Thundu Review | Biju Menon Starrer Is a Passable Comedy With a Wobbly Second Half

The central idea around which the movie Thundu is made is actually quite sensible. It basically wants to understand a man who always ends up in trouble and never really has the courage to take up the challenge. But the structuring of the screenplay of this movie, directed by Riyas Shareef, fumbles considerably in the… Continue reading Thundu Review | Biju Menon Starrer Is a Passable Comedy With a Wobbly Second Half

Iyer In Arabia Review | A Wasted Opportunity to Create a Pertinent Political Satire

In the current world politics, we can all see the dominance of extremism and how the typically neutral people have been inclined towards such extremist narratives. MA Nishad, with his new movie Iyer in Arabia, has plans to tap into that space and create a satire. But rather than the paper-cutting knowledge of the situation,… Continue reading Iyer In Arabia Review | A Wasted Opportunity to Create a Pertinent Political Satire

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

Dance Party Review | Sohan Seenulal’s Creative Atom Bomb Has the Potential to End Review Bombing

Sometimes, when I watch movies that can’t even be called trash, I am amused by how another human being was convinced to invest money in such a creation. I mean, if someone had secretly recorded the director convincing the producers of the movie that this had the potential to earn money and praise from the… Continue reading Dance Party Review | Sohan Seenulal’s Creative Atom Bomb Has the Potential to End Review Bombing

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

Kurukkan Review | A Flimsy Comedy Saved by Its Slap-Sticky Humor

During the promotional interviews for the film Kurukkan, Vineeth Sreenivasan did say that the initial drafts of the script had a very serious tone around a particular murder investigation. But they later decided to make it this loud caricature like a comedy film. Well, thank God they didn’t go with the initial plan, as the… Continue reading Kurukkan Review | A Flimsy Comedy Saved by Its Slap-Sticky Humor

Madhura Manohara Moham Review | A Breezy Fun Entertainer With a Vague and Convenient Climax

When you look at how the movie Madhura Manohara Moham’s drama escalates hilariously in the second half, you tend to anticipate something incredibly refreshing at the end. Writers Mahesh Gopal and Jai Vishnu give you the impression that they will take a familiar-looking plot into something quirky and political about what women are supposed to… Continue reading Madhura Manohara Moham Review | A Breezy Fun Entertainer With a Vague and Convenient Climax

Live Review | A Bland Rhetoric About Bad Journalism

TRP-seeking journalism and its demonic side is like an everyday phenomenon these days, and there is no question about whether a movie like Live is really needed. The film Live, directed by VK Prakash and written by Suresh Babu, is a very filmy and slightly exaggerated criticism of the unethical journalism prevalent in our country.… Continue reading Live Review | A Bland Rhetoric About Bad Journalism