Lucifer

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Lucifer is a smartly structured movie keeping in mind the targeted audience. If anyone asks me what kind of a film it is, I would say it is a reinvention of a formula that we have seen in many movies (Mohanlal himself has done one titled Ustad). But what is good about Lucifer is the …




Ilayaraja

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The best way to look at the new Madhav Ramadasan movie Ilayaraja would be to view it as a kid’s film. It is loud, it is predictable and you will have to be totally alien to these kinds of stories if this movie has to move you emotionally. Developed as an underdog story, this movie …







Ottam

Aswin Bharadwaj S

There was one scene in the movie Ottam where a goon starts to talk profound stuff about life and starts to compare it as a running race. Our depressed hero suddenly gets an energy hearing that banal speech and the visuals of him getting self-awakening was so bizarre that I looked at the guy who …




The Gambinos

Aswin Bharadwaj S

Remember the expression of Mohanlal when Kuthiravattam Pappu says that classic “Thaan aaranennu thanikkariyan paadillel….” dialogue from Thenmavin Kombathu? Seeing the way the characters talk in the movie The Gambinos directed by Girish Panicker, I was also experiencing the same dilemma of Manikyan. At the end of the movie, I felt like asking the scriptwriter …




Soothrakkaran

Aswin Bharadwaj S

The new Malayalam movie Soothrakkaran has two heroes; Gokul Suresh Gopi and Niranj Maniyanpilla Raju. While watching the film I was wondering whether these two actors told their star dads about committing to this trashy subject. 10 minutes into the film, I could sense the terror and trust me it never showed any signs of …