Showing posts from February 21, 2020

Review : MAFIA

by Rinku Gupta After Dhuruvangal Pathinaru, young director Karthick Naren joined the list of  promising directors of Kollywood. Therefore, there was much hype around his next release, Mafia Chapter 1, bankrolled by Lyca Productions. With Arun VIjay and Prasanna in the lead, along with Priya Bhavani Shankar, the film is an action thriller centred around the issue of the drugs mafia. Aryan (Arun Vijay) is part of the Narcotics Control Board and with his team of Varun and Sathya ( Priya Bhavani Shankar ), is keen to wipe out the increasing drug menace. But when a senior cop Selvam gets killed and so does his activist neighbour Mugilan ( Thalaivasal VIjay), just after they got hold of important clues to the identity of the kingpin, Aryan gets hot on the trail. He soons learns that the kingpin is a tycoon called Diwakar ( Prasanna) and from then on begins a cat and mouse game. Many shoot outs and chases later, he lands up in the villain's den, only to discover a devastat

Tragic accident on sets of Indian 2

By Rinku Gupta Kollywood is both saddened and shocked by the tragic accident on the sets of Indian 2, where a falling crane left 3 technicians dead and several injured. Kamal Haasan, Shankar and Kajal Aggarwal were apparently just a whisker away from the shamiana on which the crane fell. The deceased were assistant director Sai Krishna ( 29 years, son-in-law of  cartoonist Madhan)   who had joined the crew only 2 days prior to the accident,  art assistant SR Chandran (58)  and production assistant Madhusudhan Rao (27). The accident took place at the EVP Film city near Chennai. Kamal has promised an interim compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased while producers Lyca Productions have announced a 2 crore compensation for those deceased and the injured along with medical expenses. The head of Lyca, Mr Subaskaran is reportedly on his way from UK. The accident has stirred up debate about the need for strictly following safety measures and having insurance for t