Jackpot Movie Review: Jyotika and Revathy seem to have fun, we don’t

“Kaada muttai (quail egg). Muththuna aamai (overripe tortoise). Asingamaana moonji (revolting face). Echchathattu moonji (a face like a used plate). Kaatu muni (wild hermit). Kaateri (lamia). Kaatu erumai (wild buffalo). Pardon my rather offensive beginning to this review, but I’m simply recounting the many descriptions of Yogi Babu’s appearance in Jackpot.”

NGK Movie Review: Few memorable moments in an underwhelming Selvaraghavan film

“The state of today’s politics is best illustrated by a scene in NGK when the eponymous protagonist, Nanda Gopalan Kumaran (Suriya turning up, as always), returns to his family after consenting to join a political party. You’d think he just told them he’s been diagnosed with terminal illness.”

A fairly enjoyable Robinhood story; NOT a heist film

“It’s a pity because it seemed for a brief while that TSK seemed intent on correcting the weak love angle in Special 26, but then again, despite encouraging early signs, it’s the same old story of the heroine who exists only to pine and worry for the boy. It seems that even Vignesh Shivn is aware of this. He gets her to say, “Adhukku thaane naanga irukkom.” Is he, like Iniyan, trying to attack the system by playing it?”

Magalir Mattum: A necessary, even if not a terrific film

Sometimes, when you look at your mother, perhaps as she is watching television or reading a newspaper, it’s easy to forget that she too bristled with your youth and harboured the promise of an exciting life once. It’s easy to assume that mothers were born looking the way they do today, saree and all. Of…

Simbu? Silambarasan? STR?

It’s Ilaiyaraaja, not Ilayaraja; S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, not S.P. Balasubramaniam; Arvind Swami, not Arvind Swamy; and Prabhu Dheva, not Prabhu Deva. You’re welcome for this life-changing lesson.

Si3: An assault on the senses

Doraisingam is horrible when he’s trying to be discreet. He even says he trusts emotions, not evidence. It just doesn’t seem like he brings a whole lot to the table as a senior police officer apart from old-fashioned good intent and plenty of anger issues.

I guess I’ll have to refuse Christopher Nolan: Suriya

Beneath Suriya’s grin, as he settles for conversation at Studio Green’s office, is a lot of fatigue. Between promoting Vikram Kumar’s 24 in Tamil Nadu and shooting for S3 in Andhra Pradesh, he’s had a hectic week. “But I have no complaints. As Rahman sir recently told me, we’re lucky to be doing what we…