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Last Train Home

Last Train Home

Cast: Changhua Zhan, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang,Yang Zhang; Music: Olivier Alary; Direction: Lixin Yan Lixin Yan’s Last Train Home has the qualityof a home video production. Its actors are mostly amateur performers who seemto think they are in an annual day school play. It lacks a coherent plot. Yet, whata spectacular emotion it evokes! Every […]

That Nasty Thing Called Freedom

That Nasty Thing Called Freedom

Should Salman Rushdie be allowed to visit India? Of course not. Rushdie had insulted the Prophet and blasphemed Islam and therefore he has no place in India. Remember we didn’t allow M F Husain to live in his country? But don’t mistake us. We are a people who love freedom of expression. But this freedom […]

Nanban

Nanban

Cast: Vijay, Srikanth, Jiiva, Satyaraj, Illeyana, Music: Harris Jeyaraj, Direction: Shankar Nanban is a faithful,fame-by-frame remake of 3 Idiots. And that is its strength; because how else doyou improve something that has already reached perfection? Shankar, skilful andabundantly talented, has also exhibited ample humility, a rare commodity inIndian film industry. In his vision for Nanban, […]