Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence 2016 – the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Independence Day Resurgence 2016 Movie Review Coke Jeff Goldblum

I still remember watching the first movie, Independence Day which came out in 1996 in the old Rex theatre together with my siblings and we were sitting on the premium class on the first floor.

On the very scene when David Levinson introduced a virus into the alien ship’s shield and asks Major Steven Mitchell to shoot the can, we actually heard the can flying from the right to the left in the theatre.… [Click to read the rest] “Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence 2016 – the Good, Bad and the Ugly”

Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kadhal Oviyam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981

Alaigal Oyivathillai Tamil Karthik Radha Song Bharathiraja

I thought it is best to start the year with a Tamil classic from the early 1980s which has some of the best soundtracks by Illayarajaa. Image source: Amazon

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Hindi Movie Review: Eye Opening, Shocking Article 15 Thriller 2019

IMDB Article 15 Hindi Movie Review

Before Article 15, I guess the last Hindi movie that I truly loved – from the storyline to characterisation is Lunch Box starring the late Irrfan Khan. Of course, there were other Hindi movies that I had watched in between and before that will make a place in my list of must-watch Hindi movies.… [Click to read the rest] “Hindi Movie Review: Eye Opening, Shocking Article 15 Thriller 2019”

Tamil Movie Review 101: SP Bala As Brilliant Music Director, Actor and Singer

sigaram sp bala 1991 tamil movie radha rekha

Most of us are still reeling from the great loss, the late SP Bala was not only known as a great playback singer and actor but also a music director. Image source: Youtube

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TV Shows 101: Space 1999, The 1970’s Classic Science Fiction

Moonbase Space 1999 TV Shows 1970 Science Fiction Eagle Spacecraft

The race to space propelled imagination of many around the world and that included the television & movies which gave us many classics such as the 1970s science fiction TV show titled “Space 1999”. Image source: Ultimate Classic Rock

During this lockdown and self-isolations in quarantine centre, one of the things I decided to do to kill the boredom (and make full use of the free internet) by watching old TV series which now is available on Youtube.… [Click to read the rest] “TV Shows 101: Space 1999, The 1970’s Classic Science Fiction”

Movie Review: Tom Hanks’ Finest Acting, Captain Phillips 2013

captain phillips tom hanks movie

Captain Phillips was a 2013 movie starring the very talented Tom Hanks which is based on the actual hijack incident of a US cargo ship, MV Maersk Alabama by Somalian pirates and thereafter the kidnapping of the ship’s captain for ransom. These pirates were eventually were killed by SEAL snipers. Poster source: Wikipedia

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Rajinikanth Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu Tamil

This Tamil movie came out in 1979 starring RajinikanthAarilirunthu Arubathu Varai means From Six to Sixty which summarises the journey of the main character in this movie. Other than Rajinikanth who plays the main character, the other lovable character in this movie is one that is played by Cho Ramasamy.… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu by Ilaiyaraaja 1979”

Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Edho Ninaivugal by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Agal Vilakku ilaiyaraaja 1970s tamil music

Agal Vilakku is a 1979 Tamil movie starring Vijayakanth and Shobha and the music composed by the one and only Ilaiyaraaja. Image source: Youtube.

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Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2

mozhi Vidyasagar tamil movie

Continuing from Part 1, this concludes my favourite Tamil hits from the one and only Vidyasagar. He created music for Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies since the late 1980s but he was prominent in the late 1990s and the 2000s covering huge hits in Tamil such as Vijay’s Ghilli, Vikram’s Dhool, Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam and Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2”

My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1

Vidyasagar Tamil Music

It is difficult to place Vidyasagar in the Tamil movie scene – you see the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by the one and only Maestro Illayaraja and then 2000s thereafter we had AR Rahman changing the whole way we hear Tamil songs and then we had other music directors like Vidyasagar.… [Click to read the rest] “My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1”

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