Grrr Review | An Utterly Forgettable Roaring Bore of a Film

A news heading can inspire filmmakers to create movies. It can be that germ of the idea which could eventually become an eventful film. Grrr, the new film directed by Jay K, who previously directed Ezra, is one such movie. Based on a true event that actually happened in the Trivandrum Zoo, this survival comedy… Continue reading Grrr Review | An Utterly Forgettable Roaring Bore of a Film

Maharaja Review | A Rooted Action Thriller With a Smartly Tweaked Screenplay

Maharaja is a good example of how a generic template can be tweaked to create a compelling story if you are willing to experiment with the screenplay. Nithilan Saminathan’s movie starring Vijay Sethupathi as the titular character is an extremely engaging thriller that presents the predictable and used-out elements differently to narrate a simplistic revenge… Continue reading Maharaja Review | A Rooted Action Thriller With a Smartly Tweaked Screenplay

Golam Review | An Ambitiously Mounted, Basically Written, Passable Thriller

Even though it comes with the impression of a whodunit, the thing that makes the latest Malayalam movie Golam passable is the “how” part of the mystery. Mounted ambitiously on a conceptual level, the production quality of Golam is high, while the writing is pretty basic for a larger portion. With the convoluted execution of… Continue reading Golam Review | An Ambitiously Mounted, Basically Written, Passable Thriller

Little Hearts Review | A Typical Entertainer That Goes All Over the Place in the Second Half

When you look at the interval block of the new Malayalam film Little Hearts, you might get a feeling that it might deliver that Ayushmann Khurrana-type middle-class socially relevant comedy against the backdrop of the rural Kerala village. But when it reaches the second half, the movie acts like Bindu Panicker in CID Moosa, who… Continue reading Little Hearts Review | A Typical Entertainer That Goes All Over the Place in the Second Half

Garudan Review | A ‘Real’ Soori in an Unappealing Commercial Template Film

The synopsis of the new Soori starrer film Garudan, written and directed by RS Durai Senthilkumar and based on a story by Vetrimaran, is very interesting. It is about the rift between two men who started off like brothers and their confidant, who is going through a dilemma of whose side to take. The problem… Continue reading Garudan Review | A ‘Real’ Soori in an Unappealing Commercial Template Film

Mr. & Mrs. Mahi Review | A Tale of Finding Happiness That Got Crumpled Due to Its Silliness

When the trailer of the movie Mr. & Mrs. Mahi was released, there were these comments that sort of talked about how the film was glorifying the manipulative husband as a motivator. The only good thing about this Sharan Sharma film was how it presented the hero as a selfish and manipulative person who was… Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. Mahi Review | A Tale of Finding Happiness That Got Crumpled Due to Its Silliness

Once Upon a Time in Kochi Review | The Kind of Bland Creation That Would Give Writer’s Block to Reviewers

Towards the end of the film Once Upon a Time in Kochi, you have this self-referential humor featuring actors like Riyas Khan and Arjun Ashokan. After boring the audience with such a generic and outdated script for more than 2 hours, Nadirshah and Raffi sort of admit how lazy they were in the writing phase… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Kochi Review | The Kind of Bland Creation That Would Give Writer’s Block to Reviewers

Panchayat: Season 3 Review | An Emotionally Hefty Season That Works as an Appealing Second Act

Season 3 of any series feels like a tricky space. The first season always has the advantage of something new being delivered to the audience. The second season has the edge of the premise and characters being familiar. The makers can either scale up the story or even repeat the same thing, and it might… Continue reading Panchayat: Season 3 Review | An Emotionally Hefty Season That Works as an Appealing Second Act