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Drishyam – Dissecting a Landmark Movie in Malayalam Cinema

On Dec 18th 2013, Mohanlal has had four flops in that year .Drishyam’s trailer had nothing exciting in it and was not a movie that everyone really looked forward to. On Dec 19th 2013, Drishyam releases. At the end of the movie, when Mohanlal walks out of the police station , everyone stood up and […]

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KAIYOPPU – As Pure And Poetic As It Gets

‘Enikente maranam unarchayillatha urakkam mathram..ini njanenna yathaarthyam avasanichu.. enna arivinte vedanayumaayi baakiyavunna ninaku vendi aanu ente ee kanneer.. Athe varilla ennarinjittum kathirikkunnavarude vedana kadinamaanu.. kanneeranu’ Everything about Kaiyoppu had a poetic touch to it. From the mature romance of the lead pair and the telephone conversations they had to the manner in which all the […]

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Ustad Hotel – A gem that keeps shining brighter

There is this beautiful sequence in Ustad Hotel. While returning from the bank, Kareemka asks Faizi-‘Marubhumiyile Mazha kandittundo Faizi mon’. They continue their conversation next on the sea shore where they talk about fate . Kareemka says ‘Kisamth ennonnu undu Faizi. Athine arkum thadukkaaan pattilla’. Faizi then tastes the Sulaimani and asks what is special in it. […]

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All Time Favorites – CHAK DE INDIA

Shahrukh Khan has enjoyed unparalleled success in Romance, an area where the 47-year old actor could even today give the younger crop of heroes a run for their money. There are also few heroes who could play negative characters such splendidly like Shahrukh. The actor hasn’t usually found much success whenever he has come out […]

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All Time Favorites – CHITHRAM

Some of our blockbusters in recent years make you wonder if they are really worth all its success. 28 years back when Chithram ran for around 400 days in theaters, no one would have really doubted if it was deserving of its phenomenal success. It might still be the all time highest grossing Malayalam movie […]

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All Time Favorites – LAGAAN

I still remember when I first read the storyline of Lagaan months before its release. A group of villages who play a cricket match against the Britishers in the pre-independence era. It sounded little funny. Ashutosh Gowarikar, Lagaan’s director had a tough time to find the leading actor with top actors like Shah Rukh Khan, […]