Bob Biswas

Even though he had only a little on-screen time in Kahaani, Bob Biswas, an undercover hitman, was a really memorable character from that Vidya Balan starrer. The idea to make a spin-off based on that character is indeed an exciting one on paper. The attire and body language of Bob Biswas was such that there… Continue reading Bob Biswas




Bheemante Vazhi

Ashraf Hamza’s second directorial, Bheemante Vazhi, co-produced and written by Chemban Vinod Jose, is a rooted comedy that hilariously depicts one conflict over a path. Chemban uses a central premise to build a partially satirical and subtly emotional story. Ashraf repeats his Thamaasha style minimalistic humor treatment to create a constantly engaging film without doing… Continue reading Bheemante Vazhi




Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham

The visual effects of Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham are really good, and the background score from Rahul Raj is terrific. But the foundation of any good film is its screenplay. That aspect of Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham is all over the place. A movie that was depicted as the story of a freedom fighter, who was a… Continue reading Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham




Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

I saw Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum almost three years back during the 2018 IFFK. When it finally got a release through SonyLIV last week, I thought it wouldn’t have the same impact. Because we have seen multiple movies that touched upon the same theme in the last couple of years. But Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum… Continue reading Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum




Antim

Antim, at its core, is a gangster drama that wants to show the rise and fall of a gangster. The idea is to make us feel for the character in the end because he was, in a way, a victim of the social hierarchy. But this Aayush Sharma starrer is a deafening masala that forgets… Continue reading Antim




Maanaadu

Maanaadu from Venkat Prabhu works immensely as an entertainer package because it is always focused on the concept they are trying to depict. From scene one, what Venkat Prabhu shows you in the film is relevant for the movie to establish itself. There are no hero introduction songs, sidetrack humor, etc., to package it as… Continue reading Maanaadu




Kaaval

The introduction scene of Suresh Gopi in Kaaval has him helping a chick who has a fractured leg. When an eagle plants its eyes on the chick, Suresh Gopi’s Thampan gives a stare at the eagle, and it flies off. Kaaval is a movie that relies heavily on the vintage swagger of Mr. Suresh Gopi.… Continue reading Kaaval




No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land, the Malayalam movie released on Amazon Prime Video, belongs to those pretentious and half-baked single-location ideas that got to see the light due to the pandemic. The film wants to portray itself as a thriller drama that focuses on the characters. But it never really reaches a point where we would feel… Continue reading No Man’s Land