Pavi Caretaker Review | What if Lunchbox Got the Treatment of 2 Countries

The intimately vulnerable side of male loneliness is a topic that is rarely addressed in our movies. Around the one-hour mark in the film Pavi Caretaker, when the movie slides into this “Lunchbox” -ish love story of this middle-aged single man, I sort of hoped something better would happen in the latter part of the movie as the filmography… Continue reading Pavi Caretaker Review | What if Lunchbox Got the Treatment of 2 Countries

Vivekanandan Viralaanu Review | When You Take the “Woke” Path Just for the Sake of It

In the last few years, if you look at the contents of our movies, especially the ones that claim to be pertinent, have been audited by the audience for their political correctness and progressiveness. Even writers have famously said that they sort of double-check it with others to make sure that they don’t eventually end… Continue reading Vivekanandan Viralaanu Review | When You Take the “Woke” Path Just for the Sake of It

Maharani Review | An Unremarkable Comedy With a Bloated and Dragged Script

There is a scene in the second half of the movie, Maharani, where the hero Viji tries to find out where the leading lady Rani is, and the hilarious loop in that conversation actually cracked me up. Even the audience inside the theater, who weren’t responding till that point also laughed out loud for that… Continue reading Maharani Review | An Unremarkable Comedy With a Bloated and Dragged Script

Tholvi F.C. Review | A Scattered, Feel-Good Comedy That Falls Flat in Totality

In Tholvi F.C., writer-director George Kora is trying to club the idea of a dysfunctional family of losers with the evolution of an underdog football team. While there are few lines in the film that will put a smile on your face, the movie is a compilation of scattered pieces that don’t blend well. With… Continue reading Tholvi F.C. Review | A Scattered, Feel-Good Comedy That Falls Flat in Totality

Pulimada Review | A Predictable Thriller With a Commendable Performance From Joju George

Pulimada, the new Joju George starrer written, directed, and edited by AK Sajan, starts off very interestingly as the rage of the central character keeps it in a space that will sort of create curiosity in our heads. But when the character played by Aishwarya Rajesh enters the scene, things start to look predictable. Even… Continue reading Pulimada Review | A Predictable Thriller With a Commendable Performance From Joju George

Achan Oru Vazha Vechu Review | YOLO Hits Boomer in This Cinematic Catastrophe

In one of the scenes in Achan Oru Vazha Vechu (we will get back to the title later), we have an FM channel head talking about a hit program in their rival channel. And she says, look at the selection of their topics. Full of innovation and stuff. And guess what? The only thing we… Continue reading Achan Oru Vazha Vechu Review | YOLO Hits Boomer in This Cinematic Catastrophe

Corona Dhavan Review | A Carelessly Assembled Collection of Corona Comedies

What if you had an untouched liqueur collection the day the prime minister declared lockdown? Director CC Nithin, aka CC’s first movie Corona Dhavan, comes from this germ of an idea. Anyone can sense the possibility of a lot of humor in this particular premise, and the film is only focused on creating a comedy… Continue reading Corona Dhavan Review | A Carelessly Assembled Collection of Corona Comedies

Pappachan Olivilanu Review | An Overdone Wannabe Vellimoonga With a Clueless Script

The initial moments of most movies, especially if the genre is a comedy, will give you an idea about whether the makers have clarity about how to pull it off. Pappachan Olivilanu from Sinto Sunny is that muddled comedy that pretty much exposes its unsure nature from the beginning. The KSRTC bus joke where a… Continue reading Pappachan Olivilanu Review | An Overdone Wannabe Vellimoonga With a Clueless Script