RK Nagar movie review: A dull, dull film

Like a drunk man experiencing an occasional, fleeting moment of lucidity, RK Nagar, every now and then, seems to recognise its own astounding mediocrity. The film begins by introducing us to half-a-dozen peripheral characters. There are a bunch of teenage perverts who make secret recordings of naked women and upload them at their internet browsing centre…

Irrfan Khan: A rare artiste departs

“He could help murder someone (Maqbool), and somehow, evoke empathy. This was possible because in playing one of us in a film, he somehow managed to fill the character with every one of us.”

Why Vivekh’s Kannadasan is the real Dharala Prabhu

“Even Kannadasan thinks of himself as a ‘kevalamaanavan’, which finds a quick response from his assistant: “Correct sir.” Anger is a consequence of ego, and is it any wonder then that we hardly see Kannadasan lose his temper?”

Gypsy movie review: Strong ideology in a not-so-strong film

“You could argue that Gypsy is posited as the ideal man by this film. He’s a man without a last name, without a religion or caste. He speaks several languages and can do many jobs. Perhaps because society and its humans can scarcely understand him, his closest friend is a horse named Che (no points for making the evident connection to that over-romanticised Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara).”

Psycho: Some interesting subtext in a film that reeks of artificiality

“Given the lack of suspense over the killer’s identity, this horror film’s main draw then is to entertain you through thrills resulting from his pursuit. Can the visually challenged hero, Gautham (Udhayanidhi Stalin), do what the police aren’t able to? Can the damsel in distress, Dahini (Aditi Rao Hydari)—who doesn’t show the slightest effort to save herself—be saved by her ‘daredevil’ suitor?”