Dishoom, Kabali (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on July 29, 2016 by Satyam

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Mohenjo Daro trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on July 26, 2016 by Satyam

thanks to An Jo..

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An Jo on Kabali

Posted in the good on July 24, 2016 by Satyam


Handling a super-star beast like Rajnikanth isn’t an easy task. You tame this beast, and it can do some great things. The ‘actor’ in Rajnikanth might have had branches in the form of excellent K Balachander’s movies or even the remakes of Amitabh Bachchan’s super-hits that adorn his super-stardom down south but the roots that make him what he is to his fans are and will continue to be his insane fan-fare thanks to his, in today’s lingo, ‘SWAG.’ . If he tries to break-away from the carefully cultivated image his fans have of him, he is actually cutting off his roots. And that, no super-star, however big — or however powerful an actor might lie within [read Amitabh Bachchan] – can afford – at least in this country. Shankar successfully capitalized and extracted what-ever was needed out of Rajnikanth’s stardom and made a cunningly smart film in ROBOT, where, he ensured the stardom served the film’s greater interests while still garnishing the film with Rajnikanth’s mannerisms and antics that form the magnet to his multitude of Tamil fans. Pa. Ranjith, who gave us the superior MADRAS [a film all about Dalits without ever mentioning the D-word], alas, struggles and fails massively at this soul-struggle of a film. He surely has lost the battle between Rajnikanth the super-star or/and Kabali the film – HIS film. Continue reading

Justice League trailer

Posted in the ugly on July 24, 2016 by Qalandar

Wonder Woman trailer

Posted in the ugly on July 24, 2016 by Qalandar

Dr Strange trailers (updated)

Posted in the bad, the ugly with tags , , on July 24, 2016 by Qalandar


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Kabali, Madaari, Sultan (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on July 22, 2016 by Satyam

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