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Sundar Sarukkai

Articles by Sundar Sarukkai

Kabali

Kabali

Jul 28, 2016 Sundar Sarukkai

The film itself is laboured and sometimes contrived, the gangster elements are predictable and sometimes even...

Thoonga Vanam

Thoonga Vanam

Nov 30, 2015 Sundar Sarukkai

While the movie is gripping and stylish in parts, it loses its hold at crucial moments.

Uttama Villian

Uttama Villian

May 18, 2015 Sundar Sarukkai

Kamal sacrifices what could have been a powerful story to please his narcissistic self.

O Kadhal Kanmani (OK, Kanmani)

O Kadhal Kanmani (OK, Kanmani)

May 04, 2015 Sundar Sarukkai

Mani Ratnam fails as a writer and love becomes just another metaphor for tradition.

Lingaa

Lingaa

Dec 29, 2014 Sundar Sarukkai

We can only see this movie like fond parents who see their children acting in a school play. Ours is not to...

Kaththi

Kaththi

Nov 10, 2014 Sundar Sarukkai

It is impossible to watch this movie without a sense of cynicism creeping up on you

Jigarthanda (Tamil)

Jigarthanda (Tamil)

Sep 01, 2014 Sundar Sarukkai

This is what experts call the Stockholm Syndrome, where the captive audience falls in love with the captors...

Oggarane (Kannada)

Oggarane (Kannada)

Jul 07, 2014 Sundar Sarukkai

In spite of its inconsistencies, will become part of a small group of films that are challenging the...

Swirls Of Yearning

Swirls Of Yearning

Jan 13, 2014 Sundar Sarukkai

What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.

Those Donnie Darkos

Those Donnie Darkos

Jun 04, 2012 Sundar Sarukkai

In the south, more than reel, films morph into rituals of the culture

Singam (Tamil)

Singam (Tamil)

Jun 14, 2010 Sundar Sarukkai

Plato would have been proud of Singam. It is full of eternal, unchanging truths of Tamil cinema...

Ayan (Tamil)

Ayan (Tamil)

May 04, 2009 Sundar Sarukkai

Saint meets James Bond. In the style of grand capers, the hero is a crook with a heart

Unlock The Doors Of Despair

Unlock The Doors Of Despair

Jan 10, 2005 Sundar Sarukkai

Search high and low, but happiness lies in our pain. Evade it and you're lost in the quagmire.

The Deity In The Engine

The Deity In The Engine

Jul 14, 2003 Sundar Sarukkai

Technology takes a round of the temple. Indians, still in the thrall of rituals, are yet to come to terms...