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Malayalam Review

Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte

Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte, the latest Shambu Purushothaman movie after his debut film Vedivazhapadu pretty much has the same intent in terms of politics. The movie wishes to mock the double standards and hypocrisy of the society that has this extremely pseudo morality code. I am a sucker for social satires and was extremely impressed when […]

Final Thoughts

The major thing that differentiates Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte from Vedivazhipadu is that effectiveness.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

I don’t really wish to talk about the craftsmanship in Hitesh Kewalya’s directorial debut, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. It is not because the movie lacks craft, but somewhere I felt it’s a movie that needs an acceptance on an emotional level. If you look at the structure of the Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, you can […]

Final Thoughts

What’s so good about this movie was that for a major chunk of the movie, you will be laughing out loud and clapping your hands for the genuinely funny humor which is there in the writing.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Trance

A temporary mental condition in which someone is not completely conscious of and/or not in control of himself or herself; this is the Cambridge dictionary definition of the word trance. The latest Anwar Rasheed movie Trance, starring Fahadh Faasil as the main protagonist is trying to navigate through two layers.

Final Thoughts

Trance may not be that perfect, but it’s definitely trying to push the boundaries in terms of choosing themes.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Love Aaj Kal

I am that Imtiaz Ali fanboy who gets moved emotionally every time I see a film like Tamasha or Rockstar. The 2009 version of Love Aaj Kal was one of the most simplistic Imtiaz Ali movies that I don’t really adore much. Like most people, I was also disappointed seeing the trailer of his 2020 […]

Final Thoughts

To all those Imtiaz Ali “Bhakts” like me who have movies like Rockstar and Tamasha in their go-to movies list, the new Love Aaj Kal is definitely worth a watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Malang

Mohit Suri is a director who is known mainly for making cheesy romantic movies with a tragic ending. His new directorial Malang where he reunites with Aditya Roy Kapur after the success of Aashiqui 2 is a movie that tries to look like a thriller but in reality, is a true blue Mohit Suri movie […]

Final Thoughts

All I can say is that the trailer of Malang is a highly misleading one. Expect a typical Mohit Suri film and if that expectation prompts you to watch this movie then you may end up not disliking it.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Birds of Prey

Women telling women’s stories is one term we have been hearing in the recent past about more women directors and writers coming with exciting ideas. All those movies had that peculiarity in terms of craft which made them unique. Directed by Cathy Yan, written by Christina Hodson and coproduced by leading lady Margot Robbie, Birds […]

Final Thoughts

There is a fearless approach in the making of Birds of Prey and I hope DC will preserve that for future movies as well.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Varane Avashyamund

Remember the Sibi Malayil movie Ishtam that dealt with the romance of the elderly people? Watching the first movie of Anoop Sathyan, Varane Avashyamund is like watching an adaptation of Ishtam. With a muddled first half and a “message-oriented” second half dipped in humor, I would say Varane Avashyamundu is a passable comedy that doesn’t […]

Final Thoughts

In terms of making there are several flaws, especially in the writing part. But the intent and the humor sort of cover-up those flaws and make it eligible for that onetime watch tag.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Twenty or twenty-five years ago, the Malayalam commercial cinema came up with a hero who boasted about masculinity, lineage and many other things that now have become a serious debate among people who read the politics of movies. The new movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum directed by Sachy, starring Prithviraj and Biju Menon may not be that […]

Final Thoughts

I was happy to see a mainstream “Mass” Malayalam cinema doing all the masculine stuff, and also making fun of the “manliness” concept.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended