Vikramadithyan Movie Review: Life can be a Great Leveller

Lal Jose is one of the most prolific Malayalam filmmakers ever. With an output of 21 films over the last 17 years, many of them commercially successful and a quite a few of them critically acclaimed as well, it is not surprising that his films are always looked forward to even today. While he may not be in the league of his more illustrious seniors from the 1980’s and 90’s, there is no doubt that he is capable of making a good aesthetic commercial Malayalam, which he has proved time and again. It’s not that he doesn’t miss the bus at all, in recent times as much as he has found success with films like Diamond Necklace, Ayalum Njanum Thammil or Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum, he’s also delivered turkeys like Spanish Masala or Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal. But with a track record which comprises more of hits than misses, and with an ability to bounce back always after a dud, I was curious to see what he would do with his latest film ‘Vikramadithyan’.Continue reading “Vikramadithyan Movie Review: Life can be a Great Leveller”

The Kerala State Film Awards 2013: List of Winners

The Kerala State Film Awards 2013 have been announced (for films released/certified in 2012) a short while ago by the Kerala Minister for Sports and Cinema, B.Ganesh Kumar. Films like Celluloid and Ayalum Njanum Thammil were among the major winners. Given below is the complete list of awards and the respective winners.Continue reading “The Kerala State Film Awards 2013: List of Winners”

Ayalum Njanum Thammil-Lal Jose’s Emotional Saga

Ayalum Njanum Thammil Poster
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Poster

Some professions are more equal than the others and medicine is one such field where a doctor is revered and expected to go beyond his line of duty. He stands as a messenger of God and in many cases, his word is the clincher that gives that extra breath to a dying man or pushes a healthier man to the brink. As Dr Samuel (Pratap Pothen) reminds his junior doctors Dr Ravi Tharakan (Prithviraj) and Dr Supriya (Remya Nambeesan) that while God is the final decider, sometimes even doctors can do that role and HE speaks through them in those moments.Continue reading “Ayalum Njanum Thammil-Lal Jose’s Emotional Saga”

Ayalum Njanum Thammil Movie Review: A Nostalgic Ride down Memory Lane

Ayalum Njanum Thammil - Poster
Ayalum Njanum Thammil – Poster

All those following Malayalam Cinema know that Lal Jose has been one of the more prolific filmmakers in Malayalam Cinema of late. He is also one of the few Malayalam filmmakers who prefer to walk down the middle path and that’s why a lot of his films have managed to do well commercially and yet win the approval of the critics.Continue reading “Ayalum Njanum Thammil Movie Review: A Nostalgic Ride down Memory Lane”

Ayalum Njanum Thammil- Sneak Peek

Lal Jose is one of the more prolific Malayalam filmmakers around and has a reasonably good strike rate at the box office as well. This year he has already had 2 releases, the disappointing Spanish Masala and the wonderful Diamond Necklace.He’s now here with his 3rd film of the year, Ayalum Njanum Thammil which promises to be a nostalgic ride all right but with a difference. Continue reading “Ayalum Njanum Thammil- Sneak Peek”