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THAMIZH PADAM 2 (2018)

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Director: CS Amudhan
Casts: Shiva, Iswarya Menon, Sathish, Kalairani, Disha Pandey, Chetan, Kalairani, Santhana Bharathi, R Sundarajan, Manobala
Language: Tamil
Genre: Comedy
Music: N. Kannan

SYNOPSIS:
A stringent cop, Shiva tries all the possible ways to nab a dreaded don who poses a big threat to the societyA stringent cop tries all the possible ways to nab a dreaded don, ‘P’ (Sathish) who poses a big threat to the society.

REVIEW:
In 2010, CS Amudhan introduced the genre of spoof in Indian cinema through Tamizh Padam that was embraced with open arms by the audience. It turned out to be a blockbuster but there were no films that dared to follow the spoof genre. After 8 years, with updated content and some innovative techniques, CS Amudhan and Shiva are back with a bang!

The most striking factor about the film is the well-structured story that flows from the start to an end. Unlike the first instalment, the film is more cohesive in terms of storytelling. On surface it might look simple but t…

LUST STORIES (2018)

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Director: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar
Casts: Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Kiara Advani, Neha Dhupia
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama

Lust Stories Official Netflix Link:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80991033

SYNOPSIS:
‘Lust Stories’ presents four short films that explores love, sex and relationships in the evolving modern India.

REVIEW:
After the successful anthology ‘Bombay Talkies (2013)’, the four talented directors have joined hands again for another thought provoking entertainer that is made for Netflix this time. ‘Lust Stories’ provides an insight of each of the directors’ interpretation on the subject of ‘lust’. Presented as a triumph of feminism in modern India, the film conveys its point without being too blatant in its voice.

The film sets off with Anurag Kashyap’s story about Kalindi (Radhika Apte) who becomes infatuated with her student after a one night stand. As scandalous and uncomfortable as it sounds, Anurag employs comedy to tr…

HEY JUDE (2018)

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Director: Shyamprasad
Casts: Nivin Pauly, Trisha Kirshnan, Siddique, Vijay Menon, Neena Kurup
Language: Malayalam
Genre: Drama / Romance
Music: Gopi Sundar, Rahul Raj, Ouseppachan, M.Jayachandran

SYNOPSIS:
Life takes a beautiful turn when a socially awkward, mathematic genius Jude (Nivin Pauly) and an extroverted talented singer Crystal (Trisha) become friends.

REVIEW:
The film starts off by a narration of how Jude explains that happiness is expressed by a smile. He conveys it like a theory and calculation. After the opening credits, we are pulled into the world of Jude, his fascination of oceanology, his rigid timetable routine and his OCD behaviours of how he wants his things to be. We get to see how socially awkward Jude is but also witness his tenderness through his passion towards mathematics.

With a neat progressive sequences, we get to understand Jude’s family and each of their character very quickly. Shyamprasad’s writing brilliance lies on how seamlessly he makes the characters grow…

TIK TIK TIK (2018)

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Director: Shakthi Sounder Rajan
Casts: Jayam Ravi, Nivetha Pethuraj, Aaron Aziz, Ramesh Thilak, Jayaprakash, Vincent Asokan, Arjunan, Aarav Ravi
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Music: D Imman

SYNOPSIS:
The Defence Space Division in India, hires a skilful trickster (Jayam Ravi) and travels to space to stop a destructive asteroid from hitting the planet.

REVIEW:
Shakthi Sounder Rajan is one of the most underrated upcoming director who dares to venture out into outlandish themes that are influenced by Hollywood. Nanayam (bank heist), Naaigal Jaakirathai (a thriller with a canine as a sidekick) and Miruthan (zombie) contained a definite drive to push the boundaries despite whether they are successful or not. In Tik Tik Tik, he literally attempts to soar higher, quite literally.

The film starts off with a very template style of small catastrophe that strikes Chennai which moves on to establish the main threat that is about to destroy large part of the world. People who are expos…