Vedikkettu Review | A Problematic Gallery Pleaser With Outdated Melodrama

The opening credits sequence of the movie Vedikkettu shows us the political landscape of two neighboring places that don’t share a good equation. You have Sree Narayana Guru representing Manjapra and Ayyankali representing Karingotta. Seeing the visual montages, I was really impressed and thought that even Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George knew the necessity of… Continue reading Vedikkettu Review | A Problematic Gallery Pleaser With Outdated Melodrama

Iratta Review | Joju George Shines in a Thriller That Explores Dilemmas

The weirdly interesting thing about the new Joju George film Iratta is the fact that a significant part of the climax reveal is easily predictable. But despite that, when one key piece of information is revealed in the very last minutes of the film, you forget about all those things you guessed. And writer-director Rohith… Continue reading Iratta Review | Joju George Shines in a Thriller That Explores Dilemmas

Romancham Review | A Hilarious Horror Comedy With Smart Writing

In the horror genre, be it horror thriller or horror comedy, there is always a structure that will give us an idea about the ghost and will explain why the spirit is doing all those things. Romancham, the latest Malayalam horror comedy from debutant Jithu Madhavan is actually a horror comedy that doesn’t bother much… Continue reading Romancham Review | A Hilarious Horror Comedy With Smart Writing

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

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