Mr Chandramouli movie review: This Gautham Karthik-Regina Cassandra starrer is a tiring watch

Walking out of Mr. Chandramouli, I was already thinking about what I was going to write in my review. The problem at hand was, ‘how can I say the same thing this time without sounding like a tired, creaky gramophone’. Film after film, we get the same mannequin dressed in different, probably more snazzier outfits. But Mr. Chandramouli is the film equivalent of baggy shorts with malli poo. It tries to be ‘different’ just for the sake of it. Continue reading “Mr Chandramouli movie review: This Gautham Karthik-Regina Cassandra starrer is a tiring watch”

Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu movie review: A strictly avoidable adult horror movie

The haunted house in Santhosh P Jayakumar’s Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu has a warning board that says ‘men strictly not allowed’. Theatres should have a similar warning sign for women who enter to watch the film. One might argue that the trailer might have given you enough warning and I do agree. In fact, the makers were kind enough to give another warning in the form a disclaimer where we are ‘advised’ to bring tissues in. I don’t need to explain why. No wonder, there were about four women in a 250 seater screen (which was full) on a working Friday afternoon. Continue reading “Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu movie review: A strictly avoidable adult horror movie”

Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren movie review: The Vijay Sethupathi starrer is an erratic, overstretched film

‘You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain’. That’s the quote my mind came up with for the humour in Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren. Our introduction to the place of action, Yemasingapuram, is narrowed down from the multiverse. Andromeda, Milkyway, Sun, Earth, Asia, India, Andhra Pradesh, the district and finally, the village Yemasingapuram. The idea might have been to show how miniscule the village is. But by the end of the movie you feel that is probably the director setting you up for how the rest of the film is going to be — we are taken on a wild hunt where the jokes are hidden underneath a lot of noise. Thanks to a completely unpardonable run time of almost two and a half hours, what starts as funny ends up leaving us exasperated. Continue reading “Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren movie review: The Vijay Sethupathi starrer is an erratic, overstretched film”

Hara Hara Mahadevaki movie review: This Gautham Karthik movie tries too hard with ‘adult humour’

There is a sequence in Hara Hara Mahadevaki where Ramya (Nikki Galrani) explains to Hari (Gautham Karthik) what a flash mob is. Hari, owner of a funeral service, gets a set of people who dance at death processions to perform a flash mob for Ramya. Not just that, he makes her sit on the procession chair, garlands her and then gifts her a ring. Before the logic hits you, you genuinely laugh out, seeing Ramya’s hopes crumble in front of her eyes. Sadly, that’s one of the very few laughs Hara Hara Mahadevaki provides. Continue reading “Hara Hara Mahadevaki movie review: This Gautham Karthik movie tries too hard with ‘adult humour’”

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