This year Telugu cinema seems to be on a roll. From an industry which is known for churning out nonsensical but enjoyable masala potboilers – this we’ve got many refreshing realistic dramas that feel like raindrops on a parched desert. With films like Ninnu Kori, Fidaa, Nene Raju Nene Mantri (reviews coming up soon), and now Arjun Reddy being made and becoming successful, Telugu cinema seems to be in an interesting phase this year.
When I picked up Manju Kapur’s novel, it was a bit of hesitation. The novel had inspired one of the most melodramatic and ridiculous soap on Indian television, so my hopes were definitely not high. Which is probably why this book felt so satisfying. Through this novel, Kapur examines the causes and effects of divorce in an Indian society. Continue reading “Custody – Divorce And Its Aftermath in Indian Society”
Parts of NNI reminds you of another Nivin Pauly film – Jacobinte Swargarajyam . That movie too was about a close-knit, loving family which come together to face a major crisis. There it was recession, here it’s cancer.
So much has been said about aspiring medical student Anitha’s suicide and the subsequent outrage over NEET that erupted in Tamil Nadu that I wonder if anything I have to say will be novel or unique. Anyways….i still decided to put in my tuppence worth.
I guess I am in the minority here, since not many people seemed to have liked this movie. Maybe it was due to my absolute lack of expectations, going by the trailers and reviews, but I didn’t find it so bad after all! In fact, I felt it was a pretty decent film, whose biggest flaw was the heavy weight of stardom it carried due to the presence of Shah Rukh Khan.
These posts are what I’d call my ‘lazy posts’, i.e the posts I rush through when I’m having a hectic week and do not have the time or energy left to do a 900-word post. Here, all I need to do is have fun putting out some of my favorite songs, and write a few lines about it. And my readers who enjoy music can hear some lovely songs too! So, here goes – 20 best songs of Suriya (my fav!) for the 20 years he’s been in the Tamil film industry.
Ninnu Kori was….not disappointing exactly, but a bit of a downer. And that’s unfortunate because it held so much promise! Good acting, interesting plot, believable and relatable characters, catchy music – it had everything. But still, somewhere, at some level, it doesn’t come together.