Malayalam Cinema 2016 Roundup – 12 Things that stayed with us

Malayalam Cinema had a great 2016. It saw the rise of some young talented film makers, record breaking blockbusters, impressive scripts and memorable performances. Here is a look at 12 things that perhaps struck us most as the year ends (P.S – they are in no specific order) Oppam’s thrilling interval block¬†– Mohanlal takes few […]

Nivin and Dulquer have many similarities in their careers

Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan – Two Careers Different Yet Similar

Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan are two of Malayalam industry’s most promising young stars today. Nivin Pauly came to the industry on his own and struggled through his initial phase. For Dulquer Salmaan , the entry would have been easy being a superstar’s son. Both their careers started differently. But now they are progressing in […]

Mohanlal and his gift in romance

Mohanlal and a Gift to make Romance work with Any Leading Lady

I think the only reason Mohanlal was not given the tag of “King of romance” was because he could handle romance as equally well as action, comedy or just about any other genre. Often film makers prefer to repeat a leading actor-actress pair especially in romantic movies as they find more success ratio when they […]

Malayalam Movie Traffic had a beautiful climax

Traffic Climax- What a Beautiful Piece of work !

Let’s look into the various segments in the stunning climax of 2011 Malayalam movie Traffic. …. As the vehicle reaches the hospital, the magical score sprouts in the¬†background. ….. As Kunchako Boban walks away surrounded by the crowd, he shares a glance with Sreenivasan which said a “thank you” silently. ….. Sreenivasan’s hands tremble as […]


Chotta Mumbai – What a rollicking entertainer

…. Just as Michael Ashan is scolding his son for spoiling his birthday and landing him on jail , one of Vasco’s friends comes from behind and stutters ‘ Happy Birthday to you’ ! …. Michael Ashan beats Vasco for cheating him ,causing his sister’s wedding to call off and walks away with his daughters. […]


Drishyam v/s Papanasam – Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan give each other a firmer handshake

Action, comedy, romance , family drama, musical/dance – Take any movie genre under the sun , there are few actors in the world who could shine in whatever they do like Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan has done repeatedly over their glorious careers. These stalwarts have shared the screen only once – in Unnai Pol Oruvan […]


Prithviraj and a Surprising Reluctance to do ‘Mass’ or ‘Action’ Movies anymore !

The first thought when I watched Nivin Pauly and his slow motion scenes in Premam that as per reports are sending theaters frenzy was how lucky was he to have such a director-writer. Alphonse Puthren knew both the strengths of Nivin and also the pulse of the audience. He knew the exact number of mass […]


When can you start calling a leading actor ‘SUPERSTAR’ in Malayalam Cinema?

I see a lot of posts and statuses around Nivin Pauly being called the new superstar in town. Which poses a quite interesting question -When do leading actors get promoted to the tag – “Superstar” ? Do they have to really prove themselves in all genres , find wide acceptance among all age groups, win […]