articles by Sreedhar Pillai

Entertainment

Kee movie review: Jiiva-starrer is a masala entertainer that tries too hard to be a cyber thriller

The concept of Kee seems interesting in paper but falters in execution, leaving the film to be a tedious watch.

Entertainment

Vishal suffers huge setback as Ayogya gets postponed on day of release amid TPFC tussle

Vishal’s big-budget action summer release Ayogya which was to release today (10 May), has been postponed due to financial constraints.

Entertainment

K13 movie review: Despite its stunning climax, Arulnithi's whodunit falters due to plot holes

K13 is a well made film which offers something different from the recent flood of inane commercial mass masala fare.

Entertainment

Kanchana 3 movie review: Raghava Lawrence's horror film has the same cliches that worked for its predecessors

In Kanchana 3, everything is loud (eardrum-splitting music), exaggerated and playing widely to the gallery.

Entertainment

Gangs of Madras movie review: Priyanka Ruth's riveting performance elevates CV Kumar's revenge drama

Gangs of Madras keeps you hooked, even though there are several violent scenes in the film.

Entertainment

Natpe Thunai movie review: A visually appealing, thrilling climax saves this run-of-the-mill sports drama

Natpe Thunai is a not a typical sports film but one packaged with Tamil commercial cinema elements on friendship, sacrifice and the rot within the political system.

Entertainment

Tamil's cinema Gully Boy: Decoding the journey of Hip Hop Tamizha's Aadhi from music director to commercial hero

Adhi and his partner Jeeva formed the musical troupe Hip Hop Tamizha and are touted to be pioneers of Tamil hip-hop.

Entertainment

Super Deluxe movie review: Vijay Sethupathi shines in film powered by honest writing, technical finesse

With Super Deluxe, Thiagarajan Kumararaja delivers a film of substance which also entertains.

Entertainment

Lucifer: Why Prithviraj Sukumaran's directorial, starring Mohanlal, is being touted as a potential summer blockbuster

Lucifer comes at a time when there are rumours regarding Mohanlal plunging into politics and contesting the Thiruvananthapuram parliament seat on a BJP ticket.

Entertainment

Boomerang movie review: Atharvaa, RJ Balaji hold this uneven tale of mistaken identity together

The premise of R Kannan’s Boomerang is interesting but due to a screenplay that travels all around, it falters.

Entertainment

RJ Balaji on LKG's success, moving away from supporting roles, and upcoming projects

RJ Balaji's LKG has turned out to be 2019’s third biggest hit after Ajith’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth’s Petta

Entertainment

Fahadh Faasil is a game-changer for Mollywood with three hit films: Varathan, Njan Prakashan, Kumbalangi Nights

Fahadh Faasil has redefined the concept of the "hero" in commercial Malayalam cinema. He is turning out to be a game-changer in a star-driven industry.

Entertainment

LKG movie review: RJ Balaji's satire is an interesting take on the power play that dominates Tamil Nadu politics

RJ Balaji and his team of writers in LKG provide a script that is razor sharp and able to provide maximum laughs

Entertainment

To Let movie review: Chezhiyan's film is an unflinching portrayal of the urban house-hunting process

To Let is a poignant, well-crafted film about a lower middle class family's search for a home in a metropolitan city.

Entertainment

Adithya Varma: Dhruv Vikram's Arjun Reddy Tamil remake gets new title; producers laud decision to re-shoot film

Kollywood producers laud the makers' decision to not let director Bala get away with his first-copy version of Varmaa and re-shoot the entire film as Adithya Varma.

Entertainment

Prithviraj Sukumaran's Nine, Fahadh Faasil's Kumblangi Nights may revive the Malayalam cinema market

With Nine and Kumblangi Nights, Prithviraj Sukumaran's wife Supriya Menon and Fahadh Faasil's wife Nazriya Nazim have turned producers.

Entertainment

Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven movie review: STR, Sundar C film is formulaic and has nothing new to offer

STR’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven is an old fashioned masala film that they used to make decades back, with larger than life hero sentiments and melodrama.

Entertainment

Akshay Kumar in 2.0, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Petta: Why Tamil films are picking villains from Bollywood

After the additional pan-Indian appeal that Akshay Kumar brought to 2.0, Shankar is reportedly considering to repeat him as the villain in Indian 2.

Entertainment

Charlie Chaplin 2 movie review: Prabhu Deva is wasted in this incoherent, unnecessary sequel

16 years later with Charlie Chaplin 2, director Sakthi Chidambaram fails to recreate the magic of the original film.