Anjaam Pathiraa (2020) Malayalam Movie Review: The Hunter and the Hunted

The latest Malayalam thriller to stream on our home screens is Anjaam Pathiraa (the fifth midnight).  Kochi the metro city of Kerala is shocked by a cold blooded murder of a cop. An investigation team is formed, with Anwar (Kunchacko Boban) who is a psychologist helping the team.  Soon the cops realise that they are looking at a serial killer who is out to murder the cops.Continue reading “Anjaam Pathiraa (2020) Malayalam Movie Review: The Hunter and the Hunted”

Kali Movie Review: Keep Your Rage in Check

While I generally do not lose my cool all that easily and claim to have a relatively high level of patience, there are rare occasions when on hitting the threshold level I have gone on to really get upset and vent out my anger. Looking back in time I wouldn’t say I am proud of those instances, especially those where unpleasantness set in. In fact a few years ago I actually ended up getting into a tight situation, something that could have easily been avoided. After that I have tried to be a lot more careful especially when I am outdoors. I’m sure if you look around it is always easy to spot people with a clear short fuse, you can find such people arguing with other motorists on a busy road, or screaming and abusing someone over his/her mobile or even appearing to fight or quarrel with their own family or friends. Stress is certainly one major reason for people to get provoked easily these days, thanks to the busy lifestyle that we are leading and the kind of pressure that we face, both in our professional and personal lives.Continue reading “Kali Movie Review: Keep Your Rage in Check”

Chandrettan Evideya and Chirakodinja Kinavukal: Films with a good intent but with mixed results

When I landed in Kerala recently for a short vacation I was a little disappointed that there was not a single film playing in theatres which I hadn’t watched before. That was when I realized that extending my vacation by a few more days made sense as May 1st would see the release of Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain along with 3 Malayalam films, Chandrettan Evideya, Chirakodinja Kinavukal and She Taxi. All the 3 Malayalam films looked promising for various reasons. Sidharth Bharathan who had earlier remade one of his own father’s films Nidra (both the original and the remake carry the same title) was now attempting a family entertainer with Chandrettan Evideya featuring Dileep in the lead. Now Dileep hasn’t really been working on good films of late and the trailer and the songs from Chandrettan Evideya indicated that his search for a good film could end over here. Continue reading “Chandrettan Evideya and Chirakodinja Kinavukal: Films with a good intent but with mixed results”

Chandrettan Evideya: Trailer

Chandrettan Evideya Still 1Actor and filmmaker Sidharth Manoharan who last made Nidra (2012), a remake of his father Bharathan‘s 1981 hit by the same name, is back with his next film-Chandrettan Evideya. Produced by Sameer Thahir, Shyju Khalid and Ashiq Usman and written by Santhosh Aechikkanam, the film features Dileep in the lead along with Anusree, Namitha Pramod, Mukesh, Suraj Venjaramoodu etc. Chandrettan Evideya has music by Prashant Pillai while Shyju Khalid is the DOP and Bavan Sreekumar is the editor.Continue reading “Chandrettan Evideya: Trailer”

Arikil Oraal: Sneak Peek

Arikil OraalSunil Ibrahim made his debut as writer-director with the Malayalam movie Chapters, a hyperlink film last year. He is now ready with his second film, Arikil Oraal (someone close by) which is produced by Ashiq Usman. Continue reading “Arikil Oraal: Sneak Peek”