Sudhish is more of a blogger than a mainstream journo. I love to have him in our camp. His review of Mangal Pandey in today’s edition of Hindu is one of the better reviews of recent times, going by Hindu’s review standards. You have to read his blog review , The Balls of Mangal Pandey and come back to read his Hindu review, The canvas is not complete. The content of the review hasn’t changed much. The words have. If you do a compare and contrast you know the limitations of a mainstream media journalist.
But the way Hindu’s reviews reveal half the plot in their review, the rest half is however very predictable by any short term tamil movie audience. I remember S.Ve Shekar’s wit in one his stage plays, “Enna Avasaram. Theatre’la Padam pottuta podattum. Tamizh padam thaney… Engendhu Paathaalum puriyum“. Though there is no story as such that someone can reveal in a movie like Mangal Pandey, his review today is certainly a good offshoot from the regular ‘boring’ stuff. Sudhish, Way to go !!
BTW, Sudhish did say that the movie had a four-year wait. Maybe he just doubled the wait time. It was not even 2 years back, Prince was here to kick-start the movie. Thats just for my urge to nitpick.