It was destiny!
One fine-ish day in Melbourne, on the set of Chak De India, a couple of extras got talking. And the rest is history. In a suitable filmi twist, we could be long lost siblings only we are from different countries , look nothing alike and well, we aren’t related. We love watching films, talking about films, pestering other people to watch films we love. We share a belief that there are few ailments that cannot be cured by a decent dose of Helen, a pair of sparkly pants and a bit of prancing around the living room in high stepping tippy toe ishtyle. Or, failing that, a good snake dance. Sadly, Hindi cinema seems to be neglecting the music and masala that drew us in. Happily, South Indian film makers are producing the kind of big-hearted, all singing, all dancing, machete and moustache strewn films we have grown to love.
So here we are. It was hard to find useful reviews and information on Telugu and Tamil films so we started our blog as a way of capturing what we discover. We hope you enjoy our insights, theories, ramblings, reviews and rants about the cinema we love. Join in! We want to hear what you think, but do respect the opinions of others when you post. If your comments are spammy, they will be deleted.
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Heather & Temple
The elusive jenni, when not caught up in her administrative and academic duties at the Academy of Applied Filmi Snake Research and Ethics, will publish occasional snippets of her filmi research here at Cinema Chaat. Or not.
From January 2020 Temple is no longer actively contributing reviews. Heather is continuing to review films though and would love your comments.