Bangalore Days @ 6: When Relatability Met Blockbuster

As I write this article, Bangalore Days written and directed by Anjali Menon has completed 6 years of its release. It was one of those rare multi-starrers in the last decade that created so much hype and managed to live up to those expectations. I have seen this movie twice from the theater, once or […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

Malayalam Cinema: The Promises of 2019

The year 2019 was indeed a great year for Malayalam cinema. From content-based movies like Kumbalangi Nights and Virus getting National level attention to hardcore entertainment packages like a Lucifer pushing the boundaries of commercial viability, on the whole, this year was a promising one. In this article, we will be talking about the new […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

Suraj Venjaramoodu: The Actor Who Owned 2019

When the 61st National Awards were announced almost every Malayali was pleasantly surprised when they knew that Suraj Venjaramoodu has won the best actor award along with Rajkummar Rao. The movie was Perariyathavar directed by Dr. Biju. Sadly that movie never got a strong release across the state and like how Suraj jokingly said in […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

October | A Look Back at Shoojit Sircar’s Melancholic Masterpiece

October is arguably the most well-crafted movie to have come out of Hindi film industry last year. It was a surprising mixture of a lot of things starting from the lead actor who is known to be a commercial superstar. The combination of Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi has always delivered movies that were heartening […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

Pity

If your proximity with someone who’s fuel to move forward is the pitying sympathy he or she gets from others is close, then Pity will be that extremely understandable dark comedy. I know a lot of such people and personally, I felt this was the harshest way to show them their fundamental flaw. So an […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

Shoplifters

Shoplifters was an experience where I saw something that could have been grey and gloomy getting interpreted in a positive way. It takes its time to set the tone of the movie and also to let us settle with the onscreen family. But after that when it starts to peel off everything it made us […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

Capernaum

Capernaum is hard to describe in a few sentences. From being raw about situations to being humane at many points, the smile of the main character Zain at the very end of the movie was a deeply disturbing reality for me. The roughly two-hour long movie from Nadine Labaki achieves that result by excavating multiple […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

2018 Recap: The Promising New Beginnings Of This Year

2018 wasn’t really a bad year for Malayalam cinema. May be if you compare it with the previous year, the number of talked about movies would have been less. But still there were so many talents that managed to attract the attention of the viewers with their visible and invisible presence in the making of […]

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Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended