Mahishasur Marddini
Plumbs the depths of mankind's inhuman acts violating the feminine gender
  • Bhaskar the Rascal

    Family dramas aren’t quite what they used to be. In addition to the usual familial emotions, romance, and comedy, Bhaskar the Rascal has a fair amount of elegant décor, suspense, danger, and power-packed fights meant primarily to enhance the image of the film’s megastar. Part of the reason for...
  • WALL•E

    Sipping an iced, green tea on a hot summer noon, director/co-writer Andrew Stanton wondered, ‘What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?’ Over a decade later, he has given us his answer, in WALL•E It is 2815 AD. Earth is a...
  • The Dark Knight

    A superhero is compelled to make grave choices, and a city soaked in corruption questions its conscience in The Dark Knight. Unlike many of the other mass entertainers, this dark sequel to Batman Begins has a substantial plot, albeit, a slightly far-fetched one riddled with holes that manages to...
  • Ormayundo Ee Mukham (Do You Remember This Face?)

    Those areas of memory which are directly linked with the species’ instinct cannot be completely wiped out in any living organism during their potent period. The assumption to the contrary made by Ormayundo Ee Mukham (Do you remember this face?) is plain nonsense. Nithya (Namitha Pramod) finds herself in...
  • Revolutionary Road

    Once one is chained to the warmth of a high comfort zone, it can be very difficult to break out of the system. The wealthy Wheeler couple, Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (Kate Winslet) in Revolutionary Road, is the toast of society but unfortunately they aren’t happy. They yearn...
  • Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal (The Guests in Our House)

    Schizophrenia. That’s perhaps the most fashionable term these days that ‘artists’, ‘intellects’, et al, love to throw around for effect whenever the talk is about madness. You’ll hear it being pronounced too in Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal (The Guests in Our House), a film that has nothing whatsoever to do...
  • The Darjeeling Limited

    Welcome to India, beautiful India. Sit back, and let The Darjeeling Limited show you around a place that exists mostly in the imagination. The package contains the usual fare of this genre: scenes of poojas, and other exotic Hindu ceremonies; loud, glaring colors; and foreigners arriving in India in...
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Spielberg is an educationist; and always teaches us something unique, in his Indiana movies. In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he tells us that one of the coolest places to take your family for a summer holiday is down a gigantic triple waterfall in a...
  • Money Rathnam

    What can you do if you’re totally broke and a bag of cash, say, of around one crore rupees, literally falls into your lap and refuses to leave you? Well, the first thought that runs in your mind may be to either keep it for yourself or to find...
  • Shortcut to Happiness

    What does success mean to you, and how much are you willing to pay for it? This is the all-important question that Shortcut to Happiness poses. Are you prepared to go the whole distance following the ethical route? Or, at some point, will you trade your ethics for a...

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