Hridayam

Hridayam is Vineeth Sreenivasan’s attempt at making his kind of Vaaranam Aayiram. And it isn’t a perfect film, just like the Gautham Menon film. Coming-of-age dramas that depict a transition that lasts more than a decade are bound to have certain areas with hiccups. But it’s the totality that matters in these kinds of films.… Continue reading Hridayam

Meppadiyan

Meppadiyan by Vishnu Mohan is a mix of clich├ęs and interesting plot twists. The story here will remind you of the family dramas prominent in Malayalam cinema almost two decades ago. Vishnu Mohan basically revamps that genre with a central conflict that is relatable to nearly all the middle-class people in society. Thus Meppadiyan becomes… Continue reading Meppadiyan

Oru Thathvika Avalokanam

Oru Thathvika Avalokanam from Akhil Marar is that superficial exploration of the political reality from the sensibility of someone who scrolls through the Facebook feed. Political satires are not an alien concept, and we have had classics like Panchavadippalam and Sandesham in that genre. Films have got read in different ways over time, and Sandesham… Continue reading Oru Thathvika Avalokanam

Tsunami

Tsunami, the new movie directed by Lal and his son Jean-Paul Lal aka Lal Jr., seems like a film they did just because they wanted to be on a film set. Off late, the movies that Lal wrote felt more like a series of skit jokes in stories that are wafer-thin. And Tsunami is no… Continue reading Tsunami