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  • Virus

    Virus

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Virus is an important film. It showcases facets of good cinema, the realization of a dream collaborative and drives home empowering subtexts and ambiguous realities about human existence.

    The multi-star casting explores the omnipresence of heroes in our daily lives. Not one artiste claims territory in the narration/screen space, but complements and supports one another, spilling onto the underlying theme in the survival drama - Us vs Nature.

    Observably in key procedural scenes, the number of female characters either equaled…

  • Pink

    Pink

    ★★★

    Little late to the Taapsee bandwagon, and no second thoughts about her credibility as a performer - a tremendous range of emotions at display here, more laudable in the vulnerable spectrum.

    Shoojit Sircar, Ritesh Shah, and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (the writers) have previously showcased in their individual projects - an exceptional finesse for detailing 'real' characters - tad bit disappointed on that front with this movie that feels staged, dramatic and 'playing to the gallery' at times. That said, the…

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  • Super Deluxe

    Super Deluxe

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The second time around, was a higher consciousness at play.
    Like the saettu ponnu says - there exists a realm beyond the six senses, where you begin to read thoughts of the characters before they utter a word!

    Unakku epdi da Gaaji ellaame theriyum?
    Yesss, Naan pona vaarame inda padatha paathitten!

    Every frame, every sound, every tiny little detail (that’s hard to miss with so much dissection done already on social media) was absorbed in 0.5x speed. And this time,…

  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Kumbalangi Nights

    ★★★★½

    I’m not going to distill what I’m feeling, and probably just convey my happiness and contentment in watching good cinema. Also, it really is difficult to pin-down acts, single out performances, compartmentalize the visual, oral and aural because there’s a magical gestalt at play here. Maybe Fahadh as Shammy, purely because he is an intentional contrast in an otherwise restrained narrative. Also, Soubin Shahir as Saji, probably in his most evocative role so far.

    Kumbalangi ebbs and flows with its…