Manoj Kumar R

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

Articles By Manoj Kumar R

South Stream: Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar

In the eleventh edition of South Stream, we recommend director Mani Ratnam's Iruvar, starring Mohanlal, Prakash Raj and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Jallikattu teaser: A ‘buffalo demon’ runs amok

Jallikattu had its world premiere at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival. If reviews from the festival are anything to go by, Lijo Jose Pellissery has put together a wild and crazy cinematic experience.

World Famous Lover first look: Vijay Deverakonda returns to basics

World Famous Lover first look: The poster suggests that Vijay Deverakonda is going back to playing a lover, who may not take heartbreaks lightly. He seems to be on his home ground here.

Gaddalakonda Ganesh movie review: We didn’t need this Jigarthanda remake

Gaddalakonda Ganesh movie review: Harish Shankar has turned an unusual meta-gangster movie into a usual 'masala film' with dollops of mother sentiment and romance.

Watch these Dulquer Salmaan movies before you see The Zoya Factor

Before watching The Zoya Factor, here are some south Indian movies that will make you familiar with Dulquer Salmaan's inspiring work.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy trailer: Chiranjeevi’s performance gives you an adrenaline rush

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy trailer: The mainstay of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, starring Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara and Tamannaah Bhatia among others, will be the battle sequences.

Revisiting Prasthanam, a morality tale set against family crisis

Prasthanam, a film about the constant internal fight between good and evil, could have provided a much better experience without an out-of-place romantic track, a clueless comedian (Vennela Kishore) and a feel-good family celebratory song.

Nivin Pauly: Response for Moothon at TIFF was phenomenal

Nivin Pauly opens up about attending the premiere of Moothon at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gang Leader movie review: A okayish film saved by Nani’s performance

Gang Leader has its moments, thanks to Nani's effortless presence. He keeps the scenes lively and bright. It is not a bad film but that doesn't mean it is outstanding either.

Pailwaan movie review: An ode to Sudeep’s newly-gained muscles

Pailwaan movie review: Sudeep does a lot for the script than the cliche-filled script does for him.

It’s a dream come true: Nivin Pauly on Moothon Toronto premiere

Directed by Geetu Mohandas, Nivin Pauly starrer Moothon will have its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival 2019.

Valmiki trailer: Can this Telugu remake do justice to Jigarthanda?

Valmiki trailer: Director Harish Shankar seems to have changed the very nature of Karthik Subbaraj's script, while remaking Jigarthanda in Telugu.

Ittymaani Made in China movie review: This Mohanlal comedy is a disappointment

With such a goofball setup and an actor like Mohanlal, the directors could have done a better job. While the script has no originality or fresh ideas, it is Mohanlal who gives everything to make even a dull scene tolerable.

Brother’s Day movie review: This Prithviraj film is horrible

Brother's Day movie review: Brother's Day, starring Prithviraj, Prasanna and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others, is desperate, shameful and sinister.

Love Action Drama movie review: Nivin Pauly and Nayanthara shine in entertaining romantic drama

Love Action Drama movie review: Love Action Drama is no Vadakkunokkiyanthram, but it still works, thanks to the energy that Nivin Pauly and Nayanthara bring to the screen.

South Stream: Nivin Pauly starrer Premam

In the tenth edition of South Stream, we recommend director Alphonse Puthren's Malayalam film Premam, starring Nivin Pauly in the lead role.

Kaappaan trailer: Suriya-KV Anand promises a thrilling potboiler

Kaappaan trailer: Directed by KV Anand, the film stars Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya, Sayyeshaa and Boman Irani among others.

Bigg Boss Tamil 3: Kavin is wrong and Vanitha is right

Bigg Boss Tamil 3: Kavin and Vanitha engaged in a fierce verbal battle following the second open nomination this season.

South Stream: Jayasurya’s Aadu – Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu

In the ninth edition of South Stream, we recommend Malayalam film Aadu - Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu, starring Jayasurya in the lead role.

Saaho: This Prabhas starrer is ambitious but deeply flawed

Sujeeth seemingly wanted to create his comic-book version of a crime city like Gotham. But what he has managed to do is create an ostentatiously nonsensical film, which cannot be salvaged even if the makers are willing to spend another Rs 100 crore.