Bramayugam Review | A Well-Crafted Fusion of Horror and Power Politics

In terms of scale, Bramayugam might not be trying anything extravagant as Rahul Sadasivan is yet again exploring a haunted house theme, this time set in the 17th century. But while his previous film Bhoothakalam had this allegory of dealing with our own past, the new one starring Mammootty is more of a political film… Continue reading Bramayugam Review | A Well-Crafted Fusion of Horror and Power Politics

Abraham Ozler Review | A Mixed-Bag Thriller With Sporadic Moments of Excitement

Abraham Ozler, the new thriller directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas, which pretty much marks a comeback of Jayaram, is a mixed-bag thriller that tries really hard to work on its generic beats. While Midhun may have said in the promotional interviews that the movie isn’t something similar to Anjaam Paathiraa, as a viewer, you can… Continue reading Abraham Ozler Review | A Mixed-Bag Thriller With Sporadic Moments of Excitement

Otta Review | An Insufferably Bland Film About Toxic Parenting

Being a true story or based on real persons can, at times, be an excuse to cover up the inability of the filmmakers to create something emotionally connecting. Otta, the debut directorial of renowned sound designer Resul Pookutty, sadly belongs to that category of films. The movie is supposed to tell the story of two… Continue reading Otta Review | An Insufferably Bland Film About Toxic Parenting

Chaaver Review | A Weak Thriller Made Watchable Through Quality Visuals and Soundscape

Tinu Pappachan is known for his visual style, which abundantly uses slow-motion shots and saturated colors. Chaaver, his third film written by Joy Mathew, is a very basic and generic thriller with the backdrop of Kannur politics that gets saved due to Tinu’s ability to add depth through visual storytelling. With the visually captivating grammar… Continue reading Chaaver Review | A Weak Thriller Made Watchable Through Quality Visuals and Soundscape

Theeppori Benny Review | Arjun Ashokan Starrer Is a Wannabe Vellimoonga With All the Typical Elements

The new movie Theeppori Benny is written and directed by Raajesh and Joji Thomas. Joji Thomas is the same man who debuted as a scriptwriter with the movie Vellimoonga. The basic idea of the movie Theeppori Benny feels like a scrapped version of Vellimoonga that Jibu Jacob may have rejected due to familiarity. From the… Continue reading Theeppori Benny Review | Arjun Ashokan Starrer Is a Wannabe Vellimoonga With All the Typical Elements

Olam Review | This 144P Romancham Would Have Been Bearable as a Short Film

Towards the end of the movie Olam, the central character Arjun, played by Arjun Ashokan, talks about a supernatural element in his life, and the movie actually tries to justify whatever it had shown till that moment with that explanation. But looking at how they have stretched this content, which was at best a bearable… Continue reading Olam Review | This 144P Romancham Would Have Been Bearable as a Short Film

Thrishanku Review | A Wannabe Priyadarshan Comedy That Never Really Took Off

One of the major problems I immediately sensed about the movie Thrishanku was how its trailer was cut. They revealed the plot in the trailer itself, and hence sitting through the initial 30 minutes of this 110 minutes long film felt a bit awkward as I found myself trying to act like I was surprised.… Continue reading Thrishanku Review | A Wannabe Priyadarshan Comedy That Never Really Took Off

Khali Purse of Billionaires Review | A Lousy and Insufferable Modern-Day Dasan-Vijayan Story

Sometimes when you watch a film, you wonder how this movie was approved on a script level. Because there is nothing much happening in those movies other than some random gags with a very impromptu feel in the execution. Khali Purse of Billionaires, starring Dhyan Sreenivasan and Aju Varghese as the main leads, is one… Continue reading Khali Purse of Billionaires Review | A Lousy and Insufferable Modern-Day Dasan-Vijayan Story