i never thought i was one for sports narratives, but i've been reading takehiko inoue's slam dunk and have found myself absolutely captivated by a story about a sport i have little interested in. inoue's sheer passion for the sport shines through every panel, every game - the matches are entirely realistic, incredibly detailed in execution but above all extremely exciting to read. not only is it exciting to see how the matches unfold due to these guys' sheer talent…
"you are not a normal person if you reject my love"
absolutely true man, acp anbuselvan what were you thinking.
the infectious excitement of an up-and-coming gautham vasudev menon, and the casting of up-and-coming unrefined surya gives this a fun, and unique atmosphere that sets this apart from the usual masala fare.
i feel like copaganda movies, even those that want to be "an honest depiction of the life of an ordinary policeman", even those directed by gautham…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i already know that this isn't going to live up to the expectations of most people, it simply isn't nearly as polished as kaithi or vikram. those movies are so crisp, movies handled by a director with complete grasp of his material - and, as a result, stand as lokesh's most widely accepted/beloved work. but, upon rewatch, i just feel that compared to master they're pretty... safe? kaithi and vikram are most concerned with aesthetic and style than anything else,…
[Before I get into another lengthy Master review, I must emphasise that this is by no means a perfect movie no matter how many times I tell myself it is. There are some problems, namely the female characters – this seems to be a Lokesh problem rather than a Master problem if Vikram is anything to go by – and some odd decisions too like the midpoint twist, and the archery fight, BUT although these things stuck out to me…