Posted in Film

Aval/Gruham/The House Next Door – One Of The Better Horror Films In Indian In The Recent Past

The last Indian horror films that made me go WOW, and had some genuine scares, was the 2012 Tamil movie Pizza (if you haven’t watched it, watch it NOW). There was also the 2014 film Pisaasu, but that was something very different. Right now most of the Tamil and Telugu films from the genre are horror comedies…..with very little comedy and even less horror. And in Hindi, horror is synonymous with erotica. In the midst of all this madness, Aval/Gruham/The House Next Door comes as a refreshing change.

This movie was made simultaneously as Aval in Tamil, Gruham in Telugu and The House Next Door in Hindi. This post is about the the Tamil version.

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Sairat – A Love Story That Makes You Smile As Well As Punches You In The Guts

With rumors floating around about how Karan Johar’s upcoming production starring Jhanavi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar (aka Sridevi’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s brother) could be a remake of the Marathi hit Sairat, now is as good a time as any to talk about this wonderful film – one of my favorites of last year.

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Posted in Ramblings

If Men Can Do It, Why Can’t Women?

Celebrity-bashing is the flavor of the season, and it’s latest prey is Tamil actress Jyothika, wife of actor Suriya. The trailer of her upcoming film – director Bala’s Naachiyaar – was unveiled a few days back, and it soon became a subject of various trolls, memes, and abuses. The reason? Because the trailer shows Jyothika’s character mouth a very colorful cuss word. The problem is not the word used. The same word has been used by male superstars in many films, with people cheering and clapping at it. The problem is that it is a woman, that too ‘Suriya’s wife’, who’s using that particular word.

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Solo – An Experiment That May Not Work For Everyone, But Worked Quite Well For Me

I liked this movie! A lot, actually. I had heard so much about this film. Some good, and a lot more of bad. Maybe because I went in with not-so-high expectations, or maybe because I went in with the right expectations. From the word go, I knew this would be an experimental film, a kind of film which may not appeal to many. It is the kind of film you go to watch when you are in the mood of something different, something that, whether you like it or no, makes you think. Not if you want a film which makes you whistle, clap and hoot with all its ‘mass’ moments.

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Posted in Song of the Day

One Week Of Second Semester Done! Some College-Themed Songs For The Occassion

After a short vacation post a hectic but fun first semester of college, I am now one week into a new semester. As lectures have left me too exhausted to type out 5,000 words – I’ll just entertain you with some nice college-themed songs.

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Posted in Books

Remember Me – A Supernatural Murder-Mystery That Appeals To The Head As Well As The Heart

I had read this Christopher Pike novel quite a while back, but I still remember it very well. Probably a testament to how much I loved the book back and then (and even now).


This book is essentially a supernatural murder mystery, where a ghost is trying to solve her own murder. Over the years (I read this back in 2012 or 13), I have read many books that follow a similar template. But not many have made an impression on me as much as this one. Continue reading “Remember Me – A Supernatural Murder-Mystery That Appeals To The Head As Well As The Heart”