Antakshari

What I found fascinating about Vipin Das’ second film Antakashari is how it has set up its canvas. Even in the most memorable serial killer stories we have seen in Malayalam, there is an alienating factor in the premise. Most filmmakers overcome this by creating twists that make us forget about the unrelatable elements. Antakshari… Continue reading Antakshari

Salute

On a scripting level, in terms of detailing, Salute has enough juice to make an intriguing investigative thriller that isn’t so loud. The movie tries to create two parallel cat and mouse narratives. One of them is about the hero, and the other is about a mysterious guy. But with stiff dialogues and a treatment… Continue reading Salute

Freedom Fight

Freedom Fight, the new anthology film from Malayalam streaming on SonyLIV, works in totality because of its treatment variety offered in each segment. Each story is a perspective on individual freedom. Toxic relationships, workplace inequalities, the injustice in the social hierarchy, the constraints of old people, and the oppression faced by the Dalits are the… Continue reading Freedom Fight

Rocket Boys

When you see content based on real-life incidents, you will easily realize where the makers have taken creative liberty to enhance the drama quotient. Rocket Boys, the new SonyLIV original, starring Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh as Homi J Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai, respectively, is one series where you will be excited till the end… Continue reading Rocket Boys

Bhoothakaalam

Bhoothakaalam starring Shane Nigam and Revathy in significant roles is an exciting mix of psychological elements and horror treatment. Director Rahul Sadasivan isn’t trying to make the movie a fiesta of jump scares. He breaks the usual horror film pattern by showing us the complicated mind space of the characters. The haunted house theme gets… Continue reading Bhoothakaalam

Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

I saw Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum almost three years back during the 2018 IFFK. When it finally got a release through SonyLIV last week, I thought it wouldn’t have the same impact. Because we have seen multiple movies that touched upon the same theme in the last couple of years. But Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum… Continue reading Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum