Showing posts from October 12, 2018

Quickview: Koothan

by Rinku Gupta Koothan, directed by Venky AL is a story revolving around a bunch of youngsters, trying their luck at winning   dance competition in order to fulfil their life goals with the prize money. Rana, ( Rajkumar) earns his living by doing dance shows. His mother ( Urvashi) is a junior artiste in movies. Our hero comes across Srilakshmi ( Srijita Ghosh) another dancer in the city. Through her he learns the dance form of Bharatanatyam, at her sister’s school. As the duo become close, Rana discovers why Srilakshmi hates another dancer ( Nagendra Prasad) so much. He had conned her sister into marriage and swindled their money and left them in debt and now almost homeless if they didn’t repay the loan sharks. Their problems lead them to the only solution in sight, that is to enter a dance competition in Singapore which offers a huge prize money to the winners. Do they pull it off? Do they manage to take revenge on their wily rival who will go to any length to succeed is t

Quickview : First Man

 by Rinku Gupta First Man, director Damien Chazelle’s film on the Neil Armstrong space mission to the moon, makes a compelling watch. The point-of-view narration of what goes on behind the scenes in an actual mission planned to go where no man has gone before in the sixties, is told in a raw and gritty manner. The 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s historic landing on the moon is up ahead and the film gives the audience a ringside view of the sacrifices, the planning, the trial and error system that the astronauts went through to finally achieve a breakthrough in the face of several pressures (possible death looming on the horizon amongst them) Ryan Gosling plays Armstrong with Claire Foy in the role of his wife. The docu drama kind of the narration, gives you an actual feel of the claustrophobia, the space constraints, and the nervous tension and physical discomfort, fainting, vomiting and everything in between, that goes into simulating space journeys during training and ac

Quickview: Aan Dhevathai

by Rinku Gupta Aan Dhevathai is a family drama directed by Thamira, starring Samudrakani and Ramya Pandiyan in the lead. The story revolves around the duo , a middle class working   couple who work very hard to make ends meet. When they are blessed with twins, the struggle to survive, becomes even harder and they get hardly any time as a family, juggling between   household duties, schooling and work. At this juncture, Samudrakani decides that in order to make time for their children, he will turn househusband while his wife can do the earning to support the family. This system works well for them and with the IT job she’s in, she manages to earn enough for the family to move to a swanky apartment and even get a   luxury car. Its then that their differences begin, with the husband finding that the money and facilities are no substitute for a wholesome family life. Their priorities being different, they quarrel and Samudrakani , taking his daughter (Monica ) with him, leaves