• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★½

    Firstly, I’ve not watched many adaptations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was never a big enthusiast either. But the three names in Joel Coen, Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand made this drama a compulsory watch, and damn they didn’t disappoint one bit. Got to admit that catching up with its dialogues was one tough cerebral battle, yet it’s fantastic arc of desire, greed, crime, coverups, guilt and it’s psychological consequences, has the outstanding performers in Denzel and Francis in their glorious…

  • Nammavar

    Nammavar

    ★★★★

    A revolutionary college drama, wherein Kamal Haasan yet again impresses with a terrific story, impeccable screenplay and outstanding performance. The hard hitting realistic dialogues, social satires, subtle humor with the proper blend of drama and emotions, makes this one masterful piece of work. Nagesh delivers a powerhouse emotional performance, while Karan makes a strong impact too. The cinematography and music, enhances the dramatics well. A highly recommended watch.

  • Katheyondu Shuruvagide

    Katheyondu Shuruvagide

    ★★★½

    A pleasant feel good slice of life journey, about two broken souls battling with their midlife crisis, strike a beautiful friendship and find their silver lining. The narrative beats are familiar, but the emotions are handled sensibly with a lot of heart and soul. The cinematography and music, add more to its warmth. The ensemble cast deliver heartwarming performances. The realistic dialogues need special mention, as it adds so much weight to the unconventional romantic drama. A delightfully satisfying experience.

  • Godha

    Godha

    ★★★½

    Basil Joseph’s sensible treatment and humor loaded screenplay is what makes this sports drama stand out. Especially the second half is outright entertaining, with so much of warmth and unlimited laughs. Renji Panicker and Tovino Thomas deliver outstanding performances, but yet its Wamiqa Gabbi who steals the show with her emotionally connectable screen presence. The music and cinematography enhance the proceedings. A fun, heartening and highly satisfying sports drama.

  • Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee

    Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee

    ★★★½

    A refreshing slice of life drama, that’s beautifully written with lovable characters and loaded with hearty feel good moments. The first half takes you on a breezy nostalgic journey into the 90s that’s so relatable and delightful, capturing the little nuances, banters, friendship, fun, love and heartbreaks surrounding the school life relationships, in an innocent yet sensible manner, leaving you with a warm smile.

    The second half jumps into the reunion mode and starts in a bumpy way, but smartly…

  • Kirik Party

    Kirik Party

    ★★★½

    A coming of age drama, that evokes a lot of nostalgia and provides a highly satisfying experience, taking you into a beautiful journey with its bundle of emotions. The cast, performances, cinematography and music are so enjoyable and keep the drama engaging throughout. Rakshit Shetty, Rashmika Mandanna and Samyukta Hegde are so lovable and add life to their roles. It’s got a few flaws, but easily gets overshadowed by the positives. A joyous fun ride, that not to be missed.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★½

    Russo Brother’s major success lies in the way they smartly handle the arc of stellar superhero characters with a deft screenplay and solidly blend the emotional plot line with its big budget action spectacle. Though the gigantic ensemble cast deliver badass performances, it’s actually Chadwick Boseman who steals the show at most places. Tom Holland makes his energy felt with his exciting cameo. Despite of its long runtime, you never get bored. There’s nothing revolutionary here, but it’s one hellava fun popcorn entertainer.

  • Thevar Magan

    Thevar Magan

    ★★★★

    A rustic classic drama, that still stands out for its terrific writing, performances and direction. Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan and Nassar are at their outstanding best. Music and cinematography enhances the dramatics and complements its symbolic detailings well. The drama asserts its politics on regressive caste pride, unnecessary rivalry/ feuds and the stress on education in the typical old fashioned way, which has created debates on anyway. Beyond all, it still stands tall as one brilliant piece of filmmaking in Tamil cinema.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    Beyond all the grippingly choreographed high voltage action sequences, the movie stands out for its brilliant direction and crisp narrative, that’s solidly layered and neatly paced, with engaging thrills and entertainment. The soundtrack is superb as well. Chris Evans is spectacular and gets a formidable villain in Sebastian Stan, who together take the whole dramatics to another level. Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford were equally good in their given roles. It’s not flawless, but its definitely one finely made superhero action thriller.

  • Apoorva Sagodharargal

    Apoorva Sagodharargal

    ★★★★½

    An out n out Kamal Haasan special. The movie has nothing new in terms of its storyline, with a simple straightforward revenge story, but Kamal’s screenplay, Crazy Mohan’s dialogues and Ilayaraja’s terrific music, weave their magic onto the screen. The creatively executed dwarf character and outstanding performance from Kamal, make the drama even more special. He simply moves you into tears during the emotional sequences. The comedy portions are outright hilarious and deliver solid laughs. The Even past decades, it still remains as one of best commercial masala movies to be made in Tamil cinema.

  • Rock On 2

    Rock On 2

    ★★

    Except for a few good moments, exotic locations of Meghalaya and highly enjoyable extended final concert, this badly written sequel ends up disappointing. The thoughtful lyrics were heartening, but the music don’t match up to its predecessor’s standard either.

  • Trisha Illana Nayanthara

    Trisha Illana Nayanthara

    ★½

    An adult comedy, that’s got few fun enjoyable moments and peppy songs, but otherwise turns tiring whenever it tries to get serious with its narrative, ending up as an underwhelming watch.