Film: 'West Is West'; Cast: Om Puri, Aqib Khan, Linda Bassett, Ila Arun; Director: Andy DeEmmony; Rating: ***1/2
In 1999, a film set 28 years back in Britain, 'East is East', stole the hearts of everyone globally who watched it -- what with its inherent family struggle and a patriarch trying to imbibe in his children the values he grew up with and the kids exerting the values of the country they were growing up in.
Film 'X-Men: First Class'; Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence; Director: Matthew Vaughn; Rating: ***1/2
Americans in the absence of their own ancient mythology unlike the Indians, Chinese or Europeans, have developed a national mythology of a different kind where instead of gods and goddesses, they have their Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader and Superman. 'X-Men - First Class', with its near perfect script, apt d
Starring: Silambarasan, Bharath, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Saranya, Sonia, Vega, Santhanam, Jasmine, Jayaprakash, Radha Ravi and others
Vaanam features five different stories of five different characters. All five stories run parallely at a time and they meet at a point to find a solution which forms the climax. Cable Raja (Simbu) lives in slums and aspires to live a rich life by marrying a rich girl friend.
Starring: Jeeva, Ajmal Ameer, Karthika Nair, Piaa Bajpai, Prakash Raj, Sona Heiden and others.Director: Anand K V,Producer:Jayaraman,Music: Harris Jayaraj
The story starts at Dinanjali, a newspaper office where Ashwin (Jeeva), is a photographer while Renu (Karthika) and Saraswathi (Piyaa) are seen as journalists working woth the same newspaper. All three of them try to break the news an
Film: 'Mappillai'; Cast: Dhanush, Manisha Koirala, Hansika Motwani, Vivek, Ashish Vidyarthi and others; Music: Mani Sharma; Director: Suraaj; Producer: Sun Pictures; Rating: **
Finally, the 2011 'Mappillai' is here. The Dhanush-starrer is the remake of the super hit film of the name which starred Dhanush's father-in-law superstar Rajnikanth in the late eighties and ran to packed houses for more than 100 days.
The 1988 'Mappi