Review: Inji Iduppazhagi

There's no shortage of Tamil films that get dubbed into Telugu. Some of them go on to be bigger hits than the Tamil version and (at times) competition from local films. Most Tamil movies (the dark humour/drama ones) don't find favours at all. In fact, the Telugu audience refrain is that these too stark, bleak,…

Masaan (Hindi)

It's hard to venture outside the comfort of Tamil movies when you have too much action going on in Madras. There are certain films that make you question your stubbornness in testing waters beyond our boundary. Masaan (another worthy offering from the Anurag Kashyap school) breaks down that snobbery, with a somber meditation of "Life,…

Review: Thoongavanam

Kamal Haasan's old faithfuls would not hesitate to give an arm and a leg to watch him do two things on the screen - fight and dance. He does plenty of punching, pushing and running around; none of which a 61 year old would even dream about. The dancing, we catch him doing a brief half-hearted…

Review: Vedhalam

Here's a difference between watching a Vijay flick and an Ajith flick. Ajith understands his toolset, his limitations and stays within that comfort zone. While it can get repetitive and recycled, you're not left cringing in your seat like the adventures that Vijay carries out with emoting beyond his range. In Vedhalam, Ajith does what…