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Malayalam Review

Uriyadi

The latest Malayalam movie Uriyadi is directed by AJ Varghese who directed the entertaining light-hearted comedy Adi Kappyare Koottamani. Uriyadi is a victim of bloated scripting. There are so many irrelevant tracks in this movie that are just there for the sake of making this one look like a comedy movie. And towards the end […]




Final Thoughts

Uriyadi is a movie where you will find yourself questioning the relevance of every scene.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

1917

1917 is a master class without a doubt. Sam Mendes has made a movie that will make you wonder how on earth they managed to execute that. When I knew about the technical achievements of this movie, a part of me feared whether the “single-shot” approach would affect the emotional depth of the content. But […]




Final Thoughts

This is one movie where you can rave about almost every department in the movie for the quality they have maintained to create such a fabulous cinema.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Big Brother

When you see big names in the industry collaborating for a movie that has zero appreciable qualities, a sense of anger kicks in and Big Brother from director Siddique starring Mohanlal is one movie like that. Following the mold of the humble hero with a lesser-known past, Big Brother is mocking the audience throughout its […]




Final Thoughts

Big Brother offers only boredom. This is a movie where you won't even feel that it was a nice thought that got badly executed.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Pattas

Kodi, the last outing of the combination of RS Durai Senthilkumar and Dhanush was an engaging grey thriller that sort of stayed with me. Coming to the new film from this combo Pattas, the feeling one gets is extremely underwhelming.  Durai Senthilkumar has no intention to surprise the viewer. A tedious screenplay that just doesn’t […]




Final Thoughts

A tedious screenplay that just doesn’t have anything different from the pattern offers zero excitement to the viewer and the only take away here was the performance of Dhanush in the flashback.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Tanhaji

Hyper nationalism is the flavor of the season and we have been seeing Bollywood revisiting every historical event and characters and showing their valor on screen. Padmaavat, Panipat, Kesari and a few more are there and all of them have pretty much the same thing getting repeated through different characters. I do agree with the […]




Final Thoughts

I feel fatigued seeing so many movies with hyper-nationalism in its treatment and if you are still okay with the cinematic quality of a movie like Kesari, this muddled CGI saga might work for you.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Chhapaak

Just when the audience was getting used to the face of Malti, an acid attack survivor played by Deepika Padukone in Chhapaak, director Meghna Gulzar decides to show us how Malti looked like before she was attacked. And the entire audience reacted to that silent visual with a huge “Uffff”. Even if you are a […]




Final Thoughts

Chhapaak is a genuine and hard-hitting social commentary that one should watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Anjaam Pathiraa

There is a conviction issue I always face when I watch psychological serial killer movies in Malayalam. The problem is mainly because of the inability of the makers to convince us about the situation and make us buy that unreal scenario. The good thing about Anjaam Pathiraa directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas was that I […]




Final Thoughts

Anjaam Pathiraa is a thoroughly enjoyable gripping thriller. Anjaam Pathiraa in a way proves that a typical thriller story format can still work if the treatment is atypical.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Darbar

Whenever Murugadoss tries to escalate the scale of things there is a lack of conviction evident in his presentation. His movies largely follow a template that sort of makes them his movies and the success of those movies depended on how he convinced the audience to buy those unreal situations. Darbar, Murugadoss’s first outing with […]




Final Thoughts

In Darbar, the writing and the making are on the safe and typical side making it a movie that works only because of Rajinikanth.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended