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Five Years since Jeethu Joseph’s Terrific Memories

“Ee boot canalinte bhagathottu poyitumundu. Itha thirichu vannitumundu. Thirichu vanna print angottu poyathine apekshichu valare aazhathilaanu pathinjirikkunnathu. Athayathu poya aalu thirichu vannapol baaram koodi. Which means he was carrying something heavy” Its when Sam Alex walks into a crime scene and stuns his fellow officers that I first knew Memories would be a movie that […]

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A.R Rahman Concert : If a Keralite responded similarly to SRK’s Jab Harry Met Sejal

P.S – This is a work of fiction imagining how a Keralite would have responded to Shah Rukh Khan’s movie if he reacted in the same lines of the Hindi speakers who walked out of A.R Rahman’s concert. So here is  an early snippet from a review that I would be putting on Aug 4th, […]

Dileep in actress attack case
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Actress Attack Case: Exploiting on the hatred towards Dileep could wait

Today on a news channel, I saw a reporter approaching the police van and asking Dileep – “There is news that you are behind Kalabhavan Mani’s death also. Is it true ?” Even though Dileep had nothing to reply, you could hear the reporter laughing on the air perhaps knowing himself the absurdity of the […]

Suresh Gopi as Dennis in Summer in Bethlehem
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Dennis of “Summer in Bethlehem” – An Underrated Character and Peformance

“ഞാൻ വരും ആമിയുടെ കൂടെ ആ ചടങ്ങിന് സാക്ഷിയാവാൻ … പക്ഷെ നിരഞ്ജനെ കാണുന്ന വരെ ആമി ഒരു സുയിസൈഡിനെ പറ്റി ചിന്തിക്കുക കൂടി അരുത്… അത് എനിക്ക് ആമി ഉറപ്പു തരണം ” “എല്ലാവരെയും വഞ്ചിക്കുന്ന ഈ നാടകം തീർന്നാൽ ആമി എനിക്കൊരു കാര്യം പറഞ്ഞു തരണം , എന്തായിരുന്നു ഇതിലെ എന്റെ വേഷമെന്നു… വിദൂഷകൻ , കോമാളി , അതുമല്ലെങ്കിൽ വെറുമൊരു ഡമ്മി …” Ranjith has penned several larger than life […]

Dulquer Salmaan - An underrated performance in Kammattipaadam
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Dulquer Salman’s Krishnan in Kammattipaadam – An underrated performance in 2016 ?

It could be ironical that the movie that is most talked about this year might also have the most underrated performance in 2016. Dulquer’s performance in Kammattipaadam has not got its due. The shock when he hear the whipping sound through phone or the realization of the treachery during Ganga’s cremation – Dulquer brought out […]

Mohanlal in Udayanaanu Tharam
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Udayananu Tharam – An Underrated Mohanlal Performance

“ഞാൻ വല്ലപ്പോഴും ഇത്തിരി കുടിച്ചിരുന്നത് എന്തെങ്കിലും ആഘോഷങ്ങളൊക്കെ ഉണ്ടാകുമ്പോഴാണ് .. ഇപ്പോ ഞാൻ കുടിക്കുന്നത് സ്വസ്ഥതക്കു വേണ്ടി ആണ്. ഞാൻ തനിച്ചായിരുന്നപ്പോ എനിക്ക് സ്വസ്ഥത ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു.എന്റെ ഹൃദയത്തിലും ചിന്തയിലും ഒക്കെ അപ്പോ സിനിമ മാത്രമേ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നുള്ളു . എല്ലാം പോയി.. I lost everything everything..” I think Udayananu Tharam has one of Mohanlal’s most underrated performances since 2000. The more restrained or subtle Mohanlal is in a […]

Thilakan as Ananthan Nambiar
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Is Ananthan Nambiar Malayalam Cinema’s Most Hilarious Character ever ?

Nadodikattu is one movie that created several iconic characters. In Daasan and Vijayan, we have perhaps the most popular on-screen duo in Malayalam Cinema. Even Characters like Gafoorka and Pavanaayi who had only limited time on the screen were talked about lot for years. But my most favorite character in this classic, one whom I […]

Prithviraj was stunning as drunkard in Memories
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Memories – Prithviraj’s stunning act as the drunkard

“Ee boot canal inte bhagathottu poyitumundu… thirichu vannitumundu…. thirichu vanna print angottu poyathinu apekshichu valare aazhathilaanu pathinjirikkunnathu.. Poya aal thirichu vannapol bhaaramulla entho undaayirunu… Which means he was carrying something” Suresh Krishna and others were stunned on screen. So was I when I watched this sequence in Memories first day in theaters. Because I had […]