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Dear Movie Review: A Look at Missed Character Development

Arjun cherishes his eight hours of sleep dearly. He happens to be a light sleeper, easily roused by the faintest of noises. Conversely, his wife, Deepika, assured him on their first night together that she is a deep sleeper. However, as fate would have it, he discovers her tendency to snore that very night, abruptly …

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jai ganesh movie

Jai Ganesh Review: Promising Premise Fails Due to Rushed Script

The new movie “Jai Ganesh” by director Ranjith Sankar, starring Unni Mukundan, seems like a jumbled mix of too many ideas. Ranjith Sankar used to make movies about vigilante justice, but “Jai Ganesh” lacks the same clear purpose. The film feels unfinished, like a rough draft that needed more work. The main character is Ganesh, …

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Aavesham

Aavesham Review: A Fun Gangster Ride with Fahadh Faasil 

During the promotion of the film “Aavesham,” Jithu Madhavan, the director, mentioned that they somewhat unearthed the character of Ranga during the filmmaking process. This observation arises from the second half of “Aavesham,” where one can detect a slight indecisiveness on the part of the creators regarding the direction to take. While the first half …

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Varshangalkku Shesham

Varshangalkku Shesham Review: Unexpected Humor Rescues Melodramatic Story 

Upon witnessing the song “Nyabagam” from “Varshangalkku Shesham” a few days prior, I harbored a premonition that this musical piece would serve as the heartbeat of the film, leaving an enduring imprint of melancholy. The sustained shots featuring Dhyan Sreenivasan and Pranav Mohanlal exuded a poignant essence. However, upon completing the film, the depiction of …

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Maidaan

Maidaan Review: Can One Hour Save This Sports Drama?

In 2007, when Shimit Amin’s “Chak De India” hit theaters, it felt like the stadium came alive on the big screen for the first time for me (I missed watching “Lagaan” in theaters). There was something enchanting about Shah Rukh Khan’s movie that had everyone cheering for every goal, even though we all knew India …

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Family Star

Family Star Movie Review: Falls Short on Originality and Brilliance

Following the charismatic Arjun Reddy, director Parashuram Petla gracefully molded and refined Vijay Deverakonda’s persona in the delightful yet fleeting Geetha Govindam. With Family Star, he now unveils Deverakonda as a man of the middle class, burdened with familial duties, yet embodying a superhero who effortlessly bends steel rods to his will. Crafted as a …

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Godzilla x Kong- The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – A Feast for the Eyes, a Famine for the Mind

“Godzilla versus King Kong is a battle of the giants that every fan of the franchise or MonsterVerse would enjoy. Over the past ten years (starting with the first film, Godzilla in 2014), audiences have seen Godzilla and King Kong separately, and now they face off in epic showdowns. So, what’s new in this clash? …

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