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Pavithram And A Mesmerizing Background Score

In a scene from Pavithram, Mohanlal doesn’t know how to make his baby sister stop crying. When Innocent tells some foolish idea, Mohanlal asks KPAC Lalitha to hold the baby and goes on to fight with him. He then finds the baby has stopped crying. When he turns , he notices KPAC Lalitha has started […]

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When we missed Narendran half way through Mayamayooram

‘Njan Narendran.. Oru Architect..Naadu Pattambi.. Ee building njan design cheythathaanu..Ithu vare njan cheythathil vechu ettavum uyaram koodiyathu..Ippol ithilum ethrayo uyarathil njan oru swapnam design cheyyukayaanu..Athu Nanda enna thanne base cheythaanu’ It often happens that a character’s sudden demise or departure in a movie brings a big void or a sudden shock that you could never […]

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Shankar Das Alias ‘Azhakiya Ravanan’

  ‘Thanikennodu veruppaanennu ariyaam..Pettennu athu marillennum ariyaam..Veruthu veruthu veruppinte avasaanam ennenkilum thaan enne snehichu pokum… athu urappaanu..’ Romance is not one genre you usually associate with Mammootty. For someone who arrived in Cinema late, from his early days he has allowed his younger co-actors to take care of romance in his movies. But that did not […]

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Let Us Leave Mohanlal And Lalisom Alone

During the opening ceremony of National Games , a friend asked me what is the significance of Mohanlal and M.G Sreekumar singing songs from old Mohanlal movies on a National games event. I replied back-” If A.R Rahman had been in this place conducting this program , won’t he also be using songs from his […]

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Why are Mammootty and Mohanlal Still at Only Padma Shri ?

There is one thing Mammootty tells constantly any year he gets on stage to receive best actor at ‘FilmFare Awards South’ .That Filmfare should stop having separate award functions – one for Bollywood and one for South- and rather treat the artists across the nation as one.  Mammooty is 63 years old and does pretty […]

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These Malayalam Cinema Interval Scenes Packed A Punch !!

Interval scenes hold huge importance in movies. Many makers employ innovative techniques to make sure the viewers go out for their breaks with their expectations raised and wanting to return soon for the remaining portions. Many plot twists are revealed here. Punch dialogues that go down in history as the most memorable one-liners are delivered […]

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Welcome Back Manju Warrier

In July 2013, Manju Warrier returned to the front of camera after 14 years. This story featured the front page of many newspapers to the distaste of many people. A lot asked ‘Isn’t this comeback way too much hyped’ ? When she next started signing movies and it again found headlines,they now felt that she was […]

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Those Magical ‘Mohanlal’ Moments

When someone once made a list of  ’50+ things only a Proud Mallu will understand’, the first in the list was a photo of Mohanlal with the caption – ‘This man is part of your daily life. Literally’. That just sums it up. From a career that has entertained us for over 36 years, here’s […]

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From A Horrible Debut To The Best Actor State Award – Story Of Fahadh Faasil’s Amazing Comeback

I still remember watching Kerala Cafe back in 2009. In one of the episodes ‘Mrityunjayanam’,a man knocks at Thilakan’s door and  after a few minutes, a friend with whom I was watching the movie asked – ‘Who is this guy’ .I replied ‘Fahadh Fazil’ and he was shocked – ‘Fahadh , that guy from Kaiyethum […]