* Mild spoilers ahead* “Self respect is kind of a poison. Once it gets to your head, you are done.” Sachy takes the line from the climax of his previous movie ‘Driving License’ and expands it to yet another wonderful screenplay in Ayyappanum Koshyum. It’s the same template of two male leads caught in an […]
Anjaam Pathiraa Movie Review
It should be difficult to make a good investigative thriller. Each time the protagonist gets into a situation that leads him to a major breakthrough, you are like – ” okay, I have seen this before”. In Anjaam Pathiraa, writer-director Midhun Manuel Thomas does pick up a familiar template for this genre that you have […]
Thanneer Mathan Dinangal Movie Review
One of the things I liked most about Thanneer Mathan Dinangal is that it has a bound screenplay. All the sub-plots are well connected. Not a single detail in the movie is wasted. The missing power bank, Matha Jet’s driver who is a friend of Jaison’s brother – all would come back. The movie’s ending […]
Unda Malayalam Movie Review
Mammootty has acted in over 400 movies. Yet his ability to walk into a character and bring variations in his portrayal or behave in a way that he hasn’t done before is phenomenal. In Unda, take the beautiful scene where he narrates why he hates police station to his fellow officers. Its almost as if […]
Virus Review – Aashiq Abu raises his stakes further as one of our top directors today
“Is there anything more that we could do?” – asks the health minister, C.K Prameela (Revathi) to Dr. Suresh Rajan (Kunchacko Boban) in the brilliantly scripted Virus. The screenplay by Muhsin Parari, Sharfu and Suhas succeeds on multiple levels. It gives you an almost complete awareness of the Nipah virus outbreak and containment that happened in […]
Uyare Review: Parvathy stands tall in a hugely inspirational movie
*Spoilers Ahead* “Captain, who is the person with you in the cockpit?”“Sir, it’s Pallavi” In Uyare, the writer duo, Bobby-Sanjay returns to the form where they have given some of classiest movies in this decade- Traffic, Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Mumbai Police. Bobby-Sanjay do not really belong to the realistic wave that has emerged in […]
Kumbalangi Nights Movie Review
“Let us go and do fishing for some money” – Bonny (Sreenath Bhasi), who is mute, tells in sign language to his younger brother. The kid asks -‘ Why you need money?’. Bonny signs to him it is to buy his brother a jacket. Their other two brothers , Saji (Soubin Shahir) and Bobby (Shane […]
96 Tamil movie review – A love story for ages !
*** Spoilers ahead *** It is almost one hour into the movie that Jaanu arrives at the school re-union. When she is told that Ram is hiding behind at a distance, her eyes lit up. Jaanu hasn’t seen Ram in 22 years. She stands up and starts walking to him. At this point writer-director Prem […]
Tiyaan Review – Tests Your Patience Throughout !
In a scene from Tiyaan where Indrajith and Murali Gopi confront each other, Murali Gopi first utters 3-4 words. Then Gopi Sunder puts an annoyingly noisy BGM. The camera shows the faces of both the actors alternately. Then Murali Gopy utters his next 3-4 words. This goes on for several minutes. In another scene, Indrajith is […]
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Review- Reminds you why you fell in love with Cinema!
** Mild Spoilers ahead “Thaan enthu manushyanaado?” asks Suraj Venjaramoodu to Fahadh Faasil in a pivotal scene from Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum. In this movie, Fahadh Faasil doesn’t play a character that is one-dimensional like Mahesh in Dileesh Pothan’s debut. Here he is a thief and a crook. His character doesn’t even have a name. His […]