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Welcome to PipingHotViews, a minimalist movie review website. Contrary to the popular practice of reviewing movies based on numbers, we focus on highlighting the prominent features of the movie, both on the positive and negative fronts.


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Tamil Movie Reviews

  • Aandavan Kattalai Movie Review PipingHotViews

Aandavan Kattalai (Tamil, 2016)

Aandavan Kattalai is one of those rare films that will appeal equally to the two categories of au [...]

  • Kidaari Movie Review PipingHotViews

Kidaari (Tamil, 2016)

‘Kidaari’ backed by some fine acting and technical masterclass, puts up a valiant str [...]

  • Iru Mugan Movie Review PipingHotViews

Iru Mugan (Tamil, 2016)

When a movie is supposed to star an actor like Vikram in a lead role, it creates a lot of buzz an [...]

English Movie Reviews

  • Jason Bourne Movie Review PipingHotViews

Jason Bourne (English, 2016)

Jason Bourne doesn’t come with a compelling narrative which lessens the overall impact considerab [...]

  • Lens Movie Review PipingHotViews

Lens (English, 2015)

Lens is well-intentioned independent film that is technically & thematically rich while it d [...]

  • The Jungle Book Movie Review PipingHotViews

The Jungle Book (English, 2016)

This Jungle book might not be quite flawless conceptually, but the mastery from the technical tea [...]

Hindi Movie Reviews

  • Island City Movie Review PipingHotViews

Island City (Hindi, 2016)

‘Island City’ has a very modern theme on how automation has taken control of humanity [...]

  • Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review PipingHotViews

Raman Raghav 2.0 (Hindi, 2016)

Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 is always going to polarize opinions due to the raw, dark and g [...]

Other Language Reviews

  • Pelli Choopulu Movie Review PipingHotViews

Pelli Choopulu (Telugu, 2016)

Pelli Chooplu is one of the refreshing romantic comedies to come out in recent times and it shine [...]

  • Ozhivudivasathe Kali Movie Review PipingHotViews

Ozhivudivasathe Kali (Malayalam, 2016)

Ozhivudivasathe Kali is the honest work from a creator who is willing to bend the rules of filmma [...]

Short Film Reviews

  • Sthreepart Short Film Review PipingHotViews

Sthreepart (Tamil, 2016) | Short Film Review

Sthreepart is an ambitious short film that talks primarily about the various types of women docum [...]

  • Kabada Nadagam Short Film Review PipingHotViews

Kabada Nadagam (Tamil, 2016) | Short Film Review

The concept of death hanging on our shoulders is often a dreary topic to deal with as not everyon [...]


  • Q2-2016-pipinghotviews

Our Picks from Q2 2016 : Tamil Films

The summer quarter of 2016 has been refreshingly good for Kollywood, continuing the momentum that [...]

  • Gender Stereotype Inversion in Indian Cinema Perspective PipingHotViews

Gender Stereotype Inversion in Indian Cinema

Just like how Cricket has always revered its batsmen more than its bowlers, Cinema in general has [...]

  • PipingHotViews Our Picks from Quarter 1 2016 Tamil Films

Our Picks from Q1 2016 : Tamil Films

This year kicked off with low key releases until the festivities began with four movies squaring [...]

  • 13th Chennai International Film Festival CIFF 2015

13th Chennai International Film Festival 2016: A round-up

The 13th Chennai International Film Festival originally scheduled in December 2015 had to be post [...]