articles by Sreedhar Pillai

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Otha Seruppu Size 7 review: R Parthiban keeps you engaged in this pathbreaking one-man act film

OS7 is engaging mainly due to Parthiban's script and the concept of 10 different characters (voice overs) coming into the narrative without appearing on screen

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Why Suriya's action-thriller Kaappaan is one of the most important films of the superstar's career

Suriya's all important film Kaappaan, Telugu-dubbed version Bandobast, is finally hitting the screens on 20 September.

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Ittymaani: Made In China, Love Action Drama, Brothers Day, Finals: Why Onam 2019 releases failed at the box-office

A week after the releases, it looks like Love Action Drama leads with Ittymaani: Made in China following closely.

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Sivappu Manjal Pachai movie review: Siddharth, GV Prakash's banter is the saving grace of this predictable affair

The long drawn-out climax fight of Sivappu Manjal Pachai is predictable as we know that the two lead characters will put aside their differences.

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Four films, one weekend: Love Action Drama, Ittymani: Made in China, Brothers Day, Finals kick start Onam festivities

Nivin Pauly has not had a hit in a long time, and the early release of his film Love Action Drama may secure him an edge over other Onam releases.

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Comali: Buzz around Jayam Ravi film rises, particularly due to the now-deleted Rajinikanth reference in trailer

The dig at Rajinikanth in the trailer created a further controversy on social media, and a sympathy wave for Comali.

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Kolaiyuthir Kaalam movie review: Nayanthara cannot survive this thriller, that has nothing going for it

Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, which was getting delayed every week owing to a number of reasons, should have remained in the cans.

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Nerkonda Paarvai movie review: Ajith, Shraddha Srinath shine in faithful, engaging remake of Pink

Nerkonda Paarvai is a faithful and engaging remake of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary’s Amitabh Bachchan-Taapsee Pannu starrer Pink.

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Saaho vs Kaappan: Prabhas' film likely to clash with Suriya and Mohanlal's big budget action thriller on 30 August

South Indian trade experts an alternative release date for Suriya's Kaappaan now that Prabhas' Saaho has been moved to 30 August.

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Accused No 1 movie review: Santhanam's film is an engaging slapstick comedy not concerned with drama or plot

Santhanam's ability to lampoon conventional notions of macho-heroism, rampant in Tamil films, is what makes Accused No 1 work.

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Aadai movie review: Amala Paul provides thought provoking commentary on society and womanhood

In Aadai, Amala Paul breaks tropes usually seen in heroine-led film with her bold act

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Kadaram Kondan movie review: Vikram's stylish and subdued performance drives this taut thriller

Kadaram Kondan is Vikram’s best film in recent times after last year’s disappointing Sketch and Saamy 2.

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Gurkha movie review: Yogi Babu's illogical film is aimed at promoting the comedian as a saleable hero

Gurkha is an out-and-out film meant to promote Yogi Babu as a saleable commercial hero, and he does what is expected out of him without much fanfare.

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Gorilla movie review: Kong the chimpanzee is fun to watch in Jiiva's illogical, ordinary heist film

The highlight of Gorilla as hyped by the makers in the promotional campaign is Kong, the trained chimpanzee.

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Raatchasi movie review: Jyothika's screen presence makes this predictable film watchable

Raatchasi is just another film from a debutant director who is in awe of his heroine’s superstar status and goes overboard on it.

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Mammootty on his upcoming film Mamangam: The new generation should know about Kerala’s unsung heroes

Mammootty’s Mamangam is the biggest Malayalam film under production. It is a period action-drama based on the medieval Mamangam festival,

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Devi 2 movie review: Prabhu Deva, Tamannaah's horror comedy is a big yawn with obvious plotholes

While Prabhu Deva can still dance, Tamannaah's act in Devi 2 is mostly over the top.

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Shane Nigam on his latest release Ishq and why heroism isn't as important to him as the script

In the last few months, Shane Nigam has been part of three critically acclaimed films – Parava, Eeda and Kumblangi Nights.

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Mr Local movie review: Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara's star power drags this brainless, soulless comedy

Mr Local is just another mindless and aimless comedy aimed for the family audience. But the laugh is clearly on the audience.

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Parvathy was our first and only choice for Uyare, says debutant director Manu Ashokan

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, director Manu Ashokan, a former associate of late director Rajesh Pillai (Traffic fame) talks about Uyare.