Madras Review – Class Act

After wearily trudging through the endless Sahara of trashy Tamil movies, I serendipitously discovered a welcome oasis in Madras (Karthi, Kalaiarasan Harikrishnan, Catherine Tresa, Rama, Ritwika et al). Pa Ranjith directed the film based on his script (a claim that so far has not been disproved). Like so many good films, Madras defies easy categorization […]

Kochadaiiyaan – Conspiracy of Silence

So much ink was spilled on big budget Tamil movie Kochadaiiyaan (Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone) by fawning scribes and reviewers about how the motion-capture film heralded an epochal moment in Indian movie history. Yet there’s nary a report on how much the Rs 150-crore film lost given its ho-hum response at the box office. I wouldn’t […]

Rajini Can’t – History Repeats Itself

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So without any commentary, I offer readers the below two images (courtesy of Behindwoods). ‘Nuff said. πŸ˜‰ Image Courtesy – Behindwoods ****************************************************** Image Courtesy – Behindwoods Related Kochadaiiyan Posts: Kochadaiiyan Overseas BO – Rajini Can’t

Kochadaiiyan Overseas BO – Rajini Can’t

And I don’t know what to say about my daughter Soundarya who directed this picture. I saw the picture. After seeing the picture, I told her. “Soundarya, I’m proud of you. And definitely the whole nation will be proud of you. Congrats.” – Tamil film star Rajinikanth boasting about Kochadaiiyan and his daughter Soundarya Ha […]

Pizza – Different Toppings, Not So Tasty

(For SI Blog reader Prabhakar) Pizza (2012, Tamil) suffers from a yawning gap. The disappointing chasm between intention and outcome. Clearly, Pizza’s makers (director/writer Karthik Subbaraj and producer C.V.Kumar) set out to make a different kinda of Tamil film. Alas, they fell far short of their goal. Different Toppings We got an e-mail from a […]

Jilla Review – Vandhi aka Vomit

A three-hour long unparalleled nightmare, Jilla is Vijay’s vile imprecation against Tamils. Visually unappealing, silly beyond description and worthless beyond redemption, this atrocity of a movie muddles through one offensive frame after another. Hates Khaki – Loves Khaki To ensure that feeble-minded Vijay fans can easily understand the film, Jilla director R.T. Neason (story, screenplay […]

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