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Malayalam Review

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Twenty or twenty-five years ago, the Malayalam commercial cinema came up with a hero who boasted about masculinity, lineage and many other things that now have become a serious debate among people who read the politics of movies. The new movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum directed by Sachy, starring Prithviraj and Biju Menon may not be that […]




Final Thoughts

I was happy to see a mainstream “Mass” Malayalam cinema doing all the masculine stuff, and also making fun of the “manliness” concept.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Jojo Rabbit

When you begin watching Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, the immediate feeling one will get is that it is a cent percent fantasy satire that will rely only on humor. But as the story progresses, Waititi sort of manages to take the movie away from the mere satire angle and evokes empathy inside us. These days […]




Final Thoughts

If you ask me what I think as the specialty of this movie, I would say it was the fact that it effectively blended satiric storytelling and deeply emotional drama.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Gauthamante Radham

My family owned a Maruti 800 for almost 11 years and there was a very deep emotional connection with that car. I am saying this because I can understand where the idea behind Gauthamante Radham came from. But debutant director Anand Menon just couldn’t utilize that emotional bonding in his first movie simply because of […]




Final Thoughts

Gauthamante Radham is a movie where you can clearly understand which portions were written with sincerity and which all portions were written to lengthen the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Anweshanam

A major portion of the movie Anweshanam feels like a very exciting thriller. The story is happening inside a hospital and the makers keep us interested in that mystery to get revealed. From being in that suspense thriller mood, Prasobh Vijayan shifts the movie to a very emotional track in the second half. Even though […]




Final Thoughts

Anweshanam is certainly a watchable thriller. When you look at the way it began with the feel of a very gripping grey thriller, the end you get to see in the movie feels a bit on the safe side.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi

There is an acceptance issue for a genre like a stoner comedy, especially in Malayalam as there are very few movies made in that genre. Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi directed by debutant Jenith Kachappilly is an interesting absurd stoner comedy. If you are someone who doesn’t have any issue with the existence of the genre of […]




Final Thoughts

If you are someone who wanted Kili Poyi to be a little funnier and if you have enjoyed movies like Padayottam, you will find Mariyam Vannu Vilakkoothi as an enjoyable harmless silly entertainer.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Street Dancer 3D

It becomes a tough task for the reviewer when the movie itself has no real aspiration to be an interesting one. Street Dancer 3D, the new Remo D’Souza dance movie is pretty much what we all sort of expected. Back to back dance sequences with a story that is extremely cheesy and superficial. If you […]




Final Thoughts

Watching 5 episodes of DID is a much better option considering the time and money you will be spending to watch this movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Psycho

Along with the signature style of Mysskin in creating a visual language, there is an attempt in Psycho to understand why the antagonist here became a psychopath. That track of this movie doesn’t have the desired amount of emotional depth. The drama in the screenplay is uneven and the abrupt shifts in the tone of […]




Final Thoughts

The drama in the screenplay is uneven and the abrupt shifts in the tone of the movie make it an irregular movie with some captivating and also cringe-worthy moments.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Panga

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari knows how to capture the texture of a middle-class Indian family. Panga, her new outing with Kangana Ranaut is a movie that works for us mostly due to this relatable backdrop element. The idea is to motivate women to strive for that second innings in life which most of them hesitate due […]




Final Thoughts

The light-hearted tone and the earnest performances are the highlights of this Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari movie that follows a very typical template we see in sports-based dramas.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended