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bogan tamil movie review

Movie Review : Bogan – Limited Pleasures

The first scene of any movie is important as it sets the tone of the film. The best example that I could think of is Indian (Tamil), when an old...

/ February 4
Adhe Kangal movie Review

Movie Review : Adhe Kangal – Half-blind

Adhe Kangal starts perfectly and sets up the tone for the movie. In fact, the love that blossoms between Varun (Kalaiarasan) and Deepa (Shivada) is tentative, and it gives you...

/ January 29
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Movie Review : Bairavaa – The Great Vijay Movie Process Template

Nobody else can bring happiness like Vijay. He brings joy to reviewers, meme creators, WhatsApp groups, fans of his rivals and probably some of his fans. He gives an opportunity...

/ January 14
Best Tamil movies of 2016

The Annual Kollywood Movies Roundup 2016 – Best of Tamil Cinema

According to Wikipedia, Tamil cinema had 196 releases this year and based on reports by trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai, only 20 movies were profitable to the producers and distributors. Theri...

/ January 2
Nalliravu Mella Mella

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 56/365 – Happy New Year – Nalliravu Mella Mella

A very happy new year to all my readers. I hope 2017 brings good things to you 🙂 As John Oliver said in his 2016 farewell speech. “Let’s try harder...

/ December 31
Best Tamil movie songs 2016

The Annual Kollywood Music Round Up – 2016

The Annual lists are finally here. I have divided the music roundup and movie roundup into two individual posts this year. Every year, it would be tough for me to...

/ December 29
Chennai 600028 Second Innings movie review

Movie Review – Chennai 600028 Second Innings – Home Ground Advantage

The most common thing you see with directors when they fail with a couple of movies, they go back to their basics. It works with a few directors but for...

/ December 15
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Eating (your)self – Part II

In this follow-up post, Madhubanti explores her personal experiences of identity stereotypes and hypocritical discourses related to inauthenticity.

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Movie Review : Acham Enbathu Madayamada – Fear the worst

Acham Enbathu Madamayada is a strange concoction that is unbearable to swallow even with good butter popcorn.

/ November 14
food and identity

Eating (your)self : are you what you eat?

This food metonym holds within it some serious implications for personal and community identity, with additional gendered connotations for women. But it's just food, you might think. The truth is,...