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Malayalam Review

The Great Indian Kitchen

The last two films of director Jeo Baby, Kunju Daivam and Kilometers and Kilometers, had this flair of being feel-good movies. But the spoon-feeding through dialogues was a bit too excessive, which made those movies feel like those well-intended films that are only one time watchable. His latest film, The Great Indian Kitchen starring Nimisha […]




Final Thoughts

Gender equality is a topic that has been in debate over the last few years, and The Great Indian Kitchen is a movie that joins this debate and takes it in a positive direction.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Bhoomi

Politics have always been part of the Tamil film industry, and the heroes there have used their movies to show their political stand. The superstar movies and the controversies surrounding them always hinted at these stars’ possible entry into politics. So why am I talking about politics and Tamil movie heroes? Well, it’s because of […]




Final Thoughts

Calling Bhoomi, a bad movie might make the word bad feel like, "Hey dude, I am not this bad"; It's that bad.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Master

In his promotional interview with Baradwaj Rangan, Lokesh Kanagaraj was asked whether Master will be a different Vijay movie as Lokesh’s previous projects had a very crafty nature. He replied with a 50-50 answer saying he can’t ignore the fans’ demands, and within that framework, he has tried to make Master a movie of his […]




Final Thoughts

As a cinephile, certain moments gave me a sense of assurance that Lokesh Kanagaraj can reconstruct the festival movie template; unfortunately, Master is not that movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Sir

Sir starring Tilotama Shome and Vivek Gomber is a very moving debate about the accurate idea of understanding. The class divide is indeed a theme that gets represented in this movie. But the simplistic yet deeply affecting narrative of this love story by Rohena Gera has a very charming optimism that doesn’t skip the social […]




Final Thoughts

Rohena Gera has made a movie that shows us the magic of understanding and empathy in a sensible relationship.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Kaagaz

Kaagaz starring Pankaj Tripathi as Bharatlal, a character inspired by the real-life story of Lal Bihari, is a wasted opportunity. Satish Kaushik has narrated a human story in the flattest way possible, forcing the talented Pankaj Tripathi to do the heavy lifting. The story’s intention here is to show us the problems in someone’s life […]




Final Thoughts

Kaagaz is so dull in terms of writing and making that I can't even say that it had a good intention. It's a movie that forgot the fact that it should have worked around that good intention.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Maara

Maara by Dhilip Kumar, the official remake of the 2015 Malayalam movie Charlie, has certain elements that make it a respectable remake. The makers are not trying to create a replica of the original written by Unni R. The restructuring they have given to the story will make it an interesting experience for even the […]




Final Thoughts

The drop in the pleasant aura is definitely a major missing here. But yet Maara manages to be a pleasing one time watch because of the highly emotional treatment.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Guardian

A successful coverup of murder is something that we have seen in movies like Drishyam. The new Prime Reels release Guardian, directed by Prof. Satheesh Paul, has a similar nature where you don’t have any suspense. The concept here had ample scope to be an exciting idea. Still, the absolute absence of craft and the […]




Final Thoughts

In the hands of a better director, who knows how to use the medium's visual language, this movie would have at least be engaging.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Oru Pakka Kathai

There is a stark difference between the first and second half of the movie Oru Pakka Kathai starring Kalidas Jayaram and Megha Akash. Director Balaji Tharaneetharan is trying to tell a story that has a broader canvas. Yes, the shift from being a fun film to a dark satire is causing some trouble to the […]




Final Thoughts

The story's unexpected jump from a small canvas to a wider canvas is the only major jitter here. But even in that transition, Balaji Tharaneetharan is presenting a story that feels highly plausible.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended