Showing posts from May 30, 2022

Film Review: Pothanur Thabal Nilayam

 Pothanur Thabal Nilayam starring Praveen, Anjali Rao, Venkat Raman and others,  dropped on Aha Tamil on 27th May. Directed by Praveen himself,  the story, set in the period from 70's to the 90's revolves around a heist, but instead of a bank,  the events happen at a local village post office.  How the hero and his friends, are affected by this event and when his own father is involved in a tough situation, how Praveen seeks to resolve his problems, is the story. Does he succeed? The natural setting and attention to detail of the art department which has recreated the period setting of the film is truly commendable and gives a certain ethos and atmosphere to the film.  The acting of the main leads is realistic, along with the supporting cast, especially the parents of Praveen, who bring out the slow pace of life and the innocence and simplicity of people in a  world and time without gimmicky gadgets and a frenetic pace. However, the pace of the screenplay tends to slow down at

Two Fascinating Women, One Unforgettable Story!

  Kerala, 1900. Wealth, beauty, and intellect-sixteen-year-old Padma hasit all. Her husband worships her, her mother-in-law adores her, and everyone else looks up to her. Yet she continues to be deprived of the one thing her soul aches for: children. Desperate for an heir, her husband succumbs to familial pressures and agrees to a second marriage that turns her life upside down. Mumbai, present day. Naina loves her life the way it is- an exciting career in advertising, married to the love of her life, and they’ve just decided to start a family. Sounds perfect? Except, it isn’t. Naina soon discovers she cannot give her husband what he wants. Determined, they put their hopes on In vitro fertilization (IVF). But this is only the beginning of the storm that will soon rip Naina’s life apart. Two wilful women, separated by the chasm of time, negotiate their feminine identities, struggle against patriarchal forces, face accusations of crime, and resurgence of old wounds–all in pursuit of fulf

Grand GV Prakash Kumar-Gautham Vasudev Menon starrer “13” announcement Event!

Following the grand box office success of movies like Romeo & Juliet and 96, producer S Nandagopal of Madras Studios in association with Anshu Prabhakar Films is producing the movie ‘13’. A horror-thriller by genre, the film features GV Prakash Kumar in the lead role with Gautham Vasudev Menon essaying a pivotal character. Aadhya, Bhavya, and Aishwarya the female lead characters, have given a fabulous performance. The entire team was present to interact with the press and media fraternity to announce this project.   Producer S Nanda Gopal said, “This is my next production after the movie ‘96’. Just like I was elated and excited while producing it, I am filled with the same positivity while kick-starting this new project ‘13’. The way, debut filmmaker Vivek narrated the script, and the uniqueness, he carried endowed me with more confidence that it has everything to attract audiences from all walks of life. The project was initiated during the COVID times. Just like my previous produ