articles by Karthik Keramalu

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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.

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Humble Politician Nograj movie review: This Danish Sait starrer is a political satire like no other

Humble Politician Nograj's Nograj finally lands in theatres after entertaining the masses through Facebook live sessions and YouTube videos.

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Chamak movie review: Specks of comedy and romance can't save this lacklustre drama

In Chamak, Ganesh and Rashmika Mandanna draw energy from each other and convert a lacklustre film into a watchable one, solely, with their performances.

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Pushpavalli review: Sumukhi Suresh creates a show you cannot turn your head away from

Pushpavalli, Sumukhi Suresh's latest web series might have familiar tropes but it is a show which you will not be able to turn your heads away from

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Kodiveeran movie review: This Sasikumar starrer is filled with punch dialogues, formulaic plot points

Sasikumar is becoming synonymous with action dramas set in small towns. By now, he must have at least killed 100 men on-screen with his sharp knives and machetes.

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Mufti movie review: Shiva Rajkumar’s aura, Sriimurali's bravado help deliver a decent action flick

Mufti is a multi-starrer that’s designed to cater to fans of both Shiva Rajkumar and Sriimurali.

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Wall-E, 28 days later, Book of Eli and other survival films to watch in these trying times

When all else fails, cinema comes to the rescue. Here's our top picks of films to watch in these trying times.

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Ippadai Vellum movie review: Spoon-feeding detracts from enjoyable cinematic experience

For a film that starts by talking about India's greatness (without using dialogues), Ippadai Vellum simplifies too much for the sake of the audience

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Aval movie review: This Siddharth starrer is hauntingly good and full of surprises

Aval is hauntingly good, for the story has genuine moments of surprise, and, with actors putting their best foot forward, this is the movie of the season.

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Halloween 2017: Gerald's Game, Deyyum, Karvva and other bone-chilling horror films to binge-watch

Here's a list of five truly scary movies, from different ghost-genres and languages, to binge-watch on Halloween.

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Dayavittu Gamanisi movie review: In this Kannada film, four disillusioned men find happiness only in dreams

Dayavittu Gamanisi tells the story of four disillusioned men, who find happiness only in their dreams. The movie works on two levels – anthology and hyperlink, and makes commendable use of the Kannada language

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The Babysitter movie review: The essence of Home Alone mixed with glamourised slasher genre-elements

McG’s The Babysitter has committed a crime by revealing its key plot points in the trailer.

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Raja The Great movie review: Ravi Teja doesn't disappoint in this okay-ish entertaining affair

Raja The Great is an okayish entertaining affair in the theatre. However, the minute one walks out of the movie house, there’d be nothing to pull from the bed of the two-and-a-half-hour comedy to laugh about.

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Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival: Rahul Jain's Machines explores untold stories of factory workers

Rahul Jain’s Machines asks the tough questions — will there ever be a smile on the factory worker's faces?

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Kannada film Kidi is a magic-less remake of Malayalam hit film Kali starring Dulquer Salmaan

Kidi, the Kannada remake of Malayalam film Kali, borrows the plot points and costume combinations to tell the same story (with different intentions).

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Huliraya movie review: This Kannada film is a gentle mix of comedy and drama, with no tigers

The two big plusses of Aravind Kaushik’s Huliraya are Balu’s performance, and Arjun Ramu’s music

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Spyder, Ramanaa, Thuppakki, Kaththi: Exploring the emotional quotient in Murugadoss' films

The protagonists of Murugadoss’s films from 2002’s Ramanaa to 2017’s Spyder have battled against the tyranny of evil men.

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From China Visiri to The Affair, ten Tamil short films that deserve your time and attention

Here is a list of 10 Tamil short films, like China Visiri, in which filmmakers cross all the boundaries of the limiting factors that plague them.

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From Jai Lava Kusa to Jyo Achyutananda, a tale of onscreen brothers

Be it Jai Lava Kusa or Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Jyo Achyutananda, there's something poignant about stories that evolve around brothers