Sudhir Srinivasan

‘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

I wish our stars would encourage fresh ideas: Director Venkat Prabhu

The filmmaker, who has hit gold with Maanaadu, speaks of foreign film inspirations and unrealised dreams.

29 Nov 2021

Maanaadu Movie Review: A riveting take on time loop underlined by clever writing

This film, that mounts opposition to the vilification of Muslims, is a smart entertainer, devoid of 'commercial compromises'

27 Nov 2021

Red Notice Movie Review: Great cast, but that's it really

The film slips into a state of languor, in the possible optimism that it can simply coast on average dialogues and convenient twists. Alas

13 Nov 2021

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