Priyadarshan might have been caught up in controversy after National awards to Mohanlal and Akshay Kumar

National Awards 2017 – Quick Review

64th National awards was announced by the jury headed by director Priyadarshan a while back. Among those here are the awards that brought a smile to most of us. 1) Zaira Wasim (Best supporting actress) – I still remember how stunned I was with this young kid’s act. She was the main reason Dangal’s first half […]

Tovino Thomas in Guppy

Tovino Thomas’s Meteoric Rise

Last August I had to sit in a theater with only 8-10 ppl while watching Guppy. I remember how I was particularly impressed with a scene towards the end . Tovino Thomas sits on a bench with Sreenivasan, has a very calm conversation and says – “Ithonnum ee paalam paniyaan vanna enikku ariyillallo ikka”. There […]


Decoding Ezra’s Incredible Success

Horror movies are often a risk compared to other genres because they do not attract families with kids to theaters. Ezra doesn’t really deviate from the usual horror movie templates you see in other languages. There are not much jump scare moments that stay with you . There are few unanswered questions that linger in […]


Padmarajan – The Man who loved Magical Endings

Padmarajan is my most favorite filmmaker in Malayalam. I could keep on listing the reasons for the same but at the top of the list lies his wonderful consistency in catching us by surprise and leaving us spellbound at the end of his movies. As today, Jan 24th marks the director’s 26th death anniversary, here […]


Nivin Pauly’s Mantra to Success – “Be Extremely Selective. Be Extremely Successful”

Let’s start taking a look at Nivin Pauly’s movies in last 3 years. 2014 – 1983 (Jan), Om Shanti Oshaana (Feb), Bangalore Days (May) 2015 – Mili (Jan), Oru Vadakkan Selfie (Mar), Ivide, Premam (May) 2016 – Action Hero Biju (Feb),  Jacobinte Swargarajyam (Apr) There is a specific pattern you would notice in this list […]


Dear Mohanlal – How do you still keep doing this magic at box-office !

Dear Mohanlal, Let’s start with 2013. Its the year where Prithviraj gave the terrific Memories and Mumbai Police and had succeeded in converting lot of his haters to fans. Fahad Faazil announced his arrival through Amen, Annayum Rasoolum and Artist. Dileep continued to make money with his comedy movies. Meanwhile on the other side ,you […]