Priyapettavar

Propaganda films are usually made to counter the flaws criticized by your political opponent and expose your rival political party. But what if a propaganda film ends up being helpful to those who are against the politics of the film? Priyapettavar, starring Rajasenan and directed by Khader Moidu, is one such unique experience. Made with… Continue reading Priyapettavar




Wolf

At one point in Shaji Azeez’s Wolf, Asha, played by Samyuktha Menon, is vehemently arguing with her male chauvinist fiancé Sanjay on why she should have his approval on everything she does with her life. The way Asha counters each patriarchal statement by Sanjay was a refreshing site to watch, and I even thought I… Continue reading Wolf




Kho-Kho

The hurdle in front of any filmmaker who wants to create a sports drama is that he or she has to surprise or indulge an audience who knows the movie’s structure. An underdog team coming up as victorious is possibly the story of almost every other sports drama. But when craft in making and smartness… Continue reading Kho-Kho




Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi

When the script isn’t really providing you anything that looks interesting and unique, the efforts in the treatment to attain nobility won’t really reflect. The issue with the new Sooraj Tom film Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi is precisely that. The script written by Anand Madhusoodanan wants to create a space where there are a lot of… Continue reading Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi




Nizhal

The core idea in Nizhal is actually a very interesting one. The space of mystery they created gets a very natural build-up. And even though it has intentions of being supernatural, the film is not trying to enter that space. The effort to be coherent is evident in the treatment of Nizhal. But somewhere, I… Continue reading Nizhal




Chathur Mukham

In almost all its promotional events and interviews, the people associated with the movie Chathur Mukham have constantly talked about how fresh the concept is. The movie comes with the tag of being a techno horror film, and the makers have claimed that it is not your typical ghost story. I expected the movie to… Continue reading Chathur Mukham




Nayattu

The events in the movie Nayattu is happening over a span of merely 48 hours. But the depth to which the script of the film goes to show us the dangerously compromised system is simply brilliant. The magnitude of the events get escalated in an extremely believable and swift way, and the end result was… Continue reading Nayattu




Joji

In the interviews before the release of Joji, Dileesh Pothan had said that the movie Joji is a tragedy. But looking at how he and Syam Pushkaran have constructed this character of Joji, their version of Macbeth looks more like a dark comedy. You have to be empathetic towards Joji to feel the movie as… Continue reading Joji