Double Barrel aka Iratta Kuzhal has been in the news from the time it was announced. Lijo Jose Pellissery who started off as a filmmaker with Malayalam films like Nayakan (2010) and City of God (2011), hit the big league with Amen (2013). Earlier Double Barrel was supposed to be a film featuring Prithviraj and Indrajith along with Fahadh Faasil, later on Fahadh moved out and was replaced by Arya. Produced by August Cinema, the film also features Asif Ali, Isha Sharvani, Swati Reddy, Chemban Vinod etc. Music is by Prashant Pillai while Abhinandan Ramanujam is the DOP and Sathyaraj is the editor.Continue reading “Double Barrel: Trailer”
Every Malayalee has a few things on his/her agenda during the annual Onam festival season. Along with shopping, new clothes, pookalam (flower arrangement like rangoli) and of course the Onam Sadhya (the traditional Onam feast, usually had on Thiruvonam day for lunch) there is the need to catch up on the Onam movie releases as well. Of course of the number of people flocking the theatres during the festive season has dropped drastically over the years and the reasons are twofold. First of all the quality of films that have been releasing during this period has gone down considerably of late and to add to this we have all the satellite channels (multiple channels these days compared to just the few earlier) all vying for our attention by premiering multiple recent films, making people all the more reluctant to leave the comfort of their homes. Last year’s Onam saw 5 films releasing and the winner turned out to be debutant filmmaker Anil Radhakrishnan Menon’s North 24 Kaatham, a film which received both commercial and critical attention, even winning a National Award (Best Malayalam Film).Continue reading “Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Movie Review: A Smart and Witty Heist Film”
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon who shot to fame with his 1st Malayalam film North 24 Kaatham last year is now ready with his next film, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha. Produced by August Cinema, a production and distribution house run by Prithviraj, Santosh Sivan and Shaji Nadesan, the film has an ensemble star cast comprising of Prithviraj, Asif Ali, Reenu Mathews, Sanusha, Nedumudi Venu, Neeraj Madhav, Chemban Vinod etc. The music is by Rex Vijayan while Jayesh Nair is the DOP and Manoj Kannath is the editor.
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All those who are familiar with Malayalam Cinema will acknowledge the fact that writer-director (also producer and actor at times) Ranjith is one of the better writer-filmmakers around in the industry right now. Continue reading “Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty: Sneak Peek”