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Eeram - Neat effort.

Eeram [ 2009 ] – Suspense thriller Music : S Thaman [ Remember the stout drummer in Boys ] Written & directed : Arivazhagan Producer : Shankar   Plot : The film starts with a death scene of Ramya in a big apartment complex, which is identified by water leakage. Ramya‘s ex lover Vasu is the Asst Commissioner who investigates the case with special interest. 2 more mysterious deaths happen

KILL BILL - Vol I - Quentin's Kurudhip punal

“I steal from every movie, ever made” -Quentin Tarantino. Disclaimer : If you have the habit of fainting at the sight of blood, pls skip this ‘bloody’ review 🙂 Malayalam film industry [ Idhu verenga 🙂 ] used to have music directors who are more towards the melody types of songs. JASSIE GIFT jolted the entire industry with LAJJAVADHIYE with his sand paper voice. The audience didn’t know how to

Unnaip Pol oruvan

Unnaip pol oruvan. There are 2 possible crowds watching this movie- one which has watched the Hindi movie ‘A Wednesday’ and the other one have no idea about the Hindi film and watching this Tamil version.I belong to the first type. Raajkamal films has produced this kind of songless police story long back in 1987. So what’s new ? I better don’t waste lines, describing about the story. I strictly

Reel rewind - Classics

Reel Classics – Mullum Malarum [ 1978 ]. World cinema need not necessarily be an Iranian, Spanish, Chinese or a Japanese movie. We do have the best in Tamil. For any art, it is more essential to note the time it is shared to public. If Jayakanthan had written the story ‘Agnipravesam’ in 2009, it wouldn’t have created the same shock waves as it did in 1965 [ A modern

The kite-runners - II

This is the 2nd part of my previous blog ‘Kite runners-I’ – pls click the link below.http://film4thwall.blogspot.com/2009/09/kite-runner-not-afghan-film.html As usual, the next part is in our home town. Along with other sports[?!], [ Goli [ heard of “oorgaa bendha” ?!:) ] , Tops, Gilli [ for every sport I know the village term too – pullu koti or kitti pul ], Mudhugu puncture, cycle race, Thirudan police, exam pad cricket, book

The kite runners - I

ஆத்தாடி.. என் காத்தாடி Out of the mighty sports of Aminjikarai, I was fascinated much towards flying kites. Anything related to kite is a form of art and for every sport, there’s a season. I remember, mostly the quarterly exam leaves in September was the period, when people choose to fly kites. In Aminjikarai, I stayed in one of the high rise apartments. From our terrace, I could see Chetpet railway

S(pectacular) P(eppy) Balu

S pectacular P eppy B alu. Sometimes, pleasant surprises come in FM channels. The beauty is the unpredictability of the songs. Of late, I heard these 3 songs in FM and thought of sharing. SPB songs are like a party – The basic rule is ‘NO RULES’. There are so many songs in his name to talk all about in our life time. Apart from the melody area, I came

The Birds - Alfred Hitchcock

“…and remember, the next scream you hear may be your own !! ” – Alfred Hitchcock. The Birds You might have come across the news that Kandasamy masks will be issued to the kids who come to theatre. Don’t think it’s a new n great marketing idea or a brand new publicity stunt. No. Not at all. Cinema industry had much more veterans than our Kalaipuli in the past, too.

Monsieur Verdoux [1947]

Can you buy the statement “Murder is the logical extension of business” ? Yes, it’s the idea of the protagonist, Monsieur Verdoux. [ ஃப்ரென்ச் சென்ட் பேர் மாதிரி இல்லை ? ]   Verdoux is the name of the skilled hero and Monsieur is just the title to the name [ equal to Mr in English – pronounced “meu ssi eu” ]. I used to come across this word used by traffic

Kanthasamy - Action entertainer.

Kanthasamy Tamil bloggers praised the movie Nadodigal,Pasanga blindly. I had checked the same in theatre and was disappointed as they were just average movies. Similarly, for Kanthaswamy – I prepared myself to watch this movie without much interest, in a theatre. Surprisingly, the movie was not as bad as it was presented in the reviews or in blogs. Moral of the movie is எப்ப‌ட‌ம் எவ‌ர் விம‌ர்ச‌ன‌ம் ப‌டிப்பினும்.. Let me keep