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Malayalam Review

Varane Avashyamund

Remember the Sibi Malayil movie Ishtam that dealt with the romance of the elderly people? Watching the first movie of Anoop Sathyan, Varane Avashyamund is like watching an adaptation of Ishtam. With a muddled first half and a “message-oriented” second half dipped in humor, I would say Varane Avashyamundu is a passable comedy that doesn’t […]




Final Thoughts

In terms of making there are several flaws, especially in the writing part. But the intent and the humor sort of cover-up those flaws and make it eligible for that onetime watch tag.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Twenty or twenty-five years ago, the Malayalam commercial cinema came up with a hero who boasted about masculinity, lineage and many other things that now have become a serious debate among people who read the politics of movies. The new movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum directed by Sachy, starring Prithviraj and Biju Menon may not be that […]




Final Thoughts

I was happy to see a mainstream “Mass” Malayalam cinema doing all the masculine stuff, and also making fun of the “manliness” concept.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Gauthamante Radham

My family owned a Maruti 800 for almost 11 years and there was a very deep emotional connection with that car. I am saying this because I can understand where the idea behind Gauthamante Radham came from. But debutant director Anand Menon just couldn’t utilize that emotional bonding in his first movie simply because of […]




Final Thoughts

Gauthamante Radham is a movie where you can clearly understand which portions were written with sincerity and which all portions were written to lengthen the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Anweshanam

A major portion of the movie Anweshanam feels like a very exciting thriller. The story is happening inside a hospital and the makers keep us interested in that mystery to get revealed. From being in that suspense thriller mood, Prasobh Vijayan shifts the movie to a very emotional track in the second half. Even though […]




Final Thoughts

Anweshanam is certainly a watchable thriller. When you look at the way it began with the feel of a very gripping grey thriller, the end you get to see in the movie feels a bit on the safe side.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi

There is an acceptance issue for a genre like a stoner comedy, especially in Malayalam as there are very few movies made in that genre. Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi directed by debutant Jenith Kachappilly is an interesting absurd stoner comedy. If you are someone who doesn’t have any issue with the existence of the genre of […]




Final Thoughts

If you are someone who wanted Kili Poyi to be a little funnier and if you have enjoyed movies like Padayottam, you will find Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi as an enjoyable harmless silly entertainer.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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