The Age of Adaline (English) 2015 Movie review:

Vasu Gangapalli

A young woman who is born at the turn of the 20th century, becomes ageless after a bizzare accident.Adaline miraculously remains 29 years old for almost 8 decades.She lived a solitary life never allowing anyone to come close to her so that she can safeguard her secret. Also shifting to different places with new identities. It is amazing to see when her only daughter starts growing older than her. The wonderful relationship they …both share.Then she meets a man who complicates her eternal life. This one is surely a different romantic tale which drew me into it. This movie is almost perfect with wonderful performances, intertesting screen play and direction and above all a wonderful, but strange love story. Great support comes from Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker as Ellis’ parents. This one surely surpassed my expectations. Not sure how I missed this amazing movie so long? Overall a beautifully crafted movie with an amazing story and performances that seem real. My rating is 4.5/5. Again, highly recommended. I had seen this one on Netflix.


K.D.(Tamil) 2019 Movie Review:

Vasu Gangapalli

Thanks to Veena for recommending this movie :). KD is full of life. It is about wonderful friendship between a run away 80 year old man and an orphan kid of 8 years old. It is directed by a female director Madhumita Sundararaman. The unique way of writing the bucket list on a tree truck. The movie has wonderful moments which makes you to smile and even brings tears to eyes with its emotions that tug at the heart strings. Karuppu Durai (Mu Ramasa…my) and Kutty (Nagavishal) chemistry on screen is as realistic as it could get. The movie starts with Karuppu Durai who has been in coma for three months. How his cildren plan to get rid of him and at that very moment K.D. wakes up from his coma, and is long gone before his children realise that he is missing from his bed. The supporting characters have given good performance as well. Like the biriyani shop owner whose business booms after Karuppu’s way of eating Biryani inspires or tempts many to go for it. All in all a wonderful movie not to be missed. I had given it a miss seeing the movie poster, but then my cousin made me see it. My rating is 4.5/5. Highly recommnded.

Director Madhumita with her wonderful creation!!

Vasu Gangapalli

Source: Netflix


Sillu Karuppatti (Tamil) 2019 Movie Review:

Vasu Gangapalli

An anthlogy of 4 romantic tales of four different aged group people that are connected by the magic thread called Love. Off course, Ola and Alexa become part of the these stories which seem bit unrealistic. But then everything is fair in the game of love and war. This one is another wonderful feel good movie I have seen after K.D. The director wanted to narrate 4 different types of love and did a fine job in executing it really well…. The movie is engrossing from start to finish, with no dull moment in it. I liked all the 4 stories, but my fav one is “Turtle”. Then comes “Kakka Kadi” which shows that there is hope in every situation in life, we just need to hold it in our hands to see through any difficult situation. Then comes “Pink Bag” which has innocent and pure form of love. And then last but not the least is Hey Ammu in which Amazon Alexa plays the cupid in the lost love of married couple with three kids. All in all, a wonderful feel good movie not be missed at any cost. Highly recommended. My rating is 5/5. I wish I could give more 🙂

Same Kind of Different as Me (English) 2017 Movie Review:

 It was its unique title that got my attention today while browsing through the Netflix. I never heard before about this amazing movie based on a true inspiring story.Not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance like Ron Hall, who cheats on his wife and she gives two choices: one is to leave or to stay back. If he stays back then he will never see the other woman again and he decides to stay back.Then comes Denver a homeless man who is dangerous into their lives. Debbie sees him first in her dream. How Debbie transforms him forms the crux of the story.

Not just that, this movie is about relationships, a son who doesn’t likes his father for his mannerism.Then Denver makes him see the hidden good in his father.This movie which is based on a book written by person on whose life story this movie is based is very touching and moving.

The only downside is its slow pace. Then this pace starts to pick up momentum as the movie progresses. All in all, a wonderful movie everyone needs to see it. One of the best movies I have seen in years about human relationships. My rating is 5/5. Highly Recommended.

P.S: The second picture is of the real people on whom this movie is based upon.



Uyare (Malayalam) 2019 Movie Review:

I like watching Malayalam movies though I don’t understand this language because they make wonderful movies which are strong on stories and characters, rather than superstars.I haven’t seen Deepika’s Chapak yet. Hence, I can’t comment on that one. However, this one felt so realistic.The performance by Parvathy Thiruvothu was simply superb! She became the character Pallavi, a strong-willed woman who has always aspired to become a pilot. How her dreams get shattered when the person whom she loves most becomes possessive about her and attacks he with acid. Then how she gets back on her feet with sheer determination and will power forms the crux of the movie.Director Manu Ashokan and writer Writers: Bobby, Sanjay should be appreciated for coming up with such a touching and moving story, which is an inspiration. Not all men are bad, if one tries to destroy Pallavi’s life, the other tries to help her to stand back on her feet.I just loved Tovino Thomas’s character Vishal Rajashekharan. We require more men like him in our society. I thank Veena Ramachandra, my cousin for recommending me this wonderful movie.I watched this one on NETFLIX. My rating is 4.5/5. Highly recommended. Please watch this one.

Photograph(2019) Hindi Movie Review

It is Nawazuddin Siddique and Sanya Malhotra who are saving grace in this slow burner which tests one’s patience. It is surprising to know that it is from the director who gave us “The Lunch Box” which I loved.

A complete stranger who is a struggling street photographer Rafiq (Nawazuddin) at Mumbai’s Gateway of India, convinces a youngster Miloni (Sanya) to pose for a picture. Also he uses the pic for the well-being of his grand mother. Later, Miloni pretends to be his fiancee in front of his grand mother. They both discover that they have a lot in common as the movie crawls towards the end.

Though the movie is slow and dragging, it has its moments like Rafig’s hunt for a bottle of Campa Cola which was fav drink in the 70’s and 80’s.The company had stopped producing cool drinks long back. The movie is like a directionless kite with a cut string that allows the wind to guide it.

The open-ended climax is cleverly done and it comes unexpectedly. The best thing is that the movie leaves a lot for one’s imagination. Photograph might not be the perfect picture, but it is intriguing and takes you back in time. My rating is 3/5. Recommended for those who have lots of patience.


Brochevarevarura (2019) Telugu Movie review

This is the second movie of the director Vivek Athreya and the best thing about this movie is that it has twists and turns. Also it is unpredictable. Story and Screen play is brilliant. This one something refreshing as Telugu audience are used to contrived plots and stereotyped protagonists.

Though the movie is slow in developing, but you never feel bored. Usually, it is execution that makes a big difference as the story is pretty simple.This one is a fun ride thriller that brings a smile on audience face towards the end. Everyone performed well.

The dark comedy genre is something rare in Telugu movies. Cinematography and BGM are a delight.Brochevarevarura (who will save us?). Well, the director has saved us with an entertaining comic thriller after his debuntant Mental Madhilo which impressed us.

This one has sub titles and everyone can enjoy it on Amazoin prime. My rating is 3.5/4. Highly Recommended.


Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019) Telugu Movie Review:

Nice to know that at least some of the Telugu movies are coming out of routine. Agent Sai…is a detective movie with subtitles on Amazon prime and everyone should watch this one.Naveen Polishetty has done a remarkable job as the lead detective with an empty cafe coffee day cup in his hand, who watches suspense movies and is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.

The best thing about this movie is there are no songs, item songs, no romance. This one is best detective movie after Chiru’s Chantabhai.

Good job by debutant director Swaroop RSJ. The movie works mainly because of the story which is accompanied with right screen play and background music.

All in all, a good suspense movie with nice twists and turns that keep you engaged. My rating is 3.5/5. Recommended.


The Lion King (2019) Movie Review:

They had renovated the Shree Laxmi Theatre near our home. So, this is the first movie which we saw in this theatre post renovation, and that too 3D one. My daughter had a nice time watching this movie. My wife felt it was bit boring. However, I enjoyed this one. It was like watching the National Geographic Channel with all the wild animals on the screen.

The live action was done so well. All those complaining about lack of emotions, come on, do you want the lion to smile? They have tried their best to keep it as realistic as possible and they have achieved it. The Live action, VFX and cinematography are awesome. The music and songs were good on screen. It brought back the memories of the Original animated one which I had seen during my college days.

I felt everything was perfect. Go and enjoy this wonderful movie in 3D with your kids.

My rating is 4/5. Highly recommended.


Rim of the World(2019) Netflix Movie Review:

I liked the movie and felt it was decent one.This one is a fun sci-fi movie about four kids who are on a mission to save the world from an alien attack. The cast was perfect and the sepcial effects were pretty good. Don’t expect this one to be like the ID or Stanger Things Series on Netflix and you will enjoy it. Also this one is a reminder of the classic movies which we have seen in the 70’s.This movie is directed by MCG of Terminator Salvation. It is a good movie from start to finish.

Ignore all the criticism on this movie, watch it and decide for yourself.

It was a good Sunday afternoon movie for me. It is pretty decent movie and it strays away from logic, but that is fine as this one is based on fiction.

My rating is 3.5/5. Recommended.