Prithviraj Sukumaran’s biggest asset is that you can’t predict what he’s upto next. He could switch between genres or surprise you handling any field of Cinema. He could be hero, villain or second fiddle. As Prithviraj turned 38 yesterday, a look back through the years of a very fine career.
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 […]
One of Malayalam Cinema’s biggest mysteries would be how Devadoothan became a flop at box-office. I still remember how the movie managed to both scare and stun me when watching it first day in theaters 20 years back. Just look at these visuals! Thanks Amazon Prime for this remastered print !
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Going by the current social media trend, listing down one favorite performance each of lead actors in Malayalam Cinema and the reason why I went for this one choice. Follow me on Twitter:Follow @fahir_me
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]