Maamannan Review | Mari Selvaraj’s Political Thriller Is Compelling in Totality

Blending the craft of filmmaking with strong political statements has been the one thing that made Mari Selvaraj’s movies stand out from the other films that show the oppression faced by the Dalits. Regarding Maamannan, I would say the impact is considerably less due to the overall optimism about a near-perfect future. But the efforts… Continue reading Maamannan Review | Mari Selvaraj’s Political Thriller Is Compelling in Totality

Dhoomam Review | Pawan Kumar’s Malayalam Venture Is an Inconsistent Thriller With Noble Intentions

There is a scene in Pawan Kumar’s Dhoomam where Fahadh Faasil’s Avinash pitches the idea of creating an anti-smoking ad in a way that grabs the attention of those who enter the theaters to watch movies. Director Pawan Kumar’s vision behind the film Dhoomam is similar to this idea. While Avinash pitched the idea to… Continue reading Dhoomam Review | Pawan Kumar’s Malayalam Venture Is an Inconsistent Thriller With Noble Intentions

Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum Review | Refurbished Anthikad Formula, but Funnier and Subtler

From the trailer itself, it was somewhat evident that Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum, the debut directorial of Akhil Sathyan, is a film that is pretty much in the zone of the movies that his father, Sathyan Anthikad, used to make. When you look at the movie, that assumption is very much correct. But the good thing is… Continue reading Paachuvum Albhuthavilakkum Review | Refurbished Anthikad Formula, but Funnier and Subtler

Vikram

In Kaithi, when Karthi’s Dilli gets stabbed multiple times and yet bounces back, it doesn’t really stick out to damage the movie primarily because of the mood set by Lokesh Kanakaraj till that point. And there is a sense of mystery about that character. It’s no longer a secret that Lokesh’s new movie Vikram, starring… Continue reading Vikram

Malik

With his latest film Malik, Mahesh Narayanan is trying to narrate a wide canvas political drama that lingers onto its central character Sulaiman, played yet again with astonishing conviction by Fahadh Faasil. By the time the opening shot of the movie, a 12-minute single take, ends, you can somehow understand what will happen in the… Continue reading Malik

Irul

Naseef Yusuf Izuddin’s debut film Irul, starring Fahadh Faasil, Soubin Shahir, and Darshana Rajendran as main characters, wants to play that guessing game with the viewer. Like any thriller, we as an audience will constantly be trying to predict the possibility and find the real culprit. But in the case of Irul, it felt more… Continue reading Irul