Premasoothram

When Malayalam cinema got shifted from rural to urban stories there was a repetitive feel to most of the stories set in the village backdrop. There were textures and nuances in all those vintage movies which made us love the characters and landscapes. Premasoothram directed by Jiju Ashokan who made an impression with the movie …




Naam

Naam is almost like watching Happy Days, but in 2x speed. Director Joshy Thomas Pallickal is trying to capitalize on the nostalgia factor of the campus days here based on a real life incident. The nostalgia and campus memories work to an extent. But post that it’s usual and a little too ambitious. The idea …




Kaamuki

Binu S who made his debut with an impressive movie titled Ithihasa, went on to make another film Style which was criticized heavily and some people made a remark that it would have been a financially feasible idea in an industry like Telugu. It seems like those criticism has not bothered the director much and …




B. Tech

The movie that came to my mind immediately after watching Mridul Nair’s debut film B. Tech was his Guru VK Prakash’s movie Nirnayakam. I wasn’t a big fan of Nirnayakam as it stretched too much around the issue it was trying to address. Much like that, B. Tech also has a socially relevant issue at …




Ee Ma Yau

The last 20 minutes of the movie Ee Ma Yau is perhaps the perfect example for breathtaking film making. My eyes were glued to the screen, I was able to understand the pain of Eeshi and it all ended in a fabulous visual. Set in the backdrop of a funeral, Ee Ma Yau explores human …




Chanakyathanthram

Remember Achayans? (I know most people will be trying to forget that) Where Kannan Thamarakkulam and Sethu tried to include a “social message” angle through the character played by Amala Paul to save an utterly clumsy movie. Well his new movie Chanakyathanthram written by Dinesh Pallath is indeed a film that showcases everything one can …