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 […]


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 […]

Short Reviews

Odiyan Malayalam Movie Short Review

Watched Odiyan. Apart from the fact that this movie is wrongly marketed and belongs to a different genre that it was showcased, my main problem was that the screenplay had strong similarity to Chandrolsavam. The Mohanlal-Manju Warrier-Prakash Raj angle, settings , major plot points all looked a straight lift from Chandrolsavam with just Odiyan skills […]

Short Reviews

2.0 Tamil Movie Short Review

For a movie on robots, despite an overstretched last 45 min, Enthiran did have smart writing. The scene where Bohra (Dany) tricks Chitti to stab knife on Vaseegaran to get him disapproved or one where Chitti gets angry for the first time making us realize he has gained feelings – they were all good ideas. […]

Short Reviews

Joseph Malayalam movie Short Review

In Joseph-Man With The Scar, when the titular character(Joju George) arrives at the scene of an accident, he takes out a beedi, lights it and then scans the entire area. Joju carries the aura of a star when he realizes that it is not accident but a murder, the point where the film’s tone changes from […]


10 years of the beautiful Vaaranam Aayiram

Just read that Vaaranam Aayiram completed 10 years today. I remember 10 years back how I was stunned during its interval sequence on its first day. If Meghana(Sameera Reddy)’s death was a shocker, the most beautiful scene from the movie and one of my most favorite movie scenes ever is a phone conversation that follows when Suriya […]