Family Review | A Community Study That Demanded a Sharper Ending

Among the list of films that Don Palathara has already made (and I have watched), I would say, Family stays at the bottom of the list. While others sort of win you over with their politics or craft, here, the intended criticism felt a bit less sharp. Having said that, I don’t mean to say… Continue reading Family Review | A Community Study That Demanded a Sharper Ending

Manjummel Boys Review | This Terrific Survival Thriller From Chidambaram Is a Technical Marvel

Survival thrillers have always had a structure, and creating unpredictability in them is a difficult task. Chidamabaram’s second movie, after Jan E Man, Manjummel Boys, is one exceptional survival thriller that rises above the limitations of a template story with its technical extravagance, and I would say the movie has set a new benchmark for… Continue reading Manjummel Boys Review | This Terrific Survival Thriller From Chidambaram Is a Technical Marvel

Siren Review | An Underwhelming Revenge Drama That Ends up Flat and Melodramatic

The latest Jayam Ravi film Siren, aka Siren 108, at its core, is a very basic revenge drama that tries to look unique by doing some restructuring. Directed by Antony Bhagyaraj, who previously co-wrote Viswasam, has actually made yet another father-daughter story. But the way Antony has constructed intrigue in the narrative has a familiar… Continue reading Siren Review | An Underwhelming Revenge Drama That Ends up Flat and Melodramatic

Andhakaara Review | Vasudev Sanal’s Movie Is a Blend of Abysmal Acting and Tacky Writing

If you look at the script of the new Vasudev Sanal film Andhakaara, one thing will be pretty sure. The script has pretty much nothing that makes the movie worth making. The only way for the movie to create any sort of impact is through either scale or performance. But by compromising precisely on these… Continue reading Andhakaara Review | Vasudev Sanal’s Movie Is a Blend of Abysmal Acting and Tacky Writing

Madame Web Review | Fatigued Superhero Genre Gets Another Lousy Film

The newest entry to the superhero genre, Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson, feels like a ChatGPT-generated script with a very lazy prompt that takes the least effort to give details. With all the generic beats in a superhero movie coming one after the other with no real excitement around it, Madame Web is not even… Continue reading Madame Web Review | Fatigued Superhero Genre Gets Another Lousy Film

Thundu Review | Biju Menon Starrer Is a Passable Comedy With a Wobbly Second Half

The central idea around which the movie Thundu is made is actually quite sensible. It basically wants to understand a man who always ends up in trouble and never really has the courage to take up the challenge. But the structuring of the screenplay of this movie, directed by Riyas Shareef, fumbles considerably in the… Continue reading Thundu Review | Biju Menon Starrer Is a Passable Comedy With a Wobbly Second Half

Bramayugam Review | A Well-Crafted Fusion of Horror and Power Politics

In terms of scale, Bramayugam might not be trying anything extravagant as Rahul Sadasivan is yet again exploring a haunted house theme, this time set in the 17th century. But while his previous film Bhoothakalam had this allegory of dealing with our own past, the new one starring Mammootty is more of a political film… Continue reading Bramayugam Review | A Well-Crafted Fusion of Horror and Power Politics

Lover Review | This Anatomy of a Red Flag Relationship Is Imperfect but Relevant

Almost 80% of the movie Lover is really an uncomfortable experience if you have witnessed people who went through toxic relationships in life or if you have experienced it yourself. Prabhuram Vyas’s movie is indeed a daring attempt as it has the confidence to address a topic that can spark a debate around the political… Continue reading Lover Review | This Anatomy of a Red Flag Relationship Is Imperfect but Relevant