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‘Asuran’ (2019): Family Feuds, Gang Violence, & Land Grabs

Directed by: Vetrimaaran || Produced by: Kalaippuli S. Thanu Screenplay by: Vetrimaaran, Manimaran || Starring: Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam Music by: G. V. Prakash Kumar || Cinematography: Rajamani Velraj || Edited by: R. Ramar || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running Time: 140 minutes One of the more amusing aspects of the … Continue reading

‘Kantara’ (2022): Buffalo Races, Būta Kōlā, & Land Grabs

Directed by: Rishab Shetty || Produced by: Vijay Kiragandur Screenplay by: Rishab Shetty || Starring: Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar G, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Sapthami Gowda Music by: B. Ajaneesh Loknath || Cinematography: Arvind S. Kashyap || Edited by: K. M. Prakash, Pratheek Shetty || Country: India || Language: Kannada Running Time: 150 minutes One … Continue reading

‘Delhi Crime 2’ (2022): The City Where Conflict Never Sleeps

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Ensia Mirza, Vidit Tripathi Directed by: Tanuj Chopra || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Tillotama Shome No. of Episodes: 5 (~240 minutes total) The debut standalone season of Delhi Crime (2019), created and directed by Richie … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 5: ‘Shyam Singha Roy’ (2021), ‘Ante Sundaraniki,’ & ‘Sita Ramam’ (2022)

Directed by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi [3] || Produced by: Venkat Boyanapalli [1], Naveen Yerneni [2], C. Aswani Dutt [3] Screenplay by: Rahul Sankrityan [1], Vivek Athreya [2], Hanu Raghavapudi, Raj Kumar Kandamudi [3], || Starring: Nani [1, 2], Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian [1], Nazriya Nazim [2], Dulquer Salmaan, … Continue reading

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ (2022): Never Stop Running, Aamir

Directed by: Advait Chandan || Produced by: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Jyoti Deshpande, Ajit Andhare Screenplay by: Atul Kulkarni || Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, Mona Singh Music by: Tanuj Tiku, Pritam || Cinematography: Satyajit Pande || Edited by: Hemanti Sarkar || Country: India || Language: Hindi, Punjabi Running Time: 159 minutes I’ve … Continue reading

‘RRR’ (2022): Rise, Roar, Revolt!

Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli || Produced by: D. V. V. Danayya Screenplay by: S. S. Rajamouli || Starring: N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris Music by: M. M. Keeravani || Cinematography: K. K. Senthil Kumar || Edited by: A. Sreekar … Continue reading

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ (2022): Different Flavors of Girl Power

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Jayantilal Gada, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha, Prakash Kapadia || Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa Music by: Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee || Edited by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Country: … Continue reading

‘K. G. F.’ (2018, 2022): Killer Kannada Action

Directed by: Prashanth Neel || Produced by: Vijay Kiragandur Screenplay by: Prashanth Neel || Starring: Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj Music by: Ravi Basrur || Cinematography: Bhuvan Gowda || Edited by: Srikanth Gowda, Ujwal Kulkarni || Country: India || Language: Kannada, Hindi Running Time: 323 minutes While … Continue reading

‘Doctor’ (2021) & ‘Etharkkum Thunindhavan’ (2022): More Preaching, Less Cheering

Directed by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Produced by: Kotapadi J. Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan [1], Kalanithi Maran [2] Screenplay by: Nelson Dilipkumar [1], Pandiraj [2] || Starring: Sivakarthikeyan, Yogi Babu [1], Saravanan Sivakumar [2], Priyanka Arul Mohan, Vinay Rai [1, 2] Music by: Anirudh Ravichander [1], Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran [2] || Cinematography: Vijay Kartik Kannan … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 4: ‘Fidaa’ (2017), ‘Majili’ (2019), & ‘Love Story’ (2021)

Directed by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Produced by: Dil Raju, Shirish [1], Sahu Garapati, Harish Peddi [2], Narayan Das K Narang, Puskar Ram Mohan Rao [3] Screenplay by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Starring: Varun Tej [1], Sai Pallavi, Naiga Chaitanya [1, 3] Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik [2] … Continue reading