Articles

Mammootty through Years

I have to admit I have become a bigger fan of Mammootty in recent years than I used to be before. What amazes me is his phenomenal consistency as a performer across all these 38+ years and an undying determination to remain relevant, keep improvising. How Mammootty has found ways to remain consistent over years- […]

Reviews

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 […]

Reviews

Puthan Panam Review – An Open Letter to Ranjith

** Few Spoilers ahead Dear Ranjith Thirakkadha, Paleri manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha , Pranchiyettan and the Saint, Indian Rupee , Spirit –  You have made other wonderful scripts and movies but these five movies often strike me in particular. Because you were amazingly consistent during this period between 2008 and 2012 where you wrote and […]

Satire

Mammotty’s White – An Attempt to dissect what it was all about !

I think White would find a place among the most underrated romances in Malayalam Cinema. Many viewers couldn’t completely comprehend the different genres and subtexts that were hidden inside this movie which was the reason why it went unnoticed during its release. A first of its kind of experience in Malayalam, the movie was a […]

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When can you start calling a leading actor ‘SUPERSTAR’ in Malayalam Cinema?

I see a lot of posts and statuses around Nivin Pauly being called the new superstar in town. Which poses a quite interesting question -When do leading actors get promoted to the tag – “Superstar” ? Do they have to really prove themselves in all genres , find wide acceptance among all age groups, win […]

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Shankar Das Alias ‘Azhakiya Ravanan’

  ‘Thanikennodu veruppaanennu ariyaam..Pettennu athu marillennum ariyaam..Veruthu veruthu veruppinte avasaanam ennenkilum thaan enne snehichu pokum… athu urappaanu..’ Romance is not one genre you usually associate with Mammootty. For someone who arrived in Cinema late, from his early days he has allowed his younger co-actors to take care of romance in his movies. But that did not […]

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Why are Mammootty and Mohanlal Still at Only Padma Shri ?

There is one thing Mammootty tells constantly any year he gets on stage to receive best actor at ‘FilmFare Awards South’ .That Filmfare should stop having separate award functions – one for Bollywood and one for South- and rather treat the artists across the nation as one.  Mammooty is 63 years old and does pretty […]