Veterans failing to embrace the change in narrative style have been something that we have been witnessing in the recent past in Malayalam cinema. Be it Adoor Gopalakrishnan in Pinneyum or even the total washout of someone like Shaji Kailas (someone on the other side of the spectrum), the A-listers have been struggling to cope […]


Finals from Arun PR is a very interesting sports drama. Many of you who might be looking forward to this movie may have thought that it’s a movie about a girl’s rise to fame by winning a championship. Even I was under that impression. But Finals is a little more than that. Post interval I […]

Brother’s Day

The debut directorial of Kalabhavan Shajon, Brother’s Day is a movie that just goes on and on in an attempt to be a so-called family entertainer. The beginning portions of the movie promised to be an entertainer similar to something like an Amar Akbar Anthony. But when it came to the second half of the movie […]

Love Action Drama

Love Action Drama is an ultimate Nivin Pauly show. But the problem is that it is only a Nivin Pauly show. I am someone who has enjoyed watching movies like Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie, etc. Those films may not be monumental cinematic achievements, but they were thoroughly engaging and all of them had a […]


Looking at Pattabhiraman as a movie from the duo that delivered movies like Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare, Aadupuliyattam and Chanakyathanthram you will be surprised at the decrease in the level of mediocrity. But does that mean Kannan Thamarakkulam and Dinesh Pallath have finally managed to make a good cinema? Absolutely not. Pattabhiraman is strictly for […]

Porinju Mariam Jose

There is an ongoing debate about whether there is a notion among people that only realistic cinema is considered as good cinema as almost all the well-accepted movies followed that treatment in the recent past. Even though you can’t call Porinju Mariam Jose as a novel idea, one of the main takeaways for me after […]


Ambili, Johnpaul George’s second film after Guppy is very much in the zone of his debut film. The aim of the director is pretty much the same and just like Guppy, we are left in a zone where we will think about the characters we just saw on screen. Even though things are somewhat predictable, […]