Crossroad

Imagine watching 10 short films back to back and out of the 10 only three are worthy of being called nice. That was my situation while I watched the new Malayalam movie Crossroad which is a compilation of 10 films by 10 directors focusing on femininity. Except for the three relatively good ones, for all …




Kaattu

The excruciating length and the time it spends to establish characters have played against Kaattu, the new movie directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. But this film which is penned by Ananthapadhmanabhan, son of legendary film maker Padmarajan manages to utilize that length towards the end of the film in establishing characters and Arun Kumar Aravind …




LavaKusha

Even when the plot of the film stays very thin, what makes LavaKusha passable is the irreverent fun in the scenes. Written by actor Neeraj Madhav and directed by Gireesh Mano who earlier made Nee Ko Nja Cha, LavaKusha isn’t a boring cinema. But at the same time the kind of predictability in the screenplay …




Tharangam

Tharangam from Dominic Arun is almost a tribute to the signature Priyadarshan films that we have seen in his prime years. Influenced heavily by the western film making this movie is a wacky variety that looks fresh and interesting even though it has flaws. With situations and characters having no caricature shade, Tharangam feels like …




Sherlock Toms

At the end of the film, the movie Sherlock Toms is trying to project its leading man as an intelligent enforcement officer. But the path the film has chosen is the awkward part here. Making an entire second half a rescue operation, this movie from Shafi struggles due to a fragile screenplay. The screenplay dangles …




Solo

Bejoy Nambiar is a director who has impressively utilized the visual language of movie making. His first Malayalam movie Solo, starring Dulquer Salmaan is an anthology that is based on four of the five Pancha Bhootas Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Bejoy is trying to showcase various aspects of being alone through various stories that …







Ramaleela

Ramaleela is the story of a politician who wants to come up clean in a criminal case that has been lodged against him. Just like the teaser and posters, there are numerous references in this movie that would make you wonder whether they are trying to infuse stuff that are beyond this movie in to …