Malayalam

JAANE-MAN| MALAYALAM MOVIE| REVIEW|

Ensemble casts have a unique place in Malayalam cinema.  For decades, a good family drama in Malayalam has always been a good mix of pain, humour, characters, gripping plots and happy endings.  Writer- Director Chidambaram delivers this fine balance in his debut film Jaaneman and creates a new age ensemble cinema for the routine film goer.  ... Read more

KURUP, THE MOVIE; DULQUER’S ATTEMPT TO CONQUER CINEMASCOPE FILMMAKING LEAVES AUDIENCES EMOTIONLESS

Dulquer remains Dulquer, we recognize him and his methods in all his movies and he repeats himself once again.  The actor lacks gravitas in his dialogue delivery and intonation.  Can style and glamour make up for lack of method acting in a role like this?  Did we expect more? ... Read more

THINKALAZHCHA NISHCHAYAM LEAVES AUDIENCES HAPPY AND JOY-FILLED

The highlight of the film is its climax.  The climax offers no pomp and show, no tearful departures, no melodramatic breakdowns, no revolutions, no rebellions, no glamour, not even the promised engagement.  The story ends leaving one full to the brim, satisfied, and gives one a sense of having achieved poetic justice.  This film is a must watch not because it is extraordinary, but because it is very ordinary and the brilliance is entirely in the balance the filmmaker maintained throughout.  ... Read more

LEGENDARY MALAYALAM ACTOR NEDUMUDI VENI PASSES AWAY AT 73

11 October 2021 shocked Kerala with the news of legendary actor Nedumudi Venu's passing. The three time national award winning actor was admitted to a hospital and was in critical condition due to liver related ailments. He took his last breathe in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.... Read more

KAANEKKAANE DOES NOT SHINE. AT BEST, A FAMILY DRAMA OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILY

What could have been a brilliant emotionally and mentally complicated drama between various related characters becomes blunt frames and dialogues and the movie achieves very little cinematically.  The love the film received makes me ask myself; 'what do Malayalis respond the most to? Cinema, art, cinematic art, cinematic entertainment or to the audio-visual sensation of watching pain and suffering'.  A monologue of pain; did it capture  my imagination? Certainly not.  I waited for the film to end, painfully. Did I want to know who killed and why?  Certainly yes! But that just made watching the film a long wait, more a mechanical process than cinematic pleasure, with nothing to enjoy while waiting till the end.... Read more

ALLU ARJUN’S PUSHPA: THE RISE PART 1 TO HIT THEATERS ON 17 DECEMBER

Allu Arjun’s much-awaited film Pushpa will have its first part, Pushpa the Rise: Part 1 releasing on December 17th. The film will be a pan Indian release. The official Twitter handle of the movie announced the release. ... Read more

ALLEGED CONMAN MONSON MAVUNGAL SENT TO JUDICIAL CUSTODY

Mavungal has been found to be someone with high profile connections. Ever since the news of his arrest came out, pictures of him with various media and political personalities, and celebrities have surfaced all over the internet. One of them is Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President K Sudhakaran,  who has denied any knowledge about Monson and the allegations against him. ... Read more