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KAALA (2018)

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Director: Pa. Ranjith
Casts: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil, Dileepan, Manikanden
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Drama
Music: Santosh Narayanan

SYNOPSIS:
‘Kaala’ (Rajinikanth) who is celebrated as the King of Dharavi, fights for keeping the land safe from mighty politician and the land mafia, Hari Dhadha (Nana Patekar).

REVIEW:
Even though ‘Kabali (2016)’ emerged as a blockbuster in the box office, both cinema fans and Rajini fans were mildly disappointed by the dullness and subtlety that worked against the film. The film was seen as an experimental film by Ranjith who attempted to force in a few commercialism that the story didn’t warrant. No one can deny the film’s genuine content but the execution left us half hearted.

Whereas, ‘Kaala’ is different. Right from the marketing campaigns, the film looked and felt more local, raw and at the same time with Ranjith’s similar political ideology on land ownership that echoes through his short film…

IRUMBU THIRAI (2018)

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Director: P.S.Mithran
Casts: Vishal, Arjun, Samantha, Robo Shankar, Dehli Ganesh
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Thriller
Music: Yuvan Shankara Raja

SYNOPSIS:
A hot headed military officer, Kathiravan (Vishal) tries to expose the crime of data stealing and misuse of it to make money from innocent people by a master hacker, White Devil (Arjun).

REVIEW:
Cyber-crime is one of the prevalent topics worldwide, thanks to the immense growth of technology and the ease of data sharing it has facilitated. Even though in surface, the topic might look a bit straight forward, the complexity of these technology is limitless. Debutant director P.S.Mithran has researched deeply and has crafted a film that is intelligent, relatable and engaging.

The film sets up with a strong tone by establishing the master hacker, White Devil who is working towards his ultimate goal of having every individual’s information and money in hand. On the other end, we are introduced to a military officer, Kathiravan who is taking…

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

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90TH ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (Updated Winners)

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