Virus Review – Aashiq Abu raises his stakes further as one of our top directors today

“Is there anything more that we could do?” – asks the health minister, C.K Prameela (Revathi) to Dr. Suresh Rajan (Kunchacko Boban) in the brilliantly scripted Virus. The screenplay by Muhsin Parari, Sharfu and Suhas succeeds on multiple levels. It gives you an almost complete awareness of the Nipah virus outbreak and containment that happened in […]


Uyare Review: Parvathy stands tall in a hugely inspirational movie

*Spoilers Ahead* “Captain, who is the person with you in the cockpit?”“Sir, it’s Pallavi” In Uyare, the writer duo, Bobby-Sanjay returns to the form where they have given some of classiest movies in this decade- Traffic, Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Mumbai Police. Bobby-Sanjay do not really belong to the realistic wave that has emerged in […]


Lucifer Review- Mohanlal shines, but the screenplay leaves you wanting more.

Lucifer has flaws aplenty. For someone who wanted to change Malayalam Cinema, I wish Prithviraj had done away with the item song towards the end. It appears now in the movie in a way that it could not be cut out too. I wish the movie was crisply edited. It has pace issues now. Murali […]

Short Reviews

Odiyan Malayalam Movie Short Review

Watched Odiyan. Apart from the fact that this movie is wrongly marketed and belongs to a different genre that it was showcased, my main problem was that the screenplay had strong similarity to Chandrolsavam. The Mohanlal-Manju Warrier-Prakash Raj angle, settings , major plot points all looked a straight lift from Chandrolsavam with just Odiyan skills […]

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2.0 Tamil Movie Short Review

For a movie on robots, despite an overstretched last 45 min, Enthiran did have smart writing. The scene where Bohra (Dany) tricks Chitti to stab knife on Vaseegaran to get him disapproved or one where Chitti gets angry for the first time making us realize he has gained feelings – they were all good ideas. […]

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Joseph Malayalam movie Short Review

In Joseph-Man With The Scar, when the titular character(Joju George) arrives at the scene of an accident, he takes out a beedi, lights it and then scans the entire area. Joju carries the aura of a star when he realizes that it is not accident but a murder, the point where the film’s tone changes from […]


10 years of the beautiful Vaaranam Aayiram

Just read that Vaaranam Aayiram completed 10 years today. I remember 10 years back how I was stunned during its interval sequence on its first day. If Meghana(Sameera Reddy)’s death was a shocker, the most beautiful scene from the movie and one of my most favorite movie scenes ever is a phone conversation that follows when Suriya […]

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Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Tamil Movie Review

First things first. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam has a really entertaining first half. Mani Ratnam gives stylish introduction to his characters and plays to the gallery. There is more comedy than you expect for a Mani Ratnam movie with both Vijay Sethupathi and Simbu having a lot of hilarious one-liners. The scene where the mother looks […]