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'The Hateful Eight' is a middle-of-the-road Western Bonanza.

‘The Hateful Eight’ is a middle-of-the-road Western Bonanza.

Quentin Tarantino’s special power as an artist is the way he quotes the film’s bygone moments while describing something new, which is the major reason why I extremely love him. In his new film, the slow-stewing The Hateful Eight, he embarks on a classic adventure from John Ford‘s Stagecoach and ends up in the caffeinated furore […]

'Soggade Chinni Nayana' - Twice the grace, wins the race.

‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ – Twice the grace, wins the race.

Nagarjuna always walks in the way of winning the audience because of his self-deprecated experience. Being such a big star, that’s a tricky tight-rope to walk here in Tollywood, but Nag really manages it well with the skill and fearlessness like a ‘King‘ irrespective of the success or failure. After the poetic Manam about rebirths, […]

'Dictator' fails to rule the entertainment empire.

‘Dictator’ fails to rule the entertainment empire.

Dictator is pretty by-the-numbers. How a supermarket employee Chandu (Balakrishna) accomplishes a baffling operation as Dictator Chandrasekhar Dharma by approaching Kathyayani (Anjali) is the plot of the film. The script doesn’t focus on the intensity of the main lead to look powerful, who has lost his life by some easy causes. Though there are few […]

'Express Raja' is not Expert Raja, but Excess Raja.

‘Express Raja’ is not Expert Raja, but Excess Raja.

Neither surprising enough to feel it as a thriller film nor funny enough to name it a comedy. So, Express Raja is what we all will kindly call a “thriller-comedy” movie. Merlapaka Gandhi has made just a couple of films, in which Express is the common term, but that term is missed in his direction. […]

'Nannaku Prematho' is Sukumar's Intellect Interlinked with his havoc.

‘Nannaku Prematho’ is Sukumar’s Intellect Interlinked with his havoc.

It happens. Skillful directors sometimes step in the batter’s box, take a gigantic raise, and fall afterwards. Sukumar actually belongs to that wing. Title logo of Nannaku Prematho has ECG wave, which does not just indicate the Korsakoff syndrome a character suffers from in this film, but also refers to the zigzag graph of Sukku’s […]

'Killing Veerappan' is a thrilling secret operation by RGV.

‘Killing Veerappan’ is a thrilling secret operation by RGV.

His movie opens with a quote: “This is the truth, as I know it” ~ Ram Gopal Varma Ram Gopal Varma is the Indian Cinema’s psychic conduit. It’s obvious that he has always seen the world differently from the rest of us. And even if it takes a little time to settle down into Killing Veerappan’s […]

'Point Break' is meh! An injustice to its original.

‘Point Break’ is meh! An injustice to its original.

To be frank, the original Point Break directed by Kathryn Bigelow is not a great work, but chiefly we can call it a cult film by its iconic skydiving and bank-robbing scenes performed by the passionate actor Patrick Swayze. And yes, this is one decent action film from 90’s. But when compared to this Ericson […]

'Nenu Sailaja' begins well but beguiles nil.

‘Nenu Sailaja’ begins well but beguiles nil.

The initial childhood episode in Nenu Sailaja is pretty much inspired from ‘Manasanthaa Nuvve‘. Whether it is deliberate or accidental, director has not even chosen another place, he’s pleased with the same Araku to mount the innocence of kids on top of green hills & splash their jolliness into the deep of dark valleys. But […]

'Star Wars : The Force Awakens' is the biggest Christmas gift to crave.

‘Star Wars : The Force Awakens’ is the biggest Christmas gift to crave.

Sigh! You can heave now cos’ the long wait has finally come to an end. The Force Awakens is a playful adventure sandwiched in epic mythology, a precise dose of fan care that ignites your neuromuscular junctions, and a cliffhanger conclusion which sets the mightier route for its forthcoming chapters. In fact, J.J. Abrams has […]

'Dilwale' is the most shitty entertainer from Shetty.

‘Dilwale’ is the most shitty entertainer from Shetty.

I’m a die-hard SRK fan, so watching him on big screen is not just an experience but a celebration too. Anyways, I don’t deny your words. Yes, the calibre of the films he has been choosing in recent times like Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express and Happy New Year are way below than his […]