Naseef Yusuf Izuddin’s debut film Irul, starring Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir, and Darshana Rajendran as main characters, wants to play that guessing game with the viewer. Like any thriller, we as an audience will constantly be trying to predict the possibility and find the real culprit. But in the case of Irul, it felt more… Continue reading Irul

Anugraheethan Antony

At its core, Anugraheethan Antony has an interesting fantasy element, and if you are someone who has enjoyed romantic comedies like Thattathin Marayathu, there is that kind of fun too in this Prince Joy movie. But where it fumbles is in handling the melodrama. The fantasy ingredient in the script is such that it demands… Continue reading Anugraheethan Antony


Sanu John Varghese, who has helmed the cinematography of several finely crafted mainstream movies, has made his debut film as a director based on extremely humane elements. Aarkkariyam, starring Biju Menon, Sharafudheen, and Parvathy Thiruvothu, takes its own sweet time to establish its agenda. In fact, it is pretty much in the climax we fully… Continue reading Aarkkariyam


There is no specific genre to the new Sajin Baabu film Biriyaani. And that lack of genre adds a unique kind of surprise factor to how it treats the main thread. Even though on the periphery, it may look like the struggle of a Muslim woman in a conservative setup, the film wants to move… Continue reading Biriyaani

Aanum Pennum

Aanum Pennum, the new anthology film directed by Venu, Aashiq Abu, and Jay K, is an uneven mix of impactful stories that has its moments sporadically. Every story here is about a woman who showed more guts and character than the men in their world. But the portrayal of that strength varied in each movie,… Continue reading Aanum Pennum


One starring Mammootty is an ambitious political drama that aspires to trigger a debate in the democratic space. It talks about an idea that sounds exciting on a seed level. But in terms of developing that idea, I would say it’s on a slippery slope. The line between being political and apolitical becomes extremely blurry… Continue reading One


Once in a while, you come across films that don’t want to fit into any mold. That doesn’t want to please a targeted audience. That doesn’t want to convey a message or even have a typical story structure. Kala was one such unique experience. If you have seen Steven Spielberg’s first film, Duel, you would… Continue reading Kala

Mohan Kumar Fans

The Jis Joy way of filmmaking has never been a thoroughly satisfying experience for me. All his movies are basically about people being optimistic and coming out of struggle successfully. As a viewer, I used to feel that his films are overly glossy, and the level of optimism he tries to impart to each story… Continue reading Mohan Kumar Fans