articles by Karthik Keramalu

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Gang Leader movie review: Nani shines in a film that uses his comic timing to its full potential

Gang Leader seems like a comedy thriller, which it very much is, but if you look closely, it’s also about many other things.

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Girish Karnad's filmography in Kannada cinema demonstrates his penchant for layered social commentary

Even a hundred years later, Girish Karnad's plays and films will teach many important lessons to viewers on the things that went wrong in the 20th century.

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Katheyondu Shuruvagide movie review: Senna Hegde changes how love stories will be told in Kannada cinema

Katheyondu Shuruvagide boasts of an optimistic arc and lack of monotonousness in its breathing frames.

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6ne Maili movie review: This Sanchari Vijay-starrer falls short of being an impressive thriller

The roads, through which the characters travel, have more twists and turns than the plot of 6ne Maili.

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Raambo 2 movie review: Sharan, Ashika Ranganath-starrer is part-funny, part-forgettable

The moral ambiguity present in the leads’ characters is kitschy – it does not do justice to the premise of Raambo 2.

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Velaikkaran, Iru Mugan and SK13: Male actors get more screen time, and all the attention in film posters

Forget about pay disparity or screen time in Indian films, women are not even given importance in film posters.

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Priyadarshan's Netflix film Sila Samayangalil, Aruvi have helped bring out the conversation around AIDS/HIV

In a way, Arun Prabu Purushothaman’s debut feature Aruvi can be called as a sequel to Priyadarshan's recently released Netflix film Sila Samayangalil.

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Unfreedom director on censorship row: 'Showed me how important it is to make your art the way you want'

Director Raj Amit Kumar tells us about his long battle to get his debut feature, Unfreedom, released.

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Gultoo director Janardhan Chikkanna discusses the cyber-crime thriller, Sonu Gowda's performance

Gultoo — the small-ticket release starring Naveen Shankar, Sonu Gowda, and Ram Dhanush – has hit the bull's eye. Director Janardhan Chikkanna talks to Firstpost about what makes his directorial debut stand out.

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Gultoo movie review: Janardhan Chikkanna's potboiler feels relevant in times of Aadhar and Facebook data breach

The timing of Gultoo's release could not have been better with Aadhaar and Facebook hitting the headlines with regard to data breach.

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B: The Beginning review — Netflix series marries police procedural tropes with anime standards

Framed as a good versus evil battle, Netflix's anime series B: The Beginning encompasses ghoulish crime, supernatural happenings, comedy and drama.

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Rajaratha movie review: Anup Bhandari's inconsistent writing doesn't allow Nirup's screen presence to shine

Bhandari's writing dips in Rajaratha which shows he has a long way to go before the front-benchers fill the theatres with ear-shattering claps and noises.

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Nanna Koochi review: Pranith Bramandapally's Telugu web-series is satisfactory, but lacks power

Nanna Koochi is above average even though its essence isn’t that powerful in the face of Tamil series like As I’m Suffering From Kadhal and Livin’.

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Thithi co-writer Ere Gowda opens up on his directorial debut Balekempa winning at Rotterdam Film Festival 2018

Firstpost caught up with the director Ere Gowda, who spoke about how his two films Thithi (where he was a co-writer), Balekempa (his directorial debut) and how he makes films with a humanistic soul.

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Inttelligent movie review: Sai Dharam Tej's film showcases an outdated format, stale humour

Shiva Akula’s story of a sincere man rising against the tyranny of evil men in Inttelligent would have, perhaps, looked good on paper. I take that back. It would have still tasted like unsalted meat considering its outdated format

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Tracing Ram Gopal Varma's obsession with women — from Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar to Mia Malkova, Tori Black

Whether it's the songs of his films, his book Guns And Thighs or his most recent project, Ram Gopal Varma has been all praise — and lust — for his muses.

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Nimir: Udhayanidhi Stalin's Tamil remake of Maheshinte Prathikaaram falls prey to regional divide

Priyadarshan’s fear of losing Nimir to the demon of regional divide again may have made him infuse his Tamil film with a little more humor and drama.

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Raju Kannada Medium movie review: Gurunandan starrer is a step ahead of predecessor but that's not enough

The sense of wit that Raju Kannada Medium possesses is far better than the crude-worthy soul of 1st Rank Raju despite its imperfect output.

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Sathee, Bandham Regad: Telugu web series, short film prove digital space is brimming with good content

Sathee feels more like a college project compared to Bandham Regad as the latter demands your attention via its cinematic turns.