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Malayalam Review

The Kung Fu Master

Barring his debut film 1983, which was very much on the feel-good nostalgic track, the other two films from Abrid Shine had this approach to present a story with a very authentic backdrop. Action Hero Biju showed us how things go in a real police station and in Poomaram we were all pretty much in […]




Final Thoughts

If I am rooting for this movie despite the casting being compromising at some points and the story being very thin, it's only because of this authentic action movie feel one gets to experience.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Shylock

Towards the interval block of Shylock, the new Mammootty starrer from Ajai Vasudev, we get a feeling that this character might have something interesting to his credit. Because till that point we were seeing only the routine exaggerated stuff from the script. And when Boss tells the commissioner that you have no idea what’s coming […]




Final Thoughts

Creating a lot of stylish slow-motion visuals that fans can easily cut and use in the star’s birthday tribute video and calling it a stylish entertainer is not an acceptable thing.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Uriyadi

The latest Malayalam movie Uriyadi is directed by AJ Varghese who directed the entertaining light-hearted comedy Adi Kappyare Koottamani. Uriyadi is a victim of bloated scripting. There are so many irrelevant tracks in this movie that are just there for the sake of making this one look like a comedy movie. And towards the end […]




Final Thoughts

Uriyadi is a movie where you will find yourself questioning the relevance of every scene.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Big Brother

When you see big names in the industry collaborating for a movie that has zero appreciable qualities, a sense of anger kicks in and Big Brother from director Siddique starring Mohanlal is one movie like that. Following the mold of the humble hero with a lesser-known past, Big Brother is mocking the audience throughout its […]




Final Thoughts

Big Brother offers only boredom. This is a movie where you won't even feel that it was a nice thought that got badly executed.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Anjaam Pathiraa

There is a conviction issue I always face when I watch psychological serial killer movies in Malayalam. The problem is mainly because of the inability of the makers to convince us about the situation and make us buy that unreal scenario. The good thing about Anjaam Pathiraa directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas was that I […]




Final Thoughts

Anjaam Pathiraa is a thoroughly enjoyable gripping thriller. Anjaam Pathiraa in a way proves that a typical thriller story format can still work if the treatment is atypical.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Dhamaka

If Omar Lulu had written a review for Badhaai Ho, he might say that the movie had ample scope to include sleazy, kinky humor and the director failed to utilize that and ended up making an emotional film. Dhamaka directed by Omar Lulu is one more celebration of sexual frustration. The most dangerous thing about […]




Final Thoughts

If you are an upcoming aspiring filmmaker, don’t watch this movie. The amount of creative laziness you get to witness in this movie can break your heart.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

My Santa

In my review for Madhav Ramadasan’s Ilayaraja, I have talked about a film named Angels in the Outfield which I loved as a small kid and later realized that it was a very trashy film according to the critics and the general audience.  My Santa is one movie that can be a childhood memory for […]




Final Thoughts

The signal is red for adults and green for adults who are planning to watch it with kids.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Thrissur Pooram

Sitting through the latest Jayasurya movie Thrissur Pooram is not a difficult thing. But finding a take away for you as a viewer after this two and a half-hour long movie is an extremely difficult thing. Scripted by music director Ratheesh Vega and directed by Rajesh Mohanan, Thrissur Pooram is a collage of almost all […]




Final Thoughts

If Jayasurya showing his swagger by folding his Mundu and staring at villains is enough for you, then you can try your luck with this one.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended