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.”

Spoilers before

Film-going is generally not an exercise in surprise anymore.

Title trauma

Our filmmakers have gone the Bollywood way and are embracing titles that are so long that reviews of them need only mention them about five times in order to reach the required word count.

Our own Captain America

If you failed to stand up for the anthem, if you didn’t pay your taxes, if you didn’t respect the tricolour, you seriously considered the possibility of an incensed Arjun coming at you.