Take Off Movie Review: A Take Off That One Will Cherish

Sometimes when a film that you are watching disturbs you a lot, moving you in a way that you are probably not too prepared for, it’s tough to really single out any particular moment from it which truly shook you. While Mahesh Narayanan’s Take Off is a film that works on almost all counts, however I definitely do wish to point out something that in particular is an arresting moment from the film. During the interval block we see Ibru/Ibrahim, the son of Sameera (Parvathy Thiruvoth) and Faizal (Asif Ali) in great distress. Well the 8 year old boy was unaware that his parents have been divorced for a while and that Sameera is now married to Shaheed (Kunchacko Boban), not just that she’s also now pregnant as well. On somehow sensing all this and not being comfortable with the realization, Ibru runs away from the hospital premises that they are in, only to be followed in close pursuit by Sameera and Shaheed. He doesn’t however end up running far though, as the film pauses for the interval break, we see violence erupt in the background, even as a deeply disturbed Ibru clings on to Sameera.  Forget everything else, this moment alone is worth the ticket price of the film; it only reminds you that editor Mahesh Narayanan has made a fantastic debut as filmmaker now.Continue reading “Take Off Movie Review: A Take Off That One Will Cherish”

God’s Own Country Movie Review: A Surprisingly Engaging Hyperlink Film

God's Own Country MovieThe phrase God’s Own Country is probably Kerala’s most successful tagline. Our chests swell in pride (not the 56’ one) at the successful marketing of the state’s natural beauty but privately many smirk at how a naturally endowed state has become a laggard, especially when compared to our immediate hard working neighbour. As a protagonist remarks in the movie which goes by the same name, Kerala was not coined as God’s Own Country by the Gods but by fellow humans!Continue reading “God’s Own Country Movie Review: A Surprisingly Engaging Hyperlink Film”

God’s Own Country: Trailer

God-Own-Country-2014Noted Malayalam film producer Anto Joseph teams up with director Vasudevan Sanal for God’s Own Country, a film which surprisingly has been out of the public radar for some strange reason. This is especially surprising considering that the film has a promising star cast comprising of Fahadh Faasil, Sreenivasan, Lal, Mythili, Isha Talwar etc. The film is written by Arun Gopinath, Anish Francis & V.Praveen Kumar, while the music is by Gopi Sunder. Cinematography is handled by Aravind Krishna and Arun James while Ratheesh Raj is the editor. Continue reading “God’s Own Country: Trailer”

Bramman: Trailer

Bramman PosterSocrates a former associate of Kamal Haasan has now turned filmmaker himself with Bramman. This Tamil film features actor,director and producer M.Sasikumar in the lead. Lavanya Tripathi who’s worked in a few Hindi and Telugu films makes her entry into Tamil Cinema with Bramman. The film also features Soori and Santhanam too and is produced by K.Manju and Anto Joseph. Bramman has music by Devi Sri Prasad while Jomon T.John is the DOP and Raja Muhammed is the editor.Continue reading “Bramman: Trailer”

Salala Mobiles: Sneak Peek

Salala MobilesSharath A.Haridaasan who has made numerous short films & ad films and also known for his entrepreneurial pursuits is now all set with the upcoming release of his debut Malayalam feature film, Salala Mobiles. Produced by Anto Joseph and featuring Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya Nazim in the lead, Salala Mobiles also features Jacob Gregory, Siddique, Geetha, Janardhanan, Tini Tom etc.Continue reading “Salala Mobiles: Sneak Peek”

Kammath & Kammath: Sneak Peek

Kammath & Kammath is a forthcoming Malayalam comedy film with Mammootty and Dileep in the lead. Written by Udaykrishna-Siby K.Thomas who are known for their loud, commercial films which mostly have done well at the box office, the film is directed by Thomson K.Thomas. Produced by Anto Joseph, the film has music by M.Jayachandran while Anil Nair is the DOP and Mahesh Narayanan the editor. The film also has Rima Kallingal, Karthika Nair, Narain, Baburaj etc in the star cast.Continue reading “Kammath & Kammath: Sneak Peek”

Da Thadiya: Sneak Peek

Aashiq Abu shot to fame with his second film-Salt N’Pepper which was one of the most popular Malayalam films of 2011 and also well acclaimed. He followed it this year with 22 Female Kottayam, his own tribute to films like Kill Bill and Ek Hasina Thi, which was a fair attempt and carried a lot of buzz online as well. Continue reading “Da Thadiya: Sneak Peek”