Crash Course

If you have seen Kota Factory from TVF, the world of the new Amazon Prime series Crash Course, directed by Vijay Maurya, won’t feel like an unfamiliar terrain. What makes Crash Course different from a Kota Factory is that it is much more elaborate. There are so many characters and minute backstories here. And this… Continue reading Crash Course

Darlings

Domestic abuse and abusive relationships have been the themes of many movies in the recent past, and Darlings from Jasmeet K Reen gives it an entirely different look by treating it as a black comedy. While the structure in totality is somewhat guessable, the movie smartly maneuvers into those murky areas of a problematic relationship… Continue reading Darlings

Sabaash Chandrabose

In the recent past, we have seen movies with thin plots working immensely as entertainers. The second movie from VC Abhilash after Aalorukkam, Sabaash Chandrabose, is a stretched comedy that works partially because of the setting. Set in the backdrop of the ’80s, this film starring Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Johny Antony is half-baked yet sporadically… Continue reading Sabaash Chandrabose

Sayanna Varthakal

The very last scene and the few minutes before that in the film Sayanna Varthakal somewhere show us what motivated Arun Chandu and co-writer Sachin R Chandran to explore an extremely sensitive topic that has relevance in the current political scenario of India. But the randomness in the treatment of various phases of the film… Continue reading Sayanna Varthakal

Bullet Train

Bullet Train from David Leitch is a fun film that works primarily because of the Deadpool kind of irreverent comedy that is there throughout the film. Towards the climax, the movie goes full fast and furious mode with nonsensical levels of stunts. But the characters they have managed to create till that point somehow save… Continue reading Bullet Train

Aavasavyuham

Aavasavyuham from Krishand, which won the state award for the best screenplay, is an original thought that looks very peculiar. It is very much a genre blend. We have a supernatural element driving the whole plot from the beginning. Then it takes the form of a mockumentary. And it eventually reaches that “educative” cinema trope,… Continue reading Aavasavyuham

Ghar Waapsi

Often times you see this live your life, follow your dreams type drama that focuses on blaming the educational system and bad parenting, being successful mainly due to the relatability factor. I am not saying all of them were like that. But the good thing about the Hotstar special Ghar Waapsi is that it takes… Continue reading Ghar Waapsi