Pyaar Prema Kaadhal movie review: Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson shine in a refreshingly sensible rom-com

The first half of Pyaar Prema Kaadhal was what I thought it would be. We have Sree (Harish Kalyan) ‘boy-next-door’ hero, whom we all only know too well. He is content with staring at a woman who works in the next building, says he loves her and wants to be with her. But he struggles to strike a basic conversation or even muster up the courage to say hi. On the other hand, we have Sindhuja (Raiza Wilson), the urbane woman who cusses without abandon, drinks, and has casual sex. Continue reading “Pyaar Prema Kaadhal movie review: Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson shine in a refreshingly sensible rom-com”

Antony movie review: This ‘claustrophobic thriller’ tests your patience

Anthony has been promoted as India’s first claustrophobic thriller. The definition of claustrophobia is the ‘extreme or irrational fear of closed or confined spaces’. By the end of the film, I was the one who had a bout of claustrophobia, waiting to rush out of the theatre. At the end of each film, there is a thought or a question that generally stays with you. A good film leaves you with myriad possibilities. But walking out of Antony, I had one dominant realisation — I never knew 105 minutes could feel like a lifetime. Continue reading “Antony movie review: This ‘claustrophobic thriller’ tests your patience”

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