Film review ( English )

Psycho — Still gets an echo

How a movie impacts an ordi­nary fan? Some extra­or­di­nary movies shake us and the impact con­tin­ues for days together. If we can rec­ol­lect the entire song, it’s not because of our mem­ory power rather it’s the impact the song made us to do so. Sim­i­larly, movies. Though I am ama­teur film blog­ger, the way peo­ple search the details about the film ‘The Birds’ aston­ished me. That’s why I call Alfred

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

Absolute Power — Neat thriller

It’s thriller time. Clint East­wood is one of the unavoid­able cre­ators like Woody Allen, Hitch­cock when select­ing a film and he rarely dis­ap­points the fan. Absolute power is a polit­i­cal thriller based on a novel and it came out very well on screen. The story involves a con, bur­glary, mur­der, secret ser­vice, daugh­ter, police, busi­ness­man, pri­vate sniper and a top politi­cian [ I can say that ! ]. The char­ac­ter­i­za­tion, pace

The Illusionist

The illutionist [ 2006/Drama ] Directed by : Neil Burger One of the most attractive forms of art is magic – even it fascinates a rationalist not as a belief just as science. It’s always better not to know the secrets behind them. It’s like doing an autopsy to a fantastic IR song – better to let it be like that. I followed the entire series of David Blaine’s program

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

Big Fish - Story-teller's story

Big Fish [ க‌தை சொல்லியின் க‌தை ! ] In any friends’ gang, we might have come across one interesting and convincing story teller. They cannot tell anything straight but with vivid explanations. It might have been a simple accident – but the way they explain is like some spectacular miracle has happened. The important thing about this type of character is their tolerance to insult. I remember one of my

Children of men - acceptable science-fiction

“In 20 years, women are infertile. No children. No future. No hope. But all that can change in a heartbeat” Can we imagine a world without any children ? In fact, “Veenapponavan” may stop writing poems, if there are no children in the world. Science fiction doesn’t always mean to chase some atomic or nuclear bomb. The knot of the story should be compelling or attracting to get into the

Double indemnity - Insurance crime

Double indemnity A claims man, is a doctor and a blood-hound and a cop and a judge and a jury and a father confessor, all in one. – Barton Keyes. I coorelate the experience of watching a thriller as standing in the doorway of an express train. And, I can equate the twists in a thriller equal to the passing bridges. It’s thrill! The two most inconvincible professionals are tax

Hide and seek - Catch me if you can.

Dad : டேய் சிகாம‌ணி.. நீ ஒரு எஞ்சினிய‌ரா, டாக்ட‌ரா, வ‌க்கீலா வ‌ருவென்னெல்லாம் க‌ன‌வு க‌ண்டேனேடா.. நீ இப்ப‌டி இருக்கியேடா.Son : உன‌க்கு அறிவே இல்ல‌ப்பா.. ஒரே ஆள் எப்ப‌டி எஞ்சினிய‌ரா, டாக்ட‌ரா, வ‌க்கீலா வ‌ர‌ முடியும். This might not have been possible for Sigaamani but Frank William Abagnale Jr made it happen in 1960s. You must be interested in what he did and of course, how. Based on his real life, a film was made and the name is