Jilla, Veeram – Govinda, Govinda!

Venkataramana Govinda, Govinda! Each time a Tamil film releases, I temporarily regain my faith in God, and send up the above Govinda prayer to none other than Balaji of the Seven Hills seeking divine remission from the plague. I beseech the Lord to turn crappy Tamil movies into duds. And each time Balaji unfailingly lets […]

Thalaivaa Review – God, Spare Us Jilla

After the nightmarish ordeal of sitting through Punnaku Pandi’s last movie, Thalaivaa (Leader), the other day, all I can say is that the Tamil Nadu political leadership is far wiser than I gave them credit for. Just in case you’d forgotten, Jilla’s release was delayed in August 2013 over “security threats” to theaters and brought […]

Mahanadi Review – Maha Garbage

Mahanadi Review – Maha Garbage

(for SI Blog Reader Twig) Twits and Twigs have more in common than four alphabets. Both also lack the gene for good taste, and share the inability to separate wheat from chaff. At the repeated urging of SI Blog reader Twig, I watched the Tamil film Mahanadi (1994) last night. Mahanadi has often been hailed […]

Biriyani Review – Ugly, Perverse, Sickening Piece of Shit

By MadMax673 I should have given a second thought about watching “Biriyani” oops Venkat Prabhu’s “diet.” My bad. Seriously, how is it possible to sustain energy after watching a piece of drivel that is a combo of shit load of movies you’ve seen before? To take off with, Biriyani starts off in a “True Lies” […]

Biriyani has Decent Opening in U.S.

By MadMax673 Tamil film Biriyani opened to a fairly decent crowd this evening at a theatre on the U.S. East Coast. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, Biriyani features Karthi, Hansika Motwani and Premgi Amaren. The movie is supposed to be a black comedy. Since it’s an Indian movie, there will likely be a romance track. Report […]

Rajinikanth is a Bloody Liar

Whew, what a journey. From a lowly bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service to Superstar of Tamil cinema for over two decades! And now acknowledged as a “Blockbuster” Indian living legend. No miracle this, even if Rajinikanth insists it is (see below video)! Just dogged perseverance and enormous will power! Thalaivar, Vazhga (Oh leader, […]