AAA: Awful, Awful, Awful

The bad guy says, “Adhu yevan da?” The hero’s friend says, “Unakku yeman da.” Remember that green smiley on WhatsApp that denotes sickness? That’s exactly how I felt.

Peechaankai: A pointedly mediocre comedy

There are two types of people: those who laugh when a character’s genitalia gets hurt, and those who don’t. I’m likely of the latter kind, considering how I didn’t find a whole lot to laugh at every time the protagonist of Peechaankai either grabs another character’s, hmm, wing wang in a fight scene, or somehow manages to…

Maragadha Nanayam: A wildly entertaining adventure

While watching Maragadha Nanayam, I couldn’t shake off the thought that this is the film Peechaankai wanted to be. It wanted to be quirky, it wanted to be laugh-out-loud funny, and it wanted to be lively and entertaining. Maragadha Nanayam is all of that, and is a testament to how with a writer who has…

Rangoon: A gritty thriller with quite a bit to like

But make no mistake, there’s a lot to like in Rangoon, and this is easily Gautham Karthik’s best film yet. This is a world in which people don’t have the time to–and can’t afford to–think of first-world issues like morality and ethics.