Cinematography

Minnaram – Another Priyadarshan-KV Anand Visual treat that we don’t talk much about

There has not been another director in Malayalam Cinema who visualized his movies as brilliantly as Priyadarshan. In 1994, he found a great accomplice in the extremely skilled Cinematographer K V Anand as they teamed up first time for the visual magic that was Thenmavin Kombath. The movie’s exquisite frames that are still discussed today, […]

Acting

Thanks Vivek for all the great laughs…

There is this one scene of Vivek -” Eppadi iruntha Naan ippadi aayitten” that I search for and watch often. Its a movie set and the director wants him to deliver the line in a particular way .The way he repeats the lines in different tones is hilarious. I honestly keep forgetting the movie name. […]

Satire

How do you write, execute and act in a mass transformation scene – The Salaam Kashmier example

Making a transformation scene that leaves viewers in goosebumps in a commercial entertainer is not a mean task . Let’s take the example of Salaam Kashmier and see the six major factors which all in exact proportions should go behind making such a scene: Also Read – What really happened behind the scenes of Fahadh […]

Short Reviews

Joji movie review: Fahadh Faasil and Dileesh Pothan makes their third brilliant film together

**Mild Spoilers ahead ** In a scene from Joji, how Joji(Fahadh Faasil) and Bincy(Unnimaya Prasad) look at each other and walk away without mentioning anything is shown through mirrors. In another scene, Fahadh slowly goes into a room , he does what he intended to do and comes out slowly taking all the time in […]

Screenplay

Irul – A Spoiler filled Analysis

Irul might not be a great movie. It leaves more questions than answers at the end of the movie. It may have more flaws than positives. But I found it interesting that the movies leaves more clues and details on the way from start towards the ending rather than feeding the viewers with a detailed […]

Making

How to get a Superstar Intro right – Prithviraj’s perfect execution in Lucifer

I remember watching an interview of Vivek Oberoi during the promotions of Lucifer. He said -” I came on the sets on the first day of shooting. I saw how Prithviraj carried out himself, turned to him and asked – ‘ You are bluffing. This is clearly not your first attempt as a director. You […]