Paradesi Box Office Report – Miserable

UK Tamils have raised their middle finger to Bala’s latest movie Paradesi. Is this the beginning of the end for Bala whose reputation has rested on producing “realistic” films on the subalterns (people living on the margins of society)? Related Stories Paradesi Review – Bala Moons Yet Again

Paradesi Review – Bala Moons Yet Again

by Madmax673 Summary – A flat out mockery of the struggles of tea plantation workers. Hmm… ennatha solla (what else to say?) Indha Kollywood karunkaali paya Bala marubadiyum marubadiyum sootha kaatran (this Kollywood empty dickhead moons at us over and over again). Folks, say what you want to say – a dude who doesn’t know […]

Mouna Ragam Review – Junk

(For SI Blog Reader Shadowfax_Arbit and possibly many other Karthik Fans ) Since SI is in a Karthik mood lately, we sat down to watch Mouna Ragam (1986). Mouna Ragam is hailed as one of the finest films put out by Mani Ratnam, an highly overrated director in our not-so-humble opinion. Not surprising, given that […]

Gokulathil Seethai Review – Merely Bad

Most Tamil films skid into one of two categories – Real Bad (usually featuring Surya, Karthi, Vijay, Simbhu, Vombhu, Kombhu et al) and the Disgustingly, Hopelessly, Offensively, Obscenely Bad (buffoons like Ajith, Trisha and Vishal are fixtures in this genre). Since some of my readers have been lately wetting their jetties over a 17-year-old film […]

Kadal Review – Was Mani Ratnam on Ganja?

By SI Blog Reader Vinith I watched Mani Ratnam’s Kadal yesterday in a nearly empty theater. I’d like to believe the empty hall is a favorable omen. Perhaps Tamil movie buffs are belatedly getting wiser to junk and no longer hesitant to to raise the middle finger to unrepentant directors. Awful Film Kadal is a […]

Jayalalitha Makes Perfect Sense

Indian politicians are like Indian movies. Both rarely ever make any sense. But for once, we were witness to a politician who articulated a cogent response to an issue agitating millions of movie fans, not merely in Tamil Nadu, but across the world – the ban of Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha […]