Sudhir Srinivasan

‘Thunivu’ movie review: Bullets and bombs fail but the dialogues don’t

The film makes more than one reference to the ‘joker’. Truth be told, after The Dark Knight, it’s hard not to think of The Joker any time a maniacal man seems to be involved in a bank heist

12 Jan 2023

Liger Movie Review: A crossbreed between cringe and cliche

The kicks and punches in Puri Jagannadh's weakly written Liger seem directed at us

27 Aug 2022

Gargi Movie Review: Strong performances, all-round craft excellence make this an affecting film

A clever script elevated by invested performances, a compelling soundtrack, and an assured director at the helm of a powerful and important film 

16 Jul 2022

‘What you make of Kuthiraivaal is what it is’: Directors Shyam Sundar, Manoj Jason, writer Rajesh on the film

Kuthiraivaal has convinced many and confounded many more. Here are the directors, Shyam Sundar and Manoj Jason, and the film’s writer, Rajesh, in conversation about this fascinating film

31 Mar 2022

RRR Movie Review: Ram Charan is all fire in this period film that runs out of steam

While emotionally-driven set pieces invigorate SS Rajamouli's spectacular period epic, the shortcomings in writing play the spoilsport

26 Mar 2022

Valimai Movie Review: Flying motorcycles fail to liven up this soulless thriller

Valimai is another case of what-might-have-been, but as it exists, I’ll remember it as a hodge-podge of a few impressive bike stunts

26 Feb 2022

Into Uncharted territory with Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg opens up about playing mentor to Tom Holland’s character in Uncharted; filming around the world, and what he feels about video games

18 Feb 2022

Kadaisi Vivasayi Movie Review: A paean to simple living and self-sufficiency

Kadaisi Vivasayi is a reminder that it’s not enough for filmmakers to just be passionate; they must also be compassionate

12 Feb 2022

Mahaan Movie Review: An in-form Vikram stars in a middling film that is dense with meaning

Mahaan may not be among Karthik Subbaraj's better work, but it’s still worth being kind to, if only for some fascinating writing choices

12 Feb 2022

Veeramae Vaagai Soodum Review: A few interesting ideas get buried under hero worship and template loyalty

This Vishal-starrer is a template exercise for the most part

05 Feb 2022

Anbarivu Movie Review: An exhausting film punctuated by bad writing and craft

The twins switch places, but there’s no one to do it with us

08 Jan 2022

Writer Movie Review: Many interesting ideas, but not quite a riveting film

Writer has plenty of important objectives, even if they all don't come together to form an affecting whole

25 Dec 2021

Rocky Movie Review: A meditative study on violence, a terrific directorial debut

Arun Matheswaran's Rocky is a gloriously bloody film bolstered by surreal imagery and strong moments of reflection

25 Dec 2021

Pushpa: The Rise — Part 1 Movie Review: Allu Arjun is all swagger in a film that falters

A terrific central performance from Allu Arjun and plenty of sharp dialogues, and yet, Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 should have done better

18 Dec 2021

Bachelor Movie Review: A takedown of toxic masculinity that isn’t

Perhaps the only really interesting portion in Bachelor starring GV Prakash Kumar is when matters of a court come into focus, and a ‘domestic abuse’ case gets debated

04 Dec 2021

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