9

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The way Prithviraj has acted in the movie 9 exactly describes how the movie feels overall; stiff and forced. In a recent interview when asked about his dramatic style of acting, Prithviraj dodged the question by saying his directors were okay with that style. Well, from my point of view the directors should tell him …




Kumbalangi Nights

Aswin Bharadwaj S

We saw the magic of humanity woven into realistic cinema last year in Sudani From Nigeria. And this year it’s the turn of Madhu C Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights to do the same magic with the audience. With a fabulously written screenplay making use of the subtlety to explore every possible political statement it wishes to …







Allu Ramendran

Aswin Bharadwaj S

In the recent Kunchako Boban Cinematic Universe of indistinguishable characters and plots, the movie Allu Ramendran will definitely be a different experience. It is not in the list of one more Kunchako Boban movie which you will say with a sigh. Having said, this movie from debutante Bilahari isn’t completely convincing. The cat and mouse …




Sakalakalashala

Aswin Bharadwaj S

According to most people being a critic/reviewer is an easy job as you are very promptly and easily judging someone’s effort that might have took years to shape up. But then there are some movies that will earn you respect when you tell people that you sat through the entire film in a theater. Sakalakalashala …







Praana

Aswin Bharadwaj S

On a one liner level Praana is a movie that should be made by film makers to voice their opinion against the ongoing intolerance towards writers and artists. There is no question of whether a movie which addresses that particular aspect of this social evil should be made or not. But the problem with this …