Happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Re-visiting the ace filmmaker’s love for experimentation and the madness of Thiruda Thiruda

When I decided I was going to revisit a Mani Ratnam film and write about it, I was sure I didn’t want to go for the usual suspects. That immediately took Nayagan, Mouna Ragam, Thalapathy, Iruvar, Bombay, Roja, Agni Natchathiram and all the films that easily crop-up in a conversation about Mani Ratnam off my list. The idea was to pick a film that wasn’t celebrated as much and recalibrate my perception of Mani Ratnam’s body of work. So when a cinephile friend suggested Thiruda Thiruda, I was sold. Continue reading “Happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Re-visiting the ace filmmaker’s love for experimentation and the madness of Thiruda Thiruda”

Ram Gopal Varma and Mia Malkova’s God, Sex and Truth reeks of hypocrisy in every frame

As someone who writes about films for a living, I have had the opportunity to write about films I felt were that were good and also about the ones that weren’t that great. But Ram Gopal Varma’s God, Sex and Truth is an endeavour that is so frustratingly eccentric, reeking of hypocrisy in every frame. As someone who isn’t very familiar with the work of both Ram Gopal Varma or Mia Malkova for that matter, it just comes across as a weird film that aims to cater to the average male porn viewer. Continue reading “Ram Gopal Varma and Mia Malkova’s God, Sex and Truth reeks of hypocrisy in every frame”

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