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REVIEW: ITTEFAQ


REVIEW: ITTEFAQ Bollywood’s efforts at presenting good whodunits are rather scanty, but I am wonderstruck at the frequency of it being once in five years! The first taut whodunit in Bollywood in the 21st century was in 2002; the movie … Continue reading

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REVIEW: VIVEGAM


VEERAM in 2013, VEDALAM in 2015 and VIVEGAM in 2017 have all got a number of things in common. All these three Tamil productions have showcased actor Ajith Kumar as a one man demolition squad, have been directed by Siva … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ONDU MOTTEYA KATHE


ONDU MOTTEYA KATHE Slice of Life comedies are a rarity these days. In Bollywood, comedies authored by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee regaled us in the seventies and eighties. These had characters, who could be easily identified as the “Aam … Continue reading

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REVIEW: KAATRU VELIYIDAI


REVIEW: KAATRU VELIYIDAI (TAMIL) Twenty five years back, the management graduate from Mumbai turned film maker Mani Ratnam, introduced himself to the Bollywood world through ROJA. That also marked the debut of A R Rahman, and what Rahman has created … Continue reading

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A QUEER FLIGHT


​More about Friday the 13th..and I am more than certain that you will not believe that this is true..looks like material for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Yesterday, I posted on Friday 13th and whether that was ominous for Bollywood … Continue reading

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REVIEW: THE GREAT WALL


REVIEW: THE GREAT WALL Very rarely does one get to see a Hollywood production before it is released in the US and when the opportunity presented itself when THE GREAT WALL came to the Muscat screens, I lost no time … Continue reading

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2017


FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH My first blog post for 2017 is being written on Friday 13th. The first of the two such occurrences in 2017 happens to be today; and the last time such an occurrence happened in January was in … Continue reading

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