Pulimurugan Movie Review: The Tiger Roars and Shows Who’s the Boss

Not too long ago many of us had given up on Mohanlal, neither was he drawing crowds to the theatres like he used to do with remarkable ease film after film, nor was he managing to please the critics. However with Drishyam he made everyone shut up, even as the film appealed to audiences far and wide and critics too were moved by what Jeethu Joseph managed to come up with through this film. But somehow his choice of films post Drishyam have not been all that convincing, even his fans have not been completely satisfied to be honest. With no release for around 8 months (post Kanal) one was left wondering what exactly is his game plan but it looks like he knew that he was always there in the hunt. With Vismayam/Manamantha he showed that he is still good with the simple family oriented subjects and with Janatha Garage he managed to wow the Telugu audience as well.  And by the time you read this I’m sure everyone knows that he has now had huge back to back hits in the form of Priyadarshan’s Oppam and of course Vysakh’s Pulimurugan.Continue reading “Pulimurugan Movie Review: The Tiger Roars and Shows Who’s the Boss”

Life of Josutty Movie Review: Jeethu Joseph and Dileep get it Right Again, Well Almost

Ever wondered when you find yourself in a sticky situation as to how the person at the other hand would probably interpret the situation? It’s easy to think of how we are affected, after all that is what comes to us naturally right? Perhaps putting oneself in somebody else’s shoes could actually change one’s perspective on something at times? I’ve often thought on these lines, sometimes even wondering how we are so preoccupied with ourselves that we never bother for a moment to look at it from another’s point of view. And when someone happens to move out of your life, either by accident or by design, how do you take it, especially if he/she happened to mean a lot to you? Yes you are hurt, shattered, disappointed, angry etc but do you manage to move on gracefully? I’ve learnt it the hard way myself and realize that no matter what you can, some relationships come with an expiry life whether you like it or not. In case if you are wondering if I’ve gone crazy, oh!no relax, not at all, but I can’t but help think of all these after watching Jeethu Joseph’s latest Malayalam film, Life of Josutty featuring Dileep in the titular role.Continue reading “Life of Josutty Movie Review: Jeethu Joseph and Dileep get it Right Again, Well Almost”

Life of Josutty: Sneak Peek

Life of Josutty PosterJeethu Joseph is on a high with the back to back successes of Drishyam and its Tamil remake, Papanasam. Hence its obvious that his next offering, Life of Josutty is being keenly awaited. This is the first time that Eros International has ventured into Malayalam Cinema, quite a good project for them to start their Malayalam sojourn perhaps. Life of Josutty is produced by Jayalal Menon, Anil Biswas and Sunil Lulla and features Dileep in the lead. The star cast includes Rachana Narayanankutty,Jyothi Krishna, Aqsa Bhatt, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Hareesh Peradi, Sunil Sukhada etc. The music is by Anil Johnson while Ravichandran is the DOP and Ayoob Khan is the editor.Continue reading “Life of Josutty: Sneak Peek”

Picket 43 Movie Review: Hope Prithvi pockets many awards for his services in this Picket

Major Ravi is back with the next outing in his ‘military’ line up of films based on stories set around the lives of men in uniform. I have personally not seen any of his films but have been following his graph closely both in media and through word of mouth sources. It is safe to say that Major is not having a great time with his recent releases. Does he redeem himself with Picket 43? Does it tell a good story within the military backdrop without getting caught into the usual traps of jingoism, melodrama or unrealistic action which a lot of our films suffer from?Continue reading “Picket 43 Movie Review: Hope Prithvi pockets many awards for his services in this Picket”

Picket 43: Trailer

Picket 43 Poster 5Army man turned writer-director Major Ravi has been in poor form of late with his recent films like Kandahar (2010) and Karma Yodha (2012) failing miserably. He is now back with his latest film Picket 43 which is produced by O.G.Sunil. Prithviraj plays an army havildar who is guarding a picket on the Indo-Pak border all alone. Javed Jaffrey plays a Pakistani soldier and others in the cast include Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana, Hareesh Peradi etc. Music is by Ratheesh Vega while Jomon T.John is the DOP and Ranjan Abraham is the editor.Continue reading “Picket 43: Trailer”

Varsham Movie Review: An Emotional Journey that Hooks You Smoothly

Leading a family life i.e. being married and later on becoming a parent isn’t easy at all. What looks routine and mundane to many, is actually a daunting task in my opinion. Yes it’s a stage in life that most people go through, whether by choice or design or both. And everyone handles it differently. But does becoming a husband/wife and later on a father/mother change the way you think? Does it affect the way you interact with the rest of your family and friends, or the people around you overall? Does it take away or add anything to your personality overall? And if you change as a person, is it for better or worse? These are some odd thoughts which have always struck my mind in some form or fashion at various times, but now I feel it’s all the more relevant to reflect upon all these things having watched writer-director Ranjith Sankar’s latest Malayalam film over the weekend, Varsham.Continue reading “Varsham Movie Review: An Emotional Journey that Hooks You Smoothly”

Gangster: Trailer

Gangster-1Aashiq Abu has been having a relatively dull period of late with his recent films like Da Thadiya (2012), Anchu Sundarikal (2013) and Idukki Gold (2013), not turning out to be very successful. And now he returns with Gangster which features Mammootty in the lead. Incidentally Aashiq had made his debut as filmmaker in Malayalam Cinema with Daddy Cool (2009) which had Mammootty in the lead and now the two are joining hands for a film after 5 years at a time when both are in need of a big hit. Gangster has Mammootty playing an underworld don and the rest of the star cast includes Nyla Usha, Aparna Gopinath,Sekhar Menon, T.G.Ravi, Hareesh Peradi etc. The film is produced by OPM Cinemas and is written by Abhilash Kumar and Ahmed Sidhique.Continue reading “Gangster: Trailer”