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Arjun Reddy – A Fascinatingly Different Telugu Film on Love and Loss

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.

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Posted in Books

Custody – Divorce And Its Aftermath in Indian Society

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”

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Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela – Emotional Dilemma of a Family Dealt With Warmth and Humor

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.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal – A Rehash of the Same Old Imtiaz Ali Tropes That is Not Entirely Unwatchable

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.

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Posted in Song of the Day

20 Years of Suriya! Special Songs Post

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

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Ninnu Kori – An Engaging Film With An Unconvincing Climax That Provides Us With Some Food For Thought

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.

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