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TONI ERDMAN (2016)

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                             Critic - No.102
Director: Maren Ade Casts: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek Language: German, English Genre: Drama
Plot: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter a stony and single-minded management consultant
Review: By sweeping up many award cabinets and critical acclaim worldwide, ‘Toni Erdman’ has provoked grins and grimaces among cinema lovers all over the world. With a perfect balance of laugh out loud absurd comedy and painfully underlining tragedy, Maren Ede’s black comedy is winner at all aspects.
The main thing that indulged me at each frame is the unusual yet relatable character sketch of the leads. You are introduced to ‘Toni Erdman’, an alter ego of Winfried (Peter Simonischek) with a fake teeth and grey wig very early in the story that somehow paints a very interesting set up about him and his career minded daughter, Ines (Sandra). Ines who is always embarrassed by her father’s practical jokes, doesn’t really connect …

SHIVALINGA (2017)

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Critic - No.101
Director:P.Vasu Casts: Raghava Lawrence, Shakthi, Ritika Singh, Vadivelu, Urvasi Music:S.Thaman Language:Tamil Genre:Horror
Plot: CBI officer, Shivalinga reopens a case of a mysterious death of a Muslim cook, Rahim. Meanwhile he starts to suspect that his newly wedded wife, is possessed by the spirit of Rahim.  Will Shivalinga save his wife and solve the mystery behind Rahim’s death?

Review: It’s interesting to see how a veteran director like P.Vasu has crafted a name for himself in Kannada market as a thriller expert who churns out back-to-back blockbusters. After about 12 years, P.Vasu is back with a similar horror flick after his mega-hit film Chandramukhi (2005). So will he recreate his magic?
Shivalinga start off with a promising knot with the scene of Rahim’s mysterious death. However, it transits into a gradually exhilarating commercial space with Lawrence’s intro fight scene. The core plot starts off when Rahim’s case is reopened but the reason for doing so is so uncon…

PA.PANDI (2017)

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Critic - No.100
Director: Dhaush
Casts: Rajkiran, Revathi, Prasanna, Madonna Sebastian, Chaya Singh, Rinson
Music: Sean Roldan
Language: Tamil
Genre: Drama