Vedikkettu Review | A Problematic Gallery Pleaser With Outdated Melodrama

The opening credits sequence of the movie Vedikkettu shows us the political landscape of two neighboring places that don’t share a good equation. You have Sree Narayana Guru representing Manjapra and Ayyankali representing Karingotta. Seeing the visual montages, I was really impressed and thought that even Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George knew the necessity of… Continue reading Vedikkettu Review | A Problematic Gallery Pleaser With Outdated Melodrama

Iratta Review | Joju George Shines in a Thriller That Explores Dilemmas

The weirdly interesting thing about the new Joju George film Iratta is the fact that a significant part of the climax reveal is easily predictable. But despite that, when one key piece of information is revealed in the very last minutes of the film, you forget about all those things you guessed. And writer-director Rohith… Continue reading Iratta Review | Joju George Shines in a Thriller That Explores Dilemmas

Romancham Review | A Hilarious Horror Comedy With Smart Writing

In the horror genre, be it horror thriller or horror comedy, there is always a structure that will give us an idea about the ghost and will explain why the spirit is doing all those things. Romancham, the latest Malayalam horror comedy from debutant Jithu Madhavan is actually a horror comedy that doesn’t bother much… Continue reading Romancham Review | A Hilarious Horror Comedy With Smart Writing

Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

The only logical answer I can think of on why a movie like Alone was made is that Antony Perumbavoor wanted to make the most of the set he made for Monster. Set in the same flat we saw in the Vysakh debacle, Alone is writer Rajesh Jayaraman showing off his vocabulary in the most… Continue reading Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

Thankam Review | A Compelling Crime Drama That Fumbles in the Final Act

What made the movie Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum special, a film in which Syam Pushkaran served as a creative director, was how the thief character left a sort of pain in our hearts as we discovered him only towards the end of the film. This idea of empathizing with someone who is a bit of a crook… Continue reading Thankam Review | A Compelling Crime Drama That Fumbles in the Final Act

Pathaan Review | A Passable Action Entertainer That Celebrates Brand SRK

Every movie in the YRF Spy Universe has a template more inclined to celebrate its star actor by creating over-the-top action set pieces. Pathaan, the fourth movie in this universe, which also marks the return of Shah Rukh Khan after a 4-year break from film, is also a template action package that mixes patriotism with… Continue reading Pathaan Review | A Passable Action Entertainer That Celebrates Brand SRK

Chhatriwali Review | This “Reebook” Version of Vicky Donor Hardly Manages to Create Any Impact

Chhatriwali, the new Bollywood film starring Rakul Preet Singh in the central role, feels like a stretched-out government advertisement that wants to endorse safe sex by encouraging the use of condoms. But the movie directed by Tejas Deoskar has no original ideas to build a story around the theme. For almost 80% of its runtime,… Continue reading Chhatriwali Review | This “Reebook” Version of Vicky Donor Hardly Manages to Create Any Impact

Mission Majnu Review | Yet Another Jingoistic Espionage Thriller Drenched in Cliches

One thing that has always bewildered me in most of Bollywood’s over-the-top action espionage stories is how they spoon-feed the audience about how agencies like RAW operate. The new “Deshbhakthi” package, Mission Majnu, starring Sidharth Malhotra in the central role, is yet another jingoistic action drama soaked in age-old cliches. The terrible writing of the… Continue reading Mission Majnu Review | Yet Another Jingoistic Espionage Thriller Drenched in Cliches