Vanitha Review | A Police Procedural Drama With Regressive Politics

The latest movie, Vanitha starring Lenaa as the title character, is a movie that wants to explore a space similar to an Action Hero Biju by showing the events that happen on a regular day in a police station. But to add spice to this procedural drama, they have included certain cases that look highly… Continue reading Vanitha Review | A Police Procedural Drama With Regressive Politics

Poovan Review | A Wafer-Thin Comedy With a Scattered and Aimless Script

There is a brand of humor that Girish AD and his frequent collaborators have established in Malayalam cinema. Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, Super Sharanya, Pathrosinte Padappukal, Vishudha Mejo, etc., were movies that belonged to that particular syntax created by the Aluva belt. The new film Poovan co-produced by Girish AD, directed by Vineeth Vasudevan, and written… Continue reading Poovan Review | A Wafer-Thin Comedy With a Scattered and Aimless Script

Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions

SPOILER ALERT!For most people out there, Nilambur Ayisha is someone whom they have seen in a few films doing character roles. Her traumatic personal life and her career as a drama artist are relatively less familiar. In the movie, Ayisha, based on the real-life of Nilambur Ayisha, director Aamir Pallikkal, and writer Ashif Kakkodi focus… Continue reading Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Review | A Compelling Comedy With an Exquisite Mammootty

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is clearly a departure from the style Lijo Jose Pellissery has been following from around Ee Ma Yau. From that frantic and violent tempo, both Lijo and Writer S Hareesh place this story in a remote village on the Kerala Tamilnadu border to deliver a consistently hilarious story, that subconsciously works as… Continue reading Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Review | A Compelling Comedy With an Exquisite Mammootty

M3GAN Review | A Structurally Generic Horror Film Placed in a Different Setting

The new Blum House movie M3GAN is an AI horror film that never looks unpredictable but feels very engaging because AI-based horror films aren’t there much. With the horror being less visually gory and more focused on the possible future horrors, M3GAN manages to have some novelty in the last quarter of its runtime. With… Continue reading M3GAN Review | A Structurally Generic Horror Film Placed in a Different Setting

Kuttey Review | A Black Comedy That Impresses You With Its Craft and Political Commentary

At two different points in the film Kuttey, two characters narrate fables. It is very obvious that these two stories are going to play a vital role in the shaping of this film. But what is exciting about Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s debut venture is the way he has placed these fables to achieve that black comedy… Continue reading Kuttey Review | A Black Comedy That Impresses You With Its Craft and Political Commentary

Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

During the promotional interviews of Thunivu, director H Vinoth openly talked about his shortcomings as a writer. He said that his movies are shaped around specific facts he read or heard somewhere. So creating something emotional has been challenging for him. He has also admitted that he enjoys the meticulous designing of fight sequences. Thunivu… Continue reading Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service

There was a time when the fan service in Vijay films was minimal and subtle which looked pretty convincing considering the syntax of a festival entertainer. Varisu from Vamshi Paidipally is a movie that has too much burden on its shoulders to create an image for its lead actor. I must say that the decision… Continue reading Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service