Ema puts out many contradictory things out there, but my biggest takeaway is something quite simple: love can heal even the deepest wounds. And that sometimes, you can burn the dislike, and hatred, off.
R K Nagar is bankrolled by Venkat Prabhu. One can’t help but wonder, why would a decent filmmaker like him encourage such an incompetent and careless piece of work.
Extraction movie review: There’s not much space in a Chris Hemsworth produced film for too many other faces, but still, the desi contingent does get a look-in.
Bamfaad brings back memories of the small-town love story that Bollywood used to tell, and keeps us watching with a fluid flourish or two, even if we wish for much more freshness, as it takes us to a fully filmi end.
The ensemble does its job well, and even the familiar character of the leading lady’s ‘best friend’ comes off fresh. Both Sathish and Rajendran work well together, and as they head towards an unexpected finish, we see what the director wants us to: blood will tell, and life, with all its pain and problems, is a celebration.
Maska review: The best parts of Maska are filled with food, the cooking and eating of it: the textures of baking fresh bread, the buttery ooze of the maska, the other classic dishes you may find in an Irani establishment, and the golden lights that fill up the kitchen.
Dharala Prabhu movie review: Though Dharala Prabhu ends on a sentimental note, it is fairly entertaining.
Walter movie review: Sibiraj fails to make this poorly-written script watchable.
Les Miserables movie review: This Ladj Ly directorial's subjects may be removed from Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel of the same name by more than two hundred years, but the misery still exists.
Angrezi Medium review: Angrezi Medium could just as well have been called Irrfan Returns. Watching this terrific actor lighting up the screen, of knowing about his medical struggles, and the fact that he did this film while still in treatment, gives it a special bittersweet flavour.
With the film’s director, writers and dialogue writer all being women, Guilty could have been that film that talked to us. Instead, it is a lost opportunity. One extra star, just for the subject matter. Go watch Pink again.
Gypsy movie review: Gypsy is an important film that has good storytelling with the right intent.
Kaamyaab movie review: Kaamyaab is a moving, consistently engaging portrait of an artiste as a weathering, weathered man. And Sanjay Mishra is faultless as the lead character - always the bridesmaid, never the bride; an insider but always on the outside.
Onward often seems confused about that line between magic that seeks to impress, and magic that just is. It is also too much about a lot of things.
Baaghi 3 movie review: The last time Tiger Shroff got into an actioner, he had to play second fiddle with the very sexy, equally fit Hrithik Roshan. This time around, no such risks are taken.
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal review: This Dulquer Salmaan-starrer is a wholesome entertainer.
Forensic movie review: Despite the freshness of the perspective, Forensic follows a commercial formula as witnessed in many other similar crime investigation narratives.
HIT movie review: Instead of a path-breaking procedural thriller that we were promised, we get a movie that has been well-packaged with visual and audio elements to trick our minds into believing that we watched was a path-breaking procedural thriller.
The Invisible Man movie review: Elisabeth Moss, she of the vulnerable face and the moist eyes, is shouldering her first solo-lead here. And she does a commendable job with what she gets, which is mostly staring at seemingly empty corners and lurking around quiet houses.
Thappad bears its message, more essential than ever, on its chin: Women are not property. Wives are not owned. Dreams have no gender, and everyone is allowed to realise them. And how all it takes, from a woman who just wants self-respect, is a decision to say no, Not Even One Slap.
Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte movie review: Though it starts in a hilarious manner, the film becomes overly dramatic and exaggerated in its attempt to criticise the values and morals of traditional society.
Mafia Chapter 1 movie review: The biggest problem is that Mafia: Chapter 1 is so randomly written.
Yeh Ballet movie review: Since this is a film based on ballet, the dance sequences are poetic, rhythmic and at times, even mesmerising. Had there been more of these sequences, Yeh Ballet would have been a better film.
Baaram is a necessary film that underlines the age-old heinous tradition, Thalaikoothal.
Popcorn Monkey Tiger tells us that the street keeps giving you everything you want if you know how to survive. But, one day, it may also take back everything you have in a blink of a second. So play the field while you can, and when the end is here accept it with a smile.