VIP 2: Cashing in on the popularity of the first

“His father, meanwhile, has bright ideas of his own, which include revolutionary solutions like buying ‘malligapoo’ because it apparently worked when he was having a tough time with his wife. If I were Raghuvaran, my ears, no doubt, would have been bleeding. No child should ever have to deal with the misery of having to listen to how their parents turned each other on.”

On the re-release of Vetri Vizha

“We’ve got Vetri Vizha this week, and it’s not entirely devoid of its merits. For one, it’s among the very few times that we beat America to a film adaptation of its own literature.”

Nibunan: A gritty whodunit that tapers off towards the end

In a poignant scene, Ranjith and his wife, who have just learned the shattering diagnosis, see an old man with advanced Parkinson’s being tended to by his wife. The otherwise steely Ranjith, in a moment of vulnerability, clasps his wife’s hand. It’s a touching moment.