Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Review | A Compelling Comedy With an Exquisite Mammootty

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is clearly a departure from the style Lijo Jose Pellissery has been following from around Ee Ma Yau. From that frantic and violent tempo, both Lijo and Writer S Hareesh place this story in a remote village on the Kerala Tamilnadu border to deliver a consistently hilarious story, that subconsciously works as… Continue reading Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Review | A Compelling Comedy With an Exquisite Mammootty

M3GAN Review | A Structurally Generic Horror Film Placed in a Different Setting

The new Blum House movie M3GAN is an AI horror film that never looks unpredictable but feels very engaging because AI-based horror films aren’t there much. With the horror being less visually gory and more focused on the possible future horrors, M3GAN manages to have some novelty in the last quarter of its runtime. With… Continue reading M3GAN Review | A Structurally Generic Horror Film Placed in a Different Setting

Kuttey Review | A Black Comedy That Impresses You With Its Craft and Political Commentary

At two different points in the film Kuttey, two characters narrate fables. It is very obvious that these two stories are going to play a vital role in the shaping of this film. But what is exciting about Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s debut venture is the way he has placed these fables to achieve that black comedy… Continue reading Kuttey Review | A Black Comedy That Impresses You With Its Craft and Political Commentary

Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

During the promotional interviews of Thunivu, director H Vinoth openly talked about his shortcomings as a writer. He said that his movies are shaped around specific facts he read or heard somewhere. So creating something emotional has been challenging for him. He has also admitted that he enjoys the meticulous designing of fight sequences. Thunivu… Continue reading Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service

There was a time when the fan service in Vijay films was minimal and subtle which looked pretty convincing considering the syntax of a festival entertainer. Varisu from Vamshi Paidipally is a movie that has too much burden on its shoulders to create an image for its lead actor. I must say that the decision… Continue reading Varisu Review | A Big-Budget Daily Soap That Overdid Fan Service

Taaza Khabar Review | An Unimaginative Fantasy Drama With a Hastily Written Script

In Taaza Khabar, the makers are trying to pitch this rise and fall story of an aspirational young guy with an element of fantasy. But the basic flaw with the Bhuvan Bam starrer is its writing that has this broad stroke feel with a guessable narrative pattern. With none of the twists having a novelty… Continue reading Taaza Khabar Review | An Unimaginative Fantasy Drama With a Hastily Written Script

Theru Review | A Tidy Second Half Makes This Thriller a Passable One

Theru, the new film from SJ Sinu, is a thriller that starts off in a very usual way without much excitement. But the way the film shifts its manner in the second half and becomes a survival thriller holds your interest. With moral dilemmas of characters and an intense struggle of the central character to… Continue reading Theru Review | A Tidy Second Half Makes This Thriller a Passable One

Djinn Review | An Inconsistent Screenplay Limits This Drama From Reaching the Full Potential

SPOILER ALERT! In the promotional material the makers of Djinn have released, they haven’t really revealed too much about the plot; hence, some of the things in this review can be spoilers. When you see that emotional end to the movie Djinn, you will get the germ of the idea that made Siddharth Bharathan move… Continue reading Djinn Review | An Inconsistent Screenplay Limits This Drama From Reaching the Full Potential