This weekend at the movies

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in a still from ‘Phantom Thread’.  

Here is a handy guide to all the movies that released this weekend. Read our reviews and take your pick!

Phantom Thread: Elegance meets claustrophobia

For a film about a dressmaker, Phantom Thread deals with many things – obsession, the love for work and perfection, loneliness, insecurities, love, longing and even food – but not clothing.

Read Kennith Rosario’s review here

Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren: Almost funny

It takes the last 20 minutes to redeem a film that was, until then, pointless, loud and annoying. One wishes the fun had extended to the whole movie, but there’s a lot to like if you have the gift of infinite patience.

Read Vishal Menon’s review here

Padaiveeran: Caste and effect

Padaiveeran turns the basic premise of the 10-year-old Paruthiveeran on its head. In the 2007 critically-acclaimed film, Karthi, making his debut, was a country brat whose only ambition was to be thrown in jail. In Padaiveeran,which marks Vijay Yesudas’ debut as hero, his only aim is to become a policeman.

Read Srinivasa Ramanujam’s review here

Touch Chesi Chudu: In search of a story

A common line one hears in conversations about Telugu films goes ‘asalu, story enti?’ (What’s the story?) Wish someone in the core team of Touch Chesi Chudu had asked that question, forcefully, while making the film. If someone had posed that question and it had fallen on sensible ears, we would have been spared of this tiring 146-minute saga of scenes randomly strung together.

Read Sangeetha Devi Dundoo’s review here

Chalo: Being fair in love and war

Two rival groups, two languages in war-torn Tiruppuram on the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border are barriers to the journey of a couple who leave no stone unturned to get together — sounds familiar? Well, that’s the strength of Chalo; the director Venky Kudumula throws new light on a bunch of stereotypes and age-old rivalry associated with a Romeo-Juliet tale.

Read Srivasthan Nadathur’s review here

Choori Katte: An intelligent crime caper

Raghu Shivammoga’s intentions are honest and only with success and encouragement will it remain so. ‘Choori Katte’ is a film that is good in parts but could have been better on the whole which is not something you can say about most Kannada films in recent times.

Read S. Shiva Kumar’s review here

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