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 […]

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 […]

Siruthai – Ha Ha Ha, Kazhuthai at BO

This Karthi fella, sibling of sori padam Surya and son of Monkey dancer Sivakumar, is going the way of his peers – that is taking the trash road to infamy. No surprise then that the box office numbers of Karthi’s movies reflect that. Here’s how Karthi’s new film Siruthai fared at the UK box office […]

Naan Mahaan Alla BO – Worse than Paiyaa

Karthi, the younger son of the Jillu Jillu, Gullu Gullu tail-less monkey Sivakumar, may be a decent actor but box office returns from his movies are not so decent. We found Karthi’s latest movie Naan Mahaan Alla, which opened last Thursday in the U.S., to be a watchable flick but Tamil film audiences have not […]

Paiyaa UK Box Office – Bad, Really Bad

Tamil film Paiyaa has not fared well at the box office. The average gross of the Lingusamy-directed, Karthi-Tammanna Bhatia starring Tamil movie Paiyaa at the UK box office is less than even that of Sathyam, one of the worst movies known to human civilization. For the April 2, 2010-April 4, 2010 opening weekend, Paiyaa had […]