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

Padmini Review | The Consistency in Humor Makes It an Enjoyable, Light-Hearted Comedy

Padmini, the new Malayalam film from Senna Hegde, works very well as this light-hearted comedy because of the way the writing places conflicts and characters in the screenplay. Constructed as the efforts of a 36-year-old man to get married, this Kunchako Boban starrer is consistently humorous, and the situations they have created in the narration… Continue reading Padmini Review | The Consistency in Humor Makes It an Enjoyable, Light-Hearted Comedy

Enthada Saji Review | A Divine Comedy That Struggles to Find Solid Conflicts

The way Sajimol talks to the Saint in the movie Enthada Saji is casual and funny. Writer-director Godfy Xavier Babu somewhat succeeds in building a Pranchiyettan-like texture to their conversation. But beyond the single-girl chatting with Punyalan concept, the writing of this movie struggles to find solid conflicts. With the second half becoming way too… Continue reading Enthada Saji Review | A Divine Comedy That Struggles to Find Solid Conflicts

Pakalum Pathiravum Review | A Dragged Mystery Thriller With Excessive Slow Motion

On paper, I would say the character played by Rajisha Vijayan in the movie Pakalum Pathiravum has a spectacular scope to be unique and extremely grey. That character is driven by greed and frustration. But the “Masterpiece” director Ajai Vasudev has no plans to explore the shades of that character. And all he did was… Continue reading Pakalum Pathiravum Review | A Dragged Mystery Thriller With Excessive Slow Motion

Ariyippu Review | An Up-Close Character Study That Effectively Utilizes Its Backdrop

In his latest venture, Ariyippu, Mahesh Narayanan uses a character-driven approach to address a subject driven by moral dilemmas and masculine ego. A plot that felt very one-dimensional gets considerable depth when Mahesh cleverly mixed it up with a corrupt system that was in the backdrop. With a making that keeps everything raw, Ariyippu hits… Continue reading Ariyippu Review | An Up-Close Character Study That Effectively Utilizes Its Backdrop

Ottu

The number of twists happening in the last quarter of the new Fellini movie Ottu somewhere justifies why they decided to make a movie with a theme that almost every cinephile had in their mind when they first thought about making a film. The plan here is highly ambitious. But the making is so bad… Continue reading Ottu

Nna Thaan Case Kodu

When I watched Jolly LLB back when it was released, I remember getting absorbed by the courtroom procedures, primarily because of a fantastic Saurabh Shukla. Even though the movie’s climax seems a bit unrealistic, you sort of feel happy about what happens. Nna Thaan Case Kodu, from director Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval, may not be similar… Continue reading Nna Thaan Case Kodu

Pada

In movies based on real-life incidents, the cinematic elements are usually added in a way one would know that certain phases in the screenplay are deliberately dramatized. Pada, directed by Kamal KM, is a film that has less interest in making it excessively cinematic. Instead of taking too much cinematic liberty to make it pleasing,… Continue reading Pada