I can’t believe we haven’t had this post before! It’s, like, film geek discussion 101! Oh well, better late than never.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Gautham Menon
Two Groundbreaking Videos! Gulabo Sitabo Trailer, and Gautham Menon Mini-Film!
Two videos that we should look at both for content, and context. Since they are both “disrupting” the industry.Continue reading
Watch Yennai Arindhaal for Trisha’s Birthday! And Because it is My Favorite Gautham Menon Movie
I can’t even really tell you why, I just love this movie. And it’s on einthusan! You all should watch it and then come back here and thank me.Continue reading
2010 Week: Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, My First Gautham Menon Review!
This was one of my early reviews, and very early in my Tamil journey, so forgive all the many many problems!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Shahrukh New Movie Rumors, Weird Tamil Release Delay, Lots to Discuss!
Happy Saturday! I am going to the far far theater to see Chhichhore (so many h’s!). I could go to the just normal far theater, but then it wouldn’t be an adventure. Anyway, while I have my adventure, you all can talk.Continue reading
Director’s Week: Gautham Menon, Strength Through Sacrifice
You can feel free to disagree with my arguments in this post. I’ve seen only maybe a third of Gautham’s movies so there could be something I am missing. But this is how it appears to me right now, with my imperfect knowledge. Also, WHY ARE GAUTHAM MENON’S MOVIES IMPOSSIBLE TO STREAM???? They just disappear off the face of the earth as soon as they leave theaters so far as I can tell.Continue reading
Theme Week Announcement! Directors I Like (in honor of Gautham Menon’s new movie)
Isn’t that nice and specific? These are not the best directors, or even a fair cross-section of directors, they are just Directors I Like. And you can’t judge me for any of them, even Puri Jugannadh, because there is no accounting for taste.Continue reading
Friday Classics (on Saturday): Rehna Hai Tera Dil Main, Dia Mirza and Us All Fall in Love with Maddy
Finally watched it! After having heard about it for years and years and years and years (the soundtrack is everywhere). And I’m kind of glad I waited, because this way I got to come at it having already seen a bunch more Gautham Menon movies and having a bit more of an idea of what he does.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Yennai Arindhaal/Yentavaadu Gaani
I think I may have finally figured out what I like about Gautham Menon films. It took a while, because they seem like the kind of film I shouldn’t like, perfect heroes and opaque heroines. But with this film, I think I have cracked it. Oh, and also, Ajith looks goooo-ooooood with grey hair! Which is neither here nor there, but I felt it should be acknowledged.Continue reading
Greetings from My Sister’s House!
Well, here I am at my sister’s. And I am having so much fun, I forgot to put a name in the Christmas Giveaway post until an hour after it went up (who noticed? Be very proud of yourself if you did!). If you are curious, here is what we have done so far.
Tuesday Tamil: Vaaranam Aayiram, the Son is the Mirror of the Father
I finally watched it! After promising for ages and ages and ages. And it was exhausting! SO MUCH HAPPENED!!!!! Also, proved what I thought after Arjun Reddy, that kind of hardcore plot was nothing new.
Tuesday (On Wednesday to Make Up for Skipping last Week) Tamil: Yennai Arindhaal, Non-Toxic Masculinity
(did you think I didn’t remember I skipped last Tuesday? I did! I felt terrible! So this is to make up) I think I may have finally figured out what I like about Gautham Menon films. It took a while, because they seem like the kind of film I shouldn’t like, perfect heroes and opaque heroines. But with this film, I think I have cracked it. Oh, and also, Ajith looks goooo-ooooood with grey hair! Which is neither here nor there, but I felt it should be acknowledged.
Two Unrelated Videos: Sarkar 3 and Prithviraj!
Mohzin on my Wednesday Watching post recommended a new interview with Prithviraj, which I was able to watch after work today, and it was fascinating! Probably in a bunch of ways I missed, but also in some I managed to actually catch despite knowing almost nothing about his industry. And then separately from that, trailer for Sarkar 3 came out! And it is kind of fascinating to look at the two of them in terms of how Hindi film stars present themselves versus Malayalam.
Tuesday Tamil (on Wednesday): Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa With a Twist
(Sorry, 6 church meetings in 3 days kind of killed my writing time, so this is going up a day late) Should I have watched the Telugu version instead? I went with this one because I know the director’s home language is Tamil, and of course it’s Rahman’s home language too and the songs were half the reason to watch it. But on the other hand, Nagarjuna’s son is very very cute.