Showing posts from February 4, 2023

Film review : Michael

 Director Ranjit Jeyakodi's gangster flick Michael starring Sundeep Kishan, Gautham Vasudev Menon and Divyanshaa Kaushik hit screens on Feb 3 in three languages. Michael ( Sundeep Kishan) has a troubled past which leads him to Mumbai as a tween, in the 90's, on the look out to find and kill his father. In the bargain, he meets the city's  dreaded Don Gurunath ( Gautham Menon) and soon becomes an indispensible member of his gang, with even the don's son (Varun Sandesh) baying for his blood.   One day,  Michael is sent to Delhi to kill a man and his daughter Theera ( Divyansha) for having plotted to kill Guru. But things dont go according to plan and due to a turn of events, Guru now becomes his dreaded enemy. Does Michael survive this war? What more secrets come tumbling out? Sundeep Kishan has transformed himself into a lean,  mean action machine for the role and when he throws  a punch and fight crowds of baddies he manages to make it look believable, with his body lan

Film Review: Run Baby Run

 The Prince Pictures' RJ Balaji , Aishwarya Rajesh starrer Run Baby Run, hit theatres on Feb 3rd. Rj Balaji tries a more serious role than his previous outings on screen. He plays a bank officer who inadvertantly gets involved in a murder of a medical student ( Aishwarya Rajesh in a cameo). When he tries to get to the bottom of the myterious killing he comes across a shocking truth. What is the reality behind the series of  innocent deaths?  The thriller gets right to the heart of the story from the word go, avoiding any kind of cinematic distraction which works in its favour. The happenings in the first half are quite gripping, with both Aishwarya and Balaji putting thier best foot forward in thier performances. Balaji has moved into a new territory with a role that has hardly any dialogues. He rises to the occasion, despite few moments when he could have thrown in a little more emotions and expressions. But overall the writing supports his performance. The music by Sam CS is a bi

Film Review : The Great Indian Kitchen

 The Great Indian Kitchen Tamil remake of the original is directed by R Kannan and hit theatres on feb 3rd. Aishwarya Rajesh plays a newly wed homemaker settling into her husband's (Rahul Ravindranath) home.  When her mother- in- law leaves town on a long trip, soon she discovers that her  husband and father -in-law seem to be displaying chauvinistic tendencies, which bind her firmly to the kitchen,  cooking a variety of meals to suit their tastes, with little regard for her as an individual.  Instances keep piling up till one day the dam of her patience bursts. Does the marriage survive? Aishwarya Rajesh gets into the skin of the new, docile, hardworking wife, aiming to please till matters come to a head. Every nuance of her emotions is intricately portrayed. Rahul on the other hand seems miscast,  restricted with his expressions, body language and voice modulation and doesnt do justice to the role as much as  Suraj in the original. The film seeks to bring out how patriarchy and c