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Canadian Crepe Company

  As a student who tried to save as many pennies as he can, crepe used to be a delicious life saver for me. Apart from being pocket friendly, it was delicious and most importantly, filled my tummy for hours together. It was nostalgic and a faint smile escaped my lips when I got a call inviting me to try out the Canadian Crepe Company, along with my foodie buddies. Given below is my take on this new crepe bar. Location & Parking Canadian Crepe Company is located in Greams Road. It’s in the street opposite to Sea Shell and this is the road that leads to Plan B. Considering that Greams Road has become a part of those areas with numerous eat outs, it’s not surprising to see yet another eatery here. Also the fact that there are many offices nearby helps them. The road is pretty narrow but that doesn’t mean driving a car through is tough. The parking, on the other hand, might be. Bike parking is aplenty as there is enough space at the shop’s frontage. Ambience The place is considerably s


Metro is the second directorial of Ananda Krishnan after his 2014 thriller Aal . The film features Shirish, Bobby Simha, Maya, Sathya and Sendrayan in the lead roles. Ananda Krishnan has co produced this flick with J. Jayakrishnan under their banners E5 Entertainments and Metro Productions. Hero Shirish works with his friend Sendrayan for a newspaper. Belonging to a middle class family which has their fair share of financial problems, Shirish leads a happy life with his brother and parents. But his younger brother Sathya, not contented with their lifestyle, falls for the trap of a college-mate and joins a gang of chain-snatchers being headed by Bobby Simha. As always, the actions of Sathya affect his family and leads Shirish to take a path that would change his life and the fate of his family. If Shirish can get justice for his loss and if Sathya can be reformed forms the story line of Metro . Though its his first film, Shirish has done a good job as an average guy who becomes violent

Amma Kanakku

Dream, dream as much as you can and follow them to achieve them. The lines of Abdul Kalam are further reinforced in Amma Kanakku which sees Amala Paul in a never-before-seen character, who ironically doesn’t know who Abdul Kalam is. Dhanush is back to don the producer’s hat and after a stupendous film in the form of Kaaka Muttai , his banner, Wunderbar Films have a lot of expectations to handle. The latest from his stables is Amma Kanakku , a remake of the Bollywood drama flick Nil Battey Sannata . Ashwini Iyer Tiwari who directed the original has called the shots for the Tamil version too. The film stars Amala Paul as the mother of a 10 year old girl (played by Yuvalakshmi) alongside Revathi and Samuthirakani. Amma Kanakku shows us the story of Amala Paul who’s a single mother, trying to make her ends meet and does her best to make sure her daughter Yuvalakshmi gets what she wants and studies well. But, her daughter on the other hand, has decided that her mother can’t afford her coll


The American TexMex brand Chili’s finally makes it to the shores of Singara Chennai. After opening three outlets each in Mumbai and Bengaluru, two in Hyderabad and one in Pune, the lucky Chennai gets a branch for itself amidst a lot of expectations. Since they don’t have any branches in the UK, I wasn’t lucky enough to try them and neither was I much aware of this brand until recently. A point that got me really interested was the fact that they maintain about 80-90% of their original menu in all the countries with very little deviation. This is definitely a much needed change from MNCs who are rather going on their knees and end up serving silly ‘Indianized’ dishes. Location & Parking Chili’s in Chennai is located in the ever busy Express Avenue Mall. Nestled at the heart of the city, they couldn’t have found a better place. With multi level parking space, parking isn’t an issue at all. (Well, the parking charges could be). Chili’s is right outside the Food court and isn’t easy to

Oru Naal Koothu

The 100th film of this year is out and its the audaciously taken drama, Oru Naal Koothu. They say marriages are made in heaven but the process of completing one isn’t a walk in the park. Debutante director Nelson Venkatesan has taken this theme and has captured the issues that arise in the name of a pair entering marital bliss. The film stars Dinesh, Mia George, Nivetha Pethuraj, Riythvika in the lead along with some well performing supporting artists such as Charlie, Ramesh Thilak, Karunakaran and Bala Saravanan. The film is produced by J.Selvakumar under his home banner Kenanya Films who produced Thirudan Police which also had Dinesh as its lead. Justin Prabhakaran has crooned the music for the film. Dinesh and Mia George are techies working for the same company. They fall in love with each other but various differences makes it difficult for them to convince family members to take their relationship to the next level. Another story line shows Mia George, as an innocent Village girl


“Poruthukittu pogurathukum sagichukittu porathukum naan enna pombalai ah?” utters S.J.Suryah after realizing how much women have sacrificed in order to let men be……men. After K.Balachander and Balu Mahendra, very few directors have succeeded in delivering a convincing women-centric flick. Karthik Subbaraj has apparently taken over the torch and has given us Iraivi , a film that exhibits the existence of many women that are unfortunately determined by the men in their lives. If his short film Neer in Bench Talkies isn’t taken into consideration, Iraivi is the third directorial venture for Karthik Subbaraj who has been successful with his first two flicks, Pizza and Jigarthanda . Iraivi has a star studded cast that includes S.J.Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Anjali, Kamalini Mukherjee, Pooja Devariya, Radharavi, Karunakaran, Vadivukkarasi, Cheenu Mohan and many more. The crew list too is as top class with Santhosh Narayanan crooning the music tracks and Sivakumar Vijayan handli

Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran

Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran ( VVV ) is the latest film from the stables of Ezhil who gave us classics such as Thulladha Manamum Thullum , Pennin Manathai Thottu and many more. Starring Vishnu Vishal and Nikki Galrani, the cast also includes Soori, Robo Shankar, Aadukalam Naren, Ravi Mariya among many more known faces. This film also marks the debut of Vishnu Vishal as a producer and along with director Ezhil and Rajan Natraj they’ve given us VVV . Distributed by Fox Star Studios, VVV has C.Sathya on-board as its Music director and cinematography by Shakthi. VVV is the story of a happy-go-lucky-guy Vishnu who’s a close aide of MLA Robo Shankar. Unsurprisingly, he falls in love with Nikki, who wishes to become a cop. On the other hand, a bunch of politicians fight it out to get their hands on a treasure left over by a political leader. How the two sub-plots converge and if Vishal gets the hand of his love forms the crux of VVV . Ezhil has a proven track record with the rural comedy