Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018)

The Seamless Western Ghats In a scene from Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Madhavan’s character declares, “Love is a feeling,” to which Kamal retorts, “Communism too is a feeling.” If Anbe Sivam symbolized communism as a feeling, then Lenin Bharathi’s Merku Thodarchi Malai (MTM) epitomizes communism as an ideology and way of life for the landless … Continue reading

2014 / English / Movie Review / Short Take

Fleeting Thoughts on Chef, Lucy, Neeson, Blue Ruin and Rover

Jon Favreau’s Chef did the impossible. It pulled me out of hibernation. Much like the movie’s premise to do your own thing, and to do what you do best, Chef worked for me at the meta level and gently nudged me to re-start writing about movies. So, DUN…DUN…DUN…presenting the resurrection of Prakash J with four … Continue reading