Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Review: Well-intentioned, but crams in too much to do justice

Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 (CP 2) gives you an experience that is akin to opening a time capsule — the effect is much nostalgia. First, there’s Radhika Apte from her Dhoni days (way before she became Netflix India’s poster girl). Then, there’s Ajmal who, after quite a break, made a comeback in last year’s Iravukku Ayiram Kangal (2018). Higher on the novelty radar, the film has Dwayne Bravo in a cameo. But the biggest surprise is seeing Suchitra Karthik Kumar’s name in the credits. (She has sung a song for the film.) You get the drift. The film was made in 2013, and it shows. Originally titled Ula, the film was probably conceived before the hyperlink cinema bubble burst in Tamil cinema. But being dated is the last thing you can accuse CP 2 of… In other words, it has bigger problems to worry about.

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I would like to direct a love story with drama next: Kurangu Bommai’s Nithilan Swaminathan

Nithilan Swaminathan speaks fast but it is with innate coherence — just like his film Kurangu Bommai. The debutante filmmaker who has wowed critics and the audience with his first film starring ace director Bharathiraja, Vidharth, Elango Kumaravel and Delma Davis chats with about his entry, Kurangu Bommai and the kind of films he would like to make. Continue reading “I would like to direct a love story with drama next: Kurangu Bommai’s Nithilan Swaminathan”

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