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I think i had the exact same feeling when the trailer was posted that the treatment of the girls might just be too tough to watch. Unfortunate as it will (and has) hurt the box office i am sure and wont work as if you've bought a ticket, you already understand to some degree the horror and don't want to see it explicitly (at least in my case)

this might just be a DVD watch like Aiyaa unfortunately for Rani's BO bankability (which however they would like to play it, is still quite important)


Yeah, Asim, the trailer hinted at stuff and it was already setting off warning bells for me. But I really hoped that in the context of the whole film things would be better, but they weren't. That's where Thira did a much better job. Vineeth Srineevasan had me feeling horror and anger, but not physically sick watching his film. He had a firm grasp on that line. And I don't mind tough to watch if it serves the issue -- but I felt the envelope was just pushed a little too far in Mardaani.

Irony, that I adored Rani's performance in both this and Aiyaa. Makes you realize how breathtakingly talented she is.


I was looking through your page and figured I could recommend some movies.
Dangal and Bahubali 1 & 2 are all pretty recent Hindi movies you've probably heard of (Bahubali 2 at least is best watched tamil-dubbed) and well, they're well known for good reasons because they're all amazing movies.
Then there's Ki & Ka which is a progressive kinda movie that tackles gender roles and does a pretty good job of it too.

Katherine Matthews

Thanks for the recommendations -- yes, good films, for sure. :-)

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Totally Filmi's appearances elsewhere

  • The “Disaster” Blog-A-Thon hosted by The Midnite Drive-In and Dubsism

    I'll be writing about Virus.
  • The "It Takes a Thief Blogathon" hosted by Moon In Gemini

    I'll be writing about Sapthamashree Thaskaraha.
  • The "Food in Film Blogathon" organized by Speakeasy - Mostly Classic Movies

    I'll be writing about Ustad Hotel.
  • "The Swashathon is back! 2017 Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure" organized by Movies Silently

    Check for my Swashathon entry in July 2017.
  • "The Great Villain Blogathon 2017" organized by Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings

    Check out my Great Villains entry on "Mogambo khush hua! Mr. India's most iconic villain".
  • "Try it, you’ll like it!" Blogathon organized by Movies Silently and Sister Celluloid

    I will be writing about Junglee.
  • "Winter Sports Blogathon" organized by Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

    I will be writing about Breakaway.
  • "Criterion Blogathon" organized by Criterion Blues

    Where I've contributed my review of Satyajit Ray's classic film Charulata.
  • "The Swashathon! A Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure" organized by Movies Silently

    Check out my Swashathon! entry on 'Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1952)'.
  • The "Classic Movie History Project Blogathon" organized by Movies Silently

    I will be writing about "The Apu Trilogy" directed by Satyajit Ray.
  • The "Beach Party Blogathon" organized by Speakeasy - Classic Movies & More

    I will be writing about "Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal" directed by Ajith Pillai.
  • The "My Favorite Classic Movie" Blogathon for National Classic Movie Day

    I will be writing about "Chemmeen".

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