“In a film about terrorism and espionage agents, these visuals are par for the course. This is less about romanticising violence than about establishing authenticity. In a scene, a bunch of children are lined up for rescue, and without warning, a man, of their own kind, suddenly pumps bullets into them. It truly drums in the tragedy of how faith-based propaganda has dehumanised communities.”
“I’d like for Vishwaroopam II to be among my last films, because I have work to do. I’ll do these last few films I’ve already committed to because I need money for myself and the party. Once my political responsibility increases though…”
Milind Rau’s Aval is perhaps the closest a Tamil horror film has ever come to being deserving of that much-coveted label, ‘Hollywood standard’
For a man who’s as stone-faced, it’s rather preposterous when he later breaks into a Nayagan-like lament. Kaniyan would have been the sort to stare without blinking, perhaps well up a bit, and maybe… lose his footing.
“She is hurt, and to heal, she needs to cut herself off these men. Perhaps fittingly, the name, Althea, is derived from the Greek work, althos, that means ‘to heal’.”