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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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Bogan (Tamil, 2017)

Bogan has an interesting premise and offers a little hope as it starts but focus on peripheral el [...]

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Revelations (Tamil, 2016)

Revelations is an assured debut from Vijay Jayapal. The film explores complex themes such a guilt [...]

Adhe Kangal (Tamil, 2017)

‘Adhe Kangal’ has the perfect canvas and subject to create an intriguing and taut thr [...]

English Movie Reviews

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Loving (English, 2016)

Any film set in the 1960s featuring a colored person fighting the judiciary would scream “civil r [...]

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Hidden Figures (English, 2016)

Hidden Figures pays a glorious tribute to its leads whose contributions mattered significantly in [...]

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Moana (English, 2016)

Disney goes all-in with ‘Moana’ to create a whole world of imaginary characters with great depth [...]

Hindi Movie Reviews

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Mukti Bhawan (or) Hotel Salvation (Hindi, 2016)

Following Masaan, debutant filmmaker Shubhashish Bhutiani’s Hotel Salvation is another indie gem [...]

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Dangal (Hindi, 2016)

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

Other Language Reviews

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La tortue rouge (or) The Red Turtle (Others, 2016)

The Red Turtle takes you on a journey where even the desolate places and depressing circumstances [...]

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Elle (French, 2016)

‘Elle’ is not a compilation of events we get to watch very often, for it explores different avenu [...]

Short Film Reviews

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]