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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

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Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (Tamil, 2016)

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is a feather to the cap of Tamizh cinema which makes you believe in the ol [...]

  • Chennai 600028 II Second Innings Movie Review PipingHotViews

Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings (Tamil, 2016)

In Test Cricket, to score as much in Second Innings as the First is a difficult feat and doesn’t [...]

  • Saithan Movie Review PipingHotViews

Saithan (Tamil, 2016)

‘Saithan’ is another plot-driven thriller from Vijay Antony’s productions which is mo [...]

English Movie Reviews

  • Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review PipingHotViews

Hacksaw Ridge (English, 2016)

Hacksaw Ridge is a bold and feisty ride that takes us through the story a pacifist who abhors wea [...]

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review PipingHotViews

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (English, 2016)

Spin-off stories are doubtful. They either succeed brilliantly or fail horribly. Fantastic beasts [...]

  • Arrival Movie Review PipingHotViews

Arrival (English, 2016)

‘Arrival’ is an apt title on many levels as it signifies a refreshing treatment given [...]

Hindi Movie Reviews

  • Dangal Movie Review PipingHotViews

Dangal (Hindi, 2016)

Movies like Dangal are more of an experience than just a watch. Revolutionaries are spirited indi [...]

  • Pink Movie Review PipingHotViews

Pink (Hindi, 2016)

There can be movies celebrating women for what they are. But Pink differs in a sense where it sil [...]

Other Language Reviews

  • Aanandam Movie Review PipingHotViews

Aanandam (Malayalam, 2016)

Coming-of-age films in Malayalam are a dime a dozen but the technically brilliant ‘Aanandam’ scor [...]

  • 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 [...]

Short Film Reviews

  • Andha Naal Nyabagam Short Film Review PipingHotViews

Andha Naal Nyabagam (Tamil, 2016) | Short Film Review

While Over A Chai had the viewer at a distance throughout (not the relatability but the actual pr [...]

  • 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 [...]


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Our Picks from Q4 2016 : Tamil Films

The last quarter of the year, for all practical purposes over the last few years, is an extended [...]

  • The Man who owned Kollywood in 2016 Perspectives Vijay Sethupathi PipingHotViews

The ‘Assault’ Sethu of Kollywood’s 2016

In popular opinion, the year that has almost gone by, has been considered one of the most cruel o [...]

  • PipingHotViews Our Picks from Quarter 3 2016 Tamil Films

Our Picks from Q3 2016 : Tamil Films

The third quarter of 2016 saw quite a few critically acclaimed performances pitted against just t [...]

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Our Picks from Q2 2016 : Tamil Films

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