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12 Angry Men

Can anyone believe this? An entire movie, which is shot inside  a single room would become one of the classics, and yet become a top grosser?  Can a 1957  movie  still be relevant?  Is that possible? The answer is yes, and the celluloid classic is 12 Angry Men from the director Sidney Lumet, produced by Henry Fonda, who also starred in the lead character.  In one word this movie just stripped off the American Judiciary.  The movie begins with the Judge's order to deliberate a case of a young man who was acquiesced of stabbing his own father to death.   The Judge asks the members of Jury to give an unanimous verdict, and the poor boy's face fades out as the Juries assembles themselves inside their room.  Except only one of the juries all the members decide that the lad is guilty. Only one man differs and he argues with the fellow members and eventually lead to the acquittal of the lad.  What makes this film so special and very relevant even today is the way it handles the charac

Vishwaroopam 2

I wonder how many of us remember the veteran actor Nasser as a Film Maker, when ever the I listened to the musical master piece  " Thendrel vanthu theendum pothu " from Avatharam one of the best movies in Tamil Filmdom, I remember him. Nasser was persistent on making lofty movies beyond the acceptance of the audience, his movies were not received properly, these sort of setback freed Nasser from directing films, in fact he could not afford to make one.  On those days one of the critics had written that Nasser was determined to make lofty movies, without any care for ordinary film goer. However the financial realities silenced the director in Nasser. But in the case of Kamalahasan it is a different story, no matter how hardly he was hit he never bothers to make films that he believe in. Pays little care to make his endeavors understood and celebrate. His successful career is dotted with such films, Rajaparvai, Guna and the like. Particularly Guna, the film was n