Koode

Koode from Anjali Menon is a heartwarming tale about the relationship between a brother and sister.  It is based on the story of Marathi filmmaker Sachin Kundalkar’s movie happy journey. I haven’t tried to watch that movie to stay away from any possible spoilers, so this review won’t be a comparison note. Just like any …




Neerali

At one point in Neerali, Mohanlal’s  Sunny asks Suraj’s Veerappa that whether he has seen movies like Cast Away, Buried or Mine in order to cheer up the hopeless scenario. Well, the writer of the film is definitely inspired by the idea of showcasing a survival thriller in Malayalam. But the worst part is that …




Cuban Colony

Cuban Colony came with the tagline “Gangs of Angamaly”. And guess what? Director Lijo Jose Pellissery and Academy Award winner Resul Pookkutty were among the well-wishers of the film who shared the trailer in social media which made me watch this movie on the first day itself skipping the world cup quarter finals. My expectations …




My Story

Roshni Dinaker’s Bollywood textured My Story is a shallow fragile idea that tries the melodramatic approach and mostly fails. The idea is to nourish the story with vibrant images and make us get the feeling of romance, but the back and forth drama is so cluttered that you just end up waiting for the end …




Abrahaminte Santhathikal

The kind of fun a movie like Abrahaminte Santhathikal provides is pretty much similar to what we felt while watching scriptwriter Haneef Adeni’s last work, The Great Father. For me, TGF was an over-stylized thriller that became watchable because of certain thriller elements which sort of made me forget the numerous moments that lacked conviction …




Njan Marykutty

Njan Marykutty from Ranjith Shankar Jayasurya team is more like an informative movie like Toilet Ek Prem Katha or Padman. The ultimate sentiment you have towards the movie is positive and that isn’t really because of the cinematic craft it shows, but mostly because of the subject it addresses. Just like how a superstar like …