Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum

Nalan Kumaraswamy's "Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum" is a remake of the Korean film "My Dear Desperado". For once, it's the makers having the decency to pay for the rights to the remake and calling it proudly.   "My Dear Desperado", a beautifully unraveling non-Love story about two very very unlikely people falling in love, that's almost…

Review: Sethupathi

K Subhash's Chatriyan was an exceptional cop film that brought together Maniratnam's writing finesse, the villainy of Thilakan and Vijayakanth's maass appeal to great effect. Rarely has Tamil cinema tried to return to that bar. The cops of our recent films have been the cops of the rowdy types - raucous, street-smart, brash and all-knowing.…

Review: Visaranai

To the many glowingly written (deserved) praises for Visaranai, let me add my own small note: If Vetri Maran had made 'Visaranai' any more lifelike a police procedural, we'd return home to nurse ourselves with whatever heals a rain of lathis to our backs and a shriveled psyche. Visaranai is one of the most shining…