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‘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

‘Andhaghaaram’ (2020): Give Yourself to the Dark Side

Directed by: V. Vignarajan || Produced by: Priya Atlee, Sudhan Sundaram Jayaram, K. Poorna Chandra Screenplay by: V. Vignarajan || Starring: Arjun Das, Vinoth Kishan, Kumar Natarajan, Pooja Ramachandran, Misha Ghoshal Music by: Pradeep Kumar || Cinematography: A. M. Edwin Sakay || Edited by: Sathyaraj Natarajan || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running Time: 171 … Continue reading

More Malayalam Movies: ‘Kappela’ (2020) & ‘The Priest’ (2021)

Directed by: Muhammad Musthafa [1], Jofin T. Chacko [2] || Produced by: Vishnu Venu [1], Anto Joseph, B. Unnikrishnan, V. N. Babu [2] Screenplay by : Muhammad Musthafa, Sudhas, Nikhil Vahid [ 1 ], Shyam Menon, Deepu Pradeep [ 2 ] || Starring : Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi, Roshan Mathew [ 1 ], Muhammad Mammootty, … Continue reading

‘Kaithi’ (2019): Assault on Another Precinct 13

Directed by: Lokesh Kanagaraj || Produced by: S. R. Prakashbabu, S. R. Prabhu, Thiruppur Vivek Screenplay by: Lokesh Kanagaraj, Pon Parthiban || Starring: Karthik Sivakumar, Sunil Kumar, Arjun Das, Harish Uthaman, George Maryan, Dheena, Ramana, Hareesh Peradi Music by: Sam C. S. || Cinematography: Sathyan Sooryan || Edited by: Philomin Raj || Country: India || … Continue reading

‘Delhi Crime’ (2019): The Meaning of Justice

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Richie Mehta Directed by: Richie Mehta || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Avijit Dutt, Gopal Datt, Sanjay Bhisnoi, Mridul Sharma, Jaya Bhattacharya No. of Episodes: 7 (~350 minutes total) I’ve gone back and forth in my head over whether I … Continue reading

‘Sacred Games’ (2018-2019): A Neo-Noir Detective Story of Apocalyptic Vision

Created by: Vikramaditya Motwane || Written by: Varun Grover, Smita Singh, Vasant Nath Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan || Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechli, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Jatin Sarna No. of Episodes: 16 What kind of story do you get when you combine crime … Continue reading