Chithiram Pesudhadi - Nam sindhai Mayangudhadi..

Q : Do you know the meaning of the name ‘Mysskin ‘ – Find the answer at the end of the post. Chithiram Pesudhadi was the first film written and directed by Mysskin. Previously, he worked as an associate with Kathir and Vincent Selva. With kathir he didn’t work in a film but spent some months on story discussion. With V.Selva he worked in “Youth” and “Jithan“. Though the working

Life is beautiful - for those who faced the hard !

“There is no bigger tragedy than to remember the happy times during the misery.” – Unknown quote. Life is beautiful – for whom ? Life is beautiful movie was awarded best foreign language film by the academy in 1998. Do you know the other 2 good nominations in the same year ? Answer at the end of the review. Life doesn’t become beautiful for all. In fact, for those, who

The English Patient - Tales of love quotient.

Film : The English Patient [ 1996/Drama] Based on a novel written in 1992/British/160 mins Cast : Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche Cinematography : John Seale Edited by :Walter Murch Screenplay & Directed by : Anthony Minghella What travels along with us consistently, right from our childhood [ Shadow-nu kadichu vaikadhinga, pls ].. It’s memories. It could be of any kind.. summer holidays, friends, cinema, school ground, college

Jibeuro - Tale of a grandma [ the way home ]

Name : The way home [ 2002/South Korea/ Drama ]Director: Lee JehongMusic : KimActors : Doesn’t look like they are actors 🙂 We, in tamil films, can’t digest a single scene where the word love doesn’t pitch in. We, in fact, changed the dictionary meaning of love – we understand it can be used only in the most dramatic sentence ‘I love you’ :). There are a handful of movies

Match Point [ or Mixed Doubles :) ]

Match point [ 2005/Drama-thriller ]Cast : Jonathan Rhys meyer, Scarlett Johansson [ How can I forget this name 🙂 ]Directed by : Woody Allen. The best aspect in Hollywood is it’s variety. Every writer or Director attracts me for different reasons. One such impressive Director is Woody Allen. Woody Allen started his career as a comedy writer, stand-up comedian, stage plays and then came to cinema. He is famous for

What is war ?

Flags of our fathers [ 2006 – War ] Produced by : Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg. Directed by : Clint Eastwood. First.. I thought of writing the review in this style. In American soil, except civil war, they never faced any external. But they are the masters in creating the war based movies. The best I can say [ from my list ] are Schindler’s list, Saving private Ryan,

North by Northwest [ Brawest ride ! ].

North by Northwest [ NBNW – Spy n suspense thriller/1959 ]Directed by : Alfred Hitchcock – AFCKCast : Cary Grant, Eva marie saintWritten by : Ernest Lehman Recently, I read about the 50th year anniversary of this movie in ‘The Hindu’ and hence this review 🙂 [ What a reasoning ! ] Alfred Hitchcock was sadly considered only as a ‘master of suspense/thriller’ rather he is the complete master of

Roman(tic) Holiday

Roman(tic) Holiday [ Titling – konjam improve aagi irukke ! ] Sometimes, you need a no nonsense and feel good movie for entertainment. Just a story without any villain,family :),children,major issues, twists, medical problems, guns [ Sigh..ha…] and of course the elements of a regular cinema. Can a BW movie made in 1953 entertain toto now ? Can it make the viewer to laugh ? Can it make the viewer

Anjaathey - Hidden thoughts and knots.

This is not going to be a film review. Instead, I just listed the observations. * No computer graphics were used in the entire movie.. Mysskin [ Mys ] asks why do we need CG for a movie.. Fourth-wall blinks without answers. * Naren’s character gets introduced without any footwear [ to symbolise that he is such an irresponsible rogue ]. His transformation happens after the “paati” episode. Once they

Nijam ondru.. Nizhal Irandu

Nijam [ Alcatraz ]. The US has less than 5% of the world’s population. But it has almost 25% of the world’s prisoners. The country has its own history related to prisons. Alcatraz is a small island near SFO bay, once served as a military prison starting from 1861. Since 1933, it served as a prison for US justice dept and operated for 29 years – one of the most