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 […]

Arrambam Review – Trash Hard to Surpass

Misery rains down on Indians in diverse forms. Mine came trekking all the way from the People’s Republic of Rotten Movies (a.k.a. Kollywood) bearing the infantile title Arrambam (Beginning). Arrambam debuted at several theaters in the U.S. Wednesday evening and I sat through the punishing ordeal of watching the premiere show at a theatre on […]

Arrambam – Good Opening in U.S

Ajith Kumar’s Arrambam has opened to a decent response. About 70 people in the hall at a theatre on the East Coast (U.S.) People are still trickling in. Movie should start in about five minutes, i.e. at 9PM Eastern Time. Update – 1 Interval – 10:10PM Plain awful so far. The central theme of movie […]

Ajith’s Billa 2 Opens to Poor Reviews

Billa 2 UK BO Report – Disaster, Worse than Kuruvi, Mankatha etc Ajith Kumar’s Billa II has opened to bad reviews. Besides the poor reviews, the movie’s producers also have to reckon with a dull box office response at some theaters in the U.S. The opening show of Billa II at a theater in Chicago […]

Mankatha Box Office – UK Tamils Embrace Junk

What is it that attracts some Tamils to filth? Bet even the great Greek philosophers Socrates and Plato would have been flummoxed by the above question. Be it the stinking Cooum in Chennai or Ajith’s latest crapshow Mankatha, like bees drawn to a flower a lot of Tamils find their nirvana in filth. Must be […]

Mankatha Review – Ajith’s 50th Atrocity

By Naveen You shall be turned out of my house and I will never have your name pronounced in my presence again. It is disgusting-degrading-disgraceful. – Adolphus Longestaffe to his daughter Georgina in Anthony Trollope’s fine satire The Way we Live Now over her plans to marry a Jew It never ceases to surprise me […]