Year: Jan 2020 Place: Somewhere in Kohima Kohima, the sleepy capital of India’s northeastern state Nagaland was turning out to be the final battleground for the Indian security forces and the Insurgent militant group which had created havoc and panic for almost four decades. Kohima has seen its fair share of war. One is reminded of the bloody Battle of Kohima which brought the then … Continue reading The long night of Kohima
Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) Among a whole crop of Latin American flicks trying to live out the Favela (slums of brazil) based realism premise which came into mainstream with Cidade de Deus’s (City of God, 2002) commercial and artistic triumph and a subsequent cult status, not all of them have been successful to the least barring some movies like the ultra realistic and compelling … Continue reading Movie review – Tropa de Elite (Portuguese)
“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee! “ – Ezekiel 25:17 The old testament quote quipped by Samuel L. Jackson’s Winnfield in Pulp Fiction has re-emerged after 25 years through Stephen Nedumpally – such … Continue reading Movie review – Lucifer (Malayalam)
Ajith – The Kollywood mass sensation is a household name in the south especially Tamil Nadu. What makes ‘Thala’ Ajith (he is affectionately referred as “Thala” by his fans) a darling among millions of his fans across the tamil speaking populace in India? Ajith, a very serious motor sport & aeromodelling aficionado, ventured into cinema only to clear his debts incurred in a garments export … Continue reading ‘Thala’ Ajith – The ultimate Kollywood mass hero!