“Asuran”… A chilling revenge saga with a strong statement on India’s caste and class divide!

We live in times when the civilians and several of India’s ruling party representatives have begun questioning the reservations for scheduled castes/tribes. It is at this outset that director Vetrimaaran brings to us a compelling period drama (set between the 1950s and mid-1980s) Asuran which, interestingly enough, do not look […]

“Villain (വില്ലൻ)”… Mohanlal triumphs in an insipid film built on one-liners!

“There’s nothing as unnatural as one man taking another’s life,” blares the hero more than once in B. Unnikrishnan’s magnum opus Villain. Before you could dissect his words here, we are quickly reminded of how the film has its shaky foundation on a foolscap sheet of philosophical one-liners. A commercial […]