazon Prime Video. What starts with a single case of a young male, dying under mysterious conditions, quickly snowballing into an outbreak…