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  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Kumbalangi Nights

    ★★★★★

    This reminded me so much of Jusqu'à la garde but done even better. The Hitchcockian vibe, complete with subtlety builds up Dread, something even Soni explored. Ranks with Pariyerum Perumal in outclassing the Hindi mainstream and how.

    The milestone it represents for giving space to an important conversation in just a short sequence is commendable. Beautifully shot. Great writing. Central performance was among the best I have seen. We know soooo many people like these.

    This film makes me so happy and hopeful.

  • Thappad

    Thappad

    "Blue was never my favourite colour. Wasn't it yellow, papa?"

    Of all the things Thappad raises, succeeds, fails, scratches, or even attempts to be about, the one closest to me is the suppression of the self. The topic fascinates me- in fiction and in real life. The rejection of one's wants and needs to accomodate a conditioning and custom which you never question.

    Amrita and Vikram rushed into it. They didn't know what love means, let alone a marriage. The…

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  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    ★★★★★

    Keep checking your limbs are intact every 5 minutes while you watch this film.

    In awe of the relentlessness. Bows head down to the Ramen Shop sequence.

    Watched the Not Rated Uncut Special Edition DVD from Tokyo Shock.

    From TGLI.

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★

    Mandatory viewing in Aaram Nagar. Atleast should be.

    Watched on Mubi US.

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  • Butterflies

    Butterflies

    ★★★★½

    The best comedies are those which examine the awkwardness of tragedies. Butterflies represents a bold attempt at it with hilarious results. The expected is constantly met, subverted or surpassed.

  • Thappad

    Thappad

    Final rating after re-watch.

    Finally an Indian film which dares to make you uncomfortable. A screenplay I want to study and learn from as much as I can.