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Memories and its effective use of Night and low light scenes throughout

Jeethu Joseph’s 2013 movie Memories still remains one of the finest investigative thrillers to have come out in Malayalam Cinema. One of its most distinguishing features is how the movie is shot in low light or night for the most part. The movie starts at night. The interval is at night. The climax is at […]

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Mohanlal – 34 years of a Superstar who is still not ready to bow out

Its 34 years before on this day, 17th July 1986, that Rajavinte Makan released and Mohanlal was anointed the new Superstar of M-Town. 34 years later, not only Mohanlal has shown no signs of decline as a superstar, he still remains Malayalam industry’s biggest superstar – a feat that is perhaps not enjoyed by any […]

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Mohanlal in Chandralekha – A Masterclass in acting comedy

I don’t think there is another lead actor in India who does comedy better than Mohanlal used to do in his prime. There is also perhaps no other better testimonial to it than the uproarious Chandralekha. If Mohanlal is rib-tickling loud in some scenes, its about his subtle change of expressions in others. He walks […]

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The Raid 2 – Why this Indonesian flick is the epitome of all Action movies

Which is the greatest action movie in the history of Cinema ? Might be a tough question to answer. But the 2014 Indonesian movie, Raid 2 (which is also the sequel to Raid) could be a top contender. What makes this movie’s great action set pieces apart? Let’s take a look. ( Spoilers ahead) Follow […]

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Baahubali series – How SS Rajamouli matched the interval blocks Frame by Frame

Today is 3 years of Baahubali 2. A lot of things worked well in Baahubali series. But what amazes me most is how SS Rajamouli envisioned the “interval blocks” of both the Bahubali movies to match frame by frame to give us both nostalgia and goosebumps at the same time. He knew how the second […]

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How repeated frames aid Varane Avashyamund’s storytelling

I liked Varane Avashyamund more in second viewing. Its now when I noticed how certain frames or particular location spots repeat in the movie and act as an aid in storytelling. It is also a technique that makes the movie endearing to the audience. Take a look at those repeated frames. (Spoilers ahead) Follow me […]

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Mumbai Police- Tracing back the terrific screenplay from its climax

There are several reasons why Mumbai Police stands out as arguably the finest mystery thriller in Malayalam. First “juggling timelines” is so superbly done in this movie. It takes benefit of the fact that the protagonist has lost memory and even the viewer has to learn more along with him. Finally there is suspense filled […]

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Lucifer and its frames

The main reason behind Lucifer’s great repeat value is its superior picturization quality , the perfection Prithviraj Sukumaran achieved behind most of his frames and detailing that you notice in subsequent viewings. As Lucifer turns one year, few of my favorite frames from the movie and why it stands out: Also Read: Mammootty through Years […]