Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

The only logical answer I can think of on why a movie like Alone was made is that Antony Perumbavoor wanted to make the most of the set he made for Monster. Set in the same flat we saw in the Vysakh debacle, Alone is writer Rajesh Jayaraman showing off his vocabulary in the most… Continue reading Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

Thankam Review | A Compelling Crime Drama That Fumbles in the Final Act

What made the movie Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum special, a film in which Syam Pushkaran served as a creative director, was how the thief character left a sort of pain in our hearts as we discovered him only towards the end of the film. This idea of empathizing with someone who is a bit of a crook… Continue reading Thankam Review | A Compelling Crime Drama That Fumbles in the Final Act

Pathaan Review | A Passable Action Entertainer That Celebrates Brand SRK

Every movie in the YRF Spy Universe has a template more inclined to celebrate its star actor by creating over-the-top action set pieces. Pathaan, the fourth movie in this universe, which also marks the return of Shah Rukh Khan after a 4-year break from film, is also a template action package that mixes patriotism with… Continue reading Pathaan Review | A Passable Action Entertainer That Celebrates Brand SRK

Chhatriwali Review | This “Reebook” Version of Vicky Donor Hardly Manages to Create Any Impact

Chhatriwali, the new Bollywood film starring Rakul Preet Singh in the central role, feels like a stretched-out government advertisement that wants to endorse safe sex by encouraging the use of condoms. But the movie directed by Tejas Deoskar has no original ideas to build a story around the theme. For almost 80% of its runtime,… Continue reading Chhatriwali Review | This “Reebook” Version of Vicky Donor Hardly Manages to Create Any Impact

Mission Majnu Review | Yet Another Jingoistic Espionage Thriller Drenched in Cliches

One thing that has always bewildered me in most of Bollywood’s over-the-top action espionage stories is how they spoon-feed the audience about how agencies like RAW operate. The new “Deshbhakthi” package, Mission Majnu, starring Sidharth Malhotra in the central role, is yet another jingoistic action drama soaked in age-old cliches. The terrible writing of the… Continue reading Mission Majnu Review | Yet Another Jingoistic Espionage Thriller Drenched in Cliches

Vanitha Review | A Police Procedural Drama With Regressive Politics

The latest movie, Vanitha starring Lenaa as the title character, is a movie that wants to explore a space similar to an Action Hero Biju by showing the events that happen on a regular day in a police station. But to add spice to this procedural drama, they have included certain cases that look highly… Continue reading Vanitha Review | A Police Procedural Drama With Regressive Politics

Poovan Review | A Wafer-Thin Comedy With a Scattered and Aimless Script

There is a brand of humor that Girish AD and his frequent collaborators have established in Malayalam cinema. Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, Super Sharanya, Pathrosinte Padappukal, Vishudha Mejo, etc., were movies that belonged to that particular syntax created by the Aluva belt. The new film Poovan co-produced by Girish AD, directed by Vineeth Vasudevan, and written… Continue reading Poovan Review | A Wafer-Thin Comedy With a Scattered and Aimless Script

Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions

SPOILER ALERT!For most people out there, Nilambur Ayisha is someone whom they have seen in a few films doing character roles. Her traumatic personal life and her career as a drama artist are relatively less familiar. In the movie, Ayisha, based on the real-life of Nilambur Ayisha, director Aamir Pallikkal, and writer Ashif Kakkodi focus… Continue reading Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions