Monsoon Mangoes: Trailer

Monsoon Mangoes PosterFahadh Faasil hasn’t had a great outing this year,with Mariyam Mukku, Haram and Ayal Njan Alla not living up to their potential. He now returns with Monsoon Mangoes which is the debut feature film of Abi Varghese. Abi shot to form with his U.S based Malayalam sitcom “Akkarakazhchakal” and Monsoon Mangoes is also a tale based in USA. Produced by Thampy Antony Thekkek and Prema Thekkek,Monsoon Mangoes is written by Abi Varghese, Matt Grubb and Naveen Bhaskar. Apart from Fahadh Faasil the star cast includes Vinay Forrt, Tovino Thomas, Vijay Raaz, Iswarya Menon, Jacob Gregory, Thampy Antony etc. The music is by Jakes Bejoy while Lukasz Pruchnik is the DOP and Don Max is the editor.Continue reading “Monsoon Mangoes: Trailer”

Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi: Trailer

Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Poster 2Anil Radhakrishnan Menon has been noticed for his 2 Malayalam films, North 24 Kaatham (2013) and Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014),films which appealed to the critics as well as the audience. He is now ready with his third film, Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi, a fantasy film produced by Prem Menon. The star cast includes Kunchacko Boban, Chemban Vinod, Sunny Wayne, Bharath, Nedumudi Venu, Reenu Mathews, Jacob Gregory, Sudheer Karamana etc. Music is by Rex Vijayan,while Jayesh Nair is the DOP and Manoj Kannoth is the editor.Continue reading “Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi: Trailer”

Chandrettan Evideya and Chirakodinja Kinavukal: Films with a good intent but with mixed results

When I landed in Kerala recently for a short vacation I was a little disappointed that there was not a single film playing in theatres which I hadn’t watched before. That was when I realized that extending my vacation by a few more days made sense as May 1st would see the release of Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain along with 3 Malayalam films, Chandrettan Evideya, Chirakodinja Kinavukal and She Taxi. All the 3 Malayalam films looked promising for various reasons. Sidharth Bharathan who had earlier remade one of his own father’s films Nidra (both the original and the remake carry the same title) was now attempting a family entertainer with Chandrettan Evideya featuring Dileep in the lead. Now Dileep hasn’t really been working on good films of late and the trailer and the songs from Chandrettan Evideya indicated that his search for a good film could end over here. Continue reading “Chandrettan Evideya and Chirakodinja Kinavukal: Films with a good intent but with mixed results”

Ennum Eppozhum Movie Review: The World of Good Hearted Malayalees

Sathyan Anthikkad is a director who has given Malayalees many iconic films. He has represented the dilemma of Malayalees, the struggle of a Malayalee to come to terms with the ever changing world around. Be it Gopalakrishna Panicker (Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam) who wants to sell of his home in the city to pay off his debts, or T.P. Balgopalan (T.P.Balagopalan M.A) a post graduate who is trying to work honestly in an environment where everyone is forcing him to abandon his principles, or Murali (Varavelpu) who returns to Kerala to start his business but eventually leaves Kerala, Sathyan has always presented the issues of Malayalees and Kerala in a way which has made us laugh and think at same time. In the last decade or so however he has been churning out mediocre films one after another. Hence I was apprehensive of how will Sathyan treat his latest film Ennum Eppozhum.

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Ennum Eppozhum: Sneak Peek

After a gap of 17 years Mohanlal and Manju Warrier are coming together once again in Sathyan Anthikkad‘s Ennum Eppzhum (Always Forever),produced by Antony Perumbavoor. Releasing on March 27th the film is based on a story by actor Raveendran and the screenplay is by Ranjan Pramod. The film also features Reenu Mathews, Lena, Innocent, Jacob Gregory, Renji Panicker etc and has music by Vidyasagar. Neil D’Cunha is the DOP while K.Rajagopal is the editor.Continue reading “Ennum Eppozhum: Sneak Peek”

1983 Movie Review: A Heady Cocktail of Cricket and Nostalgia Which Hooks You

1983 Malayalam Movie PosterIf I were to look back in time and think of India’s performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup my personal memories are mostly limited to the final which we played against the West Indies and won convincingly. I was but a toddler then but I still remember that my father brought me home early from school that day, probably because he did not want to get disturbed later on while watching the match 🙂 . But by the time the World Championship of Cricket happened in 1985, I was hooked to the game. I still remember India’s convincing  win over Pakistan in the finals and Ravi Shastri winning an Audi Car and being crowned “Champion of Champions”.Continue reading “1983 Movie Review: A Heady Cocktail of Cricket and Nostalgia Which Hooks You”