Adithattu might not be this mind-blowingly unique experience. But it is a thriller that manages to do a lot of things that will impress you immensely as a cinephile. Jijo Anthony, who was going after formulaic commercial entertainers after an impressive debut with Konthayum Poonoolum, grabs the control back to his hands entirely and delivers… Continue reading Adithattu


Panthrand, the new movie from Leo Thaddeus, is this biblical adaptation set in the backdrop of Kerala. It takes a while for the divine drama to let the viewer know its plan. But the structuring of the drama is so dull that even when they reveal the surreal side of the story, the narrative’s emotional… Continue reading Panthrand


The fact that Nelson reinvented the formulaic hero-worshipping tone of entertainer mainstream cinema through Doctor was the one thing that made me excited about Vijay starrer Beast. The way he breaks certain clich├ęs through those partially spoofy humor in writing gave Doctor that much-needed uniqueness. But when it comes to Beast, there is a desperation… Continue reading Beast

Bheeshma Parvam

In the thanks credit of Bheeshma Parvam, you can see names like Vyasan, Maria Puzo, and Francis Ford Coppola. Bheeshma Parvam is basically Godfather Meets Mahabharatham. With signature Amal Neerad elements of heroics and character building, Bheeshma Parvam is engaging till the end, and I would say it manages to be that fan film with… Continue reading Bheeshma Parvam


Shane Nigam’s new film Veyil directed by Sarath Menon is an elaborate story. The movie has multiple dimensions. It is a coming-of-age story of its hero. It has this Karma-based theme in its story. And it is also a story of a dysfunctional family. The movie is far from being perfect. But once the film… Continue reading Veyil


The focus of Kuruthi is on hatred among people like “them and us” and how it has always been a baton passed from one generation to another generation. Kuruthi, written by Anish Pallyal and directed by Manu Warrier, isn’t taking a side here. It is almost like this balancing act where we see two communities… Continue reading Kuruthi