Kanakarajyam Review | An Inept Script That Uses Indrans’ Innate Likabilty as a Shield

If the song Nanmayulla Lokame needed a brand ambassador, a face to project its essence, actor Indrans would be the ideal choice. His innate humility and the kind of roles he has been getting off late (barring Anjaam Paathira) have made him this torch bearer of goodness. I am talking about his on and off-screen… Continue reading Kanakarajyam Review | An Inept Script That Uses Indrans’ Innate Likabilty as a Shield

Kill Review | Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Movie Sets a New Benchmark for Gory Action Films

Ever since Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Kill premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, there has been a huge buzz around the film because of the way the action has been conceived in that film. A few days before its release, it was revealed that Chad Stahelski, who made the John Wick movies, has… Continue reading Kill Review | Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Movie Sets a New Benchmark for Gory Action Films

Partners Review | A Lousy Heist Film That Has No Regard for the Audience’s Intelligence

There is a flashback sequence at the beginning of the new Dhyan Sreenivasan starrer Malayalam film Partners, where you see bullets piercing through car windshields and hitting Hareesh Peradi. Seeing the quality of the visuals, I honestly thought I was in for something that would genuinely make me excited. But pretty soon, because of the… Continue reading Partners Review | A Lousy Heist Film That Has No Regard for the Audience’s Intelligence

Inside Out 2 Review | A Brilliantly Written Film That Feels Like Low-Cost, High-Value Therapy

Inside Out was a film that felt like it catered to every segment of the audience. On the surface, it was that sweet story of a small girl’s emotions that would find a connection with the kids. But the way Pete Docter and his team had created a visual representation of the mental health of… Continue reading Inside Out 2 Review | A Brilliantly Written Film That Feels Like Low-Cost, High-Value Therapy

A Quiet Place: Day One Review | An Engrossing Thriller That Impresses You With Its Craft Choices

Usually, when you watch horror films, there is a tendency from a certain category of the audience to make sounds or comments in order to hide their inability to manage the tension. When I watched John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place back in 2018, I remember a fairly occupied theater maintaining a pin-drop silence. When it… Continue reading A Quiet Place: Day One Review | An Engrossing Thriller That Impresses You With Its Craft Choices

Pattaapakal Review | It’s a Comedy of Errors, and That Includes the Movie

A movie like Neram is a combination of comedy of errors in a non-linear narrative. The new Malayalam comedy Pattaapakal is an attempt to create something like that. Sadly, the film’s writer is clueless about how to give solid backgrounds to each track. With lame skit humor eating up a major space of the movie… Continue reading Pattaapakal Review | It’s a Comedy of Errors, and That Includes the Movie

Paradise Review | Prasanna Vithanage’s Contemporary Ramayana Interpretation Is Pertinent and Political

What is peculiar and impressive about Prasanna Vithanage’s Paradise is its gaze that tries to interpret Ramayana differently. And he sort of uses his leading lady to achieve this, who advocates for the woman’s agency in a blunt yet polite way. The female gaze is backed by the current political scenario of Sri Lanka as… Continue reading Paradise Review | Prasanna Vithanage’s Contemporary Ramayana Interpretation Is Pertinent and Political

Gaganachari Review | This Dystopian Satire Is Consistently Funny and Cleverly Imaginative

Oftentimes, when they try something really out of the box, there are chances of the execution of the concept becoming extremely pretentious and eventually ending up in a misfire. The most impressive thing about Arun Chandu’s post-apocalyptic mockumentary, Gaganachari, is that it has a desire to communicate satire rather than putting itself on a pedestal.… Continue reading Gaganachari Review | This Dystopian Satire Is Consistently Funny and Cleverly Imaginative