Manoj Kumar R


The writer is a new media journalist with a keen interest in films, topics of popular interests and social media trends.

Saamy Square movie review: This Vikram starrer is a colossal mess
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Saamy Square movie review: Did Hari even write a script for Saamy Square? Because had he put down his ideas on paper before going to the shoot, he would have realized how silly they were and, just maybe, he would have not made this film.

Kaatrin Mozhi teaser: Jyothika promises a lot of fun
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The teaser of Jyothika starrer Kaatrin Mozhi introduces us to housewife Vijayalakshmi who wants to become an RJ.

Saamy: Revisiting Vikram’s morally flexible cop film
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

After 15 years, Vikram is returning as a super cop, who loves gabbing, with the sequel to Saamy. Titled as Saamy Square, the film seems to pick up right from where the first movie ended.

Happy Birthday Upendra: When the Kannada star beat Shah Rukh Khan to romance Deepika Padukone
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Happy birthday Upendra: On Upendra's 51st birthday, here are some interesting facts about the popular south Indian actor.

Captain Raju will always be remembered for his role as Mr Pavanayi
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Captain Raju's screentime in Nadodikkattu as Pavanayi doesn't exceed more than eight minutes but it became a landmark in his acting career.

U Turn movie review: Samantha Akkineni-Pawan Kumar film delivers the thrills
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

U Turn movie review: Director Pawan Kumar has fixed all shortcomings in the remake of U Turn. While firmly keeping the aspect of suspense intact, he has also built on the mystery and horror elements in the story.

Shailaja Reddy Alludu movie review: This Naga Chaitanya film is a snooze fest
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Shailaja Reddy Alludu movie review: Shailaja Reddy Alludu would have been a complete washout if not for some energetic performances by Ramya Krishnan, Vennela Kishore and Murali.

Seema Raja movie review: This Sivakarthikeyan film is a spiritual sequel to Thamizh Padam
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Seema Raja movie review: Ponram doesn't spell it out loud but it's very obvious that Seema Raja is a spoof movie. It could be considered as a 'spiritual sequel' to Thamizh Padam.

2.0 teaser: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar prepare for the ultimate showdown
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

2.0 teaser: What does one really say about Rajinikanth, that too a Rajinikanth returning in one of his most loved roles, except that the teaser is a perfect morning treat for his fans.

U Turn: Five reasons to watch the Samantha Akkineni film
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Directed by Pawan Kumar, U Turn stars Samantha Akkineni, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran and Bhumika Chawla among others.

Seema Raja: Five reasons to watch the Sivakarthikeyan film 
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Directed by Ponram, Seema Raja stars Sivakarthikeyan, Samantha Akkineni, Simran, Napoleon, Lal, Yogi Babu, Manobala and KS Ravikumar among others.

NTR biopic: Meet Rana Daggubati as AP CM Chandrababu Naidu
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Rana Daggubati will play Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in upcoming biopic NTR. Chandrababu is the son-in-law of late matinee idol and political icon NT Rama Rao.

Samantha Akkineni worked like a newcomer for U Turn, says Pawan Kumar
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Filmmaker Pawan Kumar is back with the Tamil-Telugu remake of his Kannada hit U Turn. The film stars Samantha Akkineni, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran and Bhumika Chawla among others

Samantha Akkineni: U Turn will keep you on the edge of your seat
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Apart from Samantha Akkineni, bilingual film U Turn also stars Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika Chawla and Narain among others.

Saamy Square trailer: Vikram’s cop film is unapologetically loud
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Saamy Square trailer: The latest theatrical trailer of actor Vikram's upcoming film Saamy Square was released on Monday. The film brings back one of the most successful characters in Vikram's acting career, IPS Aarusaamy, to the big screen after a gap of 18 years.

Ranam movie review: Prithviraj film favours style over substance
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Ranam movie review: Nirmal Sahadev is ambitious and his sense of style in storytelling is significant. But, his debut film largely winds up being an exercise in style even when it seems it digs deeper.

Theevandi movie review: This Tovino Thomas film is a feature-length statutory warning
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Theevandi movie review: The performances from Tovino, Samyuktha, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Saiju Kurup, Surabhi Lakshmi and other members of the star cast make the otherwise lukewarm writing tolerable.

NOTA trailer: Vijay Deverakonda goes from rowdy to politician
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Directed by Anand Shankar of Iru Mugan fame, bilingual film NOTA stars Vijay Deverakonda, Sathyaraj, Nassar, MS Bhaskar, Mehreen Pirzada and Sanchana Natarajan among others.

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam audio launch: Gratitude marks the grand event
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam audio launch: The event titled CCV Unplugged even saw composer AR Rahman giving a live performance of Mazhai Kuruvi song.

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam songs Mazhai Kuruvi and Bhoomi Bhoomi released
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Two tracks from director Mani Ratnam's upcoming film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam were released on Wednesday just hours before launching the music album.