Nayattu

The events in the movie Nayattu is happening over a span of merely 48 hours. But the depth to which the script of the film goes to show us the dangerously compromised system is simply brilliant. The magnitude of the events get escalated in an extremely believable and swift way, and the end result was… Continue reading Nayattu




Joji

In the interviews before the release of Joji, Dileesh Pothan had said that the movie Joji is a tragedy. But looking at how he and Syam Pushkaran have constructed this character of Joji, their version of Macbeth looks more like a dark comedy. You have to be empathetic towards Joji to feel the movie as… Continue reading Joji




Mandela

Mandela, the new Yogi Babu starrer directed by Madonne Ashwin, is one gem of a satire that one should not miss. What makes this movie brilliant is how it manages to blend multiple emotional shades within the framework of satire. Madonne Ashwin creates a sample space of the political scenario we see in our country.… Continue reading Mandela




Innu Muthal

Innu Muthal, directed by Rejishh Midhila, is a fantasy that neither bores you nor excites you. If you have seen the movie’s trailer, you would understand that it falls in that “Devine Comedy” category. And there is hardly any surprise in terms of narrative when it comes to the movie. There is a cliche deconstruction… Continue reading Innu Muthal




Sulthan

It seems like Tamil Cinema’s newfound obsession with saving farmers won’t have an end for some time. There was a time when this “Vyavasayam” theme felt like a political stand of the artists involved in those films. But now, they are creating template movies with the distressed farmer becoming a mere backdrop. The new Karthi… Continue reading Sulthan




Irul

Naseef Yusuf Izuddin’s debut film Irul, starring Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir, and Darshana Rajendran as main characters, wants to play that guessing game with the viewer. Like any thriller, we as an audience will constantly be trying to predict the possibility and find the real culprit. But in the case of Irul, it felt more… Continue reading Irul




Anugraheethan Antony

At its core, Anugraheethan Antony has an interesting fantasy element, and if you are someone who has enjoyed romantic comedies like Thattathin Marayathu, there is that kind of fun too in this Prince Joy movie. But where it fumbles is in handling the melodrama. The fantasy ingredient in the script is such that it demands… Continue reading Anugraheethan Antony




Aarkkariyam

Sanu John Varghese, who has helmed the cinematography of several finely crafted mainstream movies, has made his debut film as a director based on extremely humane elements. Aarkkariyam, starring Biju Menon, Sharafudheen, and Parvathy Thiruvothu, takes its own sweet time to establish its agenda. In fact, it is pretty much in the climax we fully… Continue reading Aarkkariyam