Manju Warrier is back and how! Rosshan Andrrews’ How Old Are You brings back Manju to the silver screen after a decade and half and one of Malayalam cinema’s most-loved actresses makes a spirited return as a middle-aged woman restoring her identity and finding new direction in life. This easily is one of the more anticipated movies this year and to that extent, there is a sense of mild nostalgia, coupled with a sense of satisfaction that her re-launch vehicle is the perfect one for the occasion.
(Mild Spoilers Ahead)
How Old Are You (HOAY), follows the ‘boring’ middle-class life of Nirupama Rajeev (Manju Warrier), a 36-year old UD clerk in the revenue department. Her life comprises a run-of-the-mill government job which she has been doing for the past 15 years, her family and colleagues, after she settles down and adjusts herself to the reality of a post-marital life. Her husband Rajeev (Kunchacko Boban) who works with All India Radio, and her high school daughter Lakshmi (Amritha Anil), have big dreams in life and want to migrate to Ireland to carve a new life for them.Continue reading “How Old Are You Movie Review: Return of a Diva”
In the 1990’s Manju Warrier was not just one of the most sought after heroines in Malayalam Cinema,she was a rare example of an actress who appealed to almost all sections of the industry and movie audience.With her settling down to a life of domesticated bliss after her marriage to popular actor Dileep, she had quit acting and even dancing (she’s a trained classical dancer). But while she has been making a lot of heads turn with developments in her personal life,her fans and well wishers have been eagerly awaiting her comeback to films. So now the wait is over as her comeback film, How Old Are You directed by Rosshan Andrrews is ready for release. Written by Bobby-Sanjay, the film is produced by Listin Stephen and has music by Gopi Sunder.Continue reading “How Old Are You: Trailer”
Rosshan Andrrews who otherwise has had a reasonably good track record as a filmmaker in Malayalam Cinema shocked the industry last year with Casanovva,a film that even die hard fans of Mohanlal found it hard to digest. Now Rosshan is back with Mumbai Police, a film which was started way back in 2010 and delayed due to constant change of star cast. Continue reading “Mumbai Police: Trailer”
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”
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”