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Sreehari Nair

Sreehari Nair wishes to write about that which is in the cultural air but absent from trending lists. You can e-mail the author at sreeharin@rediff-inc.com

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Mohanlal would be perfect as Georgekutty.. 25 years ago

Mohanlal would be perfect as Georgekutty.. 25 years ago

Rediff.com2 days ago

The curse of stardom, especially in a country like India -- which wants its Gods to be tidy and punctilious -- is that stardom forces you to stop exploring the frozen sea inside you, and instead inspires you more and more to perform out of a small puddle, observes Sreehari Nair.

Is The Great Indian Kitchen gutsy cinema?

Is The Great Indian Kitchen gutsy cinema?

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

If you think the film is gutsy, you are simply being blind to the truth that the whole men-are-worthless slant is saleable right now, argues Sreehari Nair.

What we MISS when we don't watch films in a theatre

What we MISS when we don't watch films in a theatre

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

The difference between watching a movie on a laptop in your apartment and watching it on a big white screen is almost spiritual, notes Sreehari Nair.

Thoovanathumbikal: The masterpiece that got away from its maker

Thoovanathumbikal: The masterpiece that got away from its maker

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

Padmarajan's Thoovanathumbikal has become a part of Malayali mythology, just as its maker himself now possesses mythological status.

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors review

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors review

Rediff.com25 Dec 2020

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors is not a great show, but an efficient one, notes Sreehari Nair.

What sending Jallikattu to the Oscars means

What sending Jallikattu to the Oscars means

Rediff.com1 Dec 2020

To an award show that's famous for honouring artists belatedly, we have sent as our official entry one of our major film-makers's weakest work yet, feels Sreehari Nair.

Mirzapur 2 is all surface pleasures...

Mirzapur 2 is all surface pleasures...

Rediff.com5 Nov 2020

... And sometimes, that's enough, says Sreehari Nair.

C U Soon review

C U Soon review

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

What Director Mahesh Narayanan captures perfectly in C U Soon is the texture of our online conversations, observes Sreehari Nair.

Lootcase: Realisation of the secret middle-class dream

Lootcase: Realisation of the secret middle-class dream

Rediff.com21 Aug 2020

'It's also a movie-crazed kid's idea of a great time,' discovers Sreehari Nair.

Moothon review

Moothon review

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

All through Moothon, you can sense Mohandas trying hard to empathise with her characters; I just wish she was interested in them, declares Sreehari Nair.

Gulabo Sitabo: Bachchan's finest performance in 30 years

Gulabo Sitabo: Bachchan's finest performance in 30 years

Rediff.com30 Jun 2020

'It's a performance that puts the Bachchan hysteria to shame,' observes Sreehari Nair.

Monsoon Wedding Revisited

Monsoon Wedding Revisited

Rediff.com22 May 2020

'What guides Monsoon Wedding through and through is Mira Nair's openness as a film-maker,' observes Sreehari Nair.

Irrfan has left me with no definite answers, only questions

Irrfan has left me with no definite answers, only questions

Rediff.com8 May 2020

'Since Piku, Irrfan seemed content in delighting us with his finesse than striking a nerve.' 'Now, why was this so?' 'Why did our No 1 soul-searching actor suddenly decide that he'd rather be a heart-warmer?' 'Did those journeys take too much out of him?' asks Sreehari Nair.

11 Remix Videos You Must Watch!

11 Remix Videos You Must Watch!

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

These videos are like butterflies in a case, says Sreehari Nair. They have neither aged badly nor grown over-familiar.

Do you know these HIDDEN MEANINGS in movies?

Do you know these HIDDEN MEANINGS in movies?

Rediff.com12 Apr 2020

This piece is a tribute to that corner of film criticism that they call subtextual film criticism.

10 Ways to Survive the Lockdown

10 Ways to Survive the Lockdown

Rediff.com3 Apr 2020

Sreehari Nair lists some movies, documentaries, recorded-performance films, and literature and music suggestions that might help.

Review: Special Ops

Review: Special Ops

Rediff.com20 Mar 2020

The world according to Neeraj Pandey. Observed by Sreehari Nair.

Serial Killer who won't stop talking

Serial Killer who won't stop talking

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

A serial killer may be insane; a show about a serial killer need not be a celebration of his insanity.

Can Bollywood make a film as smart as this one?

Can Bollywood make a film as smart as this one?

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

Sreehari Nair reviews Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

Did Parasite deserve all those Oscars?

Did Parasite deserve all those Oscars?

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Parasite's razor-sharp characterisations ensure that the picture is thoroughly entertaining though it falls short of greatness, declares Sreehari Nair.

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