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THAANAA SERNTHA KOOTAM (2018)

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Director: Vignesh Shivan
Casts: Surya, Ramya Krishnan, Keerthy Suresh, Karthik, Suresh Menon, Senthil, Siva Shankar
Music: Anirudh
Language: Tamil
Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime

PLOT:
Loosely based on the Opera House heist that happened in 1987, ‘TSK’ revolves around a team of con artists who pose as CBI agents to conduct raids to swindle money from corrupted businessmen. What happened when they are tracked down by the real CBI agents?
REVIEW:
After giving two quirky, fresh films, young director Vignesh Shivan has clinched the opportunity to direct a top league actor at a very early stage of his career. However this time, he has adapted a critically acclaimed Hindi film, ‘Special 26 (2013)’ has a source for this next film’s content. Of course, if you have seen ‘Special 26’, you will know that ‘Thaan Serntha Kootam (TSK)’ is vastly different in terms of presentation, characters and screenplay. 

The film starts off with RJ Balaji’s interview struggles and how he is pushed to accept any job des…

SKETCH (2018)

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THE SQUARE (2017)

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Director: Ruben Östlund
Casts: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary
Language: Swedish, English, Danish
Genre: Comedy / Drama

SYNOPSIS:
Disaster strikes when an art museum curator, Christian (Claes Bang) hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum. 

REVIEW:
Ruben Östlund sets out clearly to sketch a character study of a curator who is stuck in a whirlwind of situations and emotions in midst of his art gallery installation, ‘The Square’ – the space of faith. The simple narrative is told with symbolic complexity and weirdly arresting narrative but not without generous amount of slice of life black comedy. 

The main attracting factor for me is the character design and the brilliantly engineered situations that pushes him to many brinks, bringing out a slice of him each time. It’s interesting to witness how poignantly director Ruben Östlund juxtaposes Christian’s emotional bustles to the idea of ‘The Square’. When Christian knows that he has …