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About Sylvian

Marketing Analyst by profession, a quizzer by passion, a blogger by choice, a poet by chance, a non-conformist by gene and a rebel by birth

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50 Tamil movies to watch before you die – 28 – Mundhanai Mudichu

Not so long ago, it was said that if you want to make a successful Tamil movie, you have to win the hearts of masses from the village….


The Quantified Life (or the unrelenting obsession with numbers)

Trigger 1: I write movie reviews on my blog. Like many other movie reviewers, I end every review with number of stars that I am willing to give…

Thanneer Thanneer

50 Tamil movies to watch before you die – 27 – Thanneer Thanneer

There will be some movies that will tackle social issues and will be relevant forever. Thaneer Thaneer is one such classic that vociferously spoke about the water issues…


Movie Review: Yennai Arindhaal – You will love Sathyadev when you know more

I don’t know about other reviewers but I also tread on a thin line (mellisana kodu). Either, I like a movie or I don’t. I liked Yennai Arindhaal…


The Ultimate Guide for Indian students who would like to do overseas education – Part 2

Sorry for the delay with the follow-up posts. I got busy due to university coursework and presentations. Although, we have less number of lectures compared to India, we…


Movie Review: I – Beauty without soul

Shankar’s movies are supposed to be extravagant. Hideously fantastic that will make your jaw drop on every visual he makes. Tamil audiences are quite used to stereotype the…

Moondram Pirai

50 Tamil movies to watch before you Die – 26 – Moondram Pirai

Some movies stand out because of performances. Some movies impress you because of the screenplay and direction. Some might bowl you over with cinematography. This movie will baffle…


5 movies of K.Balachander you wouldn’t have watched but probably should give a try

Whenever KB movies are discussed, reviewers and writers always speak about his most famous creations. You can see Thillu Mullu, Apoorva Ragangal, Ethir Neechal and Sindhu Bhairavi in…


The Annual Kollywood Roundup 2014 from Sylvianism

Although I wrote less number of reviews this year due to my PG study plans, I watched 75 movies out of the 200+ Tamil movies released this year….

Lingaa movie review

Lingaa Movie Review : Why we should let go ‘Super Star’ and bring back Rajinikanth

When King Lingeswaran is introduced in Lingaa, he is shown reading a book titled “The Hero of Thousand Faces” by Joseph Campbell (it’s historically wrong because the book…