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A lot was expected from this horror flick starring Nayanthara in double action – Airaa (2019). Unfortunately, it has come out as yet another tawdrily made ghost film. Other than Nayanthara’s outstanding performance in the short secondary role, there was nothing here. A simple story(!) here – Yamuna, a young woman goes to her native place and stays with her grandma, where she encounters paranormal experiences; in parallel, a series of murders that happen in…

Other than the common name, Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 has no connection to the superhit film that came in 2006. This film is about half-a-dozen happenings over the course of a few days, all occurring for want of money – in the past, we have seen the domino effect of one incident to another in a series of events, in this one, the happenings are not directly connected in most cases – while this builds curiosity…

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…