Chekka Chivantha Vaanam: An in-form Mani Ratnam hits this gangster film out of the park

“While people pump each other with bullets, Rahman’s music remains observant while being strangely detached. It’s a shrug of the narrator’s shoulder, at the unstoppable tragedy of it all.

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is a shining example of song integration into story. Pay attention to how variations of Sevandhu Pochu Nenju get used in this film in bits and pieces. Or even better, how about Mazhai Kuruvi, which transforms from love to lament?”

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.

The big STR plan

In the case of Simbu’s fans though, there are bigger concerns than the quality of the film… like the existence of the film itself.

The Gentleman Director

“During Kaakha Kaakha, Suriya had fought with Jyotika and seemed crestfallen. When he told me about it, I asked him to go, touch her feet and say sorry.”