Showing posts from May, 2020


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

Angels of Love - Pudugai Selva

Whenever a disaster strikes Pudugai Selva is one among the first to leap into the field, as the western media is flashing up the adverse effects of the pandemic, the stories of bodies piling up the street, the missing Cell phone subscriptions of China most of us decided to stay indoors.  The underprivileged were left to their fate, the central government had completely abandoned the laborers on the road, who died out of hunger and thirst with blistered feet. While most of us stayed indoors and witnessed this agony in a helpless anger few gave us hope.  Selva was one among them,  a video cameraman, owner of SKV Digital Studios, he is a perfectionist and follows strict rules in his profession. From the very first day of the lock down he is still in the field. Selva is also a contributor to Tamil Nadu new textbook, and its content for he is an activist for the welfare of the  Public Education and Government Schools. He had adopted few schools in the Neelgiris. Selva had  gathered help fro