The key to understanding the perfect balance between larger-than-life and relatability is to create a story world of which the hero is a part of and not vice-versa. The conflict, the chacteristics and every other element should emerge from the story itself.
Thanneer Mathan Dinangal will take you back to a simpler time. It will put a smile on your face whether you are in school or not. This is the magic of cinema.
What we get is a different version of the director as he is able to focus less on style and more on substance. This works better in this setting for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is more about the feel of a place than it’s story.
Alexander Payne is one of my favorite directors working today. His Nebraska is a moving, funny and empathetic portrayal of old age that deserves to be cherished.
The good news is that there is enough in Jiivi to keep you hooked. What starts of slowly keeps building and building. And finally it ends with a bang and its not one that you will have been expecting.
Desiree Akhavan has made a moving, heartfelt film that doesn’t judge people on either side of the fence. It looks at people as people alone and doesn’t force an ideology upon them.
Here is a man who is unsure of what he feels it comes out as anger and frustration. On the other hand we have a woman who is sure of what she wants to say and feel.
Go watch it and perhaps it might end up changing your perception of a lot of things. Is this is the film that is going to change the face of Tamil cinema? Probably no. Do we need more films like this? Absolutely yes.
It is unafraid to show us the grim reality that these icons operate in. It is not always pretty but more often than not, it is spectacular. It’s gonna be a long long time before we get a musical biopic this captivating.
It is hard to talk about this film without mentioning certain scenes but I will try my best. You need to go into this film knowing as little as possible and then the effect gets amplified.