Showing posts from April 22, 2023

Sisu a, raw, brutally hard-hitting film set in WW2 Finland!

   The screenplay of this brutal, raw, action packed, period flick SISU, has been set in the backdrop of Northern Finland in the year 1944 and is centred round an elderly  man named Aatomi Korpi (Jorma Tommila) who is a war veteran. The film debuted at the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film premiered in Finland on 27 January 2023 and is releasing worldwide on April 28th 2023.  SYNOPSIS: After having lost his family and home during the war, Korpi has reconciled himself to a lonely place leading a lonely life in Lapland. A miner who attempts to unearth gold and keeps on digging, he turns lucky as he  manages to dig out a rich gold deposit!  He sets out to deposit the gold at the nearest bank located 563 miles away but on the way, he is caught and confronted by Nazi soldiers headed by the ruthless SS Obersturmfuhrer Bruno Helldorf (Aksel Hennie) and his deputy Wolf (Jack Doolan) and their 'mission' is to destroy all settlements as well se

Film Review : Yaanai Mugathaan

 Director Rejishh Midhila's fantasy comedy Yaanai Mugathaan hit the screens on April 21st. The film revolves around an auto driver Ganesha (Ramesh Thilak) who doesnt believe in paying his mounting debts, hasnt paid rent in 4 years to landlady ( Oorvasi) and cheats people without any qualms. He has a buddy, Michael ( Karunakaran) who is almost as bad as him. But Ganesa has one redeeming quality. He is an ardent devotee of lord Ganesha. But even in his prayers , he asks God to help him in his nefarious schemes to fraud people. One day, Ganesa discovers that the idol of lord Ganesha has disappeared from his shrine! Where ever he goes, he can no longer see Ganesha it in temples, or on calenders.  What happens when he is confronted one day with the real Lord Ganesha himself, come in human form (Yogi Babu), who asks him to change his ways? Does Ganesa believe him? Does he ever get back to seeing the lord in temples again? Does he change his ways to discover the true meaning