Showing posts from May 20, 2023

Film Review: Maruthi Nagar Police Station

 The film,  directed by Dayal Padmanabhan, dropped on Aha ott platform on May 19th. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar plays a cop whose boyfriend ( Mahat in a cameo) gets killed by a gang of Naga, in cahoots with another cop, Gurunathan ( Amit Bhargav). Now,  she along with her 3 friends, who grew up together in an orphanage, seek to avenge the death. They plan to kill Naga and Gurunath, but the duo are killed by someone else instead.  Into the scenario walks in another cop (Aarav Kizar) who is investigating the deaths. Who is the real killer and what was his motive? Does the cop find out the sinister plot of the four friends? The whodunit investigative thriller, starts up slowly. Bouts of humor are introduced via a cop, which slow down the proceedings even more. Dialogues and scenes slowly played out test patience a bit. But as the narrative unfolds, the movie picks up and how! The entry of Aarav adds to the suspense and the mystery deepens and until  each layer unfolds. The performances of Varal

Film Review : Fast X

 Universal Pictures FAST X, the famous franchise started with The Fast & the Furious in 2001and now 9 sequels have so far been made. This 10th instalment is a sequel to F 9 (2021). Shot at locations in London, Rome, Turin, Lisbon and Los Angeles, this is the 8th most expensive film ever made. It is 20 years since the series started and it is still going strong.  Following this breathtaking action thriller, Fast X, 2 more films are in the pipeline. While the 11th instalment is expected to be out in 2025, work is underway for the 12th instalment which is believed to be the final film of this franchise. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have out-beaten almost all the enemies. While everything looks fine, trouble surfaces in the form of Dante (Jason Momoa of Aquaman fame) who wants to take revenge for the sake of his father, Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almedia from Fast 5 in 2011), a drug lord.  Having masterminded his plan of action, Dante’s ultimate target is to get Dominic’s