Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

The only logical answer I can think of on why a movie like Alone was made is that Antony Perumbavoor wanted to make the most of the set he made for Monster. Set in the same flat we saw in the Vysakh debacle, Alone is writer Rajesh Jayaraman showing off his vocabulary in the most… Continue reading Alone Review | An Insufferable Thriller Where Verbal Diarrhea Meets Radio Drama

Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions

SPOILER ALERT!For most people out there, Nilambur Ayisha is someone whom they have seen in a few films doing character roles. Her traumatic personal life and her career as a drama artist are relatively less familiar. In the movie, Ayisha, based on the real-life of Nilambur Ayisha, director Aamir Pallikkal, and writer Ashif Kakkodi focus… Continue reading Ayisha Review | Manju Warrier Starrer Is Flat on Craft but High on Emotions

Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

During the promotional interviews of Thunivu, director H Vinoth openly talked about his shortcomings as a writer. He said that his movies are shaped around specific facts he read or heard somewhere. So creating something emotional has been challenging for him. He has also admitted that he enjoys the meticulous designing of fight sequences. Thunivu… Continue reading Thunivu Review | Ajith Kumar Swagger Saves This Convoluted Action Thriller

Padavettu Review | A Well-Crafted Film Whose Politics Got Cramped

The way the story of Padavettu escalates from a man’s personal evolution to a tale about land politics is extremely abrupt. Liju Krishna’s first film is a well-crafted film that seems to lose its rhythm somewhere during its transition from the second act to the third act. With some interestingly written characters and memorable performances,… Continue reading Padavettu Review | A Well-Crafted Film Whose Politics Got Cramped

Jack N Jill

Manju Warrier in the Bharatha Natyam attire and beating up bad guys with absolute swag is something that looks pretty appealing on paper. The only thing that I can say as a positive about Santosh Sivan’s horrendously lousy directorial Jack N Jill is that there is a good possibility that some filmmakers might consider making… Continue reading Jack N Jill

Meri Awas Suno

I know an audience segment that finds movies like Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum motivational and inspiring. Even though I haven’t disliked these movies, there was no major moving element for me in those films. Meri Awas Suno, Prajesh Sen’s third outing as a director along with Jayasurya somewhere, falls in a… Continue reading Meri Awas Suno

Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham

The visual effects of Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham are really good, and the background score from Rahul Raj is terrific. But the foundation of any good film is its screenplay. That aspect of Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham is all over the place. A movie that was depicted as the story of a freedom fighter, who was a… Continue reading Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham