Star Review | An Elaborate Coming-Of-Age Drama With Its Share of Highs and Lows

Kavin’s latest film Star, written and directed by Elan, is one film that has a huge timeline, making it a very eventful movie on the surface. But when it comes to the treatment of the movie, Elan has to find a balance between being a proper coming-of-age drama and also a star vehicle. While that aspect of the writing is… Continue reading Star Review | An Elaborate Coming-Of-Age Drama With Its Share of Highs and Lows

Srikanth Review | A Shallow Showreel Biopic With an Excellent Rajkummar Rao

Srikanth, the latest Rajkummar Rao starrer directed by Tushar Hiranandani, is a biopic that just skims through the bullet points in the life of industrialist Srikanth Bolla. With familiar dramatization elements getting used along with a lot of punch line dialogues, the film is extremely flat in terms of understanding the psyche of the central character. What really works is the performance of Rajkummar… Continue reading Srikanth Review | A Shallow Showreel Biopic With an Excellent Rajkummar Rao

Marivillin Gopurangal Review | A Tiresome Comedy With a Bland and Scattered Script

Summer In Bethlehem was a movie produced by Siyad Kokker, and Marivillin Gopurangal was a beautiful song from that film. In fact, every song in that Vidyasagar musical is extremely beautiful. The new film from Siyad Koker’s production house is given the title Marivillin Gopurangal, and this movie also has music from legendary Vidyasagar. But as soon as the movie begins, we get to hear… Continue reading Marivillin Gopurangal Review | A Tiresome Comedy With a Bland and Scattered Script

Perumani Review | An Impressive Satire That Strikes a Pleasing Balance

Maju KB’s latest film Perumani, is an eccentric satire that mocks a range of things in the format of a comedy set against the backdrop of an imaginary village. The caricature-ish tone of characters is always putting the movie at risk of being an overdone comedy. But by keeping the verbal part minimal and emphasizing more… Continue reading Perumani Review | An Impressive Satire That Strikes a Pleasing Balance

Aaro Review | Proof That Actors and Technicians Have EMIs to Pay

The reason why I decided to watch the movie Aaro, directed by Kareem, was that it had some phenomenal names like Joju George, Anumol, Rafeeq Ahmed, Bijibal, Noufal Abdullah, etc. But by the end of the movie, I realized that no matter how phenomenal these people are, they too have EMIs to pay. Aaro is a movie that has time-traveled from the late… Continue reading Aaro Review | Proof That Actors and Technicians Have EMIs to Pay

Nadikar Review | A Showbiz Critique That Fumbles in the Second Half

We all have heard stories about the star tantrums on film sets, and even established filmmakers have talked about the delusional stars who ruin their own careers by overestimating their star value. The new Tovino Thomas starrer Nadikar is quite an honest attempt to expose this delusional phase of these stars. While the critiquing of that angle… Continue reading Nadikar Review | A Showbiz Critique That Fumbles in the Second Half

Malayalee From India Review | A Heavy-Handed Political Satire Rescued by Nivin Pauly’s Performance and Its Relevance

Malayalee From India is the third collaboration of director Dijo Jose Antony and writer Sharis Mohammed. In terms of how these two present the drama in their story, there is this slightly outdated gallery-pleasing staging. At a time when the courts in movies started to look authentic, Dijo and Sharis made Prithviraj do all those political… Continue reading Malayalee From India Review | A Heavy-Handed Political Satire Rescued by Nivin Pauly’s Performance and Its Relevance

Panchavalsara Padhathi Review | A Tiresome Political Satire Devoid of Craft

Looking at the state of the country, one can easily agree that the climate demands some political and religious satires to make people aware of what is happening around them. The new movie of PG Premlal, Panchavalsara Padhathi, written by Thondimuthalum Driksashiyum fame Sajeev Pazhoor, is an attempt to create a mockery of the social evils. Unfortunately, the craft… Continue reading Panchavalsara Padhathi Review | A Tiresome Political Satire Devoid of Craft