Film: Pathinaru,Starring: Siva, Madhu Shalini, Abhishek, Kasthuri, Darbuka S
Director: D. Sabapathy,Producer: A. Sivasankar,Banner: Passion Movie Makers,Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Pathinaaru starring of RJ-turned-actor 'Mirchi' Shiva and Madhu Shalini in the lead roles released today with high expectations. The film depicts the love and romance between teenage lovers. Shiva's role is completely different when compared with his earlier
Film: 'Manasina Maathu'; Producer: Praveen; Director: Anantha Raju; Music: Neel; Camera: M.R. Seenu; Cast: Ajay Rao, Aindrita, Sharan, Avinash, Tara, Umashri, Harish Rai; Rating: **1/2
'Manasina Maathu' is another remake by Anantha Raju who is better known to direct such adaptations. It is the remake of Tamil film 'Roja Koottam' which achieved very moderate success -- that too due to the publicity drive by its producer.
Film: 'Burlesque', Director: Steven Antin; Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet; Rating: ***
Much like the 'nautanki' in India, burlesque was a form of fun music, dance and comedy that kept America entertained from the mid 19th century to the 1960s. The film, that takes its name from this form does just that, without being serious about itself.
Aspiring to become a dancer, Ali (Christina
Film: '127 Hours'; Director: Danny Boyle; Actor: James Franco; Rating:****
French auteur Jean-Luc Godard had said 'all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun'. If you consider British filmmaker Danny Boyle, all he needs is a man and a boulder. And like Aron Ralston, whose hand is trapped by a boulder, you will find yourself trapped in your seats - thankfully not for 127 hours, but just for the 94 minutes of the film.
Film: 'Little Fockers'; Director: Paul Weitz; Actors: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand, Teri Polo, Jessica Alba; Rating: **1/2
The universally uneasy relationship between a woman's father and her boyfriend/husband was taken to the hilarious extreme with 'Meet The Parents'. With its sequel 'Meet The Fockers', the same uneasiness between opposing sets of in-laws was tackled.