Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham is underwhelming

After finishing Marakkar- Arabikadalinte Simham, only two things that stayed with me are the works of Pranav Mohanlal and Arjun. Pranav Mohanlal gets the best 45 min sequence in the movie and even a rousing intro and closure – also the only rare instances in the film where the BGM generates some excitement . Pranav […]

Cinematography Frames in Movies

Devadoothan and Frames that were ahead of its times

One of Malayalam Cinema’s biggest mysteries would be how Devadoothan became a flop at box-office. I still remember how the movie managed to both scare and stun me when watching it first day in theaters 20 years back. Just look at these visuals! Thanks Amazon Prime for this remastered print ! Also Read : Mohanlal […]


Mohanlal – 35 years of a Superstar who is still not ready to bow out

Its 34 years before on 17th July 1986, that Rajavinte Makan released and Mohanlal was anointed the new Superstar of M-Town. 34 years later, not only Mohanlal has shown no signs of decline as a superstar, he still remains Malayalam industry’s biggest superstar – a feat that is perhaps not enjoyed by any other actor […]


Mohanlal in Chandralekha – A Masterclass in acting comedy

I don’t think there is another lead actor in India who does comedy better than Mohanlal used to do in his prime. There is also perhaps no other better testimonial to it than the uproarious Chandralekha. If Mohanlal is rib-tickling loud in some scenes, its about his subtle change of expressions in others. He walks […]


Lucifer and its frames

The main reason behind Lucifer’s great repeat value is its superior picturization quality , the perfection Prithviraj Sukumaran achieved behind most of his frames and detailing that you notice in subsequent viewings. As Lucifer turns one year, few of my favorite frames from the movie and why it stands out: Also Read: Mammootty through Years […]


Malayalam Cinema 2016 Roundup – 12 Things that stayed with us

Malayalam Cinema had a great 2016. It saw the rise of some young talented film makers, record breaking blockbusters, impressive scripts and memorable performances. Here is a look at 12 things that perhaps struck us most as the year ends (P.S – they are in no specific order) Oppam’s thrilling interval block¬†– Mohanlal takes few […]


What makes Georgekutty the finest Malayalam Movie Character this decade

“I have never considered police as fools. Instead, I have only considered them as protectors of people. Which is why I strongly believe you and this police station would protect me” Georgekutty says this to the police inspector and starts walking outside the police station. We are all curious still where Varun’s body was buried, […]