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Malayalam Review

Big Brother

When you see big names in the industry collaborating for a movie that has zero appreciable qualities, a sense of anger kicks in and Big Brother from director Siddique starring Mohanlal is one movie like that. Following the mold of the humble hero with a lesser-known past, Big Brother is mocking the audience throughout its […]




Final Thoughts

Big Brother offers only boredom. This is a movie where you won't even feel that it was a nice thought that got badly executed.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Anjaam Pathiraa

There is a conviction issue I always face when I watch psychological serial killer movies in Malayalam. The problem is mainly because of the inability of the makers to convince us about the situation and make us buy that unreal scenario. The good thing about Anjaam Pathiraa directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas was that I […]




Final Thoughts

Anjaam Pathiraa is a thoroughly enjoyable gripping thriller. Anjaam Pathiraa in a way proves that a typical thriller story format can still work if the treatment is atypical.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Dhamaka

If Omar Lulu had written a review for Badhaai Ho, he might say that the movie had ample scope to include sleazy, kinky humor and the director failed to utilize that and ended up making an emotional film. Dhamaka directed by Omar Lulu is one more celebration of sexual frustration. The most dangerous thing about […]




Final Thoughts

If you are an upcoming aspiring filmmaker, don’t watch this movie. The amount of creative laziness you get to witness in this movie can break your heart.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

My Santa

In my review for Madhav Ramadasan’s Ilayaraja, I have talked about a film named Angels in the Outfield which I loved as a small kid and later realized that it was a very trashy film according to the critics and the general audience.  My Santa is one movie that can be a childhood memory for […]




Final Thoughts

The signal is red for adults and green for adults who are planning to watch it with kids.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Thrissur Pooram

Sitting through the latest Jayasurya movie Thrissur Pooram is not a difficult thing. But finding a take away for you as a viewer after this two and a half-hour long movie is an extremely difficult thing. Scripted by music director Ratheesh Vega and directed by Rajesh Mohanan, Thrissur Pooram is a collage of almost all […]




Final Thoughts

If Jayasurya showing his swagger by folding his Mundu and staring at villains is enough for you, then you can try your luck with this one.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Valiyaperunnal

When I walked out during the interval of the movie Valiyaperunnal to grab a cup of coffee, I heard someone in the audience say that Ittymaani was far better than this. And when the movie ended, the almost full house audience walked out without much of a response. The attempt of debutant director Dimal Dennis […]




Final Thoughts

To all those who simply scrolled down, read at least that last paragraph before blindly following that green signal.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Prathi Poovankozhi

Prathi Poovankozhi is a movie based on the short story Sankadam by Unni R. What’s so interesting about the story of the movie is that it sort of has realness in the way it treats the situation through which our main character goes through. If a movie like Ozhivu Divasathe Kali exposed the inherent discrimination […]




Final Thoughts

Because of the terrific performance of Manju Warrier, the journey of Madhuri becomes exciting.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Driving License

Writer Sachy has a knack to find interesting conflicts in his stories and the new movie Driving License featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramood is a product of identifying one such peculiar conflict. Somewhere along the line Driving License becomes a study about that fine line between ego and self-respect. Driving license is a little bit […]




Final Thoughts

If that conflict was pushed to its maximum intensity and then given a solution, the movie would have been slightly more gripping.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended