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Welcome Back Shobana !

Director Fazil is a modest man. He is often so calm that when few years back an interviewer asked sarcastically how horrible his son’s debut was , all he did was reply gently that the movie was a collective mistake and Fahad has a plan to come back. But in 1993 around the time when […]

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MOHANLAL AND THE YEAR 1986

In 1986, Mohanlal wiped his tears and told his sister – ‘Inganeyonnumalla mole ninte kalyanam njan nadathaan agrahichirunnathu’ in ‘T.P Balagopalan M.A’. When he handled the emotional scenes in a beautifully restrained manner , he was rewarded with his first Kerala State Award and a record for the youngest actor to win the same at that time. […]

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Kamal Haasan and His Three National Awards

I saw an interesting discussion in a movie forum recently on how our Best Actor National Awards have mostly been for performances in offbeat or art house movies. That’s true. Winning Rajat Kamal (Silver lotus) , the most coveted award of the country ,in commercial movies have been often difficult and winning it so with a unanimous […]

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Dileep and The Success of His Recent Slapstick Comedies

Paappi Appacha – Super Hit Karyasthan – Blockbuster Marykondoru Kunjaadu – Super Hit China Town – Hit Mayamohini – Blockbuster Mr. Marumakan – Hit My Boss – Super Hit Kammath and Kammath – Hit Sound Thoma – Super Hit Sringaravelan – Hit This is how Dileep’s comedy movies fared in last 4 years. Among these […]

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THILAKAN- Remembering the ‘Perumthachan’ of Malayalam Cinema

Ask any Malayalam movie lover to pick out their top five actors in Malayalam , very rare are the chances that you find a list without Thilakan in it. That itself speaks a lot about the actor’s greatness than anything else. Thilakan was an integral part of Malayalam Cinema ever since his debut in 1972 […]

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The Curious Case of Indrajith and Solo Hits

I watched Left Right Left yesterday. Indrajith’s portrayal as Vattu Jayan is just awesome and one of the most talked about performances this year. Presenting us with one memorable performance after other in recent years, this dedicated young actor never ceases to amaze you. It was then this question popped up my mind – Indrajith […]

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Johnson Master – The Musical Genius

– In ‘Thoovanathumbikal‘ , when it rains as Jayakrishnan writes the letter to Clara. – In ‘Namukku Parkaan Munthiri Thoppukal‘ , when Solomon proposes to Sofia – In ‘Dasharatham‘ , when Rajiv Menon asks Maggie if she can love him like Annie loves his son – In ‘Aparan‘ , when Jayaram walks around the cremation […]

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Lohithadas – The Master Storyteller

     All great actors attained their heights because they were able to portray some great characters written for them. For someone whom histrionics is his biggest strength, Mammootty’s most memorable characters include Amaram’s Achootty, Thaniyavarthanam’s Balan Mash and Valsyalyam’s Raghavan Nair. The rest of India came to know about Mohanlal when he first got […]

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Worst Malayalam Movies of 2012

A friend’s comment on my post –Top Malayalam Movies of 2012 prompted me to write this article. Choosing the worst from a pile of bad movies is no easy task but movies below might find place in anybody’s list for the worst films of 2012. 1) Casanova – The bigger the expectations, the bigger the debacle […]

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Top Malayalam Movies of 2012

2012 has been a good year for Malayalam Cinema. With the exception of perhaps Mayamohini, all other major boxoffice hits were critically acclaimed ones too and that is a good sign. The most pleasing aspect this year has been the rise of a number of promising young leading actors to look out for future.Fahad Fazil( […]