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Telugu Reviews, Volume 2: Mahesh Babu’s ‘Athadu’ (2005), ‘Srimanthudu’ (2015), & ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ (2018)

Directed by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Produced by: D. Kishore, M. Ram Mohan [1], Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [2], DVV Danayya [3] Screenplay by: Trivikram Srinivas [1], Koratala Siva [2, 3] || Starring: Mahesh Babu [1–3], Sonu Sood Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, M. Nassar, Sunil Varma, … Continue reading

Telugu Reviews, Volume 1: ‘Janatha Garage’ (2016), ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017), & ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ (2020)

Directed by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Produced by: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan [1], Pranay Reddy Vanga [2], Allu Aravind, S. Radha Krishna [3] Screenplay by: Koratala Siva [1], Sandeep Vanga [2], Trivikram Srinivas [3] || Starring: Mohanlal Viswanathan, N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha Akkineni, … Continue reading

‘2.0’ (2018): South Indian Cinema Goes Nuts

Directed by: Shankar Shanmugan || Produced by: Allirajah Subaskaran Screenplay by: Shankar Shanmugan, Bahuleyan Jeyamohan, Madhan Karky || Starring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Ishari K. Ganesh, Kalabhavan Shajohn Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Nirav Shah || Edited by: Lewellyn Anthony Gonzalvez || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running … Continue reading

‘Baahubali 2’ (2017): A Super-Spectacle of an Ending

Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli || Produced by: Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Screenplay by: K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, S. S. Rajamouli || Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Subbaraju, Prudhviraj, Meka Ramakrishna, Rohini Music by: M. M. Keeravani || Cinematography: K. K. Senthil Kumar || Edited by: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao … Continue reading

‘Baahubali’ (2015): Fantasy Spectacle That Works

Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli || Produced by: Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Screenplay by: S. S. Rajamouli, Rahul Koda, Madhan Karky, V. Vijayendra Prasad || Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Sudeep, Adivi Sesh, Nassar, Prabhakar Music by: M. M. Keeravani || Cinematography by: K. K. Senthil Kumar || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Neram’ (2013): A Slim, Efficient South Indian Hit

Directed by: Alphonse Putharen || Produced by: Koral Viswanathan Screenplay by: Alphonse Putharen || Starring: Nivin Pauly, Nazriaya Nazim, Bobby Simha, Lalu Alex, Manoj K. Jayan, Shammi Thilakan, Anju Kurian Willson Joseph, Ramesh Thilak, Joju George Music by: Rajesh Murugesan || Cinematography: Anand C. Chandran || Edited by: Alphonse Putharen || Country: India || Language: … Continue reading

‘Mumbai Police’ (2013): An Ambitious Yet Obtuse Crime Drama

Directed by: Rosshan Andrews || Produced by: Nisad Haneefa Screenplay by: Bobby-Sanjay || Starring: Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Rahman, Hima Davis, Aparna Nair, Deepa Rahul Ishwar, Kunjan, Rohith Vijayan Music by: Gopi Sunder || Cinematography: R. Diwakar || Edited by: Mahesh Narayanan || Country: India || Language: Malayalam Running Time: 145 minutes Rosshan Andrew’s cop thriller, Mumbai … Continue reading

‘Maryan’ (2013): A Good-Looking Yet Awkward Romance

Directed by: Bharat Bala || Produced by: Venu Ravichandran Screenplay by: Bharat Bala, Joe D’Cruz, Sriram Rajan || Starring: Dhanush, Parvathi Menon, Appukutty, Uma Riyaz Khan, Salim Kumar, Vinayakan, Jagan, Imman Annachi, Ankur Vikal Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Marc Koninckx || Edited by: Vivek Harshan || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running … Continue reading