Kaadu Pookkunna Neram: Trailer

kaadu-pookkunna-neramDr.Biju continues to make films that he believes in and surprisingly manages to work with known actors as well. His latest Malayalam film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (When the Woods Bloom) is another such example. Produced by Sophia Paul (who had earlier produced Bangalore Days along with Anwar Rasheed), the film features Indrajith Sukumaran and Rima Kallingal in the lead along with Prakash Bare, Indrans, Irshad etc. M.J.Radhakrishnan is the DOP while Santhosh Chandran is the music composer and Karthik Jogesh is the editor. Premiered earlier at the Montreal World Film Festival this year, it has also been selected for various other festivals Worldwide and is part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI-2016 (Goa) and the International Film Festival of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram).Continue reading “Kaadu Pookkunna Neram: Trailer”

Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) Movie Review: A Social Movie Masked as a Fun Entertainer

There was a time in the early 1990’s when Malayalam cinema saw a lot of comedy films getting made, mostly having multiple leads.  Those films excelled as the actors in the lead roles themselves had a great sense of comic timing and the bonhomie between them on the screen in most cases looked very genuine. I can think of various films as examples including Ramji Rao Speaking, Mannar Mathai Speaking and In Harihar Nagar. So popular did these films go on to become that they are still remembered fondly by people and evoke nostalgia when played even now on any of the Malayalam satellite channels. A lot of these films would even have some serious topic at its core but then it would always be masked in the garb of a fun film, never ending up heavy and quite pleasing the audience. The latest Malayalam entertainer, Amar Akbar Anthony is a film which makes me remember those buddy films of the 90’s in many ways.Continue reading “Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) Movie Review: A Social Movie Masked as a Fun Entertainer”

Amar Akbar Anthony: Trailer

Amar Akbar Anthony PosterActor Nadirshah turns director with the Malayalam film Amar Akbar Anthony (no connection to the Manmohan Desai classic) which is produced by Dr.Zachariah Thomas and Alwin Antony. Written by Bibin George and Vishnu Unnikrishnan,this comedy entertainer features Prithviraj, Indrajith and Jayasurya in the lead along with Namitha Pramod, KPAC Lalitha, Kalabhavan Shajon Saju Navodaya, Bindu Panicker etc. Songs are composed by Nadirshah while BGM is by Bijibal, Sujith Vassuudev is the DOP and Johnkutty is the editor. Continue reading “Amar Akbar Anthony: Trailer”

Kohinoor: Sneak Peek

Kohinoor Poster 3Vinay Govind who made his director with the Malayalam film Kili Poyi (2013) now returns with Kohinoor which is produced by Asif Ali, Sajin Jaffer and Brijeesh Mohammad. Written by Ranjeet Kamala Sankar and Salil Menon, Kohinoor features Asif Ali, Indrajith, Aju Varghese, Vinay Forrt, Aparna Vinod, Chemban Vinod etc. Music is by Rahul Raj while Pradeesh Varma is the DOP and Arju Benn is the editor.Continue reading “Kohinoor: Sneak Peek”

Double Barrel: Trailer

Double Barrel Poster 4Double 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”

Rasam: Sneak Peek

Rasam Poster 3National Award winning Malayalam filmmaker Rajeev Nath hasn’t been having a great run of late. After the disappointing David and Goliath (2013) he is now back with his next film, Rasam. Produced by Group 10 and written by Rajeev Nath along with Nedumudi Venu and Sudip Kumar, the film is based in Qatar and Dubai primarily. Featuring Indrajith in the lead, the rest of the cast includes Nedumudi Venu, Varuna Shetty, Devan, Nandu, Jagadish and of course Mohanlal in a cameo. The songs are composed by Job Kurian while BGM is by Vishwajith, Krish Kamal is the DOP and Babu Ratnam is the editor.Continue reading “Rasam: Sneak Peek”

Ezhamathe Varavu: Sneak Peek

Ezhamathe VaravuThe combination of director Hariharan and writer M.T.Vasudevan Nair has by now attained legendary status in Malayalam Cinema. Hence every time one gets to hear of a film being made by this dynamic duo the audience start expecting another cinematic treat.Continue reading “Ezhamathe Varavu: Sneak Peek”

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”

Left Right Left: A Political Entertainer

LRLMan is part DNA, part unknown and part what he sees and goes through as a child – this message that rolls out in the opening credits forms the core philosophy in Arun Kumar Arvind-Murali Gopy’s fabulous political narrative that sketches the lives of three individuals, with the backdrop of Kerala’s red landscape. The duo take off from where they left in Ee Adutha Kaalathu but this is a vastly different film and will surprise anyone who enters the theatre keeping EAK in mind.Continue reading “Left Right Left: A Political Entertainer”